Global Capacity Building for Internet Governance

18 November 2009 - A Workshop on Internet Governance for Development in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt

Agenda

In recent years, developing countries, civil society organizations, and concerned academics have sought to promote broad development agendas in the international institutions and policy debates dealing with such issues as trade, debt, and intellectual property. But in the field of Internet Governance, such parallel initiatives have yet to take shape in adequate numbers and frequencies. 
Accordingly, the purpose of this proposed Capacity Building workshop session is to begin a multistakeholder dialogue on the nature of a possible development agenda in Internet Governance. 

Workshop design:
Time Duration Activity 
10 mins Welcome Address by CSDMS 
20 mins Inaugural & Keynote Address by Special Secretary, DIT, Govt. of India
30 mins Breakaway Sessions of 3 groups of 5-10 experts each who will discuss their defined topic under the framework of Internet Governance in general and Global Capacity Building in particular.
Breakaway Parallel Session I: This group will proceed towards a multistakeholder doalogue and will explore answers for questions as: Which of the many issues involved in Internet Governance should be given priority in the near-term?
Panelists: 
Breakaway Parallel Session II: This group will proceed towards a multistakeholder doalogue and will explore answers for questions as: Could new approaches to these individual issues collectively constitute a holistic and coherent development agenda, and what would be the benefits and risks of pursuing such a framework?
Panelists: 
Breakaway Parallel Session III: This group will proceed towards a multistakeholder doalogue and will explore answers for questions as: How can these concerns best be taken forward within the distributed array of governmental, intergovernmental, private sector, and multistakeholder governance mechanisms?
Panelists:

15 mins

15 mins
Group presentation by breakaway groups: Each of the breakaway group will present their case and discussion points highlighting key areas of their discussion and emerging action points.

Final Consolidated Workshop Proposition: As a final outcome, the workshop will bring out key action agenda from each break away groups and consolidate those under the larger framework of Global Capacity Building for Internet Governance.



The panelists, in all probable situations will represent organisations, as:
Ministry of Communication and Technology, Govt of India
Department of Telecom, Govt of India
BSNL
Secretary, IT, from different states of India
Indira Gandhi National Open University
Jawaharlal Nehru University
IDRC
Telecentre.org
CII
UN Solution Exchange
Corporate representatives
However, this is a draft list of panelists/speakers; we’ll update you with the final list of panelists by the due date.