An International Centre of Digital Innovation to be established in Geneva, Switzerland

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed an agreement to establish an International Centre of Digital Innovation (dubbed as I-CoDI) in Geneva, Switzerland with a virtual component. The center, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2020, aims to help ITU Members, Sector Members and other key stakeholders to integrate innovation into their national development agendas and activities ‘The growing digital innovation divide is at the heart of the digital divide. Innovation has been recognised as a powerful engine for promoting development, addressing socio-economic challenges and increasing the overall competitiveness of countries. I look forward to working closely with the TRA to establish I-CoDI and contributing to the development of innovation strategies to accelerate digital transformation and the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,’ noted ITU Director of Telecommunication Development Bureau Doreen Bogdan-Martin.