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This session will explore financing for telecommunications resilience and risk management in the industry and reflect on the importance of collaboration among stakeholders, including telecom operators, government agencies, regulators, and industry associations, to pool resources and expertise for resilience investments.


  • Mr. Amit Prothi, Director General, CDRI
  • Dr. Neeraj Mittal, Chairman Digital Communications Commission (DCC) and Secretary-Telecom, Department of Telecommunications (DoT), Ministry of Communications, Government of India
  • Ms. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister, Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation, Republic of Ghana
  • Mr. Jamie Isbister, Deputy Head of the Office of the Pacific and the Head of the Strategic Infrastructure Division, DFAT, Australia
  • Ms. Madhu Arora, Member (Technology), Ministry of Communications, Government of India
  • Mr. Sanjay Agarwal, Deputy Director General (Disaster Management), Department of Telecommunications, Government of India
  •  Mr. Nidish Nair, Executive Director - Climate Resilience and Cities, PwC India
  • Mr. Walid Mathlouthi, Head of Future Network & Spectrum Management Division, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)      
  • Ms. Yoonee Jeong, Senior Digital Technology Specialist, Digital Technology for Development Division, ADB
  • Ms. Ida Juma, Manager of Strategic Partnerships - Mobile for Humanitarian Innovation, GSMA, Kenya
  • Dr. Samuel Antwi-Gyekyi, Director of The Research, Statistics, and Information Management Directorate (RSIM), Ministry of Communication and Digitalisation, Ghana 



Mr. Amit Prothi

Director General, Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI)

Dr. Samuel Antwi-Gyekyi

Director for Research



Ms. Yoonee Jeong

Senior Digital Tech Specialist (Digital Infra & Economy)

Dr Walid Mathlouthi


Mr Jamie Isbister

Deputy Head Office of the Pacific and Head of the Strategic Infrastructure Division

Dr. Neeraj Mittal

Chairman Digital Communications Commission (DCC) and Secretary-Telecom

Mr. Sanjay Agarwal

Deputy Director General (DM)

Ms. Madhu Arora

Ministry of Communications, GoI

Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful

Minister for Communications and Digitalisation for the Republic of Ghana