Regional Development Forums provide an opportunity for high-level dialogue between the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) and decision-makers of ITU Member States and Sector Members. They serve as a platform for assessing strategic orientations that may have an impact on BDT's regional work plan in between world telecommunication development conferences. In this context, these Forums will report on the activities of the Dubai Action Plan, with particular emphasis on regional initiatives in order to get feedback from membership to adjust BDT's work in the regions.
This year Forum will discuss in detail the five regional initiatives approved by WTDC-14, providing members with an opportunity to exchange experiences and best practice in the implementation of these initiatives. It will also pay special attention to the new ITU Strategic Plan for 2016-2019, the activities of the ITU-D Study Groups, and the activities of the ITU Centers of Excellence.