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The World Summit on The Information Society: Asian Civil Society Response. About WSIS and Asia Pacific Regional Conference NGO/Civil Society Participation Discussion paper “The World Summit on the Information Society: an Asian Response” ACSF: Our Contribution.

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the world summit on the information society asian civil society response
The World Summit on The Information Society: Asian Civil Society Response
  • About WSIS and Asia Pacific Regional Conference
  • NGO/Civil Society Participation
  • Discussion paper “The World Summit on the Information Society: an Asian Response”
  • ACSF: Our Contribution

Izumi Aizu & Adam Peake: CONGO/ACSF, Bangkok, December 10, 2002

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The World Summit on The Information Society: Asian Civil Society Response
  • Center for Global Communications (GLOCOM), International University of Japan
    • Academic research institute and NGO; information society, ICTs and public policy
    • http://www.glocom.ac.jp & http://www.glocom.org
  • Japanese non-profit sector representative to the (Digital Opportunities Task) DOT Force
  • Coordination (not represent) for Asian NGOs/Civil Society for participation in WSIS Asia/Pacific

Izumi Aizu & Adam Peake: CONGO/ACSF, Bangkok, December 10, 2002

world summit on the information society wsis
World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)
  • Proposed by delegates to the ITU Plenipotentiary Meeting in 1998
  • Endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly as a multi-sectoral approach
  • UN global summit under the high patronage of the Secretary General
  • Two-Phase:
    • Geneva in December 2003 will adopt a Declaration of Principles and Action Plan
    • Tunis in 2005 will assess progress and refine the Action Plan with a focus on development

Izumi Aizu & Adam Peake: CONGO/ACSF, Bangkok, December 10, 2002

world summit on the information society wsis1
World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)

"To develop a common vision and understanding of the Information Society, to better understand its scope and dimensions and to draw up a strategic plan of action for successfully adapting to the new society"

  • Proposed themes for WSIS:
    • Access to ICTs for all
    • ICTs as tools for social and economic development
    • Confidence and security in the use of ICTs

Izumi Aizu & Adam Peake: CONGO/ACSF, Bangkok, December 10, 2002

wsis meeting timeline
WSIS Meeting Timeline
  • Preparatory Committees
    • PrepCom 1 – Geneva 1-5 July 2002
    • PrepCom 2 – Geneva, 17-28 February 2003
    • PrepCom 3 – Geneva, September 2003 (tentative)
  • 2002-2003, Regional Preparations
    • African – Bamako (Mali) 28-30 May 2002
    • Pan European – Bucharest (Romania) 7-9 November 2002
    • Asian – Tokyo (Japan) 13-15 January 2003
    • LA & C – Bávaro (Dominican Republic) 29-31 January 2003
  • 2003: December 10-12, WSIS (1) Geneva
  • 2004-2005: PrepComs
  • 2005: WSIS (2) Tunis
  • http://www.itu.int/wsis/

Izumi Aizu & Adam Peake: CONGO/ACSF, Bangkok, December 10, 2002

wsis asia regional meeting tokyo january 11 15 2003
WSIS Asia Regional Meeting. Tokyo, January 11-15, 2003
  • Pre-meeting “side events”, January 11-12
  • January 13: Opening and panel discussions
  • January 14: Statements and reporting & comment session
  • January 15: Reports and adoption of output (half-day)
  • January is a busy month!
  • http://www.wsis-japan.jp/

Izumi Aizu & Adam Peake: CONGO/ACSF, Bangkok, December 10, 2002

civil society participation and contribution
Civil Society Participation and Contribution
  • CS Input welcomed
    • Conference reports will be accepted as input to the regional meeting (formal process this week)
    • Declaration - specific suggestions and recommendations
    • Action plan - specific suggestions and recommendations (tangibles, more than talk)
  • Organizers want your help - recognizing CS is hard
  • Write to [email protected]

Izumi Aizu & Adam Peake: CONGO/ACSF, Bangkok, December 10, 2002

logistics and process issues
Logistics and Process Issues
  • www.wsis-japan.jp/
    • Register by December 13

www.wsis-japan.jp/conference/registration.html

  • infoDev, UNDP/ADB/ Govt. of Japan. Fellowships are available and cover airfare and accommodation for developing nation; NGOs; Caucus groups; Pacific Islands; SE Asian LDCs
  • Registration process: open, web-based, no accreditation but details required
    • If you need a fellowship you must say so
    • Hurry, visas take time

Izumi Aizu & Adam Peake: CONGO/ACSF, Bangkok, December 10, 2002

agenda
Agenda
  • Note “to be fixed” = an opportunity
  • Day 1: Opening and panel discussions
  • Day 2: Statements and reporting & comment session
  • Day 3: Reports and adoption of output (half-day)
  • Pre-meeting “side events”, January 11-12

Izumi Aizu & Adam Peake: CONGO/ACSF, Bangkok, December 10, 2002

agenda january 13 panel discussions
Agenda January 13: Panel Discussions
  • Opening sessions – launch the conference
  • Keynote speech
  • Sessions are responsibility of the “organizer” taking multi-sectoral approach
    • Cultural Linguistic Diversity (UNESCO)
    • Development and ICT (UNDP)
    • Future of e-economy (Private sector)
  • NGO panel – to be confirmed and discussed
  • “to be fixed” think of it as an opportunity to contribute, first via [email protected]

Izumi Aizu & Adam Peake: CONGO/ACSF, Bangkok, December 10, 2002

agenda january 14
Agenda January 14
  • Keynote speeches
  • Statements
    • Government, International Organization, Private Sector, Civil Society
  • Wrap Up Session
    • Input from pre-conferences
    • Input from Tokyo side events
    • Reports from day 1
    • Intervention from floor
  • Drafting group - CS representative(s) ?

Izumi Aizu & Adam Peake: CONGO/ACSF, Bangkok, December 10, 2002

agenda january 15
Agenda January 15
  • Report from the organizer
  • Speech by Japanese PM (TBC)
  • Adoption of “Declaration” (output of the meeting)
  • NGO next steps meeting (possible) ?

Izumi Aizu & Adam Peake: CONGO/ACSF, Bangkok, December 10, 2002

side events january 11 12
Side Events: January 11 & 12
  • Organized by the United Nations University, http://www.unu.edu/wsis/
    • (closing date by 27 December, 2002)
  • Gender: Beijing JAC (Japan Accountability Caucus)
  • Youth: GKP/Youth Forum
  • Pacific Islands:PIF, GKP/FDC, PIDO
  • NGO Forum: (proposed) Communication rights as human rights and human security
  • Your issue?
  • Coordinating plenary for Asian civil society

Izumi Aizu & Adam Peake: CONGO/ACSF, Bangkok, December 10, 2002

acsf contribution to wsis asia
ACSF contribution to WSIS Asia
  • Proposal, use “The World Summit on the Information Society: an Asian Response” report as an organic working paper
  • Over the next few days produce an ACSF statement from this working paper
  • Continued discussion this evening at the Royal Princess Hotel, 7F: 6:30 pm (until you want to finish…)
  • Report back to the Plenary, Friday morning
  • Friday the Thirteenth (What’s next?)

Izumi Aizu & Adam Peake: CONGO/ACSF, Bangkok, December 10, 2002

contacts
Contacts

Izumi Aizu & Adam Peake: CONGO/ACSF, Bangkok, December 10, 2002

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Contacts

Izumi Aizu & Adam Peake: CONGO/ACSF, Bangkok, December 10, 2002

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