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​​ITU Regional Development Forum for CIS (RDF-CIS) 2024

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The ITU Regional Development Forum for CIS (RDF-CIS) organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and hosted by the Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation, and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan took place from 26 to 27 of March 2024 at Astana Hub in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Watch some highlights from RDF-CIS 2024

The Regional Development Forum for CIS provided an opportunity for the exchange of views between ITU Member States, Sector Members, partners, and other stakeholders. RDF-CIS offered an opportunity for matchmaking regional as well as country specific priorities and partners' pledges as announced since the launch of the Partner2Connect Digital Coalition at the World Telecommunication Development Conference in Kigali, Rwanda. The overall aim was to convert pledges into concrete commitments that would lead to the implementation of impactful projects in line with the priorities outlined in the Kigali Action Plan (KAP), including Regional Initiatives.

RDF-CIS also provided an opportunity for the ITU's Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) to report on the progress that has been made towards implementing the outcomes of the World Telecommunication Development Conference 2022 (WTDC-22) so far, including the Regional Initiatives for CIS Region.

Partner2Connect at RDF-CIS

​​A special segment of the RDF was dedicated to the Partner2Connect Digital Coalition regional roundtables and their matchmaking process. This segment offered an opportunity to Members and stakeholders to express their commitments based on contributions or pledges aimed at addressing country needs in the CIS Region, with the goal of advancing digital development and implementation of the Regional Initiatives.​


As part of the RDF-CIS 2024, the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) through the ITU Regional Office for CIS, launched a regional consultation. Member States and Partners were invited to present their priorities as written contributions which was used as a basis for discussions.

The Forum was conducted in Russian and English.

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