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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, 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.​​​
Geneva, Switzerland, 29 March 2019
ITU-D Study Groups: aligning our work with the Sustainable Development Goals

ITU-D Study Groups 1 and 2 met from 18-22 March and 25-29 March respectively in Geneva. The work of ITU-D Study Groups is crucial in accelerating the attainment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. ​

Balaclava, Mauritius, 06 March 2019
When disaster strikes, it is all about the people: using technologies in disaster management
The Global Forum on Emergency Telecommunications (GET-19) was held in Balaclava, Mauritius from 6-8 March.​
Davos, Switzerland, 22 January 2019
Will it be business as usual?
​Connecting the remaining 3.7 billion people: will it be business as usual?​ I asked this question at the Word Economic Forum during a breakout session on the push to 100% connectivity. I was one of the session firestarters, together with Rob Schuter, CEO of MTN Group and Robert Nkuna, DG of the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services of South Africa.​
Riyadh, Saudi arabia, 18 January 2019
Visit to Saudi Arabia: innovation and impact!
I just returned from my first mission, as Director of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau, to Saudi Arabia. During my visit, I had the opportunity to meet with the management team of Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC).