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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

Geneva, Switzerland, 30 January 2015
ITU deploys satellite communication equipment to flood-hit Malawi
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has dispatched emergency telecommunication equipment to Malawi which has been recently affected by severe flooding.
Geneva, Switzerland, 28 January 2015
ITU AND ANATEL: Making an impact in the Brazilian telecommunication market
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the Brazilian Agência Nacional de Telecomunicações ANATEL successfully completed a two-year joint project on the pricing of telecommunication services aimed at reducing costs and improving services as a result of the increased competition among operators and service providers.
Geneva, Switzerland, 19 January 2015
BDT Director interviewed on ITU Ebola-Info-Sharing mobile app
​Mr Brahima Sanou, Director of the ITU's Telecommunication Development Bureau was interviewed on 13 January, 2015 by United Nations Radio on the recently launched ITU Ebola-Info-Sharing mobile application.
Geneva, Switzerland, 16 January 2015
“Every moment is a challenge and every challenge opens unlimited doors of opportunities” says Brahima Sanou as new ITU management team is officially inaugurated
The new ITU management team was formally inaugurated on Thursday 15 January 2015 at ITU Headquarters in the presence of Permanent Representatives of Member States to the United Nations Office at Geneva and Heads of UN agencies.
Geneva, Switzerland, 22 December 2014
ITU and SUPERTEL of Ecuador sign a framework cooperation agreement

​The International Telecommunication Union and the Superintendencia De Telecomunicaciones (SUPERTEL) of Ecuador signed, in November 2014, a Framework Cooperation Agreement for the implementation of projects in key priority areas, including equipment certification and conformity laboratories, cybersecurity and human capacity building.