IGF 2017 WS #75 Internet + Big Data Governance for Poverty Alleviation and Environment

Short Title: 
Show cases and best practices

Proposer's Name: Mr. MINGLEI SHE
Proposer's Organization: China Association for Science and Technology
Co-Proposer's Name: Ms. Chuang Liu
Co-Proposer's Organization: China Association for Science and Technology
Co-Organizers:
Mr. Ricardo Israel Robles Pelayo,civil society, International Commercial Law of the Universidad Humannas, Mexico (Education, Estado de Mexico)
Mr. kalanidhi Adinarayana, civil society,Common Wealth Science and Technology Academy for Research, Indian
Mr. Waweru Mwangi, civil society,Institute of Computer Sciences and Information Technology, Jomo Kenyatta University for Agriculture and Technology, Keynya (Education, Nairobi, Kenya)
Mrs. Meng Zeng, Inter-govermental Organization,Development Program of United Nations (UNDP)
Mr. Yunqiang Chu, government, ICT for Agriculture, Agriculture Department of Guizhou Province, China
Mr. Jinnian Wang, Private sector, China Remote Sensing Application and Technology Ltd.
Mrs. Babara Rayn, Inter-govermental organization,Group of Earth Observation Geneva

Additional Speakers: 

Meng Zeng,Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations,

She has been working for UN China since 2015. She is the principal author for the first big data report of UNDP on “the Living Standards Dimension of the Human Development Index: Measuring Poverty with Big Data in China” with five big data proxy indicators to measure poverty in 2284 counties across the country. Based on this index and on the data collected in 2284 counties throughout China, she has developed an interactive visualization map, which allows users to zoom in on any province and visualize its performance across all eight indicators. In order to promote application of big data for development, she designed and implemented “Big Data China Road show”.

She is currently working for UNFAO China as Poverty Reduction and Innovation Consultant. She focuses on study and practice of e-commerce for poverty reduction in China through harnessing big data.

[email protected]

Agenda: 

Prof. Ms LiuChuang will start the session by welcoming all the speakers( including online participants) and audiences and then give her perspective on policy enact and regulation regarding big data contributing to poverty reduction and environment protection.
Mrs. Meng Zeng from,Development Program of United Nations (UNDP) will share her experiences of using internet to alleviate poverty worldwide.
Mr. kalanidhi Adinarayana from Common Wealth Science and Technology Academy for Research, Indian will address the technical barriers we are going to face when tackling poverty and environmental issues in the developing and the least developed countries.
Mr. Ricardo Israel Robles Pelayo from International Commercial Law of the Universidad Humannas will talk about internet access and human rights (especially women and children).
Mr. Jinnian Wang from China Remote Sensing Application and Technology Ltd will discuss the cooperation between private and public sector.
Mr. Yunqiang Chu from Agriculture Department of Guizhou Province will present his report about big data technology application in Guizhou and current challenges confronted by the government agency.
Mrs. Babara Rayn from Inter-govermental organization,Group of Earth Observation Geneva will talk about how to avoid the lessons the industrialized countries made during the past decade.
Ms Rebecca Ryakitimbo from Tanzania will discuss "Water data for food security and environment conservation to ensure sustainable development.

Other experts and audience will make comments and raise questions in regards to the speeches presented,guided by the moderator.


Session Format: Panel - 90 Min

Proposer:
Country: China
Stakeholder Group: Civil Society

Co-Proposer:
Country: China
Stakeholder Group: Civil Society

Speaker: Ricardo Israel Robles Pelayo
Speaker: Rebecca Ryakitimbo
Speaker: Kalanidhi Adinarayana
Speaker: Waweru Mwangi
Speaker: Xiang Zhou
Speaker: Chuang Liu
Speaker: Barbara Ryan

Content of the Session:
Global internet access creates an equal playing field for both the most and least developed countries in our world socially, politically, and economically. Bridging the digital divide requires hard work from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

Part of the U.N.’s goals in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is to “significantly increase access to information and communications technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in the least developed countries by 2020.”

This workshop is consisted of two groups, one focuses on the Internet + Big data governance for poverty alleviation and other focuses on tthe topic of internet + big data governance for keeping the environment health; both of them will focus their topics on Internet + Big data for reaching SDGs.
Speakers from multi-stake holders will address the issues from technical barriers,local experiences and international cooperation.
The expected outcomes are:
(1) Principles and guidelines of Internet + big data governance for showing cases and best practices in action of poverty alleviation;
(2) Principles and guidelines of Internet + big data governance for showing cases and best practices in action of keeping the environment health
(3) Action lines of Internet + big data governance for poverty alleviation and environment 2017-2018
(4) A workshop on Internet + Big Data Governance for Poverty Alleviation and Environment (Phase I) will be held as a session in China's Data Expo from 25-28, May, Guizhou, China.. The expected outcomes of the session will provided good practice for making the IGF 2017 session success.

Relevance of the Session:
Internet and Big data provide an unprecedented opportunities for remote area to achieve leapfrog development, however the issues of poverty and environment fragility greatly threaten the well-being of the people living there. With limited internet access and tech-savvy knowledge, they are most vulnerable to the problems such as internet fraud,cybersecurity,digital gap etc. As a result, it is vital that we establish the internet infrastructure with customized internet governance structure in mind, which demands close collaborations between private and public sectors and other multi-stakeholders.
Using technology ( internet,big data etc) to address the issues of poverty and environment is consistent with UN new sustainable development goals agenda.

Tag 1: Access to Information
Tag 2: Internet & ICTs for the Sustainable Development Goals
Tag 3: Environmental Impact of ICTs

Interventions:
Prof. Ms LiuChuang will start the session by welcoming all the speakers( including online participants) and audiences and then give her perspective on policy enact and regulation regarding big data contributing to poverty reduction and environment protection.
Mrs. Meng Zeng from,Development Program of United Nations (UNDP) will share her experiences of using internet to alleviate poverty worldwide.
Mr. kalanidhi Adinarayana from Common Wealth Science and Technology Academy for Research, Indian will address the technical barriers we are going to face when tackling poverty and environmental issues in the developing and the least developed countries.
Mr. Ricardo Israel Robles Pelayo from International Commercial Law of the Universidad Humannas will talk about internet access and human rights (especially women and children).
Mr. Jinnian Wang from China Remote Sensing Application and Technology Ltd will discuss the cooperation between private and public sector.
Mr. Yunqiang Chu from Agriculture Department of Guizhou Province will present his report about big data technology application in Guizhou and current challenges confronted by the government agency.
Mrs. Babara Rayn from Inter-govermental organization,Group of Earth Observation Geneva will talk about how to avoid the lessons the industrialized countries made during the past decade.
Ms Rebecca Ryakitimbo from Tanzania will discuss "Water data for food security and environment conservation to ensure sustainable development.

Other experts and audience will make comments and raise questions in regards to the speeches presented,guided by the moderator.



Diversity:
4 females and 5 males among the 8 speakers confirmed, among them 2 from intenational government, one from the local goverment (Provinceial level), 2 from private sectors, and 3 from education and acdemic communities.
The speakers are from Asia (China and Indian), Africa ( Kennya and Tanzania), South American ( Mexico) and Switherland (Geneva).
Besides 3 experts who participated the IGF many times, 5 of the speakers are first itme to join IGF, They are from Kennya, Indian, China local government and private sector and Geneva.
The diversity speakers will help the expected outcomes more efficient and benefit to all.

Onsite Moderator: Mr.Qinglin Wang
Online Moderator: Mr Xiaofeng,Tao
Rapporteur: Mr Jiang Dong

Online Participation:
Online participation will be led by a facilitated dialogue. Online attendees will get involved in the workshop during the whole session and have separate queue and microphone which rotate equally with the mics in the room and is entitled to raise questions after each presentation
of the speaker and engage during the panel discussion. Trained online moderator with previous experience will direct the online participation.


Discussion facilitation:
The moderator will open the session by welcoming all the participants,introducing the topic about to be discussed and the speakers present and
online. (10 minutes)
All Speakers make their presentation respectively. After each presentation, the moderator make comments and engage the audiences and online participants in a quick Q&A session.(40 minutes)
Right after the presentations, the moderator will engage the panelists in a lively conversation to get their perspectives on the session and questions raised during the presentations (20 minutes).
The moderator will elicit what panelists find most insightful from the discussion and build on them by asking questions to create active flow of
conversation with both panelists and experts in the audience.(10 minutes)
The last ten minutes, the moderator will warp up the discussion by summarizing the consensus of the facilitated dialogue and pointing out the
challenges we are confronting.(10 minutes)


Conducted a Workshop in IGF before?: Yes
Link to Report: http://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/index.php?q=filedepot_download/4098/231

Contact Information

United Nations
Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

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Palais des Nations,
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland

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+41 (0) 229 173 678