Centres of Excellence (CoE)
ITU Centres of Excellence are institutions sharing expertise, resources and capacity-building know-how in telecommunications and ICTs training/education, distributed around the world. Designed to offer continuous education to ICT managers in the public and private spheres through face-to-face or distance learning programmes, the Centres serve as regional focal points for professional development, research, and knowledge sharing, as well as providing specialist training services to external clients.
Support from multilateral and regional organizations, educational institutes and government donors assists ITU in establishing and supporting these Centres. CoE networks have been established in a number of regions including Africa, Africa Spanish/Lusophone countries, the Americas, Arab States, Asia-Pacific, Caribbean, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Europe. Under the umbrella of ITU Academy, these regional networks are now being joined together into a single global network sharing training curricula, resources and expertise.