Presentation on theme: "International Telecommunication Union ITU-D Overview."— Presentation transcript:
International Telecommunication Union ITU-D Overview
2 ITU in brief Leading United Nations Agency for ICTs. 192 Member States, 558 Sector Members Three sectors: Radiocommunication Radiocommunication Standardization Standardization Development Development ITU TELECOM Events
3 ITUs Global Presence 5 regional offices, 8 area offices HQ in Geneva, Switzerland
Working with ITU
5 ITU-D: Your Partner for ICT Development ITU-D is a catalyst for multi-stakeholder partnerships Mobilize human, technical and financial resources Neutral broker between government and industry Executing agency for project implementation and expert assistance to countries
6 Development Activities Information & communication Infrastructure Enabling environment Cybersecurity and ICT applications Capacity building & digital inclusion LDCs, emergency telecoms & climate change Regional Initiatives
7 Connect the World Summits to mobilize resources in each region: Summits to mobilize resources in each region: Leaders from industry, dev banks, governments, int/regional organizations Projects to realize common goals Connect Africa Connect Africa was 1 st Summit: Now working on implementation with partners Connect CIS held in Connect CIS held in 2009, with other regions to follow
Flagship initiatives Connect a School – Connect a Community Connect a School – Connect a Community Wireless Broadband Partnership Wireless Broadband Partnership Connecting Villages Connecting Villages ITU Academy Partnership ITU Academy Partnership ITU Mobile Health Initiative ITU Mobile Health Initiative ITU-IMPACT Collaboration on Cyber-security ITU-IMPACT Collaboration on Cyber-security
Global Symposium for Regulators & Global Industry Leaders Forum Neutral platform for policy- makers, regulators & industry to address key issues Annual event each November Exclusive opportunity for ITU-D Sector Members Outcomes: best practices that countries integrate into national approaches November 2010
10 Partner with ITU-D Many opportunities exist Enjoy branding and visibility opportunities through successful high-profile partnerships Support your Corporate Social Responsibility and long term market development objectives Leverage your expertise and services to help implement ICT projects in developing countries Work with governments and other industry players towards shared goals for development
International Telecommunication Union ITU Sector Membership What benefits? What costs? How to join?
12 Membership Categories
13 ITU Sector Member An ITU Sector Member fully participates in the work of corresponding ITU Sector Study Groups, or Working Groups thereof, in the Sectors 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)
14 ITU Associates An 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.
Who are our Sector Members? Over 300 ICT companies and organizations globally participate in the work of the ITU-D Sector
ITU-D Sector Members say their motivation for joining the Sector: Participate in development projects Network with regulators, policy-makers and other industry Share experiences and best practices Help LDCs develop human capital and technology Participate in regional conferences Access latest information: trends, statistics and HRD issues Corporate Social Responsibility
ITU-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.
ITU-D Sector Members Portal
19 ITU-D Sector Member Fees ITU Sector Members may choose their annual contribution, within a range The ITU-D minimum amount is: CHF 7,950 for developed countries CHF 3,975 for developing countries only
20 Conclusion ITU membership is global and diversified Invaluable opportunities to share experiences and forge partnerships Sector Members play a key role in ITU activities If you are already a Sector Member, learn how you can get more involved If you are not yet a member, join now!
International Telecommunication Union Thank You!