UN ICT Task Force Meeting and Global Forum in Berlin
18-20 November 2004
The UN ICT Task Force will have its seventh meeting in Berlin on 19 and 20 November 2004. Following the successful method used at the sixth meeting in New York City in March 2004, the first one and a half days will consist of a Global Forum that is open to qualified civil society experts. See the details for registration here. Registered participants so far
German Civil Society is currently organizing - together with others - a series of events around the Task Force meeting. Most of them will take place on 18 November, so make sure you arrive on the evening of the 17th.
Civil Society Coordination in Berlin: Ralf Bendrath <bendrath(at)zedat.fu-berlin.de>, Olga Drossou <drossou(at)boell.de>
Civil Society Meeting Space: We will have an informal meeting / hanging out space during all days with internet connectivity in the downtown area, with lots of bars, galleries and other hip locations around. The space will be provided by our friends from the LinuxTrendStore and Free Software Network "newthinking". Location: Tucholskystraße 48, SubwayU6 "Oranienburger Tor"; S-Bahn S1/S2/S25 "Oranienburger Straße", map
ScheduleWednesday, 17 November
from 20:00 on: Civil Society informal meeting, eating, drinking and chatting Location: newthinking store, Tucholskystraße 48, Subway U6 "Oranienburger Tor"; S-Bahn S1/S2/S25 "Oranienburger Straße", map
Thursday, 18 November
: Civil Society Workshop on Structures and Strategies for Civil Society Participation in UN Processes Location: Domkeller (Dome Basement) at Restaurant Löwenbräu, Leipziger Straße 65, 10117 Berlin-Mitte
9:00-10:00: Presentations: - Christoph Bruch (Humanistic Union, Berlin): Welcome - Sarbuland Khan (UN Division for ECOSOC Support and Coordination): Opening remarks - Wolfgang Kleinwächter (IAMCR / University of Aarhus): CS in global governance processes / The Cardoso-Report and beyond - Jeanette Hofmann (Internet Governance Caucus / Social Sciences Research Center Berlin): Lessons Learned from the WGIG - Viola Krebs (UN Volunteers, Geneva): State of play in CS structures - Renata Bloem (CONGO, Geneva): What's next? How to improve CS participation (confirmed)
10:00-13:00: Discussion using the Open Forum Methodology Moderation: Farah Lenser (Open Forum, Berlin) Minutes: Rik Panganiban (CONGO, New York City) : Lunch Break
: Civil Society Workshop on Financing for ICTs for Development : Civil Society Workshop on Internet Governance THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
15:00-18:20: official UN ICT Task Force Working Groups
WG1: ICT Policy and Governance
WG2: National and Regional e-Strategies
WG3: Human Resource Development and Capacity-Building
Working Group 1 (chaired by APC) will be open to interested civil society members and will follow up on the overall discussion from the morning session. Agenda Location: German Foreign Office, Werderscher Markt 1. Registration forms - Special registration is needed for the Working Group meetings!
Friday, 19 November
all day: Task Force Global Forum "Enabling Environment for Digital Development" Location: German Foreign Office, Werderscher Markt 1 detailed Agenda
18:00: Global Forum Reception
Saturday, 20 November
: Task Force Global Forum "Enabling Environment for Digital Development" Location: German Foreign Office, Werderscher Markt 1 detailed Agenda
Afternoon: UN ICT Task Force closed meeting (members only) Location: German Foreign Office, Werderscher Markt 1