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May
2
Mon
2016
WSIS Forum @ Geneva, Switzerland
May 2 @ 12:00 am – May 6 @ 11:45 pm

The WSIS Forum 2016 represents the world’s largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT for development’ community. The WSIS Forum, co-organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD, in close collaboration with all WSIS Action Line Facilitators/Co-Facilitators (UNDESA, FAO,UNEP, WHO, UN Women, WIPO, WFP, ILO, WMO, UN, ITC, UPU, UNODC, and UN Regional Commissions) has proven to be an efficient mechanism for coordination of multi-stakeholder implementation activities, information exchange, creation of knowledge, sharing of best practices and continues to provide assistance in developing multi-stakeholder and public/private partnerships to advance development goals. This forum will provide structured opportunities to network, learn and participate in multi-stakeholder discussions and consultations on WSIS implementation.

The WSIS Forum builds upon the outcomes of the UN General Assembly Overall Review of the implementation of the WSIS outcomes (UNGA Resolution 70/125), which recognized the necessity of holding this Forum on an annual basis and called for a close alignment between WSIS and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) processes. The WSIS Forum will therefore serve as a key forum for discussing the role of ICTs as a means of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and targets, with due regard to the global mechanism for follow-up and review of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (UNGA Resolution A/70/1).

Source: https://www.itu.int/net4/wsis/forum/2016/

May
29
Sun
2016
Africa Internet Summit 2016 @ Gaborone, Botswana
May 29 – Jun 10 all-day

AIS is the pinnacle multi-stakeholder event combining, workshops, conferences and networking for the internet Industry. The annual summit attracts internationally renowned Instructors, Experts and Speakers to share the latest innovations and best practices in the Internet industry. This is the place Where the African Technical Institutions and Af* such as AfNOG, AFRINIC, AfREN, AfricaCERT, AfTLD – AROC, ISOC Africa, AfrICANN, AfGWG etc meet.

Meeting the needs of the Africa Internet Community AIS aims at meeting the ever-changing needs of the ICT Industry and includes the core IP Engineering as well as integrating the real world use and impact of IP Technologies. Sessions include technical and business aspects of the Internet: ie Capacity Building, Infrastructure, Security, Policy, Content & Names,Internet Numbers and Research.

For more information on this event, click here

 

Oct
6
Thu
2016
International Open Data Conference @ Madrid, Spain
Oct 6 @ 12:00 am – Oct 7 @ 11:45 pm

IODC is the essential meeting point for the global community to debate and study the future of open data.

IODC aims to build stronger relationships between open data initiatives from the different governments and establish a dialogue between these voices:

  • Policy makers and Public Sector Information (PSI) holders
  • Private companies, startups and freelancers
  • Activists and NGO’s
  • Data journalism
  • Representatives of civil society from all over the world.

The differentiating nature of the event is that it gathers countries from the northern and southern hemispheres to define tendencies and establish global policies of collaboration, with the objective of stimulating the progress of open data globally.

Source: http://opendatacon.org/iodc16/what-is-iodc/