A group of civil society organisations, including the Internet Democracy Project, is holding a one-day event focused on the WSIS+10 Overall Review, prior to UNESCO’s Connecting the Dots meeting in Paris. To join, please register here.

The organising civil society organisations include 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).

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

12:00 – 13:00: Lunch

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*

15:00 – 15:30: Break

15:30 – 17:30: Civil society awareness raising and coordination session 2

The event will be held on the margins of UNESCO’s CONNECTing the Dots conference.

To rsvp for the event, please go here.

To participate remotely at the cross-community sessions, please follow this link.