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Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation logoMembership Network

Prof Tim Unwin, Secretary General,
Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation

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Lasantha De Alwis, Corporate Secretary & Head, Corporate Services – Membership
Lasantha De Alwis,
Corporate Secretary & Head,
Corporate Services – Membership

The CTO is an intergovernmental membership organisation committed to supporting its members achieve their ICT goals as means of socio-economic development.

Its two tier membership structure consists of Full Member Countries (open only to Commonwealth countries) and ICT Sector Members (open to Non-Commonwealth countries, individual Government departments or regulators, private sector companies, civil society organisation and international organisations).

The CTO is driven by its members’ interests and priorities, and its programmes and activities are based on the needs of members. The CTO offers a strategic channel for members to:

  • Influence and shape the global ICT agenda;
  • Advocate policy and regulatory positions;
  • Form alliances and build relationships.

In addition membership offers opportunities to:

  • Attend the CTO Council meeting and be elected to: positions in the Executive Committee;
  • Raise corporate profile;
  • Access CTO partnership brokering services with relevant ICT4D stakeholders;
  • Share Information and network;
  • Second staff to CTO to gain relevant ICT4D experience;
  • Organise tailored high level meetings and summits with key decision makers;
  • Access relevant research and information, toolkits, models and templates;
  • Benefit from high quality training and capacity development.

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