[bestbits] Meeting before the IGF?
shahzad at bytesforall.pk
Sat Jun 27 16:24:53 EDT 2015
I thought that important event re WSIS+10 are:
- July Consultation (NY)
- October Consultation (NY)
- Global IGF-Consultation (Brazil); and
WSIS+10 event in NY.
So time is really short to plan towards NY.
We already had a small meeting on WSIS on the sidelines of Jakarta
process and did plan a few activities there. However, once Dr. Anja is
back online, we will discuss it further and share with you about our
plans for Asia consultation. If plans for this go ahead and there is
interest at BB, we can have annual meeting there.
In my opinion, one day BB meeting is not enough time and pre-IGF one day
is becoming difficult to attend for many. We now see that there are
quite a few pre-IGF events happening and last year also many of us had
to skip BB.
Suggest that there is stand alone at least two days for BB for proper
strategic planning. In terms of funds, am sure several of us
contributing for this purpose can make it happen. What do you think?
Best wishes and regards
On 6/27/15 10:22 PM, Anriette Esterhuysen wrote:
> Dear Jeremy and all
> I agree with Shahzad.. we could think about this. APC is also planning
> to have WSIS consultations at the LAC and African IGFs.
> So NY before the next WSIS+10 consultation is a good idea. But the WSIS
> and IGF civil society communities are not identical, and might not have
> the same concerns.
> Let's keep thinking. NY would certainly require funding whereas a
> meeting at the IGF could take place more easily as many people would
> already have planned their travel to the IGF. The expense of an extra
> day/night accommodation is easier to manage.
> We can have WSIS on this event's agenda as well even if there won't be
> much time left for inputs.
> On 27/06/2015 17:43, Jeremy Malcolm wrote:
>> On 26/06/15 11:59 PM, Shahzad Ahmad wrote:
>>> Some of us have been thinking to organize an Asia Regional
>>> consultation on WSIS +10. Not a lot of discussion about this event yet
>>> but given the new timelines, may be before October NY consultation. If
>>> this plan materialize, can be a good venue for the BB meeting? It will
>>> be really great to meet face to face to plan for quite happening time
>>> ahead :)
>> It is true that, although traditionally held pre-IGF, there is no reason
>> why an annual Best Bits meeting couldn't be held at another time and
>> place provided that there was enough of a critical mass of people
>> going. Thanks for the suggestion Shahzad.
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