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ITU-D STUDY GROUPS 1 AND 2
 
STUDY GROUP 1
The scope of STUDY GROUP 1 on "Enabling environment for the development of telecommunications/ICTs" is:

- National telecommunication/ICT policy, regulatory, technical and strategy development which best enables countries to benefit from the impetus of telecommunications/ICTs, including broadband, cloud computing and consumer protection, as an engine for sustainable growth.
- Economic policies and methods of determining costs of services related to national telecommunications/ICTs.
- Access to telecommunications/ICTs for rural and remote areas.
- Access to telecommunications/ICTs services by persons with disabilities and specific needs.
- The needs of developing countries in spectrum management, including the ongoing transition from analogue to digital terrestrial television broadcasting and the use of the digital dividend, in addition to any future digital switchover.
 
STUDY GROUP 2
The scope of STUDY GROUP 2 on "ICT applications, cybersecurity, emergency telecommunications and climate-change adaptation" is:

- Services and applications supported by telecommunications/ICTs.
- Building confidence and security in the use of ICTs.
- The use of telecommunications/ICTs in mitigating the impact of climate change on developing countries, and for natural disaster preparedness, mitigation and relief, as well as conformance and interoperability testing.
- Human exposure to electromagnetic fields and safe disposal of electronic waste.
- The implementation of telecommunications/ICTs, taking into account the results of the studies carried out by ITU T and ITU R, and the priorities of developing countries.