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WSIS+10 and Beyond: Where do we Stand in Africa ? What are the Main Challenging Issues and Proposals for Implementation?

African Civil Society on the Information Society (ACSIS)

SMSI + 10 et au-delà, Où en sommes-nous en Afrique? Quelles sont les principaux défis et propositions pour la mise en œuvre ?

The workshop will help to develop strategies and long-term actions for the benefit of Africa and African communities, in order to sustainably benefit from digital dividend, in accordance with African Union 2063 Agenda and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and in line with WSIS+10 Outcome Document.

Le panel va aider à dégager des stratégies et actions à long terme pour que les africains puissent bénéficier pleinement des dividendes du numérique conformément à l'Agenda 2063 de l'Union africaine et aux objectifs de développement durable des Nations Unies


Cisse Kane

Speakers / panellists

• Hon. Dr. Tahani Abdalla Attia, Minister of science and communications, Sudan
• Hon. Dr. Yaya Abdoul Kane, Minister, Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, Senegal
• Hon. M. Sheriff Bojang , Minister of Informattion and Communication Infrastructure, The Gambia
• Hon. M. Houlin Zhao, Secretary-General International Telecommunications Union
• HE. Marianne Odette Bibalou Bounda, Ambassador Permanent Representative of Gabon to the United Nations Office at Geneva
• Anne-Rachel Inne Vice-President (ICANN)
• Jean-Louis Fullsack Président de CESIR
• Kenta Mochizuki, Yahoo Japan
• M. Makane Faye UNECA, Addis Ababa
• Akinremi Peter Taiwo ACSIS
• Ahmed Eisa  Gedaref - ACSIS
• Abdou Beukeu Sow - ACSIS

Link to WSIS Action Lines
  • C1. The role of public governance authorities and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
  • C2. Information and communication infrastructure
  • C3. Access to information and knowledge
  • C4. Capacity building
  • C5. Building confidence and security in the use of ICTs
  • C6. Enabling environment
  • C7. ICT Applications: E-government
  • C7. ICT Applications: E-business
  • C7. ICT Applications: E-learning
  • C7. ICT Applications: E-health
  • C7. ICT Applications: E-employment
  • C7. ICT Applications: E-environment
  • C7. ICT Applications: E-agriculture
  • C7. ICT Applications: E-science
  • C8. Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
  • C9. Media
  • C10. Ethical dimensions of the Information Society
  • C11. International and regional cooperation

The session will explore how Africa could move further in terms of implementation of the Tunis Agenda of action with a special focus on financing ICT in Africa, Capacity building, Job creation, etc.

Cette session va identifier comment l'Afrique peut aller de l'avant en termes de mise en oeuvre de l'Agenda de Tunis avec un focus sur le financement des TIC en Afrique, le renforcement de capacités, la création d'emplois, etc.

Link to the Sustainable Development Process
  • Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all
  • Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all
  • Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources
  • Goal 15: Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss
  • Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
  • Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

The session is directly linked to Sustainable development goals as ICT are global enabler for all goals.

Session 140
  • Monday, 09:00 – 10:45
  • Room C1, ITU Tower
  • Thematic Workshop

WSIS Forum 2016 | WSIS Action Lines: Supporting the Implementation of SDGs
2–6 May 2016, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Place des Nations, 1211 Geneva, Switzerland