WSIS Forum 2022 Opening Ceremony


WSIS Forum 2022 Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony on 15 March 2022, 13:00-14:00 CET, will inaugurate this year’s WSIS Forum, which will be held under the theme of “ICTs for Well-Being, Inclusion and Resilience: WSIS Cooperation for Accelerating Progress on the SDGs”.

From 15 March onwards, the Forum will take a virtual format, with the final week taking place physically at the ITU Headquarters in Geneva. The Opening Ceremony will feature a number of distinguished panelists, including:

  • Mr. Houlin Zhao, ITU Secretary-General
  • Dr. Tawfik Jelassi, Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information at UNESCO
  • Ms. Isabelle Durant, Deputy Secretary-General at UNCTAD
  • Ms. Mashael Ali Yousef Al Hammadi, Acting Assistant Undersecretary of Government Information Technology Affairs at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in Qatar
  • Ms. Karen McCabe, Senior Director of Public Affairs & Marketing at the IEEE Standards Association
  • Ms. Moira De Roche, Vice President at the International Federation for Information Processing

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The WSIS Forum 2022 will encompass a number of special tracks, which showcase the application of ICTs across specific demographics. 

This year’s special tracks are: 

  1. ICTs and Youth, ICTs and Gender Mainstreaming,
  2. ICTs for Industry 4.0 and Emerging Technologies special track,
  3. ICTs for Well-being, Happiness and Peace,
  4. ICTs and Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities and Specific Needs,
  5. ICTs and Older Persons,
  6. ICTs and Indigenous Peoples and Cultures,
  7. ICTs for Developing and Least Developed Countries, and
  8. ICTs for Sport.