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Wednesday, September 3 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
WS139: Evaluating MS Mechanisms to Address Governance Issues

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The evolution of Internet governance principles frameworks and accountability mechanisms has been the focus of considerable discussion in 2014. This process must proceed through careful analysis. Some governments highlighted concern about Internet-related policy issues for which they cannot identify relevant existing mechanisms. However, before concluding that new mechanisms should be created to address these issues, alternative options must be sought to ensure that changes would contribute to enhancing the security, stability, privacy, resiliency and interoperability of the Internet, and to economical and societal benefits.

This workshop will examine how governance/operational problems can be addressed in a manner that continues to safeguard the security and stability of the Internet. It will use a four-step process ICC-BASIS submitted to NETmundial.
1. A potential issue should be identified to the global stakeholder community, indicating the implications to governance and to determine whether the issue has already been addressed in an existing mechanism.
2. Upon assessment, proposed solutions should be described to the global stakeholder community.
3. Proposed solutions should be analysed to determine whether it would violate the principle of "first, do no harm" to the functionality, stability and interoperability of the global Internet.
4. Finally, solutions should be evaluated to determine potential effectiveness for addressing the issues and their potential for unintended consequences.

This workshop also will examine the WGEC mapping analysis and consider how to utilize the WGEC's work to enable a stakeholder to identify existing mechanisms - developed through private sector, (inter)-governmental organizations - to address governance issues.


Constance Bommelaer

Senior Director Global Policy Partnerships, Internet Society (ISOC)
Constance joined the Internet Society in 2006. She is currently Senior Director of Global Policy Partnerships and helps developing partnerships with international organizations as well as strategic positions on key Internet issues. In this role, she founded and now coordinates the... Read More →

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Samantha Dickinson

Internet governance consultant and writer, Lingua Synaptica
Samantha Dickinson is a writer and Internet governance consultant at Lingua Synaptica, with expertise in analyzing and explaining Internet-related issues under discussion at ICANN and at intergovernmental forums including the ITU, CSTD and UNGA. She live tweets Internet governance... Read More →
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Baher Esmat

Vice President, Global Stakeholder Engagement, Middle East, ICANN
Baher Esmat is a leading voice on Internet policy and regulatory issues in the Middle East. In his role as ICANN Regional Vice President, he is part of the advance guard of Internet proponents for a free, open and affordable Internet within the Arab world. A keen facilitator of collaboration... Read More →

Jandyr Santos Jr

Head of the Information Society Division, Ministry of External Relations Government of Brazil
Jandyr Santos Jr is a Brazilian diplomat. He joined the Ministry of External Relations of Brazil in 2000. Since then he alternated between overseas postings and positions in Brasilia. He served at the Brazilian Mission to the United Nations in New York, the Embassy of Brazil in New... Read More →

Joy Liddicoat

Human Rights Specialist, Internet and Human Rights, Association for Progressive Communications (APC)
Formerly a New Zealand Human Rights Commissioner, Joy Liddicoat has joined APC as project coordinator for the new Connect Your Rights! Internet Rights are Human Rights campaign. Joy’s work in human rights began in earnest in 2001 when she attended the World Conference on Racism... Read More →

Phil Rushton

Phil Rushton works in BT’s Technology and Service Operations Division where he has responsibility for contributing to BT’s compliance with regulatory requirements of the UK’s telecoms Act, focussing upon Standards, Numbering and Number Portability.  He has responsibility for... Read More →
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Barbara Wanner

Vice President, ICT Policy, U.S. Council for International Business
Barbara Wanner has more than 25 years of professional experience dealing with ICT policy, international trade, and foreign policy issues in both the public and private sectors.She currently serves as Vice President for ICT Policy at the US Council for International Business (USCIB... Read More →

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Constance Weise

Policy Manager, ICC’s Commission on the Digital Economy and its BASIS initiative
Constance Weise joined ICC in April 2011 to support the substantive policy work of ICC’s Commission on the Digital Economy and ICC’s initiative, Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS). Ms Weise joined ICC from London, UK, where she was working at the European... Read More →

Wednesday September 3, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
Workshop Room 09 (Rumeli -1 Floor / Room 6)

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