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February 2015, Geneva, Switzerland

WSIS Forum 2015


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The WSIS Forum 2015 represents the world’s largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT for development’ community. The WSIS Forum, co-organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD, in close collaboration with all WSIS Action Line Facilitators/Co-Facilitators (UNDESA, FAO, UNEP, WHO, UN Women, WIPO, WFP, ILO, WMO, UN, ITC, UPU, UNODC, UNICEF and UN Regional Commissions) will be held from 25-29 May 2015 in Geneva Switzerland.


This event builds upon the tradition of annual WSIS May meetings, and its format is the result of open consultations with all WSIS Stakeholders. The WSIS Forum 2015 Open Consultation Process on the Thematic Aspects and Innovations on the Format aims at ensuring the participatory and inclusive spirit of the WSIS Forum 2015 by actively engaging governments, civil society, the private sector and intergovernmental organizations in the preparatory process. The Agenda and Programme of the WSIS Forum will be built on the basis of the official submissions received during the Open Consultation Process.


Open Consultation Process


All WSIS Stakeholders are invited to contribute to the Open Consultation Process on the Thematic Aspects and Innovations on the Format of the WSIS Forum 2015. The Open Consultation Process for the WSIS Forum 2015 is structured in five phases as follows:

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WSIS Stocktaking


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WSIS Stocktaking Report 2015


Responding to the requests of several stakeholders, the deadline is extended until 20th February 2015 (non-extendable).


We would like to thank all stakeholders have already submitted information to the WSIS Stocktaking Process and responded to the Call for Update and New Entries. Furthermore, a number of submissions deserve to be put forward for the WSIS Project Prizes 2015 contest (see below), and we would like to encourage all stakeholders to consider this opportunity as well.


The seventh edition of the WSIS Stocktaking Report is the continuation of the WSIS Stocktaking Report series and will be released at WSIS Forum 2015.


The call for update and new entries 2014-2015 was launched in the fall of 2014. All Stakeholders are invited to submit entries online. Entries submitted to the WSIS Stocktaking Database will be reflected in the WSIS Stocktaking Report 2015 which will be released at WSIS Forum 2015. We look forward to receiving your responses to this call by 20th February 2015.


This annual report highlights more than 1000 worldwide projects and initiatives aimed at implementation of the WSIS outcomes, details of which are provided on the WSIS Stocktaking Platform. It bears witness to the scale of the efforts made by numerous stakeholders, including governments, the private sector, civil society and international organizations, towards building the information society and bridging the digital divide, contributing to sustainable development. The progress made has been achieved thanks to multi-stakeholder collaboration in achieving the WSIS goals.


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WSIS Project Prizes 2015


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Responding to the requests of several stakeholders, the deadline is extended until 20th February 2015 (non-extendable).


All stakeholders are invited to participate in the contest of WSIS Project Prizes 2015!


We would like to thank all stakeholders have already submitted information to the WSIS Project Prizes.


The fourth edition of the WSIS Project Prizes will be released at WSIS Forum 2015.


The contest is organized into five phases:

  • Phase I: 10 December – 20 February 2015 (extended deadline) - Submission phase (Deadline for last submission: 23:00 Geneva time).

  • Phase II: 20 February - 10 March 2015 - Nomination Phase. Revision of submitted projects by Expert Group that will result with a list of nominated projects.

  • Phase III: 15 March - 1 May 2015 - Public Online Voting. Identification of three projects per category with the highest number of votes. (Deadline for casting last vote: 23:00 Geneva time)

  • Phase IV: 2 May - 5 May 2015 - Selection of winning projects by the Expert Group that will result with a list of winning projects.

  • Phase V: Announcement of winners to the public during WSIS Project Prizes 2015 Ceremony at WSIS Forum 2015, scheduled to be held from 25 to 29 May 2015, and the release of publication "WSIS Stocktaking: Success Stories 2015", which is a compilation of extended descriptions of the 18 winning projects.

The contest of WSIS Project Prizes 2015 was launched on 12th December 2014. WSIS Project Prizes is a unique recognition for excellence in the implementation of WSIS outcomes. The WSIS Project Prizes 2015 contest provides a platform to identify and showcase success stories and models that could be easily replicated; empower communities at the local level; give a chance to all stakeholders working on WSIS to participate in the contest, and particularly recognize the efforts of stakeholders for their added value to the society and commitment towards achieving WSIS goals.


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e-Agriculture


ICT Update, Issue no. 78 - Building resilience for family farming


In the latest issue of ICT Update, which lies within the framework of the International Year of Family Farming (IYFF), the authors analyze the impact that ICTs have on family farmers' lives.


For more information please visit: www.e-agriculture.org


WSIS Fund in Trust

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WSIS Fund in Trust

Call for Contributions 2015


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