Our History

African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute (AFRALTI) is an Inter-Governmental Organisation established in 1991 to supplement and spearhead ICT development efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa. The mandate of AFRALTI is to develop human capacity in ICTs (included herein is training, consultancy and research).

Currently the member States that have ratified the Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) include Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Kingdom of Eswatini, Zambia, Zimbabwe and The Gambia, out of the 23 eligible members.

The Institute has over the years expanded its reach and participants come from all African countries and other parts of the world. AFRALTI trains in English and French speaking African countries through various international collaborations. AFRALTI is also an ITU Centre of Excellence that provides capacity building in programs developed by ITU. In addition, AFRALTI has long standing partnerships with BigTech organizations in provision of training, research and innovation solutions in Africa.

AFRALTI Governing Council

The Governing Council (GC) is composed of a representative from each Member State. The Chair is on a rotational basis amongst the member States.

Our Vision

To be the leading global ICT capacity development institute.

Our Mission

To provide capacity development, advisory services and promote innovation through quality programmes, strategic alliances, and partnerships.

Our Core Values

  1. Integrity
  2. Creativity and Innovation
  3. Collaboration

AFRALTI’s Track Record

On average, the Institute serves fifty (50) organizations in a year across the African continent. In the last five years alone, Institute has trained over 30,000 participants from the region.

AFRALTI Partners and Associates

  • Governments of Member States
  • CISCO (USA)- Networking Technologies
  • Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization (CTO)
  • International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
  • Huawei Technologies Company Ltd.
  • East Africa Communications Organization (EACO)
  • Uganda Institute of Communications Technology (UICT)
  • TMCEL (Mozambique)
  • United Kingdom Telecommunications Academy (UKTA)
  • Gambia Telecommunications and Multimedia Institute (GTMI)
  • Fiber Optic Association, Inc. (FOA)
  • Pearson VUE
  • EC-Council


AFRALTI Clientele includes:

  • Individuals participants (For certification programmes)
  • Non‐Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
  • Financial Service Sector
  • Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
  • ICT operators
  • ICT regulators
  • Information & Telecommunications Ministries

Training Areas

The Institute offers training in the following areas:

Telecommunication Engineering

  • Spectrum Engineering and Management
  • Next Generation Networks
  • ISDN and Broadband Networks
  • VoIP Networks
  • Wireless Technologies (2G, 3G, LTE, WiMAX, CDMA, WiFi)
  • Optical Fibre Communication
  • Transmission Systems
  • Radio Communication
  • Satellite Communication


Information Technology

  • Cisco Certification: CCNA, CCNP
  • Quality Management and Systems Audit
  • Information Systems Auditing
  • IPV6
  • Linux Administration
  • Network Security
  • IP Networks
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)
  • Cyber Security
  • Oracle
  • Huawei


Management Training 

  • Billing Systems and Management
  • Costing and Tariffs (COSITU ITU Model)
  • Feasibility Studies and Market Analysis
  • Fraud and Revenue Assurance
  • Interconnection Negotiations and Management
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Telecoms Policy and Regulations
  • Strategic Planning for Telecommunications Development
  • Telecommunication Standards and QoS testing

Other Services

AFRALTI has facilities for conferencing and accommodation (Guest House) that are made available for use by clients who may not necessary come for the ICT training. We offer competitive rates to groups or participants who use these facilities. These facilities are intended to offer convenient and affordable accommodation facilities to our course participants from other member states within the confines of the Institute.

Clients who have used the facilities include NGOs, corporates, Government agencies and institutions and the following: Communications Commission of Kenya, Safaricom Limited, US Peace Corps, FAO, UNICEF, ILO, IEBC, ICRC, The German Foundation, Nairobi Women’s Hospital, KENIC, Equity Bank Ltd, Barclays Bank Ltd., University of Nairobi among many others.