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.



Resource mobilization

The Resource Mobilization (RM) Task Force is responsible for exploring additional funding models and researching best practices for allocating resources to the SSDM Initiative. The actions identified for this taskforce focus on identification, assessment and analysis of current practices in the effort to highlight or recommend approaches to funding and resource allocation. Action points overlap with Actions 6 and 7 in Innovation, particularly in terms of identifying appropriate service provider expertise and needs analysis.


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