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Dynamic Coalitions (DCs) News

2021

Dynamic Coalition on Internet and Jobs (DC-Jobs) September 2021

Survey on Internet and jobs

DC-Jobs is inviting contributions to a public survey on the Internet's potential to create jobs. Survey results will feed into a study conducted by DC-Jobs on the impact of COVID-19 on jobs and the need for upskilling.

Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/futureofjobs 

Youth Coalition on Internet Governance (YCIG) August 2021

Youth IGF Summit

The Youth Coalition is collaborating with Youth IGF Poland and other organizations on the planning of the Project Youth Summit. Currently, young people from around the world can register in order to participate in the Working Groups. The outcomes of group work will be presented by their members at the second part of the Project - at the Youth Summit, an event on day 0 of the IGF (5 December) and promoted among the IGF community. 

More information: https://yigfen.nask.pl/yen/registration/4255,Project-Youth-Summit-registration.html  Deadline to register: 31 August.

 

YCIG Webinars series

YCIG launched the YCIG Webinars Series this year and the two upcoming webinars under this initiative are as follows: 

1) Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change | 28 August, 14:00 UTC

 2) Inclusive Internet Governance ecosystems and Digital Cooperation | 18 September, 16:00 UTC.

The aim is to gather together young people, policymakers and experts from around the world to discuss and engage in dialogue on the key themes of the environment, sustainability, climate change, inclusive internet governance ecosystems and digital cooperation via our YCIG Webinar series.

Registration is open until 26 August on https://forms.gle/BwssMVy3iNCfJHTj9

Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity (DC3) August 2021

DC3 invites all interested individuals to submit papers and essays exploring how community networks (CN) and alternative access models can be funded. Papers and essays will be compiled in the DC3 2021 report dedicate to Sustainable Funding Models for Community Networks.

Papers and essays must be submitted by 20 September 2021 and explore relevant issues such as (but not limited to):

  • Case studies of CN funding models
  • Networks as commons and consequent funding challenges
  • Use of cryptocurrencies to fund CNs
  • Public funding of local networks
  • Multistakeholder partnerships to fund CNs
  • Use of Universal Access Funds to support CNs
  • International partnerships and initiatives aimed at funding CNs
  • CN scalability and financial sustainability strategies

More details are available in the Call for resources.

Dynamic Coalition on Internet Standards, Security and Safety (DC-ISSS) June 2021

DC-ISSS has issued:

  • Mission Statement for its Sub-group on Internet of Things (part of Working Group 1 on Security by Design). The document outlines the sub-group's aim of (a) reviewing current security-related IoT initiatives and practices worldwide, and (b) developing a coherent package of global recommendations and guidance for embedding security by design in the development of IoT devices and applications. Also included are the research questions explored by the groups, potential outcomes, and a work plan detailing timelines and milestones. 
  • A Mission Statement for its Working Group 2 on Education and Skills. The document describes the group's focus on examining how educational curricula at all levels need to adapt to ensure that school and college-leavers are equipped with sufficient knowledge and understanding of how deploying security-related standards helps individuals and businesses be secure and safe in the digital economy. The group intends to develop recommendations and guindance in this regard. The document also provides details on the group's work plan and timeline.
  • Mission Statement for its Working Group 3 on Procurement and Supply Chain Management. The document outlines the WG's goal of developing actionable and practicable policy recommendations and guidance to ensure that public sector procurement and private sector supply chain best practice and related professional training takes into account Internet security and safety requirements. It also provides information on the activities and outcomes envisioned by the group.
Youth Coalition on Internet Governance (YCIG) June 2021

YCIG hosted a pre-event session at EuroDIG 2021, called Youth Guide to Smart Cities, the Environment, and the InternetThis session presented by the Youth Coalition on Internet Governance explored the recent focus on the environment and sustainability in Internet Governance. A speaker explained how young people are impacted by and can impact the rise of smart cities, and then during the break out group discussion participants reflected what is going on in each region – with the aim to find some synthesis within our experiences as young people.

Recording link: https://youtu.be/AwRJRAYoTqk

Youth Coalition on Internet Governance (YCIG)

May 2021

YCIG organised three sessions at the MozFest 2021:

  • 404 Planet B not found: Try connecting to Mother Earth through Youth4DigitalSustainabilityThe objective was to get people of different ages and regional and thematic backgrounds to deliberate on strategies for digital sustainability that take into account that the Internet affects our environment, our societies, our economies, and governance structures. All of these aspects interlink in order to be more digitally sustainable going forward. The basis of this exchange was the recently drafted Youth4DigitalSustainability Recommendations. Facilitators: Noha Abdel Baky (YCIG), Eileen Cejas (YCIG, Youth SIG), Raashi Saxena (The Sentinel Project), Pedro Peres (LAPIN), Elisabeth Schauermann (German Informatics Society). Recording link: https://youtu.be/TfJQqFrk3aA 
  • Regulating Artificial Intelligence with Collective Intelligence This session explored the vision, tactics and results of the Global Citizen’s Dialogue on the Future of the Internet, We, the Internet (WTI). It included reflections on the results of the 2020 global dialogue with the country leads for Argentina, Malaysia, India, Philippines, Rwanda and Timor Leste followed by an invitation to co-imagine the future of AI Governance. Facilitators: Raashi Saxena (The Sentinel Project) , Eileen Cejas (YCIG, Youth SIG), Jean F. Queralt (The Io Foundation), Jon Stever (i4policy), Manon Potet (Missions Publiques), Antoine Vergne (Missions Publiques). Recording link: https://youtu.be/cV8teeWU_g0 
  • Mama works at homeThis session analysed the intersection of remote work and parenting challenges during the COVID 19 pandemic. Speaker: Noha Ashraf. Recording link: https://youtu.be/KiSPEjSaiQ4 
Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in Libraries (DC-PAL) April 2021

DC-PAL launched a collaborative agenda-setting initiative for 2021. Through a short survey, DC-PAL members are identifying key trends and issues in the field of public access which are most relevant for their work and interests in 2021.

DC-PAL also welcomes suggestions from interested stakeholders and members of the Internet Governance community. Are you interested in public access solutions to expanding meaningful digital inclusion - e.g. shared access to connectivity and ICT, digital skills learning opportunities and key digital resources, to help tackle questions of equity and affordability?

You can share your insights and suggestions at https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6268090/Dynamic-Coalition-on-Public-Access-in-Libraries-Setting-the-Agenda-for-2021.

The deadline for input is 3 May 2021.

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