ICT policy issues were not a priority for our organization previously. Due to GISW we got involved in this areas and disseminate these ideas in the Romanian NGO and academic communities.
- Rozalia Klara Bako - StrawberryNet Foundation and Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Romania - GISWatch author
GISWatch is a unique experience, I think. Don´t know if there is a similar project in other fields. Having each year the possibility of tackling a particular issue of the field of rights and ICT, convoquing experts to analyse it from different perspectives and counting with about 50 countries in each edition, to get down that analysis to each particular territory is very valuable.
For substantive policy action to take place more thoughtful leadership from virtual roundtables like GISWatch is needed.