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Embeddable Interface


Be part of the WSIS Stocktaking Exercise:  Embed the Interface

To download the PDF version, please click here 

Facilitating Collaboration amongst Stakeholders via

 WSIS Stocktaking Information System


During the WSIS process, stakeholders expressed the need for the publicly accessible stocktaking database of WSIS-related implementation activities (, which had been initiated during the Tunis phase of WSIS, to be maintained, under the stewardship of ITU (see Tunis Agenda, para 120). The objective is that it should be an effective tool for information exchange on projects fostering development of the information society, structured according to the 11 WSIS Action Lines.

In order to maximize the utility and effectiveness of this information system for the entire WSIS community, the ITU invites all WSIS stakeholders to enable access to this valuable information system from their own web-portals. From stakeholders’ point of view, this shall serve the following purposes:

- They will not have to invest valuable resources in the development of such an information system.

- They will automatically be able to access the content already available from ITU’s information system.

- They do not need to administer nor maintain the information system.

WSIS Stocktaking team strongly believes that once information system is accessible via multiple sources, not only will it greatly facilitate domain-specific activities, it will also promote WSIS implementation and follow-up at the regional, nation and international levels.

Please find below a brief description of how this distributed approach for the WSIS Stocktaking exercise can be made possible in order to achieve the goals stated above: 

1. ITU's WSIS Stocktaking Information System
2. Individual Organization’s web-portal
3. Combination of ITU's WSIS Stocktaking information system with Organization’s web-portal
The Information system consists of two components: a Search Interface and a Questionnaire (for registered users). The Search Interface allows users to search through the entire stocktaking database and the Questionnaire allows users to update the stocktaking database by submitting information about various activities related to WSIS implementation and follow-up.
For technical implementation, please refer to the Annexes below.
In case there are any issues or questions, please contact the WSIS Team. We shall be glad to support you in carrying out this implementation.

Annexe - Embed the Search Interface

I. In order to implement the steps of imbedding the stocktaking interface, create an HTML file and add the following information to the file –
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Language" content="en">
<title>WSIS Stocktaking Tool</title>
<iframe src="" width=700 height= 600 name="WSIS Stocktaking" scrolling="yes" frameborders="0" ></iframe>
The descriptors above can be customized to meet individual needs.
The code above calls the search interface located at –

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