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BDT Director’s Corner

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Doreen Bogdan-Martin was elected Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau on the 1st of November 2018.  She took office on the 1st of January 2019.​
She is a strategic leader with 30 years of high-level experience in international and inter-governmental relations. ​She has a long history of success in policy and strategy development, analysis and execution. 



Geneva, Switzerland, 12 June 2019
Girls in ICT Day 2019
​​On 25 April, the world celebrated International Girls in ICT Day! Thanks to all the colleagues from the regional and areas offices for organizing fantastic events.
Geneva, Switzerland, 07 June 2019
For young women in tech, the power of reaching for the stars
​I had an hour-long, informal fireside chat with Anousheh Ansari in front of a packed room at Geneva's Graduate Institute. During our discussion, I was impressed by her enthusiasm, her indomitable spirit, and her commitment to finding new ways to use technology to solve the world's problems.​
Geneva, Switzerland, 04 June 2019
Why this year's Global Symposium for Regulators is more important than ever
​​In the nearly 20 years since I helped set up the very first Global Symposium for Regulators, held in Geneva in the year 2000, the GSR has gone from strength to strength to become the pre-eminent global meeting of the ICT regulatory community. Since its inception, the GSR has encouraged robust discussion and the frank exchange of views.
Geneva, Switzerland, 10 April 2019
Why we need a ‘whole-of-government’ approach to digital investments
​​The SDG Digital Investment Framework authored by ITU and the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) encourages a whole-of-government approach and sets out to help governments address key strategic investment questions and choose effective, scalable technology-based solutions – and in particular help them to consider using ICT Building Blocks for economies of scale and maximum return on investment.
Geneva, Switzerland, 03 April 2019
TDAG: innovating ways to engage with ITU-D Members
​​The Telecommunication Development Group (TDAG) held its annual meeting from 3-5 April in Geneva. It was an amazing and inspiring three days. We all actively engaged through dialogue and discussion. As BDT Director, I appreciate TDAG's role as my advisory board, and the good guidance provided to me and my hard-working team.​​​