Join the PDT

PDT membership is open to organisations seeking to receive training in the field of ICTs so as to develop their capacity and enable their staff to be aware of technological developments within the sector.

PDT members traditionally are any Government ICT/Telecommunications Ministry or Regulatory Authority, National ICT Implementing agency, telecom operator (whether fixed or mobile) which is seeking training to fulfil their own internal training requirements, however, this is not exclusive. CTO would be pleased to work with a plethora of government ministries and other organisations seeking technical support to meet their training needs.

Any organisation wishing to become a PDT member should contact the Capacity Development and Training Division for more information.

  Basic Package Standard Package Enhanced Package Full Package
Annual membership £15,000 £25,000 £45,000 £60,000
Project funding (training or consulting) The provision of one training course at the requesting members’ offices. The provision of two training course at the requesting members’ offices. The provision of four training course at the requesting members’ offices. The provision of six training course at the requesting members’ offices.
Fully funded access* for one delegate to any PDT international conference organised by the CTO
  • Bespoke training and consulting programmes
  • Access to international expertise and exposure to the latest industry best practices
  • Opportunities for benchmarking and long-term partnerships
  • Opportunities to access training programmes run by other international and regional organisations
Key terms & conditions
  • Payment of annual membership fees
  • Requirement to host at least a third of total courses awarded
  • Funding is limited to transport, accommodation and subsistence and is based on economy fares and UN DSA applicable subsistence rates

Important Notes:

  1. * The CTO will pay for the participant’s subsistence, international travel, accommodation and event registration.
  2. A typical course would accommodate around 25 participants.
  3. For consulting assignments, only partial funding may be offered, depending on project scope and available funding.

How to apply for PDT membership:

Applying for membership of the PDT should be done in writing, by filling in the PDT Membership Application Form and returning it to:

Capacity Development and Training Division
Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation
64 – 66 Glenthorne Road,
London W6 0LR
44 (0) 208 600 3800
44 (0) 208 600 3819