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

Wisdom Donkor wisdom.dk at gmail.com
Sat Oct 29 15:45:52 EDT 2016


Dear Marilyn,

Thank you very much for the response. I look forward to receiving details
from Markus.


On Saturday, October 29, 2016, Marilyn Cade <marilynscade at hotmail.com>
wrote:

>
> 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
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>
> Marilyn Cade
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Wisdom Donkor <wisdom.dk at gmail.com
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> *Sent:* Saturday, October 29, 2016 12:14:10 PM
> *To:* Anja GENGO
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> elizabeth.thomas-raynaud at iccwbo.org
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> Lazanski; Izumi Okutani; Bianca Ho; Brian Clarke GUTTERMAN
> *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
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','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
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>> wisdom.donkor at data.gov.gh
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>> wisdom.dk at gmail.com <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','wisdom.dk at gmail.com');>
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>>
>> On Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 3:48 PM, Anja GENGO <AGENGO at unog.ch
>> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','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
>>>
>>>
>>
>

-- 
*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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