28 May 2015
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Geneva

 

[UpdatePhotos from the event
[UpdateRecording of the event

Event information
A luncheon event on 'The way forward for the WSIS+10 review process' is being organised on Thursday, 28th May, in Geneva, in co-operation between ICC-BASIS, Global Partners Digital, the Center for Democracy & Technology, the Geneva Internet Platform and the Internet Society. Join the event in situ (WMO building, 7 bis Avenue de la Paix), or remotely, from 13:15 CET to 14:45 CET (60 minute discussions, followed by 30 minutes networking).

For the remote participans, you can join us online by following the link to the WebEx room - enter your name and email adress and join as a guest. Please note that the room will be open at 13:00 CET (11:00 UTC/GMT).

Background

The WSIS+10 Process marks the ten-year milestone since the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), a two-phase summit (2003-2005) which defined the issues, policies and frameworks to tackle information and communication technologies (ICTs) to foster development. In 2015, the process is expected to culminate with a high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly that will set course for the WSIS beyond 2015.

The event is organised in co-operation between ICC-BASIS, Global Partners Digital, the Center for Democracy & Technology, the Geneva Internet Platform and the Internet Society. The goal will be to exchange information and share insights on the key stakes for the Review Process: WSIS themes, renewal of the IGF’s mandate, the role of various stakeholders in the process and what are the challenges of their mutual co-operation, including the Geneva-New York dynamics of the debate. The event takes place during the WSIS Forum 2015.

The event is open to all stakeholders onsite and remote (see registration link) and will be recorded.

Discussants

The interactive event will be moderated by Dr Jovan Kurbalija, Director of DiploFoundation and Head, Geneva Internet Platform. Key discussants from across the community will include inter alia:

  • Maria Victoria Romero Caballero, Permanent Mission of Mexico to the U.N.
  • Constance Bommelaer, Senior Director, Global Internet Policy, Internet Society
  • Elizabeth Thomas-Raynaud, Project Director BASIS and Senior Policy Executive, ICC-BASIS
  • Matthew Shears, Representative and Director, Global Internet Policy and Human Rights Project, Center for Democracy & Technology
  • Lea Kaspar, Head of Programmes and International Policy, Global Partners Digital

Moderator of remote participants: Nicolas Seidler, Policy advisor, Internet Society

Registration

Registrations are now closed by you can join us online by following the link to the WebEx room - enter your name and email adress and join as a guest. 
Please note that the room will be open at 13:00 CET (11:00 UTC/GMT).

More information

Read background information on the WSIS+10 review process and the WSIS Forum 2015.

Lunch refreshments will be provided during the event.

Contact

For more information, please contact Tereza Horejsova, Geneva Internet Platform, at terezah@diplomacy.edu, or Nicolas Seidler, ISOC, at seidler@isoc.org


GIP event

The Geneva Internet Platform is an initiative of the Swiss authorities

 

Members of the Steering Committee are FDFA, OFCOM and the Canton of Geneva

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