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24 November 2021
Virtual Event

Jean-Jacques Massima
Representative for Central Africa and Madagascar, Yaoundé, Cameroon at ITU


Jean-Jacques is a Senior  Engineer in Radiocommunications, Electronics and Computer science who graduated in Paris in 1983.

  • Primary school in Gabon   until 1970 ( CEEP et Concours d’entrée en 6eme)
  • Secondary school in France from 1970 to 1978 ( Baccalaureate  série D ,mention Bien)
  • Retained to the « Concours d’Entrée aux grandes Ecoles d’Ingénieur (  Ecole Française de Radioelectricté,  d Électronique et d’Informatique , EFREI Rue Amyot, Paris ,  1978 »
  • Specific complementary studies and Training on Data Transmissions  at SUP TELECOM Paris , Rue Vergnaud  and at INT Evry in 1984.

J.J.  Massima-Landji is actually ITU representative, for Central Africa and Madagascar resident in Yaoundé since 2009. As Senior Adviser to the Ministry of Communications and Telecommunications of GABON, he was posted in Geneva where he spent  9 years in ITU  Headquarters in Geneva as the Permanent Representative of Gabon to ITU from 2004 to 2009 and at the Telecommunications development Bureau (BDT) as Coordinator of Iraq Project, from 2000 to 2004. He spent two years as Regional Director for Central Africa for ICO Global Communications, Office based in South Africa from 1998 to 2000.”.

Senior Engineer and Director of Posts and Telecommunications in the Gabonese administration, he managed the Telecommunications of his country for more than 15 years ( Head of Telematics and computer services from 2004 to 2006, Director of  Studies and Computer Science  2006 to 2010; Central Director of National Telecommunications from 1990 to 1994 and Deputy Director-General of OPT( Office des Postes et Telecommunications), Director General of the T.I.G( Societé des Telecommunications Internationales du Gabon ) in charge of Telecommunications from 1994 to 1998, and was the first Chairman of the Regulatory Body of Gabon: “Agence de Regulation des Télécommunications. 

Recognized as an ICT senior expert worldwide he has a proven experience of more than 37 years in the field of  ICT and computer science. He contributed to the implementation of RASCOM as a continental expert and chaired the RASCOM Board of Directors in 1994 and 1995. He attended most of the ICT and ITU big conferences.

He served also as a lecturer in the National School of post and telecommunications and in the African Institute of Informatics (IAI)   from 1984 to 1987 in Libreville Gabon.

He is  French-speaking, fluent in English and also graduated in English with a UN Proficiency.

Main Activities in Cameroon:

  • General support and contributions  to all ICT events meetings and workshops organized by the MINPOSTEL
  • Support to the studies and realisations of Polyvalent ICT centres in Cameroon
  • Contribution to the Digital strategy of Cameroon
  • Contribution to the new ICT Bill ( ART)
  • Contribution to the  National Emergency Telecommunications  Plan
  • Contribution on the IXP installation process and to the IPV6 migration (ANTIC)
  • Support to CAMTEL for the submarine cables and the  GSM  network studies
  • Contribution in the Digital Migration (DTT)
  • Organization of the Digital Economy Conferences
  • Contribution to the Spectrum activities organized in collaboration with CTO
  • Reorganization of SUPPTIC now  elected as ITU Center of Excellence for Africa
  • Organization of Workshops and Tutorial at SUPPTIC
  • Organization of the African Radiocommunication seminar in Cameroon with  the ITU Bureau of Radiocommunication
  • Contribution to the ICT Innovation framework, youth summit and ICT4Girls
  • Contribution in the NGO activities related to ICT (CAPDSA etc..)
  • Contribution in campaigns on  Internet Governance and Cybersecurity with ANTIC 
  • Contribution to the ICT Indicators publication and follow up between MNPOSTEL and  ONS.
  • Contribution and support to the Assembly of Regulators for Central African Countries  ARTAC (permanent secretary is Cameroon). 
  • Organized the first visit of an ITU Secretary-General in Cameroon in 2018.

UN Activities

  • Permanent Member of the UNCT 
  • Vice chair of the Communication group (UNCG) since 2012
  • Acting Resident Coordinator  in 2014
  • Dean of the UN system since 2015
  • Designated official for security since 2016
  • Acting as UNIDO representative  in 2017 and 2018  

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel discussion: Accelerating Broadband Access in Africa for the Benefit of African People