Feedback process for the draft Action Plan on A Sustainable Planet in the Digital Age
This feedback process is now closed and the feedback channels mentioned below are no longer being monitored. The various inputs received have been uploaded at the bottom of this webpage.
Current round of inputs
The CODES co-champions ran a collective intelligence exercise with the CODES community to gather inputs on the draft Action Plan for a Sustainable Planet in the Digital Age during the period 1-13 February 2022. All members of CODES were invited to engage in the process (register for CODES here):
To receive global feedback, three different tools were used.
We are using a tool called ThoughtExchange, which uses natural-language processing (NLP) to digest, classify and summarize responses to the following question:
“What other inputs, if any, would be key to ensuring that the strategic priorities identified in the Action Plan comprehensively cover the areas needed to catalyze the three shifts?”
ThoughtExchange results link:
2. Google Doc
Any precise factual corrections, updated references, or additional initiatives for the annexes can be sent to the writing team through the Action Plan in a Google Doc. Please insert direct track changes or comments into the document to share specific factual feedback.
GoogleDoc results link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TMgmre-BctUHCMHj7NxkhkLI6IBRwLko8vj67RznQBE/edit?usp=sharing
We are also trying to determine the overall level of consensus around the three shifts, the 18 strategic priorities and the 12 impact initiatives using Mentimeter. The results of the Mentimeter survey are open for the CODES community to also explore.
Mentimeter results link:
Finalization of the Action Plan
The final input process will take place in four distinct steps:
[31 January - 6 February] Pre-roundtable collective intelligence exercise. We are going to use an AI-powered sense making tool called ThoughtExchange to collect your written input on the report at a high strategic level.At the same time, the draft Action Plan will be shared as a Google Doc in Commenting Mode. Feedback using this mode should be kept to the correction of errors in the report or to suggest missing content from the supplementary tables and boxes. You will find the link to the Google doc of the Action Plan in the ThoughtExchange (Introduction).
[7 February, 4pm to 5:30 pm CET] CODES Roundtable. The Roundtable will provide an overview presentation of the report and the synthesis results from ThoughtExchange. A series of Mentimeter surveys will also be run during the Roundtable to determine where we have rough consensus and convergence on the content and where we have divergence and aspects to improve. An opportunity to raise direct questions or provide direct input will also be provided through the Q and A function of Zoom. A video recording of the Roundtable is available here.
[9 February-12 February] Post-roundtable collective intelligence exercise. We will conduct a second ThoughtExchange – to capture and integrate any additional set of views following the Roundtable.
[UNEA 5.2 Side Event] Finalization. On the basis of the input received, the CODES co-champions will conduct a final revision of the Action Plan and place it into layout during 14-28 February. This version of the draft will be presented at a side event to the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) on 2 March for a final round of stakeholder consultation, in particular by UN member states and other UNEA stakeholders. From this, the report will be finalized and submitted to the UN Technology Envoy for onward transmission to the UN Secretary General. Once adopted, it will become a formal track of the SG’s Digital Cooperation Roadmap. It will then be transformed into a commitment framework that CODES members can contribute to.
We hope this series of touch points provided a sufficient number of opportunities to communicate your views on the content and to further strengthen the level of co-ownership across the CODES community. We look forward to your engagement in the finalization process.