ITU World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC)
The International Telecommunication Union, through its Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT), organizes a World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC) in the period between two Plenipotentiary Conferences to consider topics, projects and programmes relevant to telecommunication development.
WTDCs set the strategies and objectives for the development of telecommunication/ICT, providing future direction and guidance to the ITU Telecommunication Development Sector (ITU-D).
GFCE Annual Meeting 2021
IGF Open Forum – Online knowledge portals for national cybersecurity capacity: challenges & opportunities
Access to knowledge and good practice is seen as one of the keys to progress cybersecurity capacity of nations. Therefore international efforts to improve cybersecurity and safety online are supported by the availability of information on national capacity data, key country documents (e.g. laws and policies), good practices, lessons learned and relevant projects available to those involved in capacity building, including governments, funders, implementers, and researchers. Several online portals such as the Cybil Knowledge Portal have been established in response to the need for easy access to this information. Their number and depth of their content grows each year with the challenge that the proliferation of these portals may make it more difficult for those leading national capacity building efforts to access and effectively use the data and information in them, especially when it might be duplicative or contradictory.
This session builds upon the session at the IGF session on 2016 “Fostering Dialogue between Internet Observatories and Maps”, and is an opportunity for the portal teams and those who use them to discuss what is working, reflect on the lessons learnt so far and discuss what should be done in the future to improve and coordinate.
Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2021
The 2021 edition of the Internet Governance forum (IGF) will be hosted by the Government of Poland at the International Congress Center in Katowice from 6 to 10 December.
The headline of this year’s Forum is Internet United – the Internet connecting all its users into one community, responsible for its shape and functioning. The five-day meeting will include a large number of workshops, open forums, dynamic coalition meetings, outputs of intersessional activities, and other events that will give participants the opportunity to engage in open discussions on multiple Internet governance and digital policy issues. National and regional IGF initiatives (NRIs) will share experiences and discuss their specificities, challenges, and plans for the future. Several main sessions will also be part of the programme.