ICT CS Owalo in Geneva for ITU 2023 Council talks

ICT Cabinet Secretary Eliud Owalo during past conference in Nairobi. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

ICT Cabinet Secretary Eliud Owalo arrived in Geneva, Switzerland on Sunday afternoon to represent Kenya to the 2023 International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Council meeting.

ITU is a specialized agency of the United Nations which was established to coordinate global operation of telecommunications networks and services. It is also meant to advance the development of world communications technology, as an impartial, international organization.

On Monday, Owalo will attend a closed door meeting with fellow global ministers in charge of ICT.

He will also be in the company of ITU Secretary-General, Doreen Bogdan-Martin and other council members.

On Tuesday, July 11, the Cabinet Secretary will issue a high level panel statement on behalf of the Kenya Government. The statement will be on meaningful universal digital connectivity and access.

He is also scheduled to meet specific country delegations that are of special interest to Kenya and explore with them spaces and possibilities for symbiotic cooperation.

Within the International Telecommunications Union, governments as well as private sectors are expected to work together for collective global benefit.

Kenya is one of the elected 40 ITU council member states in the 193-members states parties entity.