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Roxana WIDMER-ILIESCU has been working in the Development Sector of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for over 20 years, primarily in the area of digital inclusion.
Roxana has extensive experience and expertise in contributing to achieve inclusiveness in the digital era for all people, including those with specific needs. As Senior Programme Officer in charge of digital inclusion , Roxana promotes ICT accessibility as a fundamental enabler of the inclusion and empowerment of all people regardless of their gender, age, ability, or location. In her work she applies a holistic approach in the implementation of digital inclusion.
In her capacity, she advices ITU Members in their efforts to create inclusive digital ecosystem in their respective countries and regions, as well as supports them in implementing policies and strategies to ensure a full and effective participation of all people in the digital society and the digital economy.
In doing so, the aim is to ensure that future smart societies are fully accessible to everyone and benefit all people equally to guarantee that no one is left behind in the digital age.
Roxana holds Master’s degrees in International Law and in Strategic Management of Telecommunications.
She is fluent in English, French, Romanian and Spanish.