ICT Regulation: Understanding the Big Picture of ICTs for Development

Date: 08 – 12 June 2015
Location: London, United Kingdom
Venue: CTO Training Centre

Twenty members of boards of national communications regulatory and specialised agencies took part in the CTO’s first regulatory governance programme for 2015 in London. The workshop titled “ICT Regulation: Understanding the Big Picture of ICTs for Development” is a workshop programme developed to strategically align, support and address the needs of Commonwealth ICT regulatory agencies and the critical role played by their board. Organised and hosted by the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), the event is took place on 8 – 12 June 2015 at the Organisation’s offices in London.

Following the success of its 2013 and 2014 board-level programmes for ICT regulators, the CTO’s 2015 programmes begins this week in London with participation from Botswana, Barbados, Fiji, Lesotho, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa and Sri Lanka. This highly interactive workshop was delivered by experts from the ICT sector, featuring proven solutions that can be easily implemented by the visiting board members. The workshop also included a number of industry visits to London-based organisations, including BT and Ofcom. Topics discussed over the five – days included:

  • The role of ICTs in development
  • Influencing global decisions on ICTs – The role of international organisations
  • The relationship between boards and the executive
  • Consumer issues
  • Inclusivity in the digital economy
  • Economics of regulation
  • Numbering as a public good
  • The Internet and cyberspace
  • Cloud computing
  • Broadband access
  • Regulation in practice
Great workshop! very useful information delivered in an excellent manner. I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone who is interested in ICT for development.Kumarasinghe Sirisena, Chairman – Sri Lanka Telecom Group
This course is a must attend for all regulators both board and senior management. The topics are relevant, deep and the trainers are well experienced and informed. It opens up your horizons to broader perspectives and to practises that have worked or not worked in industry.Grace Munjuri, Board Director, Communications Authority of Kenya.
This was a very insightful experience. Absolutely wonderful and transformational workshop. I will take so much back with me to use for myself and to better my countries ICT Development to reduce digital divide. Lalith de Silva, Former Group Chief Executive Officer, Sri Lanka Telecom
What I learnt this afternoon has been mind-boggling, it has given me a better perspective of how as an organisation that is responsible for underserved areas, we could be contributing further in assisting governments to ensure that many more people can participate as beneficiaries in the telecommunications field. By the end of the workshop I will have learnt even more that will demystify ICTs.
Pumla Radebe, Chairperson of the Universal Service & Access Agency of South Africa
The training was indeed invaluable, fun, engaging and reflective. I was especially happy to have participated in this forum and would recommend this type of training to relevant stakeholders.
Tupoutua’h.L. Baravilala , Senior Legal Officer, Office of the Attorney-General

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