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, Subway U6 "Oranienburger Tor"; S-Bahn S1/S2/S25 "Oranienburger Straße", map

 

Schedule


Wednesday, 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

9:00-13:00: 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)

13:00-14:00
: Lunch Break

14:30-19:00: Civil Society Workshop on Financing for ICTs for Development
THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

14:30-19:00
: 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

9:00-12:30: 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

15:00-19:00: Civil Society assessment / follow-up / strategy meeting
Location: newthinking store, Tucholskystraße 48, Subway U6 "Oranienburger Tor"; S-Bahn S1/S2/S25 "Oranienburger Straße", map

19:00-open end: Civil Society dinner party
Location: newthinking store, Tucholskystraße 48, Subway U6 "Oranienburger Tor"; S-Bahn S1/S2/S25 "Oranienburger Straße", map


 
 
 
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