Agenda

Agenda and Programme


The WSIS Forum 2023 will be held from 13–17 March 2023 at the International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG) in Geneva, with the support of remote participation. Virtual sessions will continue in April & May. The Forum will feature a programme including a series of thematic/country workshops, 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. It will also include a high-level track 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 2023.


13 March – 19 March


Monday 13 March


Past Sessions


348
Ambassadors Roundtable Discussion
WSIS
WSIS

09:00 – 10:30 (UTC+01:00) Geneva Room
Ambassadors only
Real-time human captioning Coffee will be served after the session Light meals will be offered to attendees before the session Covid-19 related Ambassadors Round Table
161
Can cyber tech be resilient and green?
EC MEDICI Framework
MEDICI

09:00 – 09:45 (UTC+01:00) Room 14
Can cyber technology be resilient and green?There are some key events that have characterised the recent period one of these is the so-called digital transformation considered the natural evolution of the current society in the light of a pervasive…
Session recording available Covid-19 related Cybersecurity Thematic Workshop
172
Smart and Sustainable cities - Sustainable energy in uncertain times, helped by ICT
Partner360.net
Partner360.net

09:00 – 09:45 (UTC+01:00) Room 11+12
The U4SSC is the United Nations United for Smart and Sustainability initative. The State of Geneva (canton de Genève) recently passed the UN ITU U4SSC audit for Smart and Sustainable cities. We will share key findings from this verification. We will…
174
KIDsVAI Train-the-trainers session to break gender stereotypes in STEM
WOMENVAI and Swiss Engineering Geneva
WOMENVAI, SE GE

09:00 – 09:45 (UTC+01:00) Innovate Stage
Since over five years, our Swiss partner Swiss Engineering Geneva has experienced a few workshops in classrooms at primary schools in Geneva, targeting young girls and boys aged 10-12 years. The objective is to raise awareness on gender stereotypes…
169
Use of technologies to improve healthcare in underserved communities around the world
Open Health Network
Open Health Network

09:00 – 09:45 (UTC+01:00) Inspire Stage
The healthcare needs of people in underserved communities around the world are vast and urgent. Addressing these needs requires a multifaceted approach that includes improving access to healthcare services, addressing maternal and child health…
181
Strengthening the Collaboration of Digital Literacy for Disabilities
Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Indonesia
Indonesia

09:15 – 10:15 (UTC+01:00) Room F
A survey conducted by the Central Statistics Bureau (BPS) Indonesia reveals that the number of people with disabilities in Indonesia reached around 22.5 million people in 2022. This number has increased from 2021 which amounted to 16.5 million.…
179
Supporting the Transition to a Stronger, Greener, and Sustainable Future Through Standards and Best Practices
IEEE – Partner for Specific Activities
IEEE – Partner for Specific Activities

09:15 – 10:15 (UTC+01:00) Room B
What are standards developers and users doing today to address sustainability and climate change? There is a technological transformation underway that inspires pioneering opportunities and encourages evolutionary innovation. Global standards…
Session recording available Partner for Specific Activities Thematic Workshop
400
Mayors High-Level Presentations
International Telecommunication Union & Geneva Cities Hub
International Telecommunication Union &…

10:00 – 12:00 (UTC+01:00) Room C
This High-Level session will provide an opportunity for Mayors to present scalable best practices and challenges of digital solutions for climate change adaptation and energy transition.
257
Robotics & The Medical Internet of Things (MIoT)
United Nations IGF (DESA) Dynamic Coalition on Data Driven Health Technologies
UN IGF DC DDHT

10:00 – 10:45 (UTC+01:00) Room 11+12
A public engagement on the topic of robotics in health care. The Medical Internet of Things MIoT will bring advanced technological devices into the home. Hospital @ home care is here. Robotics are being used in hospitals, rehabilitation and research…
Session recording available Covid-19 related Thematic Workshop
260
Interactive, Immersive and Accessible Storytelling
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
UAB

10:00 – 10:45 (UTC+01:00) Collaborate Stage
Education plays a vital role in preparing children and young people for the future, equipping them with important skills, knowledge, and values. However, complex subjects such as diversity, sustainability can be difficult to teach. Storytelling helps…
262
Responsible AI governance and the challenges of general purpose AI
EY
EY

10:00 – 10:45 (UTC+01:00) Inspire Stage
Building on our workshop panel from 2022 that focused on assurance and conformity assessment of emerging digital products and services, such as AI, we will continue the theme of discussion around practical considerations for regulations, standards…
255
Exhibition Inauguration
WSIS
WSIS

10:45 – 11:00 (UTC+01:00) Open Space
The WSIS Forum 2023 will feature exhibits on ICTs for Sustainable Development Goals from WSIS stakeholders and WSIS Forum 2023 partners at the CICG.
Coffee will be offered during the session Exhibition Inauguration
337
Building Cyber resilience in the humanitarian and development sectors
Cyberpeace Institute
Cyberpeace Institute

11:00 – 11:45 (UTC+01:00) Room 14
Technology and innovation play important roles in the delivery, effectiveness and scaling of humanitarian action for people affected by complex emergencies and contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While it is…
245
How to take care of your elderly parents when you are living far from them? Showcase of the best ICTs innovation
HiNounou, awarded as 2022 WSIS Healthy Ageing Innovation Winner.
HiNounou

11:00 – 11:45 (UTC+01:00) Room 11+12
In 2020, for the first time of human history, elderlies outnumbered children. The number is projected to grow by 40% before 2030 up to 1.4 Billion and will reach 2 billion older adults in 2050. Among them, 80% are living in low and medium income…
263
Intellectual Property (IP) in a brave new virtual world
World Intellectual Property Organization
WIPO

11:00 – 11:45 (UTC+01:00) Inspire Stage
The session will provide an interesting overview of WIPO's recent and planned activities relating to the use of IP in virtual worlds, including in the metaverse and videogames. It will showcase examples of how different tools and mechanisms can be…
254
The Rise of the Machines: Will AI Destroy Your Job ?
World XR
World XR

11:00 – 11:45 (UTC+01:00) Collaborate Stage
Part 1 : As we move deeper into the age of artificial intelligence, the implications for the job market are becoming more apparent. According to some estimates, AI and automation could eliminate up to 800 million jobs by 2030. This raises important…
270
The UAE's Digital Journey: From Digital Identity to City SuperApps and Beyond
UAE
UAE

11:15 – 12:15 (UTC+01:00) Room B
Learn about the latest developments in the UAE's digital transformation journey. In this session, you will learn about the Super App of government services, E-participation, latest developments of the national digital identity, capacity building…
Session recording available Coffee will be served before the session Strategic Partner: Platinum Country Workshop
272
WSIS Action Line C7: e-Employment: Towards decent work in the digital economy for forcibly displaced youth
International Labour Organisation
ILO

11:15 – 12:15 (UTC+01:00) Room E
The session will feature an interactive discussion between experts on issues related to decent work, the digital economy, and people in forced displacement contexts as well as profit from the insights of a refugee that has vast experience in helping…
363
Web3 and how it can further the SDGs
UNITAR/Berexia
UNITAR/Berexia

11:15 – 12:15 (UTC+01:00) Room F
Professionals dedicated to advancing sustainable development are always looking for innovative ways to make a positive impact. With Web3's cutting-edge features, we have the opportunity to drive greater inclusion, transparency, and awareness than…
Session recording available Thematic Workshop
360
IEEE Knowledge Café: Beyond Strong Sustainability - Catalyzing a Planet Positive Future for Generations to Come
IEEE - Partner for Specific Activities
IEEE - Partner for Specific Activities

12:30 – 13:45 (UTC+01:00) Innovate Stage
This interactive session will explore opportunities to build a flourishing world that goes beyond sustainability and builds upon the UN SDGs and related declarations. Through a series of open discussions and activities, we will share with each other…
Light meals will be offered to attendees during the session Partner for Specific Activities Knowledge Café
284
WSIS+20 Multistakeholder Consultation Process
WSIS
WSIS

12:30 – 13:45 (UTC+01:00) Inspire Stage
Session recording available Light meals will be offered to attendees during the session Knowledge Café
444
Lunch for the Commonwealth ITU Group
United Kingdom
United Kingdom

12:30 – 13:45 (UTC+01:00) Open Space
Commonwealth countries only
401
Lunch Break
WSIS
WSIS

12:30 – 13:45 (UTC+01:00)
282
Mayors High-Level Networking Lunch
Geneva Cities Hub
Geneva Cities Hub

12:30 – 13:45 (UTC+01:00)
On invitation only
350
Mayors High-Level Dialogue
WSIS and Geneva Cities Hub
WSIS and Geneva Cities Hub

14:00 – 15:30 (UTC+01:00) Room C
Following the appreciation of WSIS Stakeholders for the first Mayors’ High-Level Dialogue at the WSIS Forum 2022, allowing Mayors and city stakeholders to share their progress in driving smart innovation in the city environment, Geneva Cities Hub…
Session recording available High-Level Dialogue
446
Cybersecurity at the center of digital transformation in Africa
UN ECA
ECA

14:00 – 14:45 (UTC+01:00) Room 11+12
Cybersecurity is at the center of global security and prosperity as digitalization spurs in developed and developing countries. The challenge is to create a thriving digital society that is resilient to cyber threats and with knowledge and…
362
Digital payments: Empowering Communities and Knowledge Economy-UPI applications Promote Digital Financial Inclusion.
ADA Lovelace Software Private Limited.
ADA Lovelace Software Private Limited.

14:00 – 14:45 (UTC+01:00) Room 14
Digital financial services lower the cost and increase the security of sending, paying and receiving money. The resulting increase in financial inclusion which is also vital to women’s empowerment. It is most reliable, efficient and secure form of…
Session recording available Thematic Workshop
274
A sustainable capacity building strategy for least developing countries (LDCs) & developing countries to address cyber & digital risks
Welchman Keen
WK

14:00 – 14:45 (UTC+01:00) Inspire Stage
This workshop will highlight the challenges in ensuring sustainable and long-lasting impacts of cybersecurity capacity building activities, and how to overcome them. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to address common issues.…
292
Maximising recycling with data driven decisions to enable smart cities
Xworks Tech
Xworks

14:00 – 14:45 (UTC+01:00) Collaborate Stage
The session will be about the journey to net zero, how the team got involved in the waste management world and the birth of a data platform that is designed to gather data and analyse to produce informed decisions around smart cities and companies.…
293
Leveraging new technologies and innovation to accelerate the progress towards achieving the SDGs.
Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia

14:15 – 15:15 (UTC+01:00) Room B
Sustainability has been at the heart of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 since its inception with ambitions to accelerate the energy transition, achieve sustainability goals, and drive new waves of investment. Saudi Arabia has taken an…
Session recording available Coffee will be served before the session Gold Plus Partner Country Workshop
296
WSIS Action Line C7: e-Business: “Enabling women in eBusiness”
ITC/UNCTAD/UPU
ITC/UNCTAD/UPU

14:15 – 15:15 (UTC+01:00) Room F
The rapid spread of digital technologies after the COVID-19 pandemic has created new opportunities for women and increased their participation in the digital economy. However, women entrepreneurs are still facing various challenges such as…
445
Global Digital Compact Informal Roundtable discussions
Co-Facilitators of the Global Digital Compact
Co-Facilitators of the Global Digital…

14:30 – 16:15 (UTC+01:00)
First come, first served
The UN Secretary-General’s Our Common Agenda report proposed a Global Digital Compact to be agreed at the Summit of the Future in September 2024 through a technology track involving all stakeholders: governments, the United Nations system, the…
288
Critical elements of successful industry 4.0 policy
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
ITIF

15:00 – 15:45 (UTC+01:00) Room 14
This session will explore the information and communications technologies that are driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR); how countries, can especially developing ones, can maximize their potential to extract value from ICTs and industries…
291
Evolution of Social Engineering & Phishing
Swiss-CyberSecurity
SCS

15:00 – 15:45 (UTC+01:00) Room 11+12
Social Engineering exists since humans exist - but since we are using omnipresent Information Technology, Social Engineering has come to a next level: phishing, imposter ad business email compromise. A Multi-Billion Dollar industry is now trying to…
366
GovTech 4 Impact: Executive experience sharing on digital public service development in Europe
International Telecommunication Union
ITU

15:00 – 15:45 (UTC+01:00) Innovate Stage
In today's fast-changing world, governments face a challenging and constantly evolving landscape. The disruption generated by new technologies, an abundance of data, and various crises contribute to this complexity. This session aims to bring…
286
The International Standard Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) and the UN Action Plan on Early Warnings for All
Alert-Hub Org CIC (Community Interest Company)
Alert-Hub .Org

15:00 – 15:45 (UTC+01:00) Collaborate Stage
The goal of the UN Action Plan on Early Warnings for All is to ensure that every person on Earth is protected by an early warning system in the next five years. This an expansive vision and a huge undertaking with implications on many aspects of ICTs…
305
Bahrain
Bahrain
Bahrain

15:30 – 16:30 (UTC+01:00) Room F
Session recording available Contributing Partner Country Workshop
281
The future of education: building a digital resilience
Délégation générale Wallonie-Bruxelles à Genève - Mission permanente de Belgique
Délégation générale Wallonie-Bruxelles à…

15:30 – 16:30 (UTC+01:00) Room C
English below Cet atelier veut nourrir une réflexion sur le futur de l’éducation numérique, en facilitant l’échange de bonnes pratiques entre différentes parties prenantes de ce secteur. Les systèmes éducatifs doivent aujourd’hui faire preuve de…
Session recording available Interpretation: EN/FR Supporting Partner Country Workshop
250
WSIS Action Line C3: Access to information
UNESCO
UNESCO

15:30 – 16:30 (UTC+01:00) Room E
The workshop will discuss the scope of the new version of the Policy Guidelines for the Development and Promotion of Governmental Public Domain Information. The aim of the workshop is to gather input, review and update the Policy Guidelines, taking…
370
Technology for Democracy: Lessons learnt and the way forward for technology for democracy and human rights (1st Segment)
United Nations Development Programme
UNDP

15:30 – 16:30 (UTC+01:00) Room B
Digital technology has fundamentally changed and is continuously reshaping the world. While digital transformation opens innovative avenues to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, digital technologies are also used to suppress, limit,…
Session recording available Thematic Workshop
203
Data Ethics and the Ethics of Digital and Emerging Technologies
Globethics
Globethics

16:00 – 16:45 (UTC+01:00) Room 11+12
How can we build trust in this complex and ambiguous data world? How can digital technologies serve humanity? Data is the magic word of the 21st century. For citizens, data means support in daily life in almost all activities, from using watches to…
Session recording available Thematic Workshop
331
Hack the Digital Divide
World Summit Award
WSA

16:00 – 16:45 (UTC+01:00) Room 14
The multiple crises facing our world need digital, purpose driven solutions with a positive impact.The World Summit Awards work within the UN Framework of the SDGs and the Transformation into the Knowledge Society (WSIS) to select and promote best…
Session recording available Thematic Workshop
302
Climate Change and how to promote DRR (Disaster risk reduction)
UNDRR - ABU - ITU - Eurovisioni
UNDRR - ABU - ITU

16:00 – 16:45 (UTC+01:00) Collaborate Stage
The session will present the initiatives currently conducted by UNDRR, ABU/WBU and ITU-T in the field of technologies and learning experience that could help in preventing disasters, in reducing effects of natural and human provoked disasters and…
372
Technology for Democracy: Lessons learnt and the way forward for technology for democracy and human rights (2nd Segment)
United Nations Development Programme
UNDP

16:30 – 17:15 (UTC+01:00) Room B
Digital technology has fundamentally changed and is continuously reshaping the world. While digital transformation opens innovative avenues to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, digital technologies are also used to suppress, limit,…
Session recording available Thematic Workshop
298
WSIS Digital Service Design Special Prize
Germany, Estonia, ITU and the Digital Impact Alliance
Germany, Estonia, ITU and the Digital Impact…

16:45 – 17:45 (UTC+01:00) Room C
As the world gets closer to the 2030 Development Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Global Goals, many of these goals rely on governments’ ability to deliver services to people. Digital public infrastructure (DPI) systems, like ID, payments, and data…
Session recording available Real-time human captioning High-Level Dialogue
306
The Next Frontier: Let's talk Digital Resilience - Cyber and Space
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

16:45 – 17:45 (UTC+01:00) Room E
Digital technologies play a key role in promoting equality and social inclusion, providing new opportunities for economic growth, and helping achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. To unleash the potential of these technologies for humanity,…
392
Online Visibility of Women in Parliament
Omuka Hub
Omuka Hub

16:45 – 17:45 (UTC+01:00) Room F
The Theme for this year's International Women's Day is "DigitALL: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality", and to achieve true gender equality we need to have more women in politics online. Why is this important? Women in Parliament do…
452
Inauguration Ceremony: Yoga: Wellbeing and mindfulness session with professional instructors
Permanent Mission of India
Permanent Mission of India

18:00 – 18:45 (UTC+01:00) Collaborate Stage
Session recording available Special Session
451
Evènement convivial francophone
Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF)
Organisation internationale de la…

18:00 – 19:00 (UTC+01:00) Innovate Stage
On invitation only
447
Reception by Poland
Poland
Poland

19:00 – 21:00 (UTC+01:00)
On invitation only

Tuesday 14 March


Past Sessions


153
UNGIS Leaders High-Level Meeting
UNGIS
UNGIS

08:00 – 09:00 (UTC+01:00) Room 9
UNGIS members only
UNGIS serves as an inter-agency mechanism to coordinate substantive policy issues facing the United Nations system’s implementation of the Geneva Plan of Action and Tunis Agenda for the Information Society adopted by the World Summit on the…
Coffee will be offered during the session UNGIS
157
WSIS Forum 2023 Opening Ceremony
WSIS
WSIS

09:00 – 10:00 (UTC+01:00) Room D
The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum is a multistakeholder platform to coordinate implementation activities, exchange information and knowledge, showcase innovation, share best practices and foster partnerships to ensure ICTs…
Session recording available Real-time human captioning Interpretation: EN/FR/Passive AR Opening Ceremony
425
Appointment of Chairperson
WSIS
WSIS

10:00 – 10:15 (UTC+01:00) Room D
Session recording available Real-time human captioning Interpretation: EN/FR/Passive AR Opening Ceremony
427
Digital cooperation and partnerships for inclusive sustainable development
WSIS
WSIS

10:15 – 11:15 (UTC+01:00) Room D
Session recording available Real-time human captioning Interpretation: EN/FR/Passive AR Opening Ceremony
159
High-Level Strategic Dialogue: WSIS+20 and the future of WSIS beyond 2025
WSIS
WSIS

11:15 – 12:15 (UTC+01:00) Room D
Session recording available Real-time human captioning Interpretation: EN/FR/Passive AR High-Level Dialogue
436
High-Level Lunch (sponsored by UAE) )
UAE
UAE

12:30 – 13:45 (UTC+01:00) Innovate Stage
On invitation only
Strategic Partner: Platinum High-Level Lunch
429
WSIS Forum 2023 Special Prizes announcement
WSIS
WSIS

13:45 – 14:00 (UTC+01:00) Room A
WSIS Forum 2023 Special Prizes announcement:• WSIS Forum 2023 Healthy Ageing Innovation Prize• WSIS Forum 2023 Hackathon• WSIS Forum 2023 Photo Contest
Session recording available WSIS Special Prize
136
High-Level Policy Session 1 : Bridging Digital Divides
WSIS
WSIS

14:00 – 15:00 (UTC+01:00) Room D
According to the latest ITU data, roughly one-third of the global population (2.7 billion people) remain unconnected to the Internet. The figure was an improvement from 2021 but revealed a levelling off from the strong connectivity gains made during…
Session recording available Real-time human captioning Interpretation: EN/FR/Passive AR Covid-19 related High-Level Policy Session
137
High-Level Policy Session 2 : Enabling Environment
WSIS
WSIS

14:00 – 15:00 (UTC+01:00) Room A
"An enabling environment at national and international levels is essential for the Information Society. ICTs should be used as an important tool for good governance. The rule of law, accompanied by a supportive, transparent, pro-competitive,…
Session recording available Real-time human captioning Covid-19 related High-Level Policy Session
139
High-Level Policy Session 3 : Building confidence and security in the use of ICTs
WSIS
WSIS

15:00 – 16:00 (UTC+01:00) Room D
In this digital age, trust is everything. Cybersecurity is crucial to ensuring universal, trustworthy, and equitable access to connectivity. While the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) enables better management and increased…
Session recording available Real-time human captioning Interpretation: EN/FR/Passive AR Covid-19 related High-Level Policy Session
143
High-Level Policy Session 4: Inclusiveness – access to information and knowledge for all / Bridging Digital Divides
WSIS
WSIS

15:00 – 16:00 (UTC+01:00) Room A
Bridging Digital Divides According to the latest ITU data, roughly one-third of the global population (2.7 billion people) remain unconnected to the Internet. The figure was an improvement from 2021 but revealed a levelling off from the strong…
Session recording available Real-time human captioning Covid-19 related High-Level Policy Session
431
Coffee Break sponsored by Japan (Partner for Specific Activities)
Japan
Japan

15:30 – 15:45 (UTC+01:00) Inspire Stage
142
High-Level Policy Session 5: Bridging Digital Divides
WSIS
WSIS

16:00 – 17:00 (UTC+01:00) Room D
Bridging Digital Divides According to the latest ITU data, roughly one-third of the global population (2.7 billion people) remain unconnected to the Internet. The figure was an improvement from 2021 but revealed a levelling off from the strong…
Session recording available Real-time human captioning Interpretation: EN/FR/Passive AR Covid-19 related High-Level Policy Session
140
High-Level Policy Session 6: Digital Economy and Trade/Financing for ICT
WSIS
WSIS

16:00 – 17:00 (UTC+01:00) Room A
Digital Economy and Trade Technology is supporting and changing how we organize our governing systems, our economies, and ourcultures in unprecedented ways. There are several opportunities for partnerships and collaborations between countries and…
Session recording available Real-time human captioning Covid-19 related High-Level Policy Session
163
WSIS Prizes 2023 Ceremony: Winners + Champions
WSIS
WSIS

17:15 – 18:30 (UTC+01:00) Room A
Session recording available WSIS Prizes
433
Official Reception / Certificates for the WSIS Forum 2023 Partners
Switzerland / WSIS
Switzerland / WSIS

18:30 – 20:30 (UTC+01:00)
The WSIS Forum 2023 partners are: Platinum partner: United Arab Emirates Gold Plus partner: Saudi Arabia Partners for Specific Activities: Japan, Huawei, IEEE Contributing Partners: Bahrain, Rwanda, Switzerland, United Kingdom, ICANN, ISOC…

Wednesday 15 March


Past Sessions


145
High-Level Policy Session 7: Ethical Dimensions of Information and Knowledge Societies / Bridging Digital Divides
WSIS
WSIS

09:00 – 10:00 (UTC+01:00) Room A
Ethical Dimensions of Information and Knowledge Societies "The Information Society should respect peace and uphold the fundamental values of freedom, equality, solidarity, tolerance, shared responsibility, and respect for nature. We acknowledge the…
Session recording available Real-time human captioning Interpretation: EN/FR/Passive AR Covid-19 related High-Level Policy Session
147
High-Level Policy Session 8: WSIS Action Lines and the 2030 Agenda/ Climate Change
WSIS
WSIS

09:00 – 10:00 (UTC+01:00) Room D
WSIS Action Lines and the 2030 Agenda The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) was a ground-breaking Summit, held in recognition of the vast, sweeping changes digital technologies would wreak on our society, economy and way of life. The…
Session recording available Real-time human captioning Interpretation: EN/FR Covid-19 related High-Level Policy Session
432
WSIS Prize Champion Ceremony
WSIS
WSIS

09:00 – 10:30 (UTC+01:00) Innovate Stage
WSIS Prizes 2023 Champions only
150
High-Level Policy Session 10 : Bridging Digital Divides
WSIS
WSIS

10:00 – 11:00 (UTC+01:00) Room D
According to the latest ITU data, roughly one-third of the global population (2.7 billion people) remain unconnected to the Internet. The figure was an improvement from 2021 but revealed a levelling off from the strong connectivity gains made during…
Session recording available Real-time human captioning Interpretation: EN/FR Covid-19 related High-Level Policy Session
149
High-Level Policy Session 9: ICT Applications and Services / Climate Change
WSIS
WSIS

10:00 – 11:00 (UTC+01:00) Room A
ICT Applications and Services "The usage and deployment of ICTs should seek to create benefits in all aspects of our daily life. ICT applications are potentially important in government operations and services, health care and health information,…
Session recording available Real-time human captioning Interpretation: EN/FR/Passive AR Covid-19 related High-Level Policy Session
352
High-Level Policy Session 11: Knowledge Societies, Capacity Building and e-learning / ICT Applications and Services
WSIS
WSIS

11:00 – 12:00 (UTC+01:00) Room A
Knowledge Societies, Capacity Building and e-Learning Each person should have the opportunity to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge in order to understand, participate actively in, and benefit fully from, the Information Society and the…
Session recording available Real-time human captioning Interpretation: EN/FR Covid-19 related High-Level Policy Session
396
High-Level Dialogue: Digital Governance and Capacity Building
UNESCO
UNESCO

11:00 – 12:00 (UTC+01:00) Room D
Digital transformations are continuously changing how people live, work and function in their societies. The development and use of digital technologies is also impacting how governments operate and function. Digital transformation, including…
434
High-Level Lunch (sponsored by Saudi Arabia)
Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia

12:00 – 13:30 (UTC+01:00) Innovate Stage
On invitation only
424
Lunch Break
WSIS
WSIS

12:00 – 13:30 (UTC+01:00)
354
WSIS 2023 Ministerial Roundtable
WSIS
WSIS

13:30 – 15:30 (UTC+01:00) Geneva Room
Ministers only