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INVITATION TO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEDIA: Second Specialized Technical Committee (STC) on Communication and ICT

November 24, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY

Second Specialized Technical Committee (STC) on Communication and ICT

INVITATION TO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEDIA

What: Meeting of the Second Specialized Technical Committee on Communication

and Information Technologies (STC-CCICTII)

Highlights for journalists

The opening and closing sessions of the ministerial session

Ø The Media Gender Gap in Africa and Portrayal of Women.

Ø The Role of Media in Africa’s Development, Women’s Empowerment and its Support for Agenda 2063

Ø A press conference at the end of the STC

When: The CCICTII ministerial meeting will be held on 23-24 November 2017

Time: 9:00am

Where: African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Who: Jointly organized by the Directorate of Information and Communication (DIC) and Department of Infrastructure and Energy

Why: The STC on Communication and ICT is an organ of the Union.It is composed of Ministers of Communication and ICT or such other Ministers or authorities duly accredited by the Governments of Member States. This STC will have discussions and make decisions on continental and regional programmes that impact Africans in the communications and ICT sectors.

Participants:

The CCICT will gather Ministers in charge of Communications and Information Technologies and Ministers in charge of Information and broadcasting Corporation,

senior officials, private sector and media from AU Member States. In addition, representatives from Regional Economic Communities (RECs); African and International Specialized Organizations and partners; as well as African Media Organizations and houses will be in attendance.

Background:

Following the AU Assembly referenced Assembly/AU/Dec.227 (XII) reconfiguring the existing STCs the STC on Communication and Information Technologies called Committee on Communication and ICT (CCICT) has been established as one the fourteen committees set up to work in close collaboration with the various departments of the Commission (AUC) so as to provide well-informed inputs in their areas of specialization to the work of the Executive Council. It’s also expected the Committee be involved in monitoring programme development and implementation by the AUC and Regional Economic Communities (RECs) on behalf of the Executive Council.

Journalists are therefore, invited to cover the opening session of the ministerial on Thursday 23rd November at 9:00am as well as the press conference at the end of the session on Friday at 16:00.

For additional information on the STC:

Mrs. Wynne Musabayana, Head of Communication Division; African Union Commission;

E-mail: MUSABAYANAW@africa-union.org

Media and interview contacts:

Mr. Molalet Tsedeke, Directorate of Information and Communication, AU Commission; E-mail: molalett@africa-union.org;

For further information:

Directorate of Information and Communication | African Union Commission I E-mail: DIC@africa-union.org I Website: www.au.int I Addis Ababa | Ethiopia

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