In preparation of the 25th meeting of the Telecommunication Development Advisory Group (TDAG), a number of Web Dialogues took place between March to May 2020, exclusively online.
round of Web Dialogues, 12-21 May 2020
Dialogues on Results Based Management
- Creating a "Fit4Purpose" BDT: The Case for Change, 12 May 2020
- Creating a "Fit4Purpose" BDT: Scaling for Impact, 14 May 2020
Web dialogue on Partnerships for Digital Transformation: Engaging Stakeholders for Meaningful Impact, 21 May 2020
Second Web Dialogue on WTDC, 30 April 2020
In order to maximise and further build on the discussions that took place during the first Web Dialogue on WTDC, on 24 March, a second Web Dialogue on the same topic took place on 30 April at 1300h CET.
The objective of the 2nd Web Dialogue was to further discuss and refine proposals for consideration of the TDAG-20 to ensure that the World Telecommunication Development Conference in 2021 will be a solutions-based conference that addresses the real challenges in the development of telecommunications/ICTs.
First round of Web Dialogues – 24-26 March 2020
TDAG Web Dialogue on WTDC
This first Web Dialogue provided the opportunity to delve into four main topics revolving around WTDC that are outlined in document TDAG-20/DT/2, and each topic was moderated by a representative of membership.
- Preparatory process;
- Content and structure;
- Stakeholder engagement;
- Side events.
TDAG Web Dialogue on the new ITU index
On 10 February 2020 an Expert Group meeting was organized by ITU to discuss a proposal for the development of a new ITU composite index, which would succeed the ICT Development Index (IDI) published by ITU annually from 2009-2017. The new index will be based on the SDG framework and aims to provide a monitoring tool for governments to assess how digital transformations may impact their ability to achieve the SDGs. This Web Dialogue presented progress in the development of the new index and provided an opportunity for Member States to raise questions and receive clarifications.
TDAG Web Dialogue on the Regional Presence
Council-19 instructed the Secretary-General to recruit an independent external management consultancy to perform a comprehensive programmatic, strategic and financial assessment and review of ITU's regional presence. During this Web Dialogue PwC provided an overview of the work done up until now and summarized some key findings. PwC, for instance, introduced their six guiding principles for the evaluation of the regional presence and showed how the application of these principles unlocked benefits in terms of increased relevance, focus and capacity. The consultant further provided an overview of its assessment of the role of the regional presence in the implementation of ITU-D programs and activities, and possible measures to enhance the performance and impact of field offices. Members were encouraged to provide comments and suggestions to PwC during this interactive Web Dialogue. It is recalled that PwC's final report will be submitted to the June 2020 session of Council.
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