[governance] Workshop proposals for Vilnius

Fouad Bajwa fouadbajwa at gmail.com
Wed Mar 24 07:28:35 EDT 2010

Jeremy, thank you for the accurate guidance. Yes, I totally agree with
your suggestions and that is the perspective to evolve this with the
support of our community and provide everyone the opportunity to
participate within the scope of IG. How would the following title

"Revolutionary Internet Governance Ideas that can help change the
Developing World"

Now included is the full scope of IG and we need more ideas here. Yes
I would love to coordinate this workshop and would be available to
share perspectives in the other workshops shared by you. We need more
participation of our community in all these workshops.

On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 3:10 PM, Jeremy Malcolm <jeremy at ciroap.org> wrote:
> On 24/03/2010, at 5:39 PM, Fouad Bajwa wrote:
>> My proposal for a workshop is:
>> Title: Revolutionary Internet Ideas that can help change the Developing World!
>> Objective:
>> A workshop that provides stakeholders the opportunity to share
>> positive ideas for stimulating socio-economic change in the developing
>> world utilizing the Internet. This will be a venue for both developed
>> and developing world participants. An example may be Tim Berner Lee's
>> TED ideas for Opening Data to the world that helped in gaining
>> concrete relief information on the ground during the Haiti earthquake
>> crisis. Another idea may be Google's mapping of the Sudan crisis.
>> There are many positive ideas that can evolve from this venue and be
>> recorded and measured till the next IGF (hopefully) and then feedback
>> can help in identifying which ideas had an impact over the past 12
>> months since presented.
> I like this, though we would need to ensure that there is an IG dimension to it.  This has been a hallmark of IGC workshops, I think.  In other words, the workshop needs to ask, not only are there nifty ideas out there, but what IG processes exist to ensure these ideas are applied where they are needed.
> If others agree that this idea is worthwhile, would you volunteer to coordinate it?
>>> Looking forward to WSIS 2015
>> - Good topic that can be continued in future IGF's
>>> Successes and failures of Internet governance, 1995 - 2010
>> - This topic might create a bit of controversy but it is too early to
>> say anything. Maybe try it and learn from it. What if we combine both
>> he WSIS 2015 workshop with this one so that it becomes:
>> - Learning from IG 1995-2010 and looking forward to WSIS 2015
> That's also not a bad idea.  My intention with the looking forward to WSIS 2015 topic was to include questions like, are we backing away from multi-stakeholder democracy?  Will the next WSIS be more or less welcoming to civil society?
> Learning from IG was intended more to revisit the paragraph of the mandate about assessing the embodiment of the WSIS principles in IG processes, by looking at the wrong turns various institutions have made in the past and to assess how we have learned from them... but also, to celebrate best practices in IG.
> Is anyone interested in participating in the organisation of a workshop on these lines?
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