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Wednesday, September 3 • 9:00am - 10:30am
WS140: The Future of the Global and Regional IGFs Post 2015

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It will focus on ongoing accelerated developments in the global arena of Internet Governance, with special attention to regional aspirations pertaining to the envisaged global Internet Governance model that would take place after 2015, and to the input of the regional IGFs regarding the ongoing consultation processes that will take place during the next year which will shape the future model.
The global IGF, as well as regional IGFs, played a major role in shaping Internet Governance debate, It is time to revisit the very essence of the IGF as a non-decision, non-output, non-binding platform. Revisiting this does not necessarily mean that IGFs need to change radically, but may mean that enhancements may be introduced in the next decade following 2015.
Panelists of experts and policymakers towards will discuss the following :
• Respective Roles of different subgroups of stakeholders in Internet Governance.
• The global IGF/Arab IGF dialectics: what went well and what went wrong?
• Should the global IGF as well as the regional IGFs (including the Arab IGF) continue to work as a non-decision-based platform, without any binding recommendations? Or is it the time to evolve to something else?
• Can the above evolutions take place before the future IG model takes final shape? In parallel? Or afterwards?
• How can the global and regional IGFs sustain their existing/new roles post 2015?

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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 →
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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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Makane Faye

Chief, Knowledge Management Section and Library Services, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
Mr. Makane Faye has over 33 years of experience on information management and ICT for development issues, including 23 at the services of Commission for Africa (ECA). Currently, he is the Chief of the Knowledge Management Section and Library Services, where he promotes the use of emerging strategies in knowledge management, information systems and library services development, including overseeing development and use of knowledge, promotion of... Read More →
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Chengetai Masango

Programme and Technology Manager, UN IGF Secretariat
Chengetai Masango is the Programme and Technology Manager at United Nations Secretariat for the Internet Governance Forum. | | He is a Co-Author of Internet Governance and the Information Society: Global Perspectives and European Dimensions and Effective work practices for software engineering: free/libre open source software development.

Remote Moderators

Wednesday September 3, 2014 9:00am - 10:30am
Workshop Room 01 (Rumeli Ground Floor / Room B1)

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