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The African Telecommunications/ICT Day 2023

The African Telecommunications/ICT Day is celebrated on the 7th December annually to commemorate the establishment of the African Telecommunications Union (ATU). This year 2023 marks the celebration of the 46th year of the ATU.

This year’s theme ‘Towards a Digital Revolution and Inclusion of the Marginalized: Addressing Accessibility Factors’ was adopted during the 24th Ordinary Session of the Administrative Council meeting Kigali, Rwanda for this year’s celebration. This primary aim of the theme is to bridge the digital divide and the Secretary General of the ATU calls upon Member States and ICT Stakeholders to promote digital inclusion. The ATU is confident that, if embraced, digital inclusion and access will be a significant turning point for Africa.

Founded in 1977, the ATU is a specialised agency of the African Union in the field of telecommunications. The mission of the ATU is to promote the rapid development of info-communications in Africa in order to achieve universal access and full inter-country connectivity.

To view the message of the Secretary General of the ATU and related activities to mark the African Telecommunications/ICT Day, please consult the website of the African Telecommunications Union at the following weblink:

07 December 2023