[Wgco] Reinvigorating WGCO & Call for Next Virtual Meeting

Renata Aquino Ribeiro raquino at gmail.com
Fri Oct 28 16:20:44 EDT 2016


I join Wisdom in looking forward to next meeting.

On outreach efforts, I should mention LACNIC/LACNOG in Costa Rica.
It was a fantastic event full of IGF participants and many interested in IGF.
There were many chances to talk about IGF and its BPFs works and I
have received emails of participants interested in starting regional
BPFs, which seems quite an interesting idea.

Segun, I think it would be  good if we start to think about building
the program for the knowledge cafe sessions with the newcomers track
organizers. This could help bring key organizations into IGF.

See you all soon

On Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 6:32 PM, Wisdom Donkor <wisdom.dk at gmail.com> wrote:
> Well noted. Looking forward to the meeting.
> On Friday, October 28, 2016, Olusegun H. Olugbile <solugbile at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Dear Everyone,
>> I trust you are all doing well. First my apology for not communicating
>> regularly on the progress work of the group. We are in our peak period of
>> activities in Nigeria within the ICT industry and I’m so much involved in
>> many of these important industry activities.
>> I’m aware some of us are engaging in various community outreaches on IGF
>> 2016. Recently, I’ve had the opportunity of engaging Africa IGF community
>> during my participation as one of the leading paper presenters in the
>> recently concluded African IGF at Durban, South Africa and as a member of
>> African IGF MAG during the preparatory process of the forum.
>> I’ve been following on the progress work of Anja, Renata, Marilyn, Zeina,
>> and other related work on the Newcomers Track and NRIs. In spite of these
>> efforts, I must confess we have not done so well in articulating our
>> messages and prioritizing around our work plan as a group. I’m aware Ginger
>> and Elizabeth and others have so much to offer to enhance the work of this
>> group. We can only work together to make it better.
>> As we are moving toward the last phase of the preparatory process,  it is
>> important we harmonize our work streams with the NRI and Newcomers track and
>> other related activities on IGF outreach and related issues.
>> I suggest we work more closely together from now on the outreach agenda.
>> This is very important. I like learning from experienced members and while
>> harnessing innovations. I earnestly seek for very useful insight from
>> members to move this group forward in this direction. What is most important
>> is to share and integrate our work for the overall progress of the IGF
>> event.
>> In this regard, I’m calling for active contributions and propose for a new
>> meeting timeline. Our response to the earlier call for a meeting is not
>> impressive. This time, I encourage you to respond to the new time set for
>> our next virtual meeting. If it’s worth doing, let’s do it better, but
>> together.
>> Anja, please send out a new doodle poll for our next meeting in the next
>> available time slot and let's take this further.
>> Best Regards
>> Segun Olugbile
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