[IGFmaglist] Fwd: Invitation to participate in IGF2015 preparatory process
cmasango at unog.ch
Fri Mar 6 04:55:18 EST 2015
Please find below the final email sent yesterday to the National and Regional IGF Initiative Coordinators:
> Begin forwarded message:
> From: Chengetai Masango <cmasango at unog.ch>
> Subject: Invitation to participate in IGF2015 preparatory process
> Date: March 5, 2015 at 9:53:22 PM GMT+1
> To: IGF <igf at unog.ch>
> Dear Regional and National IGF initiative Coordinators,
> As you are aware, preparations for the 2015 meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) are already in process. This year there is a particular emphasis on inter-sessional work. The Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) has recommended in its virtual meeting of 3 March that National and Regional IGF initiatives be approached and invited to participate more closely in the preparation process. It is hoped that such participation will serve to strengthen the synergies and connections that exist between National and Regional initiatives and the IGF, thereby enriching the discourse.
> The “Evolution of Internet Governance: Empowering Sustainable Development” has been chosen for as the main overarching theme of IGF 2015. With eight sub-themes that are as follows:
> · Cybersecurity and trust;
> · The Internet economy;
> · Inclusiveness and diversity;
> · Openness;
> · Enhancing multistakeholder cooperation;
> · The Internet and human rights;
> · Critical Internet resources; and
> · Emerging issues.
> The MAG has recommended that a formal invitation be extended to all national and regional initiatives both to contribute to the horizontal global inter-sessional theme for this year: "Policy Menus for Connecting the Next Billion", and to develop messages and/ or conclusions that will support the global IGF inter-sessional work.
> The MAG also recommended that regional and national IGFs be invited to participate in the Best Practice Forums (BPFs). The mailing lists for the associated themes for this year’s BPFs are as follows:
> · Regulation and mitigation of unwanted communications (http://mail.intgovforum.org/mailman/listinfo/bp_spam_intgovforum.org <http://mail.intgovforum.org/mailman/listinfo/bp_spam_intgovforum.org>);
> · Establishing and supporting Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs) for Internet security (http://mail.intgovforum.org/mailman/listinfo/bp_certs_intgovforum.org <http://mail.intgovforum.org/mailman/listinfo/bp_certs_intgovforum.org>);
> · Developing meaningful multistakeholder participation mechanisms (http://mail.intgovforum.org/mailman/listinfo/bp_multistakeholder_intgovforum.org <http://mail.intgovforum.org/mailman/listinfo/bp_multistakeholder_intgovforum.org>;
> · Practices to countering abuse against women online (http://mail.intgovforum.org/mailman/listinfo/bp_counteringabuse_intgovforum.org <http://mail.intgovforum.org/mailman/listinfo/bp_counteringabuse_intgovforum.org>);
> · IPv6 (http://mail.intgovforum.org/mailman/listinfo/bp_ipv6_intgovforum.org <http://mail.intgovforum.org/mailman/listinfo/bp_ipv6_intgovforum.org>); and
> · IXPs (http://mail.intgovforum.org/mailman/listinfo/bp_ixps_intgovforum.org <http://mail.intgovforum.org/mailman/listinfo/bp_ixps_intgovforum.org>).
> For these reasons, the IGF Secretariat kindly invites National and Regional IGF initiatives to:
> Introduce the theme and sub-themes of the upcoming IGF to the discussions held during 2015 whenever possible;
> Provide suggestions relating to ideas on the basic pillars that will help operationalize and advance inter-sessional work during 2015;
> Contribute to the discussions regarding the development of “Policy Menus for Connecting the Next Billion”;
> Distribute this message widely amongst multistakeholder participants involved with your respective IGFs; and
> Make any suggestions and/or inputs on how we can maximise, facilitate and strengthen your engagement with BPF and inter-sessional work.
> We look forward to continuing and strengthening the collaboration that already exists between National and Regional IGF initiatives and the IGF.
> For further queries please kindly contact igf at unog.ch <mailto:igf at unog.ch>
> Best regards,
> Chengetai Masango
> Programme and Technology Manager
> Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)
> Dependance La Pelouse
> Palais des Nations
> CH - 1211 Genève 10
> e-mail: cmasango at unog.ch <mailto:cmasango at unog.ch>
> Tel : +41(0)22 917 57 68
> Fax : +41(0)22 917 00 92
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