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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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Preface

It is with great pleasure that I present the next major phase of the Smart Sustainable Development Model (SSDM) Initiative. Begun in 2012, the main objective of the SSDM Initiative is to bring information and communication technology for development (ICT4D) and disaster management (ICT4DM) together in conceptual, planning and implementation activities. Enabling this to happen will be a major step forward in our ongoing support of the poorest and most vulnerable communities worldwide.

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