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2016 IGF Best Practice Forums (BPFs): Draft Outputs as of 2 November

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 All IGF stakeholders are invited to use this Review Platform to comment on the draft outputs of the 2016 BPFs on Cybersecurity; Gender and Access; IXPs and IPv6.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 Each BPF has a separate section on this platform:

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 •         2016 IGF BPF on Gender and Access – Overcoming barriers to enable women’s meaningful Internet access

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 •         2016 IGF BPF on Cybersecurity – Building Confidence and Security in the use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) through Enhanced Cooperation and Collaboration.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 •         2016 IGF BPF on IXPs – Contributing to the success and continued development of Internet exchange points.

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 •         2016 IGF BPF IPv6 – Understanding the commercial and economic incentives behind a successful IPv6 deployment.

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 About BPFs:

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 A report produced by the UN General Assembly Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Working Group on Improvements to the IGF called for the development of more tangible outputs to ‘enhance the impact of the IGF on global Internet governance and policy’. To enrich the potential for IGF outputs, the IGF has developed an intersessional programme of Best Practice Forums (BPFs) intended to complement other IGF community activities. The outputs from this programme are intended to become robust resources, to serve as inputs into other pertinent forums, and to evolve and grow over time.

9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 BPFs offer substantive ways for the IGF community to produce more concrete outcomes. While BPF outcomes have already been useful in informing policy debates, they are also viewed as iterative materials that are not only flexible but also ‘living’ in the sense that they can be updated at any time to accommodate the pace of technological change faced by internet policymakers. BPFs have the freedom to define their own methodologies; tailored to each theme’s specific needs and requirements. The term ‘best’  in BPFs should be interpreted lightly because the topics of BPFs often relate to themes that need to be addressed in a flexible manner in order to accommodate the pace of technological change.

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Source: https://www.intgovforum.org/review/2016-igf-best-practice-forums-bpfs-draft-outputs-as-of-2-november/