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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


Manila, Philippines, 06 June 2016
Regional Development Forum focuses on ICTs for Smart Society in the Asia-Pacific Region
​The 2016 Asia-Pacific Regional Development Forum was held in Manila, Philippines from 6 to 7 June under the theme “ICTs for Smart Sustainable Asia-Pacific”.
Geneva, Switzerland, 25 May 2016
ITU hosts high-level dialogue on use of ICTs to attain universal health coverage
​A high-level inter-ministerial round table on Digital Health was held on 24 May in Geneva, Switzerland, bringing together for the first time Ministers of Telecommunication/ICT and Ministers of Health to exchange views on how policies and cross-sectoral collaboration between the two sectors can foster innovation to improve the quality, equity and accessibility of health services.
Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, 14 May 2016
ITU’s GSR-16 highlights need for inclusive and collaborative dialogue to accelerate socio-economic development
More than 500 participants from some 70 countries, including government ministers and top international policy makers from the world's information and communication technology (ICT) regulatory authorities and leading technology companies, met from 11 to 14 May in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, for the 16th edition of the ITU Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR-16).
Rabat, Morocco, 30 March 2016
Regional Development Forum for Arab States reviews implementation of Regional Initiatives
​The 2016 Arab States Regional Development Forum was held in Rabat, Morocco, from 28 to 29 March under the theme "ICT for Sustainable Development".
Geneva, Switzerland, 19 March 2016
21st Telecommunication Development Advisory Group held at ITU Headquarters
​The 21st meeting of the Telecommunication Development Advisory Group (TDAG) was held from 16 to 18 March 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland.