We use digital to put citizens at the center of democracy

We work to relocate power from politicians to citizens by promoting and protecting Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms on the digital age
Amend article 27 of the electronic communications bill

Web Foundation backs the open web in Senegal

Dakar down town

Today, we joined ASUTIC Senegal and other digital rights organisations to call for the Government of Senegal to amend a bill that undermines net neutrality and threatens access to web apps.

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."

About Us

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.

Political independence

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

Transparency

transparency

Promote Transparency that favors the establishment of a culture of access to public information and the use of open data.

Accountability

Accountability

Promote Accountability to develop better mechanisms that privilege the collective interest over the individual.

Citizen Participation

citizen participation

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.

Main activities

Advocacy

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We work to promote and influence policies that lead to the strengthening of human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Networking

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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.

Civic Tech

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We develop web and mobile applications intended to  ensure that people have access to the information that they need to lead their lives.

Our team

Ndiaga Gueye, President

Ndiaga Gueye Asutic 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

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

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

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

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

Mareme Yande Gueye, 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.

Current project

ASUTIC Current project

Contact us

Address: 7,­ Boulevard Dial Diop, en face Obelisque, Immeuble Médoune Mbengue, 2eme Etage à gauche Dakar Sénégal

Phone­: 33 897 79 22

Email: infos@asutic.org