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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

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.
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 18 February 2015
ITU’s first IPv6 Test Bed in Africa launched in Côte d’Ivoire
The International Telecommunication Union is partnering with L'Autorité de Régulation des Télécommunications de Côte d’Ivoire (ARTCI) for the implementation of an IPv6 test bed.
Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 05 February 2015
Jamaica’s efforts to strengthen cybersecurity gains new impetus
ITU and the Government of Jamaica have signed an agreement that will bring new impetus to the National Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT), established in 2013. With the new agreement, ITU has committed to providing the CIRT with the necessary software and hardware to support its implementation.