Press Release: ITU hosts Second Advisory Board Meeting of Smart Sustainable Development Model Initiative

Leaders of ICT sector review progress and discuss future agenda

Geneva, 26 June 2014 – The Second Advisory Board Meeting of the Smart Sustainable Development Model Initiative opened today to review progress and to discuss the way forward. The meeting of the Advisory Board brings together leaders of the telecommunication/ICT sector to leverage the power of ICTs to save lives and promote sustainable development.

The Smart Sustainable Development Model Initiative (SSDM) is an international, multi-stakeholder platform that seeks to link ICT for development with ICT for disaster management in order to achieve sustainable development. The aim is to optimize the use of resources by utilizing existing infrastructure in order to minimize additional financial investments.

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http://www.itu.int/net/pressoffice/press_releases/2014/39.aspx

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