We use digital to put citizens at the center of democracy
Web Foundation backs the open web in Senegal
Article 27 of the Bill on the Code of Electronic Communications, still to be voted on by the National Assembly, includes a paragraph of that reads:
“The regulatory authority may authorize or impose any traffic management measure that it deems useful to preserve competition in the electronic communications sector and ensure fair treatment similar services."
Senegalese Association of ICT Users (ASUTIC) is a non-profit, independent and apolitical association. We promote and protect Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms on the digital age. In addition to this goal, ASUTIC is mobilized for a strong and dynamic Senegalese democracy through transparency, accountability of policy makers and citizen participation, based on gender equality.
ASUTIC members aren't apolitical. They are from all of diverse political organizations. They can express freely their political opinion in order to generate the appropriate insights to ensure that policy works well. So, people who hold positions of popular representation have a duty to their citizens, and not to other particular interests.
However, ASUTIC do not affiliate with any political party or movement. In order to assure our complete independence, ASUTIC does not receive financing from political parties, or any organization that has political interests.
Transparency towards Senegalese citizens and the partners being at the heart of its approach, the accounts of ASUTIC are held at the disposal of all the people who wish to have access to it upon request. ASUTIC commitment is held in the citizenship, in the deepening of Senegalese democracy.
The goals we work for
Promote Transparency that favors the establishment of a culture of access to public information and the use of open data.
Promote Accountability to develop better mechanisms that privilege the collective interest over the individual.
Strengthen Citizen Participation to promote effective collective action for a deliberative democracy.
Internet Access, Affordability and Openness
Access to the Internet should be available and affordable to all persons in Africa without discrimination on any ground such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, social origin, property or birth. The Internet should have an open and distributed architecture.
Freedom Of Expression, Right To Information
Everyone has the right to hold opinions without interference.This right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds through the Internet and digital technologies and regardless of frontiers. Everyone has the right to access information.
Privacy, Personal Data Protection And Security
Everyone has the right to privacy online, including the right to the protection of personal data concerning him or her. Everyone has the right to communicate anonymously on the Internet, and to use appropriate technology to ensure secure, private and anonymous communication.
We work to promote and influence policies that lead to the strengthening of human rights and fundamental freedoms.
We understand that we are part of a community and the key to a successful change in the community is a shared desire to collaborate.
We develop web and mobile applications intended to ensure that people have access to the information that they need to lead their lives.
Ndiaga Gueye, President
ICT expert and Computer engineer with 17 years experience, he define in collaboration with the team the strategy and the implementation plan of the association objectives.
Mamadou L. Diao, General secretary
He hold a Master's degree in law. He manage, in collaboration with team, the association projects, their implementation and monitoring. He is also responsible for the audit of financial operations
Ibragima Niang, Legal advisor
Lawyer with 30 years experience, provides legal counsel to ASUTIC. Draft and negotiate Contracts, Ensure our compliance with the Law. He is in charge of managing all relations with partners and donors.
Matou Ka, Communication Manager
She leads the communications department, media relations and internal communications and implementing strategies to promote the work of the association.
Iba Sarr, Projects manager
Degrees in accounting and projects management with 27 years experience, he has the overall responsibility for the successful initiation, planning, design, execution, monitoring, controlling and closure of a project.
Yande Ndao, Treasurer
Certificate in accounting with 7 years experience, she is the bookkeeper and Oversee the financial affairs of the association and ensure they are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice.
Address: 7, Boulevard Dial Diop, en face Obelisque, Immeuble Médoune Mbengue, 2eme Etage à gauche Dakar Sénégal
Phone: 33 897 79 22