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Wednesday, September 3 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
WS95: Working together: initiatives to map & frame IG

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To map, frame and make accessible the often-confusing tangle of processes underway across the vast number of Internet governance-related issues, an increasing number of initiatives have emerged or are being proposed, including:

• CSTD WGEC Correspondence Group mapping activity;
• Geneva Internet Platform;
• Internet Policy Observatory; and
• Internet Collaborative Stewardship Framework (ISOC).

With the advent of so many initiatives, some of the possible issues and risks that may emerge include:

• Lack of coordination between initiatives;
• Unnecessary duplication of activities;
• Overlooking good initiatives in “competing” forums; and
• Adding to general IG stakeholder confusion;

This roundtable will bring representatives of initiatives together to explore similarities and synergies and ways to improve communication and coordination, with the ultimate goals of:

• Strengthening support and partnerships between initiatives to avoid a sense of “competition”;
• Enabling initiatives to gain access to stakeholders, information and processes that by themselves, they would not have direct access or knowledge of;
• Sharing best practices between initiatives, such as data conceptualization and visualization;
• Contributing to a more inclusive and collaborative mapping of issues, mechanisms, and gaps in Internet governance;
• Encouraging greater IG stakeholder buy-in for all initiatives; and
• Breaking down barriers, generally, between IG stakeholders.

The roundtable will also encourage representatives from regions or stakeholder groups that don’t have such initiatives to join the roundtable, with a view to helping such representatives ascertain whether or not initiatives are needed for their own regions and stakeholder groups.


Lea Kaspar

Programme Lead, Global Partner Digital
At Global Partners Digital (GDP), Lea leads a programme of work that aims to facilitate global South civil society engagement in international debates on internet policy and governance. She provides research and analysis on a range of internet policy issues, particularly on the evolution... Read More →


Markus Kummer

Senior Vice President, Internet Society
Markus Kummer is Senior Vice President of the Internet Society.   He has extensive experience with Internet policy at the global, regional, and national levels. Before joining the Internet Society in February 2011, he was the Executive Coordinator of the Secretariat supporting the... Read More →
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Jovan Kurbalija

Director, Geneva Internet Platform
Director, DiploFoundation & Geneva Internet Platform

Preetam Maloor

Preetam Maloor is a Strategy And Policy Advisor in the Corporate Strategy Division of the ITU General Secretariat and an expert on international Internet-related public policy matters.   He holds Masters degrees in Computer Science from Texas A&M University, College Station, and... Read More →
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Joana Varon

Founder Director, Coding Rights
Brazilian researcher and digital rights advocate. Founder Director of Coding Rights, where she works as creative chaos catalyst, developing research and advocacy strategies for digital rights, particularly focused on privacy and freedom of expression. Consultant of Consumers International... Read More →

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Deborah Brown

Senior Project Coordinator, Association for Progressive Communications
Deborah Brown is a senior project coordinator for the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) where she focuses on internet rights advocacy and fostering good internet governance. She is on the steering committee of Best Bits, a civil society network on internet governance... Read More →

Wednesday September 3, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm EEST
Workshop Room 01 (Rumeli Ground Floor / Room B1)

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