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Wednesday, September 3 • 2:30pm - 6:00pm
Inter-regional Dialogue Session

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Inter Regional and National Dialogue

Wednesday, Sept 3, 2014

Room  B2, Rumeli Ground Floor

Time: 2:30 - 6 p.m.


The 2014 National/Regional IGF Initiatives session at IGF Istanbul 2014 is a focused interactive session with engagement of coordinators and participants from the national and regional IGF Initiatives, and others interested or engaged in the Initiatives. There are two segments, with Segment one focusing identifying issue commonalities and differences across the Initiatives and with the IGF. The second segment raises ideas and perspectives for how Initiatives collaborate and influence the IGF.   A key output from the session will be recommendations for how the national and regional IGF Initiatives can draw from, and contribute into the IGF going forward.


National and Regional IGF Initiatives continue to grow in numbers, and to diversity in their focus, and contribution to Internet governance.   Initially launched in just a few countries and primarily focused on preparation to participate in the IGF, the national and regional IGF Initiatives are now a predictable and stable intercessional contributory platform.  In 2014, 11 IGF Initiatives self identified as regional IGF Initiatives; 20 identified as national IGF Initiatives; and four ‘other’ Initiatives, all of whom were focused on youth are listed on the intgovforum.org list of Initiatives.  These Initiatives have a proven track record of reoccurring sessions annually, and provide linkages to their communities from what is happening in the IGF consultation and planning process.


The Inter-national/regional session builds on what has now become a key track during the IGF, and will provide a report into the Emerging Issues/Taking Stock session.



Welcoming Remarks:  Janis Karklins, Chair of MAG

Comments from IGF Secretariat: Chengetai Masango


Co Organizers: Marilyn Cade and Ricardo Pedraza-Barrios (ConsultantLATAM ICT Consulting Services): Introduction of Moderators

-Ellen Strickland

-Christine Arida

-Sandra Hoferichter
-Laura Hutchison

Moderators outline Format for Sessions:




Segment I: Total time allocated: 100 min including introductory statements

This interactive session will focus on brief 3 minutes for first round/statements focused on the following questions and priorities. 


Regional / National IGFs exchange on Key Issues and Messages for each Initiative: What issues in the IGF 2014 were addressed? Key messages?

-   Themes or issues that emerged from individual 2014 events unique from IGF themes

-       Impact of external events or occurrences, such as WSIS +10, ICANN IANA Transition, NETmundial, etc, on your Initiative


Invited 3 minute comments from Feeder Workshops[Contacts invited]


  Segment 2: Final 60 Min segment:

-       Include all in room in discussion of Messages and Recommendations for further consideration on

  • What are the key messages to the IGF 2014 Taking Stock Session?
  • Ideas to further strengthen interactive exchanges between national and regional Initiatives and IGF on messages, Issues, and key challenges? E.g. How should National and Regional IGF Initiatives contribute to the consultation for IGF 2015?


Closing: Ten minutes: Summary of key messages proposed for Taking Stock session: Rapporteurs



Remote Moderator: Yannis Li


Feeder workshops:

-       WS 139  Best practices Forum on developing meaningful multi-stakeholder participation mechanisms.

-       WS140: The future of the Global and Regional IGFs post 2015 



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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... Read More →


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... Read More →

Remote Moderators

Wednesday September 3, 2014 2:30pm - 6:00pm EEST
Workshop Room 02 (Rumeli Ground Floor / Room B2)

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