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ITU Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium (CBS)


What is it?

The ITU Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium (CBS) is the main global event for capacity development in the field of information and communication technology (ICT). The Symposium brings together stakeholders from across the world to discuss trends and developments in the sector and their implications for capacity building and human skills development. Drawing on a global network of expertise from different regions and stakeholders, a major objective of CBS is to strengthen collaboration between ITU, the business sector, the academic community and other partners in developing capacities for the digital future.

This event provides an opportunity for participants to:

  • Share best practices and experiences from all over the world;
  • Undertake in-depth analysis of human capacity development in order to improve skills in the development and use of ICTs;
  • Explore new trends on the role of training institutions in a constantly changing ICT environment;
  • Strengthen the collaboration among global ICT human capacity development community;
  • Develop and launch concrete partnerships aimed at mobilizing resources to address global needs.




Santo Domingo,

Dominican Republic

18-20 June 2018

Visit the CBS-2018 website for more information.


Previous Symposiums 




6 - 8 September 2016

Visit the CBS-2016 website.


Cape Town,

South Africa

22 - 25 October 2012


Busan Metropolitan City,

Republic of Korea

30 November - 2 December 2010



United Kingdom

21 - 25 July 2008



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