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  • Kigali, Rwanda  06 December 2016
    Rwanda hosts Regional Development Forum for Africa

    The ITU Regional Development Forum (RDF) for Africa was held in Kigali, Rwanda on 5 December 2016.

    The Forum was organized by ITU in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and ICT of Rwanda under the theme "ICT for Sustainable Development".

    The RDF provided an opportunity for high-level dialogue between ITU-D Membership on progress made in the implementation of the Dubai Action Plan, with particular emphasis on the five regional initiatives for the Africa Region, approved by the World Telecommunication Development Conference 2014 (WTDC-14).

    "The RDF represents an excellent opportunity for all of us to share our views, engage in interactive discussions on regional priorities and achievements", said Mr Brahima Sanou.  "We need to establish a collaborative and structured dialogue with other sectors and organizations in order to use the full potential of ICT to accelerate the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals."

    The RDF was followed by the WTDC-17 Regional Preparatory Meeting for Africa which takes place from 6-8 December.

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