[governance] [bestbits] Fw: [Igfregionals] Fw: [IGFmaglist] World Economic Forum - Davos 2018 "Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World”

Arsène Tungali arsenebaguma at gmail.com
Mon Jan 22 03:32:33 EST 2018


Thanks for sharing this.

@All: I believe this clarifies most of our concerns re: her
participation in Davos? Now that we know she is going there on her own
capacity but will use that space to speak about the IGF in an outreach
way. I hope we all are okay with this?

My call for contributions (as said in my previous email) to either her
or Mr Brett from Access Now still stands if we have things we want to
see reflected or discussed in this meeting.


2018-01-22 9:57 UTC+02:00, ljp at irights.info <ljp at irights.info>:
> Hi all,
> copy/pasting the follow-up email from Lynn that Renata mentioned,
> since I guess not many clicked on the link in her email.
> Lorena
> Dear colleagues,
> there is a discussion occurring on some Civil society lists where the
> members are looking for more information on my participation at Davos.
>   In response to part of that discussion (as I am not on those lists),
> I sent them the invitation I received with a brief message.
> And, FYI, my participation in the System Initiative Stewardship Board
> started several years ago with the publication of the following 2
> articles (written by me and Don Tapscott in 2014) :
> - The Remarkable Internet Governance Network – Part I "Understanding a
> Global Multi-Stakeholder Ecosystem:
> http://gsnetworks.org/research_posts/the-remarkable-internet-governance-network-part-i/
> -The Remarkable Internet Governance Network: Part II  "Moving to the Next
> Era"
> http://gsnetworks.org/research_posts/the-remarkable-internet-governance-network-part-ii/
> Happy to respond to any additional questions,
> Lynn
>> Begin forwarded message:
>> From: "Lynn St.Amour" <st.amour at bluewin.ch>
>> Subject: Fwd: Invitation for Ms Lynn St Amour
>> Date: January 20, 2018 at 6:23:54 PM EST
>> To: BestBitslist <bestbits at lists.bestbits.net>
>> Dear colleagues,
>> I understand there have been some questions re my participation in
>> the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.  The invitation I received
>> is below, and I hope this helps clarify the status of my
>> participation.  If not, please let me know.  While my invitation was
>> not specific to the IGF, I do believe it is important to promote it
>> wherever possible and appropriate.  This is not speaking for the IGF
>> or on behalf of the IGF, but about the IGF - what it is, what it
>> does, why it is important, to encourage participation/support, etc.
>>    Apologies if my phrasing  "I/IGF" was confusing.  It was meant
>> only in this context.
>> By way of background, I have participated in 6 or 7 World Economic
>> Forum Annual Meetings (Davos), a summer World Economic Forum Davos
>> meeting, several Global Agenda Council meetings, and in many
>> initiatives over the years.   I also served on a Global Agenda
>> Council on the Future of the Internet for several years.   Happy to
>> respond to any additional questions.
>> Lynn
>>> Annual Meeting 2018
>>> Davos-Klosters, Switzerland 23-26 January
>>> Dear Ms St Amour, We are pleased to invite you to the World
>>> Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2018, taking place in Davos-Klosters,
>>> Switzerland. You have been invited to participate in the Annual
>>> Meeting from 23 to 26 January in your capacity on the System
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> Zitat von Arsène Tungali <arsenebaguma at gmail.com>:
>> That's a good point, De and I would welcome anyone who would like to
>> hold the pen and draft something to Lynn. We can ask her clarification
>> about all these things "representation" to help clear any future
>> issues.
>> I also liked the idea of having the IGF represented (through an
>> individual representative or so) at these various fora/institutions.
>> But again, where will this person come from? Someone from the
>> Secretariat? Anyone from the community? How? I think there are so many
>> things that the IGF (in its current form cannot just do).
>> But more importantly, i would suggest we use this opportunity to make
>> our voice, as CS, known in Davos through people such as Lynn who are
>> invited (we can include few suggestions in our communication with her
>> or through the different channels she suggested) or Access Now's CEO
>> who will also speaking and who is receiving inputs from civil society
>> groups (buff.ly/2FQXPZZ).
>> Let's move this discussion ahead if we want to make our voice heard.
>> 2018-01-20 17:33 UTC+02:00, Deirdre Williams
>> <williams.deirdre at gmail.com>:
>>> Rather than continuing to speculate should we not write to Lynn, listing
>>> our concerns and asking for her explanation?
>>> Deirdre
>>> On 20 January 2018 at 11:10, parminder <parminder at itforchange.net>
>>> wrote:
>>>> On Saturday 20 January 2018 04:56 PM, Chris Prince Udochukwu Njoku
>>>> wrote:
>>>> Can the invitation letter be seen by others? It's possible for the
>>>> invitation to be just for Lynn (because she has adequate credentials to
>>>> deserve personal invitation), but she sees an opportunity in it to make
>>>> some presentations on behalf of IGF. That's what I suspect from the
>>>> clause:
>>>>  "I/the IGF have been invited..."
>>>> That's IMO also why it looks like MAG was bypassed.
>>>> If the invitation is personal, Lynn has every right and all it takes to
>>>> attend the forum and do all the roles she had outlined, but any
>>>> ideas/opinions/arguments she will present and any incidents are
>>>> strictly
>>>> hers.
>>>> Yes Chris, it will be good to know, but do note that the email also
>>>> talk
>>>> about some "two way collaboration between the WEF and IGF" .... this
>>>> doesn't look personal to me at all!  , parminder
>>>> It doesn't (and can't) follow that because she's MAG chair she'll be
>>>> representing MAG or IGF. If the invitation letter is specifically to
>>>> IGF
>>>> MAG Chair, then she's entltled to answer the invitation on that
>>>> capacity,
>>>> after properly informing the constituency. She may or may not seek
>>>> anyone's
>>>> inputs to what she'll say or do. However, an invitation letter to IGF
>>>> certainly requires a process of determining the person or delegation to
>>>> represent IGF in word and action.
>>>> I strongly think it's important for Lynn to explain her use of the
>>>> forward
>>>> slash between "I" and "the IGF".  Is the invitation letter ambiguous
>>>> (not
>>>> clear about who's invited)?
>>>> CPU
>>>> On Jan 20, 2018 4:14 AM, "parminder" <parminder at itforchange.net> wrote:
>>>> On Friday 19 January 2018 11:23 PM, Jeremy Malcolm wrote:
>>>> On 19/1/18 5:11 am, parminder wrote:
>>>> I really did not know that IGF had its own agency to represent itself
>>>> at
>>>> other forums. Whom does it really represent? Because when you
>>>> represent,
>>>> you also speak for. For whom does the it speak, and on what basis? ..
>>>> That
>>>> is a mission creep which has been done without consulting or even
>>>> declaring....
>>>> I actually agree with Parminder on this (yes, it does happen). Not that
>>>> I
>>>> think that the IGF shouldn't be able to be represented in an official
>>>> way
>>>> at other international institutions. On the contrary, I strongly
>>>> believe
>>>> that it should be able to do so,
>>>> That might be one view, but it was not ever proposed nor agreed to by,
>>>> lets use the term, "IGF community". This is always the problem with so
>>>> called or claimed "open and flexible process", they get captured by
>>>> whoever
>>>> can expend the most resources. Norms and structures then can
>>>> accordingly
>>>> work to ensure fairness and equity, the values that should be central
>>>> to
>>>> progressive civil society
>>>> .... parminder
>>>> and the fact that it hasn't been able to effectively deliver messages
>>>> to
>>>> other institutions has been one of its chief failings. I also don't
>>>> blame
>>>> Lynn St Amour for wanting to do this.
>>>> But this is not the way to do it! The liaison between IGF and WEF (and
>>>> IETF, ICANN, OECD, WTO...) should be formally institutionalised in some
>>>> way, so that there is accountability and legitimacy. It shouldn't just
>>>> be
>>>> casually announced that "I/the IGF have been invited...", as if the
>>>> distinction is immaterial.
>>>> I do disagree in one minor respect with Parminder and that's that, in
>>>> my
>>>> reading of what has happened, it's not that the MAG has engineered
>>>> this,
>>>> but rather that it's been done in a way that deliberately bypassed the
>>>> MAG,
>>>> because the MAG is so dysfunctional that it stands in the way of the
>>>> evolution of the IGF, in this and other respects, and Lynn knows this.
>>>> But that doesn't make it right. If anything, this means the MAG needs
>>>> to
>>>> be overhauled, not that it needs to be minimized and bypassed. I
>>>> support
>>>> Parminder's call for the CS members of the MAG to hold it accountable
>>>> here
>>>> and to call for the institution of a proper, transparent and
>>>> accountable
>>>> process for the appointment of formal institutional liaisons between
>>>> the
>>>> IGF and other bodies.
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