Commonwealth ICT ministers endorse strategic plan for 2020

During a closed meeting in London, the Commonwealth’s ICT ministers endorsed a strategic plan of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) for 2016-2020. The plan underlines the importance of sustainable development through ICTs, and links the CTO’s activities to the Sustainable Development Goals. In particular, the plan aims at promoting 1) enabling regulatory environments, 2) affordable universal and high quality broadband connectivity, 3) a culture of cybersecurity and effective cybergovernance, and 4) the development and use of ICT applications for socio-economic development.