The WSIS Forum 2020 will be held entirely online starting on 22 June onwards, featuring a weekly programme, including a series of thematic/country workshops, high-level policy sessions, special tracks on various thematic areas, knowledge café, a Hackathon, and exhibition addressing issues that are critical to WSIS implementation and follow-up in a multistakeholder setting. The final week of the Virtual WSIS Forum 2020 will take place on 7-10 September 2020, consisting of policy statements, interactive high-level dialogues, a WSIS Prize ceremony, a ministerial round table as well as a series of WSIS Action Line facilitation meetings.

As a Specific Activity sponsor to the WSIS Forum, IEEE SA will actively participate in many areas including making a High-Level Policy Statement, acting as a High-Level Track Facilitator, and hosting a Thematic workshop on How to Make Tech Development Work for Sustainable Development (07 July 2020, 14:00-15:00 CET). This workshop will explore various dimensions of the challenges and opportunities in identifying innovative approaches to promote and use technologies for sustainable development. It will also address how the shared goal of sustainable development can be realized by harnessing technologies, while at the same time minimizing their disruptive and adverse effects.


Each WSIS Forum Session has a unique Zoom link. Please click on the Zoom link provided in the schedule to register for each event you wish to attend.


Join us during WSIS for a virtual workshop on:
How to Make Tech Development Work for Sustainable Development
7 July 2020 – 14:00-15:00 CET

About IEEE's Workshop @ WSIS
Technologies are essential tools for sustainable development. They can enable breakthrough advances in areas like healthcare, agriculture, energy, education and mobility and contribute to sustainable, equitable and inclusive societies. They also present new and unique ethical and equity-related challenges, which can undermine trust -- hindering advances in sustainable development. Join the IEEE WSIS session to gain unique and diverse perspectives and examples of steps to take to realize technology benefits while avoiding adverse effects.

Supavadee Aramvith, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Mei Lin Fung, People Centered Internet
Mina Hanna, IEEE USA
Maike Luiken, IEEE Canada
Sasha Rubel, UNESCO
Karen McCabe, IEEE Standards Association, IEEE SA, moderator

About the WSIS Forum

The annual World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum brings together the largest gathering of the Information and Communications Technologies community that focuses on making the information society accessible to all. The WSIS Forum provides an opportunity for multi-stakeholder cooperation in providing meaningful connections to the information society. Importantly, the WSIS Forum 2020 incorporates the recently adopted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as an important factor in the discussions. Learn more