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ITU Annual Regional Development Forum (RDF)

Kigali, Rwanda from 9 to 11 May 2012

The ITU Annual Regional Development Forum for Africa took place in Serena Hotel, Kigali, Rwanda from 9th to 11th May 2012.

The forum was organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) at the kind invitation of the Government of Rwanda.

The main aim of this Regional Development Forum is to brief decision-makers of ITU Member States and Sector Members on the key achievements and future plans related to the Development Sector in all areas covered by the WTDC Action Plan and get feedback from the membership that may have an impact on its workplan in between WTDCs. The forum also discussed the theme “promoting equitable access to ICTs”.

The Rwanda Ministry of ICTs in the Office of the President also wishes to use this occasion to officially celebrate the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) which normally falls on the 17th May.  The theme of this year’s celebration is “Women and Girls in ICT” and Rwanda would like to acknowledge the contribution of Women and Girls in ICTs at the National level during the first day of the Forum, 9th May 2012.

Forum documents

- Invitation letter; Agenda; Final Report; List of Participants


Session 1

- ITU-D Activities in Africa Region; ITU-T Standardization Activities and Bridging the Standardization Gap; ITU Radiocommunication Sector and the Africa Region

Session 2

- The role of Terrestrial backhauls, access networks and institutions; Mobile Tech: Reaching the Last Man; Broadcasting Digital Migration and Digital Dividends in Africa; Policy & Regulations for equitable access to ICTs; Connecting via Satellite in Africa

Session 3

- e-education; e-health; equitable access to ICTs

Session 4

- NEPAD activities in promoting equitable access in ICT; The broadband initiative for equitable ICT access; Promoting equitable ICT access for a Stronger Africa; ITU Partnership and Membership

Session 5

- Sharing Experiences of SADC for Promoting Equitable access to ICTs; Sharing Experiences ESMT for Promoting Equitable access to ICTs; Sharing Experiences of HIPSSA for Promoting Equitable access to ICTs; Sharing Experiences of EAC for Promoting Equitable access to ICTs; Sharing Experiences of UEMOA for Promoting Equitable access to ICTs





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