[Governance] IGC IGF pre-event information: register your interest and participate!

Michael J. Oghia mike.oghia at gmail.com
Mon Oct 12 06:06:33 EDT 2020


Dear Sheetal, all:

I find the proposal intriguing, and think it would be a good topic for a
strategy/brainstorming session. Thank you!

Best,
-Michael


On Fri, Oct 9, 2020 at 3:32 PM Sheetal Kumar via Governance <
governance at lists.igcaucus.org> wrote:

> Dear all,
>
> Following this email, an IGC member has proposed the following format for
> our discussion. Ayden has also shared the resource " interplay between
> Internet infrastructure and human rights".
>
> This is just a suggestion and we would love to hear your thoughts on the
> session - and hope you will be able to attend!
>
> Best
> Sheetal
>
>
>
>    - * What is the 'public interest' internet? What would it look like?*
>
>
>    1. What public values should be prioritized? (e.g. economic and
>    innovation VS personal data protection and privacy
>    2. Where these public values to be embodied?: Law and policies, terms
>    and conditions of digital companies, regulatory standards, technical
>    governance (openness), else?
>
>
>    - *What are the main challenges to the public interest internet?*
>
>
>    1. Internal challenges within civil society
>       1. Funding and capacity
>       2. Collaboration among CS: Who do what; collaboration mechanisms.
>       3. Legitimacy: of a civil society organisation (CSO), of CS
>       entities as a group in the eyes of CS colleagues, of CS as a group in front
>       of other stakeholder groups.
>    2. External challenges
>       1. Polycentric governance in IG field: CS where to go to
>       participate in shaping the public interest internet)
>       2. And with lack of global leadership: Is the current leading role
>       of Europe as a global regulator enough? CS where to anchor standards when
>       conducting national advocacy efforts?
>       3. Access to policy-making at the national, international, and
>       global level.
>       4. Shadowy governance by major digital platforms
>       5. Regulatory capacity of governments
>       6. The interests of authorities to control the Internet
>
>
>    - *Defining a long-term advocacy agenda*
>
>
>    1. To strengthen internal CS entities: increase the visibility of
>    global IG CS mailing lists like IGC, JNC; maybe to create a list of which
>    CS organization do what, major CS to offer courses or sources in those
>    mailing lists to marginalized CS groups
>    2. To increase collaboration (or at least consultation) and strengthen
>    the collaboration mechanisms among CS groups when participating in any
>    policy-development process.
>    3. To develop a policy ecosystem that is open to the participation of
>    civil society, while at the same time maintaining the independence of civil
>    society.
>    4. To strengthen global leadership in IG field
>
>
>    - *Opportunities (which CS do what and potential collaboration?)*
>
>
>    1. International multistakeholder forums: IGF+, regional and national
>    IGF, Global Network Initiative, etc?
>    2. Intergovernmental organisations: ITU, OHCHR, WIPO, WTO, Council of
>    Europe, OECD, etc?
>    3. Private sector commercial: major digital platforms and
>    telecommunication companies, etc?
>    4. Technical standards organisations: IETF, ICANN, etc?
>    5. National governments
>    6. Other opportunities: Rightscon, etc?
>
>
>
> On Mon, 14 Sep 2020 at 16:33, Sheetal Kumar <sheetal at gp-digital.org>
> wrote:
>
>> Dear all,
>>
>> With the global IGF approaching, please find below the information for
>> our pre-event "Civil Society Coordination meeting: a Public Interest
>> Internet discussion".
>>
>> https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2020-pre-event-31-civil-society-coordination-meeting-a-public-interest-internet
>>
>>
>> It will take place on Tuesday, November 3rd from 15:10-16:40 GMT.
>>
>> The event is centred around a discussion on the "public interest
>> internet", and it feeds into a session at the IGF itself entitled "Civil
>> Society Coordination meeting: a Public Interest Internet discussion
>> <https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2020-pre-event-31-civil-society-coordination-meeting-a-public-interest-internet>".
>> We have an amazing line-up of speakers for that event, so please do mark it
>> in your calendars for Friday, 13th November, 2020, 14h to 15h GMT.
>>
>> Regarding the pre-event, please reply to this thread if you're planning
>> to come and you'd like to participate. Please also indicate what aspects of
>> the discussion you're most interested in, and the particular topics you
>> think should be discussed in relation to the public interest. For example,
>> what does it mean to promote and protect the public interest at the
>> different 'layers' of the internet: code, content, infrastructure? What
>> are the challenges at the moment, and what can be done?
>>
>> I can then set up a pad to collect views and we can set up a call for
>> those interested.
>>
>> Bruna (cc'd) and I really look forward to your participation in what is a
>> very important discussion!
>>
>> Best
>> Sheetal.
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>> *Sheetal Kumar*
>> Senior Programme Lead | GLOBAL PARTNERS DIGITAL
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> *Sheetal Kumar*
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