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September 2010, Geneva, Switzerland
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Dear WSIS Stakeholders,

Greetings from the WSIS Team!

We are happy to launch the WSIS Flash Newsletter. WSIS Flash will provide monthly updates on the WSIS Implementation process i.e. WSIS Forum 2011, WSIS Stocktaking Platform, Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development, United Nations Group on the Information Society (UNGIS), Global Repository and Global Events Calendar. We hope that you will find this service useful. We encourage you to participate in the WSIS Implementation process by sending your comments and suggestions at wsis-info@itu.int.

 
WSIS Forum
 

WSIS Forum LogoForum 2011

Updates on the WSIS Forum 2011 are available on the WSIS Forum 2011 website: www.wsis.org/forum. We thank all WSIS Stakeholders for participating in the Open Consultation for views on venue for WSIS Forum 2011, a consolidation of views and analysis are available at the following link: http://www.itu.int/wsis/implementation/2011/forum/pages/OC_Venue-Analysis.html

Forum 2010

The Final Executive Briefing of WSIS Forum 2010 is available at the following link: http://www.itu.int/wsis/implementation/2010/forum/geneva/report/index.html

 
WSIS Stocktaking Platform
 

WSIS Stocktaking LogoThe WSIS Stocktaking Platform provides a large database containing an estimated 4804 projects submitted by WSIS Stakeholders based on the Geneva Plan of Action. In addition, the WSIS Stocktaking platform offers a global events calendar, global repository, blogs, online communities, online forums, interactive online interviews, implementation case studies, country case studies, an embeddable interface and WSIS Lab.

WSIS Stocktaking Online Forum

The online Forum addresses several topics of which, the most important are ranged from e-agriculture, e-health, e-employment, e-business; to ICT and disasters, ICTs impacts on reducing the greenhouse gas emissions, the use of remote hubs.

WSIS Interviews

As part of the WSIS Network activities, the WSIS stocktaking platform has also documented interviews conducted by its team. To this end, a total of 9 interviews covering different topics in the framework of WSIS have been launched. The WSIS network has interviewed the following institutions: ITID, ITU UNCTAD, UNDESA, FAO, UNEP, IFAD, UN-NGLS. You can always participate in the discussion by submitting your questions at wsis-stocktaking@itu.int.

WSIS Stocktaking Blog

WSIS Stocktaking Blog LogoProvides an open discussion space for the users to discuss issues of interest and concern. Every month a list of topics will be provided with the purpose of updating WSIS Network with the latest activities from all over the world. The submission of articles for the following topic: m-applications and m-development is open until 15 October (articles should be sent to wsis-stocktaking@itu.int). http://groups.itu.int/Default.aspx?tabid=1133

WSIS Lab

WSIS Lab LogoWSIS Lab – www.wsis.org/wsislab is a collaborative space aimed at sharing research relevant to the Information Society development focused on collecting publications related to the economic impact of broadband. WSIS Lab visitors may post their research results using the WSIS Lab blog or via email: wsis-stocktaking@itu.int. Visitors can also download a reference document with more than 180 entries to identified studies on economic impact of broadband.

 
Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development
 

Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development LogoDuring the WSIS Forum 2010, the Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development launched the Task Group on Monitoring the WSIS Targets (TG WSIS). All interested WSIS stakeholders are invited to register at http://groups.itu.int/wsis-targets to participate in this task group.

Upcoming Event

8th World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Meeting LogoThe 8th World Telecommunication/ICT Indicators Meeting (WTIM), Geneva, Switerland, 24-26 November 2010. The meeting, which is organized by the Telecommunication Development Bureau's Market, Information and Statistics Division, is the key forum for discussing telecommunication/ICT measurement issues at the international level. http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/ict/wict10/index.html

 
 
Global Repository

Global Repository on WSIS Related Documents and Publications Logo www.wsis.org/repository

Recently submitted Publications:

  • E-Agriculture / ICT 4D (2001-2020)
  • Food and Nutrition Policy / ICT4D (2001-2020)
  • Fostering information and communication for development: UNESCO's follow-up to the World Summit on the Information Society (2009)
  • WSIS Plus 5 (2010)
  • WSIS Action Line Roadmaps (C2, C5, C6) (2010)
 
 
Global Events Calendar

Global Calendar on WSIS Related Events and Activities Logo www.wsis.org/calendar

Upcoming Events (36 new events registered):

9 September
Green ICT for a sustainable future
25 September
ASSETS 2010 Orlando, Florida, USA The 12th International ACM SIGACCESS Confere
27 September
ICT 2010
12 October
3rd Annual Next Generation Telecommunications Conference: Delivering an EU Broadband Strategy
 
 
From Our Partners

The Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations Logo CoNGO CSDF 2010 - Civil Society Development Forum 2010 - Geneva Component http://www.ngocongo.org/index.php?what=news&id=10545

International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development Logo International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies and Development http://www.ictd2010.org

ITU News Logo ITU News – September 2010 Issue http://www.itu.int/net/itunews/issues/2010/07/index.aspx

ITU-Academy Logo ICT•LEARN 2010 Global Forum http://academy.itu.int/events/item/334/

Highlights

ICT•LEARN

ITU-Academy ICT•Learn LogoICT•LEARN is a new biennial global forum on building human capabilities and skills, to be held from 30 November to 02 December, 2010 in Busan, a bustling metropolitan city of approximately 3.5 million residents, located on the southeast tip of the Republic of Korea. http://academy.itu.int/events/item/334/

"B more" campaign!

'B more' campaign! LogoJoin "B more" campaign! Help us meet the Millennium Development Goals. Help us promote the benefits of broadband. Help us B more. http://www.broadbandcommission.org/b_more.html

 
Partners
ei-africa logo The United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) logo e-agriculture logo The Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations Logo
eLearning Africa logo e-Krishok logo Information Technologies & International Development logo ITU News logo
ICTforPeaceFoundation logo Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development logo
 
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