7 March 2010
ITU Honors NTI in Geneva

International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has granted National Telecommunication Institute (NTI) a Certificate of Appreciation last week in Geneva, Switzerland.
A total of 24 institutions from Egypt, Japan, India, Denmark, the UK, Lebanon, Morocco, Botswana, Australia, the USA, Paraguay, Colombia, Chad, Switzerland, the Bahamas and Bulgaria have been honored by the ITU for contributing to the development of the IT sector over the last 10 years.
NTI Director Dr. Ahmed El-Sherbini received the award from Dr. Vladimir Minkin, Head of ITU Telecommunications Development Advisory Group (TDAG), and Mr. Sami Al Basheer Al Morshid, Director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau (ITU-D).
Dr. El-Sherbini, who is also the Advisor to Minister of Communications and Information Technology for International Cooperation, expressed the happiness of the institute, representing Egypt, toward how the ITU had appreciated the efforts of NTI throughout the past years.
Dr. El-Sherbini added that such recognition will push the NTI forward to further cooperate with the ITU in the coming phase.

About NTI
The National Telecommunication Institute (NTI) was founded in 1984 as a scientific institute with university status affiliated to the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. NTI is recognized as a center of excellence, a leading training and educational institution, and a focal point for applied research activities in the field of telecommunications not only in Egypt but across the Arab and African regions.

About ITU
Based in Geneva, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is the leading United Nations agency for ICT with 191 member states and more than 700 sector members and associates. ITU's role is to enable the global growth and sustained development of ICT. In addition, ITU organizes international telecom events like WSIS and Telecom Africa.

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