AU ICT Ministers meet

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AU ICT Ministers meet

The African Union Ministers of ICT are meeting in Sudan to review the continent’s ICT policies and programmes.

The 4th African Union (AU) Meeting for ICT Ministers is now underway in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum.

Prior to this, a preparatory meeting was held for CT experts from AU member countries. Speaking at this meeting, Moctar Yedaly, head of Information Society at the African Union Commission, said: "The Communications and Information technologies landscape is changing rapidly and its environment is altered dramatically. We, the policy makers need to review our approaches and adapt ourselves to the new world of ICT.”

He noted that there were just three years left to the deadlines for the Millenium Development Goals (MDG) and for the analogue TV transmission switch off. 

Now underway, the Ministers' meeting will review the AU ICT projects and programmes currently under development, as well as looking at project updates.

Projects to be discussed include: infrastructure development in Africa, post sector development, dotAfrica TLD (.Africa), African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF), Pan-African e-network project, African Leadership in ICT Program (ALICT), African Internet Exchange System project (AXIS) and Africa Space Agency.



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