[bestbits] [governance] Second WGEC meeting26-27 January 2017, Geneva
anriette at apc.org
Fri Jan 27 04:34:56 EST 2017
Dear Arsene (apologies for cross posting)
Thanks for this. The first day went relatively well, if very slowly.
Follow @sgdickinson for updates.
We talked mostly about the 'characteristics' of enhanced cooperation.
Representing civil society in any unified way is not really possible as
not all the civil society participants share the same position. We do
share concerns and values and there is a good working spirit between
those of us who are here (Parminder Jeet Singh, Richard Hill, Carlos
Afonso, Lea Kaspar, Jovan Kurbalija and also observers such as Wolfgang
Kleinwaechter, Puneet Nagaraj and Marilia Maricel). We have not had a
civil society meeting of any kind yet.
That we have different positions (e.g. on what mechanisms are needed for
enhanced cooperation, and whether it is about cooperation between
governments, or between governments and other stakeholders) is also not
a bad thing in my view. And there are some views we have in common. But
we cannot say there is a united civil society position at this point.
Cooperation between governments is important.
Cooperation among all stakeholders is also important.
Civil society influence is essential.
Preventing capture from any one government or group of governments or
stakeholder group, e.g. business, is also important.
I am hoping that discussing how we see enhanced cooperation and how and
where governments should talk about internet-related public policy, even
if we have different emphases and proposals would be useful.
Last word ... Geneva is cold!
On 25/01/2017 13:11, Arsène Tungali wrote:
> Thanks Anriette,
> Please do keep us posted of anything relevant to CS. And should you need anything from us, do not hesitate
> Go and represent!
> Arsène Tungali,
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> Sent from my iPhone (excuse typos)
>> On Jan 25, 2017, at 12:24 PM, Anriette Esterhuysen <anriette at apc.org> wrote:
>> Dear all
>> I am in Geneva for the second meeting of the CSTD (Commission on Science
>> and Technology for Development) Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation
>> APC's and other inputs from members of the Working Group and from
>> observers are available on the WGEC site:
>> CGI.br produced a synthesis document of the inputs which you can access
>> The provisional agenda is here:
>> Any comments or suggestions welcome. I will try to keep you posted.
>> Remote participation is only open to people who registered in advance.
>> You can try to register here as observers: https://reg.unog.ch/event/17618/
>> Meeting starts tomorrow.
>> Anriette Esterhuysen
>> Executive Director
>> Association for Progressive Communications
>> anriette at apc.org
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