Committed to connecting the world

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.

Recent Activities

Geneva, Switzerland, 10 July 2014
Boosting Arabic digital content: new report examines challenges and opportunities

​Arabic digital content constitutes around 3 per cent of all digital content, says a new report, co-produced by ITU, and UNESCWA. The study examines the share of Arabic digital content on the Internet and highlights challenges and opportunities.

Geneva, Switzerland, 08 July 2014
Fostering participation of the Academic Sector of Argentina in the work of ITU

​Mr Brahima Sanou and Mr Norberto Berner, Secretary of Communications of the Argenitina's  Communications Ministry (SECOM) signed, on 24 June 2014, a project document to foster the participation of the Academia - universities, colleges, and business schools and other academic organizations - in the work of ITU.

Geneva, Switzerland, 27 June 2014
SSDM Initiative: moving forward to save people's lives and promote sustainable development

​The Second Advisory Board Meeting of the Smart Sustainable Development Model Initiative was held on 26 June at ITU Headquarters to review progress and to discuss ways to leverage the power of ICTs to save lives and promote sustainable development.

Geneva, Switzerland, 26 June 2014
ITSO and ITU: working together to achieve sustainable development

​Mr Brahima Sanou thanked Mr José Manuel do Rosário Toscano, Director General and CEO of the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO) for his commitment to achieving sustainable-development through ICTs.  Mr Sanou and Mr Toscano met yesterday at ITU Headquarters in Geneva.

Manama, Bahrain, 05 June 2014
GSR-14: capitalizing on the potential of the digital world

​"At this GSR, we have acknowledged the importance of working together, of strengthening and extending our cooperation, of involving other stakeholders such as financial and banking institutions to work together in setting the conditions for connecting the unconnected," said Mr Brahima Sanou at the closing ceremony of the Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR).

"When it comes to collaboration, regional regulators' associations have increasingly played a key role in building a common understanding, strengthening cross-border cooperation and in designing a harmonized approach to regulation."