[bestbits] [governance] CSTD Working Group on Enhanced cooperation

Anriette Esterhuysen anriette at apc.org
Tue Mar 15 05:56:19 EDT 2016

Attaching my nomination form for information.



On 13/03/2016 21:21, Anriette Esterhuysen wrote:
> Dear all
> I am not asking for endorsement as it is too late, but just sharing that
> I have put my name forward within the APC network.
> This is a very important working group in my view, and one that can be
> used to to talk about the role of government in internet governance -
> what it should be and what it need not be - one of the conversations
> that seems to always be either truncated, or avoided. I believe that
> having this conversation, and recognising that there is a role for
> government and that there is a need for conversation among them does not
> imply abandoning multistakeholder approaches.
> Talking about governments role and about how they interact with one
> another and about how regulation can counter monopolies without
> encroaching on rights should and could contribute to creating more
> inclusive (of nonstate actors) processes at national level and a more
> open and public internet.
> The previous group did make progress but also struggled to really break
> new ground. Now that the WSIS+10 review has happened, and the IGF has
> been renewed, and the IANA transition is in process, I think it will  be
> easier to engage in constructive and critical discussion.
> This group has the potential to develop a common understanding of
> principles for "enhanced" or "effective" cooperation, and come up with
> proposals for mechanisms that can complement and reinforce existing
> processes.
> Best
> Anriette Esterhuysen
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Anriette Esterhuysen
Executive Director
Association for Progressive Communications
anriette at apc.org
IM: ae_apc
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