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Committed to Connecting the World International Telecommunication Union ITU-D Overview
Committed to Connecting the World 2 ITU in brief Leading United Nations Agency for ICTs. 193 Member States, 547 Sector Members Three sectors: Radiocommunication Radiocommunication Standardization Standardization Development Development ITU TELECOM Events
Committed to Connecting the World 3 ITUs Global Presence 5 regional offices, 8 area offices HQ in Geneva, Switzerland
Committed to Connecting the World 4 ITU-D: Your Partner for ICT Development ITU-D is a catalyst for multi-stakeholder partnerships, resource mobilization Neutral broker between government and industry Executing agency for project implementation and expert assistance to countries
Committed to Connecting the World 5 Development Activities Enabling Environment ICT Infrastructure Capacity Building Cybersecurity & E-Applications Emergency Telecommunications Regional Initiatives Innovation Statistics & Market Information LDCs & Countries in special need Climate Change & Environment
Committed to Connecting the World 6 Regional Initiatives Objective: Meet specific needs identified by Member States in each region Actions: Undertake small and large scale projects Led by regional offices, supported by Geneva HQ
Committed to Connecting the World 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 2007 Connect Africa 2007 was 1 st Summit Connect CIS Connect CIS 2009 Connect Americas and Connect Arab States in 2012
Committed to Connecting the World Global Symposium for Regulators & Global Industry Leaders Forum Neutral platform for policy-makers, regulators & industry to address key issues Annual event each autumn Exclusive opportunity for ITU-D Sector Members Outcomes: best practices that countries integrate into national approaches
Committed to Connecting the World 9 Partner with ITU-D 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
Committed to Connecting the World International Telecommunication Union ITU Sector Membership What benefits? What costs? How to join?
Committed to Connecting the World 11 ITUs unique capacity to bring together representatives from companies and governments Sharing a wealth of experience and creative ideas Establishing partnerships between private and public sectors Access to ITUs wide range of publications, information and statistics. ITU promotes global collaboration for a connected world General Benefits of ITU Membership
Committed to Connecting the World 12 Membership Categories
Committed to Connecting the World 13 ITU Sector Membership An interested entity or organization may join ITU as a Sector Member of each of the 3 Sectors: Development (ITU-D) Radiocommunication (ITU-R) Standardization (ITU-T) An ITU-D Sector Member fully participates in the work of ITU-D Study Groups, or Working Groups, in the Sectors Regional and World Telecommunication Conferences, Advisory Group and other relevant workshops, seminars and meetings.
Committed to Connecting the World Who are our Sector Members? Over 300 ICT companies and organizations participate in the work of the ITU-D SectorICT companies and organizations
Committed to Connecting the World ITU-D Sector Members say their motivation for joining the Sector is: ITU-Ds leadership Sharing experiences and best practices Helping LDCs develop Human Capital Organization of regional conferences The wish to achieve better telecommunications in the world Corporate Social Responsibility
Committed to Connecting the World Partnership with ITU Stay in touch with developments & regulatory best practices Access to latest information: trends, statistics and HRD issues Close cooperation with other ITU-D Sector Members and new opportunities Encouragement and promotion of telecom liberalization and technology introduction globally Reduce duplication of efforts Motivation for being an ITU-D Sector Member
Committed to Connecting the World ITU-D Sector Members Portal Showcases information on ITU–D Sector Members. Strengthens communication between them and the BDT. Enhances their visibility. Provides 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.
Committed to Connecting the World ITU-D Sector Members Portal
Committed to Connecting the World 19 ITU-D Sector Member Fees The annual ITU-D Sector Member fee varies depending on the country in which the Sector Member is located. The minimum annual fee is 7,950 Swiss Francs for Sector Members in developed countries and 3'975 Swiss francs for Sector Members in developing countries. ITU-D Sector Members may also make a larger contribution, which is most common among larger industry members.
Committed to Connecting the World 20 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.
Committed to Connecting the World 21 ITU-D Study Group 1 : ITU-D Study Group 1 Enabling environment, cybersecurity, ICT applications and Internet-related issues ITU-D Study Group 2: ITU-D Study Group 2 Information and communication infrastructure and technology development, emergency telecommunications and climate- change adaptation The annual contribution for an ITU-D Associate is: CHF 3,975.00 for those based in developed countries and CHF 1,987.50 for those based in developing countries Become Associate to 1 ITU-D Study Group
Committed to Connecting the World Academia Since the ITU Plenipotentiary Conference held in 2010, academia, universities and associated research establishments concerned with the development of telecommunications/ICTs can join the three Sectors of the ITU.ITU Plenipotentiary Conference The financial annual contribution per Sector is : CHF 3,975.00 for academia based in developed countries. and CHF 1,987.50 for academia based in developing countries. 22
Committed to Connecting the World ITU Membership Approval procedure Fill in the ITU Membership Application form.ITU Membership Application form Submit it to the Secretary General of the ITU through the national telecommunication administration of the Member State where your entity is based.the Secretary General of the ITUMember State Regional or other international organizations send the application form directly to ITU. 23
Committed to Connecting the World 24 Conclusion ITU membership is global and diversified Sector Members play a key role in ITU dynamics Regional participation is an ITU priority Invaluable opportunities exist to share experiences, creative ideas, knowledge of business opportunities and to seek partnerships ITU Sector membership fees are competitive Join us! Become a new ITU-D Sector Member!
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