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Strategic Planning and Membership (SPM)

The Strategic Planning and Membership department anticipates and analyzes strategic challenges and their implications for the Union in the fast evolving telecommunications/ICT environment and develops forward-looking strategic proposals for the ITU management team with a view to ensuring that the organization meets the objectives assigned by the membership.
SPM's mission:
  • Anticipate and analyze strategic challenges and their implications for the Union in the fast evolving telecommunications/ICT environment and develop forward-looking strategic proposals to the ITU management team with a view to ensuring that the organization meets the objectives assigned by the membership.

  • Plan and coordinate the corporative and strategic activities with a view to ensuring their accordance with membership objectives.

  • Develop and maintain sound relations with Member States, Sector Members and other entities, the UN and other international organizations.

  • Provide expert advice on communication and promotion strategies, and develop and implement the Union’s corporate communication plan in cooperation with the three Sectors
    and with the view to promote ITU leadership in the field of telecommunications and ICT.

  • Organize and provide secretariat services to the Plenipotentiary Conference, Council, and other meetings in the general secretariat in order to achieve a high level of involvement from member states and Sector Members.

  • Initiate and coordinate the preparation of draft strategic plans.

bogdan.jpgMrs Doreen Bogdan-Martin was appointed the Chief of the Strategic Planning and Membership Department in the General Secretariat as from 1 January 2008. She was previously the Head of the ITU/BDT Regulatory and Market Environment Division and was responsible for the programmes on Regulatory Reform and Economics and Finance.

Mrs Bogdan-Martin joined BDT in 1994 as a Policy Analyst, and is a leading authority on regulatory and policy trends worldwide. She was the key architect of the Trends in Telecom Reform reports, the annual regulatory survey and database, and the innovative ITU website, ICT Eye . She is well known in the ICT community for her leading role in the annual ITU Global Symposium for Regulators. She was a member of the BDT management committee and has been a representative on several ITU statutory committees over the years.

Before joining ITU, Mrs. Bogdan-Martin worked as a Telecommunications Policy Specialist in the Office of International Affairs of the National Telecommunication and Information Administration (NTIA), US Department of Commerce. She holds a Masters degree in Communications Policy from the School of International Service, American University, in Washington DC.
 
It is the first time that a woman is appointed to the most senior professional level (D2) at ITU. Mrs Bogdan-Martin is married with four children.