Regional Development Forum for Arab States kicks off in Algiers

February 13th, 2018



ALGIERS-The Regional Development Forum for the Arab States (RDF-ARB), held by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) under the theme “ICT for SDGs: Towards the implementation of WTDC17 outcomes,
” kicked off Monday in Algiers.
The two day-forum takes place under “the implementation of the resolutions of the Plenipotentiary Conference held in Busan (Republic of Korea) in 2014, and in accordance with the decisions of the World Conference on Telecommunications (CMDT-17), which took place in Buenos Aires (Argentina) in 2017,” said the source.
Held by the Arab Regional Office of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) under the theme ““ICT-SDGs: Towards the implementation of WTDC17 outcomes,” the Regional Development Forum for the Arab States (RDF-ARB) aims to 8 is to develop a four-year implementation plan (2018-2021) for the five Arab regional initiatives adopted by WTDC-17 in the areas of Environment, Climate Change and Emergency Communications, Building Confidence and Security in the Use of Telecommunications/ICTs, Digital Financial Inclusion, Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Cities, and Big Data, and Innovation and entrepreneurship.”