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Tuesday, November 26




Wednesday, November 27


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)

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
avatar for Vladimir Stankovic

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


OF9 Strengthening Digital Ecosystem for Better Digital Inclusion
“Strengthening Digital Ecosystem for Better Digital Inclusion”

In today's digital era, certainty and guarantee for digital inclusion is needed. Digital inclusion is a framework for assessing and considering access to opportunities in a digital era. Digital inclusion requires availability: a). availability of high-speed internet access infrastructure, b) digital literacy education program for acceleration of
adoption, and c). information technology specifically in the form of online service platforms and useful applications.

Of course the three things above require a very strong adhesive, in the form of multistakeholder collaboration work. Multi stakeholders work of course has become something that is accepted and appreciated by various parties as a way of being transparent, accountable and legitimate in order to achieve common goals. Internet
access, digital literacy and information technology services, along with multistakeholder collaborative work form an ecosystem, a digital ecosystem, which ofcourse will differ in challenges and opportunities from one country to another. Digital literacy is very important to be implemented in the primary, secondary, and
even tertiary educational system because digital literacy matters as it helps student learning and citizenship by teaching students how to fine, evaluate, use and create digital content in meaningful ways. Digitally literate students will confident using digital content and tools in their learning. Digital literacy skills enable them to: find and access digital content that is fit for purpose; analyse and combine information to develop their own understandings; create and share digital content in purposeful ways. To better understand digital literacy, an understanding of the issues pertaining to digital literacy implementation is necessary. There are also impeding factors instigated by the government and the community in the implementation of digital literacy. Firstly,
there is the matter of government readiness, which is an internal issue of the government in its implementation of digital governance. Secondly, the digital divide may also be considered an impeding factor which originates from within the community itself in relation to the implementation of digital governance. However, from a number of existing studies, it can be surmised that government readiness on implementing digital governance may be measured based on some of the following items: infrastructure availability, both physical and non-physical; civil servant aptitude in operating ICT; national income, which influence the country’s access to technology; and government collaboration with other stakeholders in implementing digital governance policy agenda. For this reason, it is necessary to exchange ideas and brainstorming from related parties so that collaborative work in each country can strengthen the digital ecosystem, and of course, ultimately can support the realization of digital inclusion.

Ministry of Communication and Information Technology of the Republic of Indonesia
- ID-IGF (Indonesia Internet Governance Forum)
- SIBERKREASI (Indonesian Digital Literacy National Movement)

Guest Speaker : HE Johnny Gerard Plate, Minister of Communication and
Information Technology Indonesia

1. Mr. Anang Latief (The President Director of Telecommunication and Information
Accesibility Agency Indonesia)
2. Ms. Nnenna Nwakanma (FOSS Activist, Community Organizer, Development
3. Mr. Ryan Rahardjo (Public policy and Government Afairs Manager, Google
4. Mr. Yosi Mokalu (Indonesia Digital Literacy National Movement SIBERKREASI,
Moderator Onsite :
Ms. Irene Poetranto (Citizen Lab of University of Toronto, Senior Researcher)

Moderator Online and Rapporteur :
Rizki Ameliah, MCIT Indonesia

Person In Charge :
Rizki Ameliah, MCIT Indonesia/National Movement SIBERKREASI
Date, Time : 27 November 2019, 16.10 – 17.10
Venue: Convention Hall I – D Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

Wednesday November 27, 2019 16:10 - 17:10
Convention Hall I - D Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany


OF21 Arab perspectives on Digital Cooperation and Internet Governance Process
Inspired from the outcomes of the UN SG Panel and Report.Digital Cooperation conceptual approach, this open form will explore the opportunities to launch an Arab consultation to discuss the main principles, scenarios, and architectures for a multi-stakeholder “systems” approach for better digital cooperation taking into consideration all related implications. This will include reviewing and discussion platforms across the Arab region for better digital inclusion.

Session Organizers

Wednesday November 27, 2019 17:20 - 18:20
Convention Hall I - C Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany


Thursday, November 28



OF28 Internet Governance with and for the Citizens
Session Organizers

Antoine Vergne

Director of Strategic Partnerships, Missions Publiques
How to involve ordinary citizens into global internet governance?
avatar for Morgane Fleury

Morgane Fleury

Missions Publiques

Thursday November 28, 2019 16:10 - 17:10
Convention Hall I - C Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany


OF5 Looking beyend the isolation - The LLDC´s and the World
Speakers will include Reps from different stakeholders coming from or working on Landlocked Developing Countries, to reflect on the issues of connectivity and affordability as they intertwine with transit and neighbouring countries, among other issues of value for achieving development goals. A conversation much needed for a fairer world!
See you there, we would be happy to have you!Invited Speakers:

Minister Estefanía Laterza - SDG National Coordinator, Paraguay.
Madame Jane Coffin - Senior Advisor to the CEO, Connectivity & Infrastructure, ISOC.
(TBC) Mister Jovan Kurbalija - DiploFoundation
(TBC) LLDC Reps.

Session Organizers
avatar for Miguel Candia

Miguel Candia

Head of the Arms and Drugs Policies of the MFA, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Paraguay
Everything you feel like speaking about. I am a facilitator as much as an IG fan.

Thursday November 28, 2019 17:20 - 18:20
Convention Hall I - D Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany
Friday, November 29


OF31 Bridging digital in a Large Humanitarian Organization

Since its launch in 2014, MissingMaps has been supported by a growing network of humanitarian  organizations and volunteers that collaboratively put the most vulnerable places on the map. Working with a variety of actors allows for us to collaboratively learn about open (map) data opportunities  and challenges, as well as its potential to mitigate risks and loss in humanitarian contexts. 

This session will familiarize participants  with the Missing Maps project and explore, the landscape of digital transformation through the largest humanitarian network, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. In addition, we will showcase how local community members, as well as remote volunteers can join forces, and collaboratively work towards common objectives to anticipate disasters and to respond effectively to them. This will include hands-on, interactive opportunities to contribute to humanitarian activities, via the use of the MapSwipe app supporting humanitarian activities all over the world one swipe at a time. 




Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Center

IFRC Strategy 2030 

Missing Maps




Session Organizers
avatar for Heather Leson

Heather Leson

Data Literacy Lead, IFRC
Heather is the Data Literacy Lead at International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. As a technologist, she strengthens community collaboration via humanitarian technologies and social entrepreneurship. She builds partnerships, curates digital spaces, fosters volunteer... Read More →

Friday November 29, 2019 09:30 - 10:30
Convention Hall I - C Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany