IGF 2019 WS #303 NetMundial+5: lessons and new approaches for internet policy

Organizer 1: Juliana Nolasco, Google
Organizer 2: KS Park, Korea University Law School

Speaker 1: Carlos Affonso de Souza, Civil Society, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)
Speaker 2: Lisa Garcia, Civil Society, Asia-Pacific Group
Speaker 3: KS Park, Civil Society, Asia-Pacific Group

Policy Question(s): 

How can we advance the Netmundial principles (openness, inclusiveness, transparency, human rights) in the current governance structures of the internet?
How those principles can be discussed theoretically/systemically as well as very practically in terms of concrete opportunities stakeholders can organize around?
What best practices and lessons did we learn during the netmundial process that we would like to see/advance today?
How can collaborative governance models improve access to equitable opportunities in the digital age?

Relevance to Theme: In April 2014 São Paulo hosted the Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance (NETmundial), an event that convened a large number of global actors to produce a consensus statement on internet governance principles and a roadmap for the future evolution of the Internet governance ecosystem.
Five years later, debates around internet governance models that could preserve an open, safe and interconnected Internet remain urgent and experiences such as the Netmundial meeting can bring some light into the recent internet policy challenges we are facing.

Relevance to Internet Governance: The Multistakeholder NetMundial conference gathered a large number of global actors and produced a Universal Declaration on Internet Governance Principles and an Internet Governance Roadmap. This Workshop will resume the main debates that took place during the meeting and will follow up on how the Declaration of Principles have been implemented since its adoption in 2014. In addition to that, participants will discuss the lessons learnt from this process and how those lessons can inspire new approaches for internet public policy making.


Panel - Auditorium - 60 Min

Description: The panel will follow the multistakeholder model, being composed of 4 members from diverse backgrounds and sectors, as well as the moderator and the rapporteur. The discussion will be guided by two central questions and each participant will have the same speaking time slots during the two blocks. Afterwards, there will be open time for audience questions and interaction with the speakers. The session will close with the note taker reviewing the substantive arguments, insights and agreements found during the session.
Outline agenda (subject to change):

Intro by moderator: Juliana Nolasco (GOOGLE) Confirmed
Professor KS Park Confirmed
Anriette Esterhuysen (Invited-TBC)
Carlos Affonso Pereira Souza (ITS-RIO) Confirmed
Wolfram Von heynitz (German Federal Foreign Office) Confirmed
Audience Q&A (25 mins)
Final remarks (10 minutes)

We are happy to collaborate with other workshop organizers in the same field to ensure that our session is complementary.

Expected Outcomes: Dissemination of models that could guide internet policies in the future.
Share the speaker's' experiences and visions about the Netmundial Meeting, recovering its history, and highlighting the greatest challenges for its implementation in the Country.
Participants understand how internet governance institutions could strive toward improved transparency and civic participation.
Debate how collaborative models can improve access to equitable opportunities in the digital age.

Onsite Moderator: 

Juliana Nolasco, Private Sector, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)

Online Moderator: 

KS Park, Civil Society, Asia-Pacific Group


Juliana Nolasco, Private Sector, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)

Discussion Facilitation: 

we will have a dedicate slot for questions that were sent to the online moderator.

Online Participation: 



GOAL 10: Reduced Inequalities
GOAL 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
GOAL 17: Partnerships for the Goals