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U.S.–Africa Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Standards Program

U.S.–Africa Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Standards Program

The U.S. – Africa Information & Communications Technology (ICT) Standards Program is designed to share ICT standards information and International best practices with government officials and industry in Sub-Saharan Africa, and facilitate engagement with the U.S. public and private sectors.

Sponsored by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), the program will facilitate the development and implementation of ICT sector standards, testing protocols, regulatory procedures and adherence to internationally accepted industry-led standards.

Through the implementation of four workshops over an 18-month period, the program will convene officials and provide a forum for the public and private sectors in the U.S. and Sub-Saharan Africa to:

  • Cooperate on issues related to standards development, technical regulations, and conformity assessment policies and procedure for the ICT sector;
  • Facilitate U.S.- African dialogue on international best practices;
  • Exchange cutting-edge information on the latest issues related to the ICT sector guidelines.

Organizations interested in co-sponsoring a workshop are invited to complete and submit a Workshop Questionnaire.


The following program materials are available for download:

For additional information regarding the U.S.–Africa ICT Standards Program, including workshop participation and co-sponsorship details, please contact:

Proceedings and photos from U.S.–Africa ICT Standards Program Workshops

Workshop 3: U.S. – DRC Connectivity and Digital Standards Workshop

June 16-17, 2021, Virtual

Workshop 2: U.S. – Nigeria Digital Connectivity and Security Standards Workshop

January 26-27, 2021, Virtual

Workshop 1: South Africa Connectivity Standards Workshop

October 8, 2019, Johannesburg, South Africa

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