Submitted Proposals

Organization: AFTLD
Title :
1. Access: Bootstrapping ccTLD growth and development in developing countries
Provide a concise formulation for the proposed workshop theme including its importance and relevance to the IGF.

Demonstrate through case studies how access can facilitate the growth and development of ccTLDs in the developing countries and how to overcome the challenges. Successful experiences from established ccTLDs in these regions will further demonstrate how co-orperation between stake-holders is a critical factor in addressing access issues that would otherwise hinder their growth and development
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.

  • Dr. Paulos Nyirenda .MW
  • Dina Barakat .eg
  • Prof. Gihan Dias .LK
  • Rajesh Aggarwal .IN
Dr. Paulos Nyirenda and Dr. Nashwa Abdelbaki have been contacted and have agreed to participate in the proposed workshop. Speakers from other developing regions are also being sought through the regional top level domain association forum to which AfTLD is a member of and includes APTLD, LACTLD and CENTR
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.

  • Mohammed El Bashir - AFTLD
  • Michuki Mwangi - ISOC
  • Anne Rachel Inne - ICANN
  • Don Hollander - APTLD
  • Wim Degezelle - CENTR
  • Margarita Valdes - LACTLD
The organizers are from divergent geographical regions and includes two women for gender balance. The are respresentative fo the various stakeholders in the ccTLD communities in their respective regions.
Does the proposed workshop provide different perspectives on the issues under discussion?
The panelists come from different countries, backgrounds and sectors resulting in divergent and varying perspectives.
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.
ccTLDs form a part of the critical Internet resource in a given country. As such, their integral growth and development are a necessary component of Internet governance in developing regions/countries of the world. Its evident from the Tunis Agenda and elsewhere that Governments are increasing getting interested in and playing a significant role in ccTLD issues in Africa and other developing country areas.
List similar events you and/or any other IGF workshops you have organized in the past.
ISOC and CENTR have been involved in various IGF workshops in the past where African countries and AfTLD have participated including but not limited to;

CENTR: One size doesnt Fit all: what can be learned from the diversity of existing ccTLD management examples
ISOCs Internet Traffic Exchange in Less Developed Internet Markets and the Role of Internet Exchange Points (IXP)
ISOC: Root Server System
Were you part of organizing a workshop last year? Which one? Did you submit a workshop report?
Yes, the workshop was on "Internet Governance - What strategies for Developing Countries, What Strategy for Africa?".
and the report is available at