News and Press Releases
- “Smart city solutions indispensable for tackling urbanisation challenge,” says Commonwealth Local Government Forum
May 21st, 2016
- Secretary-General Shola Taylor calls on African countries to meet their obligations for digital switchover
May 12th, 2016
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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 2016-20 identifies six strategic goal 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:
Enhance the value of the CTO membership, and expand the CTO’s membership base.
Regulatory environments play a crucial role in helping to ensure that markets operate as effectively as possible
Creating the infrastructure so that broadband connectivity can be anywhere throughout the commonwealth.
No data are completely secure; how can governments and citizens most effectively manage this?
Promote the development and use of ICT applications for socio-economic development.
The CTO work at international ICT meetings to coordinate Commonwealth contributions to these fora.
What we do
The CTO supports its members in delivering effective ICTs through its three operational divisions: technical support, consultancy and advisory services; capacity development; and events and conferences. Our work currently focuses on six key areas: enchanced membership value, regulatory environments, universal broadband, cybersecurity, applications, and Commonwealth coordination.