Open Consultation Process

Shaping the Themes and Format of WSIS Forum 2022

WSIS Forum 2022 is scheduled to be held starting on 15 March with the final week that will be held on 30th May – 3rd June 2022. The Agenda and Programme of the Forum will be built on the basis of the submissions received during the Open Consultation Process (OCP). The Open Consultation process aims at ensuring a participatory and inclusive spirit of the Forum. This process actively engages multistakeholders in the preparatory process to ensure broad ownership and further improvements of the Forum. The Open Consultation Process will include a collection of inputs from regional and national WSIS related events.

Open Consultation Phases


Invitation to Contribute to the Open Consultation Process

Invitation Letter

Phase I

Launch of the OCP

19 August 2021

Phase II

1st Virtual Meeting

8 December 2021

Phase III

2nd Virtual Meeting

31 January 2022

Phase IV

Deadline for Submissions

7 March 2022

Phase V

3rd Virtual/Physical Meeting

2 May 2022

Phase III: 2nd Virtual Meeting

31 January 2022

The 2nd Virtual Meeting of the open consultations will take place on Monday 31 January 2022, 14:00 to 15:00 CET.

Phase II: 1st Virtual Meeting

8 December 2021

The 1st Virtual Meeting of the open consultations took place on Wednesday 8 December 2021, 13:50 – 14:50 CET during IGF 2021. Remote participation facilities were made available for this meeting.

Phase I: Virtual Launch of the Open Consultations

19 August 2021

The virtual launch of the open consultations took place on Thursday 19 August 2021, 14:00–15:00 CEST. Stakeholders were invited to participate remotely through the remote participation facilities.

Official submissions

Stakeholders are invited to make official submissions to the WSIS Secretariat for the Open Consultation Process. | Deadline: 7 March 2022

  • Share your views the thematic aspects and innovations on the format of the forum
  • Recommend speakers
  • Request thematic workshops
  • Request exhibition stalls
Open Call for High-Level Track Facilitators

Call for Major Stakeholder Coordination Mechanisms following the WSIS Process to Identify and Nominate High-Level Track Facilitators (HLTF) for the WSIS Forum 2022. | Deadline: Deadline: 7 March 2022

Launch of the WSIS Photo Contest 2022

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 2022. | Deadline: 7 March 2022