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World Summit on the Information Society
PrepCom2 - Geneva, February 17-28, 2003

CSD Communique on Fellowships

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***Communique in english, en francais y en espanol***


Civil Society Facilitation Fund 
Request for Fellowship - Civil Society Entities

Conference: 	PrepCom2 
Dates: 		17-28 February 2003
Location: 	Geneva, Switzerland 

To facilitate the participation of developing countries at PrepCom2, we are pleased to announce that a limited
number of fellowships will be available to participants from developing countries, with priority being 
given to participants from Least Developed Countries.

I. Candidates may apply from the following categories:
The academic and professional environment
The scientific and technological community
The media
The creators and active promoters of culture

Cities and local authorities
Trade Unions

NGOs including social groups with special needs: Youth, Women, Indigenous people, Disabled people, etc.
Social movements
Multi-stakeholder partnerships

II. Selection Criteria:
2.1. Applicants must register to the conference on . Please find the fellowship's
application form on the website.

2.2 Their recommendation will be made to ensure the balance between:
a)	Participants of developing countries, especially Least Developed Countries
b)	Role of the participant (they must bring an active contribution to the conference)
c)	Candidates must have requested accreditation
d)	Gender
e)	The Diversity of the stakeholders
f)	The thematic perspectives
g)	Country representation

23. Your role in your home country must fall into the following categories:
Decision-makers, opinion leader, researchers, practitioners, content developers that promote action in the field of
Information Society at a national and regional level.

III. Selection Process
A selection panel composed of members of the Civil Society will review the nominations forms and will make the
final choice of candidates to receive fellowships

Successful candidates will be informed by email.  

VI. Entitlements of selected participants
-	Round trip international air travel to Geneva via the most direct  and economical route;
-	Accommodation facilitated by the Civil Society Division for the duration of the meeting;
-	Daily allowance for meals, hotel and miscellaneous expenses; 
V. Obligations of fellowship participants
-	To participate in WSIS PrepCom2 in accordance with instructions issued by Fellowships Service.
-	To conduct themselves at all times in a manner compatible with their responsibility as holders of WSIS
fellowship holders
-	To refrain from engaging in political, commercial and any other activities incompatible with the WSIS PrepCom2
during the period of award.
-	It is essential that participants awarded a fellowship be present from the first day and participate the
entire duration of the PrepCom2.



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