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ITU Regional Week on Emerging Technologies for Sustainable Development and Digital Transformation in the Arab Region, Dubai-UAE, 26-29 Aug. 2019



The Arab Regional Office of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in collaboration with Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of United Arab Emirates and National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Egypt (NTRA) will organize the ITU Regional Week on Emerging Technologies for Sustainable Development and Digital Transformation in the Arab Region. The week's events are kindly hosted by  the University of Dubai and will take place in Dubai–UAE, from 26-29 August 2019 and will be supported by Intel, GSMA, Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship (GIE) and other partners. 

This year, the week will focus on the 5th Generation of Mobile Technologies (5G) and how it will transform the landscape for the wide scale deployment of Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Smart Cities particularly in the Arab Region. In addition, this week and the activities associated with it will promote the deployment of IoT, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data to establish Smart Cities and Societies in the Arab region with aim of will contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and Digital Transformation as well as the New Urban Agenda in the Arab Region.


​Participation in the week's events are open to ITU Member States, Sector Members, Associates and Academic Institutions as well as other relevant stakeholders.

Please note that the 5G Capacity Building Training programme oragnized by GSMA is open only to ICTs regulators, policy  makers, government and ministerial officials from the   Arab region.

The Forum will be conducted in Arabic and English with simultaneous interpretation.

ITU Coordinator

Eng. Mustafa Al Mahdi
Programme Administrator
Arab Regional Office-ITU
Tel: +202 3537 1777
Mobile: +20114 117 75 73
Fax: +202 3537 1888

Host Coordinators

Mr. Abdulla Tariq Bin Khadia
International Organizations Officer
Mob:  +971 50 7808686
Fax:     +971 4 777 4484
Mr. Humaid Al Basti
International Affairs Representative
Mob:   +971 52 22233322


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