WSIS Forum 2016 High Level Panel on Financing for Development

©ITU/I.Wood

©ITU/I.Wood

I was selected as High Level Track Facilitator, an innovation at the World Summit on the Information Society – WSIS Forum 2016  to move from policy speeches to an interactive dialogue and actions. I moderated the high level policy session on “Financing for Development and the Role of ICTs.” One of the most interactive policy sessions, the panel on ‘financing for development’ included Ministers and high level government officials from United States, Namibia, Portugal, Argentina, Tunisia and Azerbaijan.

With 1,800 participants from 140 countries, including 85 ministers and 250 high-level representatives this year, the WSIS Forum is growing in importance. Last December at the WSIS+10 Review, the outcome explicitly called for the close alignment between the WSIS process and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. As the first meeting after that review, the Forum was an opportunity to gather the wider community to discuss the way forward.

Photo credit: Ritu Sharma

More details at the ChunriChoupaal’s website on this link.