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Capacity Building Pre-event

Capacity Building Pre-event

Background

Capacity Building has become one of the essential requirements in order to foster meaningful participation in Internet Governance processes. The multistakeholder model for Internet development means that all relevant stakeholders - including governments, the private sector, civil society, and the academic and technical communities - have respective roles to play in shaping key Internet governance issues, such as access, privacy, security and many others.

Performing such a role requires, however, a deep understanding of the multidimensional facets of Internet-related issues, often spanning across policy, technical, social and economic underpinnings. Fostering cross-disciplinary knowledge and cross-sector cooperation through capacity building is therefore paramount to ensure that the next generation of Internet leaders is empowered with the necessary tools to address future challenges, whether at the national, regional or international levels.

In the past few years, a wealth of capacity building and fellowship programs have emerged to address these new requirements, engaging individuals from all regions in capacity development and exposing them to key Internet Governance fora, including the Internet Governance Forum.

Objective

The objective of the Collaboration Leadership Exchange on Capacity Building is to bring together the staff and participants in the different sponsored programmes to the IGF to network, build relationships, exchange ideas, discuss key local / regional issues on Capacity Building and IG, and explore applicable solutions.
It is envisioned that this one-day session will contribute to building and fostering capacity building communities, and create a multiplier effect on the Capacity Building track throughout the IGF week, and beyond. All IGF participants interested in this topic will be welcome to attend.
The Collaborative Leadership Exchange will take the format of an unconference, with equal parts of peer-to-peer style learning and engagement, networking and relationship building, interactive discussions and promotion of increased collaboration between capacity building programmes in the Internet ecosystem (DiploFoundation, Freedom House, ISOC, IFLA, dotASIA, SSIG, APC, etc.).
Once the event has started, activities are determined and led by the persons in attendance. Instead of passive listening, all attendees are encouraged to become active participants, with the moderator providing structure for attendees.
Preliminary activities are designed to stimulate debate. Selected participants are required to make a short statement about the Internet and then other attendees are required to indicate whether they agree, disagree or are somewhere in the middle.
The participants then create the agenda for the rest of the session with all of them coming up with topics they want to discuss during the breakout sessions.
Attendees pick themes for the fishbowl sessions and within the group, they choose a coordinator for each fishbowl session.

Core Participants

Internet Society
Freedom House
IFLA
DiploFoundation
DotAsia
IGF Youth Initiatives
European Summer School on IG (EuroSSIG)
Together against Cybercrime

Key Contacts

Constance Bommelaer
Toral Cowieson
Niel Harper
Vladimir Radunovic

Pre-registration

NOTE: Pre-registration is required for this event as there is limited seating capacity available. Please register at the URL below: http://tinyurl.com/ot3d2b6

GigaNet

GigaNet

John Paul Laprise

Organizing Entity

Global Internet Governance Academic Network

Format

Panel seating

Description and Objective

8th Annual Symposium

The Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) is seeking research submissions about Internet Governance to be presented at its Eighth Annual Symposium, held on 21 October 2013, one day before the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Bali, Indonesia.

GigaNet is a scholarly community that promotes the development of Internet Governance as a recognized, interdisciplinary field of study and facilitates informed dialogue on policy issues and related matters between scholars and governments, international organizations, the private sector and civil society. http://giga-net.org/

Since 2006, GigaNet has organized an Annual Symposium to showcase research about Internet Governance, bringing together researchers from a wide range of disciplines and fields. As in previous years, the symposium will provide room to discuss current and future questions as well as the challenges encountered and results achieved in global Internet governance.

Conference themes

GigaNet is interested in receiving abstracts related to Internet Governance themes, especially those containing innovative approaches and/or emerging research areas. This year, we are especially encouraging submissions on two interwoven themes:

Cybersecurity, cybersurveillance, cyberespionage and cyberwarfare and

State and non-state actor efforts to control the Internet

The program committee welcomes proposals on any other topics related to global Internet governance.

This year, one panel will be especially devoted to emerging scholars in the field. We define emerging scholars as doctoral students working on an approved proposal through scholars who have received their PhD within the past three years.

Accepted papers from senior scholars will be presented and discussed in a roundtable format involving business, government and technical community representatives, while emerging scholars will present their work in a more traditional academic panel. In both cases, presenters should expect to have conversations about their work with people from a wide range of stakeholder groups.

Seed Alliance

Seed Alliance

Sylvia Cadena

Organizing Entity

Seed Alliance Partners // FIRE www.fireafrica.org / managed by AFRINIC www.afrinic.net

FRIDA www.programafrida.net / managed by Lacnic www.lacnic.net

ISIF Asia www.isif.asia / managed by APNIC Ð www.apnic.net

With support from the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

Format

U-shape layout

Description and Objective

Private meeting for Seed Alliance recipients (FIRE, FRIDA and ISIF Asia). Coordination of evaluation, research communications and resource mobilization activities.

  

Description

The Seed Alliance is a collaboration established by AFRINIC, APNIC and Lacnic to support their regional grants and awards programs, FIRE, ISIF Asia and FRIDA, covering Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America and the Caribbean, respectively. The regional programs select award winners every year through a competitive process. The award package consists of a cash prize plus travel grants to IGF events (regional and/or global).

  

During the IGF in Nairobi, back in 2011, the ISIF Asia awards ceremony was included as part of the IGF agenda. The following year, the Seed Alliance regional partners joint efforts and conducted their awards ceremony together at the IGF in Baku.

  

For this yearÕs IGF in Bali, we are submitting a request to the IGF secretariat to have the ceremony again as part of the agenda on Wednesday 23 October 2013.

  

Seed Alliance Award Winners will be at the IGF for the awards ceremony and to participate at the IGF sessions. The program partners want to make the most out of this rare opportunity for a private meeting to be held on the morning of Day 0, to strength their capacities on:

  

  1. How to identify and foster innovation in their organization. How to keep innovating.
  2. Improve their understanding of evaluation and the benefits an evaluation approach can bring to a project/organization.
  3. Get the latest updates on how to communicate the findings of their research, how to share project updates, project outcomes and impact assessments.
  4. Improve their understanding of different mechanisms available for resource mobilization to secure funding needed to conduct new research and/or scale-up successful projects, according to their needs.
  5. Tips to be able to expand their network of contacts at the IGF to make the most out of the networking opportunity.

 

The session will be structured as a facilitated workshop, were participants will receive keynote presentations on the different topics and will have the opportunity to work through questions, exercises and group discussions.

Digital Coexistence: Tensions, Trends and Cooperation Frameworks

Digital Coexistence: Tensions, Trends and Cooperation Frameworks

Bertrand de La Chapelle

Organizing Entity

Internet & Jurisdiction

Format

Interactive Roundtable

Description and Objective

The primary objective of this IGF pre-event is therefore to offer a neutral space for these actors to:
• share perspectives and experiences in dealing with those issues,
• see how best to articulate their different sessions during the week, and
• allow the IGF participants to provide some early input.

Several organizers have already expressed their interest for such a preparatory event to be convened by the I&J Project and their willingness to participate.

The pre-event will bring together actors from governments, civil society, business and international organizations that are separately organizing workshops on overlapping issues. In doing so, it will help fulfill the mandate of the IGF itself, including: “facilitating discourse between bodies dealing with different cross-cutting issues” (Para 72.b of the 2005 Tunis Agenda), “interfacing between the diverse intergovernmental organizations and other institutions” (72.c) and “facilitating the exchange of information and best practices” (72.d).

In addition, the focus will be on “issues arising from the use or misuse of the Internet, of particular concern to everyday users” (72.k).

Last but not least, this pre-event will help participants in the IGF to navigate through the multiplicity of workshops, which address similar or related issues, with the presentation of a “track guide” that will highlight relevant sessions and their timing during the week.

Technical standards and metrics for measurable impact of multi-stakeholderism

Technical standards and metrics for measurable impact of multi-stakeholderism

Ben Zevenbergen

Organizing Entity

Internet Science Consortium

Format

Panel

Description and Objective

The mantra of “multi-stakeholder participation” is often repeated, but is so far little measured. Why is multi-stakeholder participation a better approach to Internet governance – can we measure the effects it has in the standards making process, culminating on the standards used by Internet users?

Measurement of the effect of multi-stakeholder participation will be vital to the future integration of the model into ‘hard’ standard setting and ‘soft’ political governance discussion.

This workshop examines scientific frameworks for measuring that impact, with particular emphasis on standards making bodies:
• ICANN and the management of gTLDs;
• IETF and the creation of privacy-enhancing standards;
• ITU and the making of standards for cyber security and surveillance.

Internet science provides an interdisciplinary academic approach. Additional speakers from business, government, and civil society will speak at the workshop. The interaction between these organisations and associations such as the W3C will be analysed from different (academic) disciplines.

This workshop is organised by the members of the European Internet Science (EINS) 7th Framework Programme consortium.

Internet Fundamentals: how the Internet really works? Technical aspects of how information is shared across the Internet

Internet Fundamentals: how the Internet really works? Technical aspects of how information is shared across the Internet

Donny B.U.

Organizing Entity

IGF Bali Organizing Committee (igf2013.or.id) in collaboration with APNIC (apnic.net)

Format

Basic classroom layout, projector screen at the front, podium (or table and chairs) for presenter, equipped with LCD projector and standard audio system

Description and Objective

• Objective: To provide basic understanding of the Internet's underlying technology that will help IGF participants make informed arguments and actively participate in the discussions about the future of Internet governance during the IGF 2013.

• Description: Short session explaining how the internet works from a technical point of view. The session will introduce the concepts of information packets, routing, addressing, domain names, IP addresses, and basic information on security and privacy. The session has been designed with a general audience in mind, with no technical background required. The session will offer non-technical participants at the IGF the basic knowledge they need to be able to confidently engage in the discussions about Internet governance, clarifying technical concepts that are key for the operation of the Internet. The session will be structured in a 40 minute presentation, followed by a 20 minute questions and answers from the audience.

Social Media for Social Movement: How Civil Society Can Optimize The Internet to Conduct Online Public Advocacy of Human Rights

Social Media for Social Movement: How Civil Society Can Optimize The Internet to Conduct Online Public Advocacy of Human Rights

Donny B.U.

Organizing Entity

ICT Watch Indonesia (ictwatch.com) with Indonesian ICT Volunteers (relawan-tik.org)

Format

Basic classroom layout, projector screen at the front, podium (or table and chairs) for presenter, equipped with LCD projector and standard audio system

Description and Objective

• Objective: CSO will be able to know and understand about the tips-trick of using social media for public advocate and online campaign to initiate social movement as well as to extend their outreach in the context of human rights.

• Description: The section will be structured in 120 minutes presentations, followed by 60 minutes interactive questions and answers from the floor. Several prominent persons from ICT Watch, Indonesian ICT Volunteers and their partners will share the knowledge about Internet & social media for social movement/change for human rights. The session has been designed for CSOs as well as the information activists, with no technical background required.

"Black Code: Inside the Battle for Cyberspace" Book Launch

"Black Code: Inside the Battle for Cyberspace" Book Launch

Irene Poetranto

Organizing Entity

Citizen Lab, University of Toronto

Format

Panel discussion consisting of four speakers

Description and Objective

To launch the book, "Black Code:
•Inside the Battle for Cyberspace", and answer questions from
•participants

Civil Society and Internet Governance: Multi-Stakeholder Engagement Practices from Southeast Asia and Beyond

Civil Society and Internet Governance: Multi-Stakeholder Engagement Practices from Southeast Asia and Beyond

Donny B.U.

Organizing Entity

HIVOS Regional Office South East Asia (sea.hivos.org) and ID-CONFIG (id-config.org)

Format

Basic classroom layout, projector screen at the front, podium (or table and chairs) for presenter, equipped with LCD projector and standard audio system

Description and Objective

• Objective: Participants will be able to know and understand about the best practices and strategy of civil society to initiate engagement with their local internet governance dialogue and process.

• Description: The section will be structured in 120 minutes presentations, followed by 60 minutes interactive questions and answers from the floor. Several prominent persons from HIVOS, ID-CONFIG and their partners will share the knowledge about the strategy to initiate transparent and accountable of the internet governance process through multi-stakeholder approach as well as enhancing the roles of civil societies. The session has been designed for general participants, with no technical background required.

The Establishment of Ideal Online Content Policy and Platform Development

The Establishment of Ideal Online Content Policy and Platform Development

Donny B.U.

Organizing Entity

ID-CONFIG (id-config.org) and Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (kominfo.go.id)

Format

Basic classroom layout, projector screen at the front, podium (or table and chairs) for presenter, equipped with LCD projector and standard audio system

Description and Objective

• Objective: Participants will discuss and sharing the best practices about the fundamental of strategy and policy of online content development and governance.

• Description: The section will be structured into 2 sections, each 90 minutes presentation, followed by 30 minutes interactive questions and answers from the floor. Several prominent persons from MCIT, ICT Watch, AJI and partners will share the knowledge about the best practices of developing strategy and policy regarding to online content and future development. The session has been designed for the policy maker as well as the online content developer/provider, with no technical background required.

IGF Pre-Conference Semniar for Sponsored Delegation

IGF Pre-Conference Semniar for Sponsored Delegation

Joseph Gattuso

Organizing Entity

United States Department of Commerce (commercial law development conference)

Format

Roundtable with presentations

Description and Objective

The Commercial Law Development Program plans to facilitate IGF attendance and participation by officials of one or more foreign governments (and possibly non-government representatives) who have not attended previously. As with IGF 2012, CLDP will organize a pre-conference for those officials that it sponsors, whic will include presentations by and discussions with leading experts on IGF-related issues. This event would be designed for the benefit of the invited attendees although others would be welcome to observe.

Big Brother became reality - what is the right balance between security and freedom in the digital world?

Big Brother became reality - what is the right balance between security and freedom in the digital world?

Jimmy Schulz

Organizing Entity

Jimmy Schulz, Member of the German Parliament

Format

Panel seating

Description and Objective

Today digitalized data allows for an extraordinary amount of surveillance – it has never been so easy to filter, sort and store information. The recently revealed state surveillance programs “PRISM” and “Tempora” have once again demonstrated the ever growing desire of states to push data collection and surveillance to its limits. They have also emphasized the different perspectives on security and privacy between states, even within the western world. We therefore urgently need an international public debate on what society is willing to accept regarding security measures and where we put our limits – how much information about people suspected of no threat to national security is a government allowed to collect? This panel will discuss which security requirements are necessary and how to find an acceptable balance with the right to privacy and data protection. This international debate is a prerequisite for establishing international rules on data protection and for the secret services.
- number of participants
Suggested panelists:
Klaus Landefeld (eco Verband http://www.eco.de/2010/team/klaus-landefeld.html)
Keith Alexander (Director National Security Agency)
Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger (Justice minister)
Electronic Frontier Foundation (NN)
Markus Kummer (Internet Society http://www.internetsociety.org/who-we-are/people/mr-markus-kummer)

Spaekers List
Mr. Klaus Landefeld, board member Infrastructure & Networks, eco – Association of the German Internet Industry
Mr. Keith Alexander, Director of the National Security Agency USA, Commander, U.S. Cyber Command, Chief, Central Security Service
Mr. Jacob Appelbaum, spokesperson and developer for the Tor-Project
Mr. Nicolas Seidler, Policy Advisor, Internet Society
Mr. Glenn Greenwald, The Guardian
Prof. Ronald Deibert, Director of the Canada Centre for Global Security Studies and the Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto

Country Code Top Level Domain as a Supreme Gateway for Local Content Development

Country Code Top Level Domain as a Supreme Gateway for Local Content Development

Donny B.U.

Organizing Entity

PANDI (.id Registry)

Format

moderated panel discussion with interactive participation of audience

Description and Objective

Internet content today is still dominated by English language, and it becomes a hindrance for non-English and non-Latin countries when they do not have enough local internet contents. While technology such as machine translation has shown its great contribution to enable more people to connect with each other, we can also identify that Internet organizations have introduced IDN (Internationalized Domain Names)-TLD and also gTLD that will also contribute to the expansion and enrichment of local content in a specific country or region. This workshop will draw together international bodies and ccTLD registries to discuss how ccTLD registries can promote ccTLD, IDN-TLD, and gTLD to significantly flourish local content development.

The workshop will:

Introduce the current work of international bodies (20 mins presentation each)

  • ICANN (VP Stakeholder Engagement – Asia, Yu-Chuang Kuek)
  • APTLD (APTLD Chairman, Jonathan Shea)
  • ISOC (ISOC Regional Bureau Director for Asia Pacifoc, Rajnesh Singh)
  • Share experience of existing ccTLD regitries (20 mins presentation each)

  • Indonesia’s Experience (PANDI, Ifik Arifin – PANDI Board)
  • China’s Experience (CNNIC, X)
  • Japan’s Exprerience (JPRS, Hito Hotta)
  • Discuss and explore ways to cooperate among relevant stakeholders (Panel Discussion)

  • Panels: all presenters from above session
  • Internet Connectivity: Best Practices and Challenges for Democratic Developing Country. Study case: Indonesia

    Country Internet Connectivity: Best Practices and Challenges for Democratic Developing Country. Study case: Indonesia

    Donny B.U.

    Organizing Entity

    Indonesia ISP Association / APJII (apjii.or.id) with Indonesia Infocomm Society / MASTEL (mastel.or.id)

    Format

    Basic classroom layout, projector screen at the front, podium (or table and chairs) for presenter, equipped with LCD projector and standard audio system

    Description and Objective

    • Objective: Participants will be able to know and understand about the best practices and challenges of initiating, establishing and developing internet infrastructure in Indonesia as the democratic developing country.

    • Description: The section will be structured in 120 minutes presentations, followed by 60 minutes interactive questions and answers from the floor. Several prominent persons from APJII, Air Putih and their partners will share the knowledge about the strategy to initiating, establishing and developing internet infrastructure in Indonesia, the diverse and unique archipelago country. The session has been designed for general participants, with no technical background required.

    Global perspectives on online free expression

    Global perspectives on online free expression

    Angela Daly

    Organizing Entity

    Dynamic Coalition on Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media on the Internet

    Format

    Workshop consisting of up to three presentations followed by audience interaction and general discussion

    Description and Objective

    This meeting will combine discussion from stakeholders from different parts of the world on threats to, and advances made, in freedom of expression and freedom of the media on the Internet. We look forward to welcoming old and new coalition members to engage in this debate, as well as a broad range of different stakeholders. The objective will be to inform participants about these global developments and present them with an opportunity to contribute to this knowledge and discussion.

    Human rights on the internet: what are they and what do they mean in the context of internet governance?

    Human rights on the internet: what are they and what do they mean in the context of internet governance?

    Anriette Esterhuyzen

    Organizing Entity

    Association for Progressive Communications (APC)

    Format

    Interactive with presenters and excercises. We are using a curriculum we developed called 'Internet Rights are Human Rights

    Description and Objective

    During the Internet Governance Forum 2013 there will, for the first time, be a main session focused specifically on human rights. Yet APC has identified that there is insufficient capacity among civil society intheir advocacy for human rights and social justice. The aim is to bring together civil society participants, build internet and human rights advocacy capacity, and provide inputs to key discussions in the IGF.

    Background
    Our research shows that even among internet activists, not to mention mainstream human rights organisations, there is limited capacity at technical levels (e.g. in using the internet strategically, safely and securely) and at the level of policy and advocacy (understanding what processes and mechanisms they can use to achieve their goals). Further, civil society has difficulty influencing internet and related policy processes: These processes are complex, and dominated by governments and industry in spite of the focus on 'multi-stakeholderism'. Civil society, particularly from the global south, struggles to participate effectively either at national or global/regional levels. Moreover there is no common acknowledgement of the internet as a public good, which means that its policy and regulation is increasingly driven by the interests of entities with political or commercial power rather than by the broadest possible public interest and including marginalised groups. Our aim is to strengthen capacity of human rights organisations and defenders, including WHRDs and sexual rights activists, to identify risks to internet freedoms that impact on democracy, to prevent and respond to violations and advocate in internet policy forums, including the IGF, within a human right framework. This pre-event will therefore focus on capacity building for these groups and will draw on the Internet Rights are Human Rights Curriculum http://www.itrainonline.org/itrainonline/mmtk/irhr.shtml#Intro and share lessons among participants. Participant will be asked to provide inputs to the IGF 2013 main session on human rights and into other relevant IGF workshops, main sessions and side events as appropriate.

    Format
    The Internet and Human Rights capacity building workshop will focus on the issues of:
    Introduction to human rights, ICTs and the internet (including human rights mechanisms)
    Freedom of expression and freedom of information
    Freedom of peaceful assembly and association
    The right to privacy

    Digital preservation of cultural treasures in Bali

    Digital preservation of cultural treasures in Bali

    Ronald Jenkins

    Organizing Entity

    WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY AND THE INTERNET ARCHIVE FOUNDATION

    Format

    ORAL PRESENTATION WITH POWER POINT SLIDES (OPTIONAL SHOWING OF WEBSITE IF THERE IS AN INTERNET CONNECTION AVAILABLE)

    Description and Objective

    DEMONSTRATING HOW A COLLABORATION BETWEEN AN ASIAN GOVERNMENT AND AN AMERICAN FOUNDATION CAN LEAD TO IMPORTANT NEW USES OF INTERNET TECHNOLOGY IN THE SERVICE OF PRESERVING ENDANGERED LANGUAGES AND CULTURAL ARTIFACTS WHEN THE PROPER STRATEGIES ARE EMPLOYED
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