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Tuesday, September 2 • 9:30am - 11:00am
Orientation Session

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Brief Description

Orientation sessions are intended for both newcomers to the IGF and those who are already involved but would need to get a more holistic view of Internet governance. It gathers experts, fellows, decision-makers and practitioners to engage meaningfully by discussing actors and topics related to Internet governance. The session will be interactive, educative, inclusive, at the same time creative and fun, it will be open but also guided in order to be effective.

Set up: U-shape seating

Interpretation is provided for the Orientation Session.

Participants:  Newcomers and IGFers’

Main questions:  

●        What is the history WSIS and IGF and mandate of the IGF?

●        How does diplomacy play in the global Internet governance? What are the main IG-related process and actors involved?

●        How to navigate the IGF to get the best out of it and for it?

●        How to stay involved with the IGF and IG process beyond IGF2014?

Time: 90 mins

Session outline:

9.30-10.00  Part 1:  Diplomacy, process and actors

●        A brief overview of the WSIS process and other IG-related processes 

●        Role and mandate of the IGF and MAG

●        Multistakeholder model and roles

Q&A and discussion

10.00-10.30  Part 2:  Navigating the IGF

●        Navigating through IGF: providing practical hints and inputs on how to navigate the IGF during the meeting; (main sessions, workshops, best practice forums, remote participation, corridors, etc.)

●        How to choose the workshops (color codes)

●        How to benefit from the IGF?

●        How to contribute to the IGF?

Q&A and discussion

10.30-11.00  Part 3:  Involvement beyond 2014

●        Joining the MAG and the IGF2015 preparations

●        Role of national & regional IGFs

●        Inclusiveness: Involving the persons with disabilities, youth and indigenous groups

●        Capacity building mechanisms and programmes

●        Continued Engagement - e-participation, mailing list

●        Other opportunities

Q&A and discussion


Veronica Cretu

Open Government Institute, Moldova & MAG member

Vladimir Radunovic

Director, E-diplomacy Programmes, DiploFoundation
Mr Vladimir Radunović has been the Programme Coordinator and a lecturer in Internet governance and e-diplomacy with DiploFoundation since 2005. He also serves as a Member of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) of the UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) since 2012. He has actively participated in the global process since World Summit on Information Society in 2003, and has been a lecturer and key resource person in number of online and... Read More →


Ricardo Pedraza Barrios

CEO and Founder, LATAM Consulting Services & MAG Member

Fatima Cambronero

Research Director, AGEIA DENSI Argentina

Subi Chaturvedi

Assistant Professor, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi University
Currently an assistant professor of journalism at the Lady Shri Ram College for Women (LSR), Delhi University, Subi Chaturvedi is also an active research scholar at the Indian Institute of technology (IIT-D). She is widely published on New Media Technology, its social shaping and impact of internet on society and issues of global governance. A media & communication teacher-trainer by profession, a photographer, filmmaker by training; &... Read More →

Nick Dagostino

UN IGF Secretariat
Nick is an intern and liaison for the IGF Secretariat. He is currently finishing his masters degree at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, specializing in global markets and Internet governance.

Raul Echeberria

Vice President, Global Engagement, ISOC
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Tracy Hackshaw

Vice Chair, Internet Society Trinidad & Tobago Chapter
Connect with me on LinkedIn (www.tracyhackshaw.com)

Towela Nyirenda Jere

Programmes Manager, NEPAD Agency
I am a graduate of the inaugural ISOC Next Generation Leaders Programme; have completed several Internet Governance training programmes offered by the Diplo Foundation (Introductory and Advanced phases; Internet Governance Strategy, Policy and Research); have attended the European Summer School on Internet Governance (Euro-SSIG) and have received fellowships from ICANN and AfriNIC; I was instrumental in getting the NEPAD Agency’s... Read More →
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Jovan Kurbalija

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

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.

Ginger (Virginia) Paque

IG Programmes, DiploFoundation
Ms Virginia (Ginger) Paque was born in the United States, but lived in Venezuela for more than 35 years. An educator and administrator by profession, she has 25 years’ experience in business and manufacturing systems consulting. As a board member of the United Nations Association of Venezuela, her work as the Venezuelan member of the World Federation of United Nations Associations Task Force on WSIS brought her into the world of IG during the... Read More →

Remote Moderators

Tuesday September 2, 2014 9:30am - 11:00am
Main Meeting Hall (Rumeli Ground Floor / Room A1 + A2)

Attendees (98)