ITU Regional Development Forum for CIS Region, 14-15 December 2020
Regional Development Forum is a platform for regional dialogue between ITU and its Member States, Sector Members, Academia and other interested stakeholders aimed at strengthening cooperation and partnerships to promote the activities carried out at the regional level.
RDF-CIS intends to assist ITU Member States in preparing contributions to the World Telecommunication Development Conference 2021 (WTDC-21), Operational Plan of the ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau and will contribute to the ITU WTDC-21 Regional Preparatory Meeting for CIS Region (RPM-CIS) scheduled for April 2021.
To achieve this objective RDF-CIS will include presentation and assessment of progress on the World Telecommunication Development Conference 2017 (WTDC-17) Regional Initiatives implementation and will consider implementation and funding mechanisms available for the ITU projects. Forum will also feature presentations of studies on five major areas of ITU activities in the region: ICT Infrastructure; Cybersecurity; Digital Transformation, Digital Skills; Smart Sustainable Cities.
During the RDF-CIS, ITU membership will be invited to present ongoing projects that are being implemented within WTDC-17 Regional Initiatives framework. ITU Member States will also be invited to share their national priorities on telecommunications/ICT development, as well we to make proposals on ITU activities in the CIS Region.