The High-Level Mayors’ Dialogue is part of the program dedicated to mayors during the high-level week of the World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2022 (WSIS 2022). The WSIS 2022 hybrid event on “Smart Cities, Drivers of Innovative Sustainable Development” is open to all stakeholders.
The use of ICT and connectivity have great potential to accelerate urban development policies, to bridge the digital divide and to develop knowledge societies. Scientific and technological innovation is a key enabler across areas as diverse as medicine, green energy, digital public services, etc.
Mayors will present technologies and innovations introduced in their cities to advance smart urban development ensuring that the services are accessible to all – including in relation to health, education, environment, employment, sustainable production and consumption and public administration. Experts from international organizations and the audience will challenge the speakers and join the discussion.
- Mr. Malcolm Johnson, Deputy Secretary-General, ITU
- Mr. Sami Kanaan, Vice-Mayor of Geneva, President, Geneva Cities Hub (remotely)
- Dr. Bilel Jamoussi, Chief of the Study Groups Department, ITU
- Amb. Andras Szorenyi, Senior Policy Advisor, Geneva Cities Hub
- H.E. Mrs. Marie Chantal Rwakazina, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Rwanda and former mayor of Kigali, Rwanda
- Mr. Jacquis Kemleu Tchabgou, Mayor, Dschang Council, Cameroon
- Mr. Axel Grael, Mayor, Municipality of Niteroi, Brazil (remotely)
- Mr. Stéphane Valli, Mayor, City of Bonneville, France
- Mr. Theo Blackwell, Chief Digital Officer for London, United Kingdom (remotely)
- Ms. Jung Sook Park, Secretary General, World Smart sustainable Cities Organization WeGO, South Korea (remotely)
- Mr. Jordi Vaquer, Secretary General, Metropolis (remotely)
Open discussion, Q&A
- Mr. Salar Shahna, Creative Director and CEO, World VR Forum
- Ms. Carla Alexandra Castelo, Councillor, Oeiras Municipality, Portugal
- Prof. Eng. Eugenio Di Sciascio, Deputy Mayor Bari, Italy
- Mr. Seyed Abdullah Arjaee Shirazi, Mayor Mashhad Municipality, Iran
- Mr. Rajoma Ignace, Deputy Mayor, Fianarantsoa, Madagascar
Contact person at GCH:
Mr. Andràs Szörenyi, Senior Policy Advisor
Information and registration