[Wg-mwp] WG-MWP: 2018 WG Status Report: (was: Webex meeting invitation & Draft Agenda - October 30th, 2018 1500 -1600 UTC)

Pradeep Balachandran pbn.tvm at gmail.com
Tue Nov 6 00:30:48 EST 2018


Dear Lynn,
                  Thank you very much for your critical appraisal of the
review comments.

Yes, 'agreements' at present can be considered as pre-cursors to formal
'resolutions', their transition being decided by requisite consensus .

Best regards,
Pradeep Balachandran

On Tue, Nov 6, 2018 at 5:33 AM Lynn St.Amour <Lynn at internet-matters.org>
wrote:

> Dear colleagues,
>
> I have read through all the comments carefully and hopefully have found an
> acceptable way forward.  Apologies for the delay in turning this around, I
> have had to start and stop it several times.
>
> First,  thank you to everyone for the careful reviews and all the efforts
> over the past 5 or so months.   I began with the version submitted by Timea
> and incorporated comments and suggestions from all other submissions.
>
> I think there is a lot of similarity (or could be) between the major
> policy project - CENB and what some members were looking for wrt new
> multiyear strategic topic(s).  I think it is a good time for the MAG to
> review how well our collective efforts have worked with the major policy
> project as it has been 4 years, and  improvements are likely needed.  Some
> of the suggestions from WG members may be appropriate for future major
> policy projects.
>
> With respect to the two pilots that were reviewed in the WG - I believe
> those options are still open and a number of WG members want to continue
> exploring them.  They address modalities of working, of outreach and also
> exploring new modalities of outputs/recommendations.   The first step could
> be to get agreement on a topic or two and then determine how/if it might
> benefit from exploring these modalities.    One option is that we explore
> whether a new major policy initiative could be improved by following some
> of the suggestions in those pilots.   In any case, given there was interest
> in these ideas from a number of WG members, I attempted to capture the
> current state in the following bullet under Next Steps:   "The reports
> ‘Strengthened cooperation within the context of the IGF 2019’ and
> “Methodologies for the Development of Written IGF Outputs” provide
> additional ideas and may be helpful to the MAG in their deliberations.”
> I also added (last paragraph):  "There was no WG consensus possible on
> these pilots this year (for several reasons), but there was significant
> interest on the part of a number of members and hence should be included in
> this status report."
>
> One of the things we consistently hear is that a longer horizon wrt the
> topics the IGF will focus on would be helpful in outreach efforts and in
> bringing in additional donors.   We have also heard that BPFs would benefit
> from a multi-year chartering as there would be no downtime between outgoing
> and Incoming MAG decisions, and would result in a more efficient start-up.
> A multi-year chartering would also provide the ability (and time) to reach
> out to other collaborators.  To that end, I added one bullet under Next
> Steps -- for the WGs consideration… "4) Review the possibility of adopting
> multi-year intersessional activities for some BPFs and/or a major policy
> initiative.”  If WG members prefer to leave that out - no problem, we can
> pick it up with the MAG in the future.
>
> Just FYI, I am undecided as to whether or not I think the WG should
> continue, but this is a decision for the incoming MAG anyway.   This work
> is important enough and broad enough that it should be with the whole MAG
> (and this year, we expect to have more time to get through all that needs
> to be done).
>
> A few additional comments:
>
> Pradeep, you suggested capturing any “resolutions” made by the WG and
> calling them out separately.  I think this is a great idea going forward
> but as we did not declare them as such at the time, I do not feel we can
> call them out here.  We do try and indicate where the WG was in agreement.
>
> Also, you suggested including any challenges foreseen for this WG as part
> of the report to the MAG, and this is another good idea.  I believe some of
> this was done in some of the suggestions and extending this as part of any
> transition discussion between the incoming and outgoing MAG would be a good
> start.
>
> I made a few comments in response to other comments but the editing was
> acting up on me so they all say Author.  I indicated my comments by adding
> “Lynn:” at the beginning of them.
>
> Hope this report meets with your approval.  if we can get agreement in
> time we can report it as such on the MAG call this week, but I appreciate
> that may be difficult, in which case we will report it as a work in process.
>
> Note: need final copies of the reports ‘Strengthened cooperation within
> the context of the IGF 2019’ and “Methodologies for the Development of
> Written IGF Outputs” to include as an Annex and/or links.  Want to make
> sure I have the latest versions.
>
> Best,
> Lynn
>
>
>
>
> > On Oct 29, 2018, at 8:32 PM, Lynn St.Amour <lynn at internet-matters.org>
> wrote:
> >
> > Hi Ben, all,
> >
> > a small group of WG members jumped in to help begin drafting a status
> report - it is still rough; and speaking for myself, I just ran out of
> cycles to help move it forward.  I am attaching it here.
> >
> > We would like the WG members to review the document, and help refine
> it.  Our goal is to have a status report that we could hand off to the
> incoming MAG/MAG Chair, preferably no later than 1 week from today.
> >
> > If necessary, we can identify the areas where there is agreement and
> areas where there are differing opinions - but we should capture the work
> and status.
> >
> > Appreciate anything WG members can contribute.
> >
> > Best,
> >
> > Lynn
> >
> > <WG-MWP 2018 - WORKING DRAFT Status Doc.docx>
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >> On Oct 29, 2018, at 12:04 PM, Ben Wallis (CELA) <bewallis at microsoft.com>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> Hi Lynn
> >>
> >> During the last call, you mentioned some kind of Summary Paper covering
> the various outputs of this year, which I've been looking forward to
> review. Maybe that is referred to in item 3 below?
> >>
> >> Will that be circulated ahead of tomorrow's call?
> >> Thanks
> >> Ben
> >>
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Lynn St.Amour <Lynn at Internet-Matters.org>
> >> Sent: Monday, October 29, 2018 8:00 AM
> >> To: wg-mwp <wg-mwp at intgovforum.org>
> >> Subject: [Wg-mwp] WG-MWP: Webex meeting invitation & Draft Agenda -
> October 30th, 2018 1500 -1600 UTC
> >>
> >> Dear WG members,
> >>
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> >> Please see below the draft agenda - all comments/suggestions welcome.
> >>
> >> Siva, is there anything you would like to add to the agenda?
> >>
> >> Best,
> >> Lynn
> >>
> >> -----------------
> >> DRAFT AGENDA:
> >>
> >> 1 - Intro/Logistics/Admin
> >>
> >> 2 - Status of the following proposals:
> >>
> >> a)  “IGF Programme Framework”
> >> b)  Option Paper on Methodologies for the Development of Written IGF
> Outputs
> >> c)  Strengthening Cooperation within the Context of the IGF: A Roadmap
> for 2018
> >>
> >> 3 -  Review status of concrete proposal for the development of a
> multi-year strategic work programme
> >>
> >> 4 -  Update on WG-Improvements (WG-IMP) as their work relates to this WG
> >>
> >> 5 - Next steps/future agenda items
> >>
> >> 6 - AOB
> >>
> >> -----------------------------------------
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