Nigeria’s Minister of Communications and Digital Economy and Chairman of World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2022, Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) has unveiled his strategy for ensuring that the objectives of the WSIS Action Lines are achieved optimally.
According to a press release on Thursday 2nd June 2022 signed by the spokesperson to the Minister of Communications & Digital Economy, Uwa Suleiman, she said that Pantami made this disclosure while receiving the reports of the high-level tracks during the Ministerial round table at the ongoing event in Geneva, Switzerland.
Addressing global Ministers of technology at the end of the two-day multi-stakeholder deliberations, the Chairman informed his counterparts that “my vision for this year’s WSIS Forum includes a paradigm shift from a focus on the five-day activity to one that will entail a set of activities over the year to enhance the ability of the stakeholders to achieve the objectives of the WSIS Action Lines, with the reports of the high-level tracks as our baseline and launch pad for the year-long activities. ”
The intense high-level track deliberations, which consisted of eleven sessions, explored the areas such as bridging digital divides, inclusiveness, and access to information for all, applications and services, climate change, enabling environment, digital economy and trade, financing for development, and the role of ICT, cultural diversity and identity, dimensions of information and knowledge societies, media, ICTs and gender mainstreaming, among others.
The Chairman further emphasized that the WSIS Action Lines are crucial for advancing the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals hence, it is important to continue to align the process with the 2030 agenda for sustainable development.