Preparing the Young Generations in the Digital Age: A Shared Responsibility

18 November 2009 - A Main Session on Other in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt


The session will discuss how IGF 2009 has created "Opportunities For All", with a special focus on young people, as the primary users and innovators of the Internet. Through a synthesis of the past 3 days activities, the session will illustrate the way young people were integrated in the debates on diversity, openness, privacy and development, and most importantly on empowerment and online safety issues. The session will demonstrate the vision and achievements in e-safety and global challenges facing the international community in this particular area.


Introduction & Welcome:

  • H.E. Mr. Tarek Kamel, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Egypt


Keynote Speech:

  • H.E Ms. Suzanne Mubarak, First Lady of Egypt, President and Founder of the Suzanne Mubarak Women's International Peace Movement



  • Mr Sha Zukang, Under- Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations


Panel Moderator:      

  • Ms. Hoda Baraka, First Deputy to the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Egypt. 



  • Ambassador David Gross, former U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy at the U.S. Department of State.
  • Mr. Robert Pepper, Vice President Global Technology Policy, Cisco.
  • Ms. Marilyn Cade, President, ICT Strategies, mCADE llc
  • Mr. Jovan Kurbalija, Founding Director of DiploFoundation (Malta/Geneva), member of the UN Working Group on Internet Governance, Special Advisor to the Chairman of the IGF, Serbia
  • Mr. John Carr, Secretary of the Children's Charities Coalition on Internet Safety, UK


Signature of MoUs between SMWIPM and:

  • Family Online Safety Institute FOSI
  • IBM
  • Microsoft - 2CENTER
  • Oracle


Acknowledging Young People's Efforts:

  • Net Aman Group.
  • DiploFoundation.
  • UN GAID e-leaders Committee for ICT and Development
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