The International Telecommunications Union (ITU), has awarded a Certificate of Excellence to the National Agency for Information and Communication Technologies (ANTIC), as the best innovative exhibitor within the Cameroon National Pavilion at the ITU Telecom World 2019 in Budapest-Hungary.
ITU’s Secretary General, Houlin Zhoa, handed the certificate to ANTIC’s Director General, Prof. Ebot Ebot Enaw, during the Recognition and Appreciation Ceremony at the global ICT meeting, 12 September 2019.
Somewhat, the certificate is a reflection of the Agency’s drive in the fight against cyber crime and the promotion of ICT development in Cameroon that has built up to this achievement.
ITU Telecom World 2019 which ran from 09 – 12 September 2019, “is the global platform for high-level debate, networking, innovation-showcasing and knowledge-sharing across the ICT community.”
To this effect, ANTIC participated in conversations at the event focusing “on the need for collaboration across nations, industries and organizations to ensure that digital technologies transform human lives positively – for everyone, everywhere.”
The Agency led by its Director General, Prof Ebot Ebot Enaw, was among the delegation representing Cameroon’s ICT sector at the global event which took place under the theme “Innovating together: connectivity that matters.”
At the fringes of forum sessions, ANTIC animated a stand in the Cameroon Pavilion alongside sister institutions like Cameroon Telecommunications, Cameroon’s Telecommunication Regulatory Board and the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications.
Prof. Ebot Ebot Enaw played host to a series of tech-leading officials at the Agency’s stand who were either seeking avenues of cooperation with ANTIC or investment opportunities in Cameroon. Some of the guests include the General Manager of Research Affairs and Projects at the Iranian ICT Research Institute, Hassan Pashaeizad and the Secretary General of the African Telecommunications Union.
The Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán accompanied by ITU’s Secretary, Houlin Zhao opened the forum on Monday at the Hungexpo International Centre. In his keynote address, Houlin Zhao, said it is urgent for ICT stakeholders to bridge digital divides through an integrated approach because digital technologies and data are transformational, creating vast opportunities for people, governments and firms to live better and be more productive than in the past.