Germany - Land of Ideas (a public/private nation branding initiative)
SAP Hasso-Plattner-Institute (Private Sector)
Wolfgang Kleinwächter (Civil Society)
ICC (Private Sector)
In the global Information Society, capacity building continues to be a major cross-cutting challenge, especially with regard to the development dimension. Looking at the business perspectives, the issue of how to turn knowledge into revenue by serving the growing Internet Community deserves further attention.
Best Practice Forum
IGF participants from all stakeholder groups, especially those interested in discussing business-oriented capacity building issues with a development focus.
Prof. Horst Zuse, Moderator, Germany, Civil Society
Suhas Gopinath, India, Private Sector
Walda Roseman, USA, Private Sector
Michelle Fernando, Sri Lanka, Civil Society
Nii Quaynor, Ghana, Private Sector
Jose Eduardo A. Fiates, Brasil, Private Sector (tbc)
Roberto Zachmann, IGO
Approximately 60 minutes of presentations and at least 30 minutes of time for interaction with the audience.
Dedicated thematic reader with multi-stakeholder contributions:
"The Power of Ideas: Internet Governance in a Global Multistakeholder Environment"
(Editor: Prof. Wolfgang Kleinwächter)
Pre-information regarding the "Konrad Zuse Fellowship Programme", a new initiative for young IT professionals especially from developing countries. The programme will be co-financed by the German government (Foreign Office) and the German industry.