Indigenous Peoples’ Innovative and Emerging Uses of ICTs

Poster of the WSIS+10 Review meeting

This session is organized within the framework of the ten-year review of the Multistakeholder First World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) hosted by UNESCO on 25-27 February 2013 at its headquarters in Paris, France. The session is organised jointly by UNESCO’s programme on Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems (LINKS) and the International Indigenous ICT Task Force.
Participants will discuss ways in which indigenous peoples have used ICTs to:
- preserve and promote their cultural heritage, their knowledge, traditions and languages, and
- exchange experiences and best practices; and manage their tangible heritage, including landscape and biological diversity.

A report on 'Indigenous Peoples, WSIS and Emerging uses of ICTs' will be presented and the session outcomes will include recommendations on gaps, achievements and emerging and future trends for indigenous peoples and local communities with respect to section C8 of the WSIS Plan of Action and to UNESCO’s work.

Online remote participation will be facilitated through the Cisco WebEx remote conferencing software. links will be made available from the programme page.


Type of Event Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Start 26.02.2013 15:00 local time
End 26.02.2013 16:30 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Heckler, Serena
Organizer UNESCO’s programme on Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems (LINKS)
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7, place de Fontenoy
Room Room VIII
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 100
Official Website
Link 1 Programme
Link 2 World Summit on Information Society Plan of Action
Link 3 Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems (LINKS)
Link 4 International Indigenous ICT Task Force (IITF)