September 13th, 2016

Cameroon’s telecoms regulator chairs 2016 Commonwealth annual ICT forum

NADI, FIJI, 13 SEPTEMBER 2016Jean Louis Beh Mengue, General Manager of the Telecommunications Regulatory Board of Cameroon (TRB) was appointed to chair the annual Forum of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation taking place on 12 – 14 September 2016 in Denarau Island, Nadi, Fiji.

According to the Constitution of the CTO, the event which is attended this year by delegations from 29 countries, must be chaired by a representative of sector members of the Organisation.

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Jean Louis Beh Mengue (centre), General Manager, Telecommunications Regulatory Board, Cameroon

The Forum is a very important platform for experience sharing between countries and industry, with participation from beyond the Commonwealth. I have been given the honour to chair this important annual event this year, which is a special privilege, and I am grateful to all members for this special sign of trust,” said Mr Beh Mengue who led the Cameroon delegation at the event.

Mr. Beh Mengue’s contributions to the CTO over the years has been unique in many ways, and selecting him to chair our annual Forum this year was one way for members to express their appreciation to him,” said Shola Taylor, the Secretary-General of the CTO.

The London-based Commonwealth organisation provides advisory services and capacity development support to the West African country since 1995, and Cameroon hosted its annual Forum in 2005.

The CTO also provides advice to Cameroon on cybersecurity, working with the Ministry of Post & Telecommunications and national ICT agency ANTIC on the country’s cybersecurity strategy.

For more information please contact Osman Siddiqui, o.siddiqui@cto.int or +44 20 8600 3820.

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.. 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. More information about us here.