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Message from the WSIS Team

Dear WSIS Stakeholders,

 

WSIS Forum 2011 displayed the spirit and determination of all WSIS Stakeholders in their efforts to work together towards 2015. The multistakeholder character of the WSIS Process was well reflected in the open consultations and the Forum.

The WSIS Forum 2011 gathered more than 1150 WSIS Stakeholders from all over the world, remote participation was an integral feature of the Forum. It is our great pleasure to present the WSIS Forum 2011 Outcome Document to all the WSIS Stakeholders. The WSIS Forum 2011 Outcome document captures and presents a summary of all the high level dialogues, briefings, thematic workshops, process related meetings and publication releases held at WSIS Forum 2011. We invite you to read the document, please send us your comments and additions at wsis-info@itu.int

The WSIS Secretariat acknowledges the efforts and dedication of all WSIS Stakeholders towards the rich content of the WSIS Forum 2011 Outcome Document.

With reference to the WSIS Process we would like to highlight some of the important deadlines:

  • UNGIS Open Consultation Process on Overall Review of the Implementation of the WSIS Outcomes (WSIS+10): Phase 3 Submission of Formal Contributions: www.ungis.org: 1 September 2011

  • WSIS Stocktaking: Call for Update and New Entries , 2011– 2012: 15 January 2012

  • WSIS Forum 2012: 14th -18th May 2012, Venue: International Labour Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

We look forward to your engagement in all the above mentioned events and activities!

Best wishes,
WSIS Team

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WSIS Forum 2011

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Outcome Document

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WSIS Forum 2011 Outcome Document is a compilation of session summaries/outcomes submitted to the WSIS Secretariat by the organizations responsible for their respective sessions. This is a live document, please feel free to submit additional information to the WSIS secretariat at wsis-info@itu.int. The outcome document is available here.

  • Video interviews and highlights are available here.

  • Photographs from the 2011 WSIS Forum are available here: flickr, itu photo library

  • Session webcasts of WSIS Forum 2011 are available here.

 
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WSIS Forum 2012

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WSIS Forum 2012 is scheduled to be held from 14th-18th May 2012 at ILO, Geneva, Switzerland. WSIS Forum 2012 is scheduled to be held from 14th-18th May 2012 at ILO, Geneva, Switzerland.

Open Consultations for WSIS Forum 2012 are planned as follows:

  • 11 October – Opening of the Open Consultations

  • November – First Physical Meeting

  • 15 January – Closing of the Online Discussion

  • 20 January - Submission of the Official Contributions and binding Requests for Workshops

  • 15 February - Final Review Meeting (3 Months prior to the Forum)

  • 15 April – Final brief on the WSIS Forum 2012

 
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WSIS Stocktaking

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WSIS Stocktaking: Call for Update and New Entries, 2011– 2012

The principal role of the WSIS Stocktaking exercise is to leverage the activities of stakeholders working on the implementation of WSIS outcomes and share knowledge and experiences of projects by replicating successful models. All WSIS stakeholders are invited to update their entries and to add new information to the public database (www.wsis.org/stocktaking).  Information submitted to the public database will be reflected in the WSIS Stocktaking Report 2012 which will be officially launched during the WSIS Forum 2012 and submitted to the 15th Session of CSTD. We look forward to receiving your responses and any other associated documentation by 15 January 2012.

We are delighted to announce that as of July 2011, there are more than 5167 entries submitted to the WSIS Stocktaking database and more than 2622 members are registered to the WSIS Stocktaking Platform.

All stakeholders have an opportunity to showcase their success stories, search for partners and funding opportunities, exchange experiences and network, benefit from the Global Events Calendar, Global Repository, WSIS Lab, Online Forums and Blogs by using the Web 2.0 WSIS Stocktaking online platform.

In July, we conducted an interview with the Executive Director of ICVolunteers available at here.

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WSIS Stocktaking Online Forum

There are two discussions at the online forum to be followed:

Contribute or follow the online Forum here.

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WSIS Stocktaking Blog

Provides a virtual space to exchange ideas and articles describing activities of stakeholders within the framework of WSIS. This blog provides you with the opportunity to collaborate electronically, build virtual networks of discussions and increase visibility of your activities. For the best use of information, blog functionalities such as comments and ratings are available for you. Everyone is welcome to submit their comments for the articles. The information may be submitted directly to the blog or to wsis-stocktaking@itu.int.

In the blog, we have more than 43 articles for the period of June-July

View all WSIS Blog articles here.

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WSIS Lab

Collaborative space on broadband presented new articles that focused on the broadband strategies. By 2010 some countries around the world adopted or planned to introduce the national broadband plans. What type of intervention governments should take to promote and facilitate the deployment of broadband infrastructure – for these and other questions, please search on www.wsis.org/wsislab.

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United Nations Group on the Information Society

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The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) outcome documents and the UN General Assembly Resolution 60/252 resolved to conduct an overall review of the implementation of the Summit outcomes in 2015. The ITU Plenipotentiary Resolution 172 (PP-10) on the overall review of the implementation of the outcomes of the WSIS, including the possibility of holding a high-level event in 2014/2015 has requested ITU Secretary General to initiate the preparatory process at the UN Chief Executives Board (CEB). Consequently CEB tasked UNGIS to prepare, on the basis of an open consultation, an Action Plan to organize high-level meeting on the WSIS Review. The Action Plan would be presented to the CEB meeting in April 2012, and would take into consideration the strong support of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development served by UNCTAD. The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) outcome documents and the UN General Assembly Resolution 60/252 resolved to conduct an overall review of the implementation of the Summit outcomes in 2015. The ITU Plenipotentiary Resolution 172 (PP-10) on the overall review of the implementation of the outcomes of the WSIS, including the possibility of holding a high-level event in 2014/2015 has requested ITU Secretary General to initiate the preparatory process at the UN Chief Executives Board (CEB). Consequently CEB tasked UNGIS to prepare, on the basis of an open consultation, an Action Plan to organize high-level meeting on the WSIS Review. The Action Plan would be presented to the CEB meeting in April 2012, and would take into consideration the support of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development served by UNCTAD.

Building upon the outcomes of this meeting and the open and inclusive multistakeholder WSIS spirit, please find below the planned schedule for conducting the open consultation process:

  • Phase One: First Physical Meeting during the WSIS Forum 2011 (20 May 2011; completed - Draft Executive Summary of Statements available) Read more at www.ungis.org

  • Phase Two: Online Consultation : www.wsis-community.org (15 June – 1 September 2011)

  • Phase Three: Submission of Formal Contributions: www.ungis.org (Until 1 September 2011)

  • Phase Four: Elaboration of the Draft Action Plan (By 15 September 2011)

  • Phase Five: Second Physical Meeting (20 September 2011)

  • Phase Six: Presentation of the Outcomes: Action Plan (5 October 2011) 

For more information please visit www.ungis.org

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Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development

www.itu.int/ITU-D/ict/partnership/  

Measuring the WSIS Targets - A statistical framework report was launched at the WSIS Forum 2011 and can be downloaded for free.

  • A response to the WSIS call to develop indicators and produce official statistics for measuring the information society

  • A concrete list of indicators to monitor the 10 WSIS targets, which range from connecting villages, schools, and health centers to developing online content and providing people with ICT access

  • A practical tool for policy makers and data producers in developing countries to monitor and assess information society developments 

The report was prepared by the Partnership on Measuring ICT for Development’s Task Group on Measuring the WSIS Targets under the leadership of ITU, and in consultation with many experts in the field of ICT measurement. It is expected to become the main reference document for the final review of the achievements made towards meeting the WSIS targets in 2015.

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ITU TELECOM World 2011

ITU Telecom World 2011 brings Heads of State, Government & International organizations together with company CEOs, Mayors of top cities, thought leaders, digital innovators, researchers and more to network, share knowledge and collaboratively ensure that the right frameworks are in place to connect the world.

Dynamic debates, panel discussions, interactive workshops and hands-on participatory sessions shape the Conferences, where key topics include Cloud Computing, the Internet of Things, the Path to a Connected World and Social Networks & Privacy. Details of this exciting programme are available here. Delegate Registration is now open - make sure you register now and take advantage early bird discounts on all passes.

This year’s innovative and interactive format offers you to get involved and make a difference by sharing your stories, thoughts and ideas. Why not enter our young innovators or digital innovators competitions now and win the chance to pitch your ideas at World 2011? Ideas, stories and questions on driving real-life change and development in the connected world can be uploaded now on the Event Get Involved webpage.

For more information please visit: world2011.itu.int

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ITU Kaleidoscope academic conference 2011

The fully networked human? - Innovations for future networks and services” Cape Town, South Africa, 12-14 December 2011

The ITU Kaleidoscope academic conference 2011 entitled “The fully networked human? - Innovations for future networks and services” will take place in Cape Town, South Africa, 12-14 December 2011. A prize fund totalling $10,000 will be awarded to the authors of the three best papers. The winning papers will be featured in a future special edition of IEEE Communications Magazine, with all papers available from the IEEE Xplore online catalogue. Young Author Recognition certificates will be also issued.

For sponsorship opportunities please contact us at kaleidoscope@itu.int

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Case Studies

  • ITU/UPU (Book, 2010), ICTs, new services and transformation of the post (including a series of separate case studies for Buthan, Bostwana, Brazil, Korea, Russian Federation, Sauri Arabia)
  • ITU (2010), Satellite Connectivity to Remote Areas and E-Services for Development: Initiatives through Post Office Telekiosks in Buthan
  • ITU (2010), ICTs Communicty Access and Development: Case Studies from Six Developing Countries (Mali, Bhutan, Honduras, Vietnam, Nicaragua, Tanzania)
  • Innovative ways of appropriating mobile telephony in Africa (2010)
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"B more" campaign!

Join "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

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Aims to empower stakeholders to write and report on all WSIS related events and activities, sharing their work and ideas with thousands of WSIS stakeholders online worldwide.
Tweet using #WSIS
Call for strategic partners contact us at: wsis-info@itu.int

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Will provide all registered onsite participants of the WSIS Forum 2012 with an online social networking community experience.

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Global Repository

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Recently submitted publications:

Broadband Commission Report: A platform To Progress, executive summary

Broadband Commission Report: A platform to progress 

WSIS Stocktaking Sucess Stories 2011 

Mobile Africa Report 2011 

Sanchar Shakti Mobile Value Added Services and ICT Related Livelihood Skills for Women’s SHGs in Rural India 

eEnvironment Toolkit and Readiness Index (EERI) 

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Global Events Calendar

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Upcoming Events

eWorld Forum 2011, New Delhi, India 1-3 august 2011 

7th Caribbean Internet Governance Forum (CIGF), Hyatt Regency Hotel, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, 8 august 2011 

International ITU 5th Molecular Biology and Genetics Student Congress, Istanbul, Maslak, Turkey ,19-22 august 2011  

Connecting Rural Communities Africa Forum, Kilimanjaro Hotel Kempinski, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 24-26 august 2011  

The Third International Workshop on Organizational Security Aspects (OSA 2011), Vienna, Austria 22-26 august 2011  

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From Our Partners

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CoNGO is one of the official focal points of the Civil Society for the WSIS Process.

"Freedom of opinion and freedom of expression are cardinal both to Civil Society and
to the Information Society. CoNGO and its members promote and defend these
fundamental principles throughout the WSIS Process."
 

Cyril Ritchie, President of CoNGO 2011-2014

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Video Volunteers Announces 'IndiaUnheard' - The World's First Community News Service: Making Change By Bringing Untold Stories from the Farthest Villages of India to Impact a Global Audience.

A network of people from slums and villages in India who have been trained to make video news reports on corruption, human rights, health, sanitation and other issues, IndiaUnheard is making an impact in these villages and across the globe. “Community Correspondents report on human rights violations they live through, and this gives their videos new perspective and power". The work has inspired thousands of poor people to organize and take actions.

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