CIVIL SOCIETY AND RELATED ACTIVITIES @ PREPCOM2
 


Civil Society and Multi-Stakeholder Activities at PrepCom2

Geneva, 17-28 February 2003

Mon 17 Feb   Tues 18 Feb   Wed 19 Feb   Thur 20 Feb   Fri 21 Feb

Mon 24 Feb
   Tues 25 Feb   Wed 26 Feb   Thur 27 Feb   Fri 28 Feb



Conference Sites
International Labour Organization (ILO) Headquarters
4 Route des Morillons - South Entrance, Geneva
Geneva International Conference Center (CICG)
15 rue de Varembé, Geneva, Map

Rooms available for Civil Society Activities
Tuesday 18th - Friday 21st:
- ILO Council Room (very large) for CS Plenary 8:00 - 9:30 ONLY with EN/FR/SP interpretation.
- ILO romm 11, 100 seats with EN/FR/SP interpretation. 8:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 18th ONLY - ITU room C, 108 seats, with EN/FR/SP interpretation.
Nothing is available during the weekend of 22nd to 23rd because equipment is being switched from one building to another and the security services are not available.
Monday 24th - Friday 28th: (All at CICG)
ICGI: Rooms 3/4 for CS Plenary, 300 seats: 8:00 - 10:00 Every day (interpretation EN/FR/SP).
Room 15: 34 seats, with EN/FR interpretation. (except Friday 28th pm)
Room 16: 26 seats: no interpretation
If you wish to reserve a meeting room, please contact Ms Danièle Boccard (Tel: +41 22 730 5928).


Monday, 17 February

14:30
ITU
Civil Society Bureau Discussion Meeting

19:00
ITU (originally planned for CCIG Cafeteria)
Informal NGO meeting
Contact: Robert Guerra, rguerra@privaterra.org

 

Tuesday, 18 February

08:00 - 09:30
ILO Council Room
CS Plenary: presentation of the CS Bureau concept and discussion

10:00
ILO, Workers' Group Office|
Trade Union Family Meeting on Civil Society Bureau

10:00
ILO, Cyber Cafe?
Youth Family Meeting on Civil Society Bureau
Contact: Nick Moraitis, nick@takingitglobal.org

10:00
ILO, in front of Salle de Conseil

Think Tanks Family Meeting on Civil Society Bureau
Contact: Bertrand de la Chapelle, lachapelle@openwsis.org

10:00
ILO, room 11
Academia / Education Family Meeting on Civil Society Bureau

10:00
ILO
Latin America and Caribbean Caucus / Family Meeting

10:00-13:00
ILO
Multi-Stakeholder Roundtable No. 1
ICT infra-structure and financing
CS speakers: Artur Serra, International Centre for Advanced Internet Research (ICAIR); Amadou Top, OSIRIS
Contact:
juan.casro@itu.int

10:00-13:00
ILO
Multi-Stakeholder Roundtable No. 2
Access to knowledge, open access, cultural and linguistic diversity, local content
CS Speakers: Alex Alegre, CRIS Campaign ; Françis Tusubira, Makerere University, Uganda
Contact:
joel.desaules@itu.int

13:00
ILO, room 11
European Caucus / Family Meeting

13:00
ILO, room 5
Experts Arab Group Meeting

13:45
ILO, Meeting Room 2
ITU Visions Conference
The nature of the information society: A developed world perspective
Speaker: Professor Robin Mansell, London School of Economics (UK)

14:00 to 16:00
ILO, Room 11 (seats 100, translation provided)
"NGO family meeting" for discussing the concept of the Civil Society Bureau and selecting someone to be represented on it
Contact: Cyril Ritchi / Renata Bloem, rbloem@ngocongo.org

15:00-18:00
ILO
Multi-Stakeholder Roundtable No. 3
ICT and security
CS speakers: Urs E Gattiger, EICAR; Olivia Bosch, International Institute for Strategic Studies, London, UK
Contact:
juan.castro@itu.int

15:00-18:00
ILO
Multi-Stakeholder Roundtable No. 4
The need of special groups
CS Speakers : Women: Gillian Marcelle ; Indigenous People: Katelin Gillis ; ATD Quart Monde: Bruno Tardieu ; Youth: Youth caucus; Disabled: to identify
Contact:
ibrahima.keita@itu.int

16:00
ILO, ER
Media Family Meeting on Civil Society Bureau

16:00
ILO, room 9
Social Movements Family Meeting on Civil Society Bureau

18:00
ILO, room 11
Gender Family Meeting on Civil Society Bureau

18:00
ILO, room 9
Gender Caucus Meeting

18:00
ILO, Salle de Conseil
African Group Meeting

18:00
ILO, Restaurant le Morillon, Level R-2
Reception for all WSIS Participants
hosted by the Swiss Government

 

Wednesday, 19 February

8:00-9:30
ILO, Salle de Conseil
Civil Society Plenary Meeting

10:00
ILO, room 11
Volunteers Family meeting

10:00
ILO, room 6
Think Tanks Family meeting

10:00-13:00
ILO
Multi-Stakeholder Roundtable No. 5
Capacity building
CS Speaker: Rabia Abdelkrim, ENDA, Dakar
Contact:
denis.gilhooly@itu.int

10:00-13:00
ILO
Multi-Stakeholder Roundtable No. 6
Enabling environment (legal and regulatory framework)
CS Speakers: Law and the Net: Abdou Abbas Sarr, Côte d'Ivoire; ICANN: Amadeu Abril
Contact:
joel.desaules@itu.int

11:00
ILO, lobby, level R-2
Middle East Family meeting

12:00 - 14:00
ILO, Room 11
The power of information to promote a culture of peace
Lunchtime event by CONGO
Contact: Renata Bloem, rbloem@ngocongo.org

13:45
ILO, Meeting Room 2
ITU Visions Conference
The nature of the information society: A developing world perspective
Speaker: Madanmohan Rao, Consultant (India)

14:00
ILO, room 5
Experts Arab Group

14:00
ILO, Salle de Conseil
African Family and Caucus Meeting

14:00
ILO, room 11
Science and Technology Working Group meeting

14:30
ILO, room 9
European Caucus meeting

15:00-18:00
ILO
Multi-Stakeholder Roundtable No. 7
ICT applications and services
CS Speakers: SNTPT: Gabou Gueye, Senegal; T.H. Chowdary, Centre for Telecom Managemement and Studies
Contact:
ibrahima.keita@itu.int

15:00-18:00
ILO
Multi-Stakeholder Roundtable No. 8
The role of the different stakeholders in the Information society
CS Speakers: GKP: Rinalia Abdul Rahim; ODI: Michael Warner
Contact:
denis.gilhooly@itu.int

16:00
ILO, room 11
Youth Caucus meeting

17:00
ILO, lobby, level R-2
Media Family meeting

18:00
ILO, lobby, R-2
Gender Caucus

18:00-20:00
ILO, room 2
Web Force Meeting on Transparency of WSIS and of CS Participation
Contact: WebForce

18:30
ILO, room 6
Disabled Issues Meeting

18:30-20:00
ILO, Room IX
NGO TASK GROUP ON E-GOVERNMENT AND GOVERNANCE (3G)
Strategy and Information Meeting on eGovernment & Governance Issues Related to the WSIS
Please bring your relevant statements, papers, and proposals.
Contact: Rik Panganiban (World Federalist Movement),
rikomatic@yahoo.com, mobile (Switzerland): +41 764 733 274

18:30 - 20:30
ILO, Restaurant Francaise (Room R2 North)
Private Reception: An exploration of Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship in the Information Society
(by Invitation Only)
Youth Caucus, TakingITGlobal, the International Institute for Sustainable Development and the Global Knowledge Partnership
on the occasion of the launch of the coalition: YOUTH CREATING DIGITAL OPPORTUNITIES
Speakers: Walter Fust, Director General, Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation; José-Maria Figueres, Former President of Costa Rica, Managing Director of the World Economic Forum; Reza Jafari, Chair of ITU Telecom Steering Committee
Contact: Nick Moraitis,
nick@takingitglobal.org

 

Thursday, 20 February

8:00
ILO, Salle de Conseil
CS Plenary Meeting
8:30
ILO, room 9
Gender caucus

10:00
ILO, room 9
Think tank family briefing

10:00
ILO, room 11
Local Authorities Family meeting
Contact: Véronique Kleck, kleck@vecam.org

10:00 - 13:00
ILO, room 2
Multi-Stakeholder Workshop 1
Harnessing the development potential of the WSIS through results-based multi-sector partnerships
CS Speaker: Michael Warner, Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
Contact:
paul_greener@netcabo.pt

11:00
ILO, room 6
Academic University and Education Family meeting

12:30
ILO, room 11
Ethics and Values working group meeting

13:00
ILO, room 6
Content and Themes Group meeting
Contact: Sally Burch,
sburch@alainet.org

13:00
ILO, room 5
Experts Arab Group

13:30
ILO, Salle de Conseil
African Caucus Meeting

13:00
ILO
CS Sub-Committee on Substance and Content Meeting
Contact: Sally Burch,
sburch@alainet.org

13:45
ILO, Meeting Room 2
ITU Visions Conference
Fostering globally accessible and affordable ICTs

Speaker: Professor Toshihiko Hayashi, University of the Air (Japan)

15:00 - 18:00
ILO
Multi-Stakeholder Workshop 2
Building E-communities in partnership
CS Speakers: Civil Society Division/WSIS Secretariat; UNITAR
Contact:
liliane.ursache@ties.itu.int

15:00
ILO, room 6
Latin American CS family meeting

15:00
ILO, room 9
Middle east cs family meeting

15:00
ILO, salle de conseil
Prepcom Subcommittee 2 (Content and Themes) meeting
open to civil society!

16:00
ILO, room 9
European cs caucus meeting

17:00 - 19:00
ILO, Room 11 (seats 100, translation provided)
"Social Movements" 'family' meeting for discussing the concept of the Civil Society Bureau and selecting someone to be represented on it.
Sean O Siochru writes in his invitation:
"A few points about this, reflecting how open-ended and informal this process is.
1. We have no clear definition of a Social Movement is, and in fact do not have to accept the idea in the proposal (footnote 6) that a Social Movement is an 'ad hoc movement without legal status'. If you believe yours is a 'social movement' please feel free to come.
2. You are welcome to attend more than one 'family' meeting, so if you join the NGO 'family' you can also come to this.
3. Everyone is welcome, whether they agree with the Bureau idea or not. Personally, though, I would say that if you have reservations (we all do), please come with concrete proposals on what to do about them. Almost everyone agrees that some form of loose umbrella group must be formed for civil society, not to have a single view (remember the Bureau will not be involved in content), but as a form in which to organise and be coherent."
Contact: Sean O Siochru,
sean@nexus.ie

18:00
ILO, room salle de conseil
African experts panel

18:00
ILO, room 5
French delegation and french CS meeting

 

Friday, 21 February

08:00 -09:30
ILO Council Room
nomination of CS Bureau executive members and agreement on mandate and working modalities

9:00
ILO Room 2
Youth Caucus

10:00
ILO Room 11
Think Tank briefing

10:00 - 13:00
ILO
Multi-Stakeholder Workshop 3
Civil society in the WSIS
CS Speakers: Amadeu Abril & Wolfgang Kleinwächter, ICANN; Porto Alegre (to identify); Bertrand De La Chapelle, Open WSIS
Contact: wolfgang@imv.au.dk

13:00 - 15:00
ILO, Room 11
WSIS - the Vision - UN Reform
Lunchtime event by CONGO
Contact: Renata Bloem, rbloem@ngocongo.org

13:45
ILO, Meeting Room 2
ITU Visions Conference
Information wants to be free
Speaker: Bruce Girard, Consultant (Netherlands)

15:00 - 18:00
ILO
Multi-Stakeholder Workshop 4
The Role of Media
CS Speakers: Swiss Secretariat for WSIS; International Radio-TV Council
Contact: Alainmodoux@hotmail.com

15:00-17:00
ILO, room 11
Communications Governance
Contact: Hans Klein,
Hans.klein@pubpolicy.gatech.edu


Monday, 24 February

8:00 - 10:00
CICG, room 3
CS Plenary

8:00-10:00
CICG, room 4
Francophonie Meeting

10:00-12:00
CICG, room 15
World Federalist Movement
Contact: Rick Panganiban,
wfm@igc.org

13:45
CICG, Meeting Rooms 3 and 4
ITU Visions Conference
Network security: Protecting our critical infrastructures 
Speaker: Professor Sy Goodman, Georgia Institute of Technology (USA)

14:00-16:00
CICG, room 15
A.A.M.D.D.
Contact: Gbeboumé Adjallah,
thierrydelphin@yahoo.fr


Tuesday, 25 February

8:00 - 10:00
CICG, room 3+4
CS Plenary

10:00-12:00
CICG, room 15
Social Movements Group
Contact: Myriam Horngren,
mh@wacc.org.uk

10:00-11:00
CICG, rooms 1+2
Subcommittee 2, common session

11:00
CICG, room 16
CS Content and Themes Group

12:00-14:00
CICG, room 15
UBUNTU

13:45
CICG, Meeting Rooms 3 and 4
ITU Visions Conference
ICTs for education and building human capital
Speaker: Frances Cairncross, Management Editor, The Economist (UK)

14:00-16:00
CICG, room 15
CRIS Campaign
Contact: Myriam Horngren,
mh@wacc.org.uk  

14:00-16:00
CICG, room 16
GeSI/WWF


Wednesday, 26 February

8:00 - 10:00
CICG, room 3+4
CS Plenary

14:00-16:00
CICG, room 15
Communications Rights Summit open meeting
Concept Paper from CRIS
Contact: Seán Ó Siochrú
sean@nexus.ie
, Myriam Horngren, mh@wacc.org.uk

14:00-18:00
CICG, room 16
Donor Policy and CS Perspectives in the Information Society
Contact: Adam Peake

16:00-18:00
CICG, Room 18
Sustainability Implications of the Knowledge Society- the Environmental Dimension
organised by Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), Business, UNEP, ITU, WWF, Club of Rome
more info
 (pdf)
Contact: Ama Dadson, GeSI,
adadson@unep.fr    

 

Thursday, 27 February

8:30 - 10:00
CICG, room 3+4
CS Plenary

10:00
CICG, room 1+2
PrepCom Subcommittee 2 (open to all)

10:00
CICG, room 16
CS Drafting Group

10:00
CICG, room 15
Gender Caucus

10:00
CICG, room 18
IT revolution and the environment

11:00
CICG, room 3+4
Observers Working Group

11:00
CICG, room 1+2
Draft WSIS Declaration and Action Plan Discussion (open to all)

11:30
CICG, room 17
Media Caucus

12:00
CICG, room 14
Persons with Disabilities

13:00
CICG, room 14
African Caucus

13:00
room 15
Commonwealth meeting on digital divide

13:30
CICG, room 16
Asian Caucus

13:30
room 3+4
CONGO health and communication panel

14:00
CICG, room 15
Experts Arab Group

14:00
CICG, room 18
Creating a Global Virtual University

14:00
CICG, room 17
Infopoverty World Conference

15:00
CICG, room 1+2
Subcommittee 2 (open to all)

15:00
CICG, room 17
CS Drafting Group

15:00
CICG, room 16
CS perspectives on Donor Policy

15:00
CICG, room 14
Latin American Caucus

16:00
CICG, room 15
Geneva Group

18:00
CICG, room 3+4
Civil Society Bureau

18:00
CICG, room 14
French Delegation

18:00
CICG, room 17
Working Group on Scientific Information

18:00
CICG, room 15
APT

19:00
CICG, room 3+4
WSIS Bureau

 

Friday, 28 February

15:00
Civil Society Press Conference

15:00
CICG, Room 1+2
PrepCom2 Plenary (open to all)

 


 

 
 
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