IGF 2018 Connecting and Enabling the Next Billion(s)

Salle IV

- Session Type (Workshop, Open Forum, etc.): CENB

- Title: Connecting and Enabling the Next Billions: Phase IV

- Date & Time: Monday, 12 November 2018 at 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. (90 minutes)

- Organizer(s):

  • Radhika Radhakrishnan (Consultant, Secretariat - Internet Governance Forum, UN-DESA)
  • Christopher Yoo (1 World Connected)
  • Sharada Srinivasan (1 World Connected)
  • Raquel Gatto (Regional Policy Manager, Internet Society)

- Chair/Moderator: Christopher Yoo, Raquel Gatto

- Rapporteur/Notetaker: Radhika Radhakrishnan

- List of speakers and their institutional affiliations (Indicate male/female/ transgender male/ transgender female/gender variant/prefer not to answer):

  • Mr. Wisdom Donkor, Co-Founder, Africa Open Data and Internet Research Foundation, Male (Intergovernmental Organization)

  • Mr. Eric White, Male  (Intergovernmental Organization)  TBC

  • Mr. Philip Zululeta, Male (Business / Private Sector)

  • Mr. Paul Rowney, board member, Africa ICT Alliance, Male (Business / Private Sector) TBC

  • Ms. June Parris, Associate Researcher, Halaqah Media, Female  (Business / Private Sector)

  • Mr. Christopher Yoo, Director, Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Male (Academia)

  • Ms. Radhika Radhakrishnan, Consultant, Secretariat - Internet Governance Forum, Female (Academia)

  • Ms. Raquel Gatto, Regional Policy Manager, Internet Society, Female (Technical Community)

  • Ms. Mary Uduma, Managing Director, Jaeno Digital Solutions Ltd, Female (Technical Community)

  • Ms. Karen McCabe, Senior Director, Technology Policy and International Affairs, IEEE, Female  (Technical Community)

- Theme (as listed here): Development, Innovation & Economic Issues


- Please state no more than three (3) key messages of the discussion. [150 words or less]

  • Local access projects working on enabling meaningful Internet connectivity for attaining SDGs 7, 8, 9, 17 will be highlighted.

  • Interlinkages between projects that support ICTs for realizing different SDGs (in this discussion, specifically SDGs 7,8,9, and 17) are necessary for attaining the goals. Thus, a unified approach is required across SDGs and stakeholders going forward.

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