[Governance] IGF Leadership panel: My personal stance

parminder parminder at itforchange.net
Wed Dec 1 05:02:59 EST 2021

On 28/11/21 6:35 pm, Nnenna Nwakanma via Governance wrote:
> Dear all
> I do not have energy for  drawn-out debates. However, let me state my
> personal perspective of the IGF Leadership panel
>   * After 15 years of IGF, I, personally would like to see it take on
>     more policy engagement, beyond the "talk, conversation, sharing
>     experience" status in which it is at the moment. Wolfgang and
>     Jovan's points provide enough background
>   * I also do  not think that the IGF Leadership panel will prove to
>     be a silver bullet, but it is worth a try. 
>   * The process that led to the Digital Cooperation Roadmap, which
>     gave birth to the IGF suggestion was fully mutlistakeholder.  I
>     have participated, in my personal capacity and via the Web
>     Foundation for the past 3 years, right from BEFORE Paris IGF till
>     today.
>   * There is a Civil Society group (let me know if you  or your
>     organisation wishes to engage) that has kept in collaboration with
>     the Office of the UN Tech Envoy since its inception. Many orgs in
>     this list are also there.
Sure Nnenna, we, as in IT for Change and Just Net Coalition, would like
to engage. Please tell us what we should do for that .. .thanks, parminder

>   * Some of us plan to engage in Our Common Agenda
>     <https://www.un.org/en/content/common-agenda-report/>, and most
>     importantly, the Global Digital Compact, that we believe will be
>     in the works mainly in 2022 and 2023. This is the "Rebuilding
>     after COVID Pandemic Report" launched by the UNSG at the UNGA76 as
>     requested by the UNGA75
>   * Personally, I have been asked by many if it is okay to nominate me
>     to the IGF Leadership panel and my response has been "Yes, if you
>     consider it right and think I can bring value".
>   * Again, as a personal principle, I do not self nominate for
>     anything, anywhere.
> All for now
> Nnenna
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