MS selection processes: accountability and transparency

23 October 2013 - A Workshop on Multistakeholderism in Bali, Indonesia


The workshop will be organised involving the three non-governmental stakeholder groups in the IGF. It will discuss experiences, concerns, good practices and methods and principles for accountability and transparency. It will also discuss the composition of these constituency groups, including ambiguity in terms of how the groups are defined, and the challenges that arise at times from overlaps between stakeholder categories. We will use this workshop and precedent discussions among our different stakeholder groups as an opportunity to identify difficulties, improve our processes and build a Multistakeholder Alliance on Promoting Multistakeholder participation processes. The assumption is that the stronger our respective processes are, the greater chances we all have to build sustainable participation mechanisms in inter-governmental environments (ITU, CSTD, EU, etc.)

The expected outcome is a Joint Statement (two-pager).

Questions that will be addressed include:

*How do each of the stakeholder groups manage their selection processes?

*What has worked or not worked in terms of how stakeholder groups are defined and represented?

* What would constitute sufficient transparency, openness and inclusion in such processes?

* In order to develop and enhance multistakeholder participation, what should be the principles for the determination of stakeholders, stakeholder groups, policies concerning representation and internal stakeholder group decision-making?