Ethiopia was last week chosen as hosts of the next World Telecommunication Development Conference, WTDC. The event takes place in 2021 and will be the first time an African country is hosting it.
WTDC is under the auspices of the International Telecommunication Union, ITU. ITU’s 2019 Council meeting in Geneva approved the choice of Ethiopia unanimously according to Getahun Mekuria, Minister of Innovation and Technology, who was in Geneva.
WTDC happens every 4 years, but has never happened in Africa since established in 1994, the Minister added. https://www.africanews.com/2019/06/20/ethiopia-got-historic-global-telecom-summit-in-the-week-it-blocked-internet/