[AfrICANN-discuss] New Report and New Report on Public Policy Dialogue Available for Download

Ben Akoh me at benakoh.com
Mon Sep 17 00:55:08 SAST 2012

Hi all,

Apologies for cross posting. Please circulate widely.


New Book: Akoh,B., Egede-Nissen, B., & Creech, H. (2012). Toolkit on 
Internet Public Policy Dialogue: Tools for the Practitioner. IISD. 
Available at: http://www.iisd.org/publications/pub.aspx?pno=1619. 
Download for free.

This Toolkit can be used by new or emerging public policy groups seeking 
to understand and support public policy dialogue with stakeholders. It 
is based on two central activities: the gathering of evidence to support 
policy recommendations, and the securing of consent among the 
stakeholders to be affected by policy change.


New Report: Akoh, B. (2012). Supporting Multistakeholder Internet Public 
Policy Dialogue in a Least Developed Country: The Togo Experience. 
IISD:Canada. Available at: 

This case study for Togo, a least developed country, illustrates how 
multistakeholder dialogue can identify priorities and challenges for the 
development and deployment of the Internet in support of the country's 
economic, social and environmental needs. Information and communication 
technology (ICT) growth in Africa has been steady in the past five 
years, with impacts on the economic and social landscape. Grassroots 
involvement and local level policy consultations should be considered an 
intrinsic part of the process of developing national priorities and 
objectives for ICTs and the Internet.

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