UK Best Practice session: “Partnership in Action”

4 December 2008 - A Best Practice Forum on Regional & National Initiatives in Hyderabad, India


The workshop will showcase real examples of how different stakeholders have addressed issues relevant to the IGF main themes. The aim is to facilitate the exchange of information and best practice, showing how stakeholders have helped to find solutions to the issues arising from the use and misuse of the Internet that are of particular concern to everyday users. In It will focus on examples identified from the Nominet Best Practice Challenge, and multi-stakeholder cooperation in the areas of education, combatting e-crime and child safety on the Internet

  • Ian Taylor MBE, MP: Chair
  • Emily Taylor, Director Legal & Policy, Nominet: the Nominet Best Practice Challenge
  • Rt Hon Alun Michael MP: the e-crime and disorder reduction partnership
  • Andrew Miller MP: "Make it Happen" schools project
  • Margaret Moran MP: the UK approach to children and the Internet, including the Report of the Byron Review for the UK Government and the creation of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety
  • Dr Jeremy Beale, Confederation of British Industry:  Security, openness and privacy – an industry view

The “UK-IGF” is a cooperative framework between government, parliamentarians, industry, civil society, and the technical community. The co-organisers – from industry, government and parliament – are from different stakeholder backgrounds, and the initiative is based on multi-stakeholder partnership. While the proposal is to present UK best practice, the session is designed to promote engagement with other countries to compare and contrast approaches to similar issues.