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Following the outcomes of the 2009 WSIS Action Line Facilitators meeting as well as following the exchange of views among several WSIS stakeholders, the organizers of the WSIS Forum, ITU, UNESCO, UNCTAD and UNDP decided to call for an Open Consultation Process regarding the thematic focus of the Forum in the year 2010. The consultation was announced on 5 January 2010 and was structured in three steps as follows

  • Online discussions (5 January 5 February 2010 )
  • Submission of official contributions (5 February 2010 )
  • Final review meeting (10 February 2010)


STEP ONE


 

STEP TWO


STEP THREE


 


DISCUSS WITH OTHERS ONLINE


SUBMIT YOUR OFFICIAL CONTRIBUTION


PARTICIPATE IN THE FINAL REVIEW


WSIS Community website provided an opportunity to discuss the WSIS Forum 2010 in online format. In order to discuss the thematic focus online with others stakeholders please click here.
 


In order to get all views represented, WSIS stakeholders were requested to submit an official comments by filling in the electronic form or sending a query not later than 5 February 2010.
 


Final review of all submitted comments took place in the form of a physical meeting, held on 10 February 2010 in Geneva. Please click here to follow the meeting through
WEB CAST
 


OPEN CONSULTATION PROCESS

In order to ensure the participatory and inclusive spirit of the WISIS Forum 2010, scheduled to be held from 10 to 14 May in Geneva, the organizers i.e. ITU, UNESCO, UNDP, UNCTAD announced an open consultation process on the thematic focus of the forum. The open consultation aimed at engaging Governments, international organizations, civil society and the private sector in the preparations of the WSIS Forum 2010.

The open consultation process, consisting of three phases was well received and appreciated by all. Multiple stakeholders from 48 countries world wide participated in the open consultation process, first proactively discussing the Forum on the WSIS community platform and in the second phase, submitting over 110 contributions. Consequently in the last stage the final review meeting of the WSIS Forum 2010 Open Consultations was held on 10th February 2010. To view the web-cast of the final review meeting, please click on the following link.

The review meeting was well represented by all stakeholders. Following the agenda a brief overview of Phase One and Phase Two was provided to the participants. Additionally a summary of possible topics for the WSIS 2010 Forum extracted from the submissions received served (Overview of Submitted Contributions) as a base document for further discussion and inputs. The medium of remote participation was used successfully by stakeholders who could not be present physically for the meeting, but submitted official contributions, for instance, Argentina, Columbia, Mexico, USA etc.

All stakeholders present participated with deep enthusiasm and strong commitment to the WSIS Forum 2010 open consultative process. Final review meeting agreed that the comments and suggestions received during the meeting would serve as inputs for the Draft WSIS Forum 2010 Agenda. The preliminary Draft WSIS Forum 2010 Agenda was made available for further comments and suggestions for 10 days i.e. till the 10th of March 2010.

We have received several workshop requests and additional comments/ suggestions. We thank all stakeholders for their enthusiastic involvement in the open consultation process. The final version of the agenda will be made available online soon.
 

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WSIS FORUM 2010

Please use the form below to request for a workshop for the WSIS Forum 2010:

REQUEST FORM: WORKSHOP
WSIS FORUM 2010

For more information, please contact the WSIS team at wsis-info@itu.int


 

TAKE A PROACTIVE ROLE IN THE
WSIS FORUM 2010
10-14 May 2010, Geneva


Contribute as a speaker; Discuss the emerging trends and challenges related to the WSIS implementation; Announce your flagship initiative at the international level; Transform your successful project into an international best practice; Launch new ICT4D project; Find potential partners; Extend your networks.
Registration will start on 15 February 2010
 



 

 

   
 

 

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