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Meeting of Senior Experts on Financing Information and Communication Technology Projects, 21-22 February 2018, Geneva, Switzerland

The Meeting of Senior Experts on Financing Information and Communication Technology Projects is organized by the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and will take place in Geneva, Switzerland from 21-22 February 2018.

The meeting provides a platform for experts to exchange views based on their experiences, on challenges and opportunities for financing and implementing of ICT projects in the current socio-economic environment. There will be a number of interactive roundtable sessions composed of diverse panelists who will share their perspectives, knowledge, and experience gained from implementing ICT projects under co-financing mechanisms based on partnerships. The experts are expected to propose concrete recommendations on how to avoid duplication, attract funds for ICT projects through co-financing arrangements based on win-win outcomes.

This meeting is being organized at a critical time when the  ITU’s development sector is marking its 25th Anniversary, the World Telecommunication Development Conference is taking place in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 9 to 20 October 2017, and ITU is fully engaged with contributing to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

For further information related to ITU projects: http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Projects/Pages/default.aspx