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Wednesday, September 3 • 9:00am - 10:30am
WS80: ccTLDs: partners in developing local “IG literacy”

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The successful evolution of the Internet has been depending on a flexible, decentralised, bottom-up and issue-driven set of interrelated governance processes open to participation by all stakeholders. During the past five years the dialogue on Internet governance has grown exponentially. As one of the Internet industry leader in their respective countries, most of the country code top-level domain operators have been proactively engaging in the Internet governance process. They have become one of the main avenues to reach out their local community on this matter.
The workshop aims to show best practice cases of ccTLDs that have facilitated the development of “IG-literacy” through initiatives that have contributed to feed the IG process with local input on the IG ecosystem and the need that it remains anchored to the principles of multi-stakeholderism, openness, transparency and accountability.
In the spirit and with the ultimate goal of assuring a constructive evolution of the current IG model, various ccTLDs have been playing key roles in the IG arena and helped enhancing the dialogue at multiple levels.
The workshop will be set in the form of a round table where panelists and attendees will be given ample room for discussion. Central in the discussion will be the identification of difficulties and opportunities to engage the local community in an Internet Governance debate.
A dedicated social media campaign will be enforced to ensure the broadest possible participation before, during and after the workshop.

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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.

Pierre Bonis

Currently deputy CEO at Afnic, the French registry for .fr and technical backend for 17 new gTLDs, Pierre Bonis begun at the French foreign affairs ministry, where he was in charge of ICT international cooperation. He participated to the two phases of the WSIS, in charge of the digital divide. In 2008, he joins Afnic as partnerships and new products manager. In 2009, he becomes counselor to the French minister for digital economy, and later... Read More →

Mohamed El-Bashir

Mohamed El Bashir is an active Internet user and expert. He has been active within ICANN since 2001, when he managed Sudan's ccTLD ".SD" Re-delegation process, .SD is currently managed by Sudan Internet Society, an organization which he established.

Mohamed served as a Council member in ICANN's Country Code Supporting Organization "ccNSO" (2004 to 2008), member of ICANN's Board At Large Advisory Committee "ALAC" (2007 to 2011) and was a... Read More →

Demi Getschko

Dr. Demi Getschko is the Director and President of NIC.br and a former member of the ICANN Board. Dr. Getschko has been involved in Internet development since 1987 and was the part of the team that created the first Internet connection in Brazil. He has been the administrative contact for .br since 1989, and a member of the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee since 1995. He has been involved in ISOC since 1995 and is currently the... Read More →

Manuel Haces

Mr Manuel Haces is Prospective Manager for NIC.MX. In this capacity he is responsible for political affairs, prospective research and corporate intelligence at the registry. Before joining the ccTLD he was a researcher at the School of Government and Public Policies at the University "TEC de Monterrey". As a political scientist he has experience in the re-design of government agencies, regulatory analysis and organizational strategy.

Hiro Hotta

Director, Japan Registry Services Co., Ltd.
Director of JPRS, a .JP ccTLD Registry, since 2001. He is responsible for corporate planning and administration of JPRS.  He has actively participated and lead discussions in ICANN as a ccNSO Councilor, and in APTLD (Asia Pacific TLD Association) as a Board member.  He is also known as his speciality in IDN and has been active in various Working Groups and Committees of ICANN.
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Annebeth Lange

Special Adviser International Policy, UNINETT NORID AS
Previous Head of Legal and Policy, NORID, the Norwegian Registry for Domain Names ( from September 2007 to 2016). Responsible for all contact with public authorities and universities, legal work and development of the name policy of .no. NORID’s representative in ICANN through ccNSO, in CENTR , IGF and other international organizations and meetings. Changed position in May 2016 to Special Adviser International Policy, leaving the responsibility... Read More →

Mikhail Medrish

Chairman of the Board, Coordination Center for Russian CC TLDs
Chairman of the Board, Coordination Center for Russian CC TLDs. A renowned industry expert and practitioner, Mikhail Medrish has been the CTO with largest Russian ISPs. He was the technical leader of the first Russian project of mass broadband Internet access services and IP TV, organized on the basis of ADSL technology and headed the Technical Division of AKADO - Europe's largest operator of broadband access to the Internet using HFC/DOCSIS... Read More →

Vika Mpisane

Chief Executive Officer and Board member, ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA)
Vika Mpisane is the Chief Executive Officer and Board member of the ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA), the country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) Manager for South Africa’s domain - ZA. He is a former Board member and Chairperson/President of AfTLD. Since 2009, he is serving as one of the ICANN ccNSO councillors. He is also a member of the dotAfrica Steering Committee and Project Team, and one of his current projects is the recent launch of... Read More →

Wednesday September 3, 2014 9:00am - 10:30am
Workshop Room 03 (Rumeli -1 Floor / Room 1)

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