[bestbits] [governance] End of the year civil society meeting/ briefing
Michael J. Oghia
mike.oghia at gmail.com
Mon Dec 17 07:51:51 EST 2018
That is exactly what I was hoping to learn. Thanks for sharing!
On Mon, Dec 17, 2018 at 1:50 PM Arsène Tungali <arsenebaguma at gmail.com>
> Hi all,
> Thanks Farzaneh for starting this thread and thanks everyone who took
> the time to attend the call.
> Thanks also for offering to give a hand of support with some task
> within the IGC, we will take this discussion (as well as the one on
> merging) to the IGC list soon for a more elaborate discussion.
> And please do share the recording to give everyone an idea of what was
> I wanted to offer a quick reaction to Nadira and Michael's comments.
> During the call, we did not discuss much about the CSCG which is a
> coordination group where IGC is a member, alongside other members such
> as APC, Just Net Coalition, Best Bits and the ICANN's NCSG.
> About the merging question, this one will affect (if it happens), the
> number of CSCG members but the CSCG itself cannot be merged with
> anything (keeping this within the context). If BB and IGC merge, then
> the CSCG will now have 4 members than 5.
> R. Hill who is co chair of the CSCG said that once the merging
> question is cleared, then only a discussion within CSCG's structure
> and future will happen.
> Bruna and I, as IGC co-cos agreed to start a discussion within the IGC
> to explore the possibilities of merging IGC with BB.
> Hope this helps.
> 2018-12-17 10:33 UTC+02:00, "Michael J. Oghia" <
> governance at lists.riseup.net>:
> > He everyone,
> > Thank you for this summary Farzi. I think Nadira makes a good point about
> > looking into that. I'm it sure how each of these three organisations are
> > structured, but perhaps we should consider consolidation of all three (if
> > possible).
> > Best,
> > -Michael
> > On Sun, Dec 16, 2018, 11:09 PM Nadira Alaraj <nadira.araj at gmail.com
> >> Thank you Farzaneh for your briefing.
> >> I would like to comment on the merging consequences that it will affect
> >> the structure of the
> >> http://internetgov-cs.org or the CSCG. The objective of "The CSCG has
> >> co-operated with such bodies as international Telecomunication Union,
> >> WSIS+10, UNDESA, Internet Governance Forum, CSTD Working Group on
> >> Enhanced
> >> Cooperation, Netmundial Conference and Intiative and 1Net Initiative to
> >> nominate a diverse range of civil society members as speakers and
> >> of committees and working groups"
> >> I'm not sure if CSCG structure have been discussed or not. It would be
> >> good to look into as well.
> >> Best,
> >> Nadira
> >> On Sun, Dec 16, 2018, 23:10 farzaneh badii <farzaneh.badii at gmail.com
> >> wrote:
> >>> Dear all,
> >>> We had a good online meeting with up to 25 civil society members in
> >>> attendance on 13 December. I have the recording I can share with you.
> >>> have asked if sharing the recording was ok with the participants there
> >>> was
> >>> no objection, but I give it a couple of more days before I share the
> >>> recording)
> >>> There was a brief overview of what was done during last year in venues
> >>> such as RightsCon etc.
> >>> The issues that were discussed (as much as I remember):
> >>> We also discussed the merge of IGC and BestBits. It was decided that
> >>> co-coordinator of BB and IGC discuss and give a couple of weeks
> >>> to
> >>> come to a conclusion on whether a merge would be good.
> >>> the suggestion to merge comes from the fact that civil society IG
> >>> activities (especially at IGF) became fragmented. We need to pool our
> >>> resources and I think Jeremy mentioned that the reasons behind the
> >>> creation
> >>> of BB are not around anymore. I believe we should make a decision on
> >>> that
> >>> soon hopefully and start pooling our resources into one effort.
> >>> The idea of mapping initiatives and focal points:
> >>> To keep things going and be more active in 2019, it would be good to
> >>> initiatives (Collin Kurre from Article 19 has good ideas about that)
> >>> I also suggested that we have focal points for each event or forum if
> >>> want to for example organize a session or be more coordinated in our
> >>> efforts.
> >>> I volunteered to help IGC with coordination for IGF 2019, and civil
> >>> society pre-event. I will also help IGC with drafting something a
> >>> comment for IGF taking stock call.
> >>> Best
> >>> Farzaneh
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