NETmundial: Looking Back, Learning Lessons and Mapping the Road Ahead

1 September 2014 - A Pre-event on Other in Istanbul, Turkey



• Association for Progressive Communication 


• Center for Technology and Society, Getulio Vargas Foundation 

• Diplo Foundation 

• Internet Policy Observatory, Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania/ 




8:30-9:00 Registration 

9:00-9:15 Opening and overview of the day - Mr. Virgílio Almeida and Ms. Anriette Esterhuysen 

9:15 – 10.45 *Round-table 1: NETmundial multistakeholder model: organizing the meeting, getting contributions, configuring the participation and building the agenda

In this round-table session, panelists will describe different aspects of the NETmundial process (committees, drafting activities, consensus building) and will present their views on how it can strengthen the Internet Governance multistakeholder model. Special attention will be on the contributions received, the registration process and the discussions mainly at the EMC (Executive Multistakeholder Committee) 

- Mr. Virgílio Almeida (NETmundial chairman): Overall description of the NETmundial multistakeholder model – process, committees and drafting exercise (15 min) 

- Mr. Raul Echeberría and Mr. Demi Getschko (Co-Chairs of the EMC): The work of the EMC – benefits and challenges (5 min each) 

- Mr. Adam Peake and Ms. Marilia Maciel (EMC, civil society) (10 min each) 

- Mr. Zahid Jamil (EMC, private sector) (10 min) 

- Open debate (20 min) 


10:45-11:00 Coffee Break 


11:00 – 12:30 *Round-table 2: The "NETmundial multistakeholder statement * 

This session will debate the construction of "NETmundial Multistakeholder Statement". While describing the specific sessions of the outcome document, panelists will present their assessment of the principles and roadmap agreed during the meeting, the participacion of the HLMC (High-Level Multistakeholder Commitee) and how these can influence Internet Governance. In particular, the round-table will discuss the NETmundial recommendations for improvement of the IGF. 

- Ambassador Benedicto Fonseca Filho (Ministry of External Relations Brazil): Overall description of the NETmundial outcome document – principles and roadmap (10 min) 

- Ms. Kathy Brown (President – Internet Society): The assessment of ISOC (10 min) 

- Ms. Jeanette Hofmann (Member of the HLMC): The role of the HMC (10 min) 

- Mr. Joseph Alhadeff (Representative from the private sector at the HLMC) The role of the HLMC (10 min) 

- Mr. Alan Marcus (WEF), Mr. Fadi Chehade (ICANN) and Mr. Janis Karklins (Ambassador of Latvia) about NETmundial Initiative (10 min each) 

- Open Debate (20 min) 


12:30-13:30  Lunch Break 



13:30 - 14:30 *Achieving bottom-up and multistakeholder outcomes from global IG policy discussions:  Extracting lessons from NETmundial

Presentation of the results of the research initiative conducted by CTS/FGV, APC and Diplo, including a survey of NETmundial participants 

Speakers: Marilia Maciel, Vladimir Radunovic, Renato Leite, Deborah Brown 

Moderators: Carlos Afonso 


14:30-16:00 *Book launch— **Beyond NETmundial: The Roadmap for Institutional Improvements to the Global Internet Governance Ecosystem* (organized by the Internet Policy Observatory, Annenberg School of Communication, University of Pennsylvania) 

Moderator: William J. Drake  (U. Zurich) 

Speakers: Jeremy Malcolm  (EFF) ; Markus Kummer (Internet Society) ; Lea Kaspar (Global Partners Digital) ; Anriette Esterhuysen (APC) ; Carlos Affonso Pereira de Souza (ITS) ; Emma Llansó  and Matt Shears (CDT) ; Wolfgang Kleinwächter  (U. Aarhus) 


16:00-16:15  Coffee Break 


16:15-17:15 *Open moderated dialogue on the NETmundial Initiative and operationalizing the NETmundial principles and roadmap* (organized by APC, CTS/FGV, and Diplo and supported by the IDRC) 

Moderator: Anriette Esterhuysen and Raul Echeberría 


17:15-18:15 *Open moderated dialogue on strengthening the IGF* (organized by APC, CTS/FGV, and Diplo) 

Moderators: Anja Kovacs and Markus Kummer 


Resource people for the open dialogues: 


Jandyr Ferreira 

Flávio Wagner 

Fernando Perini 

Anja Kovacs 

Henrique Faulhaber 

Valeria Betancourt 

Carlos Affonso Pereira de Souza 

Avri Doria 

Alice Munyua 

Ayesha Hassan 

Vladimir Radunovic 


NOTE: Resource persons may be called upon by the moderator(s) to provide a reflection on a specific discussion thread. 


18:15-18:45 *Summary of the Day and linkages to the IGF program


Comments: Anriette Esterhuysen, Marilia Maciel, Carlos Afonso, Vladimir Radunovic, Raul Echeberría, Markus Kummer, Joe Alhadeff

Moderator: William J. Drake 

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