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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 elected, on 24 October 2014, to a second four-year term


Nairobi, Kenya, 12 September 2016
ITU's Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium highlights need for new skills in the digital era
​Over 400 participants attending ITU's Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium (CBS-2016, Nairobi, 6-8 September) pledged continued commitment to education and training in information and communications technologies (ICTs) to help countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by leveraging major digital technology transformation.
Nairobi, Kenya, 06 September 2016
ITU’s Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium opens in Nairobi, Kenya
Over 400 participants from government, business, academia, non-governmental organizations and the United Nations family are meeting in Nairobi this week to formulate and optimize human capacity building strategies for the information and communication technology (ICT) sector, to improve' digital skills and empower countries to take full advantage of strong continued growth in ICT-related jobs.
Brasilia, Brazil , 15 June 2016
Regional Development Forum for the Americas reviews implementation of Regional Initiatives
The ITU Regional Development Forum for the Americas region was held in Brasilia, Brazil on 15 June 2016.
Manila, Philippines, 06 June 2016
Regional Development Forum focuses on ICTs for Smart Society in the Asia-Pacific Region
​The 2016 Asia-Pacific Regional Development Forum was held in Manila, Philippines from 6 to 7 June under the theme “ICTs for Smart Sustainable Asia-Pacific”.
Geneva, Switzerland, 25 May 2016
ITU hosts high-level dialogue on use of ICTs to attain universal health coverage
​A high-level inter-ministerial round table on Digital Health was held on 24 May in Geneva, Switzerland, bringing together for the first time Ministers of Telecommunication/ICT and Ministers of Health to exchange views on how policies and cross-sectoral collaboration between the two sectors can foster innovation to improve the quality, equity and accessibility of health services.