Just-in-time reporting from digital policy events

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The global digital policy calendar is rich with conferences, public meetings, high-level meetings, and other discussions that shape the policy process.

The Digital Watch observatory has been reporting from digital policy discussions since 2015, with the aim of helping stakeholders follow the parallel debates, understand current and emerging issues, and explore the topics in more depth. The reporting initiatives also help bridge existing gaps in stakeholder participation, and overcome barriers created by policy silos.

The observatory provides just-in-time reports from select major events (such as the Internet Governance Forum), and other regional or national events. A team of 50 expert curators and rapporteurs, data analysts, editors, and multimedia specialists is behind the Digital Watch reporting initiatives.

Would you like to engage the Digital Watch reporting team to cover your event? Get in touch with us.

 

Archive of just-in-time reporting initiatives

In 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 the observatory undertook the following major just-in-time reporting initiatives:

EuroDIG 2019

The 12th annual meeting of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) took place on 19-20 June 2019 in The Hague, Netherlands. A team of GIP Digital Watch rapporteurs prepared session messages and over 30 reports from the meeting. 

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22nd Session of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development

The 22nd Session of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) took place on 13-17 May 2019 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. The GIP Digital Watch observatory provided just-in-time reporting from the digital policy related sessions at the conference.

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WSIS Forum 2019

The GIP Digital Watch observatory ran a just-in-time reporting initiative from the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2019 on 8-12 April 2019, providing over 100 reports.

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eCommerce Week 2019: From Digitalization to Development

The 2019 edition of the United Nations Commission on Trade and Development's (UNCTAD) eCommerce Week was held under the theme 'From Digitalization to Development' on 1-5 April in Geneva, Switzerland. The GIP Digital Watch observatory provided just-in-time reporting from over 40 sessions.

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2nd Western Balkan Digital Summit

The 2nd Western Balkan Digital Summit was held on 4-5 April 2019 in Belgrade, Serbia. The GIP Digital Watch observatory ran a just-in-time reporting initiative, reporting from over 70 sessions covering topics such as infrastructure, cybersecurity, privacy and data protection and digital economy.

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OECD Going Digital Summit

The GIP Digital Watch observatory provided just-in-time reporting from most sessions at the OECD Going Digital Summit which took place on 11-12 March 2019. The reports included topics such as the digital divide, capacity development, and economic issues.

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IGF 2018 - Paris

The 13th annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum took place on 12-24 November 2018, in Paris, France, with the overarching theme 'Shaping your digital future'. As in previous years, the GIP reported from most workshops, and published IGF Daily newsletters on each day of the IGF, a final report, data analysis, illustrations, and other content, in addition to a full programme of activities.

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WTO Public Forum 2018

The main theme of the WTO Public Forum 2018 was 'Trade 2030' with the sub-themes being: sustainable trade, technology-enabled trade, and a more inclusive trading system. The GIP reported from the forum, on 2-4 October 2018, from sessions related to digital policy.

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EuroDIG 2018

The 11th annual meeting of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) took place on 5-6 June 2018 in Tbilisi, Georgia. A team of GIP rapporteurs prepared session messages and reports. 

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UNCTAD E-Commerce Week

The GIP Digital Watch observatory ran a just-in-time reporting initiative from UNCTAD E-Commerce Week in April 2018, reporting from most sessions and from the Intergovernmental Group of Experts on E-commerce and the Digital Economy. 

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IGF 2017

WSIS Forum 2018

The GIP Digital Watch observatory provided just-in-time reporting from the WSIS Forum 2018 on 19-23 March 2018. The GIP's just-in-time reporting initiative was supported by ICANN and the Internet Society.

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IGF 2017

IGF 2017 - Geneva

The 12th annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum took place on 18-21 December 2017, in Geneva, Switzerland, with the overarching theme 'Shaping your digital future'. As in previous years, the GIP reported from most workshops, and published IGF Daily newsletters on each day of the IGF, a final report, data analysis, illustrations, and other content, in addition to a full programme of activities, including the Art@IGF exhibition.

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WTO Public Forum 2017

WTO Public Forum 2017

The World Trade Organization's (WTO) Public Forum provides a platform for participants to discuss the latest developments in world trade and to propose ways of enhancing the multilateral trading system. The event regularly attracts over 1500 representatives from civil society, academia, business, the media, governments, parliaments, and intergovernmental organisations. The GIP reported from the 2017 WTO Public Forum, on 26-28 September, from sessions related to digital policy. 

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ICANN59

ICANN59 - Johannesburg

The ICANN59 Policy Forum took place on 26-29 June 2017, in Johannesburg, South Africa. The meeting gave ICANN supporting organisations and advisory committees the opportunity to have face-to-face discussions on various issues pertaining to ICANN's activity. The GIP provided thematic reports on issues ranging from new gTLD policies and geographical names, to accountability measures.

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ICANN59

WSIS Forum 2017

The annual WSIS Forum is a global multistakeholder platform facilitating the implementation of the WSIS Action Lines for advancing sustainable development. The GIP reported from WSIS Forum 2017 on 12-16 June. The reporting initiative was supported by ICANN and the Internet Society.

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ICANN59

EuroDIG 2017

The 10th annual meeting of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) was held on 6-7 June 2017, in Tallinn, Estonia. The GIP provided 20 session reports on many topical issues, including cybersecurity and blockchain technology, privacy and digital rights, and development aspects.

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UNCTAD E-commerce Week 2017

UNCTAD E-Commerce Week

In April 2017, the observatory provided just-in-time reporting from UNCTAD's E-Commerce Week. Over 15 reports covered various sessions, ranging from trade and investment promotion, to data flows and development.

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ICANN58

ICANN58 - Copenhagen

ICANN's 58 Public Meeting took place on 11-16 March 2017, in Copenhagen, Denmark. The meeting gave ICANN supporting organisations and advisory committees the opportunity to have face-to-face discussions on various issues pertaining to ICANN's activity. The GIP provided reports from the various sessions.

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IGF 2016

11th Internet Governance Forum

In 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 Forum 2016

WTO Public Forum 2016

The 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 2015

WSIS Forum 2016

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

 
WSIS+10

High-Level Meeting on the WSIS+10 Review Process

In 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:

 
IGF 2015

10th Internet Governance Forum

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

 

 

Interested in our reporting initiatives? Get in touch with us at gip@diplomacy.edu

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