Agenda and Programme

The WSIS Forum 2022 will be held starting in March, featuring a weekly programme, including a series of thematic/country workshops, high-level policy sessions, special tracks on various thematic areas, knowledge café, a Hackathon, and exhibition addressing issues that are critical to WSIS implementation and follow-up in a multistakeholder setting. The final week of the WSIS Forum 2022 will take place on 30th May – 3rd June 2022, consisting of policy statements, interactive high-level dialogues, a WSIS Prize ceremony, a ministerial round table as well as a series of WSIS Action Line facilitation meetings.

The WSIS Forum programme is completely crowdsourced, the engagement of governments, civil society, the private sector, academia, the technical community and intergovernmental organizations in the preparatory process ensures broad ownership and continual improvements of the Forum. The Agenda and Programme for the Forum is built on the basis of official submissions received during the Open Consultation Process on Shaping the Themes and Format of WSIS Forum 2022.

28 March – 1 April

Monday 28 March

Past Sessions

Opening of the ICTs for the Environment week

12:00 – 13:00 (UTC+02:00)
According to the sixth IPCC Assessment Report Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability, we need a multisectoral approach to facilitate climate-resilient development, which requires increased investment for climate change programmes,…

Tuesday 29 March

Past Sessions

Towards People-Oriented Cities
International Telecommunication Union, Geneva Cities Hub and United Nations University
International Telecommunication Union, Geneva…

11:45 – 12:45 (UTC+02:00)
The world is rapidly urbanizing, with more than 50 percent of the world’s population living in urban areas. At the same time, the world is quickly becoming more digital. Data, artificial intelligence, and connectivity are shaping the future of our…
Session recording available Interpretation: EN/FR ICTs and Environment Thematic Workshop
Digital Financial Inclusion

13:00 – 14:00 (UTC+02:00)
In this session we will discuss the challenges that regulators and DFS providers face with regards to adoption of fintech and security risks for digital financial inclusion. The session will explore how regulators and DFS providers can manage cyber…
Session recording available Interpretation: EN/FR Covid-19 related Thematic Workshop
Transformative Change
People Centered Internet

14:00 – 15:00 (UTC+02:00)
The session aims to examine holistic solutions to understand what has worked, and what has not, in stewarding the necessary paradigm shifts and practices. What is the role of policy, and what incentives and nudges can be set? Outcomes of the…
Session recording available Thematic Workshop

Wednesday 30 March

Past Sessions

Training: Girls and Women: Learn to Use Satellite Data to Understand Climate Change
WSIS/RightsTech Women and partners
WSIS/RightsTech Women and partners

17:00 – 18:30 (UTC+02:00)
How can you use satellite data to understand climate change in your community? Join RightsTech Women and partners for an online training exploring this question. In this event: Gitanjali Sah from the Strategic Planning and Membership Department of…

Thursday 31 March

Past Sessions

ICTs and Climate Change

12:00 – 13:00 (UTC+02:00)
This WSIS Forum 2022 session will discuss the importance of use of innovative information and communication technologies in responding to climate change challenges and will highlight the overall effort undertaken by various UN agencies. Leading…

Friday 1 April

Past Sessions

Cross-cutting session: Digital transformation beyond the COVID-19 pandemic
ITU Regional Office (Europe) - UNECE
ITU Regional Office (Europe) - UNECE

10:00 – 13:00 (UTC+02:00)
The ‘Cross-Cutting Session: Digital transformation beyond the COVID-19 pandemic’ is organized by the UN Digital Transformation group for Europe and Central Asia, with the coordination of ITU and UNECE, and the contribution of FAO, UNFPA, UNICEF,…
Real-time human captioning Interpretation: EN/FR Covid-19 related Thematic Workshop
IT in Disaster Risk Reduction (ITDRR)
International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP)

12:00 – 13:00 (UTC+02:00)
Due to the global environmental changes, we have had many and different types of natural disasters recently, such as flood, wildfire, earthquake, tornados, volcano eruption and tsunami. This year, our workshop shall look into the aspect of situation…
Session recording available Covid-19 related Thematic Workshop