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Regional Development Forum


global-network.jpg​ITU Regional Development Forum for Europe on "Broadband for Sustainable Development" was organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), in collaboration with the Ministry for  Information Society of Romania and National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications (ANCOM). The Forum took place in Bucharest, Romania, from 20 to 22 April 2015, and was held back to back with the CEPT Com-ITU meeting on 22-24 April 2015.
Regional Development Forums provided an opportunity for high-level dialogue between the Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) and decision-makers, governments and regulators, of ITU Member States and Sector Members. They served 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.
The Forum discussed 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 also paid 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 Centres of Excellence.

Documents and References

·             - RI-EUR5 
 - RI-EUR4

In 2014 the World Telecommunication Development Conference approved five Regional Initiatives for Europe (RI-EUR), while defining their objectives and expected results. In order to ensure that implementation plan for RI-EUR follows bottom up approach, all European stakeholders are kindly invited to express their commitments to support implementation of RI-EUR.  All stakeholders that will express their willingness to contribute to the implementation of RI-EUR will be invited to RDF in order to strengthen its programme as well as to finalize implementation plan for RI-EUR.
Type of commitment can vary from financial contribution to in-kind contribution, i.e. hosting of event, support of a study, facilitation of twinning programme, etc.. Expressions of commitments should be sent to no later than 27 March 2015.

Presentation on Call for Commitments is available here.



Mr. Jaroslaw Ponder, Coordinator for Europe Region (ITU)
Tel.:+41 22 730 60 65; e-mail: 

Ms. Ionela Andrisoi, Counsellor for European and International Affairs, Ministry for Information Society of Romania
Tel.:+40 21 311 41 15; e-mai:



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