The open Consultation Process aims at ensuring the participatory and inclusive spirit of the WSIS Forum 2015, scheduled to be held from 2-6 May 2016 at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in Geneva It is thw WSIS 2016. This process actively engages governments, civil society, the private sector and intergovernmental organizations in the preparatory process and ensures broad ownership and a constant evolution of this Forum. The Open Consultation Process for the WSIS Forum 2016 is structured in five phases as follows: https://www.itu.int/net4/wsis/forum/2016/OCP/
1- Online dialogues on the WSIS Knowledge Communities. in the part you submit you projects to be stored as database in ITU System to be shared with other stakeholders
2- Official Submissions : All WSIS Stakeholders are invited to make official submissions to the WSIS Secretariat for the Open Consultation Process on the thematic aspects and Innovations on the Format. To make an official submission please complete the online submission form click Official Submissions. you should suggest main topics and themes need to be discuss in the WSIS 201 and make the Forum most impactful (specially it is the first forum held after the adoption of the SDGs on September 2015 and the UNGA Overall WSIS Review in December 2015). Also you should propose some ideas on how to make the High-level Segment more dynamic and interactive. in this part also you can express yourself if you are interested to organize workshop, exhibition or organize knowledge exchange/kick-off or suggest speakers. a new TED talk initiative will take place for the first year. The submission started on the 4th November and deadline for submission is 30 January 2016.
First Physical Meeting where stakeholders for WSIS 2016 will meet in Geneva on 20 January 2016 for the first time at the ITU Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland. Remote participation facilities will be available for this meeting.
Submissions deadline for projects and official contributions and Binding Requests for Workshops submission end 30 January 2016
Final Review Meeting on 26 February 2016. The final review meeting of the Open Consultation Process will be held on 26 February 2016 at the ITU Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland. Remote participation facilities will be available for this meeting
Final Brief on 1 April 2016. The final brief meeting of the Open Consultation Process will be held on 1 April 2016 at the ITU Headquarters, Geneva, Switzerland. Remote participation facilities will be available for this meeting.
WSIS Prizes 2016 submission Phase I started and the Deadline is on the 5th December 2015. all stakeholders are invited to submit WSIS related projects to the contest for WSIS Prizes 2016.
The WSIS Stocktaking Process http://groups.itu.int/stocktaking/HOME.aspx
The WSIS Stocktaking Process was launched in October 2004. Its aim is to provide a register of activities carried out by governments, international organizations, the private sector, civil society and other entities. To this end, in accordance with §120 of the Tunis Agenda for the Information Society adopted by the Summit, ITU has been maintaining the WSIS Stocktaking Database as a publicly accessible system providing information on ICT-related initiatives and projects with reference to the 11 WSIS Action Lines (Geneva Plan of Action). WSIS Stocktaking process provides a portal of best practices for stakeholders seeking updated information on the progress of implementation of WSIS outcomes (§28.e. Geneva Plan of Action) . Web 2.0 Platform serves as a mechanism for sharing experiences on WSIS related activities among its 20000 stakeholders representing governments, the private sector, international organizations, civil society and others. As a result, it has become the biggest ICT for development (ICT4D) online platform. WSIS Project Prizes is part of WSIS Stocktaking Process and it is a unique recognition for the excellence in the implementation of WSIS outcomes.
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