[governance] [bestbits] IGF retreat starts
Ayden Fabien Férdeline
ayden at ferdeline.com
Sat Jul 16 09:10:57 EDT 2016
Respectfully, this is not about who is or who is not representing the voices of
civil society at the retreat. This is about transparency. Transparency is
important because it allows those outside the room to oversee the processes, the
debates, and the discussions that are taking place. It allows us to make sure
they are not being abused by those inside the room who may be looking to further
their own interests at the expense of everyone else. To be clear, I am not
insinuating that that is happening here. I am simply saying that transparency in
processes of agenda setting and decision making feeds directly into building
legitimacy in these same outputs, and is something we should all be encouraging,
in every forum.
On Sat, Jul 16, 2016 1:51 PM, Wisdom Donkor wisdom.dk at gmail.com wrote:
I believe in this team and I no they will not leave any stone unturn.
Regards to the team representing.
On Saturday, July 16, 2016, Salanieta T. Tamanikaiwaimaro < salanieta.tamanikaiwaimaro at gmail.com > wrote:
> I won't get into the mechanics save to say there was a call for comments and
input into the process.
> I can assure you that civil society is on equal footing within the retreat and
we are being heard. Contributions that came in are on the IGF website...we are
working from 8.30am (some of us earlier) till 10.30am making sure nothing gets
missed or falls within the cracks.
> The retreat is organised in a manner that makes it easy and free-flowing to
have unfiltered discussions (Chatham house rules) and having the frank
conversations we find we have to find ways to work together across
Multistakeholder in spite of the differences. It is simply a creative and
brainstorming session. The reason for not sending a commentary is because
anything could be misinterpreted or taken out of context and so to remove the
danger of adding to the misapprehension it is best that we wait for the
completion of the matter which will be open for input from all.
> I know it's difficult but you have to trust that civil society reps:
> are raising that which needs to be raised and if u feel heavily about any
agenda item on the website today feel free to send all 5 of us a note.
> On 16/07/2016 7:50 am, "Johan Helsingius" < julf at julf.com > wrote:
>> Dear Sala,
>> > I can assure you that once synthesis of
>> > what is being discussed is approved for dissemination and call for
>> > inputs will be asked from the broader community to think about
>> > mechanisms for improvement.
>> I think some of us were hoping for commentary on the
>> actual discussions, not just the finished "approved for
>> dissemination" end product - but I guess that reflects
>> the classic bottom-up vs. top-down approach dilemma.
>> Kind regards,
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WISDOM DONKOR (S/N Eng.)
E-government and Open Government Data Platforms Specialist
National Information Technology Agency (NITA)/ Ghana Open Data Initiative Project. ICANN Fellow / Member, UN IGF MAG Member, ISOC Member, Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) Member, Diplo Foundation Member, OGP Open Data WG Member, GODAN Memember, ITAG Member
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