5ITU-D: Your Partner for ICT Development ITU-D is a catalyst for multi-stakeholder partnershipsMobilize human, technical and financial resourcesNeutral broker between government and industryExecuting agency for project implementation and expert assistance to countries
7Regional Initiatives Objective: Meet specific needs identified by member states in each regionActions:Undertake small and large scale projectsLed by regional offices, supported by Geneva HQ
8Connect the World Summits to mobilize resources in each region: Leaders from industry, dev banks, governments, int/regional organizationsProjects to realize common goalsConnect Africa was 1st Summit: $55 Billion in commitments for ICT development by 2012Connect CIS 2009, Americas 2010, Arab States 2011, Asia-Pacific 2012
9Wireless Broadband Initiative Objective: Expand broadband access in underserved areasOutcomesDevelop and deploy wireless networksGuarantee capacity for schools, hospitalsTrain local experts and build human capacityDevelop ICT Applications: e-health, e-education, e-government
10Partner with ITU-D Enjoy branding and visibility opportunities through successful high-profile partnershipsSupport your Corporate Social Responsibilityand long term market development objectivesLeverage your expertise and services to help implement ICT projects in developing countriesWork with governments and other industry players towards shared goals for development
11What benefits? What costs? How to join? ITU Sector MembershipWhat benefits? What costs? How to join?
12General Benefits of ITU Membership ITU’s unique capacity to bring together representatives from competing companies and governments of all ideological persuasionsSharing a wealth of experience and creative ideasEstablish partnerships between private and public sectorsAccess to ITU’s vast range of publications, as well as restricted documentation/information and statistics
14ITU Sector MemberAn ITU Sector Member fully participates in the work of corresponding ITU Sector Study Groups, or Working Groups thereof, in the Sector’s Regional and World Telecommunication Conferences, Advisory Group and other relevant workshops, seminars and meetings.An interested entity or organization may join ITU as a Sector Member. There are 3 Sectors:Development (ITU-D)Radiocommunication (ITU-R)Standardization (ITU-T)
15Who are our Sector Members? Over 300 ICT companies and organizations participate in the work of the ITU-D Sector
16ITU-D Sector Members say their motivation for joining the Sector: ITU-D’s leadershipDevelopment projectsSharing experiences and best practicesHelping LDC’s develop Human CapitalOrganization of regional conferencesThe wish to achieve better telecommunications in the worldCorporate Social Responsibility
17Motivation for being an ITU-D Sector Member Excellent work done by ITU-DPartnership with ITUStay in touch with developments & regulatory best practicesAccess to latest information: trends, statistics and HRD issuesClose cooperation with other ITU-D SMs and new opportunitiesTo learn from the experiences and knowledge of other countriesEncouragement and promotion of telecom liberalization and technology introduction globally
18Motivation for being an ITU-D Sector Member Assist development markets in business and technology issuesThe relevance of information producedTo reduce duplication of effortsTo learn from other region experiencesCapacity building in new technologies, digital implementation and transition to the digital broadcasting paradigm
19ITU-D Sector Members Portal Showcases information on ITU–D Sector Members.Strengthens communication between them and the BDT.Enhances their visibility.Takes advantage of networking opportunities.Offers a useful new tool for consulting data (logo, short profile, website, RSS feed.Filter and navigation tools make it possible to search for information by such parameters as region, country, category, domain.Free of charge.
21ITU-D Sector Member Fees ITU Sector Members may choose their annual contribution in a range from 1/16 to 40 units. The effective amount of the contributory unit is 63’600 Swiss francs. This fixes the minimum annual contribution for an ITU-D Sector Member as follows:CHF 7,950 (1/8 unit)CHF 3,975 (1/16 unit for developing countries only)
22ITU AssociatesAn interested entity or organization may join an ITU Sector as an Associate and be entitled to take part in the work of a selected single Study Group.Associates may have access to documentation required for their work and may serve as Rapporteur or Editor.
23Become Associate to 1 ITU-D Study Group Telecommunication development strategies and policiesITU-D Study Group 2:Development and management of telecommunication services and networksThe annual contribution for anITU-D Associate is:CHF 3, CHF 1, (for developing countries only)
24Conclusion ITU membership is global and diversified Sector Members play a key role in ITU dynamicsRegional participation is an ITU priorityInvaluable opportunities exist to share experiences, creative ideas, knowledge of business opportunities and to seek partnershipsITU Sector membership fees are competitiveFill in the membership application form and submit it to the ITU Secretary General through the telecommunication administration of your country.Join us! Become a new ITU-D Sector Member!