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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


Geneva, Switzerland, 30 August 2016
Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium
​The Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium (CBS- 2016) takes place in Nairobi, Kenya from 6 to 8 September 2016. The Symposium is organized by ITU, the UN specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs) and hosted by the Government of Kenya under the theme "Embracing Capacity Building Opportunities in the Digital Era".
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.
Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, 14 May 2016
ITU’s GSR-16 highlights need for inclusive and collaborative dialogue to accelerate socio-economic development
More than 500 participants from some 70 countries, including government ministers and top international policy makers from the world's information and communication technology (ICT) regulatory authorities and leading technology companies, met from 11 to 14 May in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, for the 16th edition of the ITU Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR-16).