[Wgco] With apologies for intervening, as IGFSA is not part of the Secretariat, let me ask that all interested see below:

Marilyn Cade marilynscade at hotmail.com
Sat Oct 29 15:35:50 EDT 2016


The IGFSA is an independent not for profit organization. It is not affiliated with the IGF Secretariat, but its purpose is to support the IGF Secretariat and the NRIs.

For anyone interested in becoming an individual member of the IGFSA, which would allow you to vote in their General Assembly and provide advice on what the IGFSA funds, you should email to Markus Kummer, who is the IGFSA Secretary, with a copy to Kyle Schulman, who is the IGFSA Secretariat.

Markus will contact you off this list with all details.

In the interest of full disclosure and transparency, I am a membr of the Executive Committee of the IGFSA.

However, due to my role as Substantive Coordinator for increasing the engagement of the NRIs, I ask that Markus and Kyle, who are the officially responsible contacts for IGFSA, respond to all inquiries, and off list, please.

IGFSA contact: kummer at igfsa.org

Marilyn Cade
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From: Wisdom Donkor <wisdom.dk at gmail.com>
Sent: Saturday, October 29, 2016 12:14:10 PM
To: Anja GENGO
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Subject: Re: IGF WGCO: Next Meeting and Newcomers Track

Hello Sweet Anja,

Hope all is well with you?.
Kindly advice me on how to pay for IGFSA membership dues.
Payment on the platform is suppose to be done using pay-pal, but here is the case that Ghana is not listed. This is making registering for membership and paying dues becoming difficult.

Kindly advice me.

Regards,

WISDOM DONKOR (S/N Eng.)
E-government and Open Government Data Platforms Specialist
National Information Technology Agency (NITA)/
Ghana Open Data Initiative Project.
ICANN Fellow / Member, UN IGF MAG Member, ISOC Member,
Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) Member, Diplo Foundation Member,
OGP Open Data WG Member, GODAN Memember, ITAG Member
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On Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 6:55 PM, Wisdom Donkor <wisdom.dk at gmail.com<mailto:wisdom.dk at gmail.com>> wrote:
Dear Anja,

This is excellent.

Looking from within ICANN and what have been achieve with the fellowship program is worth emulating, e.g ICANN Morning fellowship session, ICANN newcomer Day sessions and ICANN Information booth where Alumni Signed-up for booth lead to interact with fellows, newcomers, participants. All of this in the view of educating and publicizing ICANN to the public.

Example google spreadsheet singed-up link created subject to editing if adopting: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19YZZ3PikMmx1mVHPl-B3wz4loQG-pcs1FfvoxzdzvKw/edit?usp=sharing

Few suggestions to consider:

1. Each current and old MAG Members sign-up for slot to be at the newcomer sessions.
2. Newcomer download session or daily wrap-up. This session brings leaders from the various sessions to directly interact with new-comers  on the days activities. This will give new comers the opportunities to share thoughts and ask questions about the days sessions
3. MAG Members should be TAG for easy identification ( If possible in a branded SHIRT). With this, i believe new-comers or any participant in any session that needs clarification can identify and approach for clarification.


Cheers,




WISDOM DONKOR (S/N Eng.)
E-government and Open Government Data Platforms Specialist
National Information Technology Agency (NITA)/
Ghana Open Data Initiative Project.
ICANN Fellow / Member, UN IGF MAG Member, ISOC Member,
Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) Member, Diplo Foundation Member,
OGP Open Data WG Member, GODAN Memember, ITAG Member
Email: wisdom_dk at hotmail.com<mailto:wisdom_dk at hotmail.com>
wisdom.donkor at data.gov.gh<mailto:wisdom.donkor at data.gov.gh>
wisdom.dk at gmail.com<mailto:wisdom.dk at gmail.com>
Skype: wisdom_dk
facebook: facebook at wisdom_dk
Website: www.nita.gov.gh<http://www.nita.gov.gh/> / www.data.gov.gh<http://www.data.gov.gh/>
www.isoc.gh<http://www.isoc.gh/> / www.itag.org.gh<http://www.itag.org.gh/>

On Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 3:48 PM, Anja GENGO <AGENGO at unog.ch<mailto:AGENGO at unog.ch>> wrote:
Dear All,

I hope this email finds you well!

I have been asked by Segun to help in scheduling the doodle poll for planning the next meeting of this Group. With posting the poll details below, I am also using this opportunity to brief you about the IGF2016 Newcomers Track, and kindly ask for your advise on specific questions, details below as well.

Planning the next WGCO Meeting: Week of 24 October

Please find the link to doodle poll here<http://doodle.com/poll/qqg9qbh2wbzuqf9e>, for planning the next virtual meeting during next week. I believe agenda and other details will be sent shortly by the Co-Coordinators.

Newcomers Track

As the MAG officially approved the implementation of the Newcomers Track (proposal came from the IGF Secretariat and 2 MAG members, Bianca and Luara) for this year's IGF, your  assistance in advising how to conduct the most effective outreach would be much appreciated. Let me please remind on the core substance of the program and on our proposal for the outreach plan, for your review.

The main goal of the Newcomers Track is to make it easier for the IGF participants, who are Newcomers, to understand the entire IGF process. This will mean explaining to the Newcomers, by the IGF experienced colleagues, the following topics: what is the IGF; how it functions; what is the MAG and who are MAG members; what is the IGF Secretariat; what is the community intersessional work including the notions on DCs and NRIs; what are the Open Consultations and finally, what is the annual IGF meeting, all in a context of a substantive work process happening throughout the year, ever since the earliest IGF beginnings. A special focus should be put on the ways of engagement with the IGF.

Therefore, during the Day 0, a 90-minutes long session will be organized to reflect the above indicated questions. As the High Level event will be hosted probably in the second half of the day, after lunch, strategically speaking, it would be better to organize this session before lunch time. Of course, we understand there is a risk of not having many Newcomers on-site yet (as just being Newcomers, maybe the importance of the Day 0 is not well known to everyone).

During the meeting days, during lunch breaks, called 'Knowledge Cafes' will be organized. These will be informal, very relaxing, gatherings for coffee or even pocket lunch with experienced colleagues from the IGF community. 45-minutes long IGF-talks will be focused on various IGF issues, starting from the procedural ones to the substantive ones. We are in a process of identifying 4 topics, where members of the IGF community, from different stakeholder groups and regions, could help. In any case, we can have 2-4 colleagues that will spend some time with the Newcomers, dinking coffer and answering questions and networking. These knowledge coffees would involve colleagues that can speak other UN languages than English, so that we can maybe do some groupings around languages and make more than one group per day.

Outreach plan. Having said this, we believe good outreach is important, if we want to make people aware of the Newcomers program, so that they can book their schedule and come.

One of the ways is to reach out on every 2 weeks from now, to the registered Newcomers, and inform them about this and ask if they will attend Day 0. We will invite them to sign up to a Newcomers mailing list (also have an option to opt-out), where we will be posting all relevant IGF information.

The second way is to make a webinar, that will reflect the Newcomers program and the agenda of it, making the Newcomers become interested in attending the session, before the meeting starts.

We will also adjust the online IGF schedule, so that it has a separate field where colleagues could identify themselves as Newcomers, indicating their interests, and the community could support them by reaching out to them. This will mean that we should make good outreach plan toward the wider IGF community, asking for a collaboration on this.

We would appreciate a lot if you could provide us with your feedback on this!

Best regards,

Anja


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