News and Press Releases
- Commonwealth HR Professionals from the ICT sector gather in South East Africa
July 6th, 2015
- ICANN to present the developmental impact of the Internet to Commonwealth policymakers in September
July 6th, 2015
- Secretary-General Professor Tim Unwin to visit Kenya in preparation for the Commonwealth’s 2015 annual telecoms conference
June 26th, 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.