TZ seeks to deepen roots in field of global ICT development

TANZANIA is due to present its Policy Statement at the International Telecommunication Union Plenipotentiary Conference 2022 (ITU PP22), which opened yesterday in Bucharest. Romania.

The conference which convenes the world of Information, Communication Technology, will run up to October 14th this year, during which it will culminate with the election of among others, the ITU council members. Tanzania is also contesting for the post.

Tanzania is represented in the conference by a delegation of high-profile ICT Industry leaders headed by Minister for Information, Communication and Information Technology Nape Moses Nnauye.

Mr Nape is expected to present Tanzania Policy Statement on Thursday, during the Plenary of the Conference.

Speaking before the conference, the Permanent Secretary in the docket Dr Jim Yonazi said that Tanzania is participating in the ITU PP22 as a member state, but also for the purpose of enhancing and revitalising its National Digital Agenda.

“Tanzania aims at placing itself in the field of global ICT development and growing its influence as an IT hub in the Central and Southern Africa region, to keep pace with the technological changes taking place every day around the world” said Dr Yonazi.

He further said that Tanzania will use this conference to make sure it benefits from the new ITU’s strategic plan aimed at bringing universal connectivity and sustainable digital transformation.

Dr Yonazi also said that the country seeks to influence and attract global projects, companies and development partners in ICT to build capacity and promote youth innovations to use emerging technologies in our country.

The ITU Plenipotentiary Conference brings together the representatives of the 193 member states of the Union.

The Plenipotentiary Conference is the highest policy-making body of the ITU. Held every four years, it is the key event at which ITU member states decide on the future role of the organization, thereby, determining the organisation’s ability to influence and affect the development of information and communication technologies (ICTs) worldwide.

Welcoming delegates to the 21st Plenipotentiary Conference in Bucharest, ITU Secretary General said the PP22 will be historical.

“Countries will unite at ITU Plenipotentiary Conference 2022 to set the direction of digital transformation for years to come, for the benefit of our planet and humanity.” ITU Secretary General said in a statement.

The Conference sets the Union’s general policies, adopts four-year strategic and financial plans and elects the senior management team of the organization, the Member States of the Council, and the members of the Radio Regulations Board.

During this conference, Tanzania is contesting to be in the ITU council member for the period 2023 to 2026. There are 17 candidatute for 13 African positions.

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