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Thursday, September 4 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm
WS142: Emerging Issues from the Arab Internet Community Perspective [CB]

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The main purpose of this panel is to discuss the emerging issues in the world of Internet, New concepts are emerging nowadays, those not only have a technological aspect; but also have social, economic and probably political ramifications. These emerging concepts bring with them a myriad of issues, polarizations, and possibly conflicts among different stakeholder groups. Policy making bodies needs to keep pace with these developments. The Panel will discuss policy dimensions from an Arab Internet Community perspective.
Panelists will present strategic inputs and discuss different points of view existing within a wide community of experts and policymakers in the Arab world regarding a number of emerging issues. In their discussion experts will cover a wide range of Internet topics and areas of high priority for the region.
Thematic areas of priorities to the Arab region, (such as Critical Internet Resources, Peering, Freedom of expression, Privacy,…etc) remain challenging, despite significant progress achieved over the last decade.The Panel will focus on those challenges in these typical Internet Governance areas.

Emerging Issues (such as Transition of IANA functions, Evolution of related governance frameworks; Smart governments; Cloud computing, Internet of Things, …etc), that stem out of technological advancement. Each of these emerging concepts will pose challenges to the way we redefine privacy, openness, and security. The Panel will discuss contending views on those new modalities, and will help shed some light on the future of the Internet in the next decade.

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Christine Arida

Executive Director for Telecom Services and Planning, National Telecom Regulatory Authority of Egypt
Christine Arida is Executive Director for Telecom Services Planning at NTRA, Egypt. She has been working for the government of Egypt for over 20 years, in areas of Internet development and related public policies. During her work at NTRA she has lead the drafting of Egypt’s National Broadband Plan “eMisr” (November 2011) and has participated to the launching of Egypt’s IDN ccTLD “dotMasr” (2010). From 2001 to... Read More →
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Fahd Batayneh

Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Middle East, ICANN
Fahd joined ICANN in October 2013. Prior to ICANN, he held several positions within Jordan's National IT Center (NITC) last of which was managing both the ccTLD and IDN ccTLD of Jordan. Fahd has attended ICANN meetings on regular basis since 2008, and was active in several working groups. Other than his day job with the government of Jordan, Fahd has provided many consultancies related to Internet Governance, New gTLDs, and Internet Policy... Read More →
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Hanane Boujemi

Senior Manager Internet Governance Programme MENA Region, Hivos
Manager of Hivos’ MENA region programme on Internet Governance. She is responsible for the design and implementation of the programme in the Arab region. | | • Develop and implement programs and activities to build capacity on Internet Governance and policy among civil society organizations and actors in the Arab region | • Facilitate strategy development and other technical assistance activities | • Lead all areas of... Read More →

Mohamed El-Bashir

Mohamed El Bashir is an active Internet user and expert. He has been active within ICANN since 2001, when he managed Sudan's ccTLD ".SD" Re-delegation process, .SD is currently managed by Sudan Internet Society, an organization which he established.

Mohamed served as a Council member in ICANN's Country Code Supporting Organization "ccNSO" (2004 to 2008), member of ICANN's Board At Large Advisory Committee "ALAC" (2007 to 2011) and was a... Read More →
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Haidar Fraihat

Director, UN-ESCWA
Dr. Haidar Fraihat has a Ph.D. in Management Science/MIS from Illinois Institute of Technology, IL. USA with specialization on MIS (1992), an MBA from the University of Bridgeport, CT. USA (1987), and a B.A. in Business and Accounting from Yarmouk University, Jordan (1984). | | Currently he is the Director of the Technology for Development Division (formerly ICT Division) at UN-ESCWA in Beirut. Before that Dr. Fraihat held two government... Read More →

Imad Hoballah

Chairman and CEO, Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA)
Dr. Hoballah is the TRA Chairman and CEO since April 2010 and the Head of Telecom Technologies Unit since March 2007.   Dr. Hoballah currently heads the Lebanese National Committee for the Transition to Digital TV, has served on several National and Regional Committees on Security including the Pan Arab Observatory for Cyber Security and Safety, Chairs the "Arab Multistakeholder Advisory Group" (AMAG) of the Internet Governance Forum... Read More →

Charles Shaban

Charles Sha’ban is the Executive Director of Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP), He is experienced in Intellectual Property Services and Internet policy development and implementation strategies, with extensive technical and management experience in ICT, rich exposure to Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs), generic and country code Domain Names, and (Multilingual) Internationalized Domain Name issues. Shaban currently serves as the... Read More →

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Thursday September 4, 2014 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Workshop Room 09 (Rumeli -1 Floor / Room 6)

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