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ITU Global Development Initiatives


m-Powering Development for a Better Tomorrow is an innovative and unique ITU initiative. Our goal is to extend the benefits of mobile telephony to all strata of society, in order to build a truly inclusive information society, with special focus on remote rural and underserviced areas.

Smart Sustainable Development Model

​The Smart Sustainable Development Model initiative aims at linking rural telecommunications development for general communications, business, education health and banking to disaster risk reduction and disaster management initiatives, to ensure an optimal use of technology and avoid duplication of efforts and investments.


​The ITU Academy will work with ITU members, stakeholders and partners to shape the human capacity-building agenda and determine priorities. At an operational level, it will provide access to resources and a platform for the transfer of knowledge.

Connect the World

​ITU and partners are organizing a series of Regional Summits to mobilize resources and forge partnerships. Learn more about the Connect the World series of events and partner with ITU to support its Global Development Initiatives.