ITU Annual Regional Human Capacity Building Workshop Scheduled for Abuja

Houlin Zhao, ITU Secretary General
Houlin Zhao, ITU Secretary General

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) annual regional human capacity building workshop on “Strengthening capacities in Internet governance in Africa” will take place in Abuja  from August 27 to 29, 2018.The workshop is organized by the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau in partnership with Diplo Foundation and hosted by the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI) of Nigeria.

The workshop is aimed at strengthening capacities of ITU members in the field of Internet governance, involving different stakeholders in the delivery of the workshop, and to provide a general overview of key aspects related to international Internet governance discussions. ​

The workshop is in line with the outcomes of the ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC) 2017, where ITU Member States agreed that capacity building of the ITU membership in international Internet governance is one of the priority issues to be addressed by ITU’s capacity building programme.

This workshop is the second in a series of regional Internet governance capacity development events that ITU is organizing in collaboration with other stakeholders. The experience from these workshops will feed into the further development of ITU’s capacity development and training programmes in the field of Internet governance, which are offered under the umbrella of the ITU Academy.