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No. 354 Ten years of the WSIS Declaration of Principles

Juliano Cappi
Brazilian Internet Steering Committee - CGI.br



Internet Governance Principles

The Workshop aims to discuss the challenges faced since the creation of the WSIS Declaration of Principles to build an Information Society for all and how multistakeholder initiatives are important in this process. The contribution of the WSIS principles to empower developing countries organizations in the process of designing policies and strategies for the universalization of the Internet is significant and, at the same time, the effective enhancement of the WSIS principles in a global level depends on the progress of the Internet in developing countries. It is of utmost importance that developing countries share its experiences on initiatives to create an enabling environment for the development of the Information Society and on the challenges faced along the process to implement such initiatives. (i.e. the implementation of a legal frameworks like the Brazilian Internet Bill of Rights). We expect to discuss how multistakeholder initiatives empower society to face the challenges to consolidate the implementation of WSIS principles in developing countries. The strengthening of international and regional cooperation around the struggle to implement the goals established at the WSIS forums is critical.     

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Background Paper

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Session Type




Mr. Hartmut Glaser, Brazilian Internet Steering Committee, Civil Society, BRAZIL, Latin American and Caribbean Group - GRULAC

Mr. Raul Echeberia, LACNIC, Technical Community, URUGUAY, Latin American and Caribbean Group - GRULAC

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Panellists and Moderator

Invited panellists, individuals and organisations

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Carlo Affonso Souza, Center for Technology and Society at Getulio Vargas Foundation’s School of Law, in Rio de Janeiro, Male, Civil Society, BRAZIL, Latin American and Caribbean Group - GRULACBiography

Alexandre Fontenelle, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Male, Government, BRAZIL, Eastern European GroupBiography

Raul Echeberia, LACNIC, Male, Technical Community, URUGUAY, Latin American and Caribbean Group - GRULACBiography

Parminder Jeet Singh, IT for Change, Male, Civil Society, INDIABiography

Nnenna Nwakanma, The Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa, Female, Civil Society, CÔTE D'IVOIRE, African GroupBiography

Cristine Hoepers, CERT.br, Female, Technical Community, BRAZIL, Latin American and Caribbean Group - GRULACBiography


Hartmut Richard Glaser

Remote Moderator

Juliano Cappi


• The achivements and Chalenges of WISIS Targets (15 mins) IT4Change – Parminder Jeet Singh;
• Multistakeholder Initiatives (45 mins) The Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa - Nnenna Nwakanma/ LACNIC – Raul Echeberia; CERT.br – Cristine Hoepers;
• Round table discussion. Questions, experiences, conclusions. (20 mins). Open and Cross discussion.
• Closing (5 mins) – CGI.br – Hartmut Richard Glaser

Inclusiveness of the Session

We will provide 30 minutes for discussion in a round table format and participants will have the chance to present ideas and question the panellist. Remote participation also will be provided.

Suitability for Remote Participation

Remote participation will be provided by the live stream of the session and the use of social media (i.e. twitter) for allowing remote participation during the discussion. The organization will provide one collaborator to moderate remote participation.    

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