Second meeting of the fifth African Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC) on the African Information Society Initiative (AISI) : meeting report
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
United Naions. Economic and Social council;
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In May 1996, the Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) adopted the African Information Society Initiative (AISI). In resolution 812 (XXXI) adopting the Initiative, the Conference of Ministers mandated ECA to institute an African Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC) comprised of African experts in all aspects of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and the Information Society to provide advice on the implementation of AISI. ATAC members were also expected to play an advocacy role, identifying and sharing best ICT practices and assisting ECA to mobilize resources for its work programme.