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ITU 150

BDT Director’s Corner

Mr. Brahima Sanou was elected Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau by the Plenipotentiary Conference in October 2010 in Guadalajara, Mexico and took office on 1 January 2011.
Mr Sanou was elected, on 24 October 2014, to a second four-year term

Recent Activities

Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, 31 March 2015
CIS regional initiatives discussed at Regional Development Forum
​The ITU Regional Development Forum for the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) was held in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, from 31 March to 1 April 2015 under the theme "Broadband for Sustainable Development."
Amman, Jordan, 27 March 2015
ITU Arab Regional Forum held in Amman, Jordan

​The ITU Arab Regional Development Forum was held in Amman, Jordan, from 23 to 24 March 2015 under the theme "Broadband for Sustainable Development."

Sendai, Japan, 15 March 2015
ITU forum explores the role of ICTs in disaster risk reduction

​The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) held a multi-stakeholder forum at the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction on 15 March in Sendai, Japan, focusing on the use of ICTs for disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Sendai, Japan, 14 March 2015
ICTs vital in empowering local communities in disaster risk reduction

​"With good planning, the same information and communication technologies used to provide social services can be used in weather prediction, environmental monitoring, dissemination of timely alerts, and exchange of information among the humanitarian community for the coordination of activities during emergencies," said Mr Brahima Sanou, Director of the ITU's Telecommunication Development Bureau, speaking on 14 March at an International Forum on the use of ICTs for Disaster Risk Reduction, in Sendai Japan.

Geneva, Switzerland, 08 March 2015
International Women's Day
​As we celebrate International Women's Day on 8 March, it is time to reflect on our achievements made in gender equality and on the gaps that still remain.