WSIS Virtual Forum – our involvement.

Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies invited to the inauguration of the virtual WSIS Forum 2020 Exhibition Space

Following the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in 2003 and 2005, its Forum, co-organised by ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD, has taken place annually since 2006, with the aim to take stock from various sectors on the implementation of the Geneva plan of Action, as adopted in 2003.  The Plan contains 11 Actions Lines for ICT to facilitate development, including the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The University of Geneva (UNIGE) and the Geneva Centre of Humanitarian Studies have combined ICT with research in the humanities and social sciences, and used it to broaden the access to information and knowledge (Action Line #3) and E-learning (Action Line #7).  ICT has been a strong facilitator and indispensable for us to operate beyond the academic sector. 

The two institutions, therefore, have cooperated and have a joint stand during the 2020 WSIS Forum.  The stand showcases the UNIGE’s ‘digital humanities’ approach and project, and the Centre’s Humanitarian Encyclopedia project and distanced learning programmes. 

Invited by the WSIS secretariat, the Centre presented the joint stand during the inauguration of the virtual WSIS Forum Exhibition Space, which was opened by the ITU Secretary General Mr Houlin Zhao. 

More information on the joint stand can be found here.  We welcome your visits.