NPOC co-organized a panel session at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Baku, Azerbaijan
Side session at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), Baku, Azerbaijan
Friday 9th, November 2012.
09:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Conference Room 8. IGF venue.
“Why is the participation of the social sector in the Internet Governance important for everybody?”
There is an ongoing tension around the multi-sectored approach to Internet Governance as practiced by ICANN and affirmed by the WSIS process in Tunis. One of the main questions is if the social sector should be included in Internet Governance at all; and if so to what extent.
The panelists will seek to provide answers to this question not only from the civil society sector perspective, but also
from the private and governmental sector perspectives. The panel will inevitably explore other questions such as; Are there insurmountable differences in the different sectors approach to Internet Governance? or Can Internet Governance only function well if there exists a symbiotic relationship between sectors?
The panel discussion will aim to close down the debate with a final proposal on how civil society can have improved interaction with other sectors involved and more engagement in Internet
Names of the speakers:
- William J. Drake, International Fellow & Lecturer Media Change & Innovation Division, Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
- Hong Xue, Director of Institute for the Internet Policy & Law (IIPL), Beijing Normal University.
- Osman Gunduz, President of the Azerbaijan Internet Forum, Director of the Multimedia Center and lecturer of Internet journalism at Baku State University.
- Poncelet O. Ileleji, Coordinator, the Gambia YMCAs Computer Training Centre & Digital Studio. The Gambia.
- Theresa Swinehart, Executive Director of Global Internet Policy at Verizon.
- Marco Pancini, Public Policy Counsel at Google.
Moderator: Cintra Sooknanan, Founding member of the Trinidad & Tobago ISOC Chapter, and NPOC Vice Chair.
This side session is organized by NPOC and the Global Knowledge Partnership Foundation (GKPF) http://gkpfoundation.org
Video of the session is available at IGF's Video-on-Demand website (http://webcast.igf2012.com/ondemand/?media=workshops#), go to 9 November - Room 8 - Why is the participation of the social sector in the Internet Governance important for everybody?
NPOC held two sessions at the recent ICANN 45 Public Meeting in Toronto, Canada
1. “The Multi-stakeholder model from the NGO´s perspective” NPOC Workshop Oct. 17th, 2012 .
Presentations, reference materials and transcripts are available at:
2. NPOC´s Constituency Meeting on October 16th, 2012
Presentations, reference materials, audiocasts and transcripts are available at: