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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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Advocacy and global dialogue

The goal of the Advocacy and Global Dialogue (AGD) Task Force is to show the social, financial and economic benefits of investing in ICT for development (ICT4D) and for disaster management (ICT4DM) bearing in mind that a global dialogue should be organized through the development of platforms, in which all stakeholders could meet and exchange ideas and experiences. This strategy sees substantive common interest with Actions 1, 2, and 5 of the Innovation strategy.

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