Digital Week - Cameroon

Towards a digital future

Date: 16-20 October 2023
Location: Yaoundé, Republic of Cameroon
Venue: Hilton Hotel, Boulevard du 20 Mai, Yaoundé, Republic of Cameroon

The revolution in information and communication technologies has ushered the world into the digital era. As the world emerges from the environment of uncertainty precipitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, nations and organisations are evaluating their circumstances and adjusting their operations to ensure that they an thrive in an increasingly digital world. The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) has charted a new course to support its members’ digital aspirations.

16 October 2023
Executive Committee
A closed meeting, the CTO Executive Committee reviewed recommendations for consideration of the Council concerning the CTO’s strategies and policies; draft budget, workplan, annual report and business plans prior to submission of the 61st Council.

    16 October 2023
    Women’s Forum
    The Women’s Forum highlighted the socio-economic gains made by women using technologies in both urban and rural settings. The event celebrated the achievements of women in this sector and will consider access gaps, to close the gender divide, as well as addressing security for a safe and inclusive digital FutureScape.

      17 October 2023
      Ministerial and Parliamentary Seminar
      Open to all Ministers of Government, members of parliament, and senior representatives of the ICT sector, this seminar explained the imperatives for digital transformation, the preconditions and requirements of an enabling environment and the availability of appropriate technologies and effective adoption of ICT.

        17–20 October 2023
        Cameroon FutureScape
        This immersive experience portrayed life in a futuristic Digital Cameroon.

          18 October 2023
          Building Blocks for Cameroon FutureScape
          This session explained the building blocks and provide insight for making Cameroon FutureScape a reality.

            19–20 October 2023
            61st Council
            Open to Representatives of Full Member Countries and other CTO members, the 61st Council determined the broad policies and strategies of the CTO; and examined and approved the CTO’s business plans, the annual reports and the plans for the coming year.

              19 October 2023
              ICT Innovator’s Forum
              Cameroon’s ICT innovators presented their ideas, products and services at this Forum and experts will provide practical advice on business development.

                19 October 2023
                Youth Forum
                Open to universities, schools and young people, this forum promoted productive, beneficial use of technology, and online safety.

                  20 October 2023
                  Inauguration of TRB HQ
                  The official opening of the Telecommunications Regulatory Board Headquarters Building, Boulevard du 20 Mai 1972, Yaoundé, Cameroon.

                    Key Objectives

                    The objectives of Digital Week – Cameroon were to:

                      • Convene CTO’s Executive Committee Meeting and 61st Council;
                      • Immerse Cameroonians and other delegates in a futuristic digital Cameroon;
                      • Raise the awareness of Government officials of the imperative for digital transformation
                      • Present and explain the building blocks for digital transformation;
                      • Engage youth to promote productive beneficial use of ICT; and;
                      • Showcase the work of Cameroon’s ICT innovators.

Further Information:

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