For four days in September, 2017, the International Telecommunication Union convened representatives of industry, governments, non-profits and other experts in internet and communications technologies in Busan, South Korea. ITU has the power to shape the character of ICTs in emerging economies, and its guiding voices have shared some of their views on the future of the technology in global development.

Prior to the event, we spoke with the directors of two of ITU’s bureaus that influence ICT development in emerging economies:

Five Questions for Brahima Sanou, Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Development Bureau (ITU-D)

 

 

 

 

Five Questions for Dr. Chaesub Lee, Director of the ITU Telecommunications Standardization Bureau

 

 

 

 

ITU published videos from its sessions in Busan online: Session Videos 2017. Speeches that may interest Engineering for Change members are embedded below.

    Day 1: The Leadership Summit

 

 

 

 

 

    Day 3: Economic impact of artificial intelligence

 

 

 

 

 

    Day 4: Developing human capacity for the digital era

 

 

 

 

 

    And: When connectivity is not enough – driving meaningful digital inclusion

 

 

 

 

 

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