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First Advisory Board Meeting 2013

​The First Advisory Board Meeting of the m-Powering Initiative took place on 15 October 2013 at  ITU Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. 

The meeting was attended by a wide range of eminent personalities from public, private and international entities who constitute the Advisory Board of this Initiative.

  ​Advisory Board Members, October 2013
​In his welcome remarks, Mr. Houlin Zhao, Deputy Secretary-General of ITU, said that the Initiative can provide substantial advancement towards achieving the goals established by the Broadband Commission for Digital Development.

The Director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau, Mr. Brahima Sanou, highlighted, during his opening remarks, that the main objective of the Initiative was to bring a human face to ICT.

He further stressed the importance of adding value to existing projects but, at the same time, changing the current paradigm to enable the creation of an ecosystem for development through the use of mobile telecommunication technologies.

Following a proposal made by the BDT Director, Mr. Sam Pitroda and Ms. Anne Bouverot were  appointed as Chair and Vice-Chair of the Advisory Board.