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8th Green Standards Week

Zanzibar, Tanzania, 9 - 12 April 2018

Contact: Cristina Bueti

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), UN Habitat, United Nations University (UNU), United Nations Industrial Development Organization​ (UNIDO),​ Basel Convention and UN Environment at the kind invitation of the Universal Communications Service Access Fund (UCSAF) and Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA), organized the eighth edition of the Green Standards Week, from 9 to 12 April 2018 in Zanzibar, Tanzania.

This year, the Green Standards Week was dedicated to the theme Linking circular economy and industry 4.0”, and was kindly hosted by the Universal Communications Service Access Fund (UCSAF) and Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA), Zanzibar, Tanzania.

The Green Standards Week acts as a global platform for discussion and knowledge-sharing in order to raise awareness of the importance of and opportunities for using information and communication technologies (ICTs) to protect the environment, unlock the potential of circular economy and expedite the transition to smart sustainable cities.

The Green Standards Week brings together leading specialists in the field, from top policy-makers to engineers, designers, smart city planners, government officials, regulators, standards experts, academia and others. Discussions were held in English, French and Arabic.

Participation in the Symposium, fora and trainings were opened to ITU Member States, Sector Members, Associates and Academic Institutions and to anyone who wishes to contribute to the work. This includes individuals who were also members of international, regional and national organizations. Participation in these events is free of charge.

The ITU-T SG5RG-AFR, SG5RG-ARB and SG20RG-AFR meetings were restricted to delegates and representatives from Member States, Sector Members and Associates of ITU-T Study Group 5 and ITU-T Study Group 20 in the African and Arab regions respectively, in conformity with clause 2.3.3 of WTSA Resolution 1 (Rev. Hammamet, 2016).









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