IGF 2020 WS #183 Internet Governance challenges in crisis periods: Covid 19

Thematic Track

Organizer 1: Hend BAKLOUTI, Instance Nationale des Télécommunications
Organizer 2: Wajdi Garali, National Authority of Regulation (INT)
Organizer 3: Chokri Ben Romdhane, AUF

Speaker 1: Hend BAKLOUTI, Government, African Group
Speaker 2: Wajdi Garali, Government, African Group
Speaker 3: Chokri Ben Romdhane, Intergovernmental Organization, Intergovernmental Organization

Moderator

Wafa Dahmani, Private Sector, African Group

Online Moderator

Wafa Dahmani, Private Sector, African Group

Rapporteur

NADIRA AL-ARAJ, Technical Community, Asia-Pacific Group

Format

Round Table - Circle - 60 Min

Policy Question(s)

1.What is the impact of digital tools in monitoring and managing crisis? How to implement them to advance the inclusion of people affected by the crisis? 2.How can technology play a role in restoring trust in internet use during crisis periods?

This workshop will deal with challenges related to internet governance to which the world had to face during the coronaviris crisis as well as the importance of the emerging technologies in preventing the effect of the crisis and reinforcing the Trust of Internet use during COVID19 lockdown.

SDGs

GOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
GOAL 17: Partnerships for the Goals

Description:

As the world deals with the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), this crisis has empowered the rise of e-services (telehealth, e-learning, virtual conferences, teleworking) and interactive services (Netflix, online videogaming, etc.). This workshop is an immersion in the various challenges related to internet governance to which the world had to face during the coronaviris crisis. During this workshop, the Tunisian experience will be presented through representatives of the Tunisian National Regulation Authority (INT). This workshop will be divided into two sessions: • The first session will deals with the importance of the emerging technologies in preventing, monitoring and managing the effect of the crisis. This session will also highlight how can digital policies (restrict access to the internet, block social media platforms, free access, etc) has helped spread / stop the virus. The coronavarius crisis has revealed the need to bridge the digital divide (drop of connectivity, low-speed internet, undeserved regions, etc.). The last part of this session will present technical approaches taken by the Tunisian telecommunications stakeholders as well as QoS indicators measured during lockdown period. • The second session will present the findings of a survey of the Tunisian internet security and Trust during the COVID19 lockdown period, it will involve Tunisian internet community and will measure:  The effectiveness, of actions engaged by the Tunisian stakeholders in order to reinforce the Trust of Internet use during COVID19 lockdown.  The degree of application of the of Tunisian community of the these actions.

Expected Outcomes

The outcomes will be enriched through the various exchanges and discussions with the participants during the workshop.

After the two sessions presentation, the speakers will collect questions from the different participants and answers will be given through a debate

Relevance to Internet Governance: In crisis periods, the roles and tasks of the differents stakeholders in the internet ecosystem (governents, private sector and civil society) may be tested or modified.This workshop will highlight the various challenges related to internet governance to which the world have faced during the coronaviris crisis.

Relevance to Theme: The workshop will bring out the role of techological advances and digital policies in helping the inclusion of people affected by crisis (The Tunisian use case as an example). The workshop will also underscore the effectiveness of actions engaged by the Tunisian stakeholders in order to reinforce the Trust of Internet use during COVID19 lockdown.

Online Participation

 

Usage of IGF Official Tool.