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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


Kuwait City, Kuwait, 29 January 2016
ITU’s GET-2016 Forum calls for multi-stakeholder cooperation and action to reduce the impact of natural disasters
ITU's 2nd Global Forum on Emergency Telecommunications (GET-2016) 'Saving Lives' took place in Kuwait City, Kuwait from 26 to 28 January 2016.
Geneva, Switzerland, 23 December 2015
ITU and Czech Technical University sign new partnership to improve skills in spectrum management
​On 9 December 2015, ITU and the Czech Technical University (CTU) signed a cooperation agreement to collaborate on a Spectrum Management Training Programme (SMTP).
Hiroshima, Japan, 02 December 2015
World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium held in Hiroshima, Japan
​The 13th World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS) took place in Hiroshima Japan, from 30 November to 2 December 2015.
Geneva, Switzerland, 03 November 2015
Argentina extends commitment to foster participation of its Academia in the work of ITU
Argentina and ITU have agreed to extend for a further one year a joint project, first signed in 2014, aimed at fostering the participation of Argentinian academic institutions in the work of ITU.
Budapest, Hungary, 11 October 2015
Harnessing ICTs for sustainable development and disaster management discussed at ITU Development Initiatives Advisory Board Meetings
​The Third Advisory Board Meetings of the Smart Sustainable Development Model (SSDM) and m-Powering Development Initiatives were held on 11 October 2015 in Budapest, Hungary on the eve of the ITU Telecom World 2015.  The Advisory Boards reviewed the reports prepared by the SSDM Task Forces and the m-Powering Working groups during the past year. The reports focused on crucial areas such as advocacy, global dialogue, innovation and resource mobilization.