Geneva
19 Jun 2013
E-Diplomacy

The E-participation Day was part of the Geneva E-diplomacy Platform and built on the first Geneva E-diplomacy Day (16 November 2012) and the Online Learning Day (17 April 2013). The event was held at the WMO, Geneva Centre for Security Policy, 7 bis, Avenue de la Paix, on June 19th from 9.30 to 17.00.

(Indicated times are CET - Central European Time)

AUDIENCE

Thanks to broadcast and remote participation options, the outreach of the event was beyond Geneva. Participants mainly included:

  • Diplomats from permanent missions,
  • representatives of international organisations,
  • NGOs, Journalists, Academics.

 
Programme with links to recording of the event:

9.30 - 10.00 Networking coffee and registrations
10.00 - 10.20 Welcome remarks by
  • Amb. Fred Tanner, Director, GCSP
  • Mr Benedikt Wechsler, Advisor e-ediplomacy and think tanks, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland
  • Mr Olivier Coutau, Delegate to International Geneva, Office for International Geneva of the Republic and State of Geneva
  • Dr Jovan Kurbalija, Director, DiploFoundation

RECORDING IS AVAILABLE HERE.

10.20 - 11.50

2.0 E-Participation in International Geneva

Speakers:

  • Mrs Monika Gehner, WHO (Twitter: Saving lives?)
  • Mrs Claudia Gonzalez, Global Fund (Case studies in resource mobilisation)
  • Mr Guy Girardet, DiploFoundation (Social media and increasing openness and inclusiveness of IOs in international Geneva)

Moderator:

  • Dr Tereza Horejsova, DiploFoundation

RECORDING IS AVAILABLE HERE.

11.50 - 13.00 Lunch reception
13.00 - 14.00

Remote participation in International Organisations

Speakers:

  • Mrs Virginia Paque, DiploFoundation (Remote participation at Internet Governance Forum)
  • Mrs Marika Konings, ICANN
  • Mr Anders Norsker, ITU (Remote participation at International Telecommunications Union)

Moderator:

  • Mr Guy Girardet, DiploFoundation

RECORDING OF PART 2 IS AVAILABLE HERE.

14.15 - 15.15

Break-out sessions:

RECORDING OF THE SESSION ON DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITIES AND PROTOCOL IS AVAILABLE HERE.

15.15 - 15.30 Coffee break
15.30 - 16.30 

Open gov, open data, citizen engagement = more transparency? Impact on the work of IOs  

Speakers:

  • Mrs Silke von Brockhausen, UNDP (Pioneering social media in the UN - case study)
  • Mr Tim Davies, University of Southampton
  • Mr. Giulio Quaggiotto, UNDP Bratislava (Citizen engagement and Open Data)

Moderator:

  • Mr Dejan Dincic, DiploFoundation

RECORDING IS AVAILABLE HERE.

16.30 - 17.00 Concluding remarks

You can view selected presentations of our speakers here.

 

Background blogs:

For more information, please contact Mr Guy Girardet.

The event is organised with the support and in partnership with: