Internet Governance Setting the Scene

15 November 2009 - A Main Session on Internet Governance Principles in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt




·    Ms. Nermine El Saadany, Director, International Relations Division, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Egypt

·    Mr. Markus Kummer, Executive Coordinator, IGF Secretariat


·    Mr. N. Ravi Shanker, ?Joint Secretary, Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Information Technology, Government of India

·    Ms. Marilyn Cade, President, ICT Strategies, mCADE llc

·    Mr. Rafik Dammak, ?Masters research student, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, University of Tokyo

·    Mr. Lee Hibbard, Media and Information Society Division / Directorate General of Human Rights and Legal Affairs, Council of Europe (CoE)

·    Mr. Jovan Kurbalija, Director, DiploFoundation

·    Mr. Alexander Ntoko, ?Head of ITU Corporate Strategy Division, ITU

·    Ms. Virginia Paque, Program Coordinator, Internet Governance Capacity Building, DiploFoundation and co-coordinator of the Internet Governance Caucus

·    Mr. Nii Qaynor, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Network Computer Systems; President, Internet Society of Ghana


This session will give participants background on Internet governance in general and the IGF in particular. The intent of the session is to improve participants’ ability to engage in and benefit from the IGF meeting. It will explain the basic functioning of the IGF and the issues it has been dealing with to assist in creating a common background with regard to the depth and focus of the discussions and maximize participation. The session will also give an overview of the programme.