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ITU Regional Development Forums

The ITU Regional Development Forums (RDFs) provide an opportunity for high-level dialogue between the Telecommunication Development Bureau, Member States and ITU-D Sector Members , primarily on the implementation of the Regional Initiatives, and the Kigali Action Plan as adopted by the 2022 World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-22).

RDFs promote multi-stakeholder partnerships among Member States, industry, academia, civil society, the UN system as well as regional and international development agencies and organizations, on specific regional telecommunication and ICT matters.

Plans are underway to host the RDFs in each of the six regions of ITU. Follow us on this page for updates on the set dates of the 2023 RDFs.

RDF for Africa

Regional Development Forum 2023 for Africa
Date: 3 - 5 October 2023
Venue: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

RDF for Americas

Regional Development Forum 2023 for Americas Date: 16 - 18 August 2023
Venue: San Salvador, El Salvador

RDF for Arab Region

RDF for Asia-Pacific

Regional Development Forums 2023 for Asia Pacific Date: 13-15 September 2023
Venue: Bangkok, Thailand


Regional Development Forums 2023 for CIS Date: TBC
Venue: TBC

RDF for Europe

Regional Development Forums 2023 for Europe Date: 22 - 23 May 2023
Venue: Timisoara, Romania