Submitted Proposals

Organization: Nominet
Title :
71. UK Best Practice session: “Partnership in Action”
Provide a concise formulation for the proposed workshop theme including its importance and relevance to the IGF.

The workshop will showcase real examples of how different stakeholders have addressed issues relevant to the IGF main themes. The aim is to facilitate the exchange of information and best practice, showing how stakeholders have helped to find solutions to the issues arising from the use and misuse of the Internet that are of particular concern to everyday users. In It will focus on examples identified from the Nominet Best Practice Challenge, and multi-stakeholder cooperation in the areas of education, combatting e-crime and child safety on the Internet

Provide the names and affiliations of the panellists you are planning to invite. Describe the main actors in the field and whether you have you approached them about their willingness to participate in proposed workshop.
  • Ian Taylor MBE, MP: Chair
  • Emily Taylor, Director Legal & Policy, Nominet: the Nominet Best Practice Challenge
  • Rt Hon Alun Michael MP: the e-crime and disorder reduction partnership
  • Andrew Miller MP: "Make it Happen" schools project
  • Margaret Moran MP: the UK approach to children and the Internet, including the Report of the Byron Review for the UK Government and the creation of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety
  • Dr Jeremy Beale, Confederation of British Industry:  Security, openness and privacy – an industry view
Provide the name of the organizer(s) of the workshop and their affiliation to various stakeholder groups. Describe how you will take steps to adhere to the multi-stakeholder principle, including geographical diversity.

The “UK-IGF” is a cooperative framework between government, parliamentarians, industry, civil society, and the technical community. The co-organisers – from industry, government and parliament – are from different stakeholder backgrounds, and the initiative is based on multi-stakeholder partnership. While the proposal is to present UK best practice, the session is designed to promote engagement with other countries to compare and contrast approaches to similar issues.

Does the proposed workshop provide different perspectives on the issues under discussion?
The selection process for the Best Practice Challenge has encouraged the comparison and contrasting of different approaches to issues.  We hope that this diversity will encourage discussion and will use the session to encourage attendees to question why we thought certain approaches were particularly successful and how the UK experience matches with work in their own country.
Please explain how the workshop will address issues relating to Internet governance and describe how the workshop conforms with the Tunis Agenda in terms of substance and the mandate of the IGF.

The workshop will seek to discuss public policy issues related to key elements of Internet governance by looking at practical examples.


It will facilitate the exchange of information and best practices, making full use of the expertise of disparate communities and stakeholder groups.


It will strengthen and enhance the engagement of stakeholders.


It will help participants assess solutions to issues arising from the use and misuse of the Internet, in particular those of concern to everyday users.

List similar events you and/or any other IGF workshops you have organized in the past.

This will follow up the very successful UK Best Practice workshop in Rio.  We have organised stakeholder events in the UK involving a wide variety on interested parties including parliamentarians, government, industry and civil society.

Were you part of organizing a workshop last year? Which one? Did you submit a workshop report?
Yes:  UK Best Practice Workshop.  Yes.