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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

Recent Activities

Geneva, Switzerland, 05 November 2014
The group on capacity building initiatives meets to validate selection of Centres of Excellence for the period 2015-2018

The Group on Capacity Building Initiatives (GCBI) met in Geneva on the 17th of October 2014 to deliberate on the selection of the new Centres of Excellence (CoEs). The main purpose of the meeting was to validate and endorse the list of recommended CoEs.

Busan, Korea, 05 November 2014
Paving the way to a competitive telecommunication sector in Paraguay: new agreement signed

​The International Telecommunication Union and the National Telecommunications Commission of Paraguay (CONATEL) signed on 28 October 2014 a Framework Cooperation Agreement to implement projects aimed at strengthening key priority areas.

Busan, South Korea, 27 October 2014
ANATEL contributes additional USD 2.6 million to a development project with ITU

​In a ceremony held on 27 October in Busan, South Korea, during the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference, the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) and the Brazilian National Telecommunications Agency, ANATEL, signed a project agreement to enhance the agency's regulatory capacities and competencies.

ANATEL is to contribute USD 2.6 million for the project.

Busan, South Korea, 24 October 2014
ITU and INDOTEL sign cooperation agreement

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) today signed a framework cooperation agreement with the Dominican Institute of Telecommunications (INDOTEL).   

The agreement was signed on the sidelines of ITU's 19th Plenipotentiary Conference taking place in Busan, South Korea. 

Mr. Brahima Sanou, Director of the ITU's Telecommunication Development Bureau signed on behalf of the organization while Alejandro Jiménez, Executive Director of The Dominican Institute of Telecommunications (INDOTEL) signed on behalf of Mr Gedeón Santos, Chairman of INDOTEL.

Busan, South Korea, 24 October 2014
Brahima Sanou elected to a second four-year term

​Mr. Brahima Sanou, Director of the ITU's Telecommunication Bureau, was elected today to a second four-year term with 166 votes.  

"I would like to convey my greatest gratitude to all ITU Member States for the confidence," Mr. Sanou said in his acceptance speech.