[IGFmaglist] Draft mail to Regional and National IGF's - taking an invitational approach

Flávio Rech Wagner flavio at inf.ufrgs.br
Wed Mar 4 11:51:57 EST 2015


+1 on Makane and Marilyn

Flavio


> Dear Marilyn,
>
> I agree with you, however we should ask them to reflect on the theme 
> and sub-themes _*whenever possible*_. I do not think there is any harm 
> in asking them if they can do it. If they cannot take them into 
> account, there is no problem.
>
> Best regards,
>
> -----
> Makane Faye (Mr.)
> Chief, Knowledge Services Section (KSS) ---
> Public Information and Knowledge Management Division (PIKMD) ---
> United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) ---
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> Email: mfaye at uneca.org <mailto:mfaye at uneca.org>; faymakane at gmail.com 
> <mailto:faymakane at gmail.com>
> http://facebook.com/makane.faye.eca
> twitter: @makaneeca
> Skype: makaneaddis
>
>
>
>     I hope we will maintain a light approach on this. I do not think
>     it is a good use of MAG time to try to create further guidelines
>     for what the National and Regional IGF Initiatives do. Let's take
>     an informational approach, and trust these folks, many of whom are
>     highly experienced as coordinators, and also as committed
>     participants in the IGF itself.
>
>     From the research that I have done, and my own engagement, I can
>     attest that they do their best to both support the IGF and also to
>     reflect their own local Internet community, as in fact, we all
>     want them to do.   It is not really appropriate for the MAG of the
>     IGF to try to impose on the national and regional IGF Initiatives.
>     Let's provide the information, and trust on the expertise, and the
>     commitment of those who are doing a really tough job in each of
>     their own countries, or regions, to organize effective and
>     meaningful Initiatives.  Some reflect the themes of the IGF.
>     Others may not, because their consultation or planning process
>     pulls them into using a lens that is colored by their own
>     communities of interest.
>
>     We should value that diversity, while offering information that
>     can be used, should that be supported by their planning communities.
>
>     Marilyn Cade
>
>     Sent from my iPad
>
>     On Mar 4, 2015, at 8:46 AM, Makane Faye <fmakane at gmail.com
>     <mailto:fmakane at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>>     Dear Chengetai, Marilyn and Constance,
>>
>>
>>     Thank you for the the text and proposed amendments. I suggest
>>     that we add that National/Regional IGF initiatives take into
>>     account the IGF themes and sub-themes.In fact in Africa, the
>>     annual programme of the African IGF conference (AfIGF) is always
>>     based on the theme and sub-themes of the IGF. We usually discuss
>>     them and come up with recommendations in relation with the
>>     African context. In addition, we usually add 2 other sub-themes.
>>
>>
>>     Best regards,
>>
>>     -----
>>     Makane Faye (Mr.)
>>     Chief, Knowledge Services Section (KSS) ---
>>     United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) ---
>>     P.O. Box 3001 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
>>     Room FF1
>>     Tel: +251 11 5443563 <tel:%2B251%2011%205443563>; Ext. 33563
>>     Fax: +251 11 5514416 <tel:%2B251%2011%205514416> / +251 11 54411458
>>     Email: mfaye at uneca.org <mailto:mfaye at uneca.org>;
>>     faymakane at gmail.com <mailto:faymakane at gmail.com>
>>     http://facebook.com/makane.faye.eca
>>     twitter: @makaneeca
>>     Skype: makaneaddis
>>
>>
>>     On Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 2:57 PM, Constance Bommelaer
>>     <bommelaer at isoc.org <mailto:bommelaer at isoc.org>> wrote:
>>
>>         Dear Chengetai,
>>
>>
>>         Thank you for putting this draft together. My only
>>         suggestion would be to specify what we are expecting from the
>>         local/regional IGFs re the horizontal theme "Connecting
>>         the Next Billion". Should we ask for suggestions of ideas on
>>         the pillars that need to be in place? Are we
>>         inviting contributions that would emerge from the local IGFs
>>         on this specific theme? I think it would help to formulate a
>>         few suggestions for the consideration of their organizers,
>>         bearing in mind that each IGF must feel free to develop its
>>         own agenda.
>>
>>
>>         Best regards,
>>
>>         Constance
>>
>>
>>         ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>         *From:* Igfmaglist <igfmaglist-bounces at intgovforum.org
>>         <mailto:igfmaglist-bounces at intgovforum.org>> on behalf of
>>         Marilyn Cade <marilynscade at hotmail.com
>>         <mailto:marilynscade at hotmail.com>>
>>         *Sent:* Wednesday, March 04, 2015 12:38 PM
>>         *To:* Chengetai Masango
>>         *Cc:* MAG-public
>>         *Subject:* Re: [IGFmaglist] Draft mail to Regional and
>>         National IGF's
>>         Chengetai, excellent.
>>
>>         I propose one change. I ask that you refer to the national
>>         and regional IGF Initiatives -- so add the word initiatives.
>>
>>
>>         I had resisted calling the IGF the 'global' IGF, as in fact,
>>         its formal name is IGF. I know that some have started using
>>         this modifier, and I am not refusing, but querying if that is
>>         a good idea or needed?  If we add the word "initiatives",
>>         then we can just use the formal and correct name of the IGF,
>>         which is just Internet Governance Forum (IGF).
>>
>>
>>         Marilyn
>>
>>         Sent from my iPad
>>
>>         On Mar 4, 2015, at 6:23 AM, Chengetai Masango
>>         <cmasango at unog.ch <mailto: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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