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Tuesday, September 2 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
WS196: IGF & Enhanced Cooperation, Parallel Tracks or Connected

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The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and Enhanced Cooperation has been introduced in the Tunis Agenda as two parallel tracks to address public policy issues related to Internet Governance (IG). While the IGF was set to be multilateral, multi-stakeholder, democratic, transparent and non-binding process; Enhanced Cooperation was focused on enabling governments to carry out their roles and responsibilities, in international public policy issues pertaining to the Internet but not in the day-to-day technical and operational matters.

While the IGF role is clearly defined in its mandate, there is no clear framework yet for Enhance Cooperation as a process. Both Processes address in their respective role (or mandate) IG Public Policies. One fact that we know by today is that successful IG Public Policies are the ones that are developed within a multistakeholder open balanced approach which became a trend on global, regional and national levels.

The workshop would address the following questions:

1. Can we view the IGF and Enhanced Cooperation as two linked processes since they both address IG public policies or they should remain and two independent tracks.

2. If the IGF is a non-binding and non-outcome policy dialogue platform, can Enhanced Cooperation serve as an outcome for this policy dialogue that can reflect multilateral, multi-stakeholder, democratic and transparent process.

3. In light of the two previous question, what should be a workable framework for enhanced cooperation that will enable governments to carry its role related to IG public policy.

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Workshop Agenda:

Mr. Qusai AlShatti - Background on Workshop Topic & Panelists Introduction - 5 min
Miss Désirée Miloshevic - Multistakeholder Engagement in Enhanced Cooperation process -5 min.
Mr. Ayman El-Sherbiny -The Role on Intergovernmental organizations in Enhanced Cooperation - 5 min.
Mr. Peter Major - Role and Ourcome of the Workgroup on Enhanced Cooperation (WGEC) - 5 min.
Mr. Mohammed AlQurashi - Enhanced Cooperation as a Process for Governments - 5 min.
Mr. Carlos A. Afonso - The View of Civil Society on the Enhanced Cooperation Process - 5 min.
Mr. Faycal Bayouli - Tunisia Experience in Enhanced Cooperation and the WGEC - 5 min.
Ms. Marilyn Cade - The View of The Private Sector on the Enhanced Cooperation Process - 5 min.
Workshop Participants, panelists and Remote Participants - Interactive Discussion - 40 min.
Workshop moderator and Panelists - Summary & Closing Remarks - 10 min.

Moderators
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Qusai Al-Shatti

Mr. AlShatti is a career specialist in the field of Information Technology and considered regionally one of the known experts in this field.  Currently he is a board member of Kuwait Information Technology Society (KITS) an NGO based in Kuwait which focuses on advocacy issues related to ICT and the Internet. Mr. Alshatti is actively involved in activities related to Internet Governance since the World Summit for Information Society (WSIS... Read More →

Speakers
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Peter Major

Chair, UN CSTD; Special advisor to the Permanent Mission of Hungary to the UN in Geneva, UN Commission on Science and Technology for Developmeny
Peter was working at the Radiocommunication Bureau (BR) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for 23 years. He was the focal point of the BR for internet governance and cyber security. He is co-coordinator of the Dynamic Coalition on Accessibility and Disability (DCAD) and has been involved as panelist in workshops organized by the Coalition jointly with the ITU in Internet Governance Forums (IGF) in Hyderabad, Sharm el Sheik... Read More →
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Desiree Miloshevic

Senior Advisor, Public Policy & International Affairs, Afilias
Désirée Miloshevic is an Internet public servant, and was a special advisor to the chair of the United Nations' Internet Governance Forum Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group. Additionally, she is Senior Public Policy and International Affairs Advisor in Europe for Afilias, the domain name registry. She serves on the Board of Internet Society, the Advisory Council of Open Rights Group in the UK and ICANN EURALO Board. | | Her... Read More →

Remote Moderators

Tuesday September 2, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
Workshop Room 03 (Rumeli -1 Floor / Room 1)