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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.

Recent Activities

Dubai, United Arab Emirates,   10 April 2014
“I look forward to translating our commitments into action without delay”

"The decisions we have taken here in Dubai will give us a clear direction, shared vision and action plan," said Mr Brahima Sanou at the closing ceremony of the sixth World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-14).

"Here in Dubai, we have noted once more that broadband is key to sustainable socio-economic development," said Sanou.

Dubai, UAE,   01 April 2014
2015 Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR) to be held in Gabon: letter of intent signed

In 2015 the Global Symposium for Regulators, known as GSR, will take place in Libreville, Gabon. A letter of intent was signed on 1 April 2014 by Mr. Sanou and H.E. Mr. Pastor Ngoua N’Neme, Minister of Communications of Gabon.

Dubai, UAE,   01 April 2014
Building ICT skills: agreement signed with INTEL

On 1 April, ITU signed an agreement with United States-based INTEL corporation to build skills on telecommunication/ICT technology.

Dubai, UAE,   31 March 2014
2014 Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR) to be held in Bahrain: Host Country Agreement signed

Mr Sanou and Dr Mohammed Ahmed Alamer, Chairman of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the Kingdom of Bahrain, co-signed today a Host Country Agreement which will allow the 2014 edition of the Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR) to be held in Bahrain this year.

Dubai, UAE,   30 March 2014
Promoting broadband connectivity in remote areas of Palestine: new agreement signed

​A new agreement, launching the second phase of the Connect a School, Connect a Community project,  was signed today by Mr. Brahima Sanou, Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau and H.E. Dr. Safa Nasser Eldin, Minister of Telecommunications & Information Technology of Palestine.