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- WTISD 2015: CTO calls for specific post-2015 ICT4D MDG on access and developmental use
May 17th, 2015
- Botswana launches national cybersecurity strategy project at Commonwealth Cybersecurity Forum 2015.
April 22nd, 2015
- Commonwealth countries meet to address threats to digital economy.
April 22nd, 2015
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The CTO is the oldest and largest Commonwealth membership organisation in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), and uses its experience and expertise to support members in using ICTs to deliver effective development interventions that enrich, empower and emancipate all peoples within the Commonwealth and beyond. more about us
The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation is the oldest and largest Commonwealth membership organisation in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). Its Strategic Plan for 2012/13 – 2015/16 identifies six priority areas on which it is concentrating its contribution to the use of ICTs for development across the Commonwealth during the plan period. Further information about each theme is available through the links below:
Helping young people have a voice through innovative use of ICTs - a key theme for the Commonwealth
Regulatory environments play a crucial role in helping to ensure that markets operate as effectively as possible
ICTs can transform education and help play a critical role in skills development and entrepreneurship
People with greater disabilities have much more to gain from ICTs than those with fewer disabilities
No data are completely secure; how can governments and citizens most effectively manage this?
Creating the infrastructure so that broadband connectivity can be anywhere throughout the commonwealth.
What we do
The CTO supports its members in delivering effective ICTs through its three operational divisions: research and consultancy; training and capacity development; and events and conferences. Our work currently focuses on six key areas: regulatory environments, mobile broadband, cybersecurity, youth and ICTs, skills development and entrepreneurship, and ICTs and disability.