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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

Doha, Qatar, 06 December 2014
Development Initiatives’ reports launched in Doha, Qatar

​The Advisory Boards of the m-Powering Development and Smart Sustainable Development Model Initiatives released their first reports in Doha, Qatar, on 6 December, on the eve of the ITU Telecom World 2014.

Tbilisi, Georgia, 01 December 2014
World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium held in Tbilisi, Georgia

The 12th World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Symposium (WTIS) took place in Tbilisi, Georgia, on 24 – 26 of November 2014.  

The symposium, which serves as the main international forum to discuss international ICT statistics, brought together ICT ministers, heads of national telecom/ICT regulatory authorities and national statistical offices, heads of international organizations, chief executive officers of private sector companies, and statistical experts from around the world.

Geneva, Switzerland, 21 November 2014
Counterfeit and substandard ICT products discussed at ITU

The International telecommunications Union hosted, on 17 – 18 November 2014, high level talks to address the global challenges posed by counterfeit and substandard ICT products.

Leading experts representing industry, governments, regulatory authorities, international organizations and standard bodies took part in the discussions.

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.