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On Monday, March 2, in Paris, a group of civil society organisations including Global Partners Digital (GPD), Association for Progressive Communications (APC), Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT), International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), Internet Democracy Project, KICTANet, Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University Delhi, and the Internet Rights and Principles (IRP) Coalition – in collaboration with the Internet Society (ISOC) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) – will be holding a 1-day event focused on the WSIS+10 Overall Review.
For more information about the WSIS review and why it matters, follow this link. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of the review process and to facilitate coordination and strategy development for effective civil society engagement. Part of the event will be dedicated to facilitating cross-community dialogue with representatives from the technical community, the business sector and governments.
A rough agenda for the day is as follows:
|09:00-12:00||Civil society awareness raising and coordination session 1|
|13:00-14:00||Cross-community session 1: Setting the scene for the WSIS process in 2015: what is at stake?*|
|14:00-15:00||Cross-community session 2: Sharing strategies and finding synergies*|
|15:30-17:30||Civil society awareness raising and coordination session 2|
A detailed agenda for the civil society sessions as well as info on speakers for the cross-community sessions will be shared closer to the date. The event will be held on the margins of UNESCO’s CONNECTing the Dots conference.
To participate remotely at the cross-community sessions, please follow this link: http://www.
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