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Smart Sustainable Development Model

Report 2016

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This report details a strategy to implement the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Smart Sustainable Development Model (SSDM) Initiative. The SSDM was developed in 2012 by the ITU Development Telecommunication Bureau (BDT) to encourage dual-use of ICT for development (ICT4D) and ICT for disaster management (ICT4DM). An SSDM approach could dramatically benefit both sectors in terms of efficiency, cost-effectiveness and sustainability. Moreover, making full use of a combined and dual-use approach has real prospects of saving lives and communities. How to bring this about and deliver the SSDM Initiative is the main objective of this report.

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Innovation

The objective of the Innovation Task Force is to determine the possibilities, requirements and constraints offered by SSDM-relevant technology. Innovation across technologies will be the bedrock on which the future success of SSDM Initiative is founded. The spread of mobile broadband—to cite one example—is enabling communications connectivity reach and depth of a kind that would have been considered impossible even two decades ago. A rapid innovation process can not only respond quickly but enable rapid refinement in product and services to meet changing needs.

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