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AUC Convenes the Pan African e-NETWORK (PAeN) Assembly of Parties

Dates: 
December 14, 2018

AUC Convenes the Pan African e-NETWORK (PAeN) Assembly of Parties

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 14 December 2018 – The African Union Commission organized the second Assembly of Parties Meeting of Pan African e-Network (PAeN) on 14 December 2018 at its headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

As requested by the AU Policy Organs, the Assembly of Parties meeting has identified options of making use of the PAeN infrastructure for further add-on services, including the pre-feasibility study on the Pan African Mass Education TV, developed by the AUC.

Mr. Moctar Yedaly, Head of Information Society in the Department of Infrastructure and Energy of the African Union Commission welcomed the delegates to the African Union Commission and underscored the stakes of inaction in relation to the Infrastructure located at the hub station in Dakar, Senegal and within Member States.

The Chairperson of the Assembly, Mr. Bulara Lebaka urged delegates to work collaboratively to come up with innovative options for future use of the Pan African e-Network Infrastructure.

The PAeN project is one of Agenda 2063’s flagship projects. It is a joint undertaking by the Government of India and the AU Commission, whose main objective is to help with capacity building by imparting quality education, as well as medical tele-expertise and consultations from some of the best Indian academic and medical institutions, to AU Member States. The transfer of PAeN from the Indian Government to the Commission since July 2017 meant that the Union/ Participating Member States now have full ownership of the PAeN’s infrastructure and management.

The meeting gathered around 15 delegates representing ten African Union Member States who are utilizing the facilities provided by the Network.

The AUC has been active in promoting digitalization through the implementation of various programmes and activities such as the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA), African Internet Exchange Point System (AXIS), the African Leadership in ICT (ALICT), Policy and Regulation Initiative for Digital Africa (PRIDA), dotAfrica Top Level Domain Name and the AU Convention on Cyber-security and Personal Data Protection.

For enquires contact:
Adil Suleiman| Senior Policy Officer, Telecom and ICT | Department of Infrastructure and Energy | African Union Commission I E-mail: suleimana@africa-union.org

For further information contact
Directorate of Information and Communication | African Union Commission I E-mail: dic@africa-union.org I Web Site: www.au.int I Addis Ababa | Ethiopia

I Web Site: www.au.int I Addis Ababa | Ethiopia

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