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ITU announces details of WSIS Forum

Event will cover cybersecurity, e-agriculture, e-health, e-education, gender equality, environment, infrastructure, enabling environments for tech, innovation


The International Telecommunication Union has revealed

The details of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), which will focus on information and communication technology (ICT) solutions to advance the United Nations sustainable development goals.

The WSIS Forum will take place on 8-12 April in Geneva. It will feature sessions on cybersecurity, e-agriculture, e-health, e-education, gender equality, the environment, infrastructure, enabling environments for tech, and i

innovation.

As over half of the world’s population is now using the internet, the WSIS 2019 will showcase innovative examples of how countries, civil society, academia, and businesses are using ICTs to reach national and global development goals.

It will include WSIS prizes 2019, which a contest that recognises outstanding initiatives of individuals, governments, civil society,

local, regional, and international agencies, research institutions, and private sector companies that use tech to advance development.

During the event, the WSIS ICT Accessibility Day will be celebrated with a focus on innovating technologies to benefit people with disabilities or special needs.

The WSIS Forum 2019 is expected to have more than 3,000 participants, including 500 high-level policy-makers from over 150 countries, such as government ministers and experts, civil society leaders, academics, business leaders, and international organisations.

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