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Wednesday, November 27 • 15:00 - 16:00
OF46 ITU WSIS Open Forum 2020 Fostering digital transformation and global partnerships: WSIS Action Lines for achieving SDGs (Second Physical Meeting of the Open Consultation Process)

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The WSIS Forum 2020 (WSIS+15) will provide an opportunity to serve as a platform to track the achievements of WSIS Action Lines in collaboration with the UN Agencies involved and provide information and analyses of the implementation of WSIS Action Lines since 2005.

All WSIS stakeholders, ICT practitioners and IGF-19 participants are invited to participate and contribute to the Open Consultation Process for the WSIS Forum 2020 and its 2nd Physical Meeting taking place on Wednesday 27 November, 15h00 – 16h00, in Convention Hall I - C. Remote participation facilities will be made available for this meeting. The session will be moderated by Ms Gitanjali Sah, Strategy and Policy Coordinator, ITU.

Besides welcoming remarks by the co-organizers (ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD), the session will discuss the ongoing preparations towards the WSIS Forum 2020 and its preliminary results, invite all to contribute to its many activites, and intriduce the new special tracks and the WSIS+15 component. All relevant details about registration, venue, remote particiaption will be discussed, while special attendion will be dedicated to the thematic focus and format of event and High-Level Track (Moderated Policy Session, High-Level Track Facilitators, High-Leve Dialogues, WSIS Prizes 2019, Ministerial Round Table). Opprotunities at the Forum Track (Thematic and Country Workshops, Interactive Sessions, Action Line Facilitation Meetings, UNGIS, Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development, WSIS Stocktaking, Knowledge Cafés, Hackathon, Exhibitions, WSIS TalkX) will be presented, while new features of the special tracks (hackathon, extedned reality, innovation, ICT and sports, Youth and ICTs, ICT and Older Persons, Accessibility, Gender mainstreaming, Space and SDGs) will be revealed. 

Contribute to the Open Consultation Process on the Thematic Aspects and Innovations on the Format of the WSIS Forum 2020.

To make official submission go to www.wsis.org/forum

The WSIS Forum is the only event of its kind where the programme and agenda are completely crowdsourced through the OCP. The process aims at ensuring a participatory and inclusive spirit of the Forum, scheduled to be held from 6–9 April 2020 at ITU in Geneva. This process actively engages governments, civil society, the private sector, academia, the technical community and intergovernmental organizations in the preparatory process to ensure broad ownership and further improvements of the Forum. It provides an opportunity for information exchange, knowledge creation and sharing of best practices, while identifying emerging trends and fostering partnerships, taking into account the evolving information and knowledge societies.


Session Organizers
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Vladimir Stankovic

Policy Analyst, World Summit on the Information Society WSIS, International Telecommunication Union
An ICT Policy Analyst at the International Telecommunication Union ITU, working in the Strategy and Planning Division on WSIS-related activities, with 15 years of progressive international experience working for governments and international organizations in Geneva, Belgrade and New... Read More →


Wednesday November 27, 2019 15:00 - 16:00
Convention Hall I - C Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

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