Summit of the Organisation of African Unity, Yaounde, Cameroon, 8-10 July 1996

Sectors : ICT
Organisation : AU
Date made: 
Heads Of State

Commitments in: Infrastructure - ICT

“Committed to building and strengthening of the African Information Society:

1. CALLS UPON Member States to take immediate measures to implement Africa's Information Society Initiative and incorporate the action framework of the Initiative to build Africa's Information and communication infrastructure in their development plans and programmes;

2. FURTHER CALLS UPON Member States to utilize the capacities and experiences of national, sub-regional and regional African centers of excellence for the implementation of the Initiative;

3. URGES the international Community, in particular regional organizations such as the Pan-African Telecommunication Union and Regional African Satellite Communication System, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, bilateral and multilateral development partners, to realize the goals of the Initiative;

4. FURTHER URGES the international financial institutions, in particular the World Bank and Africa's development partners to use Africa's Information Society Initiative as a guiding framework for their intervention in the area of information and communication in Africa.”