Side Events


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What are Side Events at the Summit?

Side Events are a vital component of the programme, as they provide opportunities for information dissemination, capacity building, technical and policy discussions. Partner organisations, research institutions, and key stakeholders present their work or foster discussions on key issues, often engaging the audience in a question and answer session. Side Events can take many forms such as workshop with presentations, panel discussions, meetings between experts (open or restricted access to Summit participants), presentations or a launch of guidelines, recommended practices or a publication, or a lunch-time debate. Side Events are listed with the organisation(s)’ name of the side event organiser(s) on the official Summit programme: both web and printed versions in four languages. Side Event Speakers will be listed in media briefing kits and the Summit daily programme (subject to information confirmed within requested timeframes).

ITF Secretariat contact for Side Events: