The 8th edition of the Communications Forum of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) took place in Bissau between 15-16 February 2017 under the theme “Digital Agenda for the CPLP”. UNU-EGOV was represented at the event by Luís Soares Barbosa and Sara Fernandes. During the 2-days event a cooperation protocol was signed between the Association of Communications and Telecommunications Regulators of the CPLP (ARCTEL) and UNU-EGOV. As a result of this protocol, both entities will co-organize a session entitled “ICT Innovation for Sustainable Development” at the WSIS Forum 2017 (Geneve, Switzerland, 12-16 June 2017). Sara Fernandes also participated as invited speaker in a round-table debate regarding the definition of the CPLP digital agenda.
After the event, Luís Barbosa as the Head ad interim of UNU-EGOV met with the Minister of Transportation and Communications of Guinea-Bissau, Dr. Fidelis Forb, to present the Operating Unit and discuss possible future collaborations with the Government of Guinea-Bissau.