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Global Capacity Building for Internet Governance
In recent years, developing countries, civil society organizations, and concerned academics have sought to promote broad development agendas in the international institutions and policy debates dealing with such issues as trade, debt, and intellectual property. But in the field of Internet Governance, such parallel initiatives have yet to take shape in adequate numbers and frequencies.
Accordingly, the purpose of this proposed Capacity Building workshop session is to begin a multistakeholder dialogue on the nature of a possible development agenda in Internet Governance.
Time Duration Activity
10 mins Welcome Address by CSDMS
20 mins Inaugural & Keynote Address by Special Secretary, DIT, Govt. of India
30 mins Breakaway Sessions of 3 groups of 5-10 experts each who will discuss their defined topic under the framework of Internet Governance in general and Global Capacity Building in particular.
Breakaway Parallel Session I: This group will proceed towards a multistakeholder doalogue and will explore answers for questions as: Which of the many issues involved in Internet Governance should be given priority in the near-term?
Breakaway Parallel Session II: This group will proceed towards a multistakeholder doalogue and will explore answers for questions as: Could new approaches to these individual issues collectively constitute a holistic and coherent development agenda, and what would be the benefits and risks of pursuing such a framework?
Breakaway Parallel Session III: This group will proceed towards a multistakeholder doalogue and will explore answers for questions as: How can these concerns best be taken forward within the distributed array of governmental, intergovernmental, private sector, and multistakeholder governance mechanisms?
Group presentation by breakaway groups: Each of the breakaway group will present their case and discussion points highlighting key areas of their discussion and emerging action points.
Final Consolidated Workshop Proposition: As a final outcome, the workshop will bring out key action agenda from each break away groups and consolidate those under the larger framework of Global Capacity Building for Internet Governance.
The panelists, in all probable situations will represent organisations, as:
Ministry of Communication and Technology, Govt of India
Department of Telecom, Govt of India
Secretary, IT, from different states of India
Indira Gandhi National Open University
Jawaharlal Nehru University
UN Solution Exchange
However, this is a draft list of panelists/speakers; we’ll update you with the final list of panelists by the due date.
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Centre for Science, Development and Media Studies, (CSDMS) NOIDA, UP, India, is a not-for-profit research institution established in 1997. http://www.csdms.in
CSDMS is committed to advocacy and developing knowledge solutions for under-privileged societies through the use of innovative and effective Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for development. Our activities are targeted to meet the needs of society in the development sector through research in the field of ICT, undertaking development projects through the usage of knowledge-sharing tools and products like print and electronic media, and building capacity through training programmes. Our multi-cultural team has expertise from across disciplines and cover various aspects of research on ICTs for development.
CSDMS has been an active member of the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) processes held in Geneva (2003) and Tunis (2005). CSDMS was also a lead panel speaker at the WGIG summit at Greece (2006). CSDMS is a knowledge partner and lead member of the Global Knowledge Partnership (GKP), which promotes multi-stakeholder partnerships. CSDMS works closely with civil society organisations, private sector enterprises, service and solution providers and governments in India and Asia. We have working relations with several lead international development institutions like UNDP, UNESCO, World Bank, SDC, IDRC and others.
CSDMS has already been a pert of the Internet Governance Forum, Hyderabad, and had organised two wrkshop sessions under the Development and Capacity Building, and Security themes.
The Workshop is proposed on behalf of:
Centre for Science Dev
Dr Ravi Gupta
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NKURUNZIZA Jean Paul (Mr), Consultant, Burundi
Souter David (Mr), ICT Development Associates, UK
Bollow Norbert (Mr), Self-employed consultant - Systems analyst and technologist – FOSS (Free and Open Source Software), Switzerland
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