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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


Geneva, Switzerland, 03 November 2015
Argentina extends commitment to foster participation of its Academia in the work of ITU
Argentina and ITU have agreed to extend for a further one year a joint project, first signed in 2014, aimed at fostering the participation of Argentinian academic institutions in the work of ITU.
Budapest, Hungary, 11 October 2015
Harnessing ICTs for sustainable development and disaster management discussed at ITU Development Initiatives Advisory Board Meetings
​The Third Advisory Board Meetings of the Smart Sustainable Development Model (SSDM) and m-Powering Development Initiatives were held on 11 October 2015 in Budapest, Hungary on the eve of the ITU Telecom World 2015.  The Advisory Boards reviewed the reports prepared by the SSDM Task Forces and the m-Powering Working groups during the past year. The reports focused on crucial areas such as advocacy, global dialogue, innovation and resource mobilization.
Dakar, Senegal, 24 September 2015
ITU Africa Regional Development Forum held in Dakar, Senegal
​The ITU Regional Development Forum (RDF) for Africa was held in Dakar, Senegal from 9-10 September 2015 under the theme "Delivering on Africa Regional Initiatives". The Forum was organized by ITU in collaboration with the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications of Senegal and the Africa Telecommunications Union (ATU).
Geneva, Switzerland, 24 September 2015
ITU-D Study Group 1 meeting held in Geneva
The second meeting of the ITU-D Study Group 1 for the 2014-2017 study period was held in Geneva from 14 to 18 September 2015. The work of ITU-D Study Group 1 covers the enabling environment for the development of telecommunications/ICTs.
Geneva, Switzerland, 21 September 2015
​ITU Academia Members agree to publish a Scientific Journal on ICTs
The first ever ITU-D Academia Network meeting held in Geneva on Friday 11 September 2015 unanimously agreed to publish an ITU Scientific Journal which will focus on emerging challenges and issues in the telecommunication/ICT sector.