Upcoming Event: IGF Workshop #316 – Implementing the WSIS Principles: A Development Agenda for Internet Governance

IGP's Derrick Cogburn will join other experts to discuss the implementation of the WSIS principles and the creation of a development agenda at the upcoming Internet Governance Forum in Sharm el-Sheik, Egypt.  The workshop will be held on Day 3 of the IGF, Tuesday 17 November, from 9:30-12:30 (local time, 7:30-10:30 UTC) in Room 3 (Suez Canal). Remote participation is available (see below).

From the workshop description:

The Tunis Agenda’s WSIS principles on Internet governance comprise both procedural and substantive prescriptions. The former state that governance should be conducted in a manner that is multilateral, transparent, democratic, and fully inclusive of all stakeholders. The latter state that governance should, inter alia, ensure an equitable distribution of resources, facilitate access for all, and be an essential element of a people-centred, inclusive, development-oriented, and non-discriminatory information society…The workshop will consider the possible establishment of a development agenda for Internet governance that would facilitate implementation of the WSIS principles and the IGF mandate.

Panelists include:

Anriette Esterhuysen
Executive Director, Association for Progressive Communications, South Africa

Derrick Cogburn
Associate Professor of International Relations, American University, and Senior Scientist and Chief Research Director at the School of Information Studies, Syracuse University, United States of America

Olga Cavalli
Advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and representative to the Governmental Advisor Committee of ICANN, Government of Argentina

Christine Arida
Director for Telecom Planning and Services, Egyptian National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA), Government of Egypt

Alice Munyua
Convenor, East African IGF and Kenya ICT Action Network,Communications Commission, Government of Kenya

Hong Xue
Professor of Law and Director of the Institute for Internet Policy & Law, Beijing Normal University, China

Fiona Alexander
Associate Administrator (Head of Office) for International Affairs,National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Department of Commerce, Government of the United States

Elfa Yr Gylfadottir
Adviser, Office of cultural affairs, Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Iceland

Remote participation in the workshop will be available at https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?password=M.10FC7E24BA568E8B69C7D3F0DDC21E and is provided for by the Center for Research on Collaboratories and Technology Enhanced Learning Communities at Syracuse University, USA.  Information on computer system requirements and use of the webconferencing technology (Elluminate Live!) is available at: http://giganet.igloogroups.org/remotepart

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