world today is driven by technological advances and innovation which are
shaping the way we live.
The Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT), the operational arm of
the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), works with partners to
help spread the benefits of information and communication technologies
(ICT) to people all around the world.
As BDT Director, I believe that to be truly effective, we must build on
our past achievements and lessons learned, while seeking new ideas and
adopting innovative approaches.
Above all, our success will depend on coordinated action to achieve the
Unionís mandate of connecting the world.
I look forward to working with all partners."
Director, ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau
Brahima Sanou was elected Director of the ITU
Telecommunication Development Bureau in October 2010 by the
Plenipotentiary Conference in Guadalajara, Mexico and took up office in
January 2011. He has 30 years of experience in the telecommunication and
ICT Sector, including 10 years as Head of the ITU Regional Office for
Africa. As well as being a fully trained telecommunication engineer, he
holds a post-graduate diploma from the Centre for Financial, Economic
and Banking Studies, based in Paris.
Director's Biography :
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