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m-Powering Development Initiative


Access to, and use of, ICT services brings innumerable social opportunities and helps to stimulate economic growth of all nations thereby benefiting the daily lives of all citizens. With such powerful technology available in most rural and remote areas, and such unprecedented computing power in the palm of our hands it is imperative that we harness this technology for use in health, education, agriculture, commerce, sport, banking, and in everything that will serve humanity and help us to achieve sustainable development.

About the initiative


Mr Brahima Sanou, Director of the ITU's Telecommunication Development Bureau, launched the new initiative called m-Powering Development in 2012, during the ITU Telecom World event. In the interview given in September 2013 prior to the First Advisory Board Meeting on m-Powering Initiative, Mr. Sanou talks about the aims and the reasons behind this new initiative:     


OBJECTIVES of the initiative