Attending 62nd Session on Women (CSW62)

Virtual Activism attended the 62nd session on womenin NY, 2018.

  • The Priority theme was: Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls;
  • The Review theme: Participation in and access of women to the media, and information and communications technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women (agreed conclusions of the forty-seventh session).
  • Melissa Daley and Marlyn Tadros

 

WSIS Forum 2018

WSIS 2018

WSIS Forum 2018
WSIS Forum 2018

The WSIS forum began its annual Open Consultation Process on thematic aspects and innovations on the format of the WSIS Forum 2018. The process aimed at “ensuring a participatory and inclusive spirit of the Forum, scheduled to be held from 19-23 March at ITU in Geneva. This process actively engages governments, civil society, the private sector, academia, the technical community and intergovernmental organizations in the preparatory process to ensure broad ownership and further improvements of the Forum.”

The Open Consultation Process included a collection of inputs from regional and national WSIS related events and the physical meetings of the Open Consultation Process will benefit from remote participation.

To participate in the forum follow @WSISprocess and also visit their website for more details.

Virtual Activism participated in the Forum in the session on Focus on Drones, Robots and VR and AR

Portals

Portals

Portals are gold spaces equipped with immersive audiovisual technology. When you enter a Portal, you come face-to-face with someone in a distant Portal live and full-body, as if in the same room.

Check out the different types of Portals for your educational exhibit or installation.

Clouds over Sidra

Virtual Reality for SDGs

Clouds over Sidra
Clouds over Sidra

The WSIS Forum is constantly evolving and strengthening the alignment between the WSIS Action Lines and the Sustainable Development Goals. Announcement: “Pursuing a first partnership in 2016, WSIS and World VR Forum join forces to be at the forefront of Virtual Reality for advancing development. A shiny new Virtual Reality Track will be held at the WSIS Forum 2017 bringing together high-level personalities, world class VR experience and a very special focus on education.”

Read more on the topic.