[governance] Fwd: [IGFmaglist] IGF - World Economic Forum (WEF) Collaboration Discussion Document

Michael J. Oghia" (via governance Mailing List governance at lists.riseup.net
Mon Feb 11 10:03:16 EST 2019

Hi Arsene,

Thanks for sharing this with us. In line with what has already been said,
the WEF and its networks are free to participate in any part of the IGF's
work (intersessional activities, organising workshops, etc.). Thus, I don't
see why there needs to be any kind of formal arrangement – and this isn't
with regards to Davos, by the way. I'm thinking here about the reports and
such the WEF publishes. In general, I usually welcome calls for closer ties
and collaboration; however, I think that if the WEF wants to collaborate
more closely with the IGF, they should see how their expertise, contacts,
and donor networks can better support the IGF's existing mechanisms and
infrastructure. Even looking at the recommendations, I don't see any that
are not just as applicable to any other stakeholders already participating
in the IGF, so why make any special exception?

Perhaps I'm naive, though.


On Thu, Feb 7, 2019 at 3:14 PM Arsène Tungali <governance at lists.riseup.net>

> Hi all,
> Meant to share this document here to have your thoughts about the
> collaboration between the IGF and WEF that MAG Chair is pushing for.
> I would like to hear your thoughts on the questions mentionned at the
> last page of the document.
> Regards,
> Arsene
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: "Lynn St.Amour" <Lynn at internet-matters.org>
> Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2019 15:32:46 -0500
> Subject: [IGFmaglist] IGF - World Economic Forum (WEF) Collaboration
> Discussion Document
> To: IGF Maglist <Igfmaglist at intgovforum.org>
> Cc: Derek O'Halloran <Derek.OHalloran at weforum.org>
> Dear MAG members,
> please find below a document in support of a discussion on possible
> ways to increase collaboration between the IGF community and the World
> Economic Forum (WEF).  It builds on past collaborative efforts and is
> in support of Agenda item 4 in the IGF Open Consultation meeting:
> "Updates from related Internet Governance initiatives and processes,
> followed by open discussion on possible IGF 2019
> activities/collaboration”.
> Thank you to Derek O’Halloran and the WEF staff for their help
> creating this document.
> Best regards,
> Lynn
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