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ITU Regional Development Forums

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The ITU Regional Development Forums (RDFs) provide a yearly opportunity for dialogue between Regional Offices and decision-makers of ITU Member States and Sector Members on the activities carried out at the regional level.  

The RDFs provide stakeholders with an opportunity to discuss the implementation of the 2018-2021 ITU Regional Initiatives​ approved by the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-17) held in Buenos Aires, Argentina. They ​also discuss matters related to Study Groups, Membership, Partnerships, ITU Centres of Excellence, as well as regional contributions to the implementation of WSIS Action Lines and SDGs. 

​RDFs are open to all stakeholders willing to strengthen cooperation and partnerships among telecommunication/ICT policy-makers, regulators, industry, academia, regional and international development agencies and organizations on specific regional telecommunication and ICT matters.

RDF for Africa

​​The 2020 ITU Regional Development Forum for Africa was held remotely on 6 and 7 Octob​er 2020, together with preparatory break-out sessions on 5 October.

RDF for Americas

​The 2020 Regional Development Forum for Americas ​was held remotely on 26 October 2020 back to back to ​CITEL’s 37th PCC I Meeting on 27 to 30 October 2020.

RDF for Arab Region

The 2020 ITU Regional Development Forum for the Arab Region​​ was held remotely on 25 to 26 November 2020.

RDF for Asia-Pacific

The ​2020 ​ITU Regional Development Forum for Asia-Pacific​ was ​ held remotely on 2 to 5 November 2020.


T​he ​2020 ​ITU Regional Development Forum for CIS​​ was held remotely on 14 to 15 December 2020​.​​​

RDF for Europe

​​The 2020 Regional Development Forum for Europe​ was held remotely on 26 May 2020 and was held back to back with the CEPT Committee for ITU P​​olicies (Co​m-ITU) meeting, also taking place remotely f​rom 27 to 29 May 2020.​​