Just-in-time reporting from digital policy events

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The global digital policy calendar is packed with events, including conferences, public meetings, high-level meetings, and other events that may shape the policy process. The GIP Digital Watch observatory provides just-in-time reporting from select Internet governance events, with the aim of helping stakeholders follow the discussions, explore the issues and aspects in depth, and catch up with parallel sessions, workshops, and events. In addition, the initiative helps bridge existing gaps in terms of participation, and helps overcome barriers created by policy silos.

A reporting initiative typically includes: reports from sessions or workshops, live coverage on social media, daily reports, and final summaries. A team of trained rapporteurs from around the globe, social media experts, designers from DiploFoundation's CreativeLab, and experienced coordinators, are behind the just-in-time reporting initiatives.

The observatory also provides just-in-time reports from other events, such as national or regional IGFs, and short events. The reports, written by the observatory's rapporteurs, are available as updates on the respective event. Visit the list of Past Events.

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Archive of just-in-time reporting initiatives

In 2015 and 2016, the observatory undertook the following just-in-time major reporting initiatives:

11th Internet Governance Forum

IGF 2016In December 2016, the observatory provided just-in-time reporting from the 11th Internet Governance Forum in Guadalajara, with the aim of addressing the challenge faced by participants and the wider community, both at the IGF and online, to absorb the vast amount of information and data provided in numerous and parallel sessions and other activities. The Geneva Internet Platform's initiative was supported by the IGF Secretariat, ICANN, the Internet Society, and DiploFoundation.

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WTO Public Forum 2016

WTO Forum 2016The 2016 World Trade Organization (WTO) Public Forum took place on 27-29 September, at the WTO's heardquarters in Geneva. Held under the theme 'Inclusive Trade', the Forum featured discussions on how to ensure that trade benefits everyone, with a particular emphasis on enabling women, innovative start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises, to take advantage of the opportunities provided by trade. The observatory provided just-in-time reporting and a final report.

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WSIS Forum 2016

WSIS Forum 2015In May 2016, the observatory participated in and provided just-in-time reports from the WSIS Forum 2016. Access the following resources:

High-Level Meeting on the WSIS+10 Review Process

WSIS+10In December 2015, the observatory provided just-in-time reporting from the UN GA High-Level Meeting on the WSIS+10 Review Process. Access the resources:

10th Internet Governance Forum

IGF 2015In November 2015, the observatory participated extensively in the 10th Internet Governance Forum in Brazil, and developed the following resources:


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