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About

Training Courses

  • 27 August 2021

CITEL's Working Group on Capacity Building and Human Resources Development, establishes the telecommunications training program with the aim of addressing the higher training priority courses of the Member States, focusing especially on course materials and selection of scholarships recipients (while promoting equal gender opportunity in accordance with resolution COM/CITEL/RES. 329 (XLI-23)).

CITEL works with Regional Training Centers distributed throughout the Americas Region and in close coordination and cooperation with the International Telecommunication Union Academy (ITU Academy) and its Centers of Excellence for the Americas Region.

 

Webinars No-cost / May 2024

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WEBINAR IN CELEBRATION OF THE WORLD TELECOMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION DAY 2024

This workshop is intended for public and private officials, academics and members of civil society in the Americas to address the importance of the power of digital innovation to promote sustainable development for all, on the occasion of the celebration of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day. Organized by the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL) of the OAS and the International Center for Scientific Research and Creation in Telecommunications, Information and Communication Technologies (CITIC), under the initiative of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).  It lasts for an hour. It will be available only in Spanish.

DATE: May 17, 2024

Time: 12h00 to 13h00 (EST, Washinngton, DC time)

Register here!

 

Past Webinars/Courses

 

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CLOSING WEBINAR - CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMME: Bridging the Mobile Gender Gap 

Organized by: The Permanent Consultative Committee I: Telecommunications/ICTs (PCC.I) of CITEL and the Americas Chapter of the Network of Women in ITU-D, in conjunction with the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) and GSMA.

This second webinar session will serve as a final live chat session to bookend the online course which aims to help policymakers understand the size and drivers of the mobile gender gap in low- and middle-income countries. This final session will be an opportunity for participants to ask questions and discuss the action plans you would have developed. This session will also include a group exercise to mainstream gender considerations into a draft ICT policy. Participants who attend the final live webinar session and complete the online course will receive a final course certificate

Component

Schedule

Duration

Registration Link 

Closing synchronous webinar (live), with English-Spanish interpretation

Agenda

26 October 2023 

12:00 - 1:30 pm 

(GMT – 4) 

Interpretation available (English/Spanish)

1 1/2 hours

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvc-6trjouHtRElHFTMmXJCAlMwTjD1fow

 

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WEBINAR: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF OLDER PERSONS- Opportunities and challenges associated with global demographic aging, and the role that the Telecommunications and ICT play in this process.

The webinar is aimed at public officials and private entities, academics, and civil society in the Americas interested in sharing experiences about the contribution of older adults to human and economic development, the opportunities and challenges associated with global demographic aging, and the role that the Telecommunications and ICT play in this process. This seminar is framed in the celebration of the   International Day of Older Persons. Organized by the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL) of the OAS and the International Center for Scientific Research and Creation in Telecommunications, Information and Communication Technologies (CITIC). It lasts for an hour. It will be available only in Spanish.

Date: 29 September 2023 / VIRTUAL

Time: 12h00 (EST, Washington, DC time)

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THIRD REGIONAL SEMINAR ON ACCESSIBILITY, INNOVATION AND USE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TOOLS

This webinar is intended for public and private officials, academics, and members of civil society in the Americas interested in learning about the use of information and communication technologies and artificial intelligence as innovation tools and facilitators for everyone to fully access and participate of an inclusive interconnected and digitally accessible world. Organized in conjunction with the Secretariat of Public Innovation of the Chief of Cabinet of Ministers' Office of Argentina and the Inter-American Telecommunications Commission (CITEL) of the OAS. The event will be held through ZOOM with simultaneous interpretation in Spanish, English and in Argentine sign language

Date: 20 September 2023 | VIRTUAL

Time: 09h30 to 11h00 (EST, Washington, DC time)  // 10h30 to 12h00 (UTC-3 - Buenos Aires, Argentina)

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Agenda

 

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CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMME: Bridging the Mobile Gender Gap 

Organized by: The Permanent Consultative Committee I: Telecommunications/ICTs (PCC.I) of CITEL and the Americas Chapter of the Network of Women in ITU-D, in conjunction with the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) and GSMA.

Objectives: 

  • Gain a better understanding of the issue and need for urgent action;
  • Discover how gender perspectives can be integrated into strategies, policies, plans and budgets so they explicitly address women’s needs, circumstances and preferences;
  • Learn how barriers such as affordability, safety and security concerns, digital skills, access, and the availability of relevant content can be addressed;
  • Learn about what other governments are doing to improve women’s digital inclusion; and
  • Develop an action plan for your country to reduce the mobile gender gap.

Eligibility: 

This capacity building programme is open to persons of all genders working on regulatory or policy issues in regulatory authorities, policymaking bodies, academia, and international organizations.

Language of Instruction:

  • Introductory and closing synchronous webinars: Spanish and English
  • Self-paced online course: English

Modality and dates:

The Bridging the Mobile Gender Gap capacity building programme comprises 3 components as follows:

Component

Schedule

Duration

Registration Links 

1. Introductory synchronous webinar (live), with English-Spanish interpretation

Agenda

7 September 2023 

12:00 -1:30 pm

(GMT – 4)

Interpretation available (English/Spanish)

1.5 hours

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pcuusrTIrE9KIR3a0Qa4jrWzztFBLWvZn

2. Self-paced online course

7 September to 26 October 2023  (Course available only in English)

7 weeks

www.gsmatraining.com/courses/bridging-the-mobile-gender-gap.

3. Closing synchronous webinar (live), with English-Spanish interpretation

26 October 2023 

12:00 - 2:00 pm 

(GMT – 4)

Interpretation available (English/Spanish)

2 hours

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvc-6trjouHtRElHFTMmXJCAlMwTjD1fow

 

 

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SEMINAR “REGULATORY IMPROVEMENTS IN THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SECTOR,”

This seminar will be held in  two sessions of two-hours each with simultaneous interpretation in Spanish and English on June 12 and 13, 2023, from 10h00 to 12h00 (EST, Washington, DC time). The first session, on June 12, will deal with the state of the art in Regulatory Impact Analysis (RIA) and its implementation by regulators. The second session, on June 13, will focus on sharing knowledge and experience on the application of alternative regulatory and policy mechanisms is intended for public and private officials, academics and members of civil society in the Americas in which an overview of public cybersecurity policies, challenges and responsibilities entailed by regulatory frameworks on cybersecurity will be offered with a transversal vision of all sectors of society. This seminar is organized by the Rapporteurship on Regulatory Improvement of the Working Group on Policies and Regulations of the Permanent Consultative Committee I: Telecommunications/ICT (PCC.I) in conjunction with the CITEL Secretariat. Attendance is open and free of charge to OAS/CITEL Member States, Associate Members, and representatives of regional and international organizations. 

Session 1: Monday, June 12, 2023 - 10h00 to 12h00 (EST, Washington, DC time)  & Session 2: Tuesday, June 13, 2023 - 10h00 to 12h00 (EST, Washington, DC time) 

Register here 

Draft Agenda - Updated!

 

 

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ROUNDTABLE IMPACT OF OTT SERVICES ON THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY - AUDIOVISUAL  CONTENT MARKET 

This virtual roundtable is organized by the Rapporteurship on Economic Aspects of Telecommunications/ICTs of the Working Group on Policies and Regulation of PCC.I, together with OSIPTEL and the Secretariat of CITEL. Participation is open and free to OAS/CITEL Member States, CITEL Associate Members, and representatives of regional and international organizations.

The aim of the virtual roundtable is to promote the exchange of experiences and information about the impact of OTT services on the telecommunications industry, particularly in the audiovisual content market. This is in order to know about experiences or measures that have been adopted to promote a more competitive environment in the aforementioned market.

The event will be held through ZOOM with simultaneous interpretation in English and Spanish. 

6 December 2022 - 14h00 to 16h00 (EST, Washington, DC time)

Draft Agenda 


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ROUNDTABLES FOR REGIONAL DIALOGUE ON PUBLIC POLICYMAKING AND REGULATORY ADVANCES AND CHALLENGES FOR INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION

These virtual roundtables are organized by the Rapporteurship on Broadband, Universal Access, Digital Inclusion, and Gender Equity of the Working Group on Policies and Regulation of PCC.I, with the participation of Telefónica and ASIET together with the Secretariat of CITEL. Participation is open and free to OAS/CITEL Member States, CITEL Associate Members, and representatives of regional and international organizations.

Two consecutive roundtables lasting two hours each. There will be simultaneous interpretation in Spanish and English. The first roundtables will address infrastructure deployment in the region of the Americas, discussing successful case studies and experiences that may be replicated in other countries in the region. The second roundtables will be on regulatory innovation, opportunities for a regulatory sandbox, simplification of standards, collaborative regulation, responsive regulation, and self-regulation, among others.

The event will be held through ZOOM with simultaneous interpretation in English and Spanish. 

15 & 16 November 2022 - 11h00 to 13h00 (EST, Washington, DC time)

Draft Agenda

 

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SECOND REGIONAL SEMINAR ON ICT ACCESSIBILITY AND DIGITAL CARE

This webinar is intended for public and private officials, academics, and members of civil society in the Americas interested in knowing about the aspects related to the use of information and communication technologies as a tool for digital inclusion and facilitating access for the full participation of all in an interconnected and digitally accessible world. Organized in conjunction with the National Communication Entity of Argentina (ENACOM), Secretariat of Public Innovation of the Chief of Cabinet of Ministers' Office of Argentina and the Inter-American Telecommunications Commission (CITEL) of the OAS. It lasts two hours. The event will be held through ZOOM with simultaneous interpretation in Spanish, English and in Argentine and Uruguyan sign language.

10 November 2022 - 10h00 to 12h00 (EST, Washington, DC time)

Draft Agenda

 

 

 

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Regional Seminar on ICT Accesibility
This webinar is intended for public and private officials, academics, and members of civil society in the Americas interested in knowing about the aspects related to the use of information and communication technologies as a tool for digital inclusion and facilitating access for the full participation of all in an interconnected and digitally accessible world. Organized in conjunction with the National Communication Entity (ENACOM), National Office of Information Technologies of Argentina (ONTI) and the Inter-American Telecommunications Commission (CITEL) of the OAS. It lasts two hours. The event will be held through ZOOM with simultaneous interpretation in Spanish, English and in Argentine sign language .

20 October 2021 - 11h00 to 13h00 (EST, Washington, DC time)

 

 

 

 

 

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VIRTUAL ROUND TABLES ON "CONNECT THE UNCONNECTED" - The virtual round tables are intended for the OAS member states, associate members of CITEL and regional organizations. The purpose of these virtual tables is to provide information and exchange experience with the Member States for the development of projects or initiatives for the expansion of Telecommunications / ICT in rural, unserved, or underserved areas, focused on policies, regulation, economic aspects, infrastructure, deployment of services, creation of digital capacities and real inclusion mechanisms based on the 21 initiatives approved by CITEL to connect the unconnected in our region. Organized by the Inter-American Telecommunication Commission (CITEL) of the OAS. It lasts for two hours each day. It will be available simultaneous interpretation (Spanish and English). Photo credit/thanks: Internet Society (ISOC)

27-28 September 2021 - 10:30 am (EST, Washington, DC time)

 

 

 

 

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Virtual Seminar "Connecting the Unconnected in rural and remote areas" - On behalf of the Chairs of the Permanent Consultative Committees has the honor to invite you to the SEMINAR "CONNECTING THE UNCONNECTED IN RURAL AND REMOTE AREAS", which will held remotely on April 15, 2021 from 9h00 to 12h00 (EST, Washington, DC time). Simultaneous interpreting in two languages (Spanish and English) will be available. The virtual seminar is intended for the OAS/CITEL Member States, Associate Members of CITEL and Regional and International organizations. Participation in this event is open and at no-cost to the attendees. This event is organized in coordination with the Rapporteurship on Broadband, universal access, digital inclusion and gender equality of the Working Group on Policies and Regulation, Internet Society (ISOC) and Telefonica. The objective of this seminar is to share with the different actors in the sector, challenges, opportunities, works and their vision towards hemispheric cooperation for the development of infrastructure and provide services in rural or remote areas; as well as, specific actions undertaken to connect the unconnected.

15 April 2021 - 9h00 - 12h00 (EST, Washington, DC time)

Draft Agenda

Available presentations ( pdf )

 

 

ITU/CITEL Training Plan for 2022 in cooperation with Centers of Excellence

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Título del curso Liderazgo femenino en el Sector de las telecomunicaciones y las TIC: Del básico a las tendencias del sector.
Fecha límite para postulación/registro CLOSED
Modalidad Distancia (Plataforma ITU Academy)
Objetivo El objetivo principal de este curso es brindar los principales conceptos en telecomunicaciones y TIC, de una manera clara y sencilla, además de una visión general de las tendencias del sector y las tecnologías emergentes. El curso también tiene como objetivo abordar los principales desafíos y oportunidades para el desarrollo del sector incluyendo el componente de liderazgo femenino para avanzar en un entorno cambiante.
Dirigido a: El curso está dirigido principalmente a las mujeres técnicas y profesionales del sector de las Telecomunicaciones y las TIC que actúen en las entidades gubernamentales que representan el sector en los Estados-Miembros de la UIT en la región de las Américas.
Duración 7 semanas
Idioma Español

For more information please visit ITU Academy website.

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