[governance] IGF financing

Bertrand de La Chapelle bdelachapelle at gmail.com
Mon Jun 11 10:07:12 EDT 2007

Dear all,

Following the various post, including Norbert's one below, I'd like to
insert two general comments in the discussion :

First, as the IGF is an innovative experiment in multi-stakeholder
governance, it would make sense that its funding be multi-stakeholder as
well, wouldn't it ? Proportions can be discussed, given the variable
contributory capacities, but the principle would make sense, IMHO.

Second, a combination of "automatic resources" for regular activities,
including the annual event and some secretariat functions, and "had hoc
resources" could also be envisaged, provided the later are transparent. In
particular, there is no reason to prevent some actors from getting good
visibility when they support some useful activity, such as funding for
participation of developing countries participants or supporting the
activities of a dynamic coalition.



On 6/11/07, Norbert Bollow <nb at bollow.ch> wrote:
> Milton Mueller <mueller at syr.edu> wrote:
> > a) vested interests can be expected to use financial support as leverage
> > over the activities of the IGF
> >
> > b) we need to find a way to institutionalize support for IGF that
> > minimizes this problem (we will never eliminate it)
> Would it be an improvement if the IGF process was funded out of
> the U.N. budget?
> If yes, what would be the process for trying to achieve that?
> What would be the chances of success for this?
> Greetings,
> Norbert.
> --
> Norbert Bollow <nb at bollow.ch>                    http://Norbert.ch
> President of the Swiss Internet User Group SIUG  http://SIUG.ch
Bertrand de La Chapelle

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