The WSIS Forum is the only event of its kind where the programme and agenda are completely crowdsourced. Therefore, as organizers, ITU, UNESCO, UNCTAD and UNDP, are pleased to announce the Open Consultation Process on thematic aspects and innovations on the format of the WSIS Forum 2019. The process aims at ensuring a participatory and inclusive spirit of the Forum, scheduled to be held from 8-12 April 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.
The Open Consultation Process for the WSIS Forum 2019 is structured in five phases and will include a collection of inputs from regional and national WSIS related events. The physical meetings of the Open Consultation Process will benefit from remote participation.
The Open Consultation Process for the WSIS Forum 2019 is structured in five phases as follows:
2 July 2018
12 November 2018
31 January 2019
10 February 2019
8 March 2019
The virtual launch of the open consultations took place on Monday 2 July 2018, 14:30–15:30 CEST. Stakeholders were invited to participate remotely through the remote participation facilities for this meeting listed below.
Stakeholders are invited to make official submissions to the WSIS Secretariat for the Open Consultation Process. | Deadline: 10 February 2019
Call for Major Stakeholder Coordination Mechanisms following the WSIS Process to Identify and Nominate High-Level Track Facilitators (HLTF) for the WSIS Forum 2019. | Deadline: Deadline: 10 February 2019
Participate in building a collage of photographs from around the world demonstrating how ICTs are playing an enabling role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Three winning entries will be awarded and presented at the WSIS Forum 2019. | Deadline: 10 February 2019