III ordinary session of STC and ICT seeks consensus on integrated connectivity

The 3rd Ordinary Session of the African Union STC on Communication and ICT met on 22nd October in the city of Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, where a call was made for an agreement on the route map towards integrated connectivity.

The experts taking part agreed to set up a continental cyber security guard and draw up effective communication strategies to bring the African Union closer to the African people, among others.

The experts believe that the African Union needs its audience to understand and appreciate the development taking place on the continent, together with the inspiring progress in many countries, the work being done by the AU to transform the standard of living of citizens within the framework of Agenda 2063.

The implementation and adoption of decisions include: the establishment of pan African radio and television channels; communication and promotion strategy 2014 2017; AU Branding Campaign, Agenda 2063 and its communication strategy; African media development initiatives (Pan African Media Observatory, Pan African Media Network and Pan African Media Portal).

Also included were the safety and protection of African Journalists; the pan African Platform on Access to Information (APAI); the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA); Implementation of Dot Africa; African Internet Exchange Point (AXIS); Harmonization of Policies and Regulation; an action plan for the development of the postal sector in Africa and the postcodes system, the connectivity and electrification of post offices in rural areas, and the financial inclusion of the low income population.

Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

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III ordinary session of STC and ICT seeks consensus on integrated connectivity

The 3rd Ordinary Session of the African Union STC on Communication and ICT met on 22nd October in the city of Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, where a call was made for an agreement on the route map towards integrated connectivity.

The experts taking part agreed to set up a continental cyber security guard and draw up effective communication strategies to bring the African Union closer to the African people, among others.

The experts believe that the African Union needs its audience to understand and appreciate the development taking place on the continent, together with the inspiring progress in many countries, the work being done by the AU to transform the standard of living of citizens within the framework of Agenda 2063.

The implementation and adoption of decisions include: the establishment of pan African radio and television channels; communication and promotion strategy 2014 2017; AU Branding Campaign, Agenda 2063 and its communication strategy; African media development initiatives (Pan African Media Observatory, Pan African Media Network and Pan African Media Portal).

Also included were the safety and protection of African Journalists; the pan African Platform on Access to Information (APAI); the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA); Implementation of Dot Africa; African Internet Exchange Point (AXIS); Harmonization of Policies and Regulation; an action plan for the development of the postal sector in Africa and the postcodes system, the connectivity and electrification of post offices in rural areas, and the financial inclusion of the low income population.

Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

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