Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
20 Nov 2023
Fifth Ordinary Session of AU STC-CICT
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The Fifth Ordinary Session of the Specialized Technical Committee on Communication and Information Communications Technology (STC-CICT-5) of the African Union is organized by the Department of Infrastructure and Energy (DIE) on November 23 at AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It is preceded by an Experts’ Session on November 20-22. Under the theme “Accelerating digital transformation and advancing communication and advocacy in Africa,” STC-CICT-5 will deliberate on several issues, most notably the draft conceptual framework of the continental strategy on AI (in line with the objectives of the AU Working Group on AI, chaired by MCIT); the implementation plan of the AU Data Policy Framework (DPF) and self-capacity assessment tool; the implementation of the AU Interoperability Framework for Digital ID; Cybersecurity landscape in Africa: Assessment of gaps and priorities report; and the Digital Transformation Strategy: sectorial digital strategies (education, agriculture and health). Other topics on the agenda include improving the digitalization of postal services in Africa, the draft continental strategy on policy and regulatory environment for Africa's Digital Single Market, acceleration of program for infrastructure development in Africa ICT projects, and enhancing communication, advocacy, and understanding of the AU agenda.
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