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ITU Stand


(Geneva, 9-13 December 2003)

The ITU stands at WSIS are meant to bring together some concrete examples of ICT projects that ITU has been developing in partnership with its Members States and its Sector Members.

The stands are located in Halls 2 and 4 of Geneva Palexpo.

In Hall 2, the central ITU platform is demonstrating most of the activities carried out as the UN specialized Agency for telecommunications and information and communication technologies.

Governments of Bulgaria, Egypt, India, Lithuania, Romania, Ethiopia and South Africa are presenting some major ICT projects they have deployed in their respective countries in cooperation with ITU. 

In Hall 4 various examples of ICT strategies and applications are also intended to demonstrate the role of ICT in fostering economic and social development in many regions of the world and some successful ways to transform digital divide into digital opportunities. 

Among the numerous applications demonstrated in ITU and ITU Members stands (Hall 2 and 4):

Building capacity programs: centres of excellence, e-learning centres, multi-vendor platform. Various projects related to E-government , e-environment, e-agriculture, telemedicine, e-security as well as projects more focused on infrastructure and network solutions like Wireless IP based systems in rural areas, satellite communications…  

The projects are presented in cooperation with Alcatel, Bhutan Post, Bhutan Telecom, Cable & Wireless, Global e-Sustainability initiative, Government of India, International Institute of Telecommunications( Canada), JSC Vitanet, Ministry of Communication & Information technology of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Education of Morocco, the Adaptive Technology Center for the Blind( Ethiopia), the Ethiopian Telecommunication Authority, Russian Satellite Communication Company, Universal Postal Union, Unep, Unesco, Universal Postal Union, WISekey (Switzerland).

Further information (Word format):

ITU Stand Activities


ITU and ITU Members’ participation in ITU STANDS at WSIS


Projects in Hall 2


Projects in Hall 4



Conferences and presentations in connection with ITU Stand:

Presentation of results of ITU report:

Investing in Telecommunications and ICTs in Developing Markets:  Shifting the Paradigm


Potential telecommunications and ICT investors are presented with opportunities in developing countries that are expanding at double and even triple digit annual growth rates.  In 2002 alone, USD 600 billion in investment opportunities existed in low-income countries just to bring those countries up to targeted teledensity levels.  These opportunities however, must be balanced with the risk factors companies must face.  This presentation will recap a report released by the ITU at the WSIS that analyzes the opportunities and risk factors confronting potential investors.  The presentation will also discuss ways that governments, investors and the ITU can mitigate the risk to further stimulate investment in developing markets.


Schedule: Repeated presentations on Wednesday, 10 October 13:30 – 15:00 (Cervin) and Thursday, 11 October 13:00 – 14:00 (Room H, Hall 2)



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