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BDT Director’s Corner

Mr. Brahima Sanou was elected Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau by the Plenipotentiary Conference in October 2010 in Guadalajara, Mexico and took office on 1 January 2011.
Mr Sanou was re-elected, on 24 October 2014, to a second four-year term


Geneva, Swizerland, 01 October 2018
ITU Wayfindr Cooperation Agreement on Capacity Building
​ITU and Wayfindr, a non-profit organization based in the United Kingdom, signed a cooperation agreement in August to deliver training on the design of audio-based navigation systems, which address the needs of persons with vision impairment.​
Durban, South Africa , 11 September 2018
Guide to Developing a National Cybersecurity Strategy
ITU, together with 11 partners from intergovernmental and international organizations, private sector, as well as academia and civil society have published the National Cybersecurity Strategy Guide to assist countries in the development and implementation of national cybersecurity strategies including cyber-preparedness and resilience.​​
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 24 August 2018
New initiative launched to bridge the gender digital divide in Africa
ITU and UN Women, in collaboration with the African Union Commission, have launched a new initiative to equip girls and young women in Africa with digital literacy skills.
Geneva, 09 July 2018
ITU Global Symposium for Regulators
​​The ITU Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR-18) took place from 9 to 12 July in Geneva, Switzerland. Under the theme “New Regulatory Frontiers”, the symposium offered participants the opportunity to explore how digital transformation is today impacting all aspects of our daily lives and extending regulatory frontiers.​
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 20 June 2018
ITU Global Capacity Building Symposium
The ITU Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium (CBS-2018) took place from 18 to 20 June 2018 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.