About Us

Africa Telecommunications Union

Brief History

Founded in 1977 as a specialized agency of the Organisation of African Unity, now African Union, in the field of telecommunications, the African Telecommunications Union (ATU-UAT) took its present name in 1999. This led to the transformation of the agency into a partnership between public and private stakeholders in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector.

ATU-UAT provides a forum for stakeholders involved in ICT to formulate effective policies and strategies aimed at improving access to information infrastructure and services. In addition, the Union represents the interests of its members at global decision-making conferences and promotes initiatives aimed at integrating regional markets, attracting investment into ICT infrastructure, and building institutional and human capacity.

Why we exist

The mission of the Union is to promote the rapid development of info-communications in Africa in order to achieve universal access, and full inter-country connectivity. The Union envisions an Africa that is empowered as a full and active participant in the global information and knowledge society.

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ATU-UAT at a Glance

Established on December 7th, 1999, the African Telecommunications Union is the leading continental organisation fostering the development of information and communication technologies infrastructure and services.

The mission of the Union is to promote the rapid development of info-communications in Africa in order to achieve universal access, and full inter-country connectivity.

The Union envisions an Africa that is empowered as a full and active participant in the global information and knowledge society.
Membership… ATU currently has 44 Member States and 16 Associate Members (comprising fixed and mobile telecom operators).

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Member States

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Awards

AWARDS

OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Contributing to global decision-making,
  • Integrating regional markets,
  • Attracting investment into ICT infrastructure,
  • Building human and institutional capacity,
  • Managing membership relations.

Organisational Objectives

  • Providing visionary leadership and supportive team-work structures,

  • Developing human and intellectual capital,

  • Fostering collaborative partnerships in ICT research and development,

  • Ensuring a high level of integrity, transparency and accountability,

  • Guaranteeing quality and excellence in service to all stakeholders,

  • Encouraging a strong bias for action and effectiveness,

  • Advocating for the development of information and knowledge society in Africa.

These values help us set priorities and guide the decisions needed to achieve our vision.

Our Vision

  • An inclusive information society and strong digital economies for sustainable social, economic and environmental development in Africa.

Our Mission

  • To realize the above vision, the ATU mission is:
    To accelerate the development of the telecommunications/ICTs in Africa in order to achieve digital economies.

Our Core Activity Programmes

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CHAPTER I : BASIC PROVISIONS
Article 1: Establishment of the Union
Article 2: Objectives of the Union
Article 3: Definitions
Article 4: Composition
Article 5: Seat of the Union
Article 6: Official languages of the Union
CHAPTER II : STRUCTURE OF THE UNION
Article 7: Organs of the Union
Article 8: Conference of Plenipotentiaries
Article 9: Administrative Council
Article 10: The Technical and Development Conference

Read/ View ATU Constitution and Convention – Harare 2014

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