USTTI - Smart Africa Collaboration
April 3, 2017
The USTTI and the Smart Africa Secretariat have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU will ensure collaboration between the USTTI and Smart Africa to ensure USTTI's training opportunities are available for officials from Smart Africa Countries. Through this partnership the USTTI and Smart Africa will continue to work towards meeting their mutual goals of increasing connectivity and economic growth across Africa.
The USTTI is a nonprofit, government-industry joint venture designed to meet the IT, telecommunications and cybersecurity training needs of the women and men who design, regulate and oversee the communications infrastructures of the developing world. Since 1982, the USTTI's tuition-free training has graduated 9,519 communications officials, regulators and entrepreneurs from 171 developing countries.
SMART Africa is a bold and innovative commitment to accelerate sustainable socioeconomic development on the continent and usher Africa into the knowledge economy through affordable access to broadband and usage of ICT.
Pictured above USTTI President Jim O'Connor (left) and Smart Africa, Executive Director, Dr. Hamadoun Toure sign and finalize the Memorandum of Understanding between the USTTI and Smart Africa.