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.