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Telecommunications Minister attends 2nd Global Forum on Emergency Telecom in Kuwait

26th January 2016

Minister of Information, Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Information Technology Honourable Melford Nicholas will speak in Kuwait at the Ministerial Round Table at the Second Global Forum on Emergency Telecommunications: Saving Lives.

The January 25-28 meeting organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and hosted by the Ministry of communications of Kuwait will provide a platform and opportunity for the participants to discuss the role of telecommunications/ICT for disaster risk reduction and management.

Minister Nicholas will also be a part of discussions exploring how ICT could contribute to the successful and timely implementation of the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's) through well planned emergency telecommunication initiatives.

The outcome of the meeting will be used to design and implement national, regional, and global disaster mitigation projects.

Participants at the forum will include Ministers, Director Generals, high-level representation from the private sector, United Nations Agencies and Non- Governmental Organizations.

Minister Nicholas returns on Friday.

Jaquis A. Browne (Ms.)
Communication Coordinator
Ministry of Information, Broadcasting, Telecommunications & Information Technology
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