[AfrICANN-discuss] Invitation to IGF Workshop 68: Multi-stakeholder Internet Public Policy: Toolkit for internet public policy practitioners

Ben Akoh me at benakoh.com
Sun Nov 4 17:54:25 SAST 2012

Hi all,

If you are in Baku (or connecting via remote participation), you are 
invited to the Workshop No 68: Multi-stakeholder Internet Public Policy: 
Toolkit for internet public policy practitioners 

Also find link to the downloadable Toolkit document that has resulted 
from our experience of facilitating internet public policy dialogue in 
developed and developing countries and regions: 

The tools identified in the toolkit may have been employed in your 
region or country to foster public policy dialogue. We would like you to 
share those experiences, and the potential they have/had at influencing 

Best regards,

Details of the workshop can be found below:

(No.68) Multi-stakeholder Internet Public Policy: Toolkit for internet 
public policy practitioners
Workshop Theme:
Internet Governance for Development [IG4D]
Theme Question:

Security, Openness and Privacy Q5; IG4D, Enabling Environment Thematic 
Cluster: Q2, Infrastructure Cluster: Q1
Concise Description of Workshop:

At the “Multi-stakeholder Internet Public Policy Dialogue: Lessons 
Learned and Best Practice Examples of Local to Global Policy Making” 
organized by IISD at the Nairobi IGF, and involving a rich panel 
consisting of coordinators of the Canadian, UK, Brazilian/South 
American, East African, Togo National IGFs, and the UNDP, certain key 
messages emerged that recognized:
• the relationships between global and public spheres in policy making
• The importance of awareness raising, representation, partnership, 
auditing and tracking of the policy making process
• The need for evidence and consent in public policy
The outcome from this session, and other national and regional process 
that IISD has been involved with has helped to shape the production of a 
toolkit that is about supporting and building the capacity of 
stakeholder dialogue and engagement. The toolkit is a subset of what 
might constitute a much broader range of activities related to internet 
public policy development. Elements in this toolkit will be used to 
guide the discussion at this workshop which aims to:
• Build and support stakeholder dialogue and engagement, and of public 
consultation forums and the various processes for developing public 
policy as a shared responsibility.
Through a well moderated panel dialogue and broad open discussions, 
experts, practitioners and stakeholders will engage on the good 
practices and lessons learned at various national and regional public 
consultations forums and how the tools in the toolkit can be adopted and 
adapted for their own use.
The project specifically falls within the IGF theme of Internet 
Governance for Development because it equips local practitioners 
especially those in developing countries to better engage in global 
public policy spaces.
The workshop intends to address the “Internet Governance for 
Development” main theme question that explores the kinds of support 
needed to help communities, NGOs and businesses from the developing 
world to participate in the IG process. It also explores the security, 
openness and privacy question on policies and practices that can assist 
in making the internet and effective multistakeholder model for national 
and regional issues that developing countries can benefit. The 
discussion will be guided by other sub questions in each of the 
following thematic areas:
Internet Governance for Development Question:
• Enabling Environment Thematic Cluster: Question 2: What does it take 
in terms of IG policy, legal and regulatory approaches? What are the 
challenges to and opportunities for participation of stakeholders from 
developing countries with a special focus on increasing participation by 
youth and women participation in IG from Least Developed Countries?
• Infrastructure Cluster: Question 1:What are the key concerns regarding 
Internet infrastructure from developing countries' experiences and how 
can new technologies and the Global Internet Governance mechanisms 
address limitations, offer opportunities and enable development?
Security, Openness and Privacy Question:
• Question 5: What policies and practices that can assist in making the 
Internet an effective multistakeholder model to discuss national & 
regional issues and what best practices developing countries can benefit 
Organiser(s) Name:

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Previous Workshop(s):

Submitted Workshop Panelists:

• Alice Munyua, EAIGF
• Anju Mangal, SIDs Pacific IGF
• Nnenna Nwakanma, WAIGF
• Heather Creech, IISD
• Mark Carvell, UK IGF
• Towela Nyirenda, Southern African IGF
• Sahr Gborie, Sierra Leone IGF
• Abdullai Kamara, Liberian IGF

Name of Remote Moderator(s):
Ben Akoh

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