Hello everyone. Thank you for being here today for this second date on peering in Central Africa. Apologies for people in the room and people online for starting a little bit late. We, we may do with the situation today we're gonna continue our exchanges with three main themes, three sessions. The first session will touch on governance policies and regulations.
You will have another session on the development of hosting infrastructures in digital content, and a third and final session on internet measurements to get information on routing route collectors and so on. So for our first session this morning, I'm going to invite GI from Internet Society who's going to introduce the panelists and give you a little bit more information on today's topic.
Gi, the floor is yours. Hello everyone. I hope you can hear me properly today for our first session. We have a session on specific themes, governance. Policies, regulations, and different political topics. We're going to try and understand the obstacles, the challenges, the opportunities that are available to us and that we face in the context of these different peering and ecosystem and interconnection ecosystems in Central Africa.
So for this session, we, today we have Mr. Geisha, who's director of Telecommunications with the ECA region. Thank you for answering our call. We've got Mr. Fran, who's the co. Of Fran Ia who's with us today. We've got from Internet Society, a distinguished technologist at the Internet Society, and we're very glad to also.
To be able to welcome all of you who are with us online, and thank you to everyone who's also here with us in person. Without further ado, I'm going to give the floor to geisha Chango, who will tell us a little bit more about the EAs region's perspective opportunities, challenges in terms of policies, governance and regulations for Central Africa.
And the question is what do we need to do to help sub regions in Central Africa? What are the challenges you've identified and what are the different opportunities that are available to us to go forward? So you now have the floor, Mr.
Thank you very much for giving me the floor. I'm not going to introduce myself since I have already been introduced, but before answering a question, I might start by giving you a brief overview of e a s for those of you who don't know it, it's the economic community of central African states.
It's one of the regional communities, economic communities in Africa. It was created in 1983 by different state actors, governments. And it was given a mandate to help member states in their economic landscape and help them develop regional frameworks that would allow the member state to pursue their different endeavors.
To come back to our topic for today, so when it comes to e a s, we've planned for 2025. We've got the 2025 vision. And for this to this effect, we have a strategic plan with mid-term and long-term goals. And we have the support of different organizations, African Union and we try and also fit in with goals for the African Union and the un.
And we've planned to bear in mind all the different sectors integration and ICTs. There's big projects that we have actions that we wanna put in place, and we've noticed with the subregion Central Africa, we need to strengthen governance infrastructure projects especially around ICTs.