IGF 2019 WS #283 Transdisciplinarity for Internet Governance and Resilience

Organizer 1: Seema Sharma, University of Delhi
Organizer 2: Rohit Sen, bettervest GmbH
Organizer 3: Varun Rajah, O.P.Jindal Global University
Organizer 4: Arnab Bose, O. P. Jindal Global University

Speaker 1: Seema Sharma, Government, Asia-Pacific Group
Speaker 2: Arnab Bose, Civil Society, Asia-Pacific Group
Speaker 3: Rohit Sen, Civil Society, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)

Policy Question(s): 

1. What framework, methods and processes we need for better cooperation and collaborations among stakeholders (both offline and online) for effective internet governance and resilience at the local level
2. How can trust and accountability be restored?
3. How can cooperation and collaboration on national, regional and global levels help to increase cybersecurity?
4. What role should different stakeholders play in cybersecurity capacity building approaches?

Relevance to Theme: The proposed session would be able to answer four very important policy questions under the theme. The session also includes discussion on a live case study (design for sustainability project- has a unique online and offline component, University of Delhi) to give real-time experience and understanding of the subject and to make the session a learning experience for everyone.

Relevance to Internet Governance: The session will be on how to achieve better cooperation and collaborations among stakeholders, needed framework, methods and processes to get effective internet governance and resilience at the local level.


Tutorial - Auditorium - 30 Min

Description: The proposed tutorial session will have three speakers and one moderator.
30 minutes session will be divided into three parts:-

1. Introduction and moderation for 2 minutes

2. presentation by the first speaker (5 minutes) on four policy questions raised (question no. 5).

3. Presentation on the live case study by the second and third speakers (4 minutes each, total of 8 minutes)

4. open discussion/question-answer session with all the participants (15 minutes) to collect the inputs/suggestions.

Expected Outcomes: The session will have four clear cut outcomes
1. Plausible framework, methods and processes for effective internet governance and resilience at the local level.
2. Methods to restore trust and accountability among local stakeholders/communities.
3. Methods and processes to attain better cybersecurity at the local level.
4. Role of different stakeholders in cybersecurity capacity building approaches.

Onsite Moderator: 

Seema Sharma, Government, Asia-Pacific Group

Online Moderator: 

Arnab Bose, Civil Society, Asia-Pacific Group


Varun Rajah, Civil Society, Asia-Pacific Group

Discussion Facilitation: 

Before the start of the session, participants will be given the brochure to understand the context, subject, relevance and objective of the session. During the session, 15 minutes specifically will be allocated to the participants to interact/ask questions and share their experiences and point of views.

Online Participation: 

Official online participation tool will be utilized by us to make the workshop session live. Back to India, students of the University of Delhi and O.P. Jindal Global University will join our session online.

Proposed Additional Tools: We will live stream our session through our facebook accounts using our mobiles to cover a large number of undergraduate students of University of Delhi and O P Jindal Global University.


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