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
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
Closing: Ten minutes: Summary of key messages proposed for Taking Stock session: Rapporteurs
Remote Moderator: Yannis Li
- WS 139 Best practices Forum on developing meaningful multi-stakeholder participation mechanisms.
- WS140: The future of the Global and Regional IGFs post 2015