WSIS Flash - January 2018 Issue
The WSIS Team would like to thank you for all your cooperation, engagement and dedication towards the WSIS Process during 2017. We look forward to working with you in 2018. We wish you seasonal greetings and a Happy New Year 2018!

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January 2018, Geneva, Switzerland

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WSIS Forum 2018

WSIS Forum 2018

Registration for WSIS Forum 2018

Registration for WSIS Forum 2018 is now open.

To interact better with all registered on-site participants, we encourage you to complete your file at the on-site networking platform.
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For additional information please visit the Registration.


Open Consultation Process

Deadline for submissions

Share your views on the thematic aspects and innovations on the format of the forum. Recommend speakers, request thematic workshops and exhibition stalls.

Last call for submissions here.

Final Brief

The Open Consultation Process was designed in 6 phases. Please refer to the Open Consultation Phases.

  • Phase V: 19 February 2018 - Final Brief on the WSIS Forum 2018, ITU Headquarters, Geneva

For additional information and updates please visit Open Consultation Process.


High-Level track Form

Ministers have confirmed their presence for the High-Level Policy Session.
All WSIS Stakeholders are invited to register for a speaking slot for their high-level officials by completing the speaking slot request form.

We invite you to submit your information in the form to be a part of the High-Level Policy Session by clicking here.

Deadline for submission: 5 February 2018.

For additional information and updates please visit the High-Level Policy Session.


WSIS Forum 2018 Photo Contest

Information and Knowledge Societies for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

WSIS is inviting you to picture how Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs ) are playing an enabling role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Participate in building a collage of ICT for Sustainable Development photographs from around the world.

Photo Contest

The contest will collect photos until 9 February 2018. The three winning entries in the WSIS Photo Contest will be awarded and presented at the WSIS Forum 2018 from 19-23 March 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Submit your photos here.

For additional Information please visit: Photo Contest.



WSIS Hackathon

Develop your ideas into tech solutions to ensure food security and end hunger !

Are you a coder or a group of coders?
Do you have an idea to ensure food security, decrease manlnutrition or prevent famine?
Then we invite you to participate to in the WSIS Hackathon.

For additional information please visit Hackathon

WSIS Prizes 2018

WSIS Prizes

WSIS Prizes 2018: the Online Voting for the World's top ICT for Development's initiatives is open!

490 ICT success stories from around the world were nominated for the Online Voting Phase following a comprehensive review by the Expert Group of 676 submitted projects submitted by the WSIS Stakeholder community.

The seventh edition of the WSIS Prizes contest set a new record of this important global multistakeholder engagement in the implementation of WSIS Action Lines for SDGs, surpassing last year numbers by far (345 projects were nominated out of 467 submissions in the WSIS Prizes 2017 edition).

Photo Contest

Stakeholders are invited to VOTE for their favorite success stories and all those who have submitted their projects for this year's contest are encouraged to follow the process carefully and to encourage their networks to join this global initiative, including preparations for the online voting campaigns for their respective projects.

Online voting started on 29 January 2018 and will end on 18 February 2018.

Based on the results, winning projects will be selected by the Expert Group from the five projects which have received the most votes. Following the Selection Phase, all 90 finalists (five from each of eighteen WSIS Action Lines categories) will be announced to the public on 23 February 2018.

The winners will be announced and presented with an award at the WSIS Prizes ceremony during the WSIS Forum 2018, 19-23 March 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland. At the same occasion, 72 WSIS Prize 2018 Champions (first four runner-up projects in each category) will be recognized during the special ceremony dedicated to their achievements.

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For additional information please visit the WSIS Prizes website.

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