Open Consultation Process on Shaping the Themes and Format of WSIS Forum 2019
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.
Open Consultation Phases
The Open Consultation Process for the WSIS Forum 2019 is structured in five phases as follows:
Launch of the OCP
2 July 2018
1st Physical Meeting
12 November 2018
2nd Physical Meeting
31 January 2019
Deadline for Submissions
10 February 2019
8 March 2019
Outcomes and Analysis of OCP
Outcomes and Analysis of Open Consultations
All stakeholders were invited to contribute their inputs towards shaping the themes and format of the WSIS Forum 2019 through the online official submission form and physical meetings. The ITU-WSIS Secretariat received more than 300 submissions containing proposals on the thematic aspects and innovations on the format of the WSIS Forum 2019, including requests for partnerships, workshops, exhibition spaces and so on.
Submissions by Stakeholder Type
Submissions by Region
Phase I: Virtual launch of the open consultations
2 July 2018
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
- Share your views the thematic aspects and innovations on the format of the forum
- Recommend speakers
- Request thematic workshops
- Request exhibition stalls
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