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Monday, September 1 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Consultation on CSTD ten-year review of WSIS: Latin American and the Caribbean perspective

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Consultation on the CSTD ten-year review of WSIS:

Latin American and the Caribbean perspective

 

The Economic and Social Council has tasked the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) with conducting a ten-year review of the progress made in the implementation of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) outcomes.* As part of this review, the Economic and Social Council requested the Commission to collect inputs from all stakeholders. The objective of this consultation is to provide opportunity to stakeholders from the Latin America and the Caribbean region to share any experiences and insights believed to be of value for the ten-year review.

 

The discussion will center around the following questions:

 

  • To what extent has a people-centred, inclusive and development-oriented Information Society developed in the 10 years since the WSIS?

 

  • How far do you consider the implementation of WSIS outcomes to have been achieved?

 

  • What are the challenges to the implementation of WSIS outcomes and to the emergence of a people-centred, inclusive and development-oriented Information Society?

 

  • What should be the priorities for stakeholders seeking to achieve WSIS outcomes and progress towards the Information Society in the post-2015 development agenda?

 

Panellists:

Ms. Mervi Kultamaa, WSIS Coordinator, Science, Technology and ICTs Branch, Division on Technology and Logistics, UNCTAD

Mr. David Souter, Managing Director, ICT Development Associates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Ms. Gisela Kopper, Minister of Science, Technology and Telecommunications of Costa Rica

Ms. Olga Cavalli, Vice-chair of the working group on Internet governance of the Plan of Action for the Information Society and Knowledge in Latin America and the Caribbean (eLAC)

 

Interactive Discussion

 

* More information of the CSTD's ten-year review of the implementation of WSIS outcomes is available at: http://unctad.org/en/Pages/CSTD/WSIS-10yearReview.aspx

 


Speakers
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Olga Cavalli

Adviser for technology, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Argentina
Olga Cavalli is an ICT and Internet specialist with large experience in project management, market research, competitive analysis, public policy and regulations. Since 2007 Ms. Cavalli is a member of the United Nations Secretary General´s Advisory group for the Internet Governance Forum and the Argentina Representative in the GAC of ICANN. She was GNSO Council Member in ICANN and GNSO Vice chair. As an advisor of the Ministry of Foreing... Read More →
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Gisela Kopper

Minister of Science, Technology and Telecommunications of Costa Rica
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Mervi Kultamaa

WSIS Coordinator, CSTD
Mervi Kultamaa is WSIS Coordinator in the Division on Technology and Logistics of United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. She has extensive experience in global diplomacy on WSIS and internet governance.  Before joining the UNCTAD secretariat in February 2014, she worked as Counsellor in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, responsible for Information Society.  She served then also as a member of the IGF... Read More →
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David Souter

Managing Director, ICT Development Associates
Dr David Souter has been an independent expert in ICT, Internet and related public policy issues since 2003, specialising in the relationship between ICTs and development, environment and governance.  He is managing director of ict Development Associates and president of The Global Connectivity Group on Sustainable Development and also acts as a consultant to several United Nations agencies including the Commission on Science and... Read More →


Monday September 1, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Workshop Room 09 (Rumeli -1 Floor / Room 6)

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