2017 Chairman's Report
2017 was a meaningful year of growth and sharing for communications officials, regulators and entrepreneurs who were amongst the USTTI’s 260 women and men who graduated during the USTTI’s 35th year of offering world-class tuition-free training.
During the 2017 training year, the USTTI’s lean and able staff processed 7,931 applications from women and men who are managing their country’s ICT infrastructures in 116 developing countries.
Since the USTTI was launched in 1982 at the Nairobi ITU Plenipotentiary Conference, the USTTI has empowered 9,660 women and men who are working today make affordable, accessible, modern communications a reality for their fellow countrymen in 171 countries.
Through the USTTI’s aggressive outreach, together with the spectacular technological innovations made in the global ICT marketplace over the past three decades, the developing world is radically changed and improved from the era when government-owned monopolies dominated the global ICT marketplace.
As we prepare to provide the most robust and transformative training in 2018, the USTTI will continue to be a relevant resource and partner for the women and men who attend the USTTI training. The USTTI’s continued outreach in 2018 is a direct result of the vigorous and unselfish commitment of hundreds of ICT experts who make up the USTTI’s training staff.
On behalf of the USTTI Board of Directors, I extend our sincere thanks to the hundreds of USTTI volunteer instructors for their annual contribution.