[bestbits] Retreat from the IGF? by Avri Doria

Nadira Alaraj nadira.araj at gmail.com
Sat Jul 16 13:41:06 EDT 2016


"On the other hand, the retreat could result in the empowerment of the IGF
and of the MAG to do the work of improving the IGF as envisaged by the
multistakeholder group of the CSTD Working Group on IGF improvements. The
hold that has been put on bottom-up innovation by this retreat could be
removed, and though time has been lost, the IGF and MAG could get back to
work on building efforts that span from meeting to meeting without
interruption. One of the more disruptive elements of the current IGF, other
than this retreat, is that most of the effort is reserved for annual
preparation for the yearly meeting, with most everything going into
hibernation each year after that meeting, only to be reawakened once the
new appointments to the MAG were made by UNDESA many months later. An
organization that starts and halts, sleeping a third of each year, can
never develop to its full potential. For the IGF to succeed in reaching its
potential it needs to be unfettered and to be allowed to develop as a
bottom-up organization."

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