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Friday, September 5 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Main/Focus Session: Taking Stock

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The Taking Stock Main Session intends to reflect on the main outputs of the IGF Main Sessions:

  • Policies enabling access, growth and development on the Internet
  • Towards a common understanding of Network Neutrality
  • Evolution of Internet governance Ecosystem/ Role of the IGF, Netmundial, CSTD and UNGA, WSIS review, ITU, other fora and initiatives
  • Best Practices wrap-up
  • IANA functions: NTIA’s stewardship Transition and ICANN’s accountability process

The goal of the discussion is also to identify issues that lend themselves to ongoing inter-sessional work and to discuss ways to pursue the work:

  • Conclusions from the main discussions
  • Measuring how issues have advanced with concrete progress
  • Possible steps towards inter-sessional IGF work: soliciting input from amongst the national and regional IGFs as well as other Internet governance entities, launching new Best Practices tracks/Forums led by volunteers from all stakeholder groups, looking into the role of Dynamic Coalitions, etc.
  • Overall conclusions on the role of the IGF in the evolving Internet governance ecosystem.

Policy questions:

1.              Which issues from all identified would require immediate and full attention of policy makers and other stakeholders?

2.              What policy measures and private sector initiatives need to be taken in order to address

3.              Identified challenges and impediments

4.              Role of the IGF, including national and regional IGFs, in advancing these issues

5.              What issues from all identified need further inter-sessional work and who could be Lead Experts in coordinating the inter-sessional efforts


Prof. Osman Nuri Uçan, İstanbul Aydın University, Turkey


Janis Karklins, Chair of the IGF MAG and Open Consultations


•                Angelic Castilho (Diplomat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Suriname) and Richard Allan (Vice President, Public Policy, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Facebook): Main Session - Policies enabling access, growth and development on the Internet 

•                Markus Kummer (Senior Vice-President, ISOC): Main Session - Network Neutrality: Towards a Common Understanding of a Complex Issue

•                Marylin Cade (CEO, mCADE) and Subi Chaturvedi (Asstt Prof. Journalism & Comm, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi Univ): Main Session - Evolution of Internet Governance Ecosystem and the Role of the IGF

•                Bill Graham (Senior Fellow, CIGI): Main Session - Best Practices Wrap Up Main Session 

•                Carolina Aguerre (General Manager, LACTLD): Main Session - IANA functions: NTIA’s stewardship Transition and ICANN’s Accountability Process


                The Chair (Turkey) opens the session (5 min)

•                Janis Karklins introduces the session (5 min)

•                Panelists report on the Main Sessions listed above in 5-7 min/session (30 min in total)

•                Janis Karklins presents his takeaways from the IGF (15-20 min)

•                Q&A, interaction with the audience (25 min)

•                The Chair (Turkey) closes the session (5 min)

Remote moderator

Constance Bommelaer (Senior Director, Public Policy Partnerships, ISOC)

Feeder sessions

 •                Main Sessions listed above.


avatar for Carolina Aguerre

Carolina Aguerre

I'm a researcher at the Center for Technology and Society (CETYS) and Professor at the Universidad de San Andres in Buenos Aires. I was a MAG member from 2012 to 2014 and have been involved in Internet governance issues since the preparations for WSIS in 2004. I have held policy related positions in the past as G. M at LACTLD. I hold a PhD in Social Sciences from the University of Buenos Aires.

Richard Allan

Vice President, Public Policy, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Facebook

Angelic Castilho

Diplomat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Suriname

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 →

Bill Graham

Senior Fellow, CIGI

Markus Kummer

Senior Vice President, Internet Society
Markus Kummer is Senior Vice President of the Internet Society.   He has extensive experience with Internet policy at the global, regional, and national levels. Before joining the Internet Society in February 2011, he was the Executive Coordinator of the Secretariat supporting the United Nations' Internet Governance Forum. In February 2013, he was appointed by the United Nations as Interim Chair of the Open Consultations and meetings of... Read More →

Remote Moderators

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 Internet Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC) to the OECD. She also leads ISOC's engagement with UNESCO, WIPO, the G8, the G20 and the IGF. In 2010 and 2011 she was... Read More →

Friday September 5, 2014 11:00am - 12:30pm
Main Meeting Hall (Rumeli Ground Floor / Room A1 + A2)