African Union organises first meeting of Specialized Technical Committee on Communication and ICT (STC-CCICT)

31 Aug

Organized by the Directorate of Information and Communication and the Department of Infrastructure and Energy of the African Union Commission, the STC-CCICT holds between 31st August and 4th September 2015.

The ministerial meeting and the Round table discussion will hold on 3 September while the closing ceremony followed by a press conference is slated for 4 September at the African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The main activities and aims of the CCICT include to prepare projects and programmes of the Union and submit them to the Executive Council; ensure the supervision, follow-up and evaluation of the implementation of adopted programmes decisions taken by the organs of the Union; ensure the coordination and harmonization of projects and programmes of the Union; establish African Common e-strategies; establish Pan-African TV and Radio Channels; oversee the promotion, co-ordination and the strengthening of CIT programmes for the accelerated economic growth of Africa; develop mechanisms through which CIT contributes to the establishment of the African information Society; and develop frameworks for the harmonization policies and regulations in the Continent.

A ministerial declaration with recommendations drawn from the reports, strategies and action plans for projects and programs implementation will be drawn at the end of the meeting.

The Specialized Technical Committees (STCs), which constitute an important technical organ of the African Union (AU), were established under Article 25 of the African Economic Community Treaty (the Abuja Treaty) to work in close collaboration with the various departments of the AU Commission (AUC) to provide well-informed inputs in their areas of specialization to the work of the Executive Council.

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