WSIS Forum 2017 – 12-16 June

The IEEE Internet Initiative will participate in the World Summit on the Information Society WSIS Forum 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland, 12-16 June.

The WSIS Forum represents the world’s largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT for development’ community. The annual WSIS Forum is a global multi-stakeholder platform facilitating the implementation of the WSIS Action Lines for advancing sustainable development. The Forum provides an opportunity for information exchange, knowledge creation and sharing of best practices, while identifying emerging trends and fostering partnerships, taking into account the evolving Information and Knowledge Societies.

The WSIS Forum is constantly evolving and strengthening the alignment between the WSIS Action Lines and the Sustainable Development Goals. The Forum will serve as a key platform 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.

As a contributing sponsor to the WSIS Forum, IEEE will actively participate in many areas. 

WSIS Forum Hack for Health

This hackathon will convene technologists at the WSIS Forum 2017 in Geneva 11-12 June to develop innovative technology solutions to reduce exposure to common risk factors for non-communicable diseases in middle- and lower-income countries to promote smart, healthy cities. The WSIS Hack for Health is open to individuals pursuing an undergraduate or a post-graduate degree with specific emphasis on health, science, computer science, design, engineering, ICT and other related fields. Teams should consist of four to seven people are encouraged to register by 15 May 2017.

WSIS Forum Hack for Health is presented by WSIS Forum, organized in association with ITU and IEEE in collaboration with Be He@lthy, Be Mobile (ITU-WHO).