[IGFmaglist] IGF MAG Working Group Formation and Working Guidelines

Olusegun H. Olugbile solugbile at gmail.com
Tue Mar 28 10:01:12 EDT 2017

Dear Lynn,

Thank you for the good job. I have been away with poor internet
connectivity. I'm back now and please find attached the reviewed WGCO
report with recommendations. Really the focus of our discussion should be
on the recommendations which I have pasted directly here.

*WGCO Recommendations*

   1. WGCO should be made a permanent component of the long term and
   multi-year IGF strategy for improving communication and outreach support
   mechanism. This is critically important to enable the group implement its
   term of reference in continue streams. However, the ToR is subject to the
   review of the MAG members, while dynamically refreshing its scope to fit
   into the present and the future IGF workstreams.
   2. WGCO should be prioritized on supporting the work of MAG, IGF
   Secretariat, intersessional activities, other Working Groups and
   communicating the work (Past and Present)  and value of IGF.
   3.  WGCO should be repositioned as an essential working group for
   inspiring multi-stakeholders participation and strengthening their
   engagement in the IGF process.  Consequently, Coordinators of Working
   Groups and Inter-sessional activities should by default join membership of
   WGCO to improve synergy on IGF communications and outreaches.
   4. The group should have a clear mapping of areas of interests while
   insulating WGCO from conflict of interests.
   5. WGCO members should be objectively committed to achieving the goals
   of the group.
   6.  A value-added framework for achieving improved IGF visibility and
   communication with other related communities such as NRIs, World Economic
   Forum, ISOC, ICANN, IEEE and the UN entities could be further discussed
   within the WGCO, and then proposed for discussions during a future MAG

Best Regards

Olusegun H. Olugbile

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Member, National Cybercrime Advisory Council, Presidency (www.cert.gov.ng)
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On Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 6:33 PM, Lynn St.Amour <st.amour at bluewin.ch> wrote:

> Dear MAG members,
> Please find attached a document that was created by the IGF Secretariat
> (and for transparency reviewed by me) that documents the working practices
> past MAGs/MAG Chairs have used to establish IGF MAG Working Groups.
> We will review this process on the MAG call on Tuesday, and move it
> forward for approval as soon as appropriate.  Early comments will help us
> make maximum progress, so please do not wait for the MAG call to comment.
> When approved by the MAG it will be published on the IGF website.  These
> efforts are part of improving core MAG operations and your review is
> critical.
> Finally, the list of MAG Working Groups I have heard mentioned for 2017
> are listed below.  If there are others, please inform the MAG ASAP.  For
> reference, there were 4 WGs approved in 2016 (WG on New Session Formats
> (WG-SF), WG on Main Sessions (WG-MS), WG on Workshop Review and Evaluation
> Process (WG-WREP), and WG on Outreach and Communication).
> *2017 IGF MAG Working Groups Requested:*
> - WG on Workshop Review and Evaluation Process (WG-WREP) - still active
> and helping guide this years process.  Needs to be formally approved again
> in 2017.  Rasha, can you send the charter to the MAG so all MAG members
> have the document, please.
> - WG on IGF Improvements -  Avri has recently sent this link to the (still
> open) Google doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-
> WSFh9XQV0hutxuAlxsAJCs8XNtiCDSktADcEYKdFrI/edit?usp=sharing    Please
> review and comment, this is an important and outstanding issue.
> - WG on Outreach and Communication - WG-CO (Segun, could you send the
> latest draft for 2017 to the MAG so that we are all reviewing the correct
> document).
> - WG on Fundraising - (WG - FUN)  This is a POTENTIAL new WG I would like
> to discuss.  Documents to follow soon(ish).
> *2016 WGs COMPLETED/CLOSED* ??  Please comment if this is not the
> expectation.
> - WG on New Session Formats (WG-SF)
> - WG on Main Sessions (WG-MS)
> Best regards,
> Lynn
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