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  • Vilnius, Lithuania  26 April 2017
    Lithuania hosts Regional Development Forum for Europe

    The ITU Regional Development Forum for Europe was held in Vilnius Lithuania on 26 April 2017.

    The Forum was organized by ITU at the kind invitation of the Communications Regulatory Authority of the Republic of Lithuania.

    The Forum provided an opportunity for high-level dialogue, cooperation and partnerships among telecommunication/ICT policy-makers, regulators, industry, academia, regional and international development agencies and organizations on specific regional telecommunication/ICT issues.

    "As we embark on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), policy makers, regulators, private sector, development partners and all stakeholders of the ICT ecosystem need more than ever to establish an inclusive, multistakeholder and collaborative dialogue to achieve socio-economic development," said Mr Brahima Sanou. "The Regional Development Forum is a perfect platform for such dialogue."

    Several reports, produced by the ITU Europe Coordination Office, were launched at the Forum. They include:

    • Regional review of national activities on child online protection in Europe;
    • Twinning between Poland and Albania: technical specifications for a tool to measure quality of service;
    • Twinning between Albania and Slovenia: Broadband infrastructure mapping;
      Mobile identification: Implementation, challenges, and opportunities;
    • ICT for Energy – Telecom and Energy Working Together for Sustainable Development.

    In addition a training catalogue of the ITU Centres of Excellence Network for Europe was issued. 

    The above reports are available here.

    The RDF was followed by the WTDC-17 Regional Preparatory Meeting for Europe from 27-28 April 2017.

    See also: Speeches

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