Mamadou LO alfamamadou at hotmail.com
Wed Oct 18 13:52:51 EDT 2017

Hi all!

Big welcome to this initiative

Much appreciated. Looking forward to participate.


De : WGCO <wgco-bounces at intgovforum.org> de la part de Michael J. Oghia <mike.oghia at gmail.com>
Envoyé : mercredi 18 octobre 2017 12:34
À : Olusegun H. Olugbile
Cc : wgco at intgovforum.org; Jelena Ozegovic; Agustina Callegari; Lynn St.Amour

Dear WGCO members,

It is a pleasure to connect with you all, and I really have to extend my most sincere gratitude and appreciation to Olusegun for initiating this email thread and for all of his enthusiasm and support for our workshop.

I don't think I need to stress to this group how communicating Internet governance consistently presents challenges, especially across cultures and languages. My co-organizers and I often face these challenges in both our personal and professional lives, hence why we wanted to address this in a collaborative way.

Aside from inviting you all to fill out the questionnaire and share it with your networks, we also invite you to join us for the workshop itself in December.

Olusegun also suggested we have a virtual call. If you'd like to join, please fill out the Doodle poll<https://doodle.com/poll/69dypxwpczt6n93v> so we can pick a day and time that works. We can discuss how the workshop is structured, what to expect, how we plan to move forward afterward, and also ways we can continue to collaborate on this topic.

On behalf of Agustina and Jelena as well, I thank you again for your interest.

My warmest,

Michael J. Oghia
#Netgov consultant & researcher | editor
ICANN60 fellow & coach

Belgrade, Serbia
Skype: mikeoghia
Twitter<https://www.twitter.com/MikeOghia> | LinkedIn

On Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 6:29 AM, Olusegun H. Olugbile <solugbile at gmail.com<mailto:solugbile at gmail.com>> wrote:
Dear WGCO Members,

I like to introduce Agustina Callegari, Michael Oghia, and Jelena Ozegovic who are hosting a collaborative workshop at IGF 2017 in order to discuss how we can communicate IG more effectively and improve on the outreach.

WS 161<https://bit.ly/IGF2017WS161> – Explaining Internet governance to friends & family 101: How to improve our communication?

They have created a questionnaire to help shed light on their work which is very much relevant to the goals of WGCO. Please you may take 5-10 minutes to anonymously share your insight with the trio by visiting https://goo.gl/forms/t4mmgI6nHkNAFDF82. The questionnaire will close on: 10 December 2017.  The results of this questionnaire will be presented on 20 December 2017 in Geneva at the IGF as part of their workshop. You also have the option to leave your email address at the end of the questionnaire in case you would like to know the results, which we will share after the IGF.

Furthermore, I'm strongly suggesting we support and participate in the workshop and work together with the organizers to achieve a greater outcome. In this regard, I wish to call for a virtual meeting of the WGCO members with the organizers to further strengthen areas of collaboration and opportunity for improving IGF communication outreach.

Fortunately, the organizers have a created a Doodle poll to determine an optimal day and time for us to meet. Check it out here<https://doodle.com/poll/69dypxwpczt6n93v>:

WGCO members opinions will be greatly appreciated.

Best Regards.

Olusegun H. Olugbile

President, Global Network for Cybersolution - GNC  (www.gnfcs.org<http://www.gncafrica.org/>)
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