WSIS Forum 2017 will be held from 12–16 June 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland. More info.

Putting Public Assets to Work

Universal Postal Union (UPU)

Innovations and reflections on how the postal network can ensure the global reach of digital services to better serve citizens

We live in a fast-paced and interconnected world, where breakthrough technologies, demographic shifts and political transformations have social and economic consequences. More than ever, governments need to innovate on how best to serve citizens using existing networks and capabilities in their countries

With over 650,000 post office outlets around the world, the Postal network represents one of the most widely and reliable public infrastructures to bridge the digital and physical worlds to deliver “ICT for development” and ensure the global reach of digital services to serve the citizens.


Paul Donohoe, Manager E-Business, UPU

Speakers / panellists

• Mr Daniel Nieto, E-Services Programme Expert, Universal Postal Union
• Mr Fouad Zaidi, Directeur de la Poste numérique et télécoms, La Group Poste Maroc
• Mr Miguel Candia Ibarra, First Secretary, Paraguay Permanent Mission to UNOG
• Mr Cornelius Ramatlhakwane, CEO, Botswana Post
• Mr Moez Jebali, Responsible Mobile Payment, La Poste Tunisienne
• Mr Liam Church, CEO Escher Group

Link to WSIS Action Lines
  • C1. The role of public governance authorities and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
  • 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-health

Various cases, including WSIS Prize winning projects, will explore acheivements for each of the WSIS Action Lines referred.

Link to the Sustainable Development Process
  • 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 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
  • Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

This session will highlight projects that show how ICT can be used to implement SDGs 8,9,16,17.

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