June 8th, 2016

BoFiNet employees to benefit from CTO’s training programmes every year

London, 8 June 2016 – Botswana Fibre Networks Ltd (BoFiNet) have become members of the Programme for Development & Training (PDT), the largest ICT professional training programme run by the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO).

In the fast-paced world of ICT development it is essential that BoFiNet employees are able to keep abreast of new technologies and the telecommunications regulatory environment,” Mr Mabua Lesego Mabua, Chief Executive Officer of BoFiNet said. “This is why we have joined the CTO’s well regarded Programme for Development and Training,” he expounded. He went on to highlight that the attractiveness of the training programme was that it was bespoke and was targeted at governments, addressing the challenges the ICT sector faces.

The PDT is one of the Commonwealth’s largest capacity building programmes, offering specialised ICT capacity development training programmes to government ministries, regulatory agencies and operators across Commonwealth countries.

The PDT provides technical expertise in ICTs to stakeholders across the world by facilitating cooperation among members,” said CTO Secretary-General Shola Taylor. “BoFiNet’s membership of our main capacity development programme strengthens our training scheme while also offering BoFiNet the training their staff require to continue to be leaders in their field in Botswana. We welcome BoFiNet to the PDT family.

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About BoFiNet

BoFiNet is a wholesale provider of national and international telecommunication whose mandate is to mandate is to provide and operate a world class telecommunications backbone network infrastructure which will drive connectivity and economic growth. More information can be found here: http://www.bofinet.co.bw/

About the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation

The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) is the oldest and largest Commonwealth intergovernmental organisation in the field of information and communication technologies. Although our history can be traced back to 1901 with the establishment of the Pacific Cable Board, the organisation has only existed in its present form as an intergovernmental treaty organisation since 1967. With a diverse membership spanning developed and least developed countries, small island developing states, and more recently also the private sector and civil society, the CTO aims to become a trusted partner for sustainable development for all through ICTs.