GDCO participation in WSIS Forums and other ITU conferences

           important GDCO Sudan projects and activity links

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) is a unique two-phase United Nations (UN) summit that was initiated in order to create an evolving multi- stakeholder platform aimed at addressing the issues raised by information and communication technologies (ICTs) through a structured and inclusive approach at the national, regional and international levels. The goal of WSIS is to achieve a common vision, desire and commitment to build a people-centric, inclusive and development-oriented Information Society where everyone can create, access, utilize and share information.

The UN General Assembly Resolution 56/183 (21 December 2001) endorsed the holding of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in two phases. The first phase took place in Geneva from 10 to 12 December 2003 and the second phase took place in Tunis, from 16 to 18 November 2005. In 2003, the number of participants was 11,000 representing 175 countries and in 2005 the number of participants was more than 19,000 representing 174 countries. Since then, a cluster of WSIS-related events was held on an annual basis . In 2009, the cluster of WSIS-related events was rebranded as WSIS Forum.

H.E. Houlin Zhao Secretary-General of the ITU and GDCO Sudan @ ITU WORLD TELECOM 2014         2014                
Dr. Hamadoun Touré former secretary General, his wife and secretary @ ITU WORLD TELECOM 

WSIS 2015

We have remote participation as panelists in Organizing the Social internet forum. In this session a group of organizations that believe in “Another World is Possible” have come together to create an Internet Social Forum that will carry forward the vision of the WSF Charter to the governance of the Internet. We participated fully with comments, chatting and questions in Innovation organized by MCIT, Egypt ICT Trust Fund  Monday 25 May, 09:00 – 10:45.

WSIS 2014

In WSIS 2015 agenda GDCO participated with two workshops, more than 5 intervention, exhibition, ITU interview,  WSIS 2013 prize and iwrite4WSIS initiative Strategic Partners and we share GDCO vision on post 2015 agenda

Workshop 1:   Sudan Telecentres Promoting e-services for Community Development (Gedaref Sudan) Monday 09 June 2014 @ 09h00 

Workshop  2: Multi-stakeholder high level Dialogue on Implementation of WSIS Action Lines for Development Wednesday 11 June 2014 @ 15h00



GDCO EXHIBITION 2014 H.E. Dr Tahni (minister of MICT). Gitangali (ITU WSIS), GDCO, Suha (MICT)

Workshops intervention  including

a-     The Information Society in the Arab Region – A Decade of Achievements(UN-ESCWA)

b-    Understanding the challenges of delivering the Internet to everyone... (ISOC) 

c-     Qatar Assistive Technology Center: Empowering People (ictQatar) 

d-    Towards e-Kuwait: Success Stories achieved by different Government ... (Kuwait) (M) 

e-     Closing Ceremony

WSIS 2013

Deputy of secretary general at GDCO WSIS exhibition 2013

In WSIS 2013 agenda GDCO participated with workshop, interventions, exhibition, ITU interview,  WSIS 2013 prize Sudan Telecentre movement infrastructure category 2 and supporting partner for iwrite4wsis initiative  

WorkshopEnabling Innovation at the Grassroots through Telecentres ( Foundation/Gedaref Digital City Organization) 14h30 - 16h15, Monday 13 May 2013

WSIS 2012

Sudan and Sudan Telecentre role in WSIS implementation (Sudan). The workshop will focus on Information Society in Sudan, in particular, ICT infrastructure, Sudan national Telecentre academy SuNTA. The workshop will inform participants about Gedaref digital city organization (GDCO), the role of GDCO in WSIS implementation and how it works on the MDGs with reference to its projects in e-agriculture, e-learning, tele-medicine, to include the excluded and disadvantaged communities, e.g. people with disabilities and out-of-school children in rural areas.

WSIS 2009, 2010 and 2011   



1-    I have been working for the world summit on information society in turning  target into action, implementation and process since 2009... I started on august 2013 to encourage people to discuss on the future of wsis +10 beyond 2015

2-      I participated on WSIS forum 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 with 4 exhibitions, interventions and organized 6 thematic and country workshops in addition to many interventions.

3-      I participated  remotely on 4 wsis Open Consultation Process (online conferences) and also as a panelist in the workshop of remote participation WSIS 2012 and speaker and many intervention in WSIS2013

4-      I wrote more than 30 blogs in many communities websites and I sent many bulk emails before the events in addition, publishing the events on those website

5-      I work with the ITU in Geneva on iwrite4wsis initiative which is a campaign that 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.

6-      In the last two weeks I started the campaign for the WSIS+10 High-Level Event with 6 blogs and I will continue

7-      I have WSIS Stocktaking Database continues (page 45) to be global repository of projects and initiatives relating to the use of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) for development purposes in GDCO and the global Telecentre movement

8-      I participated in many wsis beyond 2015 discussion for women, education , disability,  WSIS project prize 2012 and 2013, 2014, 2015 

9-      I work for wsis +10 review discussions in the wsis forum and start writing  about wsis +10 beyond 2015

10-  I participated in connecting Arab summit in Doha Qatar (project submission, panelist in round table 5 and commitment to connecting people in Arab state)

11-  Participated in world telecom 2011 (Geneva) as digital innovator and get to the semifinal and get the ITU certificate as one of the best global digital talents and participated in world 2012 (Dubai) as panelist 

12-  Organized 2 regional forums and workshops in Sudan related to the wsis process with UN-ESCWA (for marginalized and disadvantage communities & 5th EATLF) and Ugabytes and its partners.

13-   we used to celebrate the world summit of information and telecommunication day since 2008 (deaf Telecentre) till 2015 in Sudan at Rashid Diab art centre with many partners

14-    I participated in ITU world telecom 2010 3rd prize as one of the best global talent , 2012Dubai and 2014  Doha as  panelist)

15-  CONNECT ARAB SUMMIT  5-7 March 2012  Doha, Qatar as  panelist and speaker in 4 sessions

15-  One of big bloggers (more than 200 blogs, 40 videos and 5000 photos)

community Telecentres, seepcommunity, Telecentre Europe, Global knowledge partnership, WSIS stocktaking, YouTube 1, ITU, Flickr, and YouTube 2.

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