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Program - 9th Annual Symposium
8:30 - 9:00 Welcome and introductions
9:00 – 10:30 Theoretical session: Conceptual/Definitional papers
• Carolina Aguerre. A framework for national mechanisms on Internet governance
• Kirsten Gollatz, Jeanette Hofmann and Christian Katzenbach. Internet Governance as an Analytical Concept
• Rolf Weber, Proliferation of “Internet governance”
11:00 – 12:30 Emerging scholar session: Institutional innovation in Internet governance
• Andreas Kuehn. A New Paradigm in Securing Software Vulnerabilities – An Institutional Analysis of Emerging Bug Bounty Programs and their Implications for Cybersecurity and Internet Governance
• Uta Meier-Hahn. Internet interconnection: how economic sociology can inform the discourse on internet governance
• Trisha Meyer. Access and Control: The Political Economy of Online Copyright Enforcement in the European Union
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 3:00 Interactive session: Multistakeholder governance and its alternatives
• Mark Raymond, Laura Denardis and Fen Hampson. The Emergence of Contention in Global Internet Governance
• Aaron van Klyton and Kerry Holden. Internet Governance and the African city
• Derrick Cogburn. Uncovering the Conceptual Antecedents of the NETMundial Outcome Document on the Future of Global Internet Governance
3:30 – 5:00 Interactive session: The DNS and global Internet governance
• Hong Xue. Trademark Protection at the Top-Level Domains: A Legal Review of the Trademark Right Objections in ICANN New gTLD Program
• Patricia Vargas-Leon and Andreas Kuehn. Political Economy of Critical Internet Resources: South America vs. Amazon, Inc.: The battle for .AMAZON)
• Kenneth Merrill. A Marketplace of Networks: Power and counter-power in the DNS
• Association for Progressive Communication
• Center for Technology and Society, Getulio Vargas Foundation
• Diplo Foundation
• Internet Policy Observatory, Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania
9:00-9:15 Opening and overview of the day - Mr. Virgílio Almeida and Ms. Anriette Esterhuysen
9:15 – 10.45 *Round-table 1: NETmundial multistakeholder model: organizing the meeting, getting contributions, configuring the participation and building the agenda *
In this round-table session, panelists will describe different aspects of the NETmundial process (committees, drafting activities, consensus building) and will present their views on how it can strengthen the Internet Governance multistakeholder model. Special attention will be on the contributions received, the registration process and the discussions mainly at the EMC (Executive Multistakeholder Committee)
- Mr. Virgílio Almeida (NETmundial chairman): Overall description of the NETmundial multistakeholder model – process, committees and drafting exercise (15 min)
- Mr. Raul Echeberría and Mr. Demi Getschko (Co-Chairs of the EMC): The work of the EMC – benefits and challenges (5 min each)
- Mr. Adam Peake and Ms. Marilia Maciel (EMC, civil society) (10 min each)
- Mr. Zahid Jamil (EMC, private sector) (10 min)
- Open debate (20 min)
10:45-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:30 *Round-table 2: The "NETmundial multistakeholder statement" *
This session will debate the construction of "NETmundial Multistakeholder Statement". While describing the specific sessions of the outcome document, panelists will present their assessment of the principles and roadmap agreed during the meeting, the participacion of the HLMC (High-Level Multistakeholder Commitee) and how these can influence Internet Governance. In particular, the round-table will discuss the NETmundial recommendations for improvement of the IGF.
- Ambassador Benedicto Fonseca Filho (Ministry of External Relations Brazil): Overall description of the NETmundial outcome document – principles and roadmap (10 min)
- Ms. Kathy Brown (President – Internet Society): The assessment of ISOC (10 min)
- Ms. Jeanette Hofmann (Member of the HLMC): The role of the HMC (10 min)
- Mr. Joseph Alhadeff (Representative from the private sector at the HLMC) The role of the HLMC (10 min)
- Mr. Alan Marcus (WEF), Mr. Fadi Chehade (ICANN) and Mr. Janis Karklins (Ambassador of Latvia) about NETmundial Initiative (10 min each)
- Open Debate (20 min)
12:30-13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 - 14:30 *Achieving bottom-up and multistakeholder outcomes from global IG policy discussions: Extracting lessons from NETmundial*
Presentation of the results of the research initiative conducted by CTS/FGV, APC and Diplo, including a survey of NETmundial participants
Speakers: Marilia Maciel, Vladimir Radunovic, Renato Leite, Deborah Brown
Moderators: Carlos Afonso
14:30-16:00 *Book launch— **Beyond NETmundial: The Roadmap for Institutional Improvements to the Global Internet Governance Ecosystem* (organized by the Internet Policy Observatory, Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania)
Moderator: William J. Drake (U. Zurich)
Speakers: Jeremy Malcolm (EFF) ; Markus Kummer (Internet Society) ; Lea Kaspar (Global Partners Digital) ; Anriette Esterhuysen (APC) ; Carlos Affonso Pereira de Souza (ITS) ; Emma Llansó and Matt Shears (CDT) ; Wolfgang Kleinwächter (U. Aarhus)
The publication is free and available for downloading here:
16:00-16:15 Coffee Break
16:15-17:15 *Open moderated dialogue on the NETmundial Initiative and operationalizing the NETmundial principles and roadmap* (organized by APC, CTS/FGV, CGI.br and Diplo and supported by the IDRC)
Moderator: Anriette Esterhuysen and Raul Echeberría
17:15-18:15 *Open moderated dialogue on strengthening the IGF* (organized by APC, CTS/FGV CGI.br, and Diplo)
Moderators: Anja Kovacs and Markus Kummer
Resource people for the open dialogues:
Carlos Affonso Pereira de Souza
NOTE: Resource persons may be called upon by the moderator(s) to provide a reflection on a specific discussion thread.
18:15-18:45 *Summary of the Day and linkages to the IGF program*
Comments: Anriette Esterhuysen, Marilia Maciel, Carlos Afonso, Vladimir Radunovic, Raul Echeberría, Markus Kummer, Joe Alhadeff
Moderator: William J. Drake
European Network between Belgian and Romanian colleges to improve education through ICT.
Speaker: Professor Anne-Marie Laulan (female), CNRS-ICC
How young displaced Syrians use Raspberry Pi to create a future for themselves?
Professor May ABDALLAH (female), Beirut, Lebanon, international e-diaspora specialist
Mr. Farid Toumi (Agadir, Morrocco), specialist in Berber language on the internet through the diaspora
Consultation on the CSTD ten-year review of WSIS:
Latin American and the Caribbean perspective
The Economic and Social Council has tasked the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) with conducting a ten-year review of the progress made in the implementation of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) outcomes.* As part of this review, the Economic and Social Council requested the Commission to collect inputs from all stakeholders. The objective of this consultation is to provide opportunity to stakeholders from the Latin America and the Caribbean region to share any experiences and insights believed to be of value for the ten-year review.
The discussion will center around the following questions:
Ms. Mervi Kultamaa, WSIS Coordinator, Science, Technology and ICTs Branch, Division on Technology and Logistics, UNCTAD
Mr. David Souter, Managing Director, ICT Development Associates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Ms. Gisela Kopper, Minister of Science, Technology and Telecommunications of Costa Rica
Ms. Olga Cavalli, Vice-chair of the working group on Internet governance of the Plan of Action for the Information Society and Knowledge in Latin America and the Caribbean (eLAC)
* More information of the CSTD's ten-year review of the implementation of WSIS outcomes is available at: http://unctad.org/en/Pages/CSTD/WSIS-10yearReview.aspx
The .ORG is one of the globally identified domains, which have been shaping the identity of numerous global communities such as businesses, educational and academic institutions, large scale and small scale enterprises, communities, campaigns and individuals. Numerous entities all over the world today rely on the .ORG extension to propagate their various objectives ranging from strictly economic, commercial to more widespread political and social causes.
Globally across the Internet, the .ORG domain epitomizes a symbol of trust, global recognition, integrity, reliability and a tool to give that much needed edge for any organization to become visible and carve an identity in the highly networked information age today. The information producers and consumers on the web today not only strive to seek a virtual face and identity, but also seek an identity that, will speak volumes for the entity it represents to validate its authenticity. This is where the .ORG has been successful over the years in creating a benchmark standard for an organization’s visibility and credibility over the Internet.
The voluntary segment in India has been prominent since the post-independence days. However, these groups achieved a status of “non-governmental organization” (NGO) only in the 1980s. NGOs have had a huge role to play in India’s democratic functioning of the society by means of aiding Government agencies in addressing grassroots level issues or by bridging gaps in various development aspects of the society. Hence, these bodies come second in line to the government in terms of possessing huge amounts of information laying in the bottom most segment of the society.
India is home to more than 3.3 million NGOs, Self-help groups and other such units. However, more than 70% of them do not have a virtual face despite doing substantial ground work and having huge repository of information and content probably due to lack of funds, lack of accessibility to resources and lack of awareness. All this accumulates to the volumes of information that is just waiting to be showcased and tapped!
The Digital Empowerment Foundation who, actively works in information dissemination, community empowerment and digital content creation at the bottom most level using ICTs, found it necessary to tap such institutions and equip them with ICT and Internet tools to create a virtual presence and identity.
DEF along with Public Interest Registry (PIR) conceptualized the “eNGO” programme to address these issues. The “eNGO” is a web enabled facility for civil society and non-governmental organizations working at grassroots level to harness the power of modern information and communication technologies to help in dissemination of information, reach out to a wider audience and overall help achieve a holistic ICT integrated development in the communities served by these organizations.
The “eNGO” program since its inception has seen empowered over 2000 NGOs across India, Africa and South Eastern Countries and registered and created the much needed virtual presence and identity that has been lacking for these entities owing to lack of funds or awareness.
The session will make an effort to explain how eNGO programme has enabled grassroots organizations to not only must an entity have a virtual face and identity, the identity must also be such that it invokes a sense of recognition, integrity about its goals and trust and helps the organization achieve the visibility that it seeks. While the global world goes about creating online identities for information exchange and networking, only those organizations that have identities to vouch for their trustworthiness and reliability of the source of information will gain the extra mileage.
Format: Open session and small group work with moderator. The session will begin with brief comments by participant on priorities for this drafting process and then break-out groups.
The Internet Society decided to establish a legal structure with the objective of achieving stable and sustainable funding for the IGF. The constituent General Assembly of the Internet Governance Forum Support Association, as it will be named, will be held on 1 September, 12:30-14:00 in Room 4. Main objective of the Association will be to raise funds to contribute to the United Nations IGF Trust Fund and support related activities. The Association will provide a complementary funding mechanism to the IGF Trust Fund and will also fund national and regional IGF initiatives and additional fellowships for participation in IGF-related meetings at national, regional and global levels.
The prevailing myth that the Internet is akin to the “Wild West”, unruly and unmanageable, and that this is somehow a virtue, is outdated, at odds with the objective of creating a ubiquitous and trusted environment which everybody can use with confidence. We all want the online world to be safe just as we do the offline.
The needs and interests of a range of vulnerable groups, perhaps particularly our children, are of major concern in this context but in truth this matters to all of us both as citizens and consumers. To date, too often anyone who proposes new approaches to addressing risks and challenges on the Internet is tagged with the unjustified moniker of “censor” or as someone who wants to hamper or restrict innovation. Freedom of expression, the rule of law, and rational approaches to promote a safe, secure and sustainable Internet are mutually reinforcing, and as time moves on they have to be reconciled.
This session will discuss these challenges and look at how all stakeholders, including Internet intermediaries, have a role to play in addressing them while advancing trust in the Internet so that it can continue to flourish. Among other things specifically the meeting will address:
1. Personal data theft
2. The consumer harm associated with counterfeit and pirate sites
3. The distribution of child abuse images online
Objective: Meeting for Seed Alliance recipients (FIRE, FRIDA and ISIF Asia). Coordination of evaluation, research communications and resource mobilization activities.
The Seed Alliance is a collaboration established by AFRINIC, APNIC and Lacnic to support their regional grants and awards programs, FIRE, ISIF Asia and FRIDA, covering Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America and the Caribbean, respectively. The regional programs select award winners every year through a competitive process. The award package consists of a cash prize plus travel grants to IGF events (regional and/or global).
During the IGF in Nairobi, back in 2011, the ISIF Asia awards ceremony was included as part of the IGF agenda. The Seed Alliance regional partners joint efforts and conducted their awards ceremony together at the IGF in Baku as well as last year in Bali. The Awards ceremony has also being planned for 2014, details to be confirmed.
Seed Alliance Award Winners will be at the IGF for the awards ceremony and to participate at the IGF sessions. The program partners want to make the most out of this rare opportunity for a private meeting to be held on the afternoon of Day 0, to strength their capacities on:
1. How to identify and foster innovation in their organization. How to keep innovating.
2. Improve their understanding of evaluation and the benefits an evaluation approach can bring to a project/organization.
3. Get the latest updates on how to communicate the findings of their research, how to share project updates, project outcomes and impact assessments.
4. Improve their understanding of different mechanisms available for resource mobilization to secure funding needed to conduct new research and/or scale-up successful projects, according to their needs.
5. Tips to be able to expand their network of contacts at the IGF to make the most out of the networking opportunity.
The session will be structured as a facilitated workshop, were participants will receive keynote presentations on the different topics and will have the opportunity to work through questions, exercises and group discussions.
* This event is a private meeting for Seed Alliance Award winners and grant recipients.
Chair: Youth representing the Insafe network;
Assistant chair: Janice Richardson, Senior Advisor at Brussels-based European Schoolnet
In today’s society, children move seemingly seamlessly in and out of the rapidly evolving online social web, almost as soon as they are able to walk and talk. Wearable technology is fast coming into vogue and technology in our homes may well soon monitor our daily activities. As a USA Supreme Court judge recently ruled in a landmark decision on cyber-rights, our mobile phone has become “the sum of an individual’s private life” . In parallel with these developments, discussions on the online well-being of children on the internet have moved from their protection against harmful content and contacts to protection of their fundamental rights and responsibilities. The pendulum has now swung from safety to citizenship. What skills do children and young people need to develop if they are to cope with the challenges of a connected society, what is the role of the public, private and civil sectors, and of families and schools, in building these skills? How do we share the responsibility and what role does internet governance play?
The session will begin with each of 6 panellists setting out their priorities in a 5-minute plenary presentation to show the direction in which they would like their group to work. Participants will then choose a group to which they will actively contribute. The aim is to define and prioritise key aspects, roles and strategies in an interactive logical framework maitrix. A final plenary summary will enable participants to vote electronically on their priorities. Remote participants will be encouraged to contribute actively throughout the whole session.
Refreshment will be served after the workshop as a means of encouraging ongoing discussion and networking.
• Subject matter expected to be discussed.
- Issues raised by very young children going online
- The increasing amount of cyberhate – is it an issue?
- The reframing of the risks/opportunities agenda in terms of children’s rights
- The challenge of new/smart/personal devices
Type of session: capacity building session with panel and interactive discussions
Evaluation Assessment Criteria: level of interactive discussion and voting; number of blogs and tweets; short on-site evaluation by participants; take-up of ideas in IGF sessions on child protection, education, children’s rights; value of logical framework matrix in coming months.
Persons with disabilities and older persons represent an average of 15% of any country's population. Most IGF members involved in promoting Internet usage in their respective countries face challenges of low levels of Internet adoption amongst these groups. The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is the first Human Rights Treaty of this millennium. A majority of countries participating in IGF have also ratified the CRPD which compels governments to implement policies that promote accessibility and encourage usage of the Internet amongst persons with disabilities.
Global surveys have demonstrated that a critical success factor for implementation is the multi-stakeholder participation in policy making. Based on those findings and the mandates of the CRPD, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (G3ict) have just released model policies for ICT accessibility that place strong emphasis and suggest specific processes to developing policies based upon multi-stakeholder engagement.
The joint G3ict/DCAD workshop will be reporting on good practices and global data on multi-stakeholder engagement which demonstrate how such engagement can lead to better planning, implementation and results. The workshop will also discuss how multi-stakeholder engagement can be equally effective at both the international and national level, based upon the experiences of international agencies and standard development organizations such as ITU, G3ict, W3C, WIPO and UNESCO.
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’
● 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
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
The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Outcome Documents and the UN General Assembly Resolution 60/252 resolved to conduct an overall review of the implementation of the Summit Outcomes in 2015. In this context, building upon the outcomes of the UN Group on the Information Society (UNGIS) Open Consultations on WSIS+10, including the UNGIS Plan of Action for WSIS+10 and multistakeholder guidance provided at the WSIS Forum 2012 and 2013, ITU’s Membership (PP-10 Resolution 172 and ITU Council Resolution 1334 (Mod. 2013), resolved to hold an ITU Coordinated WSIS+10 High-Level Event in 2014 and to establish a preparatory process based on the open and inclusive WSIS+10 Multistakeholder Preparatory Platform (WSIS+10 MPP), tasked to elaborate drafts of two Outcome Documents for endorsement by the WSIS+10 High-Level Event:
• WSIS+10 Statement on the Implementation of WSIS Outcomes
• WSIS+10 Vision for WSIS Beyond 2015
The multistakeholder WSIS+10 High-Level Event, an extended version of the WSIS Forum was held from 10 to 13 June 2014 (Pre- events: 9 June 2014) at the ITU Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The event was co-organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD with the engagement of other UN Agencies, including FAO, ILO, ITC, UNDESA, UNODC, UPU, UN Women, WMO, WHO, WFP, WIPO and UN Regional Commissions.
This session serves as an information session on the WSIS+10 High-level Event and will provide an opportunity to learn more about the Event and the outcomes of the Event.
The open Internet enables people from different countries and different cultures, who speak different languages and have different stories to tell, who have different perspectives, understandings and ambitions, to share the content that they create with the global network. Local content development is important and should be encouraged; the social, cultural and economic opportunities available to us are greater if we can search the world’s diversity in creative thought online, as opposed to if we all consume the same content.
This Best Practice Forum session will focus on how to create an enabling environment for the development of local content. It is the culmination of a two-month online discussion in which a diverse group of stakeholders contributed on-the-ground stories and exchanged views about policies that directly and indirectly encourage the development of local content. The issue is multifaceted and complex, with many different moving parts. To give orientation to the discussion, a three-part framing of the issue emerged, where contributors were asked to share best practices under the following areas:
Internet Infrastructure - The state of the Internet service provision industry, including the presence of Internet Exchange Points (IXPs), data centres, and the status of international and domestic capacity, etc.
Legislative and regulatory landscape - The effect of legislation and policy in the fields of copyright, cultural preservation, telecommunications, etc.
Human capabilities and capacities - The degree of digital literacy in the locale, of web accessibility, and the presence of innovation hubs, etc.
It is considered that the policy initiatives that are designed to encourage local content development will be most successful when they are coordinated across these three areas.
After several weeks of robust discussion among listserv participants, it became apparent that while there are a number of policies that indirectly contribute to the development of local content — for example a policy requiring all government data to be stored in-country will support the development of local hosting, which in turn will decrease latency and make it easier for people to up and download content — there are not many examples of policies which directly facilitate the development of local content. This session, the success of which will depend on active audience participation, will focus on sharing ideas about these unidentified, and yet-to-be-created, policies.
The session will be moderated by the two Lead Experts who have led the local content discussion over the past two months, with short presentations provided by a handful of discussion participants. Interactivity with the audience is paramount, and all stakeholders are graciously encouraged to attend.
In today’s Internet age, online safety is an important issue. With the continuous evolution of technology, society is evolving itself in an unprecedented way, towards the point where everyone and everything is connected all the time. Although there is an increasing trend in the number of people online, there seems to be a gap between children and parents in terms of Internet use and knowledge. As children have specific needs and vulnerabilities with regard to online safety, they should be empowered. Children are spending ever-greater amounts of time working on and playing with computers. Children aged 6 to 11 years have access to the Internet and online technologies with an increasing rate. Awareness is important for parents in protecting their children against inappropriate content and possible damages on cyberspace. Thus, safer use of Internet is vital for families, educators, and all individuals in society.
It is known that, in line with the guidelines of the UN Resolution 44-25 and the Tunis Commitment emphasizing the role of ICTs in the protection of children, many global and national initiatives have been set up in order to promote and protect child online safety and various best practices on the subject have emerged. Awareness rising is an important aspect of these initiatives.
As child online safety has many aspects, a multistakeholder approach, including close cooperation between governmental institutions, network operators, Internet service providers, ICT industry and non-governmental organizations are of significant importance. This session will discuss the role of various stakeholders in child online protection, as well as best practice solutions for making Internet a safer place for children and current challenges faced when implementing such solutions.
Discussions on concrete examples, with an emphasis on the pros and cons for each of them, will be held.
Goal: Launch the IGF with a panel that frames each of IGF2014's sub-themes by highlighting related topical issues as well as provide participants with tasters for how these sub-themes will be addressed during the rest of the IGF.
Duration: 1.5 hours with about half of this time dedicated to discussion.
Format: A moderated panel made up of speakers with expertise on the sub-themes complemented by organizers or panelists of other main sessions. Inputs will be kept short. The moderator will be assisted by people with roving mikes in the room.
The session will be opened by panelists giving a 5 minute input on topical and controversial issues relevant to the sub-themes (7x5 = 35 minutes)
Questions from floor and debate among speakers (35 minutes)
The session will also provide an overview of how the subthemes will be covered at IGF2014.
Topics to be covered:
Sub-themes for IGF 2014
a) POLICIES ENABLING ACCESS
Speaker: Rohan Samarajiva, LirneAsia, Sri Lanka
Rohan will provide a bird's eye view on progress and challenges in achieving affordable access for all. He will highlight controversial issues that came up in the last year, such as:
Virat Bhatia will provide a review of how the topic will be discussed at the IGF 2014 at workshops and in the 'access' main session.
b) CONTENT CREATION, DISSEMINATION AND USE
Speaker: Stuart Hamilton, International Federation of Library Associations
Stuart will provide a lead in to some of the IG issues related to content creation and distribution such as copyright, digital rights, business models for local content creation and content in local languages, cross border issues, user generated content etc.He will also provide an overview of how the topic is being covered at IGF 2014.
c) THE INTERNET AS AN ENGINE FOR GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT
Speaker: Jacquelynn Ruff, Vice President – International Public Policy, Verizon
The speaker will highlight achievements, but also the ongoing exclusions. The internet has given rise to new business models, and new businesses, new ways of learning and trading. Are we maximizing potential of the internet as tool for creating a more just, equal, peaceful world? If not why not?
d) IGF & THE FUTURE OF THE INTERNET ECOSYSTEM
Speaker: Benedicto Fonseca Filho, Ministy of Foreign Affairs, Government of Brazil
The speaker will summarize the 'state' and 'status' of mulitstakeholder approaches to IG and reflect on its evolution, maturity, uptake, and legitimacy. The input should cover:
Subi Chaturvedi will give a short outline of what will be covered in the focus session that deals with this topic.
e) ENHANCING DIGITAL TRUST and f) INTERNET AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Speakers: Walid Al-Saqaf, Program Director Master of Global Journalism (MAGJ), Ãrebro University, Sweden and Joy Liddicoat, Human Rights Specialist, Association for Progressive Communications
Censorship and blocking of sites becoming common place. So has surveillance. The speakers will reflect on current trends, particularly since the mid-2013 revelations, and the Bali IGF in October 2013. What are the trends? Can the Internet be trusted? Who decides what is in the public interest? Are measures by States to make the internet more 'safe and secure' achieving their intended results? What are the costs? What are the rights implications? What are the implications for an open and unfragmented internet?
The speakers will clarify what is meant by 'the Internet and human rights' and how this issue has evolved, particularly with regard to the right to privacy and the recent report of the High Commissioner for Human Right's report on the 'The Right to Privacy in the Digital Age'.
Joy Liddicoat will also outline how this topic will be covered at IGF2014.
g) EMERGING ISSUES: Network Neutrality and Best Practice Forums
Speaker: Markus Kummer
Markus will provide an overview of why network neutrality issue is so topical at this time and provide an overview of how it is being addressed at the IGF2014. He will also introduce a new innovation at IGF 2014: Best Practice Forums – a mechanism to crowd source best practices in Internet governance and policy-making from the IGF community.
h) CRITICAL INTERNET RESOURCES
Speaker: Marilia Maciel, Centre for Technology and Society, Fundação Getulio Vargas
A very brief overview of the NTIA announcement, its implications, its scope, what has happened since, and what challenges and opportunities it presents.
Susan Chalmers, one of the MAG members organising the IANA panel will provide an overview of what will be covered, and other workshops dealing with this issue at the IGF.
Prof. Dr. Kerem Alkin, Rector, Nişantaşı University and Member of the Internet Improvement Board, Chairman of MOBILSIAD (NGO), Turkey
Jeanette Hofmann, Director of the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, supported by Anriette Esterhuysen, Executive Director, APC
Rohan Samarajiva, LirneAsia, Sri Lanka
Benedicto Fonseca Filho, Ministy of Foreign Affairs, Government of Brazil
Stuart Hamilton, International Federation of Library Associations
Jacquelynn Ruff, Vice President – International Public Policy, Verizon
Marilia Maciel, Centre for Technology and Society, Fundação Getulio Vargas
Walid Al-Saqaf, Program Director Master of Global Journalism (MAGJ), Ãrebro University, Sweden
Joy Liddicoat, Human Rights Specialist, Association for Progressive Communications
Additional people to give input on the main sessions they are organising and how the relevant sub-themes are addressed at IGF2014:
Virat Bhatia (Access)
Subi Chaturvedi (Ecosystem)
Susan Chalmers (IANA transition)
Markus Kummer (NetNeutrality and Best Practice Forums)
Emilar Vushe, APC Africa Policy Coordinator, Zimbabwe (confirmed)
Not entirely applicable as this takes place before most workshop, and relates to most workshops as the panel addressed all sub-themes.
This Open Forum will introduce the Internet Society (ISOC) and its mission, which is to promote an open, accessible, reliable, and resilient Internet around the world. We will describe how our teams work with partners on issues related to open standards, IXP development, facilitation of enabling environments, and how we address policy and regulatory matters in a variety of fora to promote an open Internet for everyone. We will also use the forum to introduce our teams and what they do, to describe our chapters, and describe work we undertake with partners to develop infrastructure, advocate for an open and sustainable Internet, develop best practices and communities of interest. As the organisational home of the Internet Engineering Task Force, we support innovation and open standards, and we will describe how our technology teams work to support IETF, open standards, key technologies, and best current operational practices.
Program and Speakers:
The Internet & Jurisdiction Project was founded in January 2012. Providing a neutral platform for a global multi-stakeholder dialogue process, it facilitates the elaboration of a transnational due process framework to deal with tensions related to online content. Over 70 key actors from international organizations, states, Internet platforms, technical operators, civil society and academia are actively engaged. Since its inception, the I&J Project organized 13 meetings in 10 countries, including Brazil, Europe, India and US, as well as outreach sessions in over 20 countries at global, regional and national Internet Governance events. The I&J Observatory with 32 experts from 26 top institutions in 13 countries supports the evidence-based dialogue process and produce the monthly Retrospect newsletter.
The Flash Session at the 2014 IGF in Istanbul is an opportunity to update all participants on progress achieved in the dialogue process. A transnational due process framework establishing procedural interfaces between states, platforms or operators, and users is being developed to handle transborder requests for domain seizures, content takedowns and access to user data. It aims at establishing transparency and due process in the submission and treatment of such requests.
The I&J Project will present the outcomes of the I&J Project since the Internet Governance Forum 2013 in Indonesia and solicit participants for feedback on the different building blocks and operational components of the proposed framework.Speakers:
The main session combines two key themes: “Access” and “Internet as an Engine for Growth and Development”.
This main session will be held as a large, multistakeholder, interactive roundtable between panelists and participants. The session has 2 seasoned moderators, 1 remote moderator and 2-3 volunteers, with mikes, amongst participants. Post introductions by moderators, brief opening statements (2-3 minutes) will be invited from select panelists, linked to specific questions of policy. This cycle will be repeated through the session. Not every panelist will need to comment on each question. Moderators will frequent between panelists and participants for comments / questions. Feeder sessions invited to provide 1 minute interventions. Substantive Rapporteurs will record session highlights as inputs to feeder sessions and produce a more detailed report post IGF.
The objective will be to strengthen IGF’s “knowledge agenda” by bring forth diverse experiences especially from developing countries on policies that have worked to deliver access, learnings and how internet connectivity drives growth and development in developing countries especially for women, youth and the marginalized sections.
The session has a special focus on developing countries and women participants. Apart from ITU and UNESCO, panelists will share perspectives from Turkey (Chair), Nigeria, Egypt, South Africa (Africa), Qatar, Lebanon (Middle East), Argentina, Brazil (Latin America), China, India, Sri Lanka (Asia), Pacific Islands, United States and Europe. The moderators and the youth volunteers represent Fiji, Kenya and UK. Of the 21 (TBC) invited (20 confirmed) panelists, 14 belong to developing countries and 2 to international organisations. 8 panelists are women.
There existed 1 billion internet users when the Tunis Agenda was conceived in 2005. In the next 9 years, at the time of UN IGF in Istanbul, according to a 2014 ITU report, (http://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Statistics/Pages/facts/default.aspx ), there are approx. 7 billion mobile subscriptions and approx. 3 billion internet users. Of these 3 billion, 2.3 billion are mobile broadband subscriptions – half of which are in developing countries.
Home internet access is near saturation in developed countries, but only 31% in developing countries. By 2014 end, 44% of the world’s households will have internet access. In contrast, in Africa, only 1 out of 10 households is connected to internet. Against Europe’s internet penetration of 75% and Americas at (66%), Asia Pacific is at 33%, and Africa (20%) – up from 10% in 2010. By 2030, 3.1 billion new internet users will come from Asia, Africa (1.3 bn), Americas (0.5 bn) and Europe (0.1 bn).
Public Internet access, infrastructure sharing and access as a human right for the socially disadvantaged, vulnerable sections and persons with disabilities are critical access issues – that need global attention.
INTERNET FOR GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
Several studies have established that internet contributes an average of 1.9 % to GDP - amongst developing countries. By comparison, in developed countries, it contributes 3.4 % of the GDP (http://www.mckinsey.com/client_service/high_tech/latest_thinking/impact_of_the_internet_on_aspiring_countries). Citizens are often the first to benefit in the developing countries especially through services such as email, social networks, search engines, access to information, education, health services, entertainment and important government content. Adoption of internet by the younger population drives online services. Women and SMEs are 2 of the beneficiaries of an increase in internet penetration.
The panel will discuss both access and developmental issues with a special focus on “enabling policies”.
List of Potential Public Policy questions (to be reduced to 5 - 6)
(i) What are the national regulatory best practices driving internet access – relevant to the 4 billion unconnected citizens of the world? Will, what got us here, get us there?
(ii) Can inter-governmental and multilateral agencies, developed country governments through bi-laterals, and private entities, help hasten internet access, linking it to development in emerging economies? Or is access almost entirely a national public policy challenge for developing countries?
(iii) Are countries with high internet penetration and lower cost of access, approaching the challenge in terms of regulatory intervention, legislation, investment environment, technology options and multistakeholder participation in decision making, differently? How are countries with small populations spread over great distances responding to the challenge?
(iv) Are norms linking internet penetration to GDP growth, per capita income, poverty eradication, education, rate of employment, etc., universally acceptable? Can internet linked economic and social development norms work as peer pressure amongst emerging economies?
(v) Most developing country governments have announced national broadband plans. Who is funding National Broadband Plans? What is the state of their implementation and will they need revision during the next 2-3 years on account of emerging technologies? Can lack of local content becoming a barrier to meaningful access and use of internet?
(vi) How important are public access policies in ensuring wide-spread access to the unconnected, especially as it relates to responsibilities of actors regarding human rights and disadvantaged groups in information society? How to ensure a continued focus on areas that need special attention?
(vii) What role can the IGF play to become a catalyst, to enhance its knowledge agenda through global dialogue amongst multistakeholder groups to record learnings, improve information sharing, and strengthen best practices in access / development? Suggest specific steps as inputs for the MAG 2015.
Dr. Ömer Fatih SAYAN, Board Member, Information and Communications Technologies Authority, Turkey
(i) Ms. Alice Munyua, Inter-Governmental Organisation, Convener, Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANET), Kenya
(ii) Mr. Martin Levy, Private Sector, Network Strategy, CloudFlare, Inc., United States
Total feeder workshops – 27 (Access – 10; Internet as an Engine for G&D – 16; Dynamic Coalition session – 1).
Feeder Workshops listed below as per the IGF Draft Agenda, from September 1 – September 5, in sequence from first to last as scheduled, along with time slots and room numbers.
Feeder workshops listed for both subthemes – “Access” and “Internet as an Engine for Growth and Development”. Also,1 session by Dynamic Coalition on Public Access.
SESSION BY DYNAMIC COALITION
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 – DAY 1
Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in Libraries, 09:00 – 10:30
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 – DAY 1
WS 74 Enabling Affordable Access, Changing Role of the Regulator, 10:15 – 11:15
WS 41 Policies to Promote Broadband Access in Developing Countries, 11:00 – 12:30
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014 – DAY 2
WS 208 Net Neutrality, Zero-Rating & Development: What’s the Data?, 09:00 – 10:30
WS172 Network Neutrality: A Roadmap for Infrastructure Enhancement, 11:00 – 12:30
WS 195 The Internet Age: Adapting to a New Copyright Agenda, 14:30 – 16:00
WS 169 Technologies and Policies to Connect the Next 5 Billion, 16:30 – 18:00
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 – DAY 3
WS 51 Connecting the Continents Through Fiber Optic, 11:00 – 12:30
WS 163 Building Alliances to Enhance Internet Affordability, 15:45 – 16:45
WS 70 Open Data and Data Publishing Governance in Big Data Age, 16:30 – 18:00
WS 99 Digital Inclusion Policies for the Forgotten Billion, 16:30 – 18:00
SUBTHEME: INTERNET AS AN ENGINE FOR GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2014 – DAY 1
WS 30 Internet & Jobs: Creative Destruction or Destructive Creation?, 09:00 – 10:30
WS 68 Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Roundtable, 09:00 – 10:30
WS 7 From Ideas to Solutions: Funding Challenges for Internet Development, 09:00 – 10:30
WS 89 Multi-Stakeholder Engagement: Imperative for Accessibility, 09:00 – 10:30
WS 65 The Role of IXPs in Growing the Local Digital Economy, 10:15 – 11:15
WS 15 Empowerment Displaced People Through Online Education Svc., 11:30 – 12:30
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014 – DAY 2
WS 10 New Global Visions for Internet Governance, ICTs and Trade, 16:30 – 18:00
WS 206 An Evidence based Intermediary Liability Policy Framework, 16:30 – 18:00
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 – DAY 3
WS 136 Internet as an Engine for Growth and Development, 09:00 – 10:30
WS 159 Global Public Interest of the Internet, 11:00 – 12:30
Flash Session - Crowdsourced Solutions to Bridge the Gender Digital Divide, 12:00 – 12:30
WS 22 Clouds and Mobile Internet: Benefitting Developing Countries, 14:30 – 16:00
WS 3 Cloud Computing & M2M: Impacts for Emerging Economies, 16:30 – 18:00
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 – DAY 4
WS 171 Connecting Small Island States with Access to Dat…
The complex territory of human rights and Internet governance is broadly understood and accepted. However it remains largely unexplored and necessitates further elaboration. It is for this reason that the Council of Europe facilitated the preparation of a report by Dr Monika Zalnieriute and Thomas Schneider on ICANN’s procedures and policies in the light of human rights, fundamental freedoms and democratic values. The report was presented and discussed during the ICANN50 meeting, held in London on 22 to 26 June 2014.
This Side Meeting is organised to facilitate an open expression of views, exchange of ideas and exploration of options among the participants to further the debate on ICANN’s accountability and human rights. All relevant stakeholders, such as governments, ICANN staff, civil society, private sector, and other internet community actors are invited to add to the discussion. After Dr Zalnieriute and Mr Schneider have presented their findings there will be a 90 minutes interactive roundtable discussion, guided by the following questions:
1. To what extent is ICANN’s Applicant Guidebook in compliance with the right to freedom of expression and freedom of association?
2. To what extent are ICANN’s policies and procedures discriminatory?
3. To what extent are ICANN’s policies and procedures in compliance with the right to privacy and personal data protection?
4. Should ICANN and governments in the GAC be responsible and accountable for the protection of human rights online?
5. What is needed to improve accountability for human rights protection within ICANN and the GAC?
We welcome everyone to join us in this very important and timely debate. The report can be found here: http://www.coe.int/t/informationsociety/icann-and-human-rights.asp
Spam continues to be a significant problem for Internet users, creating a burden for developing countries, networks, operators and all end users. High volumes of unsolicited email can cause significant impacts to regions with limited Internet access as well as raise concerns for all regions with the increasing malware infections that come from unwanted email. Unsolicited email may be magnified in developing countries, where high volumes of incoming and outgoing spam can cause a severe drain on the limited and costly bandwidth that is available in those regions.
Cooperation and partnerships among all stakeholders is needed to develop strategies and approaches to mitigating spam. For that reason, addressing the problem of spam requires a multistakeholder discussion and a framework of suggested approaches, including the need to engage governments in the discussion of how to reduce the threat and impact of spam globally.
This discussion with a panel of experts will focus on the “Regulation and mitigation of unwanted communications (e.g. "spam") draft outcome document and will include examples of best practices they use to address the proliferation of spam in their regions/country’s that might be useful to include in the draft as possible recommendations.
Output expected from the session would be review and consensus regarding the draft outcomes document, feedback on the text and indication of support for the for the recommendations and next steps that the report outlines.
For almost as long as there has been an Internet governance ecosystem, there have been researchers and academics studying and assessing it. Today's researchers are expanding connections between the study of Internet governance and that of governance more broadly. Additionally, Internet governance scholarship is increasingly seeking to offer more concrete guidance and resources that could be used to help build innovative tools for participation. This panel will discuss current trends in research and toolkit development, and explore how future academic research might helpfully contribute to the on-going development of the IG ecosystem.
The debate on network neutrality has flared up in recent months. Net neutrality was one of the most controversial issues at the NETmundial Conference, held in Sao Paulo in April 2014. At NETmundial there were “diverging views as to whether or not to include the specific term as a principle in the outcomes” . However, NETmundial participants agreed on the need to continue the discussion regarding network neutrality and recommended this discussion “be addressed at forums such as the IGF”.
NETmundial was a landmark event of Internet Governance in 2014 and its decision to identify the IGF as an appropriate forum to further discuss an Internet Governance policy issue such as net neutrality, was a significant outcome to affirm the important role of the IGF.
The NETmundial outcome document – the NETmundial Multistakeholder Statement - has set up a useful framework for further discussions of net neutrality:
"Net neutrality: [...] It is important that we continue the discussion of the Open Internet including how to enable freedom of expression, competition, consumer choice, meaningful transparency and appropriate network management and recommend that this be addressed at forums such as the next IGF."
The session will take the NETmundial wording as the basis for its discussion. Main objective of the session is to explore the various facets of the network neutrality debate and foster a common understanding of these issues. It will look at a set of agreed policy questions from five different perspectives:
1. Technical perspectives
2. Economic perspectives
3. End-user perspectives
4. Regulatory and legislative perspectives
5. A developmental perspective.
It will also look at previous workshops held in the IGF context as well as other international developments which have contributed to the debate:
• The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is currently elaborating rules about the future of the "Open Internet";
• The European Parliament adopted its First Reading of a new Regulation on the Single Telecoms Market enshrining new net neutrality provisions;
• The Council of Europe is working on a draft recommendation by the Committee of Ministers to its 47 member states on protecting and promoting the right to freedom of expression and the right to private life with regard to network neutrality.
• Brazil officially adopted the "Marco Civil" with strong provisions for network neutrality; and, lastly,
• The Dynamic Coalition on Network Neutrality developed its own understanding which fed into a Model Framework on Network Neutrality, initiated by the Council of Europe.
The Session, among other issues, will address the following policy questions:
• How to ensure freedom of expression and other social, economic and cultural rights.
• How to ensure end-to-end consumer choice and unfettered access to the Internet, enabling consumers to access all legal content.
• How to ensure requisite network transparency
• How to ensure competition among over-the-top providers. This cluster of issues also includes media consolidation and related questions.
• How to define what is considered appropriate network management.
Other questions may be added to the list as a result of the IGF Secretariat’s call for public input.
Mr. Galip Zerey , Board Member, Information and Communications Technologies Authority, Turkey
The session is conceived as an interactive discussion. It will be divided into three segments with three discussion leaders for each segment, looking at technical, economic, end-user, social and human rights perspectives. Regulatory and development perspectives will be dealt with as cross-cutting issues.
There will be pre-notified discussants for each segment with one overall moderator who will act as a master of ceremony.
Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, US Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will be given the opportunity to provide regulatory perspectives in opening remarks.
Segment 1: Technical perspectives
- Robert Pepper, Vice President for Global Technology Policy, Cisco, Washington DC, United States
- Sally Wentworth, Vice President, Global Policy Development, Internet Society, Reston, United States
- Bram Tullemans , European Broadcasting Union, Geneva, Switzerland
- Prabir Purkayastha, Delhi Science Forum / Free Software Movement of India, Delhi, India
- Adam Peake, Researcher, GLOCOM, Tokyo, Japan
- Alejandro Pisanty, Professor, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico.
- Renata Avila, Lawyer, Lead of Creative Commons Guatemala, Guatemala City
Segment 2: Economic perspectives
- Vladimir Radunovic, Coordinator of e-diplomacy educational and training programmes, DiploFoundation, Belgrade, Serbia
- Pablo Bello, Secretary General, Latin American Association of Research, Centers and Telecommunication Enterprises (AHCIET), Montevideo, Uruguay
- Andrew McDiarmid, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Democracy and Technology, Washington DC, United States
- Scott McCollough, McCollough|Henry PC / Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2C) and Cloud Providers, Austin, United States
- Christopher S. Yoo, Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer and Information Science, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, United States
- Roslyn Layton, Ph.D. Fellow, Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark
- George Fong, Executive Director, Lateral Plains / President, Internet Society of Australia, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Segment 3: End-user, social and human rights perspectives
- Carolina Rossini, Vice President for International Policy, Public Knowledge, Washington DC, United States
- Rajan Mathews, Director General, Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI), New Delhi, India
- Elvana Thaçi, Administrator, Information Society and Action Against Crime Directorate, Directorate General I -Human Rights and Rule of Law, Council of Europe, Strasbourg, France
- Luca Belli, Agent, Council of Europe/ Dynamic Coalition on Net Neutrality, Strasbourg, France
- Dominique Lazanski, Policy Director, GSMA, London, United Kingdom
- Berin Szoka, President, TechFreedom, Washington DC, United States
- Ephraim Percy Kenyanito, Policy Fellow, Access, Eldoret, Kenya
- Claudio Ruiz, Executive Director, Derechos Digitales, Santiago de Chile, Chile
- Markus Kummer, Senior Vice President, Internet Society, Geneva, Switzerland
1.4. Remote moderator
John Walubengo, Dean, Faculty of Computing & IT, Multimedia University of Kenya (MMU), Nairobi, Kenya
1.5. Feeder workshops
Meeting of the Dynamic Coalition on Network Neutrality, 2 September, 11:00 - 12:30
WS 208 "Net Neutrality, Zero-Rating & Development: What's the Data?" , 3 September, 9:00 - 10:30
WS 172 "Network Neutrality: a Roadmap for Infrastructure Enhancement" , 3 September, 11:00 - 12:30…
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
An Introduction to Internet Governance by Dr Jovan Kurbalija has been used in many universities and training courses as a textbook. The 6th edition provides an update based on the latest and most dynamic period in the history of IG.
Join DiploFoundation for discussion on the development of the IG textbook and future of teaching IG.
Location: Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus
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This event is for attendees of the Internet Governance Forum, but please note that space is limited. Should you have any questions about this event, please send them to Big-Tent-Istanbulemail@example.com
*Note that this is an external event and the IGF Secretariat is not responsible for them.
7th Meeting of the
Dynamic Coalition on Internet and Climate Change (DCICC)
9th IGF Forum
4 September 2014, from 9:00 to 10:30 (Room 6)
The Dynamic Coalition on Internet and Climate Change (DCICC) will gather key players from the Internet community and the ICT sector, such as governments, citizens, NGOs, business and academia, at its seventh physical meeting in Istanbul (Turkey) during the ninth IFG Forum.
Most of the economic value created by the Internet falls outside of the technology sector, with 75 percent of the benefits captured by companies in more traditional industries according to McKinsey.
Participants will present successful experiences and best practices from different regions of how providing access to the Internet, as well as harnessing ICT infrastructure and services, can spur economic growth and enable a sustainable use of natural resources.
Participants will also set out new priorities and actions to further advance the work of the DCICC in establishing collaborative multi-stakeholder partnerships to build a green economy, halt climate change and ensure a sustainable future using ICTs and the Internet.
Convener: Nevine Tewfik, Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, Egypt
UNESCO takes the Forum to share the initial findings and seek inputs through an inclusive multi-stakeholder consultation process on its ongoing Comprehensive Study of Internet-related issues as mandated by its 37th General Conference Resolution 52 (2013). The discussion focuses in the four fields of the Study (i) Access to information and knowledge, (ii) Freedom of expression, (iii) Privacy, and (iv) Ethical dimensions of the information society and also explores possible options for future actions as related to global Internet governance.
Governments, private sector, civil society, academia, international organizations and the technical community are welcome to join this Open Forum and provide their inputs to the Concept Paper of the Study which UNESCO will present at the Forum and its guiding framework of “Internet Universality”, as well as UNESCO’s and other partners work on development of Internet Governance Glossary, Ethics book, etc.
To stimulate the debate, the discussion will be structured in the five key questions of the study on (i) Access to information and knowledge, (ii) Freedom of expression, (iii) Privacy, and (iv) Ethical dimensions of the information society and (v) possible options for future actions texts. All speakers are invited to briefly comment and provide inputs to each question, and participants are also allowed to intervene during each discussion.
All these documents are available at: www.unesco.org/new/internetstudy
All feedbacks on the study could be addressed to Internetstudy@unesco.org.
Chaired by Mr Getachew Engida, Deputy Director General of UNESCO
Presentation on the Internet Study, by Mr Guy Berger (Director for Freedom of Expression and Media Development, UNESCO) and Mr Indrajit Banajee (Director for Knowledge Society, UNESCO)
Among various concepts of privacy, right to be forgotten has become more significant in the recent years. One of the main reasons of this is the fact that right to be forgotten is fundamental in the digital age. The recent decision of European Court of Justice about Google has heated the debate over the right to be forgotten. Many people have described this as “making history” while some others have questioned the implementation of the decision.This session aims to bring together leading representatives from a broad spectrum of stakeholder groups to discuss issues related to the right to be forgotten.
Each speaker will be given 5-7 minutes to present his/her views on the issue. Then the floor will be open to participants also since the aim is to have an inclusive and open discussion on the subject. The social media contributors will also be given a voice by the moderator.
The main session will have two sub-sessions, with different speakers. Both use a Town Hall approach in format, with engagement with participants in the room, and remote participants.
This main session will use a ‘town hall’ approach with Session one relying on senior leaders from various organizations in the Internet Governance “Ecosystem” on how the IG Ecosystem is evolving, what issues and external factors and key activities are driving changes. This is followed by engagement with participants in the room. The focus includes global processes and initiatives: NETmundial, the CSTD Working group on Enhanced Co-operation; UN-CSTD, WSIS +10 Review, ITU, ICANN, UNESCO, UNGA Resolution on WSIS Review Modalities, etc, which will inform the dialogue and engagement of participants in the room, and following remotely.
Questions and comments from participants in the room and remotely, will close the first segment, with a strong focus on further elaborating on additional examination of the IG Ecosystem from the participants’ perspective. Allocation of time will be 70/30 split between questions directed to the speakers, and audience engagement.
The second segment –“Town Hall” is designed to move into a more interactive approach with engagement then with the room’s [and remote] participants. It will open with brief statements from the invited speakers on the implications of the first segment discussions for the broader IG ecosystem, various stakeholders, and for the IGF itself. Allocation of time for Segment Two is proposed as 40 /60 with a strong focus on participant engagement, including remote participants.
Substantive rapporteurs will record summary notes for both sessions. and participate with the co-moderators in the preparation of the outputs summary and report of the session.
Description of Issue
The Internet has been an engine of growth and development, bringing connectivity that bridges countries and cultures, connecting individuals, businesses, enterprises, and governments. The Internet and the resources it connects can inform, educate and empower and is a source of knowledge. Its contribution to social, cultural and economic growth and opportunity is recognized, but with its increased role and importance to societies, individuals and economies, comes key questions of governance, accountability, misuse, access. Governments and organizations and individuals understandably turn to models they understand or are familiar with to address concerns they view about the use, and potential misuse of the Internet. As the Internet expands, existing organizations, such as the UN agencies, regional organizations, and others are examining their roles. Newer organizations that follow more of the technical community’s bottom up governance approach, such as ICANN, now co exist alongside older intergovernmental organizations. The IGF was created by agreements in the Tunis Agenda, to further examine the kinds of issues and challenges emerging regarding the Internet’s governance.
Since 2006, the IGF has been a platform for stakeholders to come together on an equal footing to discuss, exchange ideas and share good practices with each other. While recognizing that there are no negotiated outcomes from the IGF, over the years the IGF has both inspired those with policy making power and acted as a platform to build bridges and engage in dialogue. While many are embracing the engagement of stakeholders more directly in decisions and governance, others remain concerned that more intergovernmental oversight over the Internet is needed. Numerous discussions during 2013 and 2014 have continued to elevate these debates.
Today, national policy makers and global policy makers, alongside various stakeholders are engaging in developing approaches to deal with key issues, whether about bringing connectivity to the unconnected, or addressing rules for protection of individual privacy online, or security of networks. A debate about who does what, and who should drive the Internet ecosystem has evolved rapidly.
While over the years the IGF has also become a space that discusses solutions, questions continue about what next for the IGF? And for the other existing institutions and organizations? How should the IGF co exist with other structures? What is the best way to give developing countries the similar opportunities as wealthier nations to engage in the debate on Internet governance.
Questions for co-moderators consideration[to be refined with co-moderators to reduce to 2-3 per segment]. – Not all questions will be posed to and responded by all speakers
Segment 1 – Key questions for Speakers, and Participants
1. What are the key issues, Problems, and challenges that your organization focuses on in the IG space?
2. Speakers from relevant groups are invited to comment on specific activities or events that they consider relevant for global fora/activities/events on the Internet Governance Ecosystem: NETmundial, WSIS+10 HL, CSTD, ITU, ICANN, UNGA WSIS Review, and other relevant activities and events, identifying both positive and negative contribution to the Global IG process.
3. Evolution of the multistakeholder engagement in [[your] organization – how is MS evolving in the intergovernmental system: challenges.
4. Do all problems require the same approach of multistakeholder engagement? – e.g. differentiation of approaches to the Internet governance of various stakeholders and in different fora?
6. Your views on the contributions and value in IGF to date
Segment 2- Key questions for both Panel and participants
1. What do you think are the key issues that are driving IG Eco-system development?
2.The Future of IGF – How should it evolve and change? Are there new competitors to the IGF?
3. What role should the IGF play to catalyze broader engagement by different government agencies, more stakeholders?
4. Are negotiated outcomes from IGF meetings feasible? What are the issues with moving into negotiation of outcomes?
5. Is it time to call for and develop processes for a more active role in developing consensus in key areas? If so, what are the possible changes to the IGF structure and processes and resources?
e.g. Can structured working groups, such as the Best Practice Forums piloted at IGF 2014 and other activities offer an opportunity to help resolve the inherent tension between inclusive conversation and effective decision-making that can be taken forward into other fora, as called for in Para 72,(g)?
6. Are there any opportunities for the MAG and other IGF structural design processes and bodies to be made more inclusive, transparent and/or democratic, to help stakeholders feel more ownership?
Development of Approach:
The speakers and representatives of key stakeholder groups in the IG Ecosystem Session have been identified in an effort to be as inclusive of many of the major IG organizations. The second session brings speakers from different stakeholder groups who are experienced and knowledgeable about the IGF, as well as other key fora. Participation from the room will be critical to hear new voices.
Four microphones [in the respective stakeholder groups] in the room will allow for maximum minute long interventions from the diverse community, with two remote moderators monitoring online questions and interventions to be included. All interventions will be kept short.
Mr. İhsan Durdu, Advisor, Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications, Turkey
Opening Remarks of Chair of Session: 5 minutes
Two co-moderators will facilitate these sessions, supported by substantive rapporteurs, remote moderators, and a twitter moderator.
Jovan Kubalija, DIPLO – NGO
Nermine el-Saadany – Egypt – Government [former host country of IGF and V. Chair, WSIS +10 MPP]
Speakers/Respondents for Sessions
Session 1: Evolution of the IG Internet Ecosystem – Viewpoints from IG Players
1. Benedicto Fonseca Filho (Brazil) Confirmed
2. Kathy Brown (ISOC) (TC) Confirmed
3. Fadi Chehade (ICANN) Confirmed
4. Vint Cerf (Google) (Private Sector) Confirmed
5. Rafał Trzaskowski (Poland, Gov) Confirmed
6. Milton Mueller (Syracuse U.) Confirmed
7. Alan Markus (Netmundial @ WEF) Confirmed
8. Mr. M. Salim Ketevanlıoğlu (Nominated by Host Country) (Gov) confirmed
9. Mervi Kultamaa, WSIS Coordinator, CSTD Confirmed
10. UNESCO (IGO) /Nominating Replacement
11. (ITU) [SecGen Invited/not available/offering ITU speaker/TBD]
12. Ambassador Danny Sepulveda, US State, [Details being finalized]
13. Andrew Wyckoff, OECD, confirmed
14. Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission, Commissioner for Digital Agenda
Moderators will strictly enforce the time limits. Speakers are invited to have fact sheets in the room.
Break to reseat Speakers: 3 minutes
Implications of Challenges and Issues from Session 1/Strengthening the IGF
1. Philipp Grabensee (Affilias) (TC) Confirmed
2. Mark Carvell (UK,GOV) Confirmed
3. Jimson Olufuye (AficTA) Confirmed
4. Jeremy Malcolm (EFF) (CS) Confirmed
5. Peter Major (WGEC) , Confirmed
6. Joseph Al…
This year, the IGF launched a Best Practices effort on the establishment of CERT teams for Internet Security. Over the last two months, three Lead experts supported by an independent consultant engaged with a community of participants from major stakeholder groups to exchange existing CSIRT development practices and discussed ways to further collaborate. A draft document was developed based on these initial discussions. The topics identified as part of this multi-stakeholder preparatory process will be further discussed and finalized during this 90 minute session.
CERT or CSIRT (Computer Security Incident Response Teams) are organizations of information security personnel who aim to address security incidents as they arise, whether at an organizational, pan-organizational or even national level. They follow defined processes, combined with engineering ingenuity, to ensure security incidents are properly identified, contained and remediated. By nature, many incidents have impact beyond the constituency of one CSIRT, and thus teams often partner with other teams, as well as with private sector, government, civil society and the technical community to protect users of the internet.
This round table session will cover the various opportunities and challenges involved in the establishment of Computer Emergency Response Teams to improve internet security.
Topics to be discussed will include the role of a CSIRT teams in private sector and government, what a “national CSIRT” truly means, and the high level collaboration processes involved in coordinating widespread incidents. As output of this session, a summary document will be published by the IGF, with recommendations and next-steps on topics ripe for further multi-stakeholder debate between the technical community, government, civil society and private sector.
The session will be led by lead experts Cristine Hoepers (of CERT.br), Adli Wahid and Maarten Van Horenbeeck (of FIRST) and supported by UN consultant Wout De Natris. We strongly invite participants from all stakeholder groups to attend the session and contribute. No technical experience in the CSIRT community is required, though we recommend making yourself familiar with the preparatory document shared on the IGF web site to be prepared for the discussion.
Over the Top (OTT) services refer to the delivery of voice, video and data to end users through an unmanaged method over a network which is not provided by that network operator. As various services such as voice, texting, and broadcasting are converging, OTT services revolutionize the way in which ICT services are offered, foster innovation and create value added. On the other hand, they are affecting the whole broadband ecosystem including mainly fixed and mobile network operators. The impact of OTT can be seen in the rapid increase in the data traffic in recent years.
Within this context, this session is aimed at examining the implications of OTT services and facilitating a discussion among network operators, content providers and regulators.
Each speaker will be given 5-7 minutes to present his/her views on the issue. Then the floor will be open to participants also since the aim is to have an inclusive and open discussion on the subject. The social media contributors will also be given a voice by the moderator.