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Workshop Number: 143 Jump to report

Title: Teaching Internet Governance, the experience of the Schools on Internet Governance

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Status:
ACCEPTED

Concise Description:
The workshop will review for the third time the experience of the Schools on Internet Govenance, which that started in Meissen, Germany, as a pioneer project, and has been replicated in Latin América during three years and once in Egypt.
The Schools main objective is to bring younger professionals to the Internet Governance global process, and also encourage them to participate and even start different related activities at their respective national levels.
All experiences have been very successful and the workshop will review the key issues of students selection and participation,faculty members selection and participation and the future challenges of organizing these activities.

Which of the five broad IGF Themes or the Cross-Cutting Priorities does your workshop fall under?
Others

Have you organized an IGF workshop before? Yes
If so, please provide the link to the report:
http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/component/chronocontact/?chronoformname=WSProposalsReports2010View&wspid=26

Provide the names and affiliations of the panellists you are planning to invite:
Olga Cavalli - Professor Universidad de Buenos Aires - Regional Director South School on Internet Governance SSIG
Ricardo Pedraza Barrios - Verisign - Faculty Member SSIG
Pedro Less Andrade - Google - Faculty Member SSIG
George Victor Salama - National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) – Egypt
William J. Drake - University of Zurich , Geneva, Switzerland.
Wolfgang Kleinwaechter - Professor University of Aharus, Dennmark.
Avri Doria - Professor Lulea University
Adrian Carballo - South SSIG Institutional Relations Director
Bertrand de la Chapelle - French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (to be confirmed)
Sandra Hoferichter - Euro SSIG - Moderator
Adrian Carballo - Remote moderator
Biographies:

Provide the name of the organizer(s) of the workshop and their affiliation to various stakeholder groups:
Olga Cavalli - Direcrtor South School on Internet Governance
University of Buenos Aires
Adrián Carballo - Director Institutional Relations- Sout School on Internet Governance

Organization:South School on Internet Governance

Contact Person: Olga Cavalli



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Report:
Reported by: Olga Cavalli

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A brief substantive summary and the main events that were raised:
The workshop reviewed for the third time the experience of the Schools on Internet Governance, which that started in Meissen, Germany, as a pioneer project, and has been replicated in Latin América during three years and once in Egypt.

The Schools main objective is to bring younger professionals to the Internet Governance global process, and also encourage them to participate and even start different related activities at their respective national levels.

The workshop was moderated by Olga Cavalli, Regional Director South School on Internet Governance SSIG, who explained the countries where the South School on Internet Governance has been organized and the participation Statistics. It was held in Buenos Aires 2009, Sao Paulo 2010, Mexico 2011 and next SSIG will be held in Bogotá, in March 2012.

Panellist and their perspectives were:

Ricardo Pedraza Barrios from Verisign gave his view as Faculty Member SSIG in Latin America, he found the activity very valuable and excellent for networking with the students and with other faculty members and companies from each of the countries that the SSIG is organized.

Pedro Less Andrade from Google, as Faculty Member SSIG in Latin America stressed the fact that for the students is good as they in one week can learn what otherwise takes month of reading and researching, also he mentioned the value of the network for the students.

William J. Drake from University of Zurich and Avri doria mentioned that it is a challenging experience for the teachers as the audience of students is diverse and they have different backgrounds and experiences. This makes the teaching more interactive and challenging.

Wolfgang Kleinwaechter, Professor University of Aharus, and Director of the European School on Internet Governance said that the european school is organized differently than South America, as it takes places in Meissen every year.

Sandra Hoferichter, organizer of Euro SSIG explained the diversity that the Euro SSIG has among their students and showed statistics of participation.

Adrian Carballo was the Remote moderator.

Conclusions and further comments:
The schools on Internet Governance are a pioneering experience that opens an excellent teaching space for those interested in understanding the Internet Governance from a broad and holistic perspective.
In particular the South School on Internet Governance focused in Latin America and the Caribbean, is bringing awareness in this region about the relevance of the IG debate and why it is important for all stakeholders to be involved in it.
The workshop has been organized starting in the IGF in Sharm el Sheik and it is growing in panelists and audience interest since then. We hope to organize it again in 2012 in the IGF in Kazakstan. Olga Cavalli