Abidjan ADP update

The Abidjan ADP was opened officially by the secretary general of ATU (Africa  telecommunication Union) our  RTO.  In his  address, Mr AKOSSI showed  a  very big  knowledge on amateur  radio service and  insisted on the  importance  of  the  service  specially  during  disasters and  his  organisation is always  supportive  to  amateur radio services. Mr  Akossi  have  participated to the  work  of  the ADP  during  these three  days. Mr Koffi Simon  from  ATCI (national Telecom regulatory Agency  in Cote d’Ivoire) who  is  very  supportive to ARAI and  to amateur  radio attended the opening ceremony. Pictures from the event are posted in the STARS photo album.


From October 29 to 31, 2009 an African Development Program (ADP) seminar animated by Tafa DIOP 6W1KI, Hans WELENS  ON6WQ and  Jean Jacques NIAVA TU2OP will be held  in Abidjan Cote d’Ivoire with delegates from some 7 francophone countries. The special and honor guest who  will officially open  the  seminar  is  Mr AKOSSI AKOSSI secretary general of ATU (African Telecommunication Union).

The purpose of the African Development Program (ADP) is to train African Ambassadors - that is, to train individuals, regardless of whether or not they are radio amateurs, to meet with their local officials and surrounding administrations in order to explain the many positive services of amateur radio and thus to enlist high-level support for the amateur services at international telecommunications meetings. ADP is an original idea of Region 1.