[bestbits] Fwd: [governance] Launch of IGF Academy's Transfer Guide. Using strategies to create or enhance sustainable national IG structures

Lorena Jaume-Palasi lorena at collaboratory.de
Mon Jun 12 07:58:49 EDT 2017

Dear all,
apologies for cross-posting.
The IGF Academy just released a Transfer Guide with diverse strategies for
everyone interested in creating or enhancing sustainable national/regional
IG structures: from stakeholder mapping to SWOT analysis, funding and
communication strategies. You can download the templates for your own
personal use in the link given below.


Lorena Jaume-Palasi
Founder IGF Academy | igf.academy

***IGF Academy releases “IGF Academy Transfer Guide: Sharing Learning and
Experience” to help create national Internet governance structures***

Berlin, Colombo, Johannesburg, June 12th, 2017
Do you plan to establish Internet governance processes in your country, or
do you want to enhance existing ones? They can be extremely helpful for
strengthening multi-stakeholder cooperation and developing joint positions
between government, businesses, civil society and others on how to manage
Internet resources in your country. To give everyone involved a head start,
IGF Academy has released the Transfer Guide, a toolkit that can be used by
new IGF National and Regional Initiatives (NRIs).
The Transfer Guide shares insights into the work done by the IGF Academy
Fellows from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Congo (Brazzaville), Myanmar, Namibia,
South Africa, Sri Lanka and Togo, and makes the good practice experiences
available to a wider public.
Download the IGF Academy Transfer Guide (10 MB) here:
The Transfer Guide outlines first strategic steps to create new NRIs and
explains organisational tools such as stakeholder mapping, SWOT analysis,
communication and funding strategies, as well as roadmaps. It combines the
experiences and challenges of IGF Academy Fellows in creating Internet
governance structures in their countries with the strategies they have
developed to deal with these issues.
IGF Academy partners with APC and LIRNEasia in providing support to 16
fellows from Africa and Asia for building or enhancing their nation’s IG
“The first year of the IGF Academy has pushed forward political engagement
and Internet governance discussions in all our partner countries. We are
happy to share our insights and offer these experiences to enhance new NRIs
globally”, Matthias Spielkamp, IGF Academy founder, explains.

“The Transfer Guide offers a range of strategy tools to start up Internet
governance dialogue and offers an honest perspective on the status quo for
the upcoming national IGFs engaged in the IGF Academy. 2016 has been a rich
experience in creating new IG initiatives and we are happy to continue our
cooperation in 2017”, adds Lorena Jaume-Palasí, IGF Academy founder.
The IGF Academy Toolkit is published under a Creative Commons license.
Please feel free to copy, use, distribute and build upon this material. IGF
Academy is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation
and Development, ICANN and CIMA.
The IGF Academy will hold online meetings with the fellows as well as
provide webinars to assist them with the development of their strategy
roadmaps until the upcoming global IGF. It will support all fellows to
attend the IGF, to be held in Geneva, Switzerland, and will organise a
meeting on-site prior to the global IGF to prepare the fellows to
participate in the forum.

Download the IGF Academy Transfer Guide (10 MB) here:
For more information about the IGF Academy go to: http://igf.academy/

***About IGF Academy***
IGF Academy was initiated by iRights in March 2016. It aims to foster
freedom of  expression on the Internet and inclusive and transparent
national Internet governance and policy processes. Fellows from four
African and four Asian countries will be supported in the creation and/or
consolidation of multistakeholder, national Internet governance structures.

The IGF Academy is run by iRights in cooperation with APC and LIRNEasia and
funded by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

***About iRights***
iRights is a non-governmental organisation based in Berlin. Consisting of
iRights e.V., a charitable non-profit, and the independent think tank
iRights.international, we have been active at the intersection of
digitisation and society for more than ten years. Since 2005 we have been
running the iRights.info online platform, one of Germany’s premier
resources for information and discussions on copyright, privacy, media
freedom and Internet governance issues. We develop joint projects and
provide research and consultancy for a wide range of stakeholders:
foundations and other NGOs, government and public entities, private
companies, academic institutions and individuals. Our mission: To harness
theopportunities of digitisation for the promotion of democracy and the
public good. Our approach: We offer our expertise and create spaces for the
cooperative development of practical outcomes and solutions.

For inquiries regarding IGF Academy please email office at igf.academy
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