[IGFmaglist] Draft mail to Regional and National IGF's

Segun Olugbile solugbile at gmail.com
Wed Mar 4 07:17:12 EST 2015

Dear Chengetai and Everyone,

Though I did not attend the last MAG meeting due to some important national
assignments one of which was interagency meeting on Nigeria Internet
Governance forum 2015 preparatory process. The issue on aligning with NIGF
2015 the global IGF 2015 agenda came up and was discussed extensively.

I'm glad the last MAG meeting endorsed a process for connecting with
national and regional IGF initiatives. Already, NIGF is working on putting
up a workshop proposal for IGF 2015 and to further its mainstream agenda in
line with IGF 2015 theme.

It will be a perfect idea if official invitations from IGF Secretariat can
be sent directly to the chairman/persons detailing their specific roles and
expectations towards IGF 2015.

Fortunately, being a member of MAG, I will not hesitate facilitating this
process from my region (which I'm currently doing) provided it does not
conflict with the MAG terms of reference in which I will require more

Best Regards.

Segun Olugbile

*Managing Partner/CEO *
Continental Project Affairs Associates (CPAA)
site: www.cpaa.com.ng

Coordinator, Cybersecurity-Nigeria (www.cybersecuritynigeria.org.ng)
Founding Member, Nigeria IGF Multi Stakeholders Advisory Group (
Member, UN Multi-stakeholders Advisory Group on Internet Governance (
President, Global Network for Cybersolution Ltd/Gte (Cybercrime
countermeasure NGO)
Vice Chair, Nigerian Child Online Protection (www.ncc.gov.ng)
Member, African ICT Alliance (www.aficta.org)


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On Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 12:23 PM, Chengetai Masango <cmasango at unog.ch> wrote:

> Dear All,
> Please find below a first draft of the mail. The Secretariat welcomes
> comments until 12 noon Geneva time tomorrow (Thursday).
> Best regards,
> Chengetai
> °°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°
> Dear Regional and National IGF coordinators,
> As you are aware, preparations for IGF 2015 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, Regional and Global IGF’s
> 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;
>    · 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 (BPF's). The mailing lists for the
> associated themes for this year’s PBF’s are as follows:
>    - Regulation and mitigation of unwanted communications (
>    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);
>    - Developing meaningful multistakeholder participation mechanisms (
>    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
>    );
>    - IPv6 (
>    http://mail.intgovforum.org/mailman/listinfo/bp_ipv6_intgovforum.org);
>    - IXPs (
>    http://mail.intgovforum.org/mailman/listinfo/bp_ixps_intgovforum.org).
> We look forward to continuing and strengthening the collaboration that
> already exists between National and Regional IGFs and the Global IGF.
> Best regards,
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