Oct 2015 19

APC, IFLA, the Internet Democracy Project and the Internet Society are pleased to invite you to ‘Putting People at the Centre of the WSIS+10 Review’, a side event organised in the margins of the Second Informal Interactive Stakeholder Consultation on the WSIS+10 Review and the second Preparatory Meeting of the Member States. Anja Kovacs is a speaker on the panel.

The side event aims to create a space for non-governmental stakeholders to share and exchange their views and priorities with governments on WSIS+10 in a dynamic, interactive setting.


  • Ambassador Benedicto Fonseca Filho, Government of Brazil

  • Ambassador Daniel Sepulveda, US State Department

  • Anja Kovacs, Internet Democracy Project, India

  • Raúl Echeberría, Internet Society (ISOC)

  • Anne Miroux, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

  • Dominique Lazanski, GSM Association (GSMA)

  • Grace Githaiga, Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet)

Moderator: Deborah Brown, Association for Progressive Communications (APC)

The event will cover:

  • What are the key social and development priorities that civil society, the technical community and academia, the private sector, and international institutions would like to see the WSIS+10 outcomes address?

  • How should the WSIS+10 outcomes be linked to the Sustainable Development Goals?

  • How can the WSIS+10 outcomes promote the empowerment of women and their full and equal participation in all spheres of society and in all decision-making processes?

  • What type of financing mechanisms can be established or leveraged to support the implementation of the WSIS+10 outcomes?

  • What processes and mechanisms can non-governmental stakeholders develop to collaborate with governments on the implementation of the WSIS+10 outcomes, and for monitoring their implementation?

Note: UN ground passes are required for individuals wishing to attend this event.