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Monday, December 5
 

09:00

International Media Support - Operational responses to online harassment
Operational responses to online harassment

From election campaigns in the US to news sites, community forums and social media in every country on the planet, online harassment is widespread and rampant. Whether they are systematic, large-scale smear campaigns or individuals targeting those they disagree with, the rise in threats and attacks against anyone who sticks out their neck, who are critical, in opposition, or simply do not conform to normative standards, is alarming.

The attacks are often devastating and with long-term impact on people's ability to speak out or simply exist in the online space. Many of those targeted are women, who are often not targeted because they hold an unpopular opinion, but simply because they are women.

The problems are well-known. But how should we respond? What are the realistic, constructive responses to mitigate, prevent and protect?

This session will brainstorm on these questions with the help of our great panel, looking for useful, realistic ways to respond from a variety of key angles - from human rights and legal perspectives, from a technology platform and from an online community perspective.

We've got a great panel lined up:

  • Hyra Basit, Digital Rights Foundation, Pakistan
    Instrumental in establishing Pakistan and the region's first online harassment helpline, which offers digital security support, legal advice and emotional trauma assistance, Hyra has extensive experience in the field of cyber harassment and how to address it.
  • Ellery Roberts Biddle, Advocacy Director, Global Voices & Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, US
    As the chief steward of Global Voices’ Advox project, Ellery facilitates a network of bloggers and advocates reporting on threats to online speech, sharing tactics for protecting themselves and their communities online, and supporting efforts to strengthen Internet policy and practice worldwide.
  • Marcel Leonardi, Senior Public Policy and Government Relations Counsel at Google Brazil
    ​Marcel is a public policy professional, attorney and law professor with over a decade of Internet law experience, specialising in the research, analysis, litigation, communication, and support of complex legal and policy positions on privacy and data protection, intermediary liability, copyright, freedom of speech, competition and other issues related to the Internet.
  • Jonathan McCully, Legal Officer at Media Legal Defence Initiative, UK
    Jonathan is the Legal Officer at the Media Legal Defence Initiative, a UK-based charity that provides legal support to protect journalists, bloggers and independent media outlets around the world. He works on the organisation's strategic litigation and the delivery of its training programmes.
  • 'Gbenga Sesan, Executive Director at Paradigm Initiative Nigeria
    A social entrepeneur and recognised scholar, speaker and writer, 'Gbenga leads Paradigm Initiative Nigeria, one of the leading ICT for development groups in Africa which connects underserved people with ICT-­enabled opportunities.

 

Background: This session is organised by the Copenhagen-based media development non-profit, International Media Support (IMS) which supports local media in countries affected by armed conflict, human insecurity and political transition. Across four continents, IMS helps to promote press freedom, strengthen professional journalism and ensure that media can operate in challenging circumstances. You can read more about us here: http://www.mediasupport.org


Session Organizers
avatar for Andreas Reventlow

Andreas Reventlow

Programme Development & Digital Freedom Adviser, International Media Support (IMS)
I'm interested in all the fun things: online harassment, cyber violence, media in conflict, humanitarian crises and local media, journalist safety, conflict sensitivity, online censorship, local perspectives on internet usage, secure communication and local adaptation of technical solutions.


Monday December 5, 2016 09:00 - 10:00
Workshop Room 7 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

Mapping digital rights in the Middle East and North Africa: A new visual tool for comparative analysis

The rapid development and early expansion of the Internet created a relatively unregulated digital space in which the freedoms of expression and assembly flourished around the world. The Internet enables quick dissemination of information and relatively anonymous communication, which has proven to be a great asset for civil society, especially in countries that restrict the freedoms of expression, association, and/or assembly. As the Internet becomes an integral part of daily life for many people around the world, governments are adopting a broad array of laws to govern the digital space. These laws can have a dramatic impact on human rights and the ability of civil society to operate effectively online.

Some laws directly regulate online content, while others contain provisions that create a chilling effect on free speech. Cybercrime laws, for example, may contain vague provisions and harsh penalties intended to curb content that is critical of the government. While some countries openly publish their laws in an accessible manner, many others do not. Even when laws are available to read and governments want to support human rights, legal frameworks can be complex, inconsistent, and difficult to interpret. It can be difficult for citizens especially to interpret the rules and evaluate the impact on digital rights. Thus, better information is a clear starting point for more effective advocacy. 

Within this context, the session introduces iGmena’s Internet Legislation Atlas visual tool for comparative analysis. The tool is a set of qualitative indicators that provide an easy and reliable way of assessing and comparing the quality of domestic legal frameworks regulating the digital space vis-à-vis international human rights standards. It aims to help academics, legal professionals, students, and civil society organizations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) as well as beyond to develop a better understanding of the legal environment in their country. The session will be interactive and apply the newly created ILA indicators to seven MENA countries along with key findings from each. It also aims to introduce ILA to the at-large community and invite other regions to apply them and join the initiative. 

The ILA is a project that assesses and visualizes the level of compliance of selected digital rights vis-à-vis international human rights standards in seven countries in the Middle East and North Africa: Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and Tunisia. The project looks at the legal frameworks that govern the Internet and focuses on the level of protection afforded particularly to the right to freedom of expression and the right to privacy. ILA is a project by Hivos’ iGmena program and ARTICLE 19 in collaboration with local partners representing the seven countries of focus. Read more about ILA at:https://internetlegislationatlas.org.

MODERATOR

  • Hanane Boujemi, iGmena director, Hivos

SPEAKERS 

  • Noha Fathy, Internet Legislation Atlas project lead, iGmena (Hivos)
  • Niels ten Oever, head of digital, ARTICLE 19 (ILA partner)
  • Walid Al-Saqaf, Internet Society board member (ILA advisory board member)

 


Session Organizers
avatar for Hanane Boujemi

Hanane Boujemi

Senior Manager Internet Governance Programme MENA Region, Hivos
Manager of Hivos’ MENA region programme on Internet Governance. She is responsible for the design and implementation of the programme in the Arab region. | | • Develop and implement programs and activities to build capacity on Internet Governance and policy among civil society organizations and actors in the Arab region | • Facilitate strategy development and other technical assistance activities | • Lead all areas of... Read More →
avatar for Noha Fathy

Noha Fathy

Project Lead, Internet Legislation Atlas, Hivos Internet Governance for MENA region
Noha is managing Internet Legislation Atlas project for Hivos. She has been working with Hivos Internet Governance in the Middle East and North Africa (iGmena) program (www.igmena.org) since 2013. | | She concentrates on internet governance capacity building and awareness raising activities to civil society in the Arab region. She worked on a number of projects that aimed at raising awareness about digital rights, engaging local... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Walid Al-Saqaf

Walid Al-Saqaf

Postdoctoral Researcher, Stockholm University
ISOC Board Member, software developer from Yemen, internet freedom advocate. Currently involved in postdoctoral research and teaching in areas related to technology, media, journalism, data science, and quantitative research methods. Also involved in ICANN and APC.
avatar for Hanane Boujemi

Hanane Boujemi

Senior Manager Internet Governance Programme MENA Region, Hivos
Manager of Hivos’ MENA region programme on Internet Governance. She is responsible for the design and implementation of the programme in the Arab region. | | • Develop and implement programs and activities to build capacity on Internet Governance and policy among civil society organizations and actors in the Arab region | • Facilitate strategy development and other technical assistance activities | • Lead all areas of... Read More →
avatar for Noha Fathy

Noha Fathy

Project Lead, Internet Legislation Atlas, Hivos Internet Governance for MENA region
Noha is managing Internet Legislation Atlas project for Hivos. She has been working with Hivos Internet Governance in the Middle East and North Africa (iGmena) program (www.igmena.org) since 2013. | | She concentrates on internet governance capacity building and awareness raising activities to civil society in the Arab region. She worked on a number of projects that aimed at raising awareness about digital rights, engaging local... Read More →
avatar for Niels ten Oever

Niels ten Oever

Head of Digital, Article19
Niels ten Oever has designed and implemented freedom of expression projects in the Horn of Africa, the Middle East and Northern Africa, Brazil and Afghanistan and worked on global internet governance issues in ICANN and the IETF. Niels started off working on radio when he got bitten by the Linux bug. After that he increasingly worked on websites, apps, internet governance, digital rights and digital security. Why? Because technology can support... Read More →


Monday December 5, 2016 09:00 - 10:00
Workshop Room 3 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

OECD - Broadband Policies for LAC: A Digital Economy Toolkit
Digital technologies are profoundly changing our economies and societies. Broadband networks are essential in enabling this transformation. By reducing the cost of accessing information and by expanding the means for sharing knowledge, these networks can empower people, encourage greater civic engagement and improve the delivery of public services, as well as support the development of more inclusive and sustainable societies. Nonetheless, these opportunities come with challenges, the first of which is to ensure that everyone has access to this tool. While the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region has a high number of mobile telephone subscriptions (more than one subscription per person), 50% of people in LAC are still not connected to the Internet and only 10% of individuals in the region have fixed broadband subscriptions.

"Broadband Policies for Latin America and the Caribbean: A Digital Economy Toolkit" is a result of a more than two years-long project that involved 26 countries in the LAC region and the combined resources of the OECD and the IDB. In setting out some guidelines for designing a whole-of-government approach to broadband policies, this Toolkit aims to assist countries in the region enhance their digital prospects and make progress on international, regional and national policy objectives. 

This roundtable of experts in the region will discuss some of the key findings and main challenges identified in the Toolkit, as well as the way forward for the LAC region in making sure the digital economy is within the reach of all. The roundtable will discuss the following questions:

  1. What are the main take aways from the Toolkit and what is missing?
  2. If you could choose one chapter to be prioritised for policy action in 2017-18, what would it be?
  3. How can we harness regional integration to implement some of the good practices identified?

Panellists
  • Bruno Ramos (Regional Director of the Latin America, ITU)
  • Sebastian Bellagamba (Regional Bureau Director for LAC, ISOC)
  • Gonzalo Navarro (Executive Director, ALAI)
  • Christoph Steck (Director of Policy and Internet, Telefónica)
  • Alexandre Barbosa (Manager, CETIC.br, Brazil)
  • Maria Helena Estavillo (Commissioner, IFT, Mexico)

Video of the session:
https://youtu.be/REWIuUuhEh0?t=32m  

Report of the session (by GIP):
http://digitalwatch.giplatform.org/sessions/oecd-broadband-policies-lac-digital-economy-toolkit

Read full publication:

[English] Broadband Policies for Latin America and the Caribbean: A Digital Economy Toolkit


[Spanish] Políticas de banda ancha para América Latina y el Caribe: Un manual para la economía digital

Visit website (beta):

http://www.oecd.org/internet/broadband/lac-digital-toolkit/




Session Organizers
avatar for Lorrayne Porciuncula

Lorrayne Porciuncula

Internet Economist / Policy Analyst, OECD
Lorrayne Porciuncula is an Economist/ Policy Analyst at the Digital Economy and Policy Division (CDEP) of the Directorate Science, Technology and Innovation in the OECD. Lorrayne works on the OECD-IDB Broadband Policy Toolkit for Latin America and the Caribbean that aims to situate policy recommendations to the specific regional and local contexts. Previous to her current position, Lorrayne has worked as an economic analyst in the International... Read More →



Monday December 5, 2016 09:00 - 10:30
Workshop Room 2 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

APC
Session Organizers

Monday December 5, 2016 09:00 - 13:00
Workshop Room 9 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

GigaNet Symposium
Monday December 5, 2016 09:00 - 13:00
Workshop Room 4 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

ISOC - Collaborative Leadership Exchange

The Collaborative Leadership Exchange (CLX) on ‘Enabling Inclusive and Sustainable Growth’ is part of the official IGF schedule, and will be held on Monday, 5 December from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in Workshop Room 1 at PALCCO.

This one-day session is designed to contribute to building and fostering communities of engagement and action, and create a multiplier effect on the multistakeholder participation theme throughout the IGF week, and beyond. All IGF participants are welcome to attend. The Collaborative Leadership Exchange builds on a successful model first launched at the 2012 Global INET and then replicated at IGF meetings in Bali (2013) , Istanbul (2014), and João Pessoa (2015). The session will take the format of an unconference, with equal parts of peer-to-peer style learning and engagement, networking and relationship building, interactive discussions and promotion of increased collaboration across the Internet ecosystem.

NOTE: Pre-registration is required for this event as there is limited seating capacity available. A pre-registration form is available at: http://bit.ly/2fID2ea

 


Session Organizers
avatar for Niel Harper

Niel Harper

Senior Manager, Next Generation Leaders Programmes, Internet Society
Niel Harper is the Senior Manager of the Next Generation Leaders Programmes at the Internet Society where he overseas a number of initiatives focused on developing the next generation of leaders who can address the complex issues at the intersection of technology, policy, and business and shape the growth and evolution of the Internet. His previous roles include Chief Information Officer at the Bermuda Commercial Bank where he led the... Read More →


Monday December 5, 2016 09:00 - 13:00
Workshop Room 1 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

Organization of American States (OAS) & UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression - Freedom of Expression and the ICT Sector: Regional Concerns [closed event]
This is a closed meeting and by invitation only. 

Session Organizers
AT

Amos Toh

Legal Advisor to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression


Monday December 5, 2016 09:00 - 13:00
Workshop Room 8 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

Other Events
Monday December 5, 2016 09:00 - 13:00
Workshop Room 6 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

U.S. Dept of Commerce - Pre-Conference Seminar for CLDP Supported Delegations
Session Organizers
avatar for Joe

Joe

Attorney-Advisor, International, Commercial Law Development Program


Monday December 5, 2016 09:00 - 13:00
Workshop Room 10 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

10:00

Host Country-Led Activities

English

Host Country-Led Day Zero Activities

PALCCO, Main Hall

 

10:00 – 10:15 Introduction to the IGF: Lynn St.Amour, Chair, IGF MAG

10:15 – 11:00 Keynote presentation: Vint Cerf, VP and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

11:00 – 11:25 Presentation: Alejandra Lagunes, National Digital Strategy Coordinator, Office of the President, Mexico

11:25 – 11:35 Break

11:35 – 12:00 Presentation: Kathy Brown, President and CEO, Internet Society

12:00 – 12:25 Presentation: Aristóteles Sandoval, Governor of the State of Jalisco

12:25 – 15:00 Lunch break

15:00 – 18:00 High Level Meeting

 

Spanish

Actividades del País Anfitrión durante el Día Cero

Salón Principal, PALCCO

 

10:00 – 10:15 Introducción al IGF: Lynn St.Amour, Presidenta del MAG del IGF

10:15 – 11:00 Presentación magistral: Vint Cerf, Vicepresidente y Evangelista de Internet en Jefe, Google

11:00 – 11:25 Presentación: Alejandra Lagunes, Coordinadora de la Estrategia Digital Nacional, Presidencia de la República

11:25 – 11:35 Receso

11:35 – 12:00 Presentación: Kathy Brown, Presidenta y Directora Ejecutiva, Internet Society

12:00 – 12:25 Presentación: Aristóteles Sandoval, Gobernador del Estado de Jalisco

12:25 – 15:00 Receso para comida

15:00 – 18:00 Reunión de Alto Nivel

 


Monday December 5, 2016 10:00 - 13:00
Main Session Room PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

11:00

ICANN - Reflections on the evolution of the multistakeholder model in the context of the IANA Stewardship Transition
This 90-minute session will bring together stakeholders to reflect upon the evolution of the ICANN multistakeholder model. In light of the IANA Stewardship Transition, ICANN has undergone a series of enhancements to its accountability and governance framework. These enhancements include revisions of key governance documents (Bylaws, Articles of Incorporation) and the creation of an affiliate organization to operate the IANA functions, legally separate from the policymaking work that ICANN also houses. Enhancements go beyond governance documents to affect the multistakeholder community and its own accountability and responsibility within the ICANN ecosystem: this is addressed in particular throughout the second phase of the accountability enhancements work, known as “Work Stream 2”. This session will seek views and feedback from the IGF Community on the process that was undertaken by ICANN to evolve the multistakeholder model, using the IANA Stewardship Transition as a case study.

Session Moderator: Theresa Swinehart, Senior Vice President, Multistakeholder Strategy And Strategic Initiatives, ICANN

Speakers:
Göran Marby, President and CEO, ICANN 
Lawrence E. Strickling, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce 
Steve Crocker, Chairman of the Board, ICANN
Thomas Schneider, Chair of the ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC)
Alejandro Pisanty, ISOC Mexico  
Erin Dorgan, International Telecommunications Policy and Coordination, Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Canada 

Agenda

1) Introduction of Session by Theresa Swinehart
2) The IANA Stewardship Transition and ICANN – Göran Marby
3) Address by Lawrence E. Strickling
4) ICANN post-transition  - Questions to be taken by Discussants: Thomas Schneider, Erin Dorgan, Alejandro Pisanty 
Questions include:

  • GAC role in the multistakeholder decision-making process;
  • How does the success of the transition demonstrate the validity of the global multistakeholder model?
  • What are some of the greatest potential challenges to ICANN and the multistakeholder model moving forward?
  • What are the accountability enhancements that are the results of Work Stream 2?

5) Closing remarks on the overall transition journey  - Steve Crocker
6) Community input and Q&A  - moderated by Theresa Swinehart 


Session Organizers
avatar for Baher Esmat

Baher Esmat

Vice President, Global Stakeholder Engagement, Middle East, ICANN
Baher Esmat is a leading voice on Internet policy and regulatory issues in the Middle East. In his role as ICANN Regional Vice President, he is part of the advance guard of Internet proponents for a free, open and affordable Internet within the Arab world. | A keen facilitator of collaboration and dialogue between ICANN and the broader Internet community, Baher promotes and supports domain name system operations initiatives and capacity-building... Read More →
NH

Nigel Hickson

VP; IGO Engagement, ICANN
ICANN or cricket


Monday December 5, 2016 11:00 - 12:30
Workshop Room 2 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

11:00

UNICEF - Global Kids Online: from research on children’s rights in the digital age to national and international policy
GKO research project ([http://]www.globalkidsonline.net http://www.globalkidsonline.net/ was developed as a collaborative initiative between the UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti, the London School of Economics, and EU Kids Online. Supported by the WeProtect Global Alliance, the project developed a set of research tools that would enable academics, government, civil society and other actors to carry out reliable and standardized national research with children and their parents on opportunities, risks and protective 
factors of children’s internet use. This set of tools also includes guidance on how to use evidence in policy making and has a strong focus on online sexual exploitation of children with a specific survey module and appropriate ethical procedures. National research partners from Argentina, the Philippines, Serbia and South Africa, with support from UNICEF country offices, piloted the research toolkit. These were instrumental in building and testing research resources and in demonstrating how research results can be used for policy and practice. National reports have informed policy advocacy, legislation, awareness raising and consensus building between various stakeholders on the development of national strategies and plans. (The research toolkit, national reports and the synthesis report are to be launched on 2 November and will be available on www.globalkidsonline.net.

As policy makers and practitioners are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of evidence-based policy, demand for the research carried out under the GKO project is growing. Currently, 10 countries from the Global South are using our resources thus contributing to the growing evidence base. *The panel will discuss the results from the 
first year of research under the GKO initiatives and opportunities for using evidence in policy making particularly in relation to children’s digital skills and literacies, safety online, civic engagement, privacy and freedom of expressions*

Panelists are: Professor Sonia Livingstone, London School of Economics, Mario Viola de Azevedo Cunha, Institute of technology and Society, Brazil and Senior Fellow, 
UNICEF Office of Research, Innocenti and Alexandre Barbosa, Cetic.br

Session Organizers
JB

Jasmina Byrne

Jasmina Byrne is a senior researcher working in UNICEF Office of Research- Innocenti, Florence, Italy. She leads UNICEF's global research on children and the internet and have overseen and contributed to UNICEF studies related to child safety online, cyberbullying and child rights on the internet (www. unicef-irc.org). Prior to joining Innocenti, Jasmina was head of UNICEF child protection programme in Indonesia. She has more than 20 years of... Read More →


Monday December 5, 2016 11:00 - 12:30
Workshop Room 3 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

11:30

IGF LAC SPACE
Session Organizers

Monday December 5, 2016 11:30 - 13:30
Workshop Room 5 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

12:00

IGF Newcomers Track: IGF Mentors Session

The IGF 2016 Newcomers Track aims to help participants attending the IGF annual meeting for the first time, to understanding the IGF processes and to foster the integration of all new-coming stakeholders into the IGF community. 

Its focus is to make the meeting participant's first IGF experience as productive and welcoming as possible. 

This session will serve for the first-time coming participants to speak to some of the key IGF stakeholders about the history of the IGF, its ongoing processes and community engagement.

Most of the time will be reserved for the participants attending for the first time, to ask anything they would like to ask about the IGF. 

Stay in contact: subscribe to the Newcomers Track mailing list by clicking on: igfnewcomers@intgovforum.org

 


Monday December 5, 2016 12:00 - 13:30
Workshop Room 6 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

13:00

IGFSA General Assembly
Monday December 5, 2016 13:00 - 15:00
Workshop Room 7 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

13:00

Global Connect, IEEE, ISOC, ITU, UNESCO, WEF, and the World Bank - Advancing Solutions for Connectivity: Improving Global Coordination and Collaboration
Session Organizers
avatar for Karen McCabe

Karen McCabe

Senior Director Technology Policy, IEEE-SA
Senior Director of Technology Policy and International Affairs, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Leading efforts in the IEEE Internet Initiative, including the focal area of advancing solutions to connect the unconnected. For more information, please see: http://internetinitiative.ieee.org/. | I am also involved in technology ethics, notably in the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial... Read More →
avatar for Despoina Sareidaki

Despoina Sareidaki

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
ICT Policy Analyst specializing in the area of Cybersecurity and Internet Policy
avatar for Alex Wong

Alex Wong

Head, Global Challenge Partnerships and Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum
Alex heads the World Economic Forum’s activities related to the development of the Global Challenge Partnerships, a new institutional focus by the Forum to accelerate progress on the world’s most pressing global challenges that require new or expanded models of public-private cooperation. Alex also leads the Forum’s Internet for All project, which has an objective of developing new models of on-the-ground public private collaboration to... Read More →


Monday December 5, 2016 13:00 - 18:00
Workshop Room 3 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

13:00

Stanford University - Deliberative Poll on Encryption

Stanford’s Center for Deliberative Democracy (CDD) and the Center for Democracy, Development and Rule of Law (CDDRL) are hosting a day 0 workshop to discuss bringing deliberation and deliberative democracy to multistakeholder Internet governance. The workshop at the IGF venue is from 2p to 5p on Dec 5, day 0.  

To ground the workshop in one of the current Internet Governance debates, participants will engage in moderated small group deliberations on the topic of governing digital encryption. Participants will engage in knowledge sharing and weighing of tradeoffs based on balanced briefing materials laying out policy options and their tradeoffs. Following this hands on deliberative experience,  the workshop will open up the  discussion to strategies, obstacles, and paths for how deliberative democracy can be effectively used within multistakeholder governance in general and on the topic of governing digital encryption in particular. Participants in this workshop will depart with a deliberation toolkit which participants can use to implement in their own communities. 

Tentative Agenda:

2:00-2:30 Introductions and Overview - Please arrive at 2p!

2:30-4:00 Part 1: Moderated small group discussion, Large group Q&A and feedback

4:00-5:00 Part 2: Reflection and Next steps on Multistakeholder Governance and Democracy - Open Discussion


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Monday December 5, 2016 13:00 - 18:00
Workshop Room 2 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

14:30

GigaNet Symposium

Internet Governance research a decade after WSIS: new directions and persisting challenges

Please find the complete program on the GigaNet website


Session Organizers
avatar for Daniel Oppermann

Daniel Oppermann

Researcher, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), GigaNet


Monday December 5, 2016 14:30 - 18:00
Workshop Room 4 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

15:00

ISOC - Collaborative Leadership Exchange
Session Organizers
avatar for Niel Harper

Niel Harper

Senior Manager, Next Generation Leaders Programmes, Internet Society
Niel Harper is the Senior Manager of the Next Generation Leaders Programmes at the Internet Society where he overseas a number of initiatives focused on developing the next generation of leaders who can address the complex issues at the intersection of technology, policy, and business and shape the growth and evolution of the Internet. His previous roles include Chief Information Officer at the Bermuda Commercial Bank where he led the... Read More →


Monday December 5, 2016 15:00 - 16:00
Workshop Room 1 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

15:00

eNACSO - The Internet of Toys and Things
Session Organizers

Monday December 5, 2016 15:00 - 16:30
Workshop Room 7 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

15:00

U.S. Dept of Commerce - Pre-Conference Seminar for CLDP Supported Delegations
Session Organizers
avatar for Joe

Joe

Attorney-Advisor, International, Commercial Law Development Program


Monday December 5, 2016 15:00 - 16:30
Workshop Room 10 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

15:00

Host Country-Led Activities (High Level Meeting)

English

Host Country-Led Day Zero Activities

PALCCO, Main Hall

 

10:00 – 10:15 Introduction to the IGF: Lynn St.Amour, Chair, IGF MAG

10:15 – 11:00 Keynote presentation: Vint Cerf, VP and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google

11:00 – 11:25 Presentation: Alejandra Lagunes, National Digital Strategy Coordinator, Office of the President, Mexico

11:25 – 11:35 Break

11:35 – 12:00 Presentation: Kathy Brown, President and CEO, Internet Society

12:00 – 12:25 Presentation: Aristóteles Sandoval, Governor of the State of Jalisco

12:25 – 15:00 Lunch break

15:00 – 18:00 High Level Meeting

 

Spanish

Actividades del País Anfitrión durante el Día Cero

Salón Principal, PALCCO

 

10:00 – 10:15 Introducción al IGF: Lynn St.Amour, Presidenta del MAG del IGF

10:15 – 11:00 Presentación magistral: Vint Cerf, Vicepresidente y Evangelista de Internet en Jefe, Google

11:00 – 11:25 Presentación: Alejandra Lagunes, Coordinadora de la Estrategia Digital Nacional, Presidencia de la República

11:25 – 11:35 Receso

11:35 – 12:00 Presentación: Kathy Brown, Presidenta y Directora Ejecutiva, Internet Society

12:00 – 12:25 Presentación: Aristóteles Sandoval, Gobernador del Estado de Jalisco

12:25 – 15:00 Receso para comida

15:00 – 18:00 Reunión de Alto Nivel


Monday December 5, 2016 15:00 - 18:00
Main Session Room PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

15:00

APC
Session Organizers

Monday December 5, 2016 15:00 - 18:00
Workshop Room 9 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

15:00

ISOC-APC-FGV - Community Networks: How to Build Connectivity?

General Assembly on Community Connectivity

This session aims at analysing the state of connectivity and move the discussion forward from the traditional Internet access paradigm to the consideration of alternative models to foster connectivity. Particularly, this event will have a threefold structure aimed at collaboratively (i) take stock of the current state of connectivity; (ii) debate the failures of the current model and analysing some alternative solutions; (iii) and crowdsource feedback on the Guadalajara Declaration on Community Connectivity.

 First Segment (15:00 – 16:00)

Setting the Scene: the State of Connectivity

  • Alejandro Pisanty, National University of Mexico
  • Manu Bardwaj, US State Department
  • Bob Frankston, IEEE Consumer Electronics Society

Moderated by Luca Belli, Center for Technology & Society at FGV

Second Segment (16:00 – 17:15)

From Broadband to Connectivity

  • Nathalia Foditsch, American University
  • Mahabir Pun, Nepal Wireless Networking Project
  • Mike Jensen, APC
  • Nicolas Echaniz, Altermundi
  • Leandro Navarro, Guifi.net
  • Percival  Henriques, CGI.br
  • Ritu Srivastava, Digital Empowerment Foundation

Moderated by Jane Coffin, ISOC

Third Segment (17:15-18:00)

A new Connectivity Paradigm: Crowdsourcing the Guadalajara Declaration on Community Connectivity

Unconference format facilitated by Luca Belli, Mike Jensen and Jane Coffin


Session Organizers
avatar for Luca Belli

Luca Belli

Researcher, Center for Technology and Society at FGV
Luca Belli, PhD, is Senior Researcher at the Center for Technology and Society (CTS) of Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School, Rio de Janeiro, where he leads the 'Internet Governance @ FGV' project. Luca is also associated researcher at the Centre de Droit Public Comparé of Paris 2 University. Before joining CTS, Luca worked for the Council of Europe Internet Governance Unit; served as a Network Neutrality Expert for the Council... Read More →


Monday December 5, 2016 15:00 - 18:00
Workshop Room 5 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

15:00

Organization of American States (OAS) & UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression - Freedom of Expression and the ICT Sector: Regional Concerns [closed event]
This is a closed meeting and by invitation only. 

Session Organizers
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Amos Toh

Legal Advisor to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression


Monday December 5, 2016 15:00 - 18:00
Workshop Room 8 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

15:00

Other Events
Monday December 5, 2016 15:00 - 18:00
Workshop Room 6 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

16:00

IG Academy
The Road to a Local IGF: Strategies to Organize a Local IGF
The fellows of the IGF Academy have been working on a strategy toolkit to help create Internet governance forums and to enhance existing Internet governance structures. The toolkit is an outcome of the first IGF Academy program - IGF Academy Fellows provided country-specific analysis, evaluations and strategies; Internet governance experts reviewed their recommendations and scientific editors cooperated with them to finalise the toolkit. The strategy toolkit consists of four elements: stakeholder mapping; funding strategy; communication strategy and SWOT analysis. It guides human rights activists, journalists, governments and other stakeholders who want to initiate Internet governance forums and processes to start the organizing process in a strategic, structured way. Additionally, the IGF Academy aims to strengthen ties between local and regional Internet governance stakeholders and to provide concrete steps for multistakeholder participation in the global United Nations IGF.
About
The IGF Academy’s goal is to foster freedom of expression on the Internet and to strengthen inclusive, transparent Internet governance processes. It facilitates the development of national Internet governance processes and supports engagement with corresponding regional and global Internet governance processes.

Session Organizers

Monday December 5, 2016 16:00 - 17:00
Workshop Room 6 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

16:00

UNESCO - Protecting safety of journalists online and offline in global Internet Governance ecosystem

UNESCO proposal on a pre-event at IGF on Internet Governance Forum

Title: Protecting safety of journalists online and offline in global Internet Governance ecosystem

Date:  December 5, 2016   Time: 16.00-18.00                   Duration: 120 minutes

Venue: Workshop Room 1

Description:

Recent years have seen an accelerated global political momentum to protect the safety of journalists online and offline, including recognition in the WSIS+10 Outcome Document, and it is appropriate for global Internet Governance stakeholders to address this crucial issue as a pre-event of the forthcoming 11th Internet Governance Forum in Mexico.

UNESCO has spearheaded the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity since 2012, as the first systematic mechanism with a multi-stakeholder approach to address the issue of safety of journalists and impunity in digital age.  UNESCO seeks to present the UN Plan at IGF as a platform to exchange and coordinate and encourage further co-operation between UN agencies governments, private sector, civil society, media institutions and others on both the international and national levels. On top of this overarching theme, the Session is designed to shed light on four issues:

  1. Building digital safety for journalism

 UNESCO will take the occasion to launch the Spanish version of its Internet freedom publication “Building Digital Safety for Journalism”, following UNESCO Assistant Director General Mr Frank La Rue’s recent presentation of the book during his visit in Mexico in August 2016. This report analyses key digital threats to journalism, ranging from hacking of journalistic communications, through to denial-of-service attacks on media websites. It takes an inclusive approach that is relevant to any actor who is in danger of being targeted for doing journalism.

In examining cases worldwide, this publication surveys the evolving security threats, and assesses preventive and protective measures. It shows that digital security for journalism encompasses, but also goes beyond, the technical dimension. The report gives an overview of actors and initiatives working to address digital safety, and makes a set of recommendations for governments, journalism contributors, news organizations, trainers, corporations and international organizations.

2. UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication has developed the Journalists’ Safety Indicators, which have been implemented in three Latin American countries. The results of this experience, and how to improve the collection of information for monitoring digital safety will also be examined.

3. Combating gender based threats to women journalists and media actors:  The session will particularly examine the gender aspect of the safety of journalists, as the UN Plan of Action explicitly recognises the risks that female journalists face and both the UN General Assembly and the UN Security Council have acknowledged “the specific risks faced by women journalists in the exercise of their work”, and have underlined” the importance of taking a gender-sensitive approach when considering measures to address the safety of journalists”.

 The session will discuss the multiple root causes in countering the proliferation of hate speech and harassment towards female media workers, referring also the UNESCO publications on  Journalism sources in the Digital Age , Building Digital Safety for Journalism and Countering Online hate speech, which all cover a strong analysis from gender aspect and can provide food for thought in the session.

4. Sharing Good practice: Ending impunity and empowering the judiciary system by online courses such as MOOCs

In order to tackle the unacceptably high rate of impunity, where 9 out of 10 cases of killings of journalists are never resolved, the session can also share good practices in empowering journalists, media professionals, policy makers, judiciary system through comprehensive training courses. For example, since beginning in 2013, UNESCO had begun collaborating with the Supreme Courts in Latin America including Brazil and Mexico to create training programmes for judges and lawyers.  More than 3000 judicial sector actors have taken this course in past two years. The course has also been adapted for journalists and lawyers in the Mexican state of Coahuila.

Speakers:

 

Moderator: Mr Carlos Tejada, UNESCO Mexico Office

 

  1. Mr Guy Berger, UNESCO Director for Freedom of Expression and Media Development

  2. Mr. Liberto Hernández Ortiz, Subprocurador de Investigaciones Especiales para la Atención y Protección  a Víctimas del Delito

  3. Ms Patricia Colchero Aragonés, head of the Unity for the Defense of Human Rights at SEGOB

  4. Mr Edison Lanza, Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

  5. Ms. Marta Duran, a journalist and expert of the national mechanism on defense of journalists in Mexico

  6. Ms Erika Smith, Women's Rights team of Association for Progressive Communication

  7. Mr Kim Pham, Deputy Program Director, IREX

  8. Ms Courtney Radsch, Committee of Protecting Journalists

  9. Mr David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression

 

 

 Contact: Ms Xianhong Hu, UNESCO. (Email: x.hu@unesco.org)

 Related links and publications:

UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity

Journalism sources in the Digital Age

Building Digital Safety for Journalism  

Countering Online hate speech 

Keystones to foster inclusive Knowledge Societies 

UNESCO 38th GC Resolution on the Outcome Document of the “Connecting the Dots: Options for Future Action” Conference 

 UNESCO Series Publication on Internet Freedom

 Connecting the Dots Outcome Document

 

 Concept paper of Internet Universality Concept 

 Agenda

 Preparation  meeting with panelists, 15 mins before the session

5’ Opening remarks from the Chair:  Mr Carlos Tejada, UNESCO Mexico Office 

Remarks by panelists

15’ Introduction by Mr Guy Berger, UNESCO Director for Freedom of Expression and Media Development

8' Mr. Liberto Hernández Ortiz, Subprocurador de Investigaciones Especiales para la Atención y Protección  a Víctimas del Delito

8’ Ms Patricia Colchero Aragonés, head of the Unity for the Defense of Human Rights at SEGOB

8’ Mr Edison Lanza, Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

8’ Ms. Marta Duran, a journalist and expert of the national mechanism on defense of journalists in Mexico

8’ Ms Erika Smith, Women's Rights team of Association for Progressive Communication

8’ Mr Kim Pham, Deputy Program Director, IREX

8’ Ms Courtney Radsch, Committee of Protecting Journalists

8’ Mr David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression

Open floor to other stakeholders at present

36’

Q&A

 


Session Organizers

Monday December 5, 2016 16:00 - 18:00
Workshop Room 1 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

16:30

BPF on Cybersecurity - Creating spaces for multistakeholder dialogue in cybersecurity processes

BPF on Cybersecurity - Creating spaces for multistakeholder dialogue in cybersecurity processes

Time and place:

1630 – 1800 Monday 5th December (Day 0) - Workshop Room 10 (but be sure to check the IGF schedule)

Description:

The purpose of this pre-event session is to have a practical and interactive discussion on how stakeholders can engage in cybersecurity processes and fora, and what expertise, tools and mechanisms can be used to facilitate and encourage multistakeholder approaches to cybersecurity policy-making and norm-setting. 

This pre-event provides an opportunity for the cybersecurity BPF members and others to explore both the cybersecurity landscape and concrete ways of encouraging multistakeholder dialogue on cybersecurity policy matters at national, regional and global levels.

The session will discuss how to build on the increasing calls for cybersecurity policies to be developed in a more open and inclusive manner, such as:

  • The Seoul Framework that resulted from the Seoul meeting of the London Process in 2013 states that it is “necessary to continue to work together towards ensuring a trusted, secure and sustainable environment in partnership with multiple stakeholders, including international organizations and the private sector.”
  • The 2014 NETMundial Multistakeholder Statement noted, inter alia, that “initiatives to improve cybersecurity and address digital security threats should involve appropriate collaboration among governments, private sector, civil society, academia and technical community.”
  • And, the Chair’s statement at the 2015 GCCS meeting in The Hague that urged governments “to ensure that cyber policy at national, regional and international level is developed through multistakeholder approaches, including civil society, the technical community, businesses and governments across the globe.”

This pre-event will leverage the experience of the BPF Cybersecurity and others, and draw upon their experiences of working in and contributing to cybersecurity related processes and policies.   The panellists and discussants will identify where stakeholders been involved in cybersecurity discussions, assess how substantive were those discussions and draw lessons from those engagements.

Speakers:

  • Tatiana Tropina, Senior Researcher Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freedom Online Coalition Working Group 1
  • Carmen Gonsalves, Head International Cyber Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands, Global Forum for Cyber Expertise Co-chair, Freedom Online Coalition Working Group 1
  • Barbara Marchiori de Assis, Cyber Security Project Officer, Organization of American States and
  • Belisario Contreras, Cyber Security Program Manager, Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism, Organization of American States
  • Sowmya Karun, Project Manager, Centre for Communication Governance, National Law University Delhi
  • ‘Gbenga Sesan, Executive Director, Paradigm Initiative Nigeria
  • Walid Al-Saqaf, Member of the Board of Trustees, ISOC
  • Matthew Shears, Director Global Internet Policy and Human Rights, Center for Democracy & Technology, Freedom Online Coalition Working Group 1 Co-Chair (session moderator)

The session rapporteur will compile a brief report on the key learnings and approaches drawn from the session that will be shared in the substantive session of the IGF BPF Cybersecurity on 8 December at 9:00am local time.



Session Organizers
avatar for Matthew Shears

Matthew Shears

Global Internet Policy & Human Rights, CDT
Mr. Matthew Shears is Director for Global Internet Policy and Human Rights activities at the Center for Democracy and Technology’s (CDT). He has extensive experience in Internet and telecommunications policy and governance in the non-profit, public and private sectors. He was Internet Society’s Public Policy Director, organization during the Tunis phase of the WSIS, at ITU Telecom World and at the Internet Governance Forum. From... Read More →


Monday December 5, 2016 16:30 - 18:00
Workshop Room 10 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

16:30

Institute for Technology and Society (Rio de Janeiro) & Parliament of Italy - Internet Bill of Rights: enforcement and impact
Over the decades, the Internet has gained increasing importance in themes of local, national and global governance. In order to foster an inclusive and human-rights oriented regulation of the Internet, several initiatives around the concept of a Internet Bill of Rights have been developed both nationally and internationally. Brazil followed a hard law approach and adopted its own Internet Bill of Rights in 2014 as a federal law. In Italy, a study commission was established by the President of Italy's Chamber of Deputies and a Declaration of Internet Rights was adopted in 2015 after an online consultation. In addition to domestic initiatives, international charters have been developed (i.e. Web Foundation and Internet Rights and Principles dynamics coalition).

The aim of workshop is to join forces to map the form, scope and enforcement of the first initiatives to create laws, declarations and charters that fit in the concept of Internet Bill of Rights. Once launched, what are the next steps for such initiatives? What can other countries learn from such experiences? Once in force, how different stakeholders have reacted to the final text? Decisions by governmental authorities have been affected by the adoption of an Internet Bill of Rights? Can a judge directly enforce its terms?

Speakers:
Carlos Affonso Souza / Mario Viola (ITS Rio)Stefano Trumpy (ISOC, Italy)Flavia Lefreve (CGI.br)
Audience is encouraged to make contributions to the debate in order to foster the conversation over the Internet Bill of Rights initiatives and their impacts and enforcement challenges.

Session Organizers
avatar for Anna Masera

Anna Masera

Head of Press Office and Communications, Camera dei deputati
Internet rights! | | Our preliminary event on November 9th is organized by the Italian Parliamentary Committee together with the Institute of Technology and Society of Rio de Janeiro: a workshop in room 6 in the morning and a big event at the Tambau Hotel in the evening. | | BUILDING INTERNET BILLS OF RIGHTS: challenges and opportunities | 09:00 am - 09:15 am - Welcome and introduction to the debate | (with a message from the President of... Read More →
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Mario Viola

Institute for Technology and Society


Monday December 5, 2016 16:30 - 18:00
Workshop Room 7 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico
 
Tuesday, December 6
 

08:00

ICC-BASIS Business Briefing (for Business Delegates)
Organized by ICC BASIS, these briefings convene business participants to reflect on developments and align business participation throughout the IGF.

Session Organizers
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Timea Suto

Project Coordinator, ICC BASIS
Timea coordinates activities and input for ICC’s Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS). In this role she helps bring together experts that make up the global membership of the advocacy initiative. BASIS acts as the voice of business and facilitates business participation and input into multistakeholder and intergovernmental activities on Internet governance and ICT for development.


Tuesday December 6, 2016 08:00 - 08:50
Workshop Room 2 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

WS169: Regional Participation in Brazil: Growing Initiatives
Moderator:

Renata Baltar - UNIFOR - Stakeholder group: Civil Society - Country: Brasil

Speakers:

Paiva, Gustavo (Remote)  - UFRN - Stakeholder group: Civil Society - Country: Brasil
Kimberly Anastácio - Ibidem -  Stakeholder group: Civil Society - Country: Brasil
Ephraim Percy Kenyanito - Accessnow - Stakeholder group: Civil Society - Subsaharan Africa

Rapporteur:
Hafedh Gharbi Yahmadi - Stakeholder group: Business - Country: Tunisia

Remote moderator:
Olevie Kouami -  Stakeholder group: Civil Society - Country: Togo

An inspirational group of activists, researchers and practitioners on Internet Governance have come together after IGF2015 and other IG events in Latin America to engage in different organizations in the area. This reveals the impact that debate arenas such as the IGF have and further presents the importance of regional engagement and effective strategies to achieve it.


The dialogues and actions of this group were revisited in events like Internet Freedom Festival, Rightscon, ICAN55, WSIS Forum and other arenas. These activists continue the debate in online groups, both mobile and on computers. Their work continues identifying leaders in Internet Governance and other groups which can be articulated so that regional engagement increases and future actions can be planned so as to fully integrate unrepresented regions in the Internet Governance future.

Our online activism communities on IG in the Global South are dispersed and do not easily communicate with each other. Through this Flash Session, we wish to expose a few of them and to bring them together, in order to strategize and create global ties independent from organizations and companies.

By showcasing these efforts, it's expected that new communication bridges can be built. As well, common goals and concerns, such zero rating,increase in connectivity, cybersecurity and other can be addressed primarily.



Session Organizers
avatar for Alyne Andrade

Alyne Andrade

President, IBDI (Brazilian Institute of Cyber Law)
My name is Alyne Andrade, I'm a lawyer with focus in Intelletcual Property and Cyber Law, I'm president of IBDI. My professional site is: www.alyneandrade.com.br | | We wait for you in our session in IGF: 169 |
avatar for Gustavo Diógenes de Oliveira Paiva

Gustavo Diógenes de Oliveira Paiva

Founder, Grupo de Estudos de Direito da Internet/UFRN
Founder and Researcher at the Grupo de Estudos de Direito da Internet (GEDI), a Research Group from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN). Law student at UFRN.Currently researching online anonymity and it's interactions with the Brazilian Constitution, Internet customs and sources of law and Internet Governance organizations.



Tuesday December 6, 2016 09:00 - 09:30
Workshop Room 6 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

WS250: How to make remote participation sustainable?
To ensure a sustainable discussion for Internet Governance, it is important to include remote participants who are unable to attend physically to these discussions. IGF and regional IGFs only happen once a year, so most of the work is actually done remotely. While face to face meetings are best, it often comes with a high price tag of traveling and accommodation costs, which is often unaffordable by participants in developing countries. In particular, we would want to explore how to make it sustainable for youth since they are the new blood and least economically supported. By discussing how to make remote participation a sustainable way to attract new attendees, and how to make it easy for them to voice out, despite language and timezone barriers. This topic is crucial to enable inclusive and sustainable growth. 

To identify the most important problems to address for remote participation, we will start with a survey to be sent out to broader IGF community. After collecting their feedback, organizer will recap the result at the beginning of the session, and conduct a breakout group discussion for solutions that we can adopt in the next IGF. The report will be submitted to the Secretariat for reference.

10 questions survey was created to get to know your remote participation experience on IG discussions
Please feel free to share your thought here:
http://igf.asia/2fT3iFs

Rundown: 
5 min: Workshop Introduction
5 min: Sharing of survey results on key areas to improve
30 min: Breakout group discussion (According to the guiding questions)
20 min: Wrap up on conclusion, and next steps to bring remote participation viable

The guiding questions for the breakout groups will be determined by the results of the survey, whilst the main topics are listed as below: 
1. How to attract new remote participants? What is the reasons for them to attend remotely?
2. How would remote participants feel more inclusive? 
3. If you couldn't attend IGF next year, how would you have done that? 
4. How can we attract more people to host remote hub? How to provide better mechanisms for workshop organizers to identify the hubs that can join their workshop? 
5. How can we help youth in particular to get started? 
6. How to remove barrier for remote participants to join?

Faciliator of the breakout group discussion:
Bianca HO
David NG
Yannis LI
Renata Aquino Ribeiro
Ginger Paque (Remote)
Hailey Yang (Remote)

Session Organizers
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Yannis Li

DotAsia Organisation
avatar for David NG

David NG

Director of Community Development, DotAsia Organisation
David has been devoted to the advocacy of children's rights in Hong Kong and international level since 1999 when he was selected to be one of the Ambassadors of United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and as a founding member of the Children’s Council in Hong Kong, he co-founded Kids' Dream, the first child-led organization based in Hong Kong, promoting children's rights locally and regionally in 2006. | | For long... Read More →


Tuesday December 6, 2016 09:00 - 10:00
Workshop Room 7 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

OF13: INTERNET & JURISDICTION
The Open Forum of the global multistakeholder policy network Internet & Jurisdiction will report on the outcomes of the first Global Internet and Jurisdiction Conference (November 14-16, 2016). The Conference will gather, for the first time, more than 200 senior representatives of governments, Internet platforms, technical operators, civil society, academia and international organizations to discuss the future of jurisdiction on the cross-border Internet and avenues for operational multistakeholder cooperation to ensure due process across borders and legal interoperability. Developing legal mechanisms that are as transnational as the Internet itself is crucial to ensure the inclusive and sustainable growth of the Internet and preserve its cross-border nature. The Open Forum will be an opportunity for members the high level Advisory Group of the Global Internet and Jurisdiction Conference to present outcomes and to engage participants at the IGF into the Internet & Jurisdiction process.

Name of Speaker(s)

Internet & Jurisdiction will invite the members of the Global Internet and Jurisdiction Conference’s international Advisory Group from six different stakeholder groups to speak at the Open Forum : ANNE CARBLANC — Head, Digital Economy Policy Division, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development BENEDICTO FONSECA FILHO — Director, Scientific and Technological Affairs, Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs CARLOS AFFONSO PEREIRA DE SOUZA — Director, Institute for Technology and Society Rio CHINMAYI ARUN — Executive Director, Centre for Communications Governance, National Law University Delhi DAVID KAYE — Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, United Nations EILEEN DONAHOE — Director of Global Affairs, Human Rights Watch FIONA ALEXANDER — Associate Administrator NTIA, U.S. Department of Commerce GEORGE SADOWSKY — Board Member, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers GULSHAN RAI — National Cybersecurity Coordinator, Indian Prime Minister’s Office JOHN FRANK — Vice President, EU Government Affairs, Microsoft MADAN OBEROI — Director of Cyber Innovation and Outreach Directorate, Interpol MATT PERRAULT — Head of Policy Development, Facebook MEGAN RICHARDS — Principal Advisor, DG Connect, European Commission NII QUAYNOR — Chairman, Ghana National Information Technology Agency PATRICK PENNINCKX — Head of Department, Information Society, Council of Europe SALLY SHIPMAN WENTWORTH — Vice President Global Policy Development, Internet Society SUNIL ABRAHAM — Executive Director, Centre for Internet and Society India VINT CERF — Chief Internet Evangelist, Google


Session Organizers
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Paul Fehlinger

Deputy Director, Internet & Jurisdiction
Paul Fehlinger is the Deputy Director and Co-founder of Internet & Jurisdiction. He is actively engaged in global Internet fora, including as a speaker at venues such as the UN Internet Governance Forum, OECD, the Council of Europe or the WTO. Paul was appointed as a member of the Advisory Network of the Global Commission on Internet Governance, as well as the Working Group on Rule of Law of the Freedom Online Coalition. He was also a participant... Read More →


Tuesday December 6, 2016 09:00 - 10:00
Workshop Room 9 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

WS170: The Network of Networked Things: Finding the Internet in IoT
The Internet of Things (IoT) covers a broad spectrum of technological innovations, concepts and applications, but essentially refers to the next phase in the process of networking the devices that we rely on. The IoT builds on the success of earlier development (the Internet as we know it), but brings with it new challenges and potential changes. 

This discussion will bring together participants from both the established IG technical and standardisation spaces (the IETF, the RIRs) and those in working in the evolving IoT space to consider the following questions: 

- What are the needs of IoT vendors and operators in Internet governance and administration? 
- Can the existing structures of Internet governance, both technical and administrative, adapt to meet the needs of the IoT?
- To what extent are openness and transparency important as Internet governance evolves to accommodate IoT?
- Recognising that not all IoT applications rely on common open Internet standards, what are the benefits of an open model over the choice for proprietary technology, also in terms of security, interoperability and continuity of service?
- What are the implications of widespread deployment of IoT for “the Internet as we know it”?

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Cath, Corinne
Hogewoning, Marco
Lazanski, Dominique
Ogorkiewics, Anya
Wilson, Paul


Session Organizers
avatar for Chris Buckridge

Chris Buckridge

External Relations Manager, RIPE NCC
I'm External Relations Manager with the RIPE NCC, which is the Regional Internet Registry (IP addresses etc.) for Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia.
avatar for Pablo Hinojosa

Pablo Hinojosa

Strategic Engagement Director, APNIC


Tuesday December 6, 2016 09:00 - 10:30
Workshop Room 2 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

WS26: Cybersecurity - Initiatives in and by the Global South
This workshop will explore some of the main cybersecurity challenges in the Global South today and how local stakeholders are working to overcome them. For developing economies and societies to fully reap the benefits of the Internet, the global community must work not only to ensure digital access, but also to tackle questions related to having a secure and trustworthy Cyberspace such as: innovative approaches to DNSSEC that enhance user confidence in Internet-based services; wider deployment of secure routing technologies; tools and policies for better traffic management; solutions to enhance the confidentiality of Internet traffic; data security and integrity; security of IoT; protection of critical Infrastructure from cyber attacks; end-user device security, among others. These are key aspects for developing regions to truly leverage the Internet as a tool to achieve inclusive and sustainable growth and avoid further inequalities.
The session will introduce the perspective of 5 regional stakeholders from Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia Pacific and Africa and will showcase success cases unfolding in developing economies. With representatives from civil society, government, private sector and the academia, the workshop will provide an opportunity for an open, multi-stakeholder debate on how to tackle cybersecurity issues in developing economies.

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Hoepers, Cristine
Hountomey, Jean-Robert
Kolkman, Olaf
Palma Salas , Marcelo
Toimoana, Andrew
Vega, Erika
Wilson, Paul


Session Organizers
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Carolina Caeiro

Coordinator of Development Projects, LACNIC
Carolina is LACNIC's Coordinator of Development Projects. She oversees the work of the FRIDA program (http://www.programafrida.net/) and other projects carried out by LACNIC with the support of International Cooperation Agencies and donors.
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Laura Kaplan

Fundraiser, LACNIC


Tuesday December 6, 2016 09:00 - 10:30
Workshop Room 3 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

DC on Core Internet Values
1. Roll Call, Introduction, adoption of Agenda (Olivier Crépin-Leblond) - 5 minutes

2. Brief presentation of Core Internet Values Paper (Olivier Crépin-Leblond) - 10 minutes

The DC's published paper is on: http://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/index.php?q=filedepot_download/3737/169

3. Addition of a new Core Value (Vint Cerf; Maarten Botterman) - 40 minutes
- Vint Cerf (confirmed)
- Maarten Botterman (confirmed)
- Alejandro Pisanty (confirmed)
- Lise Fuhr (confirmed)

Here, we will build on the last paragraph of the DC-CIV substantive paper:

"Finally, there has been a sustained increase in malicious software exploiting weak security in devices to launch attacks to impact the Internet negatively. It was not an issue in the early Internet development. Times have changed. Should there be a new core value that should drive efforts at standardization and protocol development?"

Dr. Cerf will propose a new Core Internet Value: "freedom from harm". "we have a lot of work to do to protect users from harmful experiences when making use of the Internet and the services that it supports. "

After comments from the other panellists, the floor will open for a discussion.

4. DC on Core Internet Values work program (Olivier Crépin-Leblond) - 30 minutes
(in this section we'll discuss the organisational instruments of the DC, as well as a leadership plan)

5. Conclusions and Next Steps (5 minutes)

Session Organizers
avatar for Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond

Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond

Chair, EURALO
More info about me on http://www.gih.com/ocl.html


Tuesday December 6, 2016 09:00 - 10:30
Workshop Room 8 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

WS173: Internet Fragmentation: net neutrality
In the last years, the debate in this topic has been increased. A growing number of leaders in government, private sector, technical community, civil society and academia have expressed concerned about the danger for the Internet fragmentation in different islands of connectivity due to the emergence of new trends driven by the technological advances, government policies or commercial practices that have been implemented in all the Internet layers, from the underlying infrastructures and the applications. 
The diversity in these trends has caused that the stakeholders visualize and experiment the Internet fragmentation in different ways. Therefore, it is considered appropriate to conduct a debate that confronts the views that the stakeholders has in this trend. 
In the same way, it is intended that the debate include the discussion of the positive and negative effects of the commercial practices implemented by the Internet service providers (Practices such as zero rating, sponsored data, paid prioritization).
It will be included a special emphasis in the net neutrality in order to differentiate how this could influence in the Internet fragmentation trend and how it could distinguish between the temporal and exceptional congestion, how to differentiate it from lack of investment and proper sizing networks. 

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Moderador: Rodrigo de la Parra, ICANN

-Mario Fromow, IFT.

-Mignon L. Clyburn, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

-Cristina Monti, European Commission

-Alejandro Pisanty, UNAM

-William J. Drake, University of Zurich, 

-Chinmayi Arun,  Centre for Communication Governance, New Delhi

Mario Fromow, Commissioner, Federal Telecommunications Institute

Mario Germán Fromow Rangel has a professional career of over 20 years of experience, both in the public and private sectors as well as in the national and international level. Mr. Fromow Rangel is an expert in public policy, regulation, and technological development of the telecommunications and broadcasting sector.

Mario Fromow Rangel holds a Master’s of Science degree in Engineering from Keio University, Japan. He also obtained a degree in Communications and Electronics Engineering from the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico. Mr. Fromow Rangel has served as an Optical Communications Researcher at the Research and Technology Development laboratories of the Japanese company Kokusai Denshin Denwa (KDD). He was also Research Associate at the Media Lab of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

He has been a member of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE) and the College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineers of Mexico.

 On September 10, 2013, he was ratified by the Senate of Mexico as Commissioner of the Federal Institute of Telecommunications for the next seven years.

From April 2011 to September 2013, Mario Fromow Rangel served as General Director of Regulation “B” in the Federal Telecommunications Commission, defining regulatory policies to promote the efficient development of telecommunications infrastructure and services in Mexico. He was also Chairman of the National Consultative Committee on Telecommunications Standardization and Deputy Chairman of the Portability Technical Committee.

Mr. Fromow Rangel has been Head of Delegation, coordinating and defending Mexico's position in more than 10 meetings of CITEL, REGULATEL and APEC-TEL. He was also Delegate to the Mexico-USA High Level Consultative Commission on Telecommunications and Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). He participated as Deputy Head of Delegation to the World Conference on International Telecommunications held on December 2012 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where he signed ad referendum the Final Acts, due to the Full Power granted by the President of the United States of Mexico.

From September 2004 to May 2007, Mario Fromow Rangel was Project Coordinator of the Vice Ministry of Communications of the Ministry of Communications and Transport (SCT); he participated in the development of the policy for Wireless broadband services and other applications, as well as the Convergence Agreement of Local Telephone Services and Pay Television/Audio Services.

 


Session Organizers
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Jimena Sierra

Telecommunications, Federal Telecommunications Institute


Tuesday December 6, 2016 09:00 - 10:30
Workshop Room 5 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

WS38: Security, Privacy and the Ethical Dimensions of ICTs in 2030
As technology continues to rapidly advance and billions of additional users become connected, ethical aspects of technology demand immediate attention. Considering the extensive impact that ICTs will have on the achievement of the SDGs, discussion and tangible actions need to be taken now to ensure the use of ICTs will be beneficial to all of humanity. In order to achieve all of the SDGs, ICTs will play a vital role but only if they are designed in an ethical framework that focuses on the role of humans and the preservation of human values. When enabling inclusive and sustainable growth, the various aspects of privacy and security must be considered from an ethical viewpoint to ensure that the evolution of humanity’s engagement with technology is beneficial and those that are currently unconnected join a safe, productive and beneficial ICT-driven world.

Based on the discussion of both in situ and online participants from various global stakeholder groups, the session seeks to raise awareness of the need to consider the ethical dimensions of ICTs with a focus on security and privacy with an aim towards the use of ICTs to achieve the SDGs. The goal of the session is to produce tangible, concrete technological and policy outputs leading towards a beneficial and productive world in 2030 through the use of ICTs. In addition, an additional aim of the session is to lead to greater engagement in this important area by all stakeholders that extends beyond the session at IGF.

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Greg Shannon
Kay Firth Butterfield
Louise Marie Hurel
Meher Bnouni


Session Organizers
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Justin Caso

Technology Policy and International Affairs Advisor, IEEE
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Karen McCabe

Senior Director Technology Policy, IEEE-SA
Senior Director of Technology Policy and International Affairs, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Leading efforts in the IEEE Internet Initiative, including the focal area of advancing solutions to connect the unconnected. For more information, please see: http://internetinitiative.ieee.org/. | I am also involved in technology ethics, notably in the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial... Read More →


Tuesday December 6, 2016 09:00 - 10:30
Workshop Room 4 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

WS20: Aligning Multistakeholder Norms and the Digital Trade Agenda
The role of the Internet in promoting economic and social development is often cited as a reason for the inclusion of Internet-related topics in bilateral and plurilateral trade agreements such as TPP, TTIP, TISA and RCEP. However, the secrecy that clouds the negotiation of such agreements has stoked suspicion and opposition from stakeholders who expect that Internet-related public policy development should, in words of the NETmundial Multistakeholder Statement, “enable the full and balanced participation of all stakeholders from around the globe, and made by consensus, to the extent possible.”

How can this gap be bridged, in practical terms that go beyond grand statements of principle? At the beginning of this year, a network of activists, scholars and industry leaders came together to address this question. The first outcome of that meeting was the release of the Brussels Declaration on Trade and the Internet, which asserts that “Any international rulemaking process that affects the online and digital environment should adhere to human rights and good governance obligations to actively disseminate information, [and] promote public participation”.

A more enduring outcome was the formation of an Open Digital Trade Network as an outcome-oriented platform for collaboration on projects to catalyze specific reforms to trade negotiation processes. This workshop will present some of the most promising (and the most challenging) avenues for such reforms, and invite ongoing collaboration. There is also the possibility, to be discussed at this workshop, that the network could be more formally integrated with the Internet Governance Forum through the formation of a related Dynamic Coalition.

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Paiva Véliz, Marcela
Hellerstein, Judith
Kilic, Burcu
Snead, David
Munoz Tellez, Viviana


Session Organizers
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Burcu Kilic

Legal and Policy Director, Public Citizen
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Jeremy Malcolm

Senior Global Policy Analyst, EFF


Tuesday December 6, 2016 09:00 - 10:30
Workshop Room 10 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:30

WS15: An ‘Internet of Women’ by 2020: WSIS Vision into Reality
Last year’s WSIS+10 Review culminated in an Outcome Document which recognizes the extraordinary extent to which the Internet and ICTs have been instrumental in realizing the WSIS vision of building a people-centered, inclusive, and development-oriented Information Society. But the Outcome Document also acknowledges a troubling reality. Despite the past 10 years of technological and connectivity advancements, a significant gender digital divides persists. This has hampered the ability of women to become active and productive members of the digital economy and realize a more rewarding, empowered, and improved quality of life for themselves, their families, and their communities. The Outcome Document calls for immediate measures to achieve gender equality in Internet users by 2020 through educational and other initiatives across all female age groups. 

Stakeholders have long been aware of this digital gender gap and during the past decade have launched digital/computer literacy and other capacity-building efforts to bridge this divide. Some of these initiatives have yielded impressive results, while others have encountered obstacles. Workshop speakers from all stakeholder groups will explore these challenges and how they have tackled them, putting us on track to realize the WSIS 2020 goal. In particular, we will provide a research-based context for barriers women of all ages face in becoming digitally connected. Speakers will then explore specific stakeholder efforts aimed at improving technical literacy, shaping entrepreneurial talent through internships and mentoring programs, creating a safe online environment for women, leadership training, and other initiatives building capacity. 

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Bogdan-Martin, Doreen
Hafkin, Nancy
Lemineur, Marie-Laure
Muthoni, Dorcas
Nguyen, Carolyn


Session Organizers
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Barbara Wanner

Vice President, ICT Policy, U.S. Council for International Business
Barbara Wanner has more than 25 years of professional experience dealing with ICT policy, international trade, and foreign policy issues in both the public and private sectors. | | She currently serves as Vice President for ICT Policy at the US Council for International Business (USCIB). In that capacity, she works with corporate members and government officials on a wide range of information, communications, and technology (ICT) issues... Read More →


Tuesday December 6, 2016 09:30 - 11:00
Workshop Room 1 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:45

DC on the Internet of Things

The IGF Dynamic Coalition on the Internet of Things (IoT) brings together stakeholders from all over the world to engage in a dialogue on “good practice” in IoT, with the intent to find a realistic and long term sustainable way forward.

Since the 3rd Internet Governance Forum (IGF) meeting in Hydrabad (2008), IoT has been on the agenda for multi-stakeholder discussions of all IGFs, and the Dynamic Coalition on IoT continues to raise attention for the potential as well as challenges of the emergence of a world in which increasing proliferation of sensors and actuators connected to the Internet, which collect, act and share data, both among other things and with people.

The Internet of Things is still in early stages, and in many ways new possibilities are developed and discovered beyond our imagination, and we welcome it for its potential to help alleviate specific societal challenges where it can. The Internet of Things has, however, been around long enough to already a history with consequence.  Following the DC meeting during the IGF in Istanbul in 2014 and subsequent meetings during 2015, we came to the conclusion that in order to foster both innovation and user trust in the Internet of Things, like the Internet, a careful balance should be struck between regulation and innovation. In 2015, this lead to the publication of a draft document on Global IoT Good Practice that was shared on the IGF platform and subject of discussion during the DC IoT meeting during the IGF in Joao Pessoa.

We came to understand that the way forward is to be found in taking ethical considerations into account from the outset, both in the development, deployment and use phases of the life cycle, thus to find a sustainable way ahead using IoT helping to create a free, secure and rights enabling environment.

In addition, in 2016 we witnessed the first large-scale use of IoT objects vulnerabilities as IoT devices are now deployed for massive DDOS attacks. Responsibility for ensuring abuse of devices for such action should be attributed thus to ensure action will be taken to counter such abuse towards the future.

Following the IGF meeting, taking into account feedback on the IGF online platform and having discussed this face to face during meetings in Brussels (EuroDIG, 8 June 2016) and Washington DC (USA IGF, 14 July 2016), an updated paper is presented at http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/dynamiccoalitions/2015-dynamic-coalition-outputs   and more information is available at  http://www.iot-dynamic-coalition.org/.

This declaration is on the table for this session. During the session, and over the coming year we want to further zoom in to what “good” looks like from a global multistakeholder perspective, and how sustainable development of IoT that is trusted, useable, accessible, affordable and  profitable (in societal and/or business sense) can take place.

The DC workshop will be oriented around 5 key ideas that are reflecting our current thinking working towards a common appreciation of IoT good practice in 2016.  These ideas are at the core of the draft declaration on IoT best practice that has been published on the IGF website. The ideas on which we would like to receive feedback are:

  1. Defining “Ethical IoT”: Explaining “ethical” in IoT perspective requires a multistakeholder dialogue: In terms of “ethical” it was remarked that a proposed “ethical approach” should find a balance in being “sufficient” from a civil society point of view, and “do-able” from a business point of view, and sustainable from a technical point of view, in the end leading to a balance of trust and “profitability” (in societal and/or business sense) that fosters a fertile environment for further development of connected technologies and services including those that make it possible to tackle societal challenges that could not be tackled, before.
  2. IoT to address societal challenges: Overall, IoT was seen as “coming” and “promising” and necessary to be able to address specific societal challenges. In this it is important to ensure developing countries can and will benefit from IoT applications as well, such as in agriculture and disaster warning systems. Possibly a “Principle” on “using the most available technology possible” so that for instance GSM networks can already facilitate creation of and interaction with IoT ecosystems in developing countries. Aim is to develop an annex to the declaration with examples of good practice in a variety of applications.
  3. Global Ontology for IoT: IoT is not one big animal: it is an ecosystem with many elements. It is important to distinguish the specific IoT application, before becoming more specific than “generic”. We need to develop an ontology for IoT applications with respect to: a. Privacy sensitivity; b. Security level required, not only for protecting data but also for avoiding unauthorized tampering; c. Safety level required, much depending on the type of application and sector.
  4. Awareness raising: Need for IoT awareness with citizens and consumers: In terms of “making people aware” it was pointed out that “meaningful transparency” also means that people should not be expected to be technical experts.
    1. a.       One way of dealing with this is using simplified codes (like the washing labels on clothing), and clear language reference sites, like a “Wikipedia for IoT”, where possible;
    2. b.        Another important factor is for users to have choice and ownership, and where this is not possible, for business to commit to “fairness” –a concept to be further developed over the coming year;
    3. c.       The third element is the “expertise” element: how can we ensure independent trusted expertise is available to explore further whether systems are doing what they promise - possibly to be guaranteed by governments
  5.       Securing the IoT infrastructure has two aspects that need to be addressed:
    a.       IoT devices are inherently vulnerable themselves, as both sensors and actuators may be compromised via hacks and cyber attacks. Depending on the IoT application, appropriate measures will need to be taken that are proportional to the security and/or safety challenge;
    b.       IoT devices are often connected to the Internet and, when not well protected, can be “recruited” to become part of increasingly massive size botnets that can be used for DDOS attacks. Proper security avoiding easy capture is therefore also a necessity. This will need to come with appropriate attribution of responsibility in ensuring this to be the case.

Agenda

  1. Opening, introduction of the why and what of the draft declaration on IoT Best Practices by Maarten Botterman, Chairman DC IoT (5 min.)
  2. Background to the draft declaration: history and thoughts on ways forward by Wolfgang Kleinwaechter, University of Arhus, ICANN Board (technical community) (5 min.)
  3. Panel, moderated, with representatives from all sectors preparing short statements on one or more of the ideas above or the Best Practice paper as “committed contributors” to this session 

Confirmed “committed contributors” include:

  1. Karen Rose (Information Society)
  2. Olga Cavelli (ITU WS20)
  3. Jari Arkko (Ericcson, Chair IETF)
  4. Vint Cerf
  5. Grace Abuhamed (NTIA)
  6. Megan Richards (EU Commission)
  7. Max Senges (Google)
  8. Joseph Alhadef (ORACLE, Chair ICC BASIS)

  4. Open discussion with all participants and panel), moderated by Avri Doria


Session Organizers
avatar for Maarten Botterman

Maarten Botterman

Director of the Board, ICANN
As an active participant of the global Internet community my main interests are in general governance issues, supporting the global NGO and cause driven community to get the best out of the Internet, and emerging issues such as the need to continuously improve the working and thus justified trust in the Internet, and the Internet of Things, big data, etc (both benefits/necessity and threats). Background in Information Society policy analysis... Read More →



Tuesday December 6, 2016 09:45 - 11:15
Workshop Room 6 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

10:00

Assessing the Role of Internet Governance in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Session Organizers
MC

Marilyn Cade

CEO, ICT Strategies
Security, Stability and Resiliency; engagement of SMEs and business groups from developing countries and regions; Internet Governance and implications for ICANN's continued stability. Business users interest in ICANN. Questions about ICANN's origins, and progress toward an international organization.


Tuesday December 6, 2016 10:00 - 13:00
Main Session Room PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

10:15

DC on Gender and Internet Governance
What exactly is gender and internet governance all about? Is it about bringing more women's voices and perspectives into internet governance? Yes, of course. (But it's about much more than that). Is it about bringing more women online or bridging the gender gap in access to ICTs? Yes, of course. (But it's about much more than that). Is it about preventing gendered online abuse, harassment and violence? Yes, of course. (But it's about much more than that too). 

At this interactive meeting, the Dynamic Coalition on Gender and Internet Governance (DC-GIG) will present a draft sexual harassment policy for the IGF - as agreed at last year's DC-GIG meeting. We'll present the findings from the latest edition of the Gender Report Cards measuring gender diversity at IGF 2015, AprIGF 2016 (for the first time), and the African IGF (for the first time). How many women participated in these regional IGFs and the global one? How many women moderated or presented at sessions? How much was gender mentioned at sessions? These are some of the things we'll discuss.

And we'll end with a discussion on what participants view as the latest trends in Gender and Internet Governance. What's still missing? What are the key issues?

Background paper
http://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/index.php?q=filedepot_download/3680/137

Presenters
Bishakha Datta, Executive Director, Point of View, India (sexual harassment policy)
Jac SM Kee, APC, Malaysia (new trends in gender & Internet governance)
Smita Vanniyar, Second Lead - Digital Projects, Point of View, India (gender report cards)

Session Organizers
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Bishakha Datta

Executive Director, Point of View
Bishakha Datta (@busydot) works on gender, sexuality and digitality, writes and films non-fiction, runs the non-profit Point of View in Mumbai, India, is part of the wikipedia family and serves on several non-profit boards. In all her avatars, Bishakha explores marginal, invisible, silenced points of view - or those considered illegitimate.
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Liza Garcia

Foundation for Media Alternatives


Tuesday December 6, 2016 10:15 - 11:45
Workshop Room 9 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

10:15

WS168: Implementing human rights standards to the ICT sector
In the online environment, private intermediaries heavily influence the conditions in which human rights are exercised. Companies’ corporate responsibility to respect human rights has been highlighted by international organizations, in documents such as the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the reports by the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression. These standards offer general principles that should be observed in terms of freedom of expression, privacy (including data protection) and due process, but usually lack procedural orientations on how to implement them. In this context, a remaining challenge seems to be how to enforce the existing international human rights standards in a transnational environment and make them be reflected in concrete practices and policies such as Terms of Service, transparency reports, internal audits, etc. This workshop will gather different stakeholders to discuss how the ICT sector can effectively implement their responsibility to protect human rights. The proposal is to understand what are the challenges faced by companies in this aspect and how they can be jointly addressed. In the occasion, the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression will give a keynote about his report on ICT sector corporate responsibility to protect and respect human rights launched in June 2016. Empirical evidence produced by the project Terms of Service and Human Rights, developed by CTS-FGV will also be presented to stimulate the debate.

Speakers are:

David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression
Jamila Venturini, Center for Technology and Society at FGV Rio Law School (CTS-FGV)
João Brant, OBSERVACOM - Observatorio Latinoamericano de Regulación, Medios y Convergencia
Katie Shay, Yahoo
Peter Micek, Access Now
Pranesh Prakash, Centre for Internet and Society (CIS India) - TBC

Moderator: Luca Belli, Center for Technology and Society at FGV Rio Law School (CTS-FGV)


Session Organizers
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Luca Belli

Researcher, Center for Technology and Society at FGV
Luca Belli, PhD, is Senior Researcher at the Center for Technology and Society (CTS) of Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School, Rio de Janeiro, where he leads the 'Internet Governance @ FGV' project. Luca is also associated researcher at the Centre de Droit Public Comparé of Paris 2 University. Before joining CTS, Luca worked for the Council of Europe Internet Governance Unit; served as a Network Neutrality Expert for the Council... Read More →
avatar for Jamila Venturini

Jamila Venturini

Researcher, Center for Technology and Society at FGV Rio Law School
Jamila Venturini is a researcher at the Center for Technology and Society (CTS-FGV) where she coordinates the projects Privacy in the Digital Age and Terms of Service & Human Rights. She is the author of the book “Recursos Educacionais Abertos no Brasil: o campo, os recursos e sua apropriação em sala de aula”, about Open Educational Resources in Brazil, and one of the authors of the book "Terms of Service and Human Rights: an analysis... Read More →


Tuesday December 6, 2016 10:15 - 11:45
Workshop Room 7 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

10:45

WS72: Exploring Demand Side Drivers of Internet Adoption
Countries around the world have recognized the transformational impact of connecting more people to the Internet. It increases economic productivity, improves the lives of users, and positively impacts economic development of countries. Surveys in both the developing and the developed world have revealed that Internet adoption is not simply a matter of availability and cost. Demand-side barriers also play a significant role, including the lack of perceived need for an Internet subscription, digital literacy, and the availability of local content. Sustained, inclusive Internet user growth thus requires a better understanding of the demand-side barriers to Internet adoption, particular in rural areas and in low- and medium-income countries. This workshop brings together numerous experts with real-world experience in overcoming demand-side barriers to Internet adoption in unconnected communities that are coming online. The aim of the workshop is to improve our understanding of the obstacles that these communities face in gaining access to the Internet and to develop principles and ideas that may be used by relevant stakeholders in their endeavors to bring these communities online in the future.

Speakers include:

Bharadwaj, Manu - US Department of State
Blackler, Ellen - The Walt Disney Corporation
Jorge, Sonia - The Alliance for Affordable Internet
Pisanty, Alejandro - National University of Mexico
Mitchell, Paul - Microsoft


Session Organizers
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Sharada Srinivasan

Research Fellow, University of Pennsylvania
Research Fellow at the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition. I work on a global research project called 1 World Connected: we document innovative approaches to connecting the unconnected.
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Christopher Yoo

University of Pennsylvania


Tuesday December 6, 2016 10:45 - 11:45
Workshop Room 2 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

10:45

OF39: ISOC
ISOC Open Forum congregates IGF community that shares the common goal of an open and trusted Internet. The Internet is one of the most important tools of our time, but we can’t take its future for granted.  There are many challenges and forces of change impacting the Internet today.  And the direction in which they evolve in the next will have a profound impact on users globally. At the Internet Society Open Forum, we will host a participatory and interactive session about the Internet’s future. Earlier this year, we embarked on a project gather community input and look into the forces of change impacting the Internet in the next 7 years.   We received over 1,100 responses from some 134 countries around the world. Many believe we are in a time of great uncertainty regarding the future of the Internet — an inflection point.  The evolution an intersection of issues such as the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, the future role of government, the evolution of cybersecurity, privacy, and rights, emerging business models, and the future of access are presenting both opportunity and risk. At this session, and consistent with the theme of the IGF, we would like your participation to discuss and debate key questions being raised by our community about the future of access and Internet opportunities in 7 years time, including:
  •  Even if we achieve a world where everyone has Internet access, will all segments of society have an equal opportunity to meaningfully participate in and benefit from the Internet?  
  • Will countries that are ahead in Internet technology, infrastructure, and innovation simply accelerate their lead in the future or will developing regions equalize the gap?
  •  Will differences in connection technology, quality, and level of Internet openness lead to fundamentally different Internet experiences and levels of opportunity in the future?
  • What do various stakeholders need to do now in order to accelerate more equal opportunities to benefit from the Internet of the future?

Participate in the Internet Society Open Forum and make yourself heard!  In addition to expanding everyones thinking on access, the input from the session will be used to help create different scenarios for the future of the Internet, as part of our collaborative project with the community. 

Moderator: Sebastian Bellagamba, Regional Bureau Director for Latin America and Caribbean

Name of Speaker(s)

Sally Wentworth, Vice President of Global Policy Development
Raúl Echeberría, Vice President of Global Engagement
Karen Rose, Senior Director of Strategy & Analysis


Session Organizers
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Raquel Gatto

Regional Policy Advisor, Internet Society


Tuesday December 6, 2016 10:45 - 11:45
Workshop Room 8 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

10:45

OF40: MEXICO
The National Digital Strategy is an action plan developed by the Federal Executive Government, directly by the Executive Office of the President, created on November 25, 2013, with the purpose of adopting and developing the Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) in Mexico. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto therefore created the Coordination of the National Digital Strategy for leading and coordinating the enforcement of the National Digital Strategy by all areas of the federal government and promoting the use and implementation of new technologies for the citizen’s benefit. The National Digital Strategy forms a core part of the National Development Plan.

Name of Speaker(s)

Victor Lagunes, Yolanda Martínez


Session Organizers

Tuesday December 6, 2016 10:45 - 11:45
Workshop Room 3 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

10:45

OF47: GERMANY
IGF Guadalajara 2016
 
Open Forum Germany
 
Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 10.45, WS 5, PALCCO

 
Germany supports the Multistakeholder approach to Internet Governance. The German government has supported this concept at the 2016 summit meetings of the G 7 (May in Japan) and G 20 (September in China), at the WSIS 10+ and the OECD Ministerial Meeting (June 2016 in Cancun). Germany chairs the G 20 in 2017 and will host a G 20 ministerial meeting on the digital economy. A German diplomat chairs the 2016/2017 Group of Government Experts on Information and Communication Technology in the Field of International Security. Likewise, it was a German-Brazilian initiative which led to the renewed adoption of a UN resolution on the Right to Privacy in the Digital Age in the 3rd Committee in November 2016.    
 
The German national IGF (IGF-D) takes place since 2008. In February 2016, a new Multistakeholder Steering Committee was established to professionalize the IGF-D. The Steering Committee has 26 members. It includes four representatives each from government, national parliament, business sector, technical and academic community as well as civil society, plus two representatives from a youth stakeholder group. The Steering Committee prepares the annual IGF-D but is also a platform for discussion of Internet Governance issues in Germany. 
 
There is a number of non-governmental initiatives which were initiated or promoted by the German Internet Governance community, and which have contributed to the global Multistakeholder discussion on Internet Governance. A Multistakeholder joint paper on the IANA stewardship transition was co-authored by German experts and played a significant role in discussions at ICANN. Germany hosted EuroDIG in 2013. Since 2008, the European Summer School on Internet Governance (EURO-SSIG) takes place in Germany. Just recently experts drafted a "Charter for Fundamental Rights in the Digital Age" and sent it to the European Parliament to launch a discussion.
 
The Open Forum Germany will give an overview about the various activities of German stakeholders in their respective fields of expertise and competence and present best practices. There will be an opportunity for interactive discussion. 
 
 
Speakers:
 
Introduction & Moderation:
Prof. Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Member of the Steering Committee
 
The German IGF and its Multistakeholder Steering Committee Lorena Jaume-Palasì, Secretary of the Steering Committee
 
Business Community:
Prof. Michael Rotert, Chair of Eco
Thomas Grob, Deutsche Telekom
 
Technical Community:
Jörg Schweiger, CEO of DENIC
 
Academic Community:
Prof. Jeanette Hofmann, Humboldt Institut Internet & Society
 
Civil Society:
Matthias Spielkamp, iRights
 
Youth:
Isabel Skierka, Digital Society Institute
 
EURO-SSIG:
Sandra Hoferichter, EURODIG
 
Government:
Constanze Bürger, Federal Ministry of the Interior, Peter Stentzler, Federal Foreign Office

Session Organizers

Tuesday December 6, 2016 10:45 - 11:45
Workshop Room 5 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

10:45

OF53: YOUTH IGF-E.U. DELEGATION

 Dialogue between decision makers and the young: Youth IGF[1] – EU Delegation

Organised by TaC – Together against Cybercrime International & EU DELEGATION to the IGF

Key foreword: Pilar DEL CASTILLO, MEP and Megan RICHARDS, European Commission

Moderators:    Lee HIBBARD, Council of Europe and Sabrina ABUALHAIGA, Youth IGF France

Key questions: Stuart HAMILTON, IFLA and Lee HIBBARD, Council of Europe

Message from:  Lambert 
van NISTELROOIJ, MEP, EU Parliament
Closing remarks:  
Julie WARD, MEP, EU Parliament

Speakers: among other young people, Youth IGF Ambassadors from: Bangladesh, Chad, Czech Republic, France, Haiti, Liberia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Russia, Uruguay

Remote Moderator:  Marilia MACIEL, DiploFoundation

The main goal of the Open Forum is to make it possible for the IGF community to understand what the young of today are happy with in the world of ICTs, what they feel needs to be improved and what they suggest should be done in the field of the Information Society.

These ideas will allow constructive proposals to be made for better inclusive and sustainable growth in today’s world and the inclusion of the young form an economic and social perspective.

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The purpose of this Open Forum is to allow the voice of young people to be heard by Information Society leaders on issues related to internet governance and to help young people to take an active part in decision-making processes. 

 [1]The Youth IGF is a global movement that operates as a multi-stakeholder platform. It allows the young to discuss and take a lead in the field of Internet governance-related issues in the format of local, national or regional debates. The Youth IGF is based on the principles of the UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and their full respect. The Youth IGF aims to give teenagers and young people from around the world the opportunity to participate as equal stakeholders in the process of building the Information Society.


Session Organizers
avatar for Yuliya Morenets

Yuliya Morenets

Representative, TaC-­‐Together against Cybercrime International



Tuesday December 6, 2016 10:45 - 11:45
Workshop Room 10 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

10:45

WS118: Meet TISA:The trade agreement you’ve probably never heard of
Tuesday, 6 December, 10:45-12;15
The Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) is part of a new generation of trade agreements that is currently being negotiated by 23 Parties of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). On the basis of the currently limited available information and leaked texts, the greatest concerns regarding TISA involve the introduction of greater limitations on the government’s right to regulate or legislate and the inclusion of potentially harmful provisions for the protection of the fundamental rights to privacy and data protection, as well as net neutrality.
TISA is likely to affect fundamental human rights in the online sphere in a non-democratic way. Without proper negotiation and inclusiveness, it is likely to have negative effects on the open, non-discriminatory and equitable multilateral trading system, inclusive prosperity, democratic decision-making and access to quality or accessible public services, as established in the Sustainable Development Goals. It may also constrain open and inclusive legitimate policy-making, such as the proper public engagement and oversight of the provision of online services, as well as the regulations regarding the internet economy.

Confirmed moderator: Burcu Kilic, Public Citizen

Confirmed speakers:

David Snead, I2Coalition
Maryant Fernández, European Digital Rights (EDRi)
Deborah James, CEPR
Kelly Kim, OpenNet Korea
Paulina Gutierrez, Article 19
Mattias Bjarnemalm, European Parliament (Greens/EFA)

Remote Moderator: Pablo Villioer, Derechos Digitales

 

 


Session Organizers
avatar for Maryant Fernandez

Maryant Fernandez

Advocacy Manager, European Digital Rights (EDRi)
Maryant is a lawyer and Advocacy Manager at European Digital Rights (EDRi). She defends privacy, security and freedoms online in the fields of telecommunications, intermediaries, trade and Internet governance. Maryant is specialised in EU, International and Comparative law. Maryant received her education from the CEU San Pablo University, the Université Catholique de Lille, the Instituto de Empresa and the Universidade Católica Portuguesa... Read More →
avatar for Burcu Kilic

Burcu Kilic

Legal and Policy Director, Public Citizen


Tuesday December 6, 2016 10:45 - 12:15
Workshop Room 4 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

11:15

WS22: Local content and sustainable growth
The Internet is a global force for growth. After few years of necessary adaptation, the creative industries are benefiting from the technological revolution and are becoming an essential asset for sustainable growth. 
According to PWC, the global revenues of online services delivering filmed content will grow by 19% in the years 2015 to 2018. In Mexico, the host country for IGF 2016, digital home video growth has been buoyant and is set to overtake the market for physical videos (DVD and Bluray) by 2017. Broadband over-the-top and streaming services will lead this evolution, with a 105.5% growth predicted in the 4 years to 2018.
This session will give voice to key players in film and TV content production and distribution, who will discuss the challenges of ensuring that the development of Internet video services benefits sustainable growth and local content production. Participants will discuss what legislative, regulatory and economic frameworks will be needed in order to ensure that the online digital evolution can be harnessed to help make local content industries sustainable and support their contribution to national and regional GDPs, job creation, innovation and cultural diversity. In particular, the session will look at the enabling role of communications regulation, rules to ensure a competitive level playing field and the role of copyright as an incentive for local film and video producers, creators and performers.

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Gallego, Cristina

Guerra Zamarro, Manuel

Nicole Artemifio

Muñoz de Cote, Gerardo

Bobby Bedi 


Session Organizers
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Paolo Lanteri

Legal Officer, World Intellectual Property Organization
Mr. Lanteri is a lawyer, specialized in IP law, and a member of both the Spanish and the Italian Bar Association. He works in the Copyright Law Division of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO); he is part of the restricted team of lawyers dealing with all the copyright substantive matters within the Organization, ranging from legislative and policy advice to Member States to providing legal assistance in norm-setting... Read More →
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Bertrand Moullier

Senior Advisor International Affairs, International Federation of Film Producers Associations [FIAPF]
I was raised in Paris' Latin Quarter. During my teens, it had one of the highest concentrations of cinemas in the world, so I became a cinephile. My entire career has been with the film and audiovisual content production industry, which it has been a pleasure and an honour to contribute to. Over the past decade, I have been part of a team at the International Federation of Film Producers Associations [FIAPF], working to make the voice of creative... Read More →


Tuesday December 6, 2016 11:15 - 12:45
Workshop Room 1 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

11:30

WS266: The right to access the Internet in Latin America
Some countries in Latin America have recognized the access to the Internet as a human right. For example, Mexico introduced the right to access the Internet in its Constitution and Costa Rica's Constitutional Court recognized it in a ruling. 

However, there is still a lot of uncertainty regarding what a right to access the Internet means. Particularly, there is a need to develop and understand the scope and the State obligations derived from the recognition of this right. This is particularly relevant since the recognition of a right to access the Internet might become a trend in Latin America and it would be useful to open the discussion about the implications of such recognition.

R3D, a digital rights organization in Mexico is preparing a paper developing a proposal for understanding the obligations to respect, protect, promote and guarantee the right to access the Internet as recognized in Mexico's Constitution. 

The objective of the panel is to present the proposal and open a multi-stakeholder dialogue. Discussants would receive the draft paper in advance since it would guide the public discussion at the IGF 2016. The outcomes of the dialogue will help R3D to develop and publish a final proposal for understanding the right to access the Internet from a Latin-American perspective that can serve as a guide for implementation around the region.

The room should have an online participation station, several roaming microphones to capture audience questions/comments and video/audio capabilities to facilitate the initial presentation and to facilitate possible remote participation.

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Carrillo, Arturo
Del Campo, Agustina
Erramuspe, Alejandra
Huerta, Erick
Ruiz, Claudio


Session Organizers
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Carlos Brito

Advocacy Director, R3D
Director of Advocacy, @R3DMX
avatar for Luis Fernando Garcia

Luis Fernando Garcia

Director, R3D


Tuesday December 6, 2016 11:30 - 13:00
Workshop Room 6 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

12:00

OF15: IEEE
IEEE has been organizing local conversations to connect technologists, policy makers, industry, civil society and others engaged in technology and industry domains globally to advance solutions for the Internet-related challenges we face today. The Open Forum will share insights from conversations for use by stakeholders to enable inclusive and sustainable growth. It will focus on issues of Internet access and affordability for social inclusion and economic growth, and privacy and security. While economic growth and societal good have resulted from the Internet, the benefit to humanity yet to be realized is even greater. In addition to opportunities in new services, improved productivity, real-time decision-making and new business models, the drive toward universal connectivity, the rise of IoT and the adaptation of ICTs in new industries, are bringing to the forefront a complex set of issues.

Name of Speaker(s)

Ning Kong, Director of International Dept, China Internet Network Information Center; Limor Shmerling Magazanik, Director of The Israeli Law, Information and Technology Authority ; Juan Gonzalez, Senior Strategist Office of the Chief Technology Office Cyber Security and Communications US DHS; Osama Manzar, Founder and Director Digital Empowerment Foundation; Min Jiang, Associate Professor of Communication, UNC Charlotte; Affiliate Researcher at the Center for Global Communication Studies, University of Pennsylvania; Oleg Logvinov, CEO IoTecha


Session Organizers
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Karen McCabe

Senior Director Technology Policy, IEEE-SA
Senior Director of Technology Policy and International Affairs, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Leading efforts in the IEEE Internet Initiative, including the focal area of advancing solutions to connect the unconnected. For more information, please see: http://internetinitiative.ieee.org/. | I am also involved in technology ethics, notably in the IEEE Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in Artificial... Read More →


Tuesday December 6, 2016 12:00 - 13:00
Workshop Room 8 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

12:00

WS73: Initiatives Connecting the Unconnected: Where’s the data?
Around the world, private sector actors, civil society organizations, and governments are engaged in numerous initiatives that are bringing the benefits of Internet access to rural communities. However, an analysis of these initiatives and their success or lack thereof is quite limited, which stymies information flow, cross learning, and collaborations. This workshop looks at ways in which that data gap can be bridged by bringing together a roundtable of various stakeholders from civil society, business, technical community, and governments. Some key questions that will orient the discussion are: What are the key knowledge gaps in this area and how should they be addressed? Are the information needs of governments, the technical community and civil society being appropriately addressed by current research efforts? What are some good (and possibly bad) examples that address these needs? How can further collaboration be fostered between data producers and users? Are current research methods and standards appropriate? How can data collected at various national, sub-national, and community levels be brought to the forefront of cross-sector and cross-country collaborations? Is crowdsourcing a viable option for the collection of such data? What other outreach initiatives can best bring together data on such endeavors? Are there barriers to divulging data on private sector initiatives, and if so, what are the ways in which these can be addressed?

Speakers:

Estavillo Flores, María Elena
Galpaya , Helani
Galperin, Hernan
Mathews, Rajan
Gillwald, Alison
Barbosa, Alexandre 
Yedaly, Moctar


Session Organizers
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Sharada Srinivasan

Research Fellow, University of Pennsylvania
Research Fellow at the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition. I work on a global research project called 1 World Connected: we document innovative approaches to connecting the unconnected.
CY

Christopher Yoo

University of Pennsylvania


Tuesday December 6, 2016 12:00 - 13:30
Workshop Room 2 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

12:00

WS27: WePROTECT: Combating online child sexual abuse with the MSM
Inclusive and sustainable growth means children and young people should be able to grow and flourish through the opportunities the internet makes available, free from violence and coercion. Unfortunately, it has never been easier for perpetrators to make contact with children, or to share images of abuse and inspire each other to commit further crimes. 

WePROTECT offers a critical multistakeholder intervention to prevent such crimes, in support of the IGF 2016 theme and the Sustainable Development Goals (16.2). The mission is to instill in everyone a responsibility to help protect children online so that, collectively, we help identify and protect victims; remove child sexual abuse material from the internet and strengthen cooperation to track down perpetrators around the world.

In any such program, systematic capacity-building is also critical to inclusive and sustainable growth. Whether you are a member of law enforcement, a new industry player, part of a child protection NGO, come and learn how you and your organization can join the WePROTECT Global Alliance and help make a difference on a global stage on this important issue.

The IGF is a unique opportunity to reach potential partners from governments, law enforcement, and civil society. Being in Mexico allows us to reach potential Latin American, Caribbean and South American Partners. 

Draft Agenda
1) Opening remarks from Moderator – 5 minutes
2) Overview of WePROTECT – 10 minutes
3) Reactions from existing supporters – 15 minutes
4) Discussion with audience participants 45 minutes
5) Wrap up and next steps – 15 minutes

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Allen, Ernie
Bautista, Colonel Freddy
Beauchere, Jacqueline 
Nejm, Rodrigo


Session Organizers
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Jim Prendergast

President, The Galway Strategy Group
Jim provides business strategy and public affairs counsel to corporate clients. As part of his work he is an active participant the policy making process of ICANN as well as in the United Nations' Internet Governance Forum which discusses and debates various internet governance issues that impact any organization that uses the internet, including you.


Tuesday December 6, 2016 12:00 - 13:30
Workshop Room 3 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

12:00

WS160: Social media and youth radicalization in the digital age

UNESCO Workshop, Internet Governance Forum: December 2016, Mexico

 Workshop Title: Social Media and Youth Radicalization in the Digital Age

 12:00 – 13:30 Tuesday, 6 December 2016, Workshop Room 5

 Topic Summary

 UNESCO has a mandate to defend freedom of expression, instructed by its Constitution to promote “the free flow of ideas by word and image”. In 2013, UNESCO’s General Conference of 195 Member States adopted Resolution 52, which recalled Human Rights Council Resolution A/HRC/RES/20/8, “The Promotion, Protection and Enjoyment of Human Rights on the Internet”, affirming that the same rights that people have off-line must also be protected online.

 Following the fruitful discussion on mitigating online hate speech and youth radicalization at the IGF 2015, UNESCO received many calls to further the discussion and deepen the understanding of the hot issue of youth radicalization and the role of social media in this process.

UNESCO proposes this session to share the initial outcome in terms of Internet Governance from its commissioned research on the subject, and trigger discussion on where the Internet relates to youth radicalization including gender issues, the counter measures taken, as well as to the youth empowerment actions taken through a holistic approach, in the light of achieving SDG goal 16 on inclusive and peaceful societies.

 It will be an interactive discussion built on a brief introduction of the research at the beginning and short remarks from panelists. Majority of the time will be dedicated to the Q and A with the audience and remote participants.

 Resources and links:

Link to UNESCO Internet Study “Keystones to foster inclusive Knowledge Societies”: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/internetstudy/

UNESCO Series on Internet Freedom:

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/resources/publications-and-communication-materials/publications/publications-by-series/unesco-series-on-internet-freedom/

Link to UNESCO Concept note on Internet Universality:

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/crosscutting-priorities/unesco-internet-study/internet-universality/

Link to ConnectingtheDots Outcome documents of UNESCO: http://www.unesco.org/new/fileadmin/MULTIMEDIA/HQ/CI/CI/pdf/outcome_document.pdf

In-Person Moderator: Indrajit Banerjee, UNESCO 

 Remote Moderator: Cedric Wachholz, UNESCO

 Rapporteur: Xianhong Hu, UNESCO

 Speakers

Ms. Divina Frau-Meigs, Universite la Sorbonne, France 

Mr. Sunil Abraham, Center for Internet and Society 

Ms. Lillian Nalwoga, Internet Society (ISOC) Uganda 

Mr. William Hudson, Google 
Mr. Barbora Bukovska, Article 19
Ms. Rebecca MacKinnon, Ranking Digital Rights
Mr. Guy Berger, UNESCO Director for Freedom of Expression and Media Development

Agenda

Preparation  meeting with panelists, 15 mins before the session

5’ Opening remarks from the Chair 

Remarks by panelists

15’

Presentation by Ms. Divina Frau-Meigs, Universite la Sorbonne, France

5’

Mr. Sunil Abraham, Center for Internet and Society

5’

Ms. Lillian Nalwoga,  Internet Society (ISOC) Uganda

5’

Mr. William Hudson, Google

5’

Ms. Barbora Bukovska, Article 19

5’

Ms. Rebecca MacKinnon, Ranking Digital Rights

5’

Mr. Guy Berger, UNESCO Director for Freedom of Expression and Media Development

Open floor to other stakeholders at present

40’

Q&A

 



Session Organizers

Tuesday December 6, 2016 12:00 - 13:30
Workshop Room 5 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

12:00

WS14: Asia and the Next Billion: Challenges in Digital Inclusion
The Internet is today a community of over 3 billion users, and concerted efforts are on to bring in the Next Billion users to this community. Asia-Pacific, which is home to almost two-thirds of humanity, will likely provide a majority of the next billion Internet users, mostly from regions such as East Asia and South Asia, but also from very small communities, such as those in the Pacific islands. 

Despite its size, Asia-Pacific faces special challenges in enabling digital inclusion. These challenges include social, demographic, geographic, economic, and technological factors. Specifically, these include:

- Poor Internet infrastructure
- Difficult terrain (mountains to deserts to Small Island Developing States)
- Diversity of languages/scripts
- Large rural populations
- Social and Educational backwardness
- Gender-based access issues
- Extreme diversity
- Existence of marginalized communities (eg., indigenous peoples, people with disabilities)
- Lack of policy coherence

At the same time, there are some mitigating factors that may ease the process of digital inclusion:

- Increasing mobile phone use across barriers
- Falling costs for Internet access
- Better education
- More openness towards technology, particularly from the youth

The proposed BoG session will take stock of the situation in a cross-section of countries in Asia-Pacific, including Pacific Islands, China, India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Armenia and China, and propose a set of strategies to address the issue of Digital Inclusion in the region, with the intention of strengthening community action towards equitable inclusion. The session will follow up on action items evolved at the APrIGF as well as national IGFs in different countries in the region.

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Abdul Rahim, Rinalia
Ang, Peng Hwa
Astbrink, Gunela
Chharia, Rajesh
Galstyan, Lianna
Jayakumar, Arjun
Kovacs, Anja
Park, KS
Rayamajhi, Shreedeep (Remote)

Moderator: Satish Babu

Tentative Program
1. Intro and introduction to themes: 15 min
- Welcome and format of Session: 5 min (Satish)
- Introduction to the four themes: 10 min (Rinalia)

2. Breakout discussions: 30 min
3. Presentation of summary of Breakout Sessions (4 min x 4 group chairs): 16 min
4. Open discussions: 25 min
- Presentation of Group reports
- Specific speakers (see below)
5. Closing: 4 min (Satish)

Themes for Breakout Discussions (with Chairs):
a. Infrastructural and Economics Issues (Peng Hwa Ang)
b. Social Issues (Anja Kovacs)
c. Technology issues (KS Park)
d. Policy Issues (Noelle)

Specific Speakers during Open Discussions (3 min per person):
- Country situations (Rajesh, Shreedeep, Arjun)
- Disability and Access (Gunela)


Session Organizers
avatar for Satish Babu

Satish Babu

Chair, APRALO/ICANN
Volunteer with ICANN At-Large, Internet Society, and IEEE. Founder-Chair, ISOC-TRV, India. Early Internet user and advocate. Profile available at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satish_Babu
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Maureen Hilyard

APRALO rep, ALAC
I will be a remote participant in the SIDS session on "Free Internet - Bane or Boom" on Thursday at 9am - 4am in my world ;) and am interested in the zero rating issue that others are also presenting..


Tuesday December 6, 2016 12:00 - 13:30
Workshop Room 7 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

12:00

Teaching Internet Governance - experiences from 10 years of SIGs

Description

The idea for enhanced efforts of academic research and training in Internet Governance was discussed within WGIG in 2004 and in Tunis in 2005. Two international recognized academic organisations - IAMCR & ICA - took the various ideas and developed two concrete proposals:

  1. The establishment of a Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GIGANET) and the
  2. The launch of Schools on Internet Governance (SIG).

GIGANET is now well established and has annual events before each IGF and also regional meetings.

For training the EuroSSIG was the pilot project, followed by the South School on IG. Over the years the concepts has evolved. We had a first SIG in 2009 in Cairo. We saw the start of the African Summer School. Now we see this concept growing in Asia and we see a lot of national initiatives (Brazil, Pakistan, India, Kenya, US etc.). These initiatives more or less take the original SIG concept as a source of inspiration and adjust it to their regional needs.

Taking all this into consideration we should reflect on the concept and its further development. What kind of education do governments expect? What people are needed for the business sector and how can SIG’s help to get a deeper understanding how technical aspects influence human rights and security.

A platform for collaboration among all schools can help to guarantee the high quality of all schools. Establishing an IGF Dynamic Coalition to enhance communication, coordination and collaboration among the various initiatives seams a viable option.

The workshop should serve to explore the following topics:

  1. Identification of stakeholder needs for future IG capacity building
  2. Identification of ways for collaboration among SIG’s
  3. Exchange of experiences among the various SIGs (good practice),
  4. Discussion of the feasibility of the formation of an IGF Dynamic Coalition on Schools for Internet Governance (DC-SIG)

Representatives from all stakeholder groups will have the chance share their views. Coordinators of SIG initiatives will provide input and talk about their regional experiences. The floor will be opened to the audience to help us identifying stakeholder needs for future IG capacity building. A discussion about the need and feasibility of a Dynamic Coalition will follow.

Session flow:

1. Opening (10 minutes)
  • Ten years of teaching Internet Governance, Wolfgang Kleinwächter, EuroSSIG
  • Why we need Internet Governance capacity building, Jörg Schweiger, DENIC
2. Lessons learned / Reports from SIGs (25 minutes)
  • Jungbae An, Asia Pacific
  • Olga Cavalli, Latin America
  • Baher Esmat, Arabic Region
  • Anriette Esterhuysen, Africa
  • Nick Cull, North America (TBC)
  • Hartmut Glaser, Brazil

3. Experiences from the faculty (15 minutes)

  • Avri Doria, Independent Researcher
  • William Drake, University of Zurich
  • Milton Mueller, Georgia Technology Institute
  • Bertrand de la Chapelle, Internet & Jurisdiction Project

4. What we need / Expectations from stakeholders (15 minutes)

  • Business: N.N., Amazon & Christoph Steck, Telefonica
  • Government: Thomas Schneider, GAG Chair & Mocta Yedelay, African Union
  • Technical Community: Keith Drazek, VeriSign & Leonid Todorov, APTLD
5. Open discussion (25 minutes)

Moderator: Sandra Hoferichter, EuroSSIG Manager

Online Moderator: Renata Aquino Ribeiro, E.I. Research

Rapporteur: joint effort among all active contributors to this session


Session Organizers
avatar for Sandra Hoferichter

Sandra Hoferichter

General Manager, EuroSSIG / Medienstadt Leipzig e.V.
Sandra Hoferichter, is the Secretary General of the European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG), the European IGF. As a board member of Medienstadt Leipzig e.V., a German not for profit organization, she became involved in the Internet governance process in 2006 by coordinating inter alia the European Summer School on Internet Governance (EuroSSIG), ICANN Studienkreis or Experts meetings on the Internet of Things. In 2010 Sandra was... Read More →



Tuesday December 6, 2016 12:00 - 13:30
Workshop Room 9 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

12:00

WS69: ICTs for Smart and Sustainable City
With more than half of the world’s population already living in urban areas, it is clear that the path to inclusive and sustainable development must pass through cities. But exactly how cities should organize themselves to advance green growth for all and improve the day-to-day lives of residents remains open to debate. Sustainable urban development is recognized as a key challenge at a global level. The ‘Smart City’ model provides opportunities and challenges for achieving inclusive growth and sustainability. 
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) is a key enabler for making cities ‘smarter’ and sustainable. With great capacity of gathering, processing, analyzing and disseminating considerable amount of data, ICTs can provide valuable solutions in different sectors of modern cities to improve quality of life, efficiency of urban operation and services, such as enhancing efficient utility resource management, improve public transport systems, provide better education and health services, and etc.
Ideas and experience of leveraging ICTs for smart sustainable cities from developed countries, developing countries, and less developing countries will be shared and discussed in the workshop. With case studies, speakers from multi-stakeholders will address the issues on:
1. How to take advantage of the mobile communication big data for improving urban planning and management. 
2. The best practice of ICT in Smart City model in Europe, sharing the successful experience of making a city smart. 
3. How less developing countries benefits from ICTs taking education as case study.
4. How to build a smart sustainable city with smart mobility.
5. How to practice data policies for smart sustainable cities.

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Haenen , Jaap
Hfaiedh, Ines
Tao, Xiaofeng
Wang, Xin


Session Organizers

Tuesday December 6, 2016 12:00 - 13:30
Workshop Room 10 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

12:30

OF20: JAPAN

Session Title: Outcome of G7 Ise-Shima Summit and Ministerial Meetings

In April and May 2016, Japan, as the G7 Presidency, organized the Ise-Shima Summit, ICT Ministers’ Meeting and Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. These meetings dealt with Internet governance, and produced outcome documents.

G7 leaders, with those documents, committed to “promote a multi-stakeholder approach to Internet governance which includes full and active participation by governments, the private sector, civil society, the technical community, and international organizations” and “collaborate to maximize the potential of the digitally connected world, and to address global challenges, bridge digital divides, realize inclusive development, and to achieve progress on the 2030 Agenda”. These commitments are consistent with the main theme of the IGF2016.

In this program, Japan and other G7 governments will report the G7 outcomes to the global multi-stakeholders beyond the G7, and they will discuss the role of multi-stakeholders for achieving the goals listed on the outcomes together.

Panelists                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

  • Mr. Shigeki SUZUKI: Vice-Minister for Policy Coordination, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan.
  • Mr. Stefan Schnorr: Director-General for Digital and Innovation Policy, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany.                                                                       
  • Ms. Megan Richards: Principal Advisor to Director-General of DG CONNECT at the European Commission                                                                                                               
  • Ms. Kathryn Brown: President and CEO, the Internet Society     
  • Dr. Makoto YOKOZAWA: Vice Chair, Japan Committee on Internet Economy Industry Forum, Sub-Committee on Information and Telecommunication Policy, Japanese Business Federation,Keidanren,JAPAN                            

Moderator                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mr. Masaaki SAKAMAKI: Executive, Docomo CS Co.Ltd, JAPAN

 

Agenda

1. Opening (12:30-12:45)    

(1)Opening Remarks and Brief Introductions of all panelists by the moderator

(2)Keynote speech of Mr. Shigeki SUZUKI "The Outcomes and Further Work of G7 ICT Ministers' Meeting in Takamatsu, Kagawa"

 

2. Panel Discussion (12:45-13:20)

(1) 1st round: Viewpoint of the Government

(2) 2nd round: Importance of Multi-stakeholder approach

 

3. Wrap-up and Closing (13:20-13:30) 

 A comment of each participant

 

 

 

 

 


Tuesday December 6, 2016 12:30 - 13:30
Workshop Room 4 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

13:00

[LIGHTNING SESSION] Are Tribunals re-inventing Global Internet Governance?
[20-Minute Lightning Session]

The objective of the session is to discuss the evolution and key dimensions of the jurisprudence around the world as it relates to, and impacts on, Global Internet Regulation with a particular focus on content regulation and on access. Until recently, tribunals played a fairly marginal role as far as on-line issues were concerned, particularly compared to the technology itself, Corporate actors, and users and civil society. This has changed a few years back, with judicial rulings emerging as one of the main forces shaping or at the very least influencing Internet regulation globally. Some recent decisions include for instance the infamous ECJ “Right to be Forgotten” decision followed by the CNIL demand that the de-indexation be implemented globally, or the ECfHR “Delfi” decision, possibly prefiguring a more segmented and diverse legal understanding of “intermediary”, and the decisions related to surveillance. The proposed session will be an opportunity to highlight and discuss the role of Tribunals as norms entrepreneurs. Panelists will present and analyse recent judicial decisions from 5 different regions that directly impact on the principles and/or working of Internet Regulation globally. They will be invited to compare these decisions, and to debate their impact, beyond the national boundaries of the tribunals’ jurisdictions, on the global regulation of Internet and on its inclusive and sustained growth. 

Tuesday December 6, 2016 13:00 - 13:20
Lightning Session Area

13:00

SEED Alliance Awards Ceremony
Session Organizers
avatar for Sylvia Cadena

Sylvia Cadena

Community Partnerships Specialist / ISIF Asia coordinator, APNIC
Internet development, capacity building, funding for innovation


Tuesday December 6, 2016 13:00 - 15:00
Workshop Room 1 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

13:25

[LIGHTNING SESSION] Sharing research on tech-facilitated crimes against children
[20-Minute Lightning Session]

One way of contributing to End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children (goal 16.2) is to generate evidence on the nature and scope of the problem or aspects of it such as technology mediated sexual violence against children. ECPAT Mexico (http://ecpatmexico.org.mx) and ECPAT International (http://www.ecpat.org) both have respectively, conceptualised and conducted, two innovative studies. The first qualitative study one has been recently published, and looks at the Mexican connectivity context, ICT access conditions as well as how young people do connect and use the ICTs, to finally present data about the use and production of child abuse materials (child pornography) in the country. The other study, sponsored by UNICEF, collects, analyses and presents quantitative and qualitative data from law enforcement sources as well as web-based reporting mechanisms revealing trends with regards to the age categories of victims portrayed on online child abuse material specifically seeking to prove if toddlers and infants being increasingly portrayed on those images. The latter is still unpublished hence only preliminary results will be shared. Disseminating findings which provide new quantitive and qualitative evidence on how the information and communication technologies are used to sexually abuse and exploit children is meant to guide and to inform policy processes in the internet governance sphere.

Session Organizers
avatar for Marie Laure Lemineur

Marie Laure Lemineur

Head of Global Programme Combating Sexual Exploitation of Children Online, ECPAT International


Tuesday December 6, 2016 13:25 - 13:45
Lightning Session Area

13:30

IGF Newcomers Track: Private sector and Technical community at the IGF: What is the role of these stakeholder groups within the IGF and ways for engagement?
What is the role of the private sector and technical community within the IGF? Speak to representatives from: Yahoo, Microsoft, Facebook, ISOC and ICANN.

Learn how you can engage with this sector. 

Tuesday December 6, 2016 13:30 - 14:15
Workshop Room 4 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

13:50

[LIGHTNING SESSION] Digital Trade Policy: TPP as Minimum Standard or More?

No. 145 Digital Trade Policy: Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as Minimum Standard or More? (Tuesday, December 6, 13:50-14:10, Lightning Session Room)

【Overview】 20-Minute Lightning Session: Donald Trump says "No", but TPP Chapter 14 (E-Commerce) is a good example for future digital trade rules & policies.

As a lawyer and former advisor for WTO Dispute Settlement of Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, I would like to hold a short informative session titled "Digital Trade Policy: TPP as Minimum Standard or More?". 

In October 2015, the negotiations of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) were successfully completed and in February 2016, the TPP Agreement was signed by 12 member nations in New Zealand. The TPP Agreement, although has not yet come into force, is one of the biggest multinational trade agreements in the world and covers wide range of fields such as Telecommunications, Electronic Commerce, and Cooperation and Capacity Building. Among 30 Chapters of the TPP Agreement, my session especially focuses on Chapter 14 regarding Electronic Commerce which is innovative also from the perspective of Internet governance.

Chapter 14 has several important provisions such as allowing the cross-border transfer of information including personal information by electronic means, barring custom duties on digital products, and prohibiting forced disclosure of software source code as well as forced localization of data centers, etc. Understanding the structure of this Chapter is useful for all countries including developing countries which want to include the similar provisions in their existing or future trade agreements. Moreover, these provisions are also beneficial for the other stakeholders like private sector, technical community, academia, and civil society since the provisions directly relate to the development of global digital economy as itself. I try to make my presentation practical for all multistakeholders.

【Presenter】

Mr. Kenta Mochizuki, Attorney at Law (New York), Public Policy & Corporate Governance, Corporate Management Group, Yahoo Japan Corporation


Session Organizers
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Kenta Mochizuki

Attorney at Law (New York), Public Policy & Corporate Governance, Corporate Management Group, Yahoo Japan Corporation
Kenta Mochizuki is an attorney at law (New York) for public policy & corporate governance of corporate management group, Yahoo Japan Corporation. As an international lawyer, he specializes a wide range of international legal and public policy issues including, but not limited to Internet governance, international taxation, international trade, and international data privacy. He has been participating in many relevant meetings with Japanese... Read More →



Tuesday December 6, 2016 13:50 - 14:10
Lightning Session Area

14:15

[LIGHTNING SESSION] Finding the Balance: Access to Knowledge and Culture Online
[20-Minute Lightning Session]

As highlighted by the Sustainable Development Goals and the Global Connect Initiative, internet access is key to national and global development. Governments and others are ramping up efforts in favour of universal access. 
But access is nothing without content. 
Our history – via migration, wars and other movements – is global. So too is the future, with international scientific collaboration breaking new boundaries. We can increasingly celebrate our cultures and heritage with people globally, rather than just purchasing access to a monoculture. In short, the internet creates new and exciting opportunities to access, share and create. 
However, there are fierce discussions, notably around liability for copyright infringements, whether digitisation creates new rights, how far laws should change to reflect the digital age, and Sci-Hub, an internet-based repository of academic papers. Underneath this is the fact that digital tools have the potential both to increase the availability of knowledge and culture, but also to restrict and control its use. 
This debate will explore these tensions, and the different potential scenarios for access to heritage, knowledge and culture in the future. 
In particular, it will look at:
- What stands in the way of using digitisation to make heritage truly common?
- How is the internet affecting the information supply chain, and how can or should copyright laws respond?
- The rise of Sci-Hub suggests that the current academic publishing model is not meeting demand. Is the potential of the internet being fully harnessed to ensure knowledge flows effectively?

Session Organizers

Tuesday December 6, 2016 14:15 - 14:35
Lightning Session Area

14:40

[LIGHTNING SESSION] Internet infrastructure, global technical standards and SDGs
[20-Minute Lightning Session]

Many different crucial Internet governance documents, from the WSIS + 10 review to the
NetMundial multistakeholder statement, to the latest report of UN Special Rapporteur Kaye
say that the infrastructure of the Internet must be managed such that it serves the public interest. Some Standard Developing Organizations (SDOs) clearly state what they believe this
public interest to be and how to achieve it, see for instance IETF RFC 1958:
“The current exponential growth of the network seems to show that connectivity is its own
reward, and is more valuable than any individual application such as mail or the World-Wide
Web. The key to global connectivity is the inter-networking layer.”
Global standards that ensure interoperability are crucial to maintain the Internet as a human
rights enabling medium. Yet, the debate about the impact of the Internet on issues like human
rights and SDGs, mostly takes place on a political, regulatory or commercial level, seemingly
ignoring the power of the Internet’s infrastructure and the organizations managing it.
This session will explore the relation between SDOs and Internet Governance Bodies (IGB)
building and influencing the Internet’s infrastructure and human rights. More specifically we
will discuss the following issue: what is the role of different SDOs in maintaining a global
Internet based on global standards? The debate will foster discussion on how the, often
contravening interests and objectives of SDOs and IGBs, can be balanced such that it allows
them to maintain the Internet’s technical architecture, while enabling human rights and SDGs.

Session Organizers

Tuesday December 6, 2016 14:40 - 15:00
Lightning Session Area

15:00

Setting the Scene: Orientation
Tuesday December 6, 2016 15:00 - 16:00
Main Session Room PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

15:05

[LIGHTNING SESSION] Research and Policy Advocacy Tools for #WomensRightsOnline
[20-Minute Lightning Session]

In 2015 the Web Foundation’s Women’s Rights Online network launched a global report based on a year­ long household survey research project. The research showed large gender gaps in Internet use and digital empowerment and identified priority actions to close these gaps. 

Several SDGs (5b, 9c, 1.4) provide an historic opportunity to halt and reverse growing digital inequality. However, in order to turn the SDG pledges into action it is important that advocates are able to present policymakers and the private sector with clear, evidence­ based policy recommendations, and to monitor progress towards implementation and impact.

This year we’ve been working with partners to build national Five Point Action Plans for achieving the SDGs on women and technology. These Action Plans include concrete, actionable and country ­specific recommendations on priority issues such as affordability, digital skills and education, and online civic participation. 

To help ensure that there is sustained pressure for implementation of these Action Plans, we have also developed a Digital Gender Divide Scorecard. The Scorecard is a simple, user friendly tool to hold governments accountable for progress on the SDG gender and ICT targets, by monitoring country ­level policy commitments, implementation and outcomes. 

During this workshop we will present our tools, methodologies and evidence to participants. We will have an interactive session whereby participants will learn how to activate the gender and ICT research and Scorecard tools in their countries. We will have an interactive discussion about specific strategies for evidence based policy advocacy on women’s digital empowerment.

Session Organizers
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Nanjira Sambuli

Digital Equality Advocacy Manager, World Wide Web Foundation
Nanjira is passionate about understanding the unfolding impacts of ICT adoption and how those impact governance, innovation, entrepreneurship and societal culture, with a keen focus on gender implications. She is currently the Digital Equality Advocacy Manager at the Web Foundation, where she manages the Foundation’s advocacy efforts to promote digital equality in access to and use of the Web, with a particular focus on our... Read More →


Tuesday December 6, 2016 15:05 - 15:25
Lightning Session Area

16:00

OPENING CEREMONY
*Tentative List of Speakers

Opening Ceremony

Mr. Lenni Montiel, Assistant Secretary General, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)

Amb. Miguel Ruiz Cabañas, Undersecretary for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, Government of Mexico

Mr. Aristóteles Sandoval, Governor, Jalisco, Mexico

Ms. Alejandra Lagunes, Coordinator of the National Digital Strategy, Government of Mexico

Tuesday December 6, 2016 16:00 - 16:30
Main Session Room PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

16:30

OPENING SESSION
Tuesday December 6, 2016 16:30 - 18:00
Main Session Room PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico
 
Wednesday, December 7
 

08:00

ICC-BASIS Business Briefing (for Business Delegates)
Session Organizers
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Timea Suto

Project Coordinator, ICC BASIS
Timea coordinates activities and input for ICC’s Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS). In this role she helps bring together experts that make up the global membership of the advocacy initiative. BASIS acts as the voice of business and facilitates business participation and input into multistakeholder and intergovernmental activities on Internet governance and ICT for development.


Wednesday December 7, 2016 08:00 - 08:50
Workshop Room 2 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

WS234: Linking connectivity, human rights, & development
We will explore whether and how human rights frameworks and inclusive governance processes should play a role in the drive to achieve universal connectivity. 

Sustainable Development Goal 9 targets “universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020.” Upon the SDG launch, global opinion shapers and business leaders released a Connectivity Declaration to “connect the world,” launched the Global Connect Initiative, and continued striving to Connect the World. These initiatives prize public-private partnerships, and laud maxims like “dig once” to ensure that diverse stakeholders plan and execute development projects efficiently.

But efficient connectivity alone cannot be the only priority in global ICT development. The digital pipeline that is essential to economic development also connects, and threatens, members of vulnerable groups worldwide. The challenge is building a framework for human rights in the digital age that allows the internet’s current billions and next 4 billion users to connect seamlessly, securely, affordably, and openly.

We posit that respect for privacy, freedom of expression, and inclusive governance processes must go hand in glove with the drive to connect. For that to occur, bridges must be built between connectivity, development, and human rights communities, and internet governance expertise must help create more inclusive models and structures.

This workshop will approach SDG9 through a lens of inclusivity and respect for rights. We will theorize practical solutions to connecting the last mile, capacity building among vulnerable groups, and more, and take the answers to the major stakeholders committed to connecting the world.

[Updated] Speakers confirmed:

Bhardwaj, Manu - U.S. Department of State
Jorge, Sonia - Alliance for Affordable Internet
Micek, Peter - Access Now
Nguyen, Carolyn - Microsoft
Solomon, Brett - Access Now
Viola, Mario - Institute for Technology & Society (ITS Rio)


Session Organizers
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Peter Micek

Global Policy & Legal Counsel, Access Now


Wednesday December 7, 2016 09:00 - 10:00
Workshop Room 6 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

OF1: EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Internet policy and governance is attracting increasing interest, but it is an extremely complex area. Thanks to the use of advanced IT technologies, the Global Internet Policy Observatory (GIPO) provides a practical and automated tool to navigate through the maze of issues and documents related to Internet policy and governance. 
GIPO is a tool to help stakeholders, in particular those with limited resources, to understand and engage in these issues, and is an effective and efficient tool to build capacity and increase inclusiveness in discussions. 
GIPO performs real-time monitoring, analysis and information-sharing functions and represents a useful and practical contribution of the European Commission to capacity building for the global community.

The meeting will predominantly focus on the growth, reach and ownership of the Observatory, initially established as a tool to share information about internet governance topics to a broad base of stakeholders.

Name of Speaker(s)

European Commission's representative


Session Organizers

Wednesday December 7, 2016 09:00 - 10:00
Workshop Room 9 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

OF6: CHILD HELPLINE INTERNATIONAL

Safe access to the internet is beneficial to childrens development, unfortunately- the internet has its darker sides. Child helplines play a pivotal role in identifying and reporting child (online) sexual exploitation and abuse. The breadth of contacts, of which sexual exploitation can be a part, provide evidence and context. Above all, children and young people can seek the advice, counselling and referral needed in these difficult circumstances

Under the CHI LEAP initiative, CHI committed to identify the capacity building needs of child helplines in 17 target countries selected by UNICEF,  and to determine their needs to strengthen their response to reports of online child sexual abuse and exploitation.


The open forum will show the results so far of this initiave and discuss the role of Child helplines in supporting children in their digital world. 

We will have remote participation from members of Child Helpline International who will share their direct experiences with us.  We'll hear from National Runaway Safeline in Chicago and from Crisis Text Line in New York.

Name of Speaker(s)

Sheila Donovan (Child Helpline International)

John Carr

Clara Sommarin (UNICEF)

Gordon Vance (National Runaway Safeline)

Elana Jacobs (Crisis Text Line)


Session Organizers
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Sheila Donovan

Executive Director, Child Helpline International
Child Helpline International is one of the world's largest collective impact organisations, with 180 independent members in 140 countries. We are a network entity that supports our child helpline members with best practices in helpline operations, from governance to training counsellors, to impact studies. We advocate for policy change at a global level, and we compile and analyse data from our members so that children's voices are truly heard... Read More →


Wednesday December 7, 2016 09:00 - 10:00
Workshop Room 7 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

WS264: Public policies to increase accessibility
According with the World Health Organization, nowadays there are more than 1000 million people with disability globally, that is about 15% of the world’s population. Taking into consideration in the aforementioned, disability is a development priority, as it could be seen in the sustainable development goals that make different emphasis in this topic.
In order to accomplish these objectives, it is essential to ensure that persons with disabilities have access to information and communication technologies, including Internet so the persons with disabilities fully enjoy this fundamental right and have access to all kind of social services. 
In this regard, this panel is relevant to Internet Governance because it will allow knowing the national and international experiences that have been developed in order to promote the inclusiveness of people with disabilities in the information and communication technologies as well as the Internet. Sharing the successful stories to promote the accessibility will benefit all people with disability from birth to old.

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

- Mónica Duhem, Hearcolors

-Mignon L. Clyburn, Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

-James Thurston, G3ict

-Adriana Labardini, Federal Telecommunications Institute

-Chandra Roy-Henriksen, Secretariat of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at the United Nations

-Donal J. Rice, NDA

-Shadi Abou-Zahra,  W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)

 


Session Organizers
avatar for Jimena Sierra

Jimena Sierra

Telecommunications, Federal Telecommunications Institute


Wednesday December 7, 2016 09:00 - 10:30
Workshop Room 2 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

WS191: Are we all OTTs? Dangers of regulating an undefined concept.

In recent years, the number of demands to governments pressing to start regulating OTTs have increased significantly. These demands aim to extend the traditional regulation applied to telecommunications and broadcasting services to these new Internet-based OTTs. But the concept of OTT is an open typology, with no clear nor precise definition, that can justify the regulation of any activity performed on the Internet, and even the Internet itself.

In this sense, this workshop aims to bring to the table the discussion about the existing regulation on Internet service providers, leaving behind the old fashioned debate on “competitive services vs. complementary”. The discussion will be lead with a clear objective: moving towards a precise definition of what are the service providers on the Internet, if the term OTT is indicated to refer to these and also it will seek to clearly demarcate the consequences of moving forward on specific regulations for this sector. Thus, this global and not just regional issue, will be on the IGF agenda, allowing us to deliver a clear message about how specific regulation can harm the sector and its inside competition, a key element to attract innovation.

Speakers:

  • Raúl Echeberría- ISOC
  • Joshua Levy  - Access Now
  • Natasha Jackson - GSMA
  • Vinton Cerf - Google
  • Bertrand De la Chapelle -  ‎Internet & Jurisdiction
  • Eric Loeb - AT&T
  • Shita Laskami - Hivos
  • Alexander Riobó - Telefónica
  • Robert Pepper - Facebook

Moderator: Gonzalo Navarro - ALAI

Remote moderator: Javier Pallero - Access Now



Session Organizers
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Adela Goberna

Policy Advisor, Asociación Latinoamericana de Internet (ALAI)


Wednesday December 7, 2016 09:00 - 10:30
Workshop Room 1 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

WS96: Free Expression & Extremism: An Internet Governance Challenge
The tension between freedom expression and the need to take action against extremist content is one of the most important internet governance challenges we face today. 

It is a classic example of the offline and online worlds colliding and is tied directly to Sustainable Development Goals 1, 4, 8 and 16.

Since violent and terror-inducing groups have started to use social media and video-sharing services to recruit and expand, a need has arisen to regulate social media content without infringing on the rights of users or violating established user agreements. This need for a delicate balance creates a variety of issues and questions.

• What is the right policy to deal with this serious issue? 
• How much should companies voluntarily cooperate with the government to keep violent propaganda off their platforms and identify suspicious users? 
• What can be done to control and combat propaganda that is spread via social media?
• How do you balance the right to expression with the need to stop extremist content?

After a brief overview from the moderator, the room will divide into 4 breakout groups to address one of the questions above. Each group will have a discussion facilitator to help move the discussions along and we will ensure that each group has proportional representation from across the multistakeholder community.

After discussion and deliberations, findings from the groups will be presented with an eye towards building a document that proposes recommendations going forward on how to address this critical issue.

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Elrafihi, Mohamed
Miller, Carl
Ramadan, Omar


Session Organizers
avatar for Carl Miller

Carl Miller

Research Director, Centre for the Analysis of Social Media, Demos
avatar for Jim Prendergast

Jim Prendergast

President, The Galway Strategy Group
Jim provides business strategy and public affairs counsel to corporate clients. As part of his work he is an active participant the policy making process of ICANN as well as in the United Nations' Internet Governance Forum which discusses and debates various internet governance issues that impact any organization that uses the internet, including you.
avatar for Jonathan Russell

Jonathan Russell

Head of Policy, Quilliam
At Quilliam we research radicalisation, extremism, terrorism and how best to counter these phenomena. We advise governments on the best strategies to do this. And we develop programmes to empower civil society to counter extremism, particularly through education and communications. Recent programmes I have led include Families Against Terrorism and Extremism (FATE) and Extremely Together: A Kofi Annan Foundation Initiative to Empower Youth... Read More →


Wednesday December 7, 2016 09:00 - 10:30
Workshop Room 4 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

DC on Net Neutrality
The annual session of the Dynamic Coalition on Network Neutrality (DCNN) promotes a debate between the authors of the various Report contributions and the session participants. Panellists will debate the findings of the 2016 Report, which is structured in three sections analysing (i) Zero Rating Policy; (ii) Zero Rating Pros and Cons; (iii) Net Neutrality Exceptions and Violations.

In 2016, Zero Rating was by large the most debated net neutrality issue, as reflected by the considerable number of contributions focusing on the topic within the DCNN Report. Besides zero rating practices, the Report analyses a selection of very important topics, such as specialised services, ad blocking and reasonable traffic management, providing useful insight on some of the most recent policy evolutions in a variety of countries.
The authors of the DCNN Report chapters (or their spokespersons) will present their findings, fostering a dynamic discussion with all participants. The Report is the annual outcome of the DCNN. The Report outline can be accessed here. Free hard copies of the Report will be distributed at the DCNN session (courtesy of Internet Governance @ FGV project).
Session outline:
 
  • Keynote by Guy Berger, Director of Freedom of Expression at UNESCO

Speakers include:
  • Luca Belli, Center for Technology and Society at FGV
  • Robert Pepper, Facebook 
  • Tomiwa Ilori, Paradigm Initiative
  • Javier Pallero, Access Now
  • Ornulf Storm, Norwegian Communications Authority
  • Carlos Brito, Red en Defesa de los Derechos Digitales (R3D)
  • Roslyn Layton, Aalborg University

Session Organizers
avatar for Luca Belli

Luca Belli

Researcher, Center for Technology and Society at FGV
Luca Belli, PhD, is Senior Researcher at the Center for Technology and Society (CTS) of Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School, Rio de Janeiro, where he leads the 'Internet Governance @ FGV' project. Luca is also associated researcher at the Centre de Droit Public Comparé of Paris 2 University. Before joining CTS, Luca worked for the Council of Europe Internet Governance Unit; served as a Network Neutrality Expert for the Council... Read More →


Wednesday December 7, 2016 09:00 - 10:30
Workshop Room 8 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

WS143: How to Acknowledge Cyber Evidence: Reform / New Parallel Law
The workshop session should look into the following topics and cause:

1. How to address and acknowledge the Cyber Evidence, where virtual and real-life activities should be treated equally with logical sequence of happenings and identity confirmation;

2. Whether the modernization and/or amendment of classical criminal procedure, evidence law, etc. are good enough to manage the human rights and criminal activities in internet domain (i.e. co-existence of real and virtual domain);

3. Whether the law enforcement activities e.g. surveillance, intelligence, policing, defense, etc. are going to require separate legal and administrative frameworks (i.e. drafted from scratch to separate the real and virtual domain) for the sustainable eco-system;

4. The short-term and long-term governance model for the internet legislature and internet eco-system.



The outcome / recommendation of the workshop should be based on following items:
1. Points/Remarks raised from the each group of participants;
2. Recommendation given by the Rapporteurs;
3. Counter-Logic and answers given by the Rapporteurs;
4. Conclusion drawn by the Moderator.

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Al-Saqaf, Dr. Walid
Aryal, Babu Ram
Bari, Md. Emdad Ul
Hackshaw, Tracy F.
Lemineur, Marie-Laure
Sabir, Sumon Ahmed



Wednesday December 7, 2016 09:00 - 10:30
Workshop Room 5 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

WS162: The Role of Judiciary Systems and Internet Governance
Most societies are truly based on the rule of law, elected governments rely on the judicial branch to deliver on its obligations to its citizens and to protect and promote universal human rights. As stated in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Goal 16: Peace, stability, human rights and effective governance based on the rule of law are important conduits for sustainable development. It is therefore central that this branch is strengthened, giving it greater responsibility and relevance to address new challenges related to the Internet and freedom of expression. Such new challenges concerning the relationship between governments and social media networks have led, as one example, to the shutting down of these applications, violating freedom of expression and other correlated rights, after decisions of Courts, for instance.

Over the last few years UNESCO and the Interamerican Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression has teamed with a number of judicial systems in IberoAmerica, including supreme courts and judicial training schools and institutions in strengthening the capacities and knowledge of judicial operators hindered by new challenges associated with the Internet and freedom of expression, access to information and the safety of journalists.

UNESCO proposes this session, in coordination with Freedom of Expression Rapporteurs and Regional Human Rights Courts, to address the role of Judiciary System in protecting Freedom of Expression in the Cyberspace. This is ground-breaking, inspiring, new work with a new group of stakeholders.

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Botero, Catalina
Caldas, Roberto
Díaz de León, Eugenia
Lanza, Edison
Lemos, Ronaldo


Session Organizers
avatar for Guilherme Canela

Guilherme Canela

Coordinator - Communication and Information Sector, UNESCO
Guilherme Canela holds a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Brasília (UnB) and a Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of São Paulo (USP). He coordinates the programmatic area of the Communication and Information Sector of the UNESCO Montevideo Office. | He coordinated the media and journalism research area of the News Agency for Children’s Rights (ANDI) for 8 years. During this... Read More →


Wednesday December 7, 2016 09:00 - 10:30
Workshop Room 3 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

WS121: ICT Implementation in Education: Road-Map to Achieving SDGs
Many issues and challenges associated with ICT and Internet implementation in education are known by policymakers. However, data on the nature and complexity of these issues remains limited because of the lack of good monitoring and evaluation tools and processes. Another problem in this area is the lack of a common set of indicators for ICT and Internet in developing countries. 
If ICTs and Internet are to become effective and integral tools in education, and if accountability is to be demonstrated to stakeholders, monitoring and evaluation must be a priority area of focus. It is also clear that there are equity and gender issues related to the use of ICT and Internet. There is a real danger that uses of ICT and Internet can further marginalize groups already excluded or on the edge of educational practices and innovations. With supportive policies and careful planning and monitoring, ICTs and internet hold out the promise of facilitating greater inclusion of such groups and reaching the SDG’s
ICTs and Internet governance is an important driver for educational reforms, help in anti-corruption efforts, aid in decentralizing education. There are still many policy questions around the adoptions and use of ICT and Internet in education that need attention by all stakeholders. Some of the key policy questions revolve around access, equity, gender, funds, best practices, security etc. This workshop sessions seek to discuss some core issues confronting the adoption, implementation and development of ICTs and Internet in education in the developing countries.

Speakers confirmed:

1. Mr. Tijani Ben Jemaa (Workshop Chair), Civil Society, ICANN.
2.  Ms. Ines Hfaiedh (Workshop Organizer), Government, Tunisian Ministry of National Education.
2. Professor Xiang ZHOU, Intergovernmental, China Association of Science and Technology (Co-organizer).
3. Mr. Bonface Witaba, Civil Society,Centre for Youth Empowerment and Leadership (CYEL)
4. Mr. Benjamin Akinmoyeje: Government, Mangament Sciences for Health (MSH)
6. Hiba Abbas, Intergovernmental, Sudan Network Operators Group “SdNOG” & ZAIN Operator

REMOTE MODERATOR: MICHAEL OGHIA


Session Organizers
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Ines Hfaiedh

Teacher/ Specialist in ICT Implementation in Education/ Internet Policy Analyst with IGMENA, Arab World Internet Institute
Ines Hfaiedh is a teacher, ICT Implementation in Education Specialist | and Internet Policy Analyst with IGMENA under the HIVOS Foundation and active member in ISOC Tunisia. | She is involved in ICANN with the NCUC and MEAC Strategy working group. An ICANN 55 and 57, ISOC and Arab IGF Fellow, she also reported sessions from WSIS2016 with the Geneva Internet Platform and Diplo Foundation.She was a Guest Speaker at the | Fourth Edition of... Read More →


Wednesday December 7, 2016 09:00 - 10:30
Workshop Room 10 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

10:00

Sustainable Development, Internet and Inclusive Growth

Wednesday December 7, 2016 10:00 - 13:30
Main Session Room PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

10:15

BPF-Gender & Access

While the Internet has been cited by many as an important enabler of sustainable development, significant discrepancies persist that impact who can actually access and benefit from the Internet. According to recent estimates, for instance, more than half of the world’s population will still be offline by the end of 2016; a large proportion of which is made up of women. The IGF best practice forum (BPF) on Gender and Access harnassed the collaboratory benefits offered by the IGF's multistakeholder community to understand and address not only the barriers to meaningful Internet access women face, but also the initiatives that have been designed in an attempt to overcome these barriers. The community-driven efforts of the BPF were both timely and instructive in gathering more information on how access to the Internet and information and communication technologies (ICTs) can help to support gender equality goals and to promote the empowerment of women and girls - the need for which is also expressed in the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. 

Join the BPF and its panel at this interactive session to discuss not only the BPF’s draft findings and recommendations for further exploration, but also the ways in which stakeholders can help women to overcome barriers they face to meaningful access.

MAG facilitators of the BPF: Jac SM Kee and Renata Aquino Ribeiro
BPF Rapporteur: Anri van der Spuy
Discussants: Alison Gillwald (Research ICT Africa, South Africa), Claire Sibthorbe (GSMA, UK), Nanjira Sambuli (Web Foundation, Kenya), Ritu Strivastava (Digital Empowerment Foundation, India), Angie Contreras (Youth Observatory, Mexico) & Louise Marie Hurel (Youth Observatory, Brazil), Peter Bloom (Rizomática), Representative from UN Women/ ITU's EQUALS campaign (TBC).

The BPF's second draft of its outcome document was published on the IGF's review platform on 3 December 2016. It will remain open for public comment until 18 December. It can also be downloaded in PDF format here

 




Session Organizers
JS

Jac sm Kee

Women's Rights Programme Manager, APC (Association for Progressive Communications)
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Renata Aquino Ribeiro

Researcher, E.I.
MAG IGF CS. Full bio: http://bit.ly/renataineng
AV

Anri van der Spuy

Internet Governance Forum


Wednesday December 7, 2016 10:15 - 11:45
Workshop Room 9 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

10:15

WS272: Sustainable accessible goals for persons with disabilities
This joint DCAD and G3ict workshop will suggest to develop possible sustainable accessibility goals for persons with disabilities in the use of the Internet. 
Though accessibility improvements in many areas have been made since the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) was adopted in 2006, and certain levels of awareness on the importance of accessibility and inclusion of persons with disabilities are recognized in general, there are still a lot of barriers that persons with disabilities often encounter. Such barriers are created without any intention, but often due to the lack of information on experiences and efforts already made, as well as challenges that occurred in implementing accessibility projects in countries or regions, etc. Unless we share what we have done globally in a recognized international forum like IGF, we can’t achieve the goal of “Enabling Inclusive and Sustainable Growth” in a real global interoperable manner that lets persons with disabilities have functional equivalent access and full participation in life no matter where they live.
The workshop will facilitate to share such up-to-date information, and discuss possible five areas of sustainable accessibility goals. This will include: general status of accessibility; accessibility for SDGs; public procurement of accessible ICTs; relay services; and challenges in small islands. All of those topics will be presented in depth by international accessibility experts, then followed by interactive discussion.


Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Astbrink, Gunela
Ellis, Gerry
Okite, Judy 
Saks, Andrea


Session Organizers
AJ

Andrea J. Saks

Chairman JCA-AHF, ITU
ACCESSIBILITY FOR PERSON WITH DISABILITIES BOTH VIRTUAL AND PHYSICAL, TO INCLUDE REMOTE PARTICIPATION AND REMOTE PARTICIPATION TOOLS THAT STILL ARE INACCESSIBLE TO THE BLIND BETTER ACCESS TO ICTS INCLUDING BROADBAND , LONG DISTANCE LEARNING, REMOTE EDUCATION,ACCESSIBLE WEB SITES AND ACCESSIBLE FORMS ON WEB SITES AND CAPTCHA ,INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS WITH MAINSTREAMED ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES FOR INTEROPERABILITY GLOBALLY, RELAY SERVICES FOR DEAF... Read More →


Wednesday December 7, 2016 10:15 - 11:45
Workshop Room 6 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

10:15

WS63: ICANN New gTLD Program: Exploring Impact & Future Direction
This Workshop session, comprising contributions from a variety of stakeholders, will explore the current discussions and analysis to date on the impact of the expansion of the Internet’s namespace via ICANN’s New gTLD Program. The workshop will include discussion and updates on the different formal reviews ICANN has initiated ahead of a potential new application round. In particular, the Session will encourage debate and discourse, both from the physical and on-line audiences, on the contribution new gTLDs have made to consumer choice and competition and what, if any, policy and implementation changes are necessary or desirable ahead of any subsequent application round. The session will specifically seek contributions from participants that do not normally engage in the on-going debate at ICANN meetings. 


The issuance of diverse generic domains (especially where in no Latin script) is conducive to sustainability and inclusive growth. 

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Atallah, Akram 
Cavalli, Olga
Crépin-Leblond, Olivier M.J.
Doria, Avri
Mosweu, Gao
Olufuye, JImson
Richards , Megan 
Zuck, Jonathan


Session Organizers
NH

Nigel Hickson

VP; IGO Engagement, ICANN
ICANN or cricket


Wednesday December 7, 2016 10:15 - 11:45
Workshop Room 7 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

10:45

WS150: ICT4D: Connecting CS roles on access, finance & knowledge
This session is presented on behalf of the Internet Governance Caucus (IGC), which is one of the groups advocating for the interests of civil society actors within the Internet Governance arena.

Access, finance and knowledge are critical factors of sustainability and development. Stakeholders in the internet governance and economic development need to play more assertive roles and devise new strategy of enabling inclusion through access provision, knowledge replica and distribution; and financing ICT for Development. The role of civil society in this context is complex. This workshop will consider a mapping of the spaces where CS does engage and should engage in the three areas of focus for the workshop: access provision, financing ICT4D and knowledge distribution.

Therefore, civil society needs to have a critical discussion on how they could better involve in the financing of ICT4D and access provision. Also, in what way and capacity can civil society help bridging digital divide through knowledge distribution and capacity building?

Harnessing and reviewing the roles of civil society in Internet Governance and economic development would better help advance and connect civil society participation in the discussions of ICT for development especially Internet governance and its sustainability.

In brief, the workshop is going to identify the challenges and look to existing best practices and approaches as well as processes and institutions that have addressed part or all of the focus area of the workshop. 

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Bollow, Norbert
Cadena, Sylvia
Gurstein, Michael
Hvale Pellizzer, Valentina
Kane, Cissé
Malcolm, Jeremy
Mueller, Milton
SCHOMBE, BAUDOUIN 


Session Organizers
AA

Analía Aspis

Lawyer-researcher, UBA-CONICET
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Arsene Tungali

Executive Director, Rudi International
Arsene Tungali has been working and collaborating for the past 5 years on projects related to Internet governance, child online protection, and women’s participation in ICT. He has either conducted or supported research projects, such as the CIPESA’s State of Internet Freedom 2016, documenting violations happening online such as Internet shut downs, censorship, human rights violations, etc in his country, the Democratic Republic of Congo... Read More →


Wednesday December 7, 2016 10:45 - 11:45
Workshop Room 2 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

10:45

WS114: Is personal data ‘mine’ or there to be ‘mined’?
According to recent estimates, one in three internet users are children below the age of 18, with an increasing proportion living in the Global South. As laid out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), legal minors are undergoing crucial processes of human development, they have specific rights– to play, to parenting, to develop to their full potential, and so forth. Within this context, the reigning model of e-commerce, and the increasing value of children as a target market for advertisers, raises fundamental concerns. The technical affordances of the internet have made it possible for digital platforms to collect and monetise large amounts of personal information from children. While young social media users will typically consider their data to be ‘mine’, providers may look at user data to be ‘mined’; whether ‘mine’ or ‘mined’, data consumerism is often putting children’s rights on the line. In this IGF panel session, we will start from an analysis of existing regulatory data protection frameworks and tensions, in order to more comprehensively address the need to involve multiple stakeholders when promoting and ensuring digital rights of young people in a more global context, as a precondition for a more inclusive and sustainable online environment.

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Carr, John
Chester, Jeffrey
Hancock, Marsali 
Hurel, Louise Marie
Neves, Ana
Pals, Auke
Tavares, Thiago


Session Organizers
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Hans Martens

Insafe network coordinator, European Schoolnet / Insafe
Hans Martens (PhD) is European Schoolnet’s Digital Citizenship Programme Manager. He is responsible for the Digital Citizenship strategy of the organisation, managing a team dedicated to a wide variety of public and/or private projects covering aspects ranging from online safety to digital skills. | | Within this context, Hans is leading the Better Internet for Kids project which implements, under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), on... Read More →


Wednesday December 7, 2016 10:45 - 11:45
Workshop Room 4 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

10:45

WS88: Collaboration towards and beyond the Child Online Protection
Children are integral part and the key stakeholders for the society. The need to ensure their access and inclusion on any development initiatives is important, not only for the increased use of the platform (Internet) but also global development and growth. As we are aware, Internet usage by kids has expanded dramatically over the last two decades, and the ways children, youth, and adults use these tools are in rapid flux, as new technologies are developed. However, if development of the internet is not accompanied by structured, continuous and measurable e-literacy education programs, then a wide range of problems are created and children are left vulnerable. The exposure to the kids is particularly significant due to their limitation in understanding the complexities posed. This is further compounded by their constraint in taking thoughtful action to prevent the threats. 

The workshop will explore the current initiatives that various stakeholders are undertaking in ensuring the Children security online. There has been an increased efforts from various stakeholders such as Legal/ Law Enforcement, Content Providers, Technical Association/ Private Sector, NGO’s and Civil Society to achieve the various objectives for a common goal in making Internet a better platform for children to communicate and collaborate. The representatives from the mentioned stakeholder group shall share the details of the use cases/initiatives commenced by their respective organizations/affiliations. We further target to focus on devising collaborative efforts between various stakeholders that can be replicated nationally and regionally.

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Allen, Ernie
Croll, Jutta
Jackson, Natasha
NG Ki Chun, David
NG, Ki Chun, David
Richardson, Janice
Saidalavi, Mohamed Mustafa
Spiezia, Vincenzo


Session Organizers
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Mohit Saraswat

Founding Member, ISOC UAE


Wednesday December 7, 2016 10:45 - 11:45
Workshop Room 3 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

10:45

OF17: WIPO
The session will look at how the copyright system can enhance inclusiveness and participation of people with disabilities in cultural and social life on the Internet. Accessibility of content is a pre-condition for education of people with disabilities in our knowledge societies. In this respect, the international community adopted the Marrakesh Visually Impaired Treaty in June 2013. WIPO is engaged in activities in this area, such as has the Accessible Books Consortium (ABC), so that once the Marrakesh Treaty comes into force there should be a tremendous increase in the production and distribution of accessible books worldwide. In addition Member States have started discussions on the broader challenge of facilitating access to works for all persons with disabilities, other than those already covered by the Marrakesh Treaty. These activities have a clear humanitarian and social development dimension and a direct link to the sub-theme “Access and Diversity”.

Name of Speaker(s)

Mr. Scott LaBarre, World Blind Union; Mr. Stuart Hamilton, IFLA; Mr. Manuel Guerra, Government of Mexico; Mr. Nicolas Suzor, QUT Law School; Ms. Michele Woods, WIPO.


Session Organizers
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Paolo Lanteri

Legal Officer, World Intellectual Property Organization
Mr. Lanteri is a lawyer, specialized in IP law, and a member of both the Spanish and the Italian Bar Association. He works in the Copyright Law Division of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO); he is part of the restricted team of lawyers dealing with all the copyright substantive matters within the Organization, ranging from legislative and policy advice to Member States to providing legal assistance in norm-setting... Read More →


Wednesday December 7, 2016 10:45 - 11:45
Workshop Room 1 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

10:45

FREEDOM HOUSE
Do you or someone you love advocate for the rights of women, LGBT people, the disabled, or religious minorities? Are you interested in learning how these communities operate online-- the unique threats they face, their obstacles to access, and their advocacy strategies? Join Freedom House as we host an open panel with activists from five countries (India, Kenya, Jordan, Mexico, and Tunisia) at the intersection of these constituencies and online rights. Each activist, representing one or more of these groups, is writing a country assessment report on marginalized communities in digital and mobile spaces and will share their work, address questions. Some are relative newcomers to the internet governance space, so we invite you to both learn from them and to share your own expertise as advocates working together to address threats, obstacles and opportunities for marginalized communities online.

Name of Speaker(s)

Dhouha Ben Yousseff (DR Tunisia); Japleen Pasricha (Feminism in India); Moses Karanja (Kenya, Strathmore University); Oliver Trejo (Mexico, Heartland Alliance); Khalid Abdel-Hadi (My.Kali magazine, Jordan)



Session Organizers
DB

Dominic Bellone

Freedom House


Wednesday December 7, 2016 10:45 - 11:45
Workshop Room 8 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

10:45

DC on Internet Rights and Principles

This meeting marks seven years since of the the Internet Rights and Principles Dynamic Coalition (IRPC) and the collaborative work on the IRPC Charter of Human Rights and Principles for the Internet, a document which is now firmly grounded as a working document translated into 9 different languages and used across different stakeholders and around the world to make a clear impact in human rights advocacy for the Internet. 

Considering that human rights should apply online as they do offline (UNHRC 2014), now is the time for concrete discussion on the roles and responsibilities of online service providers and regulators to ensure that human rights  are protected and fulfilled in the online  environment. This meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss local human rights issues and to work on concrete solutions that will protect human rights online.

The first half of the meeting will be a roundtable discussion co-organised by Amnesty International that assembles members of the IRPC, invited Human Rights experts and activists and online services providers representatives and will be covering issues such as cyber harassment and other emerging forms of techno-censorship - in particular the growing trend in orchestrated troll networks on Twitter - and how online service providers, regulators and civil society can manage these threats to ensure the protection of human rights online. A couple of case studies will be presented to open up the roundtable discussion  

The second half will be the IRPC's Annual General Meeting. 

PART I  - Roundtable Discussion: 

IRPC with Amnesty International

"When death threats go viral: defending human rights in the face of orchestrated harassment campaign on social media” 

The panel will focus on the very concerning trend in Mexico, which is also emerging in other countries around the world. We will explore the problem and what can be done about it, looking at the role of social media companies in particular.

Panel

  • Tanya O’Carroll, Amnesty International
  • Alberto Escorcio, Blogger, Yo Soy Red
  • Paulina Gutierrez, Article 19
  • Amalia Toledo, Karisma Foundation
  • Marcel Leonardi, Google
  • Hanane Boujemi, IRPC

Moderator

Marianne Franklin, IRPC

Rapporteur

Isadora Hellegren, GigaNet


Session Organizers
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Catherineeaston

Internet Rights and Principles Coalition
Internet governance, access to the Internet for disabled people
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Marianne Franklin

IRPC Steering Committee / Professor of Global Media & Poiitics (Goldsmiths, UK), Internet Rights & Principles Coalition / Goldsmiths (University of London, UK)
http://internetrightsandprinciples.org/site/ @netrights http://www.gold.ac.uk/media-communications/staff/franklin/ @GloComm
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Minda Moreira

Steering Committee / Web and Social Media Manager, Internet Rights and Principles Coalition


Wednesday December 7, 2016 10:45 - 12:15
Workshop Room 10 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

10:45

WS208: Inclusive responses to intentional internet disruptions
Intentional disruptions of internet and electronic communications -- also called internet shutdowns -- significantly impact the economy and free expression. Disruptions stifle sustainable growth and hamper inclusivity by cutting off marginalized voices, serving as an early warning mechanism of human rights violations. Conservative estimates of a recent shutdown indicated losses as much as $25 million per day for the disruption to mobile banking services alone.

Largely ordered by government ICT ministries, internet shutdowns are defined as an intentional disruption of internet or electronic communications, rendering them inaccessible or effectively unusable, for a specific population or within a location, often to exert control over the flow of information. At other times, application-specific shutdowns are ordered by public officials – judges, for instance – in order to impose sanctions on a specific company, unaware of the disproportionality of such a measure.

Access Now documented nearly 20 shutdowns in 2015 and over 15 in the first half of 2016, including in South Asia, North America, Asia-Pacific, Central Asia, and MENA.

Access to the internet and communications technologies is essential to ensure sustainable and inclusive growth. When services are disrupted, the ICT economy is significantly impacted by these government orders. A concerted, organized response as well as norm building is necessary to address this challenge in order to promote the internet as a platform for achieving the sustainable development goals. The rise of shutdowns is especially troubling given our increasing reliance upon internet connectivity to enjoy basic human rights and document their abuses.

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Aaronson, Susan
Ahmad, Shahzad
Doneda, Danilo
Duru Aydin, Deniz
Hiselius, Patrick
Lichtenberg, Judith
Ming, Sze
O’Connell, Andy 
Pietikainen, Milka


Session Organizers

Wednesday December 7, 2016 10:45 - 12:15
Workshop Room 5 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

12:00

OF27: FREEDOM ONLINE COALITION
The Freedom Online Coalition is a group of 30 countries, from all regions of the world, committed to coordinating efforts with each other and with other stakeholders to advance Internet freedom. At this IGF Open Forum, Coalition members will give updates on the work of the coalition since IGF João Pessoa, including the Freedom Online Conference in San Jose, Costa Rica, October 17th and 18th, the progress of the three FOC working groups, key issues of concern to Internet freedom, and the Digital Defenders Partnership. 

We will also use this Open Forum to invite the IGF community to engage in a discussion on the future direction of the FOC, in light of the internal strategic review that its members conducted in 2016 to mark the Coalition’s five-year anniversary. This Open Forum will be a platform for all interested members of the IGF community to participate; members of all stakeholder groups are encouraged to attend.

Name of Speaker(s)

Costa Rica, Netherlands, Sweden, U.K., non-governmental working group participants, HIVOS representative


Session Organizers
SB

Seth Bouvier

U.S. State Department, Department of State


Wednesday December 7, 2016 12:00 - 13:00
Workshop Room 8 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

12:00

WS144: Enabling Every User with a Unique Internet Culture ID
The Internet today falls short of true inclusiveness and availability. However, many fundamental Internet applications still adopt English language and much of the existing Internet content and infrastructure depends on the ASCII character set which is based on the Latin characters commonly used by English speakers. It is regarded as a kind of digital gap and a main barrier for the users who do not use Latin characters to generally access and well use the Internet. For example, they have to learn a new character set to send emails, or finding the ASCII-based email addresses and domain names inconvenient. To some extent, single use of ASCII character set dose not conduce to the inclusive and sustainable development of the Internet.

With the emergence of internationalized domain names (IDN), email with Internationalized Email address (EAI), as two of the important fundamental applications, made an effective breakthrough to step over the gap. If the techs of IDN and EAI could be quickly deployed, we can enable more Internet users with unique Internet culture IDs. 

Nevertheless, the deployment of EAI still remains in the initial stage and more efforts shall be made. Firstly, we should increase the awareness of its significance. Secondly, it needs to upgrade the present email system to meet EAI’s technical requirements. Thirdly, the necessary policy and special talent team shall be established.

The workshop aims to assemble relevant stakeholders to share information and best practice from the global perspective, and try to figure out next actions for the future. 

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Arunwatanamongkol, Pensri
Saleh, Alireza
Sullivan , Andrew
Svancarek, Mark
TODOROV, Leonid
Woo, Marvin
Yao, Jiankang


Session Organizers

Wednesday December 7, 2016 12:00 - 13:30
Workshop Room 2 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

12:00

WS19: Enhancing linguistic and cultural diversity in cyberspace
For the internet to enable inclusive and sustainable growth, it is essential that individual internet users can create and access content and have software tools in their own languages. In 2016, more than 90% of the global internet population is outside of North America, yet English remains the language of more than 50% of web content. The session will address the following questions:

- How are the major web platforms encouraging diversity in cultural and linguistic expression?
- What are the trends in cultural and linguistic diversity from major studies such as UNESCO's Globalisation of Cultural Trade (2016), UNESCO Atlas of Languages in Danger or the Internet Society's Global Internet Report
- What are the links between internationalised domain names and multilingual content, and what work is taking place to overcome barriers to large-scale IDN adoption?
- What are the implications for inclusive and sustainable growth of failure to take positive steps to enhance cultural and linguistic diversity?
- How can the policy process be made more inclusive in order to prioritise issues such as enhancing cultural and linguistic diversity?

The Birds of a Feather session will bring together actors from government, private sector, civil society and the technical community who are engaged in promoting online cultural and linguistic diversity.  Participants will be drawn from Latin America, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Europe and North America. Gender balance will be observed. Partners who have already committed support include UNESCO, ICANN, the ccTLD organisations CENTR and LACTLD, global platform providers Google and Microsoft, and Chatham House.

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Aguerre, Carolina


Session Organizers
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Emily Taylor

Director, Oxford Information Labs
Emily Taylor is an Associate Fellow of Chatham House and is Editor of the Journal of Cyber Policy.  She is a director of Oxford Information Labs. Emily’s research publications include The Internet in the Gulf (Chatham House); “ICANN: Bridging the Trust Gap” and “Privatisation of Human Rights” for the Global Commission; annual World Report on Internationalised Domain Names (lead author); and reports for the UK regulator, Ofcom, and... Read More →


Wednesday December 7, 2016 12:00 - 13:30
Workshop Room 1 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

12:00

WS87: Law Enforcement, Cyberspace & Jurisdiction
States’ jurisdiction, traditionally anchored on the principle of territoriality, is increasingly challenged as cyberspace is in principle borderless. Notably, law enforcement agencies’ access to criminal evidence is complicated by storage online, often by private companies’ servers, and often abroad in another jurisdiction. This growing lawlessness in cyberspace complicates law enforcement’s ability to rapidly secure and obtain digital evidence to prevent and investigate serious crime and terrorism.

Generally, no harmonised global approach exists on how to access such information. A wide array of evolving national approaches are threatening to fragment cyberspace, causing conflicting requirements on Internet companies, and posing tough questions about the rule of law, inclusiveness and online rights. 

These challenges are forcing governments and international institutions to consider new frameworks for cooperation and is leading to a global rethink on how to better determine jurisdiction in cyberspace.

This session will convene experts from law enforcement, the Council of Europe, tech industry, civil society and academia to address current challenges and point to possible solutions.

Confirmed speakers:

- Alexander Seger, Head of Cybercrime Division, Council of Europe
- Neide de Oliveira, Coordinator of the National Working Group on Cybercrime, Brazil
- Paul Mitchell, General Manager, Technology Policy, Microsoft Corporation
- Bertrand de la Chapelle, Director, Internet & Jurisdiction Project
- Emma Llanso, Director of the Free Expression Project, Center for Democracy & Technology
- Nathalia Foditsch, American University
- Christian Borggreen, Director, International Policy, Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) 

Link to event flyer


Session Organizers
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Christian Borggreen

Director, International Policy, Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA)
Christian Borggreen is Director of International Policy in the Brussels office of the Computer & Communications Industry Association. He leads CCIA’s work on international trade and Internet governance and engagement with international institutions such as the WTO, ITU, and the OECD. | | Before joining CCIA in August 2014, Mr. Borggreen served since 2010 as Senior Policy Advisor at the U.S. Mission to the EU. In his role for the U.S... Read More →
avatar for Alexander Seger

Alexander Seger

Head of Cybercrime Division, Council of Europe



Wednesday December 7, 2016 12:00 - 13:30
Workshop Room 3 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

12:00

DC on Accessibility and Disabilities
Session Organizers
KM

Kaoru MIZUNO

ITU -TSB
DCAD Secretariat
AJ

Andrea J. Saks

Chairman JCA-AHF, ITU
ACCESSIBILITY FOR PERSON WITH DISABILITIES BOTH VIRTUAL AND PHYSICAL, TO INCLUDE REMOTE PARTICIPATION AND REMOTE PARTICIPATION TOOLS THAT STILL ARE INACCESSIBLE TO THE BLIND BETTER ACCESS TO ICTS INCLUDING BROADBAND , LONG DISTANCE LEARNING, REMOTE EDUCATION,ACCESSIBLE WEB SITES AND ACCESSIBLE FORMS ON WEB SITES AND CAPTCHA ,INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS WITH MAINSTREAMED ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES FOR INTEROPERABILITY GLOBALLY, RELAY SERVICES FOR DEAF... Read More →


Wednesday December 7, 2016 12:00 - 13:30
Workshop Room 6 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

12:00

DC on Community Connectivity
DC3 Annual Meeting

The Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity (DC3) explores the potential of community networks in order to promote sustainable Internet connectivity and foster the full enjoyment of fundamental rights such as freedom of expression and self-determination. This session will propose a selection of analyses aimed at moving forward the discussion on Internet connectivity and debate, in an inclusive fashion, the ways in which community networks may help create sustainable Internet connectivity while empowering Internet users. The panelists will explore the various technical, governance and policy aspects of community connectivity as well as a number of case studies, included in the DC3 Report Community Connectivity: Building the Internet from Scratch. The DC3 Report and the Guadalajara Declaration on Community Connectivity are the DC3 annual outcomes. Free hard copies of the Report will be distributed at the DC3 session (courtesy of Internet Governance @ FGV project).

Keynote presentation by Bob Frankston, IEEE Consumer Electronics Society  

Panelists include:
  • Luca Belli, Center for Technology and Society at FGV
  • Nicolas Echaniz, Altermundi
  • Roger Baig, ISOC-CAT
  • Maureen Hernandez, Independent researcher
  • Leandro Navarro, Technical University of Catalonia
  • Anya Orlova, UNESP/Fonias Jurua Project
  • Carlos Rey-Moreno, University of the Western Cape
  • Ritu Srivastava, Digital Empowerment Foundation  

Session Organizers
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Luca Belli

Researcher, Center for Technology and Society at FGV
Luca Belli, PhD, is Senior Researcher at the Center for Technology and Society (CTS) of Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School, Rio de Janeiro, where he leads the 'Internet Governance @ FGV' project. Luca is also associated researcher at the Centre de Droit Public Comparé of Paris 2 University. Before joining CTS, Luca worked for the Council of Europe Internet Governance Unit; served as a Network Neutrality Expert for the Council... Read More →
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Nicolas Echaniz

AlterMundi
Nicolas Echaniz is President of AlterMundi. He has been involved in Community Networks for over a decade. Nicolas co-designed the multi-radio mesh network model that AlterMundi shares with communities willing to build their own communications infrastructure. He co-designed the LibreMesh firmware, the Librenet6 mesh tunel broker and the LibreMap mapping tool. Nicolas is project manager for the ongoing LibreRouter project which has been selected... Read More →


Wednesday December 7, 2016 12:00 - 13:30
Workshop Room 9 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

12:00

WS84: Youth in IG: Capacity building vs Policy discussion
2015 IGF Brazil was the first time the youth program, Youth@IGF, was introduced to the IGF conference. Young people from LAC region were invited to attend the program, empowering the next generation of leaders and increasing the participation of young leaders in the region in the Internet Governance debates.

The ecosystem of youth empowerment work in Internet Governance is developing. In the Asia Pacific region, there are various next generation engagement initiatives organized in the past years, such as NetMission.Asia, YouthIGF, APIGA, APILP, APSIG and APNG Group. Other regions have established youth groups /networks such as NERDY (Network of EuRopean Digital Youth) in Eurpoe, and Youth Observatory in Latin America.

Therefore, it is an important discussion to have now on how we can better achieve the goal of youth inclusion to the Internet Governance discourse. Given the fact that youth is one of the main stakeholders of Internet, they should be able to participate in the Internet Governance discussions on equal footing. Meanwhile, capacity building work should also be provided for constructive and meaningful participation to the discussion. Whether the approach of capacity building or direct engagement in policy discussion is a better way is the discussion focus. Creating a youth track, adding the category of youth in the resource person list or introducing index of youth participation rate in sessions are also the possible implementation plans in the upcoming IGF – this is worth considering for the sustainable growth and development of Internet Governance. Effectiveness and feasibility of the plans will also be reviewed in the session.

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Adela Goberna, Youth Observatory, LAC
Martin Fischer, Network of European digital youth, Europe
Joachim Kind, German Safer Internet Centre, Europe
Jianne Soriano, NetMission.Asia, Asia
Haoran Huang, Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy, Asia
Jonathan Ssembajwe, Rights of young foundation, Africa
Olga Cavalli, ICANN - Governmental Advisor Committee, South School on Internet Governance, LAC
Rodrigo De La Parra, ICANN, LAC


Session Organizers
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Hans Martens

Insafe network coordinator, European Schoolnet / Insafe
Hans Martens (PhD) is European Schoolnet’s Digital Citizenship Programme Manager. He is responsible for the Digital Citizenship strategy of the organisation, managing a team dedicated to a wide variety of public and/or private projects covering aspects ranging from online safety to digital skills. | | Within this context, Hans is leading the Better Internet for Kids project which implements, under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), on... Read More →
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David NG

Director of Community Development, DotAsia Organisation
David has been devoted to the advocacy of children's rights in Hong Kong and international level since 1999 when he was selected to be one of the Ambassadors of United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and as a founding member of the Children’s Council in Hong Kong, he co-founded Kids' Dream, the first child-led organization based in Hong Kong, promoting children's rights locally and regionally in 2006. | | For long... Read More →


Wednesday December 7, 2016 12:00 - 13:30
Workshop Room 4 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

12:00

WS86: Reality of the Answerability of multistakeholder model
There is an ongoing debate about the answerability of IG organizations and the various stakeholder groups involved,to the broader community and how to build that in practice.Continuing a previous IGF discussion regarding civil society participation in policy-making, this workshop will focus on civil society’s transparency, openness and answerability. The goals are to evaluate the current situation in different areas associated to IG including trade and cybersecurity, highlighting existing efforts to build frameworks and/or principles such as ICANN reform or Brussels Declaration and outline set of principles . 

The roundtable focuses more on global organizations or processes in order to build practices that can be applied or adapted to other areas, also adjusted to national levels.

To steer an interactive discussion leading to actions-oriented outcomes the question below will be addressed:
1- How international organizations build their “constitution”, structure and processes to respond to expectations such as transparency, openness,diversity, inclusion, legitimacy, representation and accountability
2- How stakeholders in particular civil society strategize their participation ? what are they using as mechanisms and approaches to justify their actions and maintain transparency?
3- What is the influence of processes and restructuring within the organizations and stakeholders in term of agenda-setting, issues framing and yielding outcomes?
4- Can we envision a set of principles, best practices, mechanism or even process template that can be shared between all IG organizations and processes?

Speakers :

Jeanette Hofmann, WZB
Andres Piazza, LACTLD
Tatiana Tropina, Max-Planck Institute
Burcu Kilic, Public Citizen
Michele Woods, WIPO
Matthew Shears, Center for Democracy & Technology.
Jay Sudowski, Internet Infrastructure Coalition

Agenda:
1- Setting the scene : 
explaining context and objectives behind the roundtable (5min) 
2- Discussants' interventions:
going through the questions and presenting different experiences and cases (45min) 
3- Q&A session:
with the audience, interaction between discussants (40min) 
4- Wrap-up:
recommendations & summary of the discussion (10min) 


Session Organizers
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Rafik Dammak

Non-commercial Stakeholder Group former Chair, NTT
He is engineer working and living in Japan. He is member of the steering committee for the Dynamic Coalition on Internet Rights and Principles . He has been involved in ICANN community as NCUC (Non-commercial users constituency) individual user member, former elected GNSO Councillor for the Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group, ICANN nomcom member in addition to his participation in several ICANN WGs like the new gTLD applicant support where he was... Read More →


Wednesday December 7, 2016 12:00 - 13:30
Workshop Room 7 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

12:30

WS146: Decrypting Sextortion

Sextortion is based on nonconsensual pornography and refers to sexually explicit images and videos disclosed without consent and for no legitimate purpose. Involves footage obtained by hidden cameras, consensually exchanged images within a confidential relationship, stolen or leaked photos and recordings, social media manipulation, blackmailing, threating communications, computer hacking, use of malware and key loggers. It is a violation of privacy and a form of often gendered sexual abuse from objections based on negative perceptions of nudity or displays of sexual conduct.

The current architecture of internet and social media enabling these increased forms of exposure can create a world where people are more vulnerable to harm. These vulnerabilities leads to scalability, replicability and searchability of private information. Although existing privacy-preserving mechanisms have been developed and improved over the years, they are still not helping users in distinguishing a self disclosure behavior that might put them into risk.

Considering the internet’s role as a forum for public discourse, it is clearly undisputed that cyber harassment, such as sextortion, interferes with expression, even as it is perpetrated via expression. Given that it is profoundly damaging to the free speech and privacy rights of the people targeted. Accordingly, sextortion is a growing concern and needs a coordinated multi-stakeholder efforts to bring about greater levels of internet safety.

In this IGF workshop, we aim to disrupt the sextortion dialogue by implementing solutions that stems from interdisciplinary research, analysis of evidence based policy and effective multi-stakeholder good practices in tackling the problem. Seeking to bring together and engage technologists, civil society, public policymakers, government affairs, representatives from internet intermediaries to brainstorm over alternate technological focused projects and legal and policy solutions for countering sextortion which will be addressed during our social engineering demostration and panel discussion.

The following questions will be triggering debate in this workshop:

Technical & Behavioral track:

To what extent social engineering, webcam blackmail or other technical application can be instrumental to sextortion?

What is online self-disclosure and how is related to sextortion?

What make users disclose more online than in offline context?

What can be done to prevent excessive self-disclosure behavior?

What are the challenges and opportunities of using preventative technology to deal with certain forms of harmful content?

What are the challenges and opportunities of using instructional awareness approach in relation to online behavior that may create vulnerabilities?

Legal & Policy track:

What are the reasonable expectations of privacy users have in social media?

Are individuals’ difficulty expressing themselves in the face of online assaults absent from discussions about the Internet’s speech-facilitating role?

What are the challenges and opportunities around the criminalization nonconsensual pornography?

In relation to terms of services what are the expected due diligence standards with regard to privacy, due process and adjudication?

Which online platforms good practices based on content monitoring and take down tools should be boosted to tackle sextortion?

Is there any specific good practice in relation to  the youth?

Panelists:

*Panel moderator & panelist: Catherine Garcia van Hoogstraten, Digital Governance, Information Technology & Cybersecurity advisor, researcher and lecturer at the Hague University of Applied Sciences- Centre of Expertise for Cybersecurity and Women in Cybersecurity (WiCs) 
*Maria Cristina Capelo, Public Policy & Government Relations at Google
*Jamila Venturini, Researcher at Center for Technology & Society at FGV Rio Law School                      
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Arda Gerkens, Senator at the Dutch Parliament and Managing director Expertise Bureau Online Child Abuse 
*Hanane Boujemi , Hivos Senior Manager Internet Governance Programme MENA 
*Nicolás E. Díaz Ferreyra, PhD Fellow at the User-Centred Social Media RTG, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
*Alejandra Cantón Moreno, CISO at Giesecke & Devrient
*Panel rapporteur & panelist: Su Sonia Hering, ISOC IGF Ambassador 2016, Internet Governance Youth Delegate, Editor, Social Media Specialist  

This workshop is organized by  Women in Cyber Security (WiCs), the Netherlands IGF & e-Commerce Platform.

On December 7th from 12:30-13:30 at room #5 join us in the disruptive dialogue on sextortion during the Internet Governance Forum 2016. Register to attend to our workshop here: http://sched.co/8htT

Also participate with your comments via Twitter by using: #IGF2016 #sextortionworkshop @WomenInCyber @NLIGF


Session Organizers
avatar for Catherine G van Hoogstraten

Catherine G van Hoogstraten

Digital Governance, Information Technology Law and Policy & Cybersecurity advisor, consultant, researcher, lecturer, The Hague University of Applied Sciences
Over 14 years experience working in a policy, strategy and research role within academia, government agencies, the private sector and think tanks, collaborating with cross-functional teams. Former policy advisor at the Financial Services User Group(FSUG)- European Commission. Highly involved in the wider innovation ecosystem, knowledge transfer, crowdsourcing public policy and research, innovation hubs, accelerators. Her work focuses on the... Read More →
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Sophie Veraart

Communication manager, NL IGF / ECP
Since 2010 I got involved in the Dutch IGF (NL IGF). We think it is quite important for the national internet debate and international developments to be interwoven. Issues that must be dealt with nationally can be put on the international agenda, whereas it is also important for us to contribute to issues that are of international importance. The Internet Governance Forum offers the opportunity to do so. | Withing the NL IGF, the ministry... Read More →


Wednesday December 7, 2016 12:30 - 13:30
Workshop Room 5 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

12:30

OF44: ACCESS NOW
Access Now is a global human rights organization that defends and extends the digital rights of users at risk around the world. Our Open Forum Session will showcase some of our global operations in internet governance, highlighting our work in the issues of: net neutrality, privacy, digital security, and connectivity, all using a human rights framework by design.

The session will illustrate Access Now's successful work in collaborating with diverse stakeholders around the world, helping develop inclusive practices and mechanisms for many internet governance issues. For example, with our Access Now Grants program, we help provide necessary funding for grassroots IG organizations whose work positively impacts the SDGs. Much of our work is focused on SDG GOAL 9, helping promote inclusive and sustainable connectivity and fostering innovation through net neutrality.

Our included background paper details the specific work and structure of our Open Forum Session.

Name of Speaker(s)

Brett Solomon (Executive Director), Deji Olukotun (Senior Global Advocacy Manager), Peter Micek (Global Policy and Legal Counsel), Estelle Masse (Policy Analyst, Europe), Javier Pallero (Policy Analyst, Latin America), Ephraim Kenyanito (Policy Analyst, Sub-Saharan Africa, and IGF MAG Member), Drew Mitnick (Policy Counsel, USA), Daniel Bedoya Arroyo (Incident Response Manager), Nick Dagostino (Strategic Engagement Manager).

 


Session Organizers
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Nick Dagostino

RightsCon Coordinator, Access Now
Nick (Email: nickd@accessnow.org, PGP Key: 0x4DC5EF9C) coordinates the leading event on the future of the internet, and has a passion for bringing people together to tackle the great issues at the intersection of human rights and technology. Prior to joining Access Now, Nick was with the Munk School's Digital Public Square Project, and worked in digital diplomacy / citizen movement research. Nick also helped organize the 2014 Internet... Read More →


Wednesday December 7, 2016 12:30 - 13:30
Workshop Room 10 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

13:00

[LIGHTNING SESSION] Internet users’ data and their unlawful use
[20-Minute Lightning Session]

With the generalization of the Internet use in all aspects of our life (Studies, work, health, entertainment and even intimate life), there is not enough awareness at the users level about the use of the data we are sharing on the net: who is using them and how they are used?
For the Internet to enable inclusive and sustainable growth, it must be secure, preserving the privacy of all data used, otherwise, it becomes a way for surveillance serving political and/or financial interests, and braking any possible growth for the developing economies 
This session will detail the possible threats of bad use of the user’s data on Internet and address all ways of preventing such an unlawful use, highlighting the awareness of the users that must be strengthen to change their behavior. 
The workshop will also try to enumerate the technical tools, if any that would minimize the vulnerability of the users’ privacy.

Session Organizers

Wednesday December 7, 2016 13:00 - 13:20
Lightning Session Area

13:00

SEEDIG - Internet governance processes in South Eastern Europe: challenges and opportunities
The side-event is intended to gather interested IGF participants for a discussion on the current Internet governance (IG) landscape in South Eastern Europe and the neighbouring area (SEE).

The aim of the discussion is to map existing IG processes across the region, to identify the challenges they face in achieving their goals, and to determine possible modalities for addressing such challenges in a collaborative manner. Opportunities for cooperation among these processes will also be discussed.

Emphasis will be put on how SEEDIG, as a sub-regional IGF initiative, could contribute to strengthening the IG ecosystem in SEE.

There will also be updates and dicussions on SEEDIG on-going and planned activities.

The session is open to anyone interested: SEEDIG community members, other interested individuals from within and beyond the region, SEEDIG supporting organisations, etc.

Session Organizers
ST

Sorina Teleanu

DiploFoundation / SEEDIG


Wednesday December 7, 2016 13:00 - 14:30
Workshop Room 8 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

13:25

[LIGHTNING SESSION] Governance of Cyber Identity
[20-Minute Lightning Session]

Problem statement: How do you prevent digital exclusion through proper governance of identity on the Internet, where countries are going “digital by default” and developing countries are coming online?

This will be a discussion among all of the participants directed by the chair in order to solicit discussion and debate. There are a number of aspects to this we wish to debate including:
• How do you ensure that identity on the Internet is properly governed to address the sometimes conflicting goals of; inclusion, privacy and national security requirements?
• How do you ensure that identity management and access control systems are designed to be all inclusive and not just designed for white males in lab coats?
• How do you ensure identity management systems do not foster exclusion of groups or minorities by ensuring they cover all languages, and support those with physical and mental challenges?
• Should users self-govern their identities on the Internet or should governments or commercial organisations be involved in identity governance? 
• Should any organisation or body have the right to dictate what personal information can be collected, stored and data-mined and what level of assurance is required in online identity?
• How will freedom of expression be affected by introduction of a generalised system of real-name user identity or enforced assured identity
• Whether legislative controls could ever effectively govern identity on the Internet?
• How to protect the naïve from themselves so they do not damage their privacy or become a victim of identity theft?



Session Organizers
avatar for Andy Smith

Andy Smith

Member SCoE, BCS
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is committed to making IT good for society. We use the power of our network to bring about positive, tangible change. We champion the global IT profession and the interests of individuals, engaged in that profession, for the benefit of all.


Wednesday December 7, 2016 13:25 - 13:45
Lightning Session Area

13:30

IGF Newcomers Track: Governments and IGOs at the IGF: What’s the role of these stakeholder groups in the IGF processes and ways for engagement?
Governments and IGOs have an important role within the IGF, and are always seeking to find new, fresh ideas.

Please join us at the Workshop room 4 and meet the colleagues from the United Nations, Council of Europe, European Commission, European Broadcasting Union and Government of Egypt, and ask everything you would like.

Wednesday December 7, 2016 13:30 - 14:15
Workshop Room 4 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

13:50

[LIGHTNING SESSION] South School on Internet Governance SSIG
[20-Minute Lightning Session]

The South School on Internet Governance is a pioneering capacity building project that has trained more than 1500 students on site and has reached out to more than 30.000 participants online.

All the students recieve a fellowship to participate in the SSIG.

SSIG main mission is to increase the relevant participation of Latin American and Caribbean representatives in debates, forums and participation spaces where the Internet Governance is discussed and where Internet policy processes take place.

www.gobernanzainternet.org


The South School on Internet Governance is organized each year in a different country of the Latin American and Caribbean region. Rotation among countries of the region is relevant to involve the local community of the host country and also to allow participants from other countries and faculty members to interact with the community where the School is organized.

The SSIG has been organized with great success in:

· Buenos Aires, Argentina (March 2009)

· Sao Paulo, Brazil (March 2010)

· México DF (April 2011)

· Bogotá, Colombia (March 2012)

· Panamá, (April 2013)

· Trindiad Tobago (April 2014)

· Costa Rica (March 2015)

· Organization of American States - Washington DC (March2016)

Session Organizers
avatar for Olga Cavalli

Olga Cavalli

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Argentina, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Argentina
ISOC Board of Trustees Member | President ISOC Argentina chapter | Former MAG Member - Advisor Committee to the United Nations Secretary General - IGF | GAC Vicechair - ICANN - Argentina Representative | Academic Director SSIG - South School on Internet Governance | Academic Director - Dominios Latinoamerica | Board Member - Argentina National Center of Engineers | President Commission "Women Engineers" Argentina National Center of... Read More →



Wednesday December 7, 2016 13:50 - 14:10
Lightning Session Area

14:15

[LIGHTNING SESSION] Unveiling Surveillance Practices in Latin America
[20-Minute Lightning Session]

Massive data collection, Data mining, profiling and directed advertising are currently the foundation of apps and online platforms. As Snowden proved, this DataEconomy, based on profit from the data and metadata produced by internet users, has strong correlation with surveillance practices from the States and ultimately, lead us into a new paradigm of "surveillance capitalism".

Nevertheless, the wonders of innovation of new technologies have led most of the population to adopt tracking technologies without critical view about what is at stake. At the same time, legal framework for data protection are far behind overcoming challenges posed by new technologies, that goes from jurisdictional conflicts, to proper means of transparency and effective consent. 

In this scenario, civil society organizations are already working on different investigations about government and company surveillance practices, but effective strategies for awareness raising are still emerging. In this sense, it is necessary to translate all the evidence collected and accumulated expertise into compelling narratives that would explain and highlight the wide dimensions of the impact of such practices in our daily lifes, not only on digital rights but also on other fundamental rights, such as right to equality and freedom and consumers rights. 

That exercise requires a higher interaction between privacy advocates, investigative journalists and technologists to produce more effective advocacy for data protection. Based on the experiences of the platform "Unveilling Surveillance Practices in latam", the purpose of this Break-ou-Groups session is to take advantage of the diversity of voices attending IGF to graps other possible approaches and cases to use as sources for narratives.

Wednesday December 7, 2016 14:15 - 14:35
Lightning Session Area

14:40

[LIGHTNING SESSION] Redefining Broadband Affordability for a more Inclusive Inte
[20-Minute Lightning Session]

In order to enable a more inclusive Internet we need to address the problem of affordability which is particularly acute for low-income, rural, and female populations. However, a major challenge to achieving affordable, universal access is that the current definition of affordability does not give us an accurate picture of the true cost of access across the globe. In 2011, the UN Broadband Commission put forward what is now the de facto definition of “affordable Internet”: the price of an entry-level broadband plan should be less than 5% of monthly average national income (i.e., GNI per capita). Analysis from A4AI’s 2015/16 Affordability Report revealed that at this level, broadband prices in many countries appear to be affordable, when, in fact, they are too expensive for a significant portion of the population. In many of the countries that have achieved the 5% target, entry-level broadband (500MB) is still too expensive for at least the bottom 20% of income earners in the country and often remains out of reach for all those except the top group of income earners. 
In addition, research from the Web Foundation shows that those countries that have the highest Internet costs (as a proportion of average income) not only have the lowest numbers of women online, but also the largest gender gaps in Internet use. Thus, we need to rethink how we measure and define affordability as this has direct implications for policies that can ultimately bringing more diverse populations online.

See http://a4ai.org/1for2-affordability-target/

 

Session Organizers
avatar for Yacine Khelladi

Yacine Khelladi

Latin America & the Caribbean Coordinator Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), Web Foundation
Alliance for Affordable Internet, the World Wide Web Foundation
DT

Dhanaraj Thakur

Research Manager, Alliance for Affordable Internet


Wednesday December 7, 2016 14:40 - 15:00
Lightning Session Area

15:00

OF14: ICANN
The ICANN Open Forum aims to update participants on progress ICANN has made in key areas of its work since last year’s IGF in João Pessoa. 

This is one of the most well attended and interactive sessions at IGF meetings, where participants get the opportunity to engage in an open dialogue with ICANN’s leadership and exchange views on various issues. In particular, the session will provide updates and seek feedback on key projects and processes such as the implementation of the IANA Stewardship Transition, the on-going work on Accountability, ICANN’s strategic planning, and ICANN’s global stakeholder engagement efforts. 

The Open Forum is also an opportunity for ICANN to expand beyond its regular community and reach out to new audience to help them become more acquainted with ICANN related work. 

Speakers:

• Steve Crocker, Chairman of the ICANN Board
• Göran Marby, President and CEO
• Other staff / community to be invited 

Moderator:

• Chris Disspain, ICANN Board Director

Session Organizers
avatar for Baher Esmat

Baher Esmat

Vice President, Global Stakeholder Engagement, Middle East, ICANN
Baher Esmat is a leading voice on Internet policy and regulatory issues in the Middle East. In his role as ICANN Regional Vice President, he is part of the advance guard of Internet proponents for a free, open and affordable Internet within the Arab world. | A keen facilitator of collaboration and dialogue between ICANN and the broader Internet community, Baher promotes and supports domain name system operations initiatives and capacity-building... Read More →


Wednesday December 7, 2016 15:00 - 16:00
Workshop Room 9 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

15:00

OF26: INFOTEC MEXICO

Impact of e-commerce in the development of vertical markets

E-commerce adoption is relevant for the development of vertical markets.
This open forum proposed by the AMIPCI the Mexican Internet Association and INFOTEC México will explore the impact of e-commerce in vertical markets sharing comcrete experiences and information about some experiences and aiming to exchange ideas and different perspectives with members of the global community present at the IGF.
Open Forum has also the support of CCAT-LAT, Centro de Capacitación en Alta Tecnología para América Latina y el Caribe, which is an ITU Training Excellency Center 

Name of Speaker(s)

Julio César Vega Gómez Director AMIPCI
Cintya Martínez President AMIPCI
Sergio Carrera DIrector INFOTEC
Dr. Raúl Rendón, Director General de Innovación, Servicios y Comercio Interior

Name of Remote Moderator(s)

Adrián Carballo - CCAT-LAT


Session Organizers
avatar for Olga Cavalli

Olga Cavalli

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Argentina, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Argentina
ISOC Board of Trustees Member | President ISOC Argentina chapter | Former MAG Member - Advisor Committee to the United Nations Secretary General - IGF | GAC Vicechair - ICANN - Argentina Representative | Academic Director SSIG - South School on Internet Governance | Academic Director - Dominios Latinoamerica | Board Member - Argentina National Center of Engineers | President Commission "Women Engineers" Argentina National Center of... Read More →



Wednesday December 7, 2016 15:00 - 16:00
Workshop Room 4 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

15:00

WS238: Community Connectivity: empowering the unconnected.
This round table will discuss existing examples of community networks in order to identify the main challenges that such connectivity model may face with regard to (i) policy and regulation; (ii) self governance and sustainability models; (iii) deployment, software and hardware technology iv) how to strengthen community networks collectively.

The goal of the workshop is to expand knowledge and share lessons learned about the topic and elaborate concrete suggestions for topics and lines of action that may be used to nurture the work of the Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity

The workshop will utilise an interactive-roundtable format aimed at allowing participants to understand the issues at stake thanks to concise presentations by experts. Emphasis of the dialogue will be on the current state of Community Network challenges and reality.

The meeting will be divided in three moments: 1) presentation of concrete problems and challenges, 2) approaches to solutions based on community network experiences, 3) general discussion with the public aimed at jointly crafting key recommendations.

Speakers Include

  • Jane Coffin, ISOC          
  • Mike Jensen, APC
  • Lee Hibbard, Council of Europe  
  • Osama Manzar, Digital Empowerment Foundation
  • Leandro Navarro, guifi.net / Technical University of Catalonia
  • Carlos Rey-Moreno, University of the Western Cape
  • Nicolás Echániz, Altermundi
  • Luca Belli, Center for Technology & Society at FGV




Session Organizers
avatar for Luca Belli

Luca Belli

Researcher, Center for Technology and Society at FGV
Luca Belli, PhD, is Senior Researcher at the Center for Technology and Society (CTS) of Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School, Rio de Janeiro, where he leads the 'Internet Governance @ FGV' project. Luca is also associated researcher at the Centre de Droit Public Comparé of Paris 2 University. Before joining CTS, Luca worked for the Council of Europe Internet Governance Unit; served as a Network Neutrality Expert for the Council... Read More →
avatar for Nicolas Echaniz

Nicolas Echaniz

AlterMundi
Nicolas Echaniz is President of AlterMundi. He has been involved in Community Networks for over a decade. Nicolas co-designed the multi-radio mesh network model that AlterMundi shares with communities willing to build their own communications infrastructure. He co-designed the LibreMesh firmware, the Librenet6 mesh tunel broker and the LibreMap mapping tool. Nicolas is project manager for the ongoing LibreRouter project which has been selected... Read More →


Wednesday December 7, 2016 15:00 - 16:30
Workshop Room 2 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

15:00

BPF-IPV6
Best Practice Forum on IPv6 


Understanding the commercial and economic incentives behind a successful IPv6 deployment


Part I: IPv6 deployment and motivational factors
Sessions leads: MAG coordinators

Part II:  Observations and Challenges - Sectoral & Regional perspectives

Panel leads:  Marco Hogewoning (RIPE NCC), Susan Chalmers (NTIA)
Panelists: Aaron Hughes (ARIN Board, 6connect), Martin Levy (Cloudflare), Lise Fuhr (ETNO/European network operators), Paul Wilson (APNIC), Carlos Martinez (LACNIC), Afifa Hariz (ISET Charguia - remote)

Part III: take aways for policy and decision makers
Session leads:  MAG coordinators
Panelists:  open discussion

Session Organizers : Izumi Okutani, Sumon A. Sabir (MAG Coordinators),  Wim Degezelle (IGF BPF IXP consultant)
Remote moderator:  Michael Oghia

Information and documents:
2016 Best Practice Forum IPv6 webpage:
http://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/bpf-ipv6

BPF IPv6 Best Practice document: current draft (google docs link)
Comments and suggestions on the document can be made via the IGF public review platform

Session Organizers
avatar for Wim Degezelle

Wim Degezelle

Consultant, DUERMOVO
Independent consultant on DNS and Internet Governance related topics. Consultant with the IGF Secretariat for the Best Practices Forums on IXPs and IPv6 .



Wednesday December 7, 2016 15:00 - 16:30
Workshop Room 1 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

15:00

WS152: Working Together: Collaborative Security in local contexts
The choices we make about Internet security will have an impact on our ability to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs). This panel discussion will explore the critical role of collaboration in Internet security and how that approach affects sustainable economic and social growth.

Any practical cybersecurity framework needs to start with an understanding of the fundamental properties of the Internet and an appreciation of the complexity of the cybersecurity landscape. It should be premised on fostering trust and protecting opportunities for economic and social prosperity. Achieving security objectives, while preserving these fundamental properties, rights and values is the real challenge of cybersecurity strategy.

The Internet Society recently published an approach to tackling cybersecurity in the paper "Collaborative Security". This approach starts from the considerations identified above. The objective of this IGF workshop is to continue the development of the Collaborative Security approach and principles as they apply in regional and local contexts.

The session format is a panel that will enable moderated discussion among panellists, and all participants both online and in-person. An outline agenda for the session follows:

1. Introduction, purpose, format and outcomes - 5 minutes
2. Panellist intros - 5 minutes
3. Collaborative Security framework overview - 5 minutes
4. Regional and local perspectives - 20 minutes
5. Moderated discussion between panellists - 15 minutes
6. Open discussion with in-person and online participants (the latter facilitated by the online moderator) - 35 minutes
7. Summary, key findings and continuing the dialogue - 5 minutes

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Carvell, Mark
Esaki, Hiroshi
Ito, Yurie
Kolkman, Olaf
Lefèvre, Flávia
Shorey, Nick


Session Organizers

Wednesday December 7, 2016 15:00 - 16:30
Workshop Room 3 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

15:00

DC on Public Access in Libraries
Public access to the Internet is having a moment.

In the past year, we’ve seen a number of reports and processes suggest that there’s no way to get everyone online without supporting public access to the Internet. The Global Commission on Internet Governance, the Alliance for Affordable Internet and the Global Connect Initiative are all calling out public access as a great tool for increasing connectivity. The IGF’s Policy Options for Connecting the Next Billion (2016) emphasizes the value of public access for getting people online, and last year’s Stanford Deliberative Polling Exercise identified public Internet access in libraries as the top-rated solution to the digital divide.  

Why Libraries? Libraries not only provide connectivity, they also help people overcome the more significant barriers – lack of awareness of the internet’s value, lack of skills, and lack of cultural and social acceptance.  The ITU stated in its annual report last month that access is not enough. Policy-makers must address broader socio-economic inequalities and help people acquire the necessary skills to take full advantage of the internet.  Public libraries - trusted institutions, staffed by skilled information professionals - are uniquely placed to overcome these challenges by providing public access to the internet for individuals who might otherwise not have it, helping people to understand the internet’s value, training people to get online, and building trust and familiarity with online services.

The Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in Libraries is meeting in Guadalajara to talk about how we can harness the momentum around public access. Join speakers from IFLA, EIFL, Gigabit Libraries Network, Google, IEEE and People Centred Internet to talk all things public access.

 

Agenda

  • Welcomes and introductions (Chair: Stuart Hamilton, IFLA)
  • Recap of PAL-DC-related activity since the last IGF:
    • Reports from the regional IGFs
      • Guest reporter: Mandiaye Ndiaye (Cheikh Anta Diop University)
    • Principles of Public Access in Libraries
    • The Human Rights Principles for Connectivity and Development
  • Reflections on the Stanford Deliberative Poll and other library musings
    • Vint Cerf, Google
  • DISCUSSION: The role of public access in the SDGS, the Global Connect Initiative, and other initiatives to bring the next billion online:
    • Don Means (Gigabit Libraries Network)
    • Janet Sawaya (Electronic Information for Libraries)
    • Jane Coffin (ISOC)
    • Karen McCabe (IEEE)
    • Mei Lin Fung (People Centered Internet)
  • Wrap-up and close

Session Organizers

Wednesday December 7, 2016 15:00 - 16:30
Workshop Room 8 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

15:00

WS216: TechWomen: Driving ICT, Innovation & Collaboration in CASA
This purpose of this workshop is to explore collaborative programs that will focus on women and technology and its implications for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth among players in Central and South Asia (CASA). 

Majority of the women in Central and South Asia do not have access to education, technologies, sustainable livelihoods and live below poverty line. Access to internet is considered a luxury, with women and poor comprising the underserved. Issues include: digital literacy, local technologies, local content, poor infrastructure, cost of bandwidth, quality of service and inadequate policies. 

The Internet and information, communication, and knowledge technologies have provided innovative ways to address the challenges faced by women in these countries but most of these innovations are not shared widely. This workshop will bring entrepreneurs, women executives, and technology thought leaders from across Central and South Asia to discuss: (1) What is going on with policy and practice regarding women and technology in central and south Asia; (2) Share research reports on gender, technologies, technical knowledge and what the workshop participants have done for women and technology in the region; (3) Foster collaboration among target countries by creating a network of women in technology; (4) Explore capacity building ideas, including online learning that could be done on a collaborative basis in the region; (5) Explore what technologies could facilitate collaboration among women, for example a platform for networking, an online repository of resources.

AGENDA

The workshop agenda/ format will include: 

1) Overview of the Session (6 minutes): The moderator will introduce the session objectives, topics, agenda, and the speakers. (Moderator: Maria Beebe)

Session Objective: To explore collaborative programs that will focus on women and technology and its implications for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth among players in Central and South Asia (CASA).

Overview of Internet Governance (IG) Topics:

  • Decision Making Processes and Fora  - the most important decision-making processes and flora whose outcomes affect the way in which the Internet works and develops in the country 
  • Issues - the most important issues with which Internet Governance is concerned 
  • Stakeholders - the most important stakeholders (men, women) who participate in the discussion of those issues and who are affected by the decisions


2) Country Presentations (30 minutes): The country presentations will summarize Status of IG in their country and Implications for Women: 

  • Overview of Internet Governance (IG) by country: Framework 
  • Decision Making Processes and Fora  - the most important decision-making processes and flora whose outcomes affect the way in which the Internet works and develops in the country Issues - the most important issues with which Internet Governance is concerned Stakeholders - the most important stakeholders (men, women) who participate in the discussion of those issues and who are affected by the decisions
  • Overview of Gender, Policy and Practice: (1) What is going on with policy and practice regarding women and technology in their respective countries; Share research reports on gender, technologies, technical knowledge; and, (2) What is the workshop participant's organization doing for women and technology in the region. 
  • Suggestions & Action Required: What is needed to build capacities of TechWomen, create enabling environment for TechWomen, and foster collaboration to share knowledge, experiences etc. 

The presenters will be as follows: 

  • Afghanistan (Omar Ansari and Shabana Mansoory) - 6 min
  • Tajikistan (Zuhra Halimova) - 6 min 
  • Kyrgyzstan (Lira Samykbaeva and Tattu Mambetalieva) - 6 min 
  • India (Subi Chaturvedi) - 6 min 
  • Pakistan (Sahar Habib and Naumana Suleman) - 6 min

3) Breakout into Small Groups (15 mins)

The participants will break out into three discussion groups (DGs), including Remote Groups, to discuss challenges and responses to regional collaboration Among Women. Each group should have a moderator, rapporteur, and a representative to make a report back to the main group. 

Each small discussion group will take one of the following topic outlined in the description above: 

  • DG# 1: Foster collaboration among target countries by creating a network of women in technology;
  • DG# 2: Explore capacity building ideas, including online learning that could be done on a collaborative basis in the region;
  • DG# 3: Explore what technologies could facilitate collaboration among women, for example a platform for networking, an online repository of resources.

4) Report Back: Suggestions for Next Steps and Action Plan (15 minutes)

The groups will report back to the main group in the following order:

  • DG# 1: 5min
  • DG# 2: 5min
  • DG# 3: 5min

5) Action Planning (30 minutes)

After the main group hears the small group reports, following resource persons will speak about how they and their organizations can contribute to create an action plan and execute it in CASA:

  • Marilyn Cade - IGFSA, Global Connect, DNS Women- 2min 
  • Sylvia Cadena - APNIC- 2min
  • Joseph Gattuso - Department of Commerce - 2min
  • Sheen Handoo - Facebook India
  • Karen McCabe - IEEE
  • Carolyn Nguyen - Microsoft - 2min
  • Lorrayne Porciuncula - OECD- 2min

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Abdurahmanova, Mavzuna - Open Society Initiative (Tajikistan)
Ansari, Omar Mansoor - Technation Afghanistan (Afghanistan)
Habib, Sahar - Islamabad Civic Innovation LabCode for Pakistan (Pakistan)
Halimova, Zuhra - Open Society Initiative (Tajikistan)
Mambetalieva, Tattu - Civic Internet Policy Initiative (Kyrgyzstan)
Mansoory, Shabana -Technation Afghanistan (Afghanistan)
Samykbaeva, Lira - Soros Fooundation (Kyrgyzstan)
Suleman, Naumana - Bytes for All (Pakistan) 


Session Organizers
avatar for Maria Beebe, Ph.D.

Maria Beebe, Ph.D.

President, Global Networks
Dr. Maria Beebe has a Master of Arts in Anthropology and Ph.D. in Education from Stanford University.  Her research interests include critical discourse analysis, women’s leadership and information and communication technologies (ICT) for development and for teaching and learning.  Dr. Beebe has over twenty-five years experience in global development in higher education, telecommunications, and sustainable development.  She has recently... Read More →


Wednesday December 7, 2016 15:00 - 16:30
Workshop Room 5 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

15:00

WS159: Encryption and safety of journalists in digital age

UNESCO Workshop, Internet Governance Forum: December 2016, Mexico

 Workshop Title: Encryption and Safety of Journalists in the Digital Age

 15:00 – 16:30, Wednesday, 7 December 2016, Workshop Room 6

 Topic Summary

 Over the last decades, encryption has proven uniquely suitable to be used in the digital environments. It has been widely deployed by a variety of actors to ensure protection of information and communication for commercial, personal and public interests. From a human rights perspective, there is a growing recognition that the availability and deployment of encryption by relevant actors is a necessary ingredient for realizing a free and open internet. Encryption supports free expression, anonymity, access to information, private communication and privacy. As a result, limitations on encryption need to be carefully scrutinized.

As recommended by UN Special Rapporteurs on Freedom of Expression and Privacy in their several reports, encryption remains a key issue to explore further as an important measure to protect freedom of expression, privacy and other human rights online.

Digital harassment is an increasingly frequent occurrence that has forced journalists to abandon stories or even the profession. This type of intimidation is especially acute for women journalists, who often face graphic rape and death threats that include personal details when they publish work online in multiple ways including social media.

Encryption plays a crucial role in protecting online safety for all users including journalists and media actors. UNESCO aims to carry forward the human rights discussion on encryption by launching its new edition of the Organization’s Internet Freedom Series publication: Human Rights Aspects of Encryption. The journalistic dimension will be highlighted to address the safety of journalists online and explore the existing mechanism and legislation to protect journalists from digital harassments.

It will be an interactive discussion built on a brief introduction of the research at the beginning and short remarks from panellists. Majority of the time will be dedicated to the Q and A with the audience and remote participants.

Resources and links:

 Link to UNESCO Internet Study “Keystones to foster inclusive Knowledge Societies”: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/internetstudy/

 UNESCO Series on Internet Freedom:

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/resources/publications-and-communication-materials/publications/publications-by-series/unesco-series-on-internet-freedom/

 Link to UNESCO Concept note on Internet Universality:

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/crosscutting-priorities/unesco-internet-study/internet-universality/

 Link to ConnectingtheDots Outcome documents of UNESCO: http://www.unesco.org/new/fileadmin/MULTIMEDIA/HQ/CI/CI/pdf/outcome_document.pdf

 In-Person Moderator: Guy Berger, UNESCO

 Remote Moderator: Guilherme Canela De Souza Godoi, UNESCO

 Rapporteur: Xianhong Hu, UNESCO

 Speakers

 Mr. Frank La Rue, Assistant Director-General of  UNESCO

Mr. Wolfgang Schulz, Hans-Bredow-Institut fur Medienforschung

Mr. Amos Toh, Legal assistant to UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom Of Expression

Ms. Courtney Radsch, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)

Mr. Marc Rotenberg, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)

Ms. Amalia Toledo, Karisma Foundation and FLIP

Mr. Sebastián Bellagamba, Internet Society (ISOC)

Mr. Janis Karklins, Vice President of Human Rights Council





Agenda

 Preparation  meeting with panelists, 15 mins before the session

5’ Opening remarks from the Chair Mr Guy Berger, UNESCO Director for Freedom of Expression and Media Development 

5’ Introduction by Mr. Frank La Rue, Assistant Director General for Communication and Information, UNESCO.

10’ Presentation by Mr. Wolfgang Schulz, Hans-Bredow-Institut fur Medienforschung

Remarks by panelists

5’ Mr. Amos Toh, Legal assistant to UN Special Rapporteur on FOE

5’ Ms. Courtney Radsch, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)

5’ Mr. Marc Rotenberg,  Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)

5’ Ms. Amalia Toledo, Karisma Foundation and FLIP

5’ Mr. Sebastián Bellagamba, Internet Society (ISOC)

5’ Mr. Janis Karklins, Vice President of Human Rights Council

Open floor to other stakeholders at present

40’

Q&A



Session Organizers

Wednesday December 7, 2016 15:00 - 16:30
Workshop Room 6 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

15:00

WS21: Open Source: A Key Enabler on the Path to the Next Billion
Connecting the Next Billion is a key milestone for the Internet Community. Primary factors being addressed towards this objective include infrastructure, capacity building, policy coherence, access devices (such as mobile phones) and technology. Of secondary enabling factors, an important one is Open Source, both in technology (Free/Open Source Software, FOSS), as well as in terms of approach.

FOSS provides many advantages, including:

- Low-cost, robust, cost-effective, customizable, public software
- Liberal licensing
- No-cost community support
- Enables building of group/community applications
- Enables privacy, anonymity and confidentiality
- Provides the software 'community' model, combining developers, maintainers and users

There lurks numerous risks when a large number of first-generation Internet neo-literates--ordinary users, children, girls/women, differntly-abled, and the aged, civil society activists--join the network, including cyberstalking, surveillance, loss of confidential information, lack of anonymity, cyberbullying, malware, spam, scams, identity theft and more.

FOSS provides numerous technolgy tools & social models that helps building resilience in commmunities to become empowered users. These include general applications such as browsers, messengers, media players and office suites, to specialized software such as ToR, Freenet or I2P. 

The BoF session will focus on ways in which communities can deploy FOSS and build capacity within the community to meet the challenges arising out of joining the Internet. The speakers are drawn from IGF participants from previous meetings. There exists a distinct group of IGF participants--judging by previous workshops on similar topics--who are interested in FOSS, who will constitute the audience.

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Astbrink, Gunela
Crépin-Leblond, Olivier M.J.
Datta, Bishakha
Jayakumar, Arjun
McKnight, Glenn
Teelucksingh, Dev Anand

Moderators: Judi Okite, Satish Babu

 


Session Organizers
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Satish Babu

Chair, APRALO/ICANN
Volunteer with ICANN At-Large, Internet Society, and IEEE. Founder-Chair, ISOC-TRV, India. Early Internet user and advocate. Profile available at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satish_Babu


Wednesday December 7, 2016 15:00 - 16:30
Workshop Room 7 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

15:00

WS204: Competition in the Digital Age: Between Status-quo & Unknown
Online firms, such as Uber, Safaricom and Alibaba ,are providing new opportunities for businesses, workers and consumers while, at the same time, creating the risk of bringing up new divides, such as between large and small firms, offline and online workers, etc. 

To enable inclusive and sustainable growth in the digital economy, policymakers need to develop new forms of regulations that address the following issues: 

(i) Create a level the playing field between incumbents and new entrants
(ii) Remove regulatory uncertainty in sectors where both online and offline firms deliver the same services; and 
(iii) Prevent the rise of digital monopolies. 

A group of world-renowned experts—from public policy, the technology sector, academia and the development community—will debate the future of competition policy in the digital age. Panelists will share their views on how the race between technology and regulation is likely to play out in the future. The panel will discuss how policymakers can meet these challenges and sketch the main traits of new regulation models in the digital economy.

Speakers confirmed:

Vincenzo Spiezia, OECD
Eli Noam, Columbia Business School
Megan Richards, DG Connect
Sonia Jorge, Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI)
Joseph Alhadeff, Oracle


Session Organizers
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Lorrayne Porciuncula

Internet Economist / Policy Analyst, OECD
Lorrayne Porciuncula is an Economist/ Policy Analyst at the Digital Economy and Policy Division (CDEP) of the Directorate Science, Technology and Innovation in the OECD. Lorrayne works on the OECD-IDB Broadband Policy Toolkit for Latin America and the Caribbean that aims to situate policy recommendations to the specific regional and local contexts. Previous to her current position, Lorrayne has worked as an economic analyst in the International... Read More →
avatar for Vincenzo Spiezia

Vincenzo Spiezia

Senior Economist, OECD


Wednesday December 7, 2016 15:00 - 16:30
Workshop Room 10 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

15:00

National and Regional IGFs (NRIs)

Currently, there are than 79 national, regional, sub-regional and Youth IGFs (NRIs). They have emerged spontaneously, and are of an organic nature. The NRIs are independent in their work and share the same work principles as the global IGF, by being multistakeholder in their organization, bottom-up, open, inclusive and non-commercial.

This session will aim at making the IGF initiatives more visible and at illustrating the substantive differences that exist across countries and regions about the Internet governance related issues.

Session structure

The session will have two main parts:

The first one will illustrate the different perspectives and approaches on the similar, substantive, Internet governance (IG) broader issues. The topics for discussion are:

  • Access and Enhancing Opportunity for the Un-Connected and Under-Connected
  • Secure, Resilient and Trusted Internet from the NRIs Perspectives

Second segment will discuss the main challenges the NRIs are facing in their work, under the following frameworks:

  • Reliable and sustainable funding sources for the NRIs events
  • Challenges in how to create more awareness about Internet Governance and why  stakeholders  should be actively engaging

The session will allow many opportunities for the audience to engage with the representatives of the NRIs, and will aim to develop a discussion dialogue with everyone present in the room and online.


Wednesday December 7, 2016 15:00 - 18:00
Main Session Room PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

15:05

[LIGHTNING SESSION] Holding algorithms accountable to protect fundamental rights
[20-Minute Lightning Session]

An increasing share of our social interactions is mediated by algorithmic decision making processes (ADM). ADM and data-driven models serve to automate how news and information is produced and distributed and therefore shape the public discourse. They are used for risk assessments before deciding who can be set free at every stage of the criminal justice system, from assigning bond amounts to even more fundamental decisions about defendants’ freedom. In medical centers they are used as decision supporting tools in the diagnostics. The credit scores of individuals’ are assessed with algorithms.

It is uncontested that AMD holds enormous promise and may contribute to the creation of less subjective, fairer processes and reduce the risk of careless mistakes. At the same time it carries enormous dangers of delegating discrimination to subtle automated processes that are too hermetic to be noticed. If users’ trust is betrayed or cannot be established in these systems, this will be a major obstacle in enabling inclusive and sustainable growth.

We need to discuss different questions relating to these technologies:
What kind of scrutiny does ADM have to be submitted to?
Do we need to look for intelligibility, transparency, accountability?
Can we expect any kind of control in light of self-learning systems?
If not, what needs to be the result - a ban on ADM in cases when fundamental rights are affected?
Would such a ban be enforceable?
And last but not least: Who is responsible for the outcomes of ADM - the designers of the systems, the coders, the entities implementing them, the users?

Session Organizers
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Matthias Spielkamp

Founder, AlgorithmWatch
Matthias works as a journalist, activist and entrepreneur in Berlin. He is one of the founders of AlgorithmWatch. Before, he co-founded the online magazine iRights.info – about legal issues in the digital world, which in 2006 received the Grimme Online Award, Germany’s most prestigious award for online journalism. He now serves as its publisher. Matthias also founded the IGF Academy, where he works with stakeholders form the Global South... Read More →


Wednesday December 7, 2016 15:05 - 15:25
Lightning Session Area

16:00

OF36: ITU-WSIS

WSIS Action Lines supporting the implementation of the SDGs - WSIS Forum: Information and Knowledge Societies for SDGs

This session will provide a platform for multistakeholder discussion and interaction on the WSIS Action Lines supporting the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. While providing a platform for discussing the implementation of WSIS Action Lines, this Open Forum will also offer stakeholders the opportunity to share and showcase real case studies from the ground while highlighting the WSIS Prize winners. 

The vital role of ICTs as a catalyst for development is specifically recognized in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. ICTs are identified as targets in the SDG goals for education, gender equality, infrastructure, and in the implementation goal as a cross cutting tool to be utilized for the achievement of all SDGs. The effective implementation of the WSIS Action Lines can help accelerate the achievement of the SDGs. To that end, the WSIS-SDGs Matrix, developed by the UN Action Line Facilitators, clearly shows the linkage between each Action Line and the 17 SDGs and provides rationale for each. 

WSIS Forum 2017 is scheduled to be held from the 12-16 of June in Geneva, Switzerland. The overall theme of the Forum is Information and Knowledge Societies for SDGs. The outcomes of this open session will feed in to the WSIS Forum 2017 Open Consultation Process.

Welcome remarks will be delivered by Ms Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Chief of Strategic Planning and Membership Department, ITU, setting the tone of the session, while the panelists will be invited to share their views on the WSIS implementation process, followed by the open discussion.

During this session the new Regional WSIS Stocktaking Report: ICT Projects and WSIS Action Lines Related Activities in Americas Region (2014-2016) will be launched.

Welcome remarks:

Ms. Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Chief of Strategic Planning and Membership Department, ITU

Panelists:

H.E. Mr. Janis Karklins, 
Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Latvia to the UN in Geneva, Former President of the WSIS Prep. Committee for the Tunis Phase of WSIS 
Mr. Cedric Wachholz, Programme Specialist, Communication and Information Sector (CI), UNESCO
Ms. Cécile Barayre, Economic Affairs Officer, ICT Analysis Section, Division on Technology and Logistics, UNCTAD
Mr. Alejandro Patiño, ICT specialist, Division of production, productivity and management, ECLAC
Ms. Karen McCabe, Senior Director, Technology Policy and International Affairs, IEEE 
Ms. Constance Bommelaer, Senior Director, Global Internet Policy, ISOC 

WSIS Prizes 2016 Awardees
from the Americas Region: 
Ms. Carla Valverde Barahona, Director a.i. of Evolution and Telecommunications Market, Ministry of Science, Technology and Telecommunications, Costa Rica
Mr. Víctor Manuel Martínez Vanegas, Director of International Policy, General Coordination of International Affairs, Federal Telecommunications Institute, Mexico
Ms. Christina Cardenas, General Coordinator of @prende.mx, Ministry of Public Education, Mexico
Dr. Margaret Bernard, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science, Deputy Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology, The University of the West Indies, Trinidad

Moderator:

Mr. Vladimir Stankovic, ICT Policy Analyst, World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), ITU


Session Organizers
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Vladimir Stankovic

Policy Analyst, WSIS, International Telecommunication Union
If you want to partner with us to strengthen the WSIS Forum as a key platform for discussing the role of ICTs as a means of implementation of the SDGs and targets, and to share best practices and win the prestigious WSIS Prize in 2017, I am interested to meeting you at IGF. Participate at the Open Forum session 36 on Wednesday, 7 December at 16:00. | | My interest is to promote your work in the ICT field advancing SDGs: | most of the... Read More →



Wednesday December 7, 2016 16:00 - 17:00
Workshop Room 4 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

16:30

WS64: A Post IANA Transition ICANN
This Workshop will provide an overview (primarily for a non-ICANN audience) of the significant process that ICANN has recently facilitated concerning the IANA Stewardship transition and the agreement to new Accountability measures. 

It will look at the unique and important multi-stakeholder process used in the Working Groups that formed the IANA transition proposal and the Accountability proposals and will report on the second stream of work on Accountability that is being taken forward by the Cross Community Working Group (CCWG). 

The session will stimulate debate and discussion on the importance of this work in the overall context of Internet Governance and the lessons the process may have for other complex policy issues. 

While the IANA Transition and associated Accountability measures do not directly link to inclusive or sustainable growth; the stability and openness of the Internet - which the transition helps ensure - does, and thus is significant.

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Badii, Farzaneh
CAVALLI, OLGA
Cavalli, Olga
Nguyen, M-H Carolyn 
Okutani, Izumi
Olufuye, Jimson
Sanchez, Leon 
Shears, Matthew
Tropina, Tatiana


Session Organizers
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Nigel Hickson

VP; IGO Engagement, ICANN
ICANN or cricket


Wednesday December 7, 2016 16:30 - 18:00
Workshop Room 2 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

16:30

DC on Connecting the Unconnected

The demographic of people yet to be connected to the Internet poses a complex challenge to policy makers, businesses and researchers alike: as of July 2015, only 3.1 billion of 7.3 billion people were connected to the Internet. Rates of Internet adoption in most parts of the developing world are of concern, where over two thirds of the population is yet to reap the benefits of connectivity.

Against this backdrop, new strategies for connecting the next billion have been initiated in various parts of the world by businesses, civil society organizations and governments. The Dynamic Coalition on Innovative Approaches to Connecting the Unconnected seeks to collect and disseminate information about innovative technological and business practices that have proven effective in improving broadband adoption, as well as explore various supply and demand side drivers of adoption in unconnected communities.

After a short presentation of the newly created Dynamic Coalition and a description of the work that has already been done under the initiative by the speakers in the first twenty minutes, Professor Christopher Yoo will moderate a highly interactive discussion with the panelists and the audience, with a view to identify what are the most important supply and demand-side issues in the short term. Everyone present at the meeting as well as remotely will be given an opportunity to contribute to the discussion, and all comments and suggestions will be taken into account in order to elaborate the roadmap for the Dynamic Coalition. 

Confirmed speakers:

  1. Christopher S. Yoo, University of Pennsylvania (Civil Society)

  2. Michael Kende, ISOC (Technical Community)

  3. Helani Galpaya, LIRNEAsia (Civil Society)

  4. Rajan S. Mathews, COAI (Business)

  5. Anriette Esterhueysen, APC (Civil Society)

  6. Alex Wong, WEF (Business)

  7. Karen McCabe, IEEE (Technical Community)


Session Organizers
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Sharada Srinivasan

Research Fellow, University of Pennsylvania
Research Fellow at the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition. I work on a global research project called 1 World Connected: we document innovative approaches to connecting the unconnected.
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Christopher Yoo

University of Pennsylvania


Wednesday December 7, 2016 16:30 - 18:00
Workshop Room 3 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

16:30

WS158: Human rights advocacy: strategies for the digital age
A strategic approach to advocacy work is crucial for all human rights defenders that aim to influence public policy. 

The current Internet Governance ecosystem is not only complex, it presents a mixed picture with regard to participation and interests. There is a growing number of civil society actors advocating for human rights in the digital age. But there are also increasingly geopolitically motivated state actors and well-resourced international corporations who shape a more politicised and securitised Internet Governance system. Additionally, resources for effective engagement for advocacy work are limited and some spaces are not open to multistakeholder engagement - making strategic approaches even more crucial.

To effectively engage in these spaces, human rights defenders need to be aware of the ecosystem they operate in, the actors involved and the barriers they face - and develop strategies to overcome these. 

The workshop aims to strengthen strategic advocacy for human rights online in relevant internet governance debates. It aims to offer an opportunity for human rights defenders of all stakeholder groups to share lessons learned about their advocacy work, map barriers they are facing and jointly develop strategic approaches to overcome these. Advancing strategic engagement strategic engagement skills is likely to also benefit new voices of human rights defenders with limited resources to participate meaningfully.

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Cunningham, Laura
Ojo, Edetaen
Varon Ferraz, Joana 
Vermeer, Lisa


Session Organizers
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Donja Ghobadi

Global Partners Digital
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Matthew Shears

Global Internet Policy & Human Rights, CDT
Mr. Matthew Shears is Director for Global Internet Policy and Human Rights activities at the Center for Democracy and Technology’s (CDT). He has extensive experience in Internet and telecommunications policy and governance in the non-profit, public and private sectors. He was Internet Society’s Public Policy Director, organization during the Tunis phase of the WSIS, at ITU Telecom World and at the Internet Governance Forum. From... Read More →


Wednesday December 7, 2016 16:30 - 18:00
Workshop Room 7 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

16:30

WS163: A New Social Compact for Internet Governance
A prerequisite for attaining inclusive and sustainable growth through the power of the Internet is the trust all stakeholders have in the stability, security and availability of the network. The Global Commission on Internet Governance has undertaken an extensive program of research and through its deliberations believes that the necessary level of trust and confidence can only be achieved through a normative process. All stakeholders must collaborate to arrive at a broadly agreed social compact ensuring that the Internet continues on track to become more accessible, inclusive, secure and trustworthy. This social compact will require a very high level of agreement among governments, private corporations, civil society, the technical community and individuals. Governments can provide leadership, but cannot alone define the content of the social compact. Achieving agreement and acceptance will require the engagement of all stakeholders in the Internet ecosystem. The social compact must offer a framework where each actor understands that they have the responsibility to act not only in their own interest, but also in the interest of the Internet ecosystem as a whole. 

This workshop will bring together members of the Global Commission and researchers who contributed to their work, to describe their reasoning and their conclusions, and to engage in an active debate and problem solving session with participants on the topic of the essential elements of a social compact, mechanisms to achieve agreement, and the best ways to build on that agreement to make Internet governance more inclusive and supportive of sustainable growth around the world.

Read the Global Commission's statement: Toward a Social Compact for Digital Privacy and Security
Read the Global Commission's final report and find more of its research: One Internet

Speakers:

Moderator: Laura DeNardis, American University - Director, Global Commission on Internet Governance

Ambassador Latha Reddy, Commissioner, Global Commission on Internet Governance
Ambassador Eileen Donahoe, Commissioner, Global Commission on Internet Governance
Emily Taylor, Research Advisory Network, Global Commission on Internet Governance
Pablo Hinojosa, Strategic Engagement Director, APNIC
Sally Wentworth, VP of Global Policy Development, Internet Society


Session Organizers

Wednesday December 7, 2016 16:30 - 18:00
Workshop Room 5 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

16:30

WS35: Harnessing IoT to realize the SDGs: What’s required?
The purpose of this workshop is to highlight how the Internet of things (IoT) is playing a key role in supporting local and global initiatives aimed at catalyzing inclusive and sustainable growth and offer a list of policy options on how the global community can harness IoT to realize the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

This workshop will be directly related to the overarching IGF theme Enabling Inclusive and Sustainable Growth as it will evaluate the technical and policy conditions needed to generate innovation and expand access and use of IoT technology for sustainable development. The workshop will answer the question: How can we harness IoT to realize the SDGs?

Through an interactive, multistakeholder dialogue, discussion will be guided by the following questions: 
1.)How is emerging technology such as IoT driving sustainable growth and what impact could this technology have of the UN 2030 development agenda? 
2.) How can we support the back end analytics and systems of IoT including big data and cloud computing and why is this important?
3.) What policy approaches are needed to address the challenges and opportunities IoT will bring to reaching the SDG targets? 

Perspectives from developing countries, governments, technical community, private sector and civil society will be shared and participants will collectively contribute their ideas and present examples from their own stakeholder group/country perspectives. Specific questions which the moderator can pose to speakers will be prepared in advance to aid discussion and debate only if necessary as all participants will be encourage to contribute.

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Casasbuenas, Julian
Chung, Jennifer 
Francesca De Guzman, Noelle
Pedraza-Barrios , Ricardo
Rowney, Paul 
Ruff, Jackie


Session Organizers
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Timea Suto

Project Coordinator, ICC BASIS
Timea coordinates activities and input for ICC’s Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS). In this role she helps bring together experts that make up the global membership of the advocacy initiative. BASIS acts as the voice of business and facilitates business participation and input into multistakeholder and intergovernmental activities on Internet governance and ICT for development.
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Sophie Tomlinson

Assistant Policy Manager, ICC BASIS
Sophie Tomlinson is the Assistant Policy Manager for the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Commission on the Digital Economy and Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS) initiative. In that capacity, she manages ICC's policy development from the global business perspective on issues from Internet and telecoms, to privacy and data protection as well as cybersecurity and digital trade. In this role she ensures coherence... Read More →


Wednesday December 7, 2016 16:30 - 18:00
Workshop Room 9 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

17:00

OF21: DIPLO
The GIP is an initiative of the Swiss authorities operated by Diplo. It runs GIP Digital Watch, which encompasses briefings, newsletters, and an observatory. As part of the initiative, GIP hubs have started operating worldwide, as platforms to discuss local and global aspects of IG.

The session provides an update on the initiative, as well as showcases the experience of local hubs and how they contribute to creating synergies among different layers of governance and to strengthening collaboration among stakeholders from the developed and developing world.

The initiative of translating the Geneva Digital Watch Newsletter in different languages fosters multilingual and multicultural IG discussions and contributes to the achievement of SDGs.

The session is relevant to the theme of this IGF, as the local hubs strengthen inclusivity and create interplay between digital policy discussions in Geneva and in other places worldwide and contribute to overcome policy silos.

Name of Speaker(s)

Tereza Horejsova, Thomas Schneider, Luca Belli, Shita Laksmi, Hanane Boujemi, Concettina Cassa, Constance Bommelaer


Session Organizers
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Tereza Horejsova

Director Project Development, DiploFoundation / Geneva Internet Platform


Wednesday December 7, 2016 17:00 - 18:00
Workshop Room 10 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

17:00

OF23: CHINA
Cultural diversity is a defining characteristic of humanity, which is a common heritage of mankind and creates a rich and varied world. It should be cherished and preserved for the benefit of all people. As a crucial vehicle for spreading excellent cultures, the Internet largely expands human civilization.
The rapid development of information and communication technologies offers unprecedented conditions for enhanced interaction among cultures. However, cultural diversity is challenged on the Internet by homogenization of mainstream cultures and fewer voices of ethnic minorities.
This Forum intends to invite speakers, including officials from Chinese cyberspace authorities, representatives from developing countries, Internet businesses, culture and media companies, and experts, scholars from think tanks. It aims at providing a platform for sharing experience in protecting, inheriting and spreading excellent cultures in digital forms.

Name of Speaker(s)

Delegate from Tencent


Session Organizers

Wednesday December 7, 2016 17:00 - 18:00
Workshop Room 8 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

17:00

OF3: AFRICAN UNION
The African IGF main theme is: Inclusive development and the Digital transformation of Africa, which is in line with the 2016 IGF main theme. The African IGF will build upon the African Union Agenda 2063 towards creating a more inclusive continent, which is in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. The African IGF 2016 will discuss the SDGs and other elements addressed by IGF 2016 process such as connecting the next billion, cybersecurity, inclusion and empowerment of women and youth, use of ICT as essential cross-cutting tool to advance implementation of Agenda 2063 and the SDGs.

Name of Speaker(s)

Ms. Towela Nyrenda, Mr. Olusegun Olugbile, Mr. Mactar Seck, Ms Cecilia Mamelodi, Ms. Emilar Vushe, Mr. Cisse Kane.


Session Organizers

Wednesday December 7, 2016 17:00 - 18:00
Workshop Room 4 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

17:00

OF46: OAS
The Cybersecurity Program of the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE) has been building the cybersecurity capabilities of the members of the Organization of American States (OAS), to prevent and respond to cyber incidents for over a decade, and has built a reputation of trust and competence among member states for the execution of relevant and effective capacity building initiatives both nationally and regionally. The Program’s efforts are geared toward three specific objectives:

1. Increasing access to knowledge and information on cyber threats and risks;
2. Enhancing the technical and policy capacity of governments and critical infrastructure operators to detect cyber threats, respond to cyber incidents, and combat both;
3. Promoting more robust, effective and timely information-sharing, cooperation and coordination among cybersecurity stakeholders at the national, regional and international level.

The CICTE Cybersecurity Program endeavors to help member states strengthen incident response capacities and improve policy frameworks, knowledge regarding cybersecurity issue, and international and regional cooperation, with the aim of helping member state l networks and critical infrastructure achieve security and resilience. 

This open forum will focus on presenting the work of the OAS Cyber Security Program and Its accomplishments 2015-2016 and resources developed that are publicly available.

Name of Speaker(s)

Belisario Contreras, Program Manager, Cyber Security Program OAS-CICTE


Session Organizers
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Belisario Contreras

Manager, Cybersecurity Program, Organization of American States (OAS)


Wednesday December 7, 2016 17:00 - 18:00
Workshop Room 1 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico
 
Thursday, December 8
 

08:00

ICC-BASIS Business Briefing (for Business Delegates)
Session Organizers
avatar for Timea Suto

Timea Suto

Project Coordinator, ICC BASIS
Timea coordinates activities and input for ICC’s Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS). In this role she helps bring together experts that make up the global membership of the advocacy initiative. BASIS acts as the voice of business and facilitates business participation and input into multistakeholder and intergovernmental activities on Internet governance and ICT for development.


Thursday December 8, 2016 08:00 - 08:50
Workshop Room 2 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

WS111: Empowering and Educating the Next Billions of Internet Users
Bringing the next billions online is a goal shared by all. But if this growth is to be inclusive and sustainable, we need to empower new users to protect themselves from the growing problems of malware and cyber fraud. 

For experienced users, familiarity with these problems helps keep them safe. But for those just coming online, dealing with these threats is something that is foreign to them.

Our session aims to allow the audience themselves to be the problem solvers. Instead of listening to someone at the dais spout statistics, participants will help problem solve in the following three areas: 
1. Malware
2. Cyber fraud
3. Enabling trust

After a brief set of opening remarks and explanation of the format, a topic leader for each group will spend no more than 5 minutes framing the specific discussion boundaries and will cite 1-3 specific events or reports on each to initiate the discussion and help focus it. 

The group will reassemble where all participants will engage in discussing brain stormed ideas on what wisdom and approaches can be used to help new internet adopters. The report on the session will catalog the outcomes for the IGF record.

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Nigam, Hemu
Palumbo, Dan


Session Organizers
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Shane Tews

IEF Board, American Enterprise Institute
Internet Governance, Cyber security, Privacy, Data Protection, IANA, ICANN, Domain Name Policy, Cloud computing


Thursday December 8, 2016 09:00 - 10:00
Workshop Room 4 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

OF33: ITU-UNESCO

HOW CAN UNIVERSAL CONNECTIVITY BE USED AS CATALYST FOR ACHIEVING THE SDGs?

The development community is united in the belief that connecting the unconnected, and enabling the universal deployment and uses of broadband services and applications, are vital for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Providing affordable and inclusive Internet access is both a major challenge - and top priority - for many governments, industry leaders, for Internet users and international organizations. Key considerations include on one hand: overcoming network infrastructure challenges; reviewing financing models; creating an enabling policy and regulatory environment; ensuring effective demand for connectivity and services; and monitoring the impact of connectivity on social and economic growth and environmental sustainability. On the other hand, a decade of research shows that the ‘digital dividends’ (World development report 2016) remain unharnessed, if challenges relating to women and men’ skills, the content in local language and policies are not addressed with a holistic approach to broadband deployment.

The UN Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development, established by ITU and UNESCO, has been working diligently to showcase and document the power of ICT and broadband-based technologies for sustainable development, and giving guidance to key stakeholders on addressing the various challenges involved.  Closer multistakeholder collaboration has also been identified as a key factor for ICTs to achieve its potential as a significant enabler, but for this to happen, the Commission has called for greater investment and more effective partnerships across different sectors, a stronger collaboration between existing initiatives and for investing also substantially in the enabling environment.

This Open Forum, convened by ITU and UNESCO, will bring together a number of key global stakeholders involved in connectivity initiatives to identify challenges and opportunities in their implementation, as well as identify synergies and areas for greater collaboration.


Moderator: Ms. Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Chief, Strategic Planning and Membership, ITU

Opening remarks:  Mr. Frank La Rue, Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information, UNESCO

Panelists:

  • Mr. Indrajit Banerjee, Director, Knowledge Societies Division, UNESCO
  • Mr. Manu Bhardwaj, Senior Advisor on Technology and Internet Policy, Global Connect Initiative (GCI), US Department of State
  • Mr. Alex Wong, Head, Global Challenge Partnerships, WEF
  • Mr. Paul Mitchell, Senior Director, Tech Policy, Microsoft
  • Mr. Jose Ayala, Head of Government and Industry relations for Latin America, Ericsson

Session Organizers
avatar for Despoina Sareidaki

Despoina Sareidaki

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
ICT Policy Analyst specializing in the area of Cybersecurity and Internet Policy


Thursday December 8, 2016 09:00 - 10:00
Workshop Room 8 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

OF37: OBSERVATORIES-CGI BRAZIL
Internet observatories and maps have proliferated in recent years. They range in form and focus. However, they all share a common goal: provide and share timely and accurate information and knowledge for different stakeholders on - a fundamental pillar of “Inclusive and Sustainable Growth”. At the IGF 2015, 15 project leaders started a conversation on challenges and opportunities for cooperation vis-à-vis capacity-building and education as well as policy-making within the IG ecosystem at large. Interoperability and multilingualism were identified as priority goals. The open forum at the IGF 2016 aims at furthering that dialogue with the IGF community, with a focus on the assessment of the “information seeking environment" available today and on how to better serve information seeking needs of different users. Through break-out groups, the session will seek to understand the journey and needs inherent to using and sharing information on Internet Governance from a community perspective.

Name of Speaker(s)

Carolin Weisser (Cybersecurity Capacity Portal), Cristina Monti (GIPO), Tereza Horejsova (DiploFoundation / GIP Digital Watch),Diego R. Canabarro (The Brazilian Internet Observatory), Arne Hintz (Mapping Global Media Policy), Stefaan G. Verhulst (GovLab NYU)


Session Organizers
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Diego Rafael Canabarro

Expert Advisor, CGI.br
Rapaz latino-americano s/ $ no bolso. BraSil. #netgov, int. politics , etc. CGI.br Advisory Team. PGP Key ID: 007A14F5


Thursday December 8, 2016 09:00 - 10:00
Workshop Room 2 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

WS42: How can Privacy help us harness ‘Big Data for Social Good’?
Mobile phone data can be used to help solve some of the most pressing public policy needs of our times – from managing traffic in congested and polluted urban environments, to understanding and preventing the spread of diseases. Analysis of mobile data can offer important insights to governments and institutions when making policy decisions, whether it’s about maximising citizen welfare or allocating critical resources in the aftermath of natural disasters. Such insights can not only save people’s lives but also enable inclusive and sustainable growth through the creation of jobs (e.g in data analytics) and lead to economic growth. Public and private organisations, researchers and citizen groups are currently experimenting, innovating and adapting to our increasingly connected world where more and more data are created, faster and more detailed than ever before.

Our proposed ‘Birds of a Feather’ session is aimed at bringing together individuals with a shared interest in the field of Big Data analytics with a view to:
(a) sharing their experiences and real life examples of how aggregated data (including mobile data) are used to benefit citizens and consumers in ‘social good’ contexts (tracking diseases, disaster response, targeting humanitarian aid etc.); 
(b) expressing views on how the various stakeholders in a Big Data value chain can best address privacy challenges where personal data are involved, while maintaining the sustainability of Big Data innovation
This session will be held based on a ‘Birds of a Feather’ format, so, while a few invited speakers will make some remarks we would expect attendees to participate by sharing their thoughts/comments on this topic. Proposed themes/pillars are: Transparency, Algorithms, Anonymity, Impact on Individuals.

Speakers confirmed:

Miguel Calderon Lelo de Larrea (Telefonica)
Reveyrand-de Menthon, Michel (Orange)
Alexandrine de Corbion (Privacy International)
Fernando Sosa (INAI - Mexican Data Protection Authority) 
Romanoff, Mila (UN Global Pulse)
Wojtan, Boris (GSMA) 


Session Organizers
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Yiannis Theodorou

Director of Policy & Regulatory Affairs, GSMA


Thursday December 8, 2016 09:00 - 10:30
Workshop Room 1 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

BPF-Cybersecurity

2016 IGF Best Practice Forum (BPF) Cybersecurity: ‘Building Confidence and Security in the use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) through Enhanced Cooperation and Collaboration’

Substantive Session

IGF Day 3: Thursday, 8 December 2016, 9:00 - 10:30am - WS Room #9

Title and Date/Length of the Session:

2016 IGF Best Practice Forum (BPF) Cybersecurity: ‘Building Confidence and Security in the use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) through Enhanced Cooperation and Collaboration’

IGF Day 3: Thursday, 8 December 2016, 09:00 - 10:30am (90 Minutes)

Brief Description/Objective:

The ongoing work and draft output of the 2016 IGF Best Practice Forum on Cybersecurity emerged based on the general consensus from the community that the BPF might most benefit from addressing cooperation and collaboration between stakeholder groups as a topic.There was agreement that the community would benefit from having a multistakeholder discussion, including each of the major IGF stakeholder groups, on how to engage and communicate with each other on cybersecurity issues and that this work was uniquely fit for an IGF BPF. There was also agreement that the BPF for 2016 should not be seen in isolation, but should rather be seen in a long-term perspective and that capacity building would be an integral component for the work.

This session will present the draft output paper and provide the broader community with an overview of the work that the BPF has carried out over the past 6 months since the BPF was formally initiated in May of 2016. The session will also invite all contributors to the BPF to present and discuss their views on the subject matter and to comment on the contributions of others as reflected in the output. Finally, the discussion will aim to find a way forward for the work of the BPF cybersecurity.
During the meeting, we'll cover the work done so far and comments provided in the review platform.

Next, we'll have about one hour of discussion on the topic. Each of the speakers will have a few minutes to make a short opening statement. After that, we'll roughly try to cover the following areas, and any others raised by attendees or speakers:
  • Definition: We identified that Cybersecurity has different meaning to different stakeholder groups. Do you believe we need a universal definition, perhaps some type of document that covers areas, roles and responsibilities? Or is the lack of formal and agreed-upon definition an opportunity for ongoing conversation and improving each other's understanding of the space?

  • Situational awareness: One of the areas which was touched in the initial definition of work for the BPF was that of "situational awareness", a "knowing and influencing of risks and applied mitigations". 

    One interesting example raised in the contributions was that of Nigeria, where Whatsapp was used to rapidly disseminate cybersecurity related news across a community of influencers. How do we see this working at an international level? Should each community share amongst themselves, or is there room for a multi-stakeholder body that aids in generating this level of awareness? Would it help address some of the communications issues we've identified around what it is that "cybersecurity" really means?

  • Inclusive spaces of engagement: Several contributors referred to a study by the Freedom Online Coalition, which showed that most cybersecurity policy making spaces are not open to civil society. What are some concrete steps these bodies could take to become more inclusive to other stakeholder groups? Do you believe there are reasons why these spaces are more closed, and what could we expect if they were more open?

  • Unnecessary contradiction: several contributors raised that there is a perceived gap between privacy and cyber security, while other indicators show that there is mutual reinforcement. This leads to the hotly contested debate spaces around encryption and anonymity. What is our way out?

  • Tech vs Diplomacy: Quite often there appears to be a lack of engagement between the technical community and policy makers. At times it can even be dismissive of each other's contribution -- to engineers, code is often law. To policy makers, law helps define what the code should do or look like. A key outcome of the BPF is that stakeholders must understand, respect and trust each other's expertise and competences. When the issues are that basic and black and white, what can be done to meet these goals?

  • Outcomes and next steps: As an outcome this year, we have a set of 10 guiding statements, which may be augmented after this meeting. Should this BPF take a proactive role in defining and implementing solutions for these problems in the future, or can we come up with a concrete set of actions for each stakeholder community, or perhaps even an owner to tackle some of these hard issues?

Agenda:

- Introduce the BPF/Overview of the work and introduce draft output (15 minutes)
- Presentation of BPF work/output (15 mins)
- Interactive discussion with panelists, discussants and other contributors to the work of the BPF on the draft output and way forward for the BPF (1 hour)

 Chair(s) and/or Moderator(s) and Speakers/Discussants:

  • Markus Kummer, Coordinator for 2016 IGF BPF Cybersecurity (Chair)

  • Segun Olugbile, Co-Coordinator for 2016 IGF BPF Cybersecurity

  • Maarten Van Horenbeeck, Fastly, FIRST (Moderator)

Panel:

  • Richard Leaning, RIPE NCC (Speaker)
  • Isabel Skierka, Digital Society Institute (DSI) (Speaker)
  • Kerry-Ann Barrett and Barbara Marchiori, Organization of American States (OAS) (Speakers)

  • Grace Githaiga, KICTANet (Speaker)
  • Matthew Shears, Freedom Online Coalition (FOC) (Speaker)
  • Hiroshi Esaki, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo (Speaker)


Session Organizers

Thursday December 8, 2016 09:00 - 10:30
Workshop Room 9 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

WS47: Content delivery alternatives: intertwining of IXPs and CDNs
Bandwidth management has been an evolving concern for the Internet community around the globe. The rapid introduction of new Internet applications and services, the fast growth of Internet-connected devices and more recently the changes in the nature of the demand for multimedia content in terms of the peak-to average data rate - which has, according to some studies, increased from a factor of 2.9 to 6.5 -, created new challenges for the rational management of the networks. 
Video streaming has been one of the main drivers of the fast increasing bandwidth demand. Nowadays, several policy initiatives aim at stimulating and supporting inter-locations transport services done by IXPs' participants, allowing the traffic to stay in the location. One of those initiatives has became widely accepted among the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) community. The main idea of this initiative is to enhance the Content Delivery Network (CDN) chain, implementing CDN servers within the large and medium ISPs' infrastructure which are closer to the end users. This could leverage Internet providers operation multiplying their capacity to provide Internet access with high quality standards.
The workshop objective is to explore advantages and disadvantages of implementing autonomous systems connected to existing Internet Exchange Points to provide an alternative content source for medium and small ISPs, in regions with lower economic capacity, which are less attractive to large ISPs.

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Coffin, Jane
Faulhaber, Henrique
Goslings, Bastiaan
Kashiwakura, Milton
Parajo, Eduardo


Session Organizers

Thursday December 8, 2016 09:00 - 10:30
Workshop Room 3 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

WS60: Trans-Pacific Partnership: Good or bad for the Internet?
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a trade agreement between the U.S. and 11 other Pacific Rim countries. Its 30 chapters include commitments that touch on various aspects of Internet governance, such as Electronic Commerce, Telecommunications, Cross-border Trade in Services, Copyright and Trademark protection. EFF and other civil society organizations have sharply criticized TPP because of some of its intellectual property protection aspects. Others have claimed that TPP would ban data localization, free up trade in information services, and have a number of other beneficial effects. This panel will feature a discussion among advocates and opponents of TPP ratification, including stakeholders from civil society, business and government. The group will discuss what kinds of things should be in a trade agreement, and what kinds of issues should not be. In an attempt to move beyond polarization, the results of the workshop will contribute to new model text for future Internet-related trade processes, such as the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) or the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). This session will not deal with the transparency of trade agreements, but focus on the substance of the agreements and how they would affect trade or Internet governance. Another session will focus on process and transparency of negotiating trade agreements.

Agenda
0-5 minutes: Chinmayi Arun: Introduction to the topic and roundtable participants

5 - 25 minutes: The copyright and trademark aspects of the TPP

In this section the moderator will elicit opening statements from three sides of the issue: 1) Malcolm, who thinks the intellectual property aspects of the TPP are detrimental to Internet freedom; 2) Mueller, who doesn't like the IP provisions but doesn't think they change much and aren't sufficiently bad to make the parties better off without the deal; and 3) Dorantes, who favors the IP provisions. The other roundtable participants and the attendees will discuss and debate these positions.

25 - 45 minutes: The e-commerce and trade in services aspects of TPP

In this section the moderator will elicit opening statements from 1) Burcu, who opposes the agreement, 2) Barayre-El Shami, who will discuss the pros and cons for developing countries, and 3) Aaronson, who favors the agreement. Both will describe the e-commerce and trade in services provisions of the TPP and explain why they favor or oppose them. The other roundtable participants and the attendees will discuss and debate these positions.

45 - 65 minutes: 3) What should be included and not included in trade agreements?

The moderator will call the group's attention to the fact that the subject matter of trade agreements keeps expanding beyond tariffs and nondiscriminatory treatment of foreign products and services to include broader concerns. This part will feature 1) Bramble, 2) Malcolm and 3) Aaronson and discuss the appropriateness of including things like IPR protection and other non-tariff trade concerns in trade agreements. Time permitting, the other roundtable participants and the attendees will discuss and debate these positions.

65 - 90 minutes:

In this part of the roundtable it will open up to comments and questions from the audience and the discussion will be focused on the future of trade agreements in information and communication services generally.

Speakers:

Arun, Chinmayi 
Barayrer-El Shami, Cecile
Kilic, Burcu 
Malcolm, Jeremy
Mueller, Milton
Aaronson, Susan
Juan Antonio Dorantes
Bamble, Nick


Session Organizers
avatar for Farzaneh Badiei

Farzaneh Badiei

Associate Researcher, Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society
Farzaneh Badiei is an associate researcher at Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society. She is finalizing her PhD at the Institute of Law and Economics, Hamburg University, Germany. Farzaneh’s research focuses on the institutional design of online private justice systems in commercial contexts. She is also interested in studying online intermediaries such as social networks and payment intermediaries and their justice systems, using a... Read More →
avatar for Milton Mueller

Milton Mueller

Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
(TBC) Milton Mueller is Professor at the School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. Mueller received the Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School in 1989. His research focuses on rights, institutions and global governance in communication and information industries. He is the author of two seminal books on Internet governance, Ruling the Root and Networks and States. Mueller was one of the founders of... Read More →


Thursday December 8, 2016 09:00 - 10:30
Workshop Room 10 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

WS164: Sex & Freedom of Expression Online
In this workshop, we aim to discuss the right to freedom of speech for LGBT and sexual rights activists, looking at case studies of violations from around the world. The discussants, together with the audience, will unpack why and how these violations take place, as well as discuss the strategies and policy recommendations to ensure that freedom of sexual expression is protected online.

Debates around dissenting voices and their right to freedom of expression - particularly on the internet - primarily revolve around political and religious dissent. This is despite the fact that, alongside politics and religion, sexual content is the most pervasively censored, regulated, and persecuted speech online. Therefore, this workshop build on the success of the 2015 session “LGBT Rights and the Internet” to further explore with multiple stakeholders the questions of which sexual content is tagged as “harmful,” who makes these decisions, and how the internet community can ensure the right to sexual expression and access to information, while maintaining a safe and secure internet for all users, particularly women, young people, and LGBTs.

In light of the IGF 2016 theme “Enabling Inclusive and Sustainable Growth,” it is important to highlight strategies and measures to include activists and bloggers doing progressive sexual rights work online in the discussion of internet governance.

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Datta, Bishakha


Session Organizers
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Nadine Moawad

APC
Looking at the intersections of gender & sexuality with internet governance. Sup.
JM

Janine Moolman

Women's Rights Project Coordinator, APC


Thursday December 8, 2016 09:00 - 10:30
Workshop Room 6 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

WS34: Digital economy and the future of work
Ageing population, globalization 2.0 and digital revolution are completely reshaping the world of work. In particular, growing computer power, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and collaborative platforms are profoundly changing the characteristics of work: what is needed, by whom, where and how it should be carried out. Following the success of the workshop at IGF 2015 “Digital economy, jobs and multistakeholder practices” there is a need to continue to deepen the analysis of the future of work in the digital economy.

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together representatives from diverse stakeholder groups to explore the future of work in the digital economy. This topic matches the overarching theme of IGF “‘Enabling Inclusive and Sustainable Growth” as it will address how the digital economy is driving shaping and challenging workforces and types of jobs which are key to inclusive growth. The workshop will answer the following question: “How can we reap the benefits and address challenges of the digital economy for the future of work?”

The workshop will discuss some very important challenges including: the financial and regulatory risks in starting up new businesses or creating new infrastructures; appropriate and available skills development practices and infrastructures necessary for creating, consuming, and maintaining new services; existence of network externalities and barriers to trade; institutional linkages to higher education, research and business. Through an interactive discussion participants will consider how multistakeholder efforts can identify and address skill deficiencies to better prepare work forces for the changes produced by the digital economy. 

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Cerf, Vint
Galpaya , Helani
Nalwoga, Lillian
Spiezia, Vincenzo


Session Organizers
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Timea Suto

Project Coordinator, ICC BASIS
Timea coordinates activities and input for ICC’s Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS). In this role she helps bring together experts that make up the global membership of the advocacy initiative. BASIS acts as the voice of business and facilitates business participation and input into multistakeholder and intergovernmental activities on Internet governance and ICT for development.
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Sophie Tomlinson

Assistant Policy Manager, ICC BASIS
Sophie Tomlinson is the Assistant Policy Manager for the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Commission on the Digital Economy and Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS) initiative. In that capacity, she manages ICC's policy development from the global business perspective on issues from Internet and telecoms, to privacy and data protection as well as cybersecurity and digital trade. In this role she ensures coherence... Read More →


Thursday December 8, 2016 09:00 - 10:30
Workshop Room 7 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

10:00

Human Rights: Broadening the Conversation
 

Overview

The IGF has been a critical platform to facilitate dialogue on human rights and their inter-linkages with internet policy and governance. It has played an important role in facilitating debates and policy development on internet and human rights issues in other policy processes such as the Human Rights Council.

While civil and political rights such as freedom of expression and the right to privacy remain high on the agenda, equal attention needs to be paid to the policy and governance implications of economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs). ESCRs define the way we live, give us the rights to learn, to communicate, to earn a living. They give us a quality of life to make that life worth living. The need to open a dialogue on ESCRs and the internet is especially underscored through the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2015.

This main session aims to foreground a conversation on the interdependence, inalienability and indivisibility of rights. It will engage a discussion on the interconnection between civil and political rights, and economic, social and cultural rights. Through this, to facilitate a broader and deeper dialogue on Internet governance and policy to encompass the full range of human rights.

Format

The session will be divided into 3 sections, sections 1 & 2 will be about 45 minutes, and the remaining time for the 3rd section.

The first section will delve into the area of civil and political rights, as both a stocktaking exercise as well as identifying emerging key issues.

The second section will examine economic, social and cultural rights, the extent of which it has been taken up in internet governance policy discussions, and the urgency of examining this, in particular through the lens of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The third section will look at the interconnections between civil and political rights, and economic, social and cultural rights, and the importance of making these connections to forefront the indivisibility of human rights as a framework.

In the first two section, discussants will be invited to provide a key insight into the questions raised by the moderators, and the floor will be open for on-site and remote participants to raise further questions or comment on the inputs. We encourage you to participate actively and please come forward to take the mic for brief 1-2 minute interventions on the points raised.

The final section will be a moderated conversation that will invite discussants to examine the interlinkages, as well as provide some responses to the questions/comments raised by participants.

The session will close with one sentence brief input by each discussant on ways forward, as well as a substantive synthesis by Frank La Rue, UNESCO (former Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression)

Discussants

1. Civil and political rights

  • Ana Neves, Director, Department for Information Society, Science & Technology Foundation I.P., Ministry of Science, Technology & HE, Portugal (Government)

  • Hernán E. Vales, Human Rights Officer, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (Intergovernmental) 
  • Anita Gurumurthy, IT for Change, India (civil society)

  • Rebecca McKinnon, Ranking Digital Rights, global (civil society)

  • Luis Fernando García, R3D, Mexico (civil society)

  • Paz Peña O., Gender, human rights and internet policy advocate (civil society)

  • Will Hudson, Google (private sector)
  • Facebook (private sector) - TBC

2. Economic Social and Cultural Rights

  • Juan Fernández, Senior Advisor in the Ministry of Informatics and Communications, Cuba (Government)

  • Representative from the Mexican delegration (Government) – TBC

  • Patrick Penninckx, Head of Information Society Department, Council of Europe (Intergovernmental)

  • Sally Wentworth, ISOC (technical)
  • Sally Burch, Asociación Latinoamericana de Información (ALAI), JustNet Coalition, Ecuador (civil society)

  • Nanjira Sambuli, Digital Equality Advocacy Manager, World Wide Web Foundation (civil society)

  • Stuart Hamilton, IFLA (civil society)

  • Burcu Kilic, Public Citizen, USA (civil society)

  • Carolyn Nguyen, Microsoft (private sector)

3. Interconnection

Discussants:

  • David Souter, ictDA (academic, private sector), substantive input.

  • All discussants will be invited to participate in this conversation. To encourage dialogue, inputs are reminded to be brief.

  • The floor will be opened for remote and on-site inputs into this conversation, limited to 1-2 minutes each.

Closing remarks

  • Frank La Rue, UNESCO (intergovernmental) will provide a brief closing synthesis on the discussions

  • All discussants will be invited to provide a one sentence input on what the IG community should be doing to affirm the indivisibility, inalienabiity and interdependence of the broad range of human rights from their stakeholder group perspective.

 

Moderators:

  • Anja Kovacs, Internet Democracy Project, India

  • Paulina Gutiérrez, Article 19, Mexico

 

 

Session organisers:

Jac sm Kee, APC (Malaysia)

Ginger Paque, DiploFoundation (USA)

Wanawit Ahkuputra, Electronic Transactions Development Agency (Thailand)

 


Session Organizers
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Jac sm Kee

Women's Rights Programme Manager, APC (Association for Progressive Communications)


Thursday December 8, 2016 10:00 - 13:00
Main Session Room PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

10:15

WS243: Accountability in Internet related policies
This session addresses the issue of "How do we ensure accountability in developing Internet related policies and to have them adopted and maintained in an effective manner?"

Over the recent years, discussions on accountability have mainly focused on the IANA transition and ICANN. Accountability, however, is a much bigger issue that goes deep in the heart of good and effective Internet governance. 

Placing accountability at the very heart of the post-WSIS agenda in Internet governance will be critical to make sure the commitments are met and honored in practice. Accountability helps create an environment of trust and effectiveness in policies, ranging from those for Critical Internet resources to public policies by governments. It brings a diverse set of stakeholders together to develop policies with fact based expert inputs and considerations from multiple angles. If we were to enable inclusive and sustainable growth for the Internet, and to develop and adopt policies to achieve this, improving accountability in the context of Internet governance is a critical component.

One of the reasons why the Internet is such a great technology is the existence and exercise of accountability mechanisms by the technical community. For years now, different parts of the technical community have formed accountability mechanisms that have allowed the creation of sound policies that have ensured an open and inclusive Internet, which has accommodated growth and innovation.Experience from setting up and following these models could provide guidance when similar process are set to develop other Internet related policies.

Moderator:
Scholte, Jan

Speakers:
Carvell, Mark
Githaiga, Grace
Kinoshita, Tsuyoshi
Sanchez, Leon 
Yamout, Salam


Session Organizers
SY

Shin Yamasaki

Japan Network Information Center


Thursday December 8, 2016 10:15 - 11:45
Workshop Room 3 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

10:15

WS98: Markets, communities & public policies for access and HR
This roundtable session addresses the promotion of Internet access policies by innovating on regulatory frameworks that address both the access problem and the human rights dimension. The combination of market strategies, public policies and the intervention of community-driven efforts in many least developed countries and regions is a way forward to the challenges that surfaced at the roundtable organized last year about the how could Internet rights and access goals become reconciled. The way forward proposed then in the roundtable were in line with the recommendations from the Final Compilation document for “Connecting the Next Billion”, which stresses the need for an enabling environment, where “future connectivity efforts need to ensure that those coming online have access to the entire global and open Internet. Access should be universal, equitable, secure, affordable, and high-quality on the basis of human rights…”. (2015:31). The roundtable seeks to address the specific strategies that combine a public interest approach and the expertise deriving from the market sector and community initiatives.
Key questions for the debate: Which best practices in developed or developing countries provide good examples for striking these balances? How is government intervention envisaged in the development of policies and infrastructure for the next billion users? How adequate have Universal Service Funds been and what role should be foreseen for them? What’s the evidence of the impact of zero-rated programs on access and on human rights such as access to information and free expression? Are there successful community experiences that could be replicated in other contexts? How can empirical research further help advance the discussion beyond the statement of principles?

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Bellagamba, Sebastián, ISOC 
Perry Siena, APNIC
Casasbuenas, Julian, COLNODO APC
Estrada, Miguel Ignacio, Min. Modernización, Argentina
Galpaya , Helani, LIRNE ASIA
López, Fernando, ASIET
Gillwald, Alison, Research ICT Africa


Session Organizers
avatar for Carolina Aguerre

Carolina Aguerre

CETYS, UdeSA
I'm a researcher at the Center for Technology and Society (CETYS) and Professor at the Universidad de San Andres in Buenos Aires. I was a MAG member from 2012 to 2014 and have been involved in Internet governance issues since the preparations for WSIS in 2004. I have held policy related positions in the past as G. M at LACTLD. I hold a PhD in Social Sciences from the University of Buenos Aires.


Thursday December 8, 2016 10:15 - 11:45
Workshop Room 2 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

10:15

WS6: Can Law enforcement catch bad actors online anymore ?
Can Law enforcement catch bad actors online anymore ?

Workshop co-organizer(s):

  • Robert Guerra, Technical Community, SSAC Member, ICANN
  • Jeff Bedser, Private Sector, iThreat Cyber Group

Description of the  workshop

The exhaustion of the IPv4 address supply has been predicted since the end of the 1980s. However, the large scale adoption of mobile devices and their associated IPv4 addressing needs accelerated the exhaustion timetable, and placed increased pressure on network operators to conserve IPv4 address.

This pressure has resulted in a marked increase in the use of technologies, such as Network Address Translation (NAT), that allow pools of addresses to be shared across multiple endpoints. These mechanisms enable the reuse of the limited pool of available IPv4 addresses, resulting in the number of connected endpoints vastly outnumbering the number of addresses in use in the public internet.

This has three important implications for Internet technology developers, and those who depend on certain behaviors of the technology.

Application designers need to consider the fact that an IP address does not necessarily identify an endpoint.

Law enforcement and forensic functions need to consider that an IP address alone may not be sufficient to correlate Internet activity observations with an endpoint; and even an IP address associated timestamp generally may not suffice.

Data retention mechanisms and policies that record or reference an IP address need to refactor their actions and requirements to consider that in increasingly large parts of the Internet, an IP address is merely a temporary identifier. Potentially large volumes of ancillary data are required to match an IP address to an endpoint.

Description of the plan to facilitate discussion amongst speakers, audience members and remote participants

The workshop will be organized as a facilitated dialogue. Led by the moderator, subject experts will debate and discuss the key questions and issues. Subject experts will give opening comments, after which the moderator will turn to those attending the session and invited experts in the audience to engage in facilitated dialogue.

In addition to the background documents and papers that will be prepared ahead of the IGF, additional articles of interest, commissioned blogs, reference materials and social media conversations will be published and distributed ahead of the workshop.

Workshop panelists/session experts

The experts listed below have accepted the invitation to participate in the session. They are drawn from the Law Enforcement, Government, Academia, Civil Society, The Technical Community and Private sector stakeholder groups. A facilitated dialogue will be organized so that these experts can bring their knowledge and perspective to discuss and debate the challenges brought by IPv4 exhaustion and the challenges and opportunities presented by IPv6 adoption.


(1) Jeffrey R. Bedser is the founder and CEO of iThreat Cyber Group www.ithreat.com. Mr. Bedser has led ICG on its journey from an internet investigative firm to a technology driven threat Intelligence Company. ICG was formed in 1997 as Internet Crimes Group. Mr. Bedser has been a facilitator, panelist and speaker for organizations such as POLCYB, ASIS International, Infragard, HTCIA, The Conference Board, ICANN and the FBI Training Academy at Quantico. Mr. Bedser has received media coverage on multiple occasions discussing topics surrounding cyber-crime and cyber security.

For the session, Jeff will help present an overview of the current challenges being faced by cyber investigators as IPv4 addresses are exhausted and the transition to a wider deployment of IPv6 takes place.

(2) Ben Butler has been with Go Daddy since 2001. In 2002, He formed the Go Daddy Abuse Department, and served as Director of Network Abuse for over 10 years. In this role, Ben helped create and enforce company and public policies dealing with every form of potential abuse that happens online, including spam, phishing, identity theft, copyright infringements, cyberbullying, child exploitation issues, and rogue internet pharmacies. He recently took on a new role as Director of the Digital Crimes Unit. Ben comes from a strong technical background including several years as a network and email administrator, and has experience in customer service, business management, and marketing.

Ben will bring a registrar perspective to the conversation and dialogue.

(3) John Curran is considered an Internet and telecommunications industry expert. Curran was one of the founding members and is the current President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), a Regional Internet Registry (RIR). He is also a Principal Associate at Isotropic, LLC., a cybersecurity and telecommunications service provider. Curran actively participates in the activities of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and has served as co-chairman of the Operations and Network Management Area and member of IPng (IPv6) Directorate.

For the session, John will bring the North American Regional Internet Registry perspective to the conversation.

(4) Laura DeNardis is an American author and a globally recognized scholar of Internet governance and technical infrastructure. She is a tenured Professor and Associate Dean in the School of Communication at American University. She is a Senior Fellow of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and serves as the Director of Research for the Global Commission on Internet Governance. With a background in Information engineering and a doctorate in Science and Technology Studies (STS), her research studies the social and political implications of Internet technical architecture and governance.

Laura is an appointed member of the U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy (ACICIP). She has more than two decades of experience as an expert consultant in Internet Governance to Fortune 500 companies, foundations, and government agencies.

For the session, Laura will bring an academic and research perspective to the conversation.

(5) Athina Fragkouli is the Legal Counsel at the RIPE Network Coordination Centre (NCC), where she is responsible for all legal aspects of the organisation. She defines the RIPE NCC legal framework, provides advice, and gives legal support for all RIPE NCC activities. Athina works with a variety of Internet stakeholders such as network operators, governments, and Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA). She also represents the RIPE NCC in a variety of fora such as technical meetings and EU-organised events.

Athina - Will bring a European Regional Internet Registry perspective to the panel. As well she will bring a rights based, european and privacy perspective to the conversation.

(6) Merike Kaeo is a recognized global expert in information security and author of “Designing Network Security.” Prior to joining Farsight Security, Merike served as Chief Information Security Officer for Internet Identity (IID), where she was responsible for maintaining IID’s vision and ensuring the company’s sensitive information and technologies are protected. Prior to joining IID, Merike founded Double Shot Security, which provided strategic and operational guidance to secure Fortune 100 companies. She led the first security initiative for Cisco in the mid-1990s. Merike is on ICANN’s Security and Stability Advisory Council (SSAC) and the FCC’s Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council (CSRIC). She earned a MSEE from George Washington University and a BSEE from Rutgers University.

(7) Iranga Kahangama is a Policy Advisor for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Currently, Iranga serves in the Executive Staff Unit of the Science and Technology Branch at FBI Headquarters in Washington, DC. Since 2015, Mr. Kahangama has been working on Internet Governance efforts with the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and Regional Internet Registries, i.e., ARIN, RIPE NCC, the Internet Engineering Task Force and other Internet Governance organizations, to foster Internet policies and practices that ensure effective international law enforcement investigations. Prior to joining the FBI, Iranga completed his Master degree in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Iranga will bring a US and international law enforcement perspective to the conversation and dialogue.


(8) Dick Leaning has over 28 years’ experience in Law Enforcement, leading teams of investigators in the Metropolitan Police Service (London), UK National Crime Squad (NCS) and the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) and from 2009 within SOCA’s Cyber Crime Department. Dick has been the UK representative at the G8 High-Tech Crime subgroup of senior experts and Interpol’s European High-Tech Crime Working Group with responsibility for enhancing the abilities of law enforcement. Based in The Hague since September 2011, Dick joined the United Kingdom Liaison Bureau (UKLB) desk as a Europol Cyber Liaison officer, and has recently taken on the role of Seconded National Expert attached to…


Session Organizers
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Julie Hedlund

Policy Director & SSAC Support, ICANN
Julie Hedlund is responsible for supporting the work of the Security and StabilityAdvisory Committee (SSAC), including coordinating meetings and the development and tracking of reports. In addition, she provides support for the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) and ICANN Policy Department activities, including supporting community working groups and assisting in the development of draft... Read More →


Thursday December 8, 2016 10:15 - 11:45
Workshop Room 4 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

10:15

DC on Child Online Safety
THE INTERNET OF THINGS AND THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD 
  
The session will address the linkages between the Internet of Things (IoT) and the rights of the children. The Internet of Things is defined as “a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction.” (1) Millions of users all over the world, from all age ranges are provided with the opportunity to be connected to the Internet through objects. This happens not only via cars, watches and fridges but it also concerns the toy industry in a major way (2) as well as the manufacturers of others goods that may be widely used by children. Additionally, there are devices like cameras embodied in other objects used by children  of all ages or in close proximity to them. 
  
This evolution entails societal and economic challenges, and triggers questions around privacy and data collection among others. “…With multifunctional devices, going online does not need to be a conscious decision….”. (3)  There is an obvious need to look at the implications of this, specifically with regards to children as recipients/users of these connected objects or as  recipients/ users who will  or may habitually be in close proximity to connected devices. 
  
This triggers numerous unanswered questions regarding possible tensions between companies’ ability  and desire to collect data from the devices and children’s rights, such as their right to privacy or to be protected from abuse and exploitation. Might those rights be compromised? How can we or should we deal with this as a society? How should our legal systems tackle these issues? Could manufacturers build-in security features to prevent their devices from being misused to violate the rights of the children? Do they have a legal or ethical obligation to do it? 
  
Those will be some of the questions which will be explored by the speakers.   

(1) Accessed 20 June 2016,  <http://internetofthingsagenda.techtarget.com/definition/Internet-of-Things-IoT
(2)Accessed 20 June 2016, <http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=7430049
(3) Jutta Croll, White Paper for the ICT Coalition for Children Online, published,  Jan. 11th, 2016. Accessed 20 June 2016.<http://www.ictcoalition.eu/gallery/100/REPORT_WEB.pdf>  

Speakers confirmed:
  • Mr. John Carr - Expert Adviser to the European NGO Alliance for Child Safety Online. Writes and consults about internet safety and security.
  • Mr. Maarten Botterman - Chair of the Dynamic Coalition on Internet of Things 
  • Ms. Sonia Livingstone - Full Professor in the Department of Media and Communications at London School of Economics 
  • Ms. Jutta Croll - Managing Director, German Centre for Child Protection on the Internet 
  • Ms. Arda Gerkens - Member of the Dutch Senate and Director of the Dutch “Meldpunt kinderporno” (hotline for child pornography)
  • Moderator: Ms. Marie-laure Lemineur, ECPAT International 


Session Organizers
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Marie Laure Lemineur

Head of Global Programme Combating Sexual Exploitation of Children Online, ECPAT International


Thursday December 8, 2016 10:15 - 11:45
Workshop Room 8 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

10:45

OF16: EGYPT
The aim of this forum is to highlight the importance of encouraging the development of multi-stakeholder collaboration at the national, regional and international levels to discuss the diffusion of (ICTs) which are considered as cross-cutting enablers of development and are therefore critical to the achievement of the sustainable development goals (SDGs). The forum will also discuss the challenges that faces the expansion and diffusion of ICTs and building Information Societies at different levels. This will include (but not excluded to): connectivity challenges, building information and communication network infrastructure and applications, making use of innovative technologies for the well-being communities and people. 

Name of Speaker(s)

Tarek Shawki, Secretary General of Presidential Specialized Councils in Egypt


Session Organizers

Thursday December 8, 2016 10:45 - 11:45
Workshop Room 1 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

10:45

OF2: BCS: Identity Governance

This is a chaired discussion on Identity Governance is a follow-on from workshops at EuroDIG and UK-IGF earlier in 2016. This builds on work that has been taking place over the last 6 years. This journey has already resulted in some surprising answers and changes in direction….

Fundamental finding from last year:
People do not understand Cyber Identity (identity assurance and identity management on the Internet) Too many systems are designed by white English men in lab coats for white men in lab coats, they can sometimes be exclusive of those who do not have English as a language or have physical or mental challenges. Digital by default is a nice idea but how do you support every type of person in a global community?

Key issues for this year:

How do you prevent digital exclusion through proper governance of identity on the Internet, where countries are going “digital by default” and developing countries are coming online?

To look at the governance of identity on the Internet and its impacts on security, privacy and anonymity. Is anonymity really possible or desirable and how does anonymity relate to trust and privacy?

To look at the use of identity in commercialisation of the Internet with particular regard to legal frameworks and inclusivity of identity systems.

There are a number of other questions that are relevant and we aim to address as many of these as possible:

  • How do you ensure that identity on the Internet is properly governed to address the sometimes conflicting goals of; inclusion, privacy and national security requirements?
  • How do you ensure that identity management and access control systems are designed to be all inclusive and not just designed for white males in lab coats?
  • How do you ensure identity management systems do not foster exclusion of groups or minorities by ensuring they cover all languages, and support those with physical and mental challenges?
  • Should users self-govern their identities on the Internet or should governments or commercial organisations be involved in identity governance?
  • Should any organisation or body have the right to dictate what personal information can be collected, stored and data-mined and what level of assurance is required in online identity?
  • How will freedom of expression be affected by introduction of a generalised system of real-name user identity or enforced assured identity
  • Whether legislative controls could ever effectively govern identity on the Internet?
  • How to protect the naïve from themselves so they do not damage their privacy or become a victim of identity theft?
  • How do you balance anonymity & security and how much do security & privacy overlap?
  • What is anonymity and is it possible or desirable on the Internet?
  • The reasons to promote or suppress 'anonymity' in the Internet and its relationship to trust
  • How freedom of expression would be affected by introduction of a generalised system of real-name user identity or enforced assured identity
  • Whether legislative controls could ever effectively govern identity on the Internet?
  • Whether commercial frameworks can be used to govern identity on the Internet?
  • Should people use identity attributes as currency on the Internet? How valuable is your identity?
  • How to protect the naïve from themselves so they do not damage their privacy or become a victim of identity theft, and
  • Preventing digital exclusion through proper governance of identity where countries are going “digital by default” and developing countries are coming online

Session Organizers
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Andy Smith

Member SCoE, BCS
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is committed to making IT good for society. We use the power of our network to bring about positive, tangible change. We champion the global IT profession and the interests of individuals, engaged in that profession, for the benefit of all.


Thursday December 8, 2016 10:45 - 11:45
Workshop Room 6 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

10:45

WS91: The power of the noncommercial users on the Internet
Skeptics remind us that non-commercial users are the consumers of Internet rules, they can never participate as equals in the processes that create those rules. They also argue that multistakeholder governance is a hoax, a nice way of making non-commercial users feel they are a valued part of the process, while the decisions that matter are actually made by a powerful few. But is that so? This session will discuss where and how non-commercial Internet users have been able to participate in Internet policymaking as equals with much more powerful stakeholders and have been able to make decisions. The successful cases we look at will include: the non-commercial users constituency (NCUC) work in policy development at ICANN, efforts at the IETF, and decisionmaking in ccTLDs.

This workshop is not about the participation of non-commercial users in certain processes, it is rather about what non-commercial users have achieved and what this tells us about the collaboration between stakeholders and successes of the multistakeholder approach.

In the months leading up to the IGF in December, we will crowd source success stories and invite many to tell us how they have been involved with multistakeholder process. Other multi-stakeholders involved in these specific cases will also be invited to give their view of the how the multistakeholder discussions and outcomes developed, with collective learning about the experience.The outcome of the workshop might contradict with the general conception that noncommercial users cannot engage with decision-making at Internet governance organizations. 

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Corinne Cath
Rachel Pollack
Tatiana Tropina, Max-Planck Institute
Farzaneh Badii, Internet Governance Project
Giovanni Seppia, Eurid 


Session Organizers
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Rafik Dammak

Non-commercial Stakeholder Group former Chair, NTT
He is engineer working and living in Japan. He is member of the steering committee for the Dynamic Coalition on Internet Rights and Principles . He has been involved in ICANN community as NCUC (Non-commercial users constituency) individual user member, former elected GNSO Councillor for the Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group, ICANN nomcom member in addition to his participation in several ICANN WGs like the new gTLD applicant support where he was... Read More →


Thursday December 8, 2016 10:45 - 12:15
Workshop Room 7 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

10:45

WS68: Big Data and the Environment: a pathway to achieving SDGs
With the socio-economic development, the environmentalpressures are increased, especially in developing countries. The environmental data in either global scale, reginal or local scales become the important infrastructure to supporting the common understanding and decision making on environment, as well as to achieving the SDGs. 
Most progress of ICT applications in environment during the last decade is the big data. The big data on environmentmeans not only in volumes, but stakeholder and data platforms.. More and more data creators have developed their own data platforms. There is an urgent need to dealing with the challengesin the worldwide how to coordinate and interoperate the distributed data among the multiple platforms.
Another critical issue in big data era is the digital divide. The UN General Assembly 2015 decided that the UN will keep pay more attention to help developing countries in ICT applications. CODATA (Committee on Data for Sciences and Technology, International Council for Sciences) made it in its strategic plan and assigned the CODATA Task Group in Developing Countries, to implement such strategic plan since 2002, 
The proposed discussion will focus on the big data and the environment: a pathway to achieving the SDGs with two break-out group discussions, one is governance of inter-operational platforms of big environmental data; and another one is big data in/for/with developing countries. All of the two groups will draw attention to the principles, openness and IP protections, the role of each stakeholders, capacity buildings, joint actions and practical cases. Three environmental data platforms will be presented for the discussions, they are: UNEP-LIVE, CAS’GCdata, and Ghana-ODIP.

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Jiang, Yang
Liu, Chuang
Neves, Ana
Pelayo, Ricardo Israel Robles
Spiezia, Vincenzo
Toffa, Florence
Zhou, Xiang


Session Organizers

Thursday December 8, 2016 10:45 - 12:15
Workshop Room 9 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

11:30

WS187 : Smart Cities and Big Data: Boundless Opportunities?
Smart cities are the idea of setting-up interconnected systems to achieve a more optimal, efficient, safe & sustainable urban environment. The ultimate goal is said to benefits citizens and society more widely. Sectors that typically receive an injection of technology are health, traffic, public transport, security, water and electricity infrastructure, the waste management, etc. And for that urban citizen data –masses of data– are needed. That data is systematically collected, stored, analyzed and processed using selected software. And with the Internet of Things, it's no longer just communication devices but it's also home appliances, smart cars, and other types of sensors. This also involves the investment of huge amount of public funds, the strong involvement of the private sector, on which governments rely for delivery, which monetizes the development of technology and collection of big data to create smart cities. The vast quantity of data that amasses over long periods of time raises questions over the cost-benefit and risk analysis and the implication for the exercise of human rights.

Arguments for the use of big data are easy to buy, but the real impact is obscure and has yet to be demonstrated. Where do data sets come from? How do people provide consent given the smart city infrastructure does not seek it? What is the scope of big data in terms of transparency, privacy, security, accountability and even public education? These and many other questions are key to foster societies that are becoming increasingly connected to ensure that innovation does not come at the price of our human rights.

Moderator:

Ms. Alexandrine Pirlot de Corbion, Privacy International 

Speakers provisionally confirmed: 

Mr. Guilherme CANELA DE SOUSA, UNESCO office for the MERCOSUR 
Mr. Amber SINHA, Centre for Internet and Society (India)
Ms. Gemma GALDON CLAVELL, Eticas Research and Consulting & Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
Mr. Iván MANTILLA GAVIRIA, National Planning Department, Colombia
Mr. Niels TEN OEVER, IETF member
Ms. Jamila VENTURINI, FGV (Brazil)

Organizers:

Karisma Foundationa (Colombia)
Privacy International (UK)  


Session Organizers
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Alexandrine Pirlot de Corbion

Privacy International
Alexandrine is an Advocacy Officer at Privacy International working across the organisation and the PI network on privacy related issues with a particular focus on communications surveillance with the aim of engaging in advocacy activities at the national, region and international level and carrying out related thematic research. Additionally, she coordinates PI’s network of 29 organisations and experts in 20 countries across Africa, Asia... Read More →
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Amalia Toledo

Project Coordinator, Fundación Karisma


Thursday December 8, 2016 11:30 - 13:00
Workshop Room 10 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

12:00

WS9: Building ‘Demand-Side’ Capacity for Internet Deployment
The exhaustion of the IPv4 address supply has been predicted since the end of the 1980s. However, the large scale adoption of mobile devices and their associated IPv4 addressing needs accelerated the exhaustion timetable, and placed increased pressure on network operators to conserve IPv4 addresses

This pressure has resulted in a marked increase in the use of technologies, such as Network Address Translation (NAT), that allow pools of addresses to be shared across multiple endpoints. These mechanisms enable the reuse of the limited pool of available IPv4 addresses, resulting in the number of connected endpoints vastly outnumbering the number of addresses in use in the public internet.

This has three important implications for Internet technology developers, and those who depend on certain behaviors of the technology. 

Application designers need to consider the fact that an IP address does not necessarily identify an endpoint.

Law enforcement and forensic functions need to consider that an IP address alone may not be sufficient to correlate Internet activity observations with an endpoint; and even an IP address associated timestamp generally may not suffice.

Data retention mechanisms and policies that record or reference an IP address need to refactor their actions and requirements to consider that in increasingly large parts of the Internet, an IP address is merely a temporary identifier. Potentially large volumes of ancillary data are required to match an IP address to an endpoint.

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Fernandez, Hernan
Galpaya, Helani 
Molano, Diego
Mulendema, Malenga


Session Organizers
BW

Barbara Wanner

Vice President, ICT Policy, U.S. Council for International Business
Barbara Wanner has more than 25 years of professional experience dealing with ICT policy, international trade, and foreign policy issues in both the public and private sectors. | | She currently serves as Vice President for ICT Policy at the US Council for International Business (USCIB). In that capacity, she works with corporate members and government officials on a wide range of information, communications, and technology (ICT) issues... Read More →


Thursday December 8, 2016 12:00 - 13:30
Workshop Room 1 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

12:00

WS3: SIDS Roundtable: Death, Disaster & the Internet
Small Island Developing States (SIDS) comprise just under 60 countries and territories which are some of the most vulnerable places on the planet. The 2004 Indian Ocean "Boxing Day Tsunami" affected many Small Islands within the larger countries of Thailand, Indonesia and India as well as Sri Lanka and the Maldives - resulting in hundreds of thousands of casualties and missing and billions of dollars in property and infrastructural damage. In the Caribbean country of Haiti on 12 January 2010, within a few minutes, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake resulted in a deathtoll of well over 150,000, many thousands more injured and causing widespread and catastrophic devastation to property and infrastructure throughout the country - in particular, the most inhabited and populous capital of Port-au-Prince. SIDS have had a long and devastating history with hurricanes/cyclones with many thousands of lives lost, billions of dollars in property and infrastructural damage in dozens of countries & territories such as Vanuatu (2015), Grenada (2004) and Jamaica (1988).

What is increasingly clear is that Information & Communications Technologies (ICTs), Broadband & the Internet (in particular) are BOTH affected by & IMPORTANT IN natural disasters, search & rescue efforts and both the immediate and medium-term recovery efforts in the the aftermath.

How can we change or improve the current approach to Broadband, Wireless technologies and the Internet - in general within SIDS - to both mitigate against infrastructure failure and assist with reducing the enormous human and financial cost of disasters?

This year’s Roundtable will bring together activists and experts from the SIDS regions to discuss, explore and find solutions to these questions.

Session Organizers
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Tracy Hackshaw

Vice Chair, Internet Society Trinidad & Tobago Chapter
Connect with me on LinkedIn (www.tracyhackshaw.com)


Thursday December 8, 2016 12:00 - 13:30
Workshop Room 2 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

12:00

DC on Blockchain Technologies
Session Organizers
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Constance Choi

Founder, Seven Advisory


Thursday December 8, 2016 12:00 - 13:30
Workshop Room 8 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

12:00

WS37: Internet Fragmentation: Getting next 4billion online
The purpose of this workshop is to gather diverse stakeholder views on the prevailing trends of Internet fragmentation and evaluate what this means for efforts to get the next four billion online.

The UN 2030 agenda and the WSIS outcome document affirm the importance of the Internet and the quality of Internet access for inclusive and sustainable economic growth. Following the successful intersessional work on connecting the next billion, this workshop will provide an opportunity to evaluate the issues initiatives to connect the un/under connected face in an increasingly fragmenting online environment. 

Answering the question: what impact is Internet fragmentation having on efforts to connect the next four billion and how should these be taken into consideration by policy makers? the workshop will be tied to the overarching IGF theme Enabling Inclusive and Sustainable Growth as it will aim to address trends which are hampering Internet access and suggest ways challenges can be overcome.

Following a 25 min discussion on the trends of Internet fragmentation including evolving economic, political and technical aspects, participants will break out into groups for focused exchanges for 35 min. Groups will have a stakeholder balance and asked to answer a specific question related to the overarching Internet governance question. Discussants from different stakeholder groups will be allocated to each group to aid group work. In the final segment (30 min) discussants and a nominated participant from each group will report back to the plenary to kick-start a collaborative discussion on suggestions for possible next steps.

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Ardia, Christine 
Bradshaw, Samantha 
Carblanc, Anne
Martínez Mancilla, Yolanda
Nguyen, Carolyn 
Okutani, Izumi
Rose, Karen
Teleanu , Sorina


Session Organizers
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Timea Suto

Project Coordinator, ICC BASIS
Timea coordinates activities and input for ICC’s Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS). In this role she helps bring together experts that make up the global membership of the advocacy initiative. BASIS acts as the voice of business and facilitates business participation and input into multistakeholder and intergovernmental activities on Internet governance and ICT for development.
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Sophie Tomlinson

Assistant Policy Manager, ICC BASIS
Sophie Tomlinson is the Assistant Policy Manager for the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Commission on the Digital Economy and Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS) initiative. In that capacity, she manages ICC's policy development from the global business perspective on issues from Internet and telecoms, to privacy and data protection as well as cybersecurity and digital trade. In this role she ensures coherence... Read More →


Thursday December 8, 2016 12:00 - 13:30
Workshop Room 4 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

12:00

WS138: Solutions for countering online abuse against women
Countering gender based abuse online has been one of the key challenges that hinder optimal use of the Internet and other digital technologies. In the report of best practice forum on online abuse and gender based violence against women found that “abuse and gender-based violence against women, whether perpetrated online or offline, is difficult to address because of the attitudes, stereotypes and beliefs that underpin the issue. In an online context, such efforts are further complicated because responses need to be implemented within the global context of the Internet and with the cooperation of a multitude of stakeholders”. As the BFP’s report highlights the abuse against women remains disproportionate and technology at times becomes a tool, being used to commit, abet or aggravate different forms of violence against women.

As noted in BFP on Countering Abuse report, “online abuse and gender based violence can, among other things, limit women’s ability to take advantage of the opportunities that ICTs provide for the full realisation of women's human rights, act as a barrier to access that can exacerbate the gender digital gap, often violate women’s human rights, and reaffirm and reproduce gender stereotypes”. Thus, countering online abuse and gender-based violence is essential for both inclusivity and sustainability. Enabling women to participate equally online would help create an environment which allows for the optimal use of the Internet and also help women access equal opportunities for growth and development in today’s digital, networked society.

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Abraham, Sunil
Baig, Asad
Hussain , Furhan
Lim, Serene 
Radsch, Courtney 


Session Organizers
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Tehmina

Program Manager, Bytes for All
Freedom of Expression, IRHR, Freedom of association and assembly online.


Thursday December 8, 2016 12:00 - 13:30
Workshop Room 6 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

12:30

WS81: Internet and ICT for Cuban Medical Cooperation Abroad
Today part of a social network has become a necessity, people need to be updated and socially present. The Central Unit of Medical Cooperation (UCCM) was not present in social networks or had a blog or website that would enable direct publication of timely information to meet the information needs of users. Given the objective advantages of social networks, the real needs of finding a direct line of communication with the scattered Cuban collaborators in more than 65 countries, to make known to everyone the fundamental concepts of Cuban medical cooperation, as the main achievements and results of this cooperation assistance. The Ministry of Public Health of Cuba and UCCM have approved the initiative inserted in social networks making appropriate and professional Internet and TIC, through the development of a website and a Facebook profile for UCCM, for the official disclosure of relevant information related to cooperation. This will improve the quality of communication and disclosure of medical services and international cooperation provided by our country under the principles of solidarity and internationalism. With this project we aim to increase levels of visibility in cyberspace professional services practitioners, academics and health services available from the international medical cooperation, Constitute a means for direct exchange and feedback with Cuban partners health and those with relatives, contribute to the socialization of published content, generate user traffic to both platforms and serve as a tool to measure the extent and impact of the disclosure of the results of the Cuban medical cooperation abroad.


Session Organizers
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Jorge Luis Pena Millan

Head of Informatics, Systems Analyst, Central Unit of Medical Cooperation
Ingeniero Informático dedicado al desarrollo de software con tecnologías libres, Jefe de informática de la Unidad Central de Cooperación Médica de Cuba, Lider, analista de sistema y autor principal del Sistema Informático (Colpadi, Sistema que gestiona los procesos fundamentales de la cooperación Médica Cubana en el exterior), Lider y autor principal del Sistema Informático (Colpadi-OPAS, Sistema que gestiona los procesos fundamentales... Read More →


Thursday December 8, 2016 12:30 - 13:30
Workshop Room 7 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

12:30

OF52: WEF

Session co-hosted with Alliance for Affordable Internet, Global Connect, ICANN, IEEE, ISOC, ITU, People Centered Internet, UNESCO, and the World Bank

The Internet has become a pervasive and fundamental part of daily life. Its impact on both economic development and solving problems in areas such as health, education, basic financial services and agriculture is well documented. Still, some 4 billion people – more than 55% of the world’s population – do not use the internet. With the recognition of the Internet as a critical enabler of social and economic development, many governments, companies, international organizations, MDBs, and members of civil society are now working to extend internet access and use. Yet while this increased attention is overall positive, there is a high risk of duplication, lack of coordination, and fatigue for the very countries these efforts are trying to help. The result could be interventions that are unscaleable, unsustainable, and have marginal impact. Global and regional leaders driving these efforts have an urgent opportunity and responsibility to ensure that “this time around” real, significant, and sustainable outcomes are produced. How can we improve coordination and collaboration 1) on priority global topics and 2) at the country implementation level? 

IGF participants are invited to discuss with practitioners and thought leaders on a variety of coordination and collaboration topics.

Introduced and Moderated By
-Alex Wong, World Economic Forum

Welcome Remarks
-Doreen Bogdan-Martin, ITU

Data Gathering, Monitoring, and Evaluation
Firestarters:
-Michael Kende, Senior Fellow, Internet Society
-Christopher Yoo, University of Pennsylvania
-Sarah Wynn-Williams, Facebook

Mobilizing Local Communities/Local Content
Firestarters:
-Raul Echeberria , Internet Society
-Indrajit Banerjee, UNESCO
-Karen McCabe, IEEE

Sustainable and Scaleable Country Partnerships
Firestarters:
-Manu Bhardwaj, Global Connect
-Sonia Jorge, Alliance for Affordable Internet

Closing Remarks:
-Vint Cerf, People Centered Internet


Session Organizers
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Alex Wong

Head, Global Challenge Partnerships and Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum
Alex heads the World Economic Forum’s activities related to the development of the Global Challenge Partnerships, a new institutional focus by the Forum to accelerate progress on the world’s most pressing global challenges that require new or expanded models of public-private cooperation. Alex also leads the Forum’s Internet for All project, which has an objective of developing new models of on-the-ground public private collaboration to... Read More →



Thursday December 8, 2016 12:30 - 13:30
Workshop Room 3 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

13:00

[LIGHTNING SESSION] Fostering local Internet Governance: Inclussion and Openess
[20-Minute Lightning Session]

Growth and consolidation of Internet Governance structures / mechanisms throughout the Latin American and the Caribbean region by NIC México (pioneer on México and Latin America of the first permanent Internet connections available). 
Other efforts to promote Multistakeholder governance, foster openess and inclussion on the mexican Ecosystem.
Continued growth and consolidation of the .MX ccTLD and shared impact on the ecosystem.
NIC México (.MX) has been vocal of promoting multistakeholder Internet Governance. Some of its regional efforts include participating in the creation of regional organizations such as LACTLD, LACNIC, LACNOG, funding of LACIGF; locally, with the Initiative Group on Internet Governance, funding ISOC Next Generation Leaders Programme on Spanish version, the .MX Consultive Committee, participating actively on legislative and executive issues giving expert opinion, among others. 
This Flash Session will try to showcase these efforts and try to engage the local community to increase participation. 

Session Organizers
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Manuel Haces Aviña

Prospective & Regulation Manager, NIC México (.MX)


Thursday December 8, 2016 13:00 - 13:20
Lightning Session Area

13:00

Proposed Dynamic Coalition on Publicness
Session Organizers

Thursday December 8, 2016 13:00 - 15:00
Workshop Room 10 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

13:25

[LIGHTNING SESSION] Addressing Cybersecurity Risks & Challenges in Latin America
[20-Minute Lightning Session]

This session will provide an overview of national and regional cybersecurity policies, regulations, and trends throughout Latin America and highlight some of the key challenges and concerns for digital rights activists. This includes ensuring that fundamental human rights values, such as the right to privacy and free expression, are integrated into policies and laws to combat cybersecurity threats. As cybersecurity concerns continue to rise, stakeholders, in particular civil society, should understand the evolving landscape and be poised to advocate for strong rights-respecting policies that are grounded on principles of necessity and proportionality. The session will help digital rights defenders pinpoint critical opportunities for engagement with governments and develop advocacy strategies to counteract invasive cyber bills and proposals. Panelists will be comprised of experts from different Latin American countries, as experiences, strategies, and policies vary country-by-country.

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Thursday December 8, 2016 13:25 - 13:40
Lightning Session Area

13:30

IGF Newcomers Track: The role of Civil Society within the IGF: work modalities and ways for engagement
Many of the IGF stakeholders from the civil society field are eager to meet you! Join as at the Workshop Room 4 and meet our MAG members representing civil society, share experience with the IGF initiatives, ISOC chapters, colleagues working at Hivos, and many more.

Thursday December 8, 2016 13:30 - 14:15
Workshop Room 4 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

13:30

Asia Pacific Community Meet-Up (APrIGF Open Session)
Session Organizers
YL

Yannis Li

DotAsia Organisation


Thursday December 8, 2016 13:30 - 14:30
Workshop Room 9 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

13:50

[LIGHTNING SESSION] Human Rights Online: What has Internet Governance got to do with Refugees?
[20-Minute Lightning Session]

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR 2016) estimates that over 65 million have been forced from home. Over 20 million are refugees and more than half of those are under the age of 18.

Internet access and mobile phones play a pivotal role in providing information, helping families to stay connected and giving newcomers the necessary tools to being able to start a new life in another part of the world. 

Considering that offline rights should be protected online (UNHRC 2014) is enough being done to ensure equal access and to protect the rights refugees and displaced people? What sort of political, technical and social cultural challenges arise in order to enable, and protect the rights of refugees online and allow their fully participate in the online environment?

Following up on the discussion initiated at this year’s EuroDIG ("Confronting the Digital Divide" Workshop Sessions), and drawing on the work of the Internet Rights and Principles Coalition (IRPC) and the Charter of Human Rights and Principles for the Internet, this session takes a focused and practical approach to apply human rights principles to existing discriminatory structures. 

 

hashtags:
#refugeesinternet   #IGF2016 

Twitter:
@netrights



Session Organizers
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Marianne Franklin

IRPC Steering Committee / Professor of Global Media & Poiitics (Goldsmiths, UK), Internet Rights & Principles Coalition / Goldsmiths (University of London, UK)
http://internetrightsandprinciples.org/site/ @netrights http://www.gold.ac.uk/media-communications/staff/franklin/ @GloComm
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Minda Moreira

Steering Committee / Web and Social Media Manager, Internet Rights and Principles Coalition


Thursday December 8, 2016 13:50 - 14:10
Lightning Session Area

14:15

[LIGHTNING SESSION] Challenges of Internet Governance in MENA region
[20-Minute Lightning Session]

The session is an opportunity to inform the international community on the IG situation in the MENA region throughout Maharat Foundation work, especially that most of the MENA countries are not applying IG principles neither related to Human Rights and shared values nor to the processes particularly multistakeholderism and adoption of inclusive, transparent and open processes. They deal with internet as telecommunication service and consider IG as sovereign right to be discussed and regulated via government enacted policies and regulations and their main concerns revolve around monopolistic protectionism and national security. The League of Arab States is not playing leadership and catalyst role as the umbrella of the AIGF by providing an open forum where member governments, civil society and I* organization can come together, discuss and issue recommendations on best practice IG which do not contribute in enabling inclusive and sustainable growth. Maharat has issued lately a study that includes recommendations based on 4 keystones access, freedom of expression and content, privacy, and IG in Lebanon. This report was endorsed by ISOC Lebanon, considered as a baseline to build on. Some of the outputs were included in a wider report on internet freedom in the Arab World produced by ANHRI (Arab Network for Human Rights Information). Another compilation of the status of internet in the Arab World was conducted by Maharat in partnership with ANHRI and the GCHR (Gulf Center for Human Rights) and was disseminated during the last AIGF in December 2015 in Beirut.

Session Organizers
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Layal Bahnam

Program Manager, Maharat Foundation
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Roula Mekhael

Executive Director, Maharat Foundation
Roula Mikhael is the Executive Director of Maharat Foundation and a journalist. Maharat Foundation is a Lebanese Watchdog organization leading advocacy actions to reform media laws in Lebanon. Since its establishment, Maharat has formed an in depth practical oriented training program targeting journalists, journalism students and activists in order to build their capacities on media and Human Rights, built partnership with media faculties and... Read More →


Thursday December 8, 2016 14:15 - 14:35
Lightning Session Area

14:40

[LIGHTNING SESSION] Internet Civil Society’s tools to monitor the Parliament
[20-Minute Lightning Session]

Can digital rights conquer the political mainstream? "Civil Society’s tools to monitor the Parliament” is designed to provoke a conversation between civil society's organizations on what strategies we are using to push our National Congresses in the promotion of human rights and how we are monitoring and affecting what is being discussed in our local House of Representatives.

We will also present the "Coalizão Direitos na Rede", a Brazilian Coalition recently created to strengthen NGO's presence in the country's legislative agenda, and discuss what the Asociación por los Derechos Civiles is doing in Argentina in regard of legislative process monitoring.

Come share with us what's being done in your country and learn a bit more about Brazilian and Argentinian advocacy strategies!

Session Organizers

Thursday December 8, 2016 14:40 - 15:00
Lightning Session Area

15:00

WS267: Surveillance and International Human Rights Law
This session will provide an overview of how electronic surveillance has been approached by international human rights bodies. This includes a discussion on the trends, challenges and opportunities for the development of standards in international human rights law. 

International human rights law and bodies are becoming increasingly influential at the national level and they have are particularly well positioned to address this issue with legitimacy due to the growing international dimension of surveillance. Therefore it is important to analyse how the universal and regional human rights systems are approaching the subject, which differences and shortcomings can be identified, how are governments and national courts interacting with them and how civil society is using them to challenge unchecked surveillance.

David Kaye will talk about developments in the UN system. Elvana Thaci will talk about the developments in European human rights bodies. Katitza Rodriguez will speak about how the 13 Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance have been recognized, applied or ignored by national systems and international bodies. Eduardo Bertoni will speak from the government perspective on how an agency such as a data protection authority relates to standards developed in international human rights bodies. Finally, Luis Fernando García will speak of the coming opportunities to develop surveillance case law in the Inter-American system of human rights.

The moderation and composition of the panel will have representatives of civil society, academia, governments and companies and will be balanced in terms of gender.

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Bertoni, Eduardo
Rodriguez, Katitza
Thaci, Elvana


Session Organizers
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Luis Fernando Garcia

Director, R3D
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Katitza Rodriguez

International Rights Director, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Katitza Rodriguez is EFF's International Rights Director. She concentrates on comparative policy of international privacy issues, with special emphasis on law enforcement, government surveillance, and cross border data flows. Her work in EFF's International Program also focuses on cybersecurity at the intersection of privacy, freedom of expression, and copyright enforcement.


Thursday December 8, 2016 15:00 - 16:00
Workshop Room 4 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

15:00

OF29: OECD
The OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Digital Economy: Innovation, Growth and Social Prosperity, gathered in Cancún, Mexico, from 21-23 June 2016, Ministers, the business community, civil society, labour and the Internet technical community to discuss how to seize the benefits of the digital economy while at the same time better navigating the potential trade-offs. 

The meeting covered four main themes: Internet Openness and Innovation; Building Global Connectivity; Trust in the Digital Economy; and Jobs and Skills in the Digital Economy. Discussions were organised through eight panels.

With the objective of adopting a holistic and whole-of-society approach for the Digital Economy, a Ministerial Declaration was adopted in June 23, 2016, in Cancun. This Open Forum will report on the process and outcomes of this meeting and invite representatives of all stakeholder groups to comment on the highlights of the discussions, sharing with the IGF audience their vision for the way forward.

Speakers from all stakeholder groups will be part of the panel: governments, civil society (CSIAC), business (BIAC), technical community (ITAC) and organised labour (TUAC).

Moderator: Anne Carblanc (Head of the Digital Economy Policy Division, OECD). 

Panel Members:

  • Raul Eduardo Rendón Montemayor (Mexico)
  • Clarissa Estol (Argentina)
  • Anders Hektor (Sweden)
  • Nevine Tewfik (Egypt)
  • Joe Alhadeff (BIAC)
  • Marc Rotenberg (CSIAC)
  • Tarek Kamel (ITAC)
  • Anna Byhovskaya (TUAC)


Background documents:

Ministerial Declaration  on the Digital Economy ("Cancún Declaration")

OECD Secretariat's Summary

Further reading of all discussion papers and background documents for each Ministerial session (Ministerial website).


 


Session Organizers
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Lorrayne Porciuncula

Internet Economist / Policy Analyst, OECD
Lorrayne Porciuncula is an Economist/ Policy Analyst at the Digital Economy and Policy Division (CDEP) of the Directorate Science, Technology and Innovation in the OECD. Lorrayne works on the OECD-IDB Broadband Policy Toolkit for Latin America and the Caribbean that aims to situate policy recommendations to the specific regional and local contexts. Previous to her current position, Lorrayne has worked as an economic analyst in the International... Read More →


Thursday December 8, 2016 15:00 - 16:00
Workshop Room 8 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

15:00

WS165: Fostering Digital Capacities for Decent Life in MENA

Despite having a population of approximately 350 million, The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has a relatively low level of Information Communication Technology (ICTs) penetration compared to most of the world. Given how ICTs can improve the standards of living by contributing to development in several areas such as governance, poverty alleviation, education, health, environement and community, fostering digital capacities can contribute to achieving sustainable social and economic development.

With that in mind, this workshop aims at exploring ways to raise the level of ICT penetration in the region by discussing challenges, weaknesses, strengths and opportunities in :

- Capacity building in the educational and vocational sector.

- Global and regional partnerships for development of the internet economy &

- Internet Governance and implementation isuues.

Given that education is at the core of any development policy, ICT capacity building in education is vital and can be achieved by connecting schools and promoting digital content, access, inclusion and gender equality, so that educators and students could benefits from the opportunities that internet provides. Fostering the digital skills of the youth through additional vocational trainings is also likely to have a long-term positive impact on all walks of life.

Exploring ways to establish and strengthen regional and global partnerships is needed to ensure synergy and coordination among different stakeholders, and it is a conerstone for future viable economic growth, Further, given the complexity of the cross-disciplinary Internet governance issues, its valuable to discuss thoses matters to identify effective approaches to deploy IG in the region based on improving the multistakeholderism and buttom-up models in the decision making process.

Moderator
Walid AL-SAQAF

Confirmed Speakers
Aboulyazed, Hisham 
Al-Araj, Nadira
Boujemi, Hanane
Cherkaoui, LEGHRIS
Idlebi, Nibal
Oumrane, Fatma
Saraswat, Mohit
Yahmadi, Hafedh

Online Moderator 

Said Bensbih 
A remote hub will be organized in cooperation with Hassan II university of Casablanca
The session will be held in room 2

Rapporteur 
Michael Oghia, ISOC IGF Ambassador 


Session Organizers
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Nadira Alaraj

Vice Chair, ISOC Palestine Chapter
Active in MENA on capacity building on Internet governance, with expertise on pedagogical aspect of online learning and adopting the matching e-learning model to a given situation. She was an elected member of the first Steering Committee (SC) to the Chapter Advisory Council (ChAC) of the Internet Society 2016, the SC that put in place the Rules and Procedures of the ChAC and started some with solid actions in making ISOC more bottom up... Read More →
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Hafedh Yahmadi

Executive Director, Collaborative Innovation Center of Technology
Hafedh Yahmadi is an ICT strategist with 23 years of experience in Telecommunication and IT business (USA, Europe, and MENA). He holds an MBA from KGSM of Southern California University (2003) and a Senior ICT Engineering degree from ENSI, TN (1991). He is a Member of the Arab MAG on Internet Governance, board's member of the Internet Legislation Atlas (Hivos, IGMENA), and Member of the ISOC. Mr. Yahmadi has a strong passion on the... Read More →

Speakers
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Nadira Alaraj

Vice Chair, ISOC Palestine Chapter
Active in MENA on capacity building on Internet governance, with expertise on pedagogical aspect of online learning and adopting the matching e-learning model to a given situation. She was an elected member of the first Steering Committee (SC) to the Chapter Advisory Council (ChAC) of the Internet Society 2016, the SC that put in place the Rules and Procedures of the ChAC and started some with solid actions in making ISOC more bottom up... Read More →
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Nibal Idlebi

Chief of Innovation Section, UN-ESCWA
Senior expert in Knowledge Society and Technology for Development. Leading a number of regional initiative in the Arab region for promoting the Innovation and Technology for Inclusive Sustainable Social and Economic Development.
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Cherkaoui LEGHRIS

IT professor, Hassan II University
Mr. Cherkaoui LEGHRIS is a Professor at the Hassan II University in Casablanca. He provides training for engineers on networking technologies, in particular on IPv6 networks, IoT, broadband, network security …. He also leads several scientific research in ICT technologies with his project 4-Any (4-any.com). He has many publications in scientific journals. | Since joining ISOC, on behalf Morocco Chapter, who is now the general secretary, Mr... Read More →
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Mohit Saraswat

Founding Member, ISOC UAE
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Hafedh Yahmadi

Executive Director, Collaborative Innovation Center of Technology
Hafedh Yahmadi is an ICT strategist with 23 years of experience in Telecommunication and IT business (USA, Europe, and MENA). He holds an MBA from KGSM of Southern California University (2003) and a Senior ICT Engineering degree from ENSI, TN (1991). He is a Member of the Arab MAG on Internet Governance, board's member of the Internet Legislation Atlas (Hivos, IGMENA), and Member of the ISOC. Mr. Yahmadi has a strong passion on the... Read More →


Thursday December 8, 2016 15:00 - 16:30
Workshop Room 2 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

15:00

WS99: Multicultural and multistakeholder Capacity Building
Since the first IGF in 2006, several regional, national IGFs, dialogue spaces and capacity building initiatives have been created.

The purpose of this workshop is to exchange ideas about the experiences, outcomes and effectiveness of these debate spaces and capacity building initiatives and if they have an impact in promoting inclusive and sustainable growth. The workshop will review whether these initiatives to see if they accurately reflect the multistakeholder model and its implicit requirements, namely multiculturalism and multilingualism.

All the Internet Governance fundamental documents, since WSIS Tunis Agenda until the WSIS+10 Outcome Document released in 2015, recognize the importance of a multistakeholder dialogue and the value of capacity building initiatives.

But are they being effective? 
Are they mindful of development and inclusiveness?
Are they mindful of local reality and problems?

This debate will be based in these ideas:

How to balance the stakeholder participation in the dialogue spaces? 
Are all stakeholders presently participating in them?
Is remote participation an equal or good way to participate?
Is language a barrier? Does simultaneous interpretation make the difference? 
Within the context of economic barriers, should Internet Governance capacity building programs be paid or should all be available through fellowship programs? 
How can the gender composition of panels and discussions be addressed in these activities? 
How are these programs ensuring equity of voice during these events? 
With regard to language barriers, how to translate Internet governance material(s) into various languages without sacrificing timeliness and accuracy or causing volunteer burn-out?

We have a group of distinguished colleagues who will join us:

Martinez, Cintya
Reyes Krafft, Alfredo
Hibbard, Lee
Vega Gómez, Julio César
Contreras, Belisario
Tapia, Karka
Leonardi, Marcel
Komarov, Mikhail
BEN JEMAA, Tijani
Aguerre, Carolina
Ribeiro, Renata Aquino

Please join us onsite or remotely to share your ideas and views!!

See you all in México

Olga and Dustin

Session Organizers
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Olga Cavalli

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Argentina, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Argentina
ISOC Board of Trustees Member | President ISOC Argentina chapter | Former MAG Member - Advisor Committee to the United Nations Secretary General - IGF | GAC Vicechair - ICANN - Argentina Representative | Academic Director SSIG - South School on Internet Governance | Academic Director - Dominios Latinoamerica | Board Member - Argentina National Center of Engineers | President Commission "Women Engineers" Argentina National Center of... Read More →
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Dustin Phillips

Co-Executive Director, ICANNWiki


Thursday December 8, 2016 15:00 - 16:30
Workshop Room 1 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

15:00

WS113: What makes Cybersecurity Awareness Campaigns effective?

The primary purpose of cybersecurity awareness campaigns is to influence the adoption of secure behaviour online. Past and current efforts to improve cybersecurity practices and to promote inclusiveness and growth have not had the desired impact. It is important, therefore, to critically reflect on the challenges involved in improving cybersecurity behaviour for individuals. In particular, understanding how people perceive risks is critical to creating effective awareness campaigns.

This session aims to better understand the reasons why cybersecurity awareness campaigns often fail to change people’s behaviour. The speakers will discuss which factors are important to be considered when designing education and awareness messages (e.g. cultural and socio-economic factors) based on several examples from around the world and will try to identify possible metrics to measure the impact of cybersecurity awareness campaigns.

  • Liina Areng, Head of International Relations, Information System Authority Estonia
  • Dr Maria Bada, Oxford Martin Fellow, The Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre, University of Oxford @capacitycentre
  • Kerry-Ann Barrett, Cyber Security Policy Specialist, Cyber Security Program, Organization of American States @OEA_Cyber
  • Michael Kaiser, Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance @MKaiserNCSA

Participants will be invited to participate in a short survey which will contribute to the research of the Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre.

Session Organizers
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Kerry-Ann Barrett

Cybersecurity Policy Specialist, Organization of American States
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Carolin Weisser

The Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre is a leading international centre at the University of Oxford for research on efficient and effective cybersecurity capacity building. We promote an increase in the scale, pace, quality and impact of cybersecurity capacity building initiatives across the world. | | The Capacity Centre has created a first-of-its-kind model to review cybersecurity capacity maturity across five dimensions which... Read More →


Thursday December 8, 2016 15:00 - 16:30
Workshop Room 3 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

15:00

WS127: Doxxing women: privacy protections against gender violence

Moderator:

Renata Baltar

Speakers:  

Ana Paula Lourenço (Remote)
SALDANHA MAIA, CLERIA PATRICIA (Remote)
Flavia Lefevre Guimarães - Proteste 
Louise Marie Hurel - FGV
Kemly Camacho - Sula Batsu
Erika Smith - APC

Remote Moderator:
Jamila Venturini (PT-BR)
Bernice Kibet (EN)

Rapporteur:
Shita Lakshmi (Hivos/MAG)


Informing the audience about a problem on online violence against
women and genderfluid internet users all over the world. Presenting world statistics on cybercrimes. A discussion about the stats on suicides committed by young women who had their lives exposed in the internet. In this workshop we aim to teach best practices in defending against cyberattacks. We will also use the concepts of online protection and privacy on desktop and mobile apps. Techniques used as phishing, malware and how to guard against them will also be established. Having in mind also women and LGBTQ living in developing countries we will talk about what to do when doxxing (the practice of identity data exposure) is done to them and how can they react. This work stems from actual on-the-field experience in training in gender and technology issues done in a regional event in Ceara (Northeast Brazil), Python women programmers regional group, Campus Party festival national editions twice and Conference of Women in Free Software and International Free Software Forum. All knowledge acquired
in these opportunites will be shared and rebuilt with participants.

 



Thursday December 8, 2016 15:00 - 16:30
Workshop Room 6 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

15:00

WS28: The 'Right to Be Forgotten' and Privatized Adjudication
Over two years have passed since the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled, in the Google Spain case, that the search engine must “de-list” certain search results on request in order to honor the requesters’ data protection rights. The policy consequences of that high profile ruling have been felt around the world. This panel will examine how the so-called “Right to Be Forgotten” ruling has been embraced, criticized, and adapted in other countries. In particular, it will ask how different cultures and legal systems have addressed the role of private Internet intermediaries in resolving difficult conflicts between privacy and free expression -- and what lessons can be learned from their experiences. 

This topic highlights a key issue for Internet governance and inclusive and sustainable growth: the role of Internet platforms in defining and enforcing individual Internet users’ rights online. Governments are increasingly turning to these private companies as de facto regulators of a broad swath of speech. The “Right to Be Forgotten” has been a high profile, large scale test case. From this discussion, we can learn what benefits and what costs Internet users have seen, and how to move toward sustainable models going forward.

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Keller, Daphne
Malcolm, Jeremy
Marrey Moncau, Luiz Fernando
Ornelas, Lina
Park, KS
Borggreen, Christian (CCIA, Director of International Policy) 


Session Organizers
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Daphne Keller

Director of Intermediary Liability, Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society
Daphne's work at Stanford CIS focuses on legally mandated notice and takedown systems, and how they affect Internet users' rights. She previously worked on the frontlines of this issue as Google's Associate General Counsel for Intermediary Liability. | Her work covers issues outside and within the US. Current focuses are: | - the "Right to Be Forgotten/De-Listed" notice and takedown system and the GDPR | - Cross-border content deletion... Read More →
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Jeremy Malcolm

Senior Global Policy Analyst, EFF


Thursday December 8, 2016 15:00 - 16:30
Workshop Room 10 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

15:00

IGF Dynamic Coalitions (DCs)

Participate in the Session Online!  

IGF 2016 Dynamic Coalitions Main Session

Thursday 8 December 2016 - 15.00, 90 minutes, Interview Format

 

Description:

IGF Dynamic Coalitions held a main session for the first time in Brazil last year. Building on that successful experiment, the issue-specific DCs agreed to come together again at IGF 2016 to demonstrate the value of their work and engage with meeting participants face-to-face. The community of DCs is growing and interest to take part in the main session was strong. Up from 8 DCs last year, 12 will speak in the main session and cover a broad gamut of Internet governance themes: Accessibility and Disability, Blockchain Technologies, Child Online Safety, Community Connectivity, Core Internet Values, Gender and Internet Governance, Innovative Approaches to Connecting the Unconnected, Internet and Climate Change, Internet of Things, Net Neutrality, Public Access in Libraries, Internet Rights and Principles.

Each of the 12  coalitions will make brief interventions in the session. These will be prompted by a moderator who, acting as an ‘agent provocateur’, will ask questions to challenge DCs and stimulate a defense or explanation of the major points covered in their work. A discussion with participants will follow.

DCs will bring into this session substantive output papers, available online as background reading for IGF participants. Even before the meeting, the IGF community will be invited to give their feedback on the papers through online issue surveys. The initial results from the surveys will inform the moderator’s questions to intervening DCs.

 

Agenda:

I. Introduction on DCs and their Role within the IGF [~5 mins]

Markus Kummer, ICANN Board Member

 

II. Statement from Host Country Chair [~3 mins]

Victor Lagunes, CIO, Office of the President of Mexico

 

III. A Note on DC Surveys [~3 mins]

Jeremy Malcolm, Senior Global Policy Analyst, Electronic Frontier Foundation

 

IV. Q&A between Moderator and DC Speakers [~3-4 mins for 12 DCs, 45 mins total]

          - DC on Accessibility and Disability (DCAD)

          - DC on Blockchain Technologies (DC-Blockchain)

          - DC on Child Online Safety (DC-COS)

          - DC on Community Connectivity (DC3)

          - DC on Core Internet Values (DC-CIV)

          - DC on Gender and Internet Governance (DCGIG)

          - DC on Innovative Approaches to Connecting the Unconnected (DC-Connecting the  

            Unconnected)

          - DC on Internet and Climate Change (DCICC)

          - DC on the Internet of Things (DC-IoT)

          - DC on Network Neutrality (DCNN)

          - DC on Public Access in Libraries (DC-PAL)

          -Internet Rights and Principles Coalition (IRPC)


IV. Interaction with Participants In-Room and Online [~35 mins]

 

Policy Questions:

Policy questions will be wide-ranging and relate to the work of each of the 12 DCs represented in the main session. The issues will be as diverse and topical as gender and the Internet, child safety online, accessibility in public spaces, Internet and the environment and emerging discussions surrounding blockchain technologies and the Internet of Things.

Specific questions will be identified by each DC.

 

Chair(s) and/or Moderator(s):

Host Country Chair: Victor Lagunes, CIO, Office of the President of Mexico

Moderator: Tatiana Tropina, Senior Researcher, Max Planck Institute

Remote Moderator: Arsène Tungali

 

Panelists/Speakers:

  • Andrea Saks (DCAD)

  • Carla Reyes (DC-Blockchain)

  • John Carr (DC-COS)

  • Luca Belli, Nicolás Echániz, Ritu Srivastava (DC3)

  • Olivier Crépin-Leblond (DC-CIV)

  • Bishakha Datta (DCGIG)

  • Christopher Yoo (DC-Connecting the Unconnected)

  • Preetam Maloor (DCICC)

  • Maarten Botterman (DC-IoT)

  • Luca Belli (DCNN)

  • Stuart Hamilton (DC-PAL)

  • Hanane Boujemi (IRPC)

 

Plan for in-room participant engagement/interaction

The participants will be informed at the outset that questions and open discussion will take place after all DCs have intervened.

Participants will be encouraged to put themselves in a ‘questions queue’ while interventions are in process, by indicating this to a designated person in the room. This person will be on standby  to write them into the queue. After DCs have spoken, the moderator will call on the participants in the queue to ask their questions from the floor. A room assistant will go to them with a handheld mike.

Participants will have also had the chance to familiarize themselves with the issues raised by DCs through the “issue surveys” available at the DCs’ shared IGF Village booth and online before the meeting. The major points or propositions from DCs’ work will be contained in the surveys.

 

Remote moderator/Plan for online interaction:

A designated remote moderator will queue questions from online participants during the interventions and feed them into the discussion segment.

 

Connections with other sessions:

DCs have individual 90-minute sessions in the programme that will help shape their interventions in this main session. All of the intervening DCs will host their own IGF 2016 sessions, the majority of which will take place before the main session.

 

Desired results/objectives:

This session will be an opportunity for DCs to raise the profiles of new or under-the-radar issues, particularly ones that are not often discussed in the IGF context, such as accessibility for persons with disabilities and climate change. Participants should be inspired to take these issues back into their own communities for discussion.

Feedback in this session will also be valuable in helping each DC determine the future course of its work. Participants may confirm, question or challenge any of the conclusions and assertions put forward by DCs, as well as introduce new ideas that could be formative for their deliberations. At the same time, DCs will have the chance to illustrate why engagement in their work is important. Greater membership in DCs and their wider exposure to the IGF community is a secondary key objective of the session.



Thursday December 8, 2016 15:00 - 16:30
Main Session Room PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

15:00

WS189: Civil Society Experiences from the IANA Transition Process
Our session seeks to explore the contours of the multistakeholder model by examining the role played by civil society actors in the IANA Transition Process. ‘Roles and responsibilities’ of stakeholders to enable inclusive and sustainable growth as envisioned by the WSIS process continues to be at the heart of internet governance discussions. Civil Society as a stakeholder group encompasses incredible diversity within itself. By examining the experiences of civil society stakeholders in the IANA transition, the session will throw light on the role, successes and failures of this stakeholder group in the process. The IANA Transition is seen as a prime example of multistakeholderism in practice. An important aspect discussed apart from the diverse viewpoints within the stakeholder group will be regarding participation from marginalized actors and barriers to participation for actors from developing countries and regions. The IANA transition is an ideal case study because, it will have participants look to future multistakeholder engagements such as the continuing work stream 2 of ICANN accountability enhancements among others. This will enable new participants to get involved and old participants to refine the multistakeholder model to make it more inclusive. The discussion will be steered by the diverse and vibrant non-commercial stakeholder group composed of members of civil society, along with members from technical and academic communities. The session will feed into the goals of more inclusive governance models and the diversity within this stakeholder group fits into the larger theme of the IGF 2016 of enabling inclusive and sustainable development.

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Bhavana, Aarti 
Doria, Avri
Gross, Robin 
Mueller, Milton
Peake, Adam 
Scholte, Jan-Aart
Shears, Matthew
Stoll, Klaus 
Ten Oever, Niels 


Session Organizers
GV

Gangesh Varma

Senior Fellow, Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University Delhi


Thursday December 8, 2016 15:00 - 16:30
Workshop Room 7 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

15:00

WS157: Internet of things for Sustainable Growth
This Workshop aims to identify business models that could leverage the sustainable development of cities, fields, industries and communities.
The implementation of IoT solutions should be seen as a funding not as a cost. Its implementation is expected to bring efficiency in the provision of services by public and private entities. Solutions should be used when they have savings and only then there will be sustainability in the applications and a gain in relation to the whole society.
IoT is at the top of expectations. It ranks as a possible promoter of efficiency processes. Solutions around world are arising to promise to revolutionize our lives and the way we relate to the environment we live in. Dumpsters, sidewalks, streetlights, traffic lights, all receive the smart adjective. Some cities promote a show of diverse technologies. On the other hand, these solutions are pilots or concepts that have not yet proven their sustainability.
Implementation challenges are given:
· How to move from concept to reality?
· How to make these solutions viable economically?
· Do they bring sensitive returns to the citizen?
· Do they improve processes so as to generate savings to the public manager or the private sector?
· How to ensure security and privacy without impact on the financial viability of the solution?
Considering sustainability as the quality of a system to remain viable in activity over its lifetime, we cannot leave the show of new technologies, but it's time to embrace what is economically feasible and the solutions that could be sensitive to citizens.

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Abou-Zahra, Shadi
Diniz, Vagner
Magas , Michaela
Maló, Pedro
Marçal, Thales
Mvongo , Serge
Ogawa Matsubayashi, Marcia
Paltridge, Sam


Session Organizers
avatar for Guilherme de Paula Correa

Guilherme de Paula Correa

Infrastructure Analyst, MCTIC - Brazil


Thursday December 8, 2016 15:00 - 16:30
Workshop Room 9 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

15:00

[UNCONFERENCE]
Thursday December 8, 2016 15:00 - 18:00
Workshop Room 5 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

15:05

[LIGHTNING SESSION] Anonymity vs Hate speech?
[20-Minute Lightning Session]

Recent commitments of social media platforms and proposals for legal provisions on cybercrime to address “hate speech” are ultimately leading to more censorship and surveillance of the Internet. Measures such as content blockage and filtering, real name policies, data retention and prohibition of anonymity have been listed as solutions, but have little effect and a lot of potential damage. 

It is important to recall that privacy and anonymity are crucial to the exercise freedom of expression, particularly in hostile environments, where either the State or society itself are adverse to a debate that might be thorny, but relevant to promote shifts in old paradigms. 

What exactly is "hate speech"? What differentiates it from already established criminal provisions of such as libel and slander? Is there any kind of physical tangibility to be considered? If so, what differentiates it from incitement to crime? Does hate speech directed to the powerful differs from hate directed at minorities or socially discriminated groups? They are both equally punishable? How do we draw the line between "hate speech" and political speech? Is deletion of the speech in question and prosecution the offender the most suitable way to address hate within the society?

Taking all this questions for granted generates severe damage not only to the protection and promotion of privacy and freedom of expression, but also for the openness and security of internet architecture itself. How do we protect the victims while this questions are still on the table?

Session Organizers
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Deborah Brown

Association for Progressive Communications


Thursday December 8, 2016 15:05 - 15:25
Lightning Session Area

16:30

WS142: IDNs : 'A Key to Inclusive and Multilingual Internet'
Our workshop will primarily focus the the issue of Implementation of Multilingual Internet through IDN's (Internationalized Domain Names) so that we may connect 

remaining 57% population of the world to the internet in their local/Native language.
Many communities are actively and independently working to realize various components of multilingual internet viz. Support for Indic languages on various browsers and 

operating systems, partial support on email clients and servers, availability of software keypads and fonts for Indic languages, availability of some web content in 

local languages (though not significant), translation option from English to some of the local languages etc. 
However, there are still many challenges that need to be addressed. Broad challenges revolve around the universal acceptance of internationalized domain names, 

lack of awareness about the availability of many language tools like fonts and virtual keypads, the issue of email address internationalization, lack of 

standardization etc.
Hence, it is imperative to bring all these communities together to collectively address the challenges in creation of a multilingual ecosystem, by sharing of 

information and insights from their individual scope of work.
This workshop will ignite the thought amongst the participants to examine opportunities and challenges associated with achieving, goal of Multilingual Internet.

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Chowdhary, Harish

Batra, Mohit

Elkins, Nalini
Hariharan, Reshmi
Svancarek, Mark
Yao, Jiankang


Session Organizers
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Harish Chowdhary

Technology Analyst, National Internet Exchange of India
I am part of India's Internet Governance team that plays a pivotal role in formulating and shaping India’s Internet Governance policy. I would say my immediate as well as long-term career plans both revolve around the broad objective of serving my nation. I being an Internet Governance and an Information Security professional working with Government of India’s Ministry of Electronics & IT am well poised and on the way to achieve this goal... Read More →


Thursday December 8, 2016 16:30 - 17:00
Workshop Room 1 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

16:30

BPF-IXPs

Best Practice Forum on IXPs  -  draft agenda


Contributing to the success and continued development of Internet exchange points (IXPs)

  • Introduction & overview of the document - 10 min
Douglas Onyango, Wim Degezelle

  • An IXP: role and benefits - 10 min
Bastiaan Goslings (Netherlands - AMS-IX)

  • IXP Best practices: managing & developing an IXP - 55 min (incl Q&A)
Panel lead: Jane Coffin
Panellists: Allan MacGillivary (Canada), Sumon A.Sabir (Bangladesh), Carlos Vera (Ecuador), Antonio Moreiras (Brazil)

  • IXP information and best practice exchange - 10 min
Sharada Srinivasan (India/USA)

  • Conclusion: takeaways from this year’s BPF - 5 min


Remote moderator:  Michael Oghia




Information & Documents:
2016 Best Practice Forum on IXPs webpage: http://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/bpf-ixps

BPF 2016 Best Practice document : current draft (google docs link

Comments and suggestions on the document can be made via the IGF public review platform 

Session Organizers
avatar for Wim Degezelle

Wim Degezelle

Consultant, DUERMOVO
Independent consultant on DNS and Internet Governance related topics. Consultant with the IGF Secretariat for the Best Practices Forums on IXPs and IPv6 .


Thursday December 8, 2016 16:30 - 18:00
Workshop Room 7 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

16:30

WS132: NetGov, please meet Cybernorms. Opening the debate.
The UN Group of Governmental Experts on Information Security has become a key forum for discussing global cybersecurity. The GGE process will launch its latest round of talks in Fall 2016. These discussions will include further development of voluntary, non-binding norms for States to improve the security and stability of ICTs. To date, the GGE process has almost exclusively involved States. Meanwhile, the Internet community has been mostly absent from these discussions. To the extent that the Internet community looks to the UN, the focus has been on WSIS and ICT for Development discussions in the Second Committee (Economic and Financial). The GGE, in contrast, is a First Committee process.

Among the central achievements of the GGE to date is the elaborating of cybernorms. Among the commitments in the GGE’s 2015 Report was its endorsement of norms that States would (i) not conduct or knowingly support ICT activity that intentionally damages the use and operation of critical infrastructure, (ii) not knowingly target another State’s CSIRT, nor (iii) use their own CSIRTs for malicious activity. 

The purpose of this round table is to build a bridge between the Cybernorms discourse and Internet governance debates. At present, the two conversations have rarely intersected, but just as decisions on Internet Governance impact the security and stability of cyberspace, so too can the GGE’s adoption of cybernorms or other recommendations impact Internet Governance in significant ways. This Roundtable will include experts on both communities to create an open exchange of information, present the evolution of both debates, and ask deep questions about collaboration.

Speakers confirmed:

Hollis, Duncan
Kovacs, Anja
Hinojosa, Pablo
Maciel, Marilia
Okutani, Izumi
Pisanty, Alejandro
Poetranto, Irene
Rõigas, Henry

Session Organizers
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Pablo Hinojosa

Strategic Engagement Director, APNIC


Thursday December 8, 2016 16:30 - 18:00
Workshop Room 2 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

16:30

WS153: Let’s break down silos in cyber security and cyber crime!
In order for the Internet to contribute to sustainable growth it needs to be safe(r) and reliable. This can only be achieved through cooperation beyond traditional boundaries. Hence one of the most heard mantras in Internet governance: “we” need to break down silos, i.e. find ways in which (different) stakeholders learn to trust each other and open themselves to cooperation through different sectors and across borders to make the Internet safer.

SIDN, the manager of the .nl domain, has been involved in a number of successful cooperative initiatives in the Netherlands. We further noticed that several initiatives around the globe have led to successful cooperation, while others struggle and/or falter. In order to make more initiatives successful, it has decided to spearhead the theme “opening silos” for this year’s IGF and bring together as many known initiatives as possible. In 2016 there are still many barriers to conquer. This includes the political level, but also practical cooperation between organisations.

This workshop brings together (public – private) initiatives from around the globe with the aim to identify the critical factors which have led to a breakthrough and thus to success. 

• This workshop will present best practices for others to learn from.
• The workshop will touch upon initiatives where cooperation is not or insufficiently taking off
• It will discuss the reasons behind non-cooperation in order to advise on potential ways forward.

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

We do not have speakers in the traditional sense. This is an open discussion with all in attendance. There are representatives from INhope, GSMA, SIDN, AbuseHUB, Cyber Green, RIPENCC, Stop!Think!Connect!, US State Department, FIRST, CIRTBR, universities, and many others present to share their views on this topic for others to learn from.


Session Organizers
avatar for Wout de Natris

Wout de Natris

Consultant/owner, De Natris Consult
Apart from organising Workshop #153 'Let's break down silos in cyber security and cyber crime' on behalf of SIDN and NLIGF, you can talk to me about cyber security and SMEs, national and international cooperation and opportunities to build bridges between different silos. I'm interested to hear your views and/or discuss how I can aid you in achieving your goals in establishing cyber security and better prevent cyber crime.
MS

Maarten Simon

Sr. Legal and Policy Manager, SIDN
SV

Sophie Veraart

Communication manager, NL IGF / ECP
Since 2010 I got involved in the Dutch IGF (NL IGF). We think it is quite important for the national internet debate and international developments to be interwoven. Issues that must be dealt with nationally can be put on the international agenda, whereas it is also important for us to contribute to issues that are of international importance. The Internet Governance Forum offers the opportunity to do so. | Withing the NL IGF, the ministry... Read More →



Thursday December 8, 2016 16:30 - 18:00
Workshop Room 3 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

16:30

WS186: Direct access & the next billion:policy,problems & proposals
Connecting the next billion raises questions on the importance of creating an enabling environment. On-going connectivity efforts need to ensure that those coming online have access to a safe, secure and open Internet. Internet governance plays an important role in setting the rules of the game. 

But what happens when some players ignore or bypass these rules?

Over the last few years, there has been increasing evidence that specific agencies and authorities have direct, unimpeded access to data for intelligence gathering and law enforcement purposes without an operational role for telecommunications service providers. Moreover, data held by over-the-top providers and other institutions, such as financial bodies and air operators, may already be a reality.

From a legal perspective, this undermines efforts deployed by multi-stakeholder processes working to ensure that the governance of the internet is in accordance with the rule of law, and respects, protects and promotes human rights. By having direct access there is little or no incentive for governments to go through the existing legal framework to request communications data of their citizens, thus significantly undermining legal safeguards.

From a technology perspective, governments having direct access with or without the knowledge of service providers directly threatens the integrity, security and privacy of communications systems. Especially as compromising security for State purposes almost always compromises security more generally.

What are the legal frameworks which currently permit governments direct access? What are the current surveillance capabilities in place? Who sells this equipment? What are the human rights implications?

Speakers confirmed:

Adnan Chaudhri, Digital Rights Foundation, Pakistan (Civil Society)
Carolina Botero from Fundación Karisma, Colombia (Civil Society)
Edin Omanovic, Privacy International (Civil Society)
Judith Lichtenberg, Global Network Initiative (Private Sector)
Patrick Hiselius, Telia Company (Private Sector)
Collin Anderson, Independent Expert (Technical Community)


Session Organizers
avatar for Alexandrine Pirlot de Corbion

Alexandrine Pirlot de Corbion

Privacy International
Alexandrine is an Advocacy Officer at Privacy International working across the organisation and the PI network on privacy related issues with a particular focus on communications surveillance with the aim of engaging in advocacy activities at the national, region and international level and carrying out related thematic research. Additionally, she coordinates PI’s network of 29 organisations and experts in 20 countries across Africa, Asia... Read More →


Thursday December 8, 2016 16:30 - 18:00
Workshop Room 10 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

16:30

WS30: Strategic Litigation: Freedom of Expression Online - SE Asia
There is an emerging need to develop, enhance and defend legal frameworks to ensure a free and open internet against attempts to restrict internet freedoms and silence expression online. Freedom of expression, especially, is universally acknowledged as a demandable human right guaranteed whether offline or online.

Strategic litigation – which involves the deliberate initiation and litigation of court cases with the goal of establishing judicial precedents that are favorable to democratic rights -- has emerged as a key tool to counter increased attacks on freedom of expression online. Our panelists, who work out of Southeast Asia, will share their own experiences in strategic litigation within their own respective countries. Through the panel discussion and the participation of the attendees, there would be useful exchanges and sharing of information about best and most effective practices in strategic litigation for online rights.

Session Organizers
avatar for Oliver Xavier Reyes

Oliver Xavier Reyes

Senior Program Manager, American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative
I work on a Southeast Asia regional program that focuses on enhancing the capacity of lawyers in defending and advancing freedom of expression and other rights online, based on established international legal principles. The program also works with regional civil society organizations (CSOs) and lawyers to facilitate collaboration and improve their collective ability to effectively advocate for internet freedom.
avatar for Mark Wallem

Mark Wallem

Regional Director Internet Freedom, American Bar Association ROLI
Mark Wallem, Regional Program Director, Southeast Asia, for the Internet Freedom program, is based in Manila. The Internet Freedom program works to ensure freedom of expression online in Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, and the Philippines. Mark has over three decades of experience in law, politics, and international development. Before joining ABA ROLI in August 2014, Mark served 14 years with the National... Read More →


Thursday December 8, 2016 16:30 - 18:00
Workshop Room 4 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

16:30

Trade Agreements and the Internet

IGF was established as a global multi-stakeholder forum to address Internet-related public policy issues. But an increasing number of such issues—including domain name dispute resolution and access to registrant data, the use of encryption standards and source code disclosure mandates, and cross-borders information flows—are now also being dealt with in trade fora such as the WTO and in trade agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Trade in Services Agreement (TISA), Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).

There is a need to ensure that discussions on trade policy are not isolated from broader multi-stakeholder discussions of those same topics. In particular, because national trade ministries and trade negotiators do not always perceive these as being Internet governance issues, but view them simply as trade issues.

The session will be to open multi-stakeholder discussion, between trade officials, experts and Internet stakeholders. Participants will include government officials, former trade negotiators, prominent trade experts, industry representatives and civil society representatives.

Speakers

Civil society

  • Burcu Kilic (Public Citizen) - Turkey

  • Jeremy Malcolm (EFF) - Australia

Technical community

  • David Snead (Internet Infrastructure Coalition) – USA

Private sector

  • Joseph Alhadeff - Oracle - USA

Government, Academia and independent

  • Juan Antonio Dorantes Sánchez (Trade expert) - (Mexico)

  • Marcela Paiva Véliz (Trade expert) - (Chile)

Floor moderators

  • Maryant Fernandez - EDRI - USA
  • Olusegun Olugubile - MAG - Gov. Nigeria
  • Patricia Vargas - Syracuse University - USA

Main Moderator

  • Emily Taylor - UK

Organizers - MAG members

  • Renata Aquino Ribeiro, civil society, raquino@gmail.com

  • Omar Mansoor Ansari, private sector

  • Wanawit Akhputra, government, Thailand

Remote moderator

  • Ayden Férdeline (NCUC) – UK
  • Haoran Huang (Youth@IGF)- China
  • Lawrence Olawale Roberts - Nigeria
  • Koliwe Majama (Media Institute of Southern Africa) - Zimbabwe

Rapporteur

  • Maria Beebe - Techwomen - Afghanistan

See all the participants biographies at http://bit.ly/tradebios


Session Organizers
avatar for Omar Mansoor Ansari

Omar Mansoor Ansari

President, TechNation
Omar is entrepreneur based in Kabul helping create technologies and nourish startups. He presides over TechNation, a technology and management firm. Omar is First Vice Chair of ISOC Afghanistan, Board Member of World IT and Services and Alliance (WITSA), member of ICANN Business Constituency, and member of IGF MAG.
avatar for Renata Aquino Ribeiro

Renata Aquino Ribeiro

Researcher, E.I.
MAG IGF CS. Full bio: http://bit.ly/renataineng


Thursday December 8, 2016 16:30 - 18:00
Main Session Room PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

16:30

DC COORDINATION SESSION

Participate Online!

DC Coordination Session

Thursday 8 December, 16.30-18.00

Workshop Room 9

Proposed Guiding Questions


I. Organizational Best Practices

1. What works well in your coalition, what doesn't? 

2. How do your meetings take place throughout the year? Virtually, face-to-face, and how often? 

2. How strong is your participation and output?


II. Co-Facilitators and IGF Secretariat Role

1. Are coordination meetings helpful? How could they be done better?

2. Is having a DCs main session and coordinating efforts toward the session valuable to you?

3. Is there an additional role the co-facilitators or Secretariat should play? 

4. The Secretariat maintains/monitors established parameters for forming a DC and for considering it "active": are these adequate and fair? 


III. Coordination Moving Forwar

1. Should DCs' terms for coordination be expanded upon? Is the current ToR satisfactory?

2. The ToR mentions identifying synergies and facilitating collaboration. What opportunities could there be for substantive collaboration? Should DCs take on a joint substantive project? 

3. There was support for the issue surveys from DCs in the recently held webinar. Should DCs repeat the survey exercise next year? If so, what could a potential timeline look like?

3. Outside of planning for a possible main session next year, what expectations do DCs have for coordinated work in 2017?

 


Thursday December 8, 2016 16:30 - 18:00
Workshop Room 9 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

16:30

WS271: Civil Society & Private Sector Build ICT support for SDGs
The UN (SDGs) initiative describes itself as an “action plan for people, planet and prosperity.” The SDG agenda includes aspirations across a wide range of issues, spanning poverty, hunger, education, justice, economic growth and infrastructure, to name a few. In all, the SDG outlines 17 goals and 169 specific targets.

Given the role of critical enabler that the Internet has taken on for both developed and developing economies, the likelihood of actually achieving any of these goals will be greatly increased if information infrastructure (ICTs and the Internet) is available and made use of in relevant ways. Strong Civil Society and Private Sector partnership and bridge building with Government Officials and others will enhance the enabling role of the Internet, demonstrated with the following examples: 

SDGs 1. & 8. “No Poverty and “Decent Work and Economic Growth” 
Information Infrastructure is proving to be powerful driver of economic growth, which in many countries, has begun to lift citizens out of the clutches of poverty through job creation.

SDGs 9. & 12. “Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure” leads to “Responsible Consumption and Production”

ICTs and the Internet contribute to innovation, expansion of industry and critically important infrastructure all of which contributes to the production of goods and services to be responsibly consumed.

SDGs 2. & 3. & 4. “Zero Hunger”, “Good Health and Well-Being” need to be a given before “Quality Education” can begin.

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

  • Manu Bhardwaj, Senior Advisor on Technology and Internet Policy to the Under Secretary of the Department of State, Government, USA (confirmed)
  • Sarah Wynn-Williams, Director of Public Policy, Facebook, Private Sector, USA (confirmed)
  • Marilyn Cade, President, ICT Strategies, Private Sector, USA (confirmed) Moderator
  • Dr. Ailyn Febles, President, Union of Informatics Professionals of Cuba, Civil Society, Cuba (confirmed)
  • Tatiana Delgado, Vice President, Union of Informatics Professionals of Cuba, Civil Society, Cuba (confirmed)
  • Ivan Barreto, Vice President, Association of Pedagogues of Cuba, Civil Society, Cuba (confirmed)
  • Yarina Amoroso, President, Society of Right of Informatics in Cuba, Civil Society, Cuba (confirmed)
  • Salam Al Waeli, Director of Programs-IJMA3 and Board member-WAVE, NGO, Iraq, (confirmed remote participation)
  • Anders Halvorsen, Vice President, WITSA, NGO, USA. (confirmed remote rapporteur)
  • Sam Paltridge, Directorate of Science, Technology and Industry, OECD, IGO, France (confirmed)
  • Ellen Blackler, Vice President Global Public Policy, The Walt Disney Company, Private Sector, USA (confirmed)
  • Jimson Olufuye, Chair, African ICT Alliance [AfiCTA], NGO, Nigeria (confirmed)
  • Gonzalo Lopez-Barajas Huder, Manager Public Policy & Internet, Telefonica, Private Sector, Spain (confirmed)
  • Ms. Iffat Gill, CEO, The Code to Change, Civil Society, Pakistan (confirmed remote participation)
  • Wahab Sadaat, Deputy Minister, Minsitry of Communications and IT, Afghanistan, Government, (confirmed)
  • Garland T. McCoy, President, Technology Education Institute, Civil Society, USA. (confirmed onsite rapporteur)  

 


Session Organizers
avatar for Garland McCoy

Garland McCoy

President, Technology Education Institute
Committed to Connecting the Next Billion.



Thursday December 8, 2016 16:30 - 18:00
Workshop Room 8 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

17:00

WS108: Empowerment through Quality Online Education
Today there is a fast increase in numbers of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), open data and educational content (Open Educational Resources (OERs)) on the Internet and the process is getting even faster with emerging technologies: mobile, virtual and augmented reality etc. More and more educational programs depend on Internet resources. And online education services now are major approaches for empowerment people. Access to such a large and unregulated body of information, as exists on the Internet, suggests a need for content quality ranking and critical evaluation of related educational Internet resources as the information there might be both not relevant, not up to date and not scientific. Relevance of the educational content with labour markets is also important and it should be taken into consideration within ranking of the content. Thus, there should be basic principles of quality ranking of education services, and especially educational content discussed during the IGF with representatives of different stakeholders groups. This topic is an emerging issue and is connected to the emerging issues sub-theme of the IGF 2016 together with main topic of the IGF 2016. 
This workshop will be a continuation of 3 workshops from previous IGFs: “Empowering displaced people and migrants through online services” (IGF 2013), “Empowerment displaced people through online educational services” (IGF 2014) and “OERs and empowerment through quality online content” which was held in 2015 at the IGF and was of a high interest by different stakeholders.

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

CAVALLI, OLGA
Cárdenas, Cristina
Hfaiedh, Ines
Komarov, Mikhail
Liu, Chuang
Shcherbovich, Andrey


Session Organizers
avatar for Sarah Kiden

Sarah Kiden

Head Systems, Uganda Christian University
Open Source Technologies
avatar for Bonface Shaquile Witaba

Bonface Shaquile Witaba

Social Entrepreneur| Consultant in Internet Governance&Policy Research| ICANN Fellow| AFRINIC Fellow| ICT4D Facilitator


Thursday December 8, 2016 17:00 - 18:00
Workshop Room 1 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

17:00

OF34: UNESCO

UNESCO Open Forum session:
 

Putting Internet Universality at the heart of the SDGs

This session will provide participants with an introduction to UNESCO's Internet Universality approach and ROAM principles (standing for a Rights-based, Open, Accessible, Multistakeholder-shaped Internet) and link them directly to this year's IGF theme of “enabling inclusive and sustainable growth.” Building on this basis, four key topics will be covered: 



1)      Internet governance and the Sustainable Development Goals

With the ongoing technological transformations and after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2015, it is clear that an open and collaborative Internet will be a critical component in achieving sustainable development. Building on the 2015 IGF, UNESCO, UNDP Regional Office for LAC and GFMD propose an open debate on the connections between the Internet Governance agenda and the 2030 development agenda.

Introduction : Frank La Rue, ADG/CI

Discussants:

  • Anriette Esterhuysen, APC



2)      Internet Indicators Project

In 2013, Member States called at UNESCO's General Conference for a comprehensive and consultative multi-stakeholder study on Internet-related issues within UNESCO's fields of competence. This study is online at http://www.unesco.org/new/en/internetstudy and was formally endorsed by the Member States during the 38th UNESCO General Conference in November 2015.  The study promotes the “Internet Universality” concept, an Internet based on human rights, and the principles of openness, accessibility and multi-stakeholder participation, the primary framework, which will be used in this project.

UNESCO will outline and propose for discussion an initial set of Internet indicators assessing democracy, human rights and sustainable and inclusive development dimensions, while using the concept of Internet Universality (see above) as the guiding framework. 

Introduction: Guy Berger, Director, Freedom of Expression and Media Development Division (FEM) or Guilherme Canela De Souza Godoi, Programme Specialist, Montevideo Regional Office, UNESCO

Discussants:

  • Anri van der Spuy
  • UNDP Regional Office for LAC



3)      Balancing transparency and privacy

Balancing freedom of expression and privacy remains an important debate at the IGF in recent years. UNESCO takes this debate further to shed light on the intersections between specific aspects of freedom of information, as included in freedom of expression, and transparency. We will share highlights of the new edition of UNESCO’s Internet Freedom Series publication, relating transparency issues to privacy protection in the digital age.  Come and learn more about the tension between the public’s need to access and use public information, and privacy and personal data protection, particularly in the context of ongoing trend of ever spreading applications of big data, open data, IoT, smart cities, etc.

Introduction: Guy Berger, Director, Freedom of Expression and Media Development Division (FEM)



4)      Universal access: Multilingualism and empowering peoples with disabilities

Universal access to the Internet requires that all people, including with disabilities, can access the Internet in the language they speak, in order to enable an “inclusive and sustainable growth” of the Internet. For this, Internet users need to create and access content and have software tools in their own languages. UNESCO will briefly present multilingualism on the Internet facts, including from its work with EURid, and share information on the new UNESCO Atlas of Languages in Danger project.

Introduction: Indrajit Banerjee, Director, Knowledge Societies Division (KSD), UNESCO

Discussant:

  • Giovanni Seppia, External Relations Manager, EURid




Chairperson: Frank La Rue, Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information, UNESCO

Rapporteur: Xianhong Hu, Programme Specialist, FEM, UNESCO

Online moderator: Cédric Wachholz, Programme Specialist, KSD, UNESCO



Session Organizers

Thursday December 8, 2016 17:00 - 18:00
Workshop Room 6 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico
 
Friday, December 9
 

08:00

ICC-BASIS Business Briefing (for Business Delegates)
Session Organizers
avatar for Timea Suto

Timea Suto

Project Coordinator, ICC BASIS
Timea coordinates activities and input for ICC’s Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS). In this role she helps bring together experts that make up the global membership of the advocacy initiative. BASIS acts as the voice of business and facilitates business participation and input into multistakeholder and intergovernmental activities on Internet governance and ICT for development.


Friday December 9, 2016 08:00 - 08:50
Workshop Room 2 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

WS225: Hands-on youth-driven Internet initiatives
With the growing integration of the Internet in the lives of a substantial part of the world’s population, its governance is an emerging question that is of leading importance to all of society. However, knowledge about what the network is and what are the methods employed in its decision making process are questions that remain largely secluded within a community of experts. While access to the network grows, the diffusion of knowledge about themes such as the multistakeholder model and the participation in collaborative projects remains low to society as a whole.

As the youth who grew up with the Internet as an integral part of their lives start to penetrate academia and the work market, they are finding innovative ways of engaging their communities and peers with a hands-on approach, leading projects that offer new perspectives of reaching out to society. Faced with financial limitations, the youth that wish to be part of the process find ways to overcome language and cultural barriers, and become ever more present in the Internet Governance structure.

This panel seeks to discuss the state and possibility of growth of youth-driven initiatives based on projects that are already on course, taking as a basis the Governance Primer course, the Youth SIG in Latin America, The Peregrino project, Wikimedia Mexico, and other relevant experiences, all of which are largely or entirely run by youth, and attempt to bridge in different ways the global society and the Internet.

Participants are very encouraged to present their own projects!

Speakers confirmed:

Datysgeld, Mark
Callegari, Agustina
Martínez, Iván
Moura, Lucas
Okal, June
Fratti, Sara


Session Organizers
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Mark Datysgeld

Researcher, São Paulo State University
I am a BA in International Relations and currently pursuing a master's degree in the same area in the Graduate Program San Tiago Dantas (UNESP, UNICAMP, PUC-SP), specialized in the themes of the Digital Revolution and Internet Governance. I am the coordinator of the "Networks, technologies and modern world" area of IPPRI/UNESP's Center for International Studies and Analyses (NEAI). I am also the founder and coordinator of the Governance Primer... Read More →


Friday December 9, 2016 09:00 - 10:00
Workshop Room 4 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

OF12: COMMONWEALTH INTERNET GOVERNANCE FORUM
Aims to inform stakeholders of the work of the Commonwealth within the Internet Governance Forum under the banner Commonwealth Internet Governance Forum, follow up on the discussions of the CIGF held at the IGF 2015, particularly on encouraging greater engagement by Commonwealth stakeholders in internet governance, share national/regional best practices pertaining to the potential role of Internet Governance in inclusive and sustainable Growth and inform stakeholders of the upcoming activities that lend to broadbasing Internet Governance.

Name of Speaker(s)

Shola taylor, Secretary-General, CTO


Session Organizers

Friday December 9, 2016 09:00 - 10:00
Workshop Room 6 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

WS97: How to create relevant Internet Governance Content
Internet Governance Content:
How to Make and Keep it Multistakeholder, Diverse, Multilingual and & a Means for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth

The purpose of this workshop is to exchange ideas and debate about the challenges related to the creation of Internet Governance Content, in the context of making it diverse, multilingual and truly multistakeholder.

WSIS+10 Outcome Document recognizes that there is a digital divide among developed and developing countries, and a primary dimension of this divide is content accessibility. It also recognizes that the approach to close the digital divide must be multidimensional and should understand quality of access, language and localized content.The creation of high quality, multilingual Internet Governance content is one way to move beyond “information societies” to “knowledge societies”. Internet Governance content can help developing countries and the Internet community at large to understand the complexity of Internet services, and how to address the challenges of regulations, cybersecurity and other technological developments that directly impact their everyday lives.

The debate will be opened under these general ideas:

How to create high quality Internet Governance content?
In which way can this content be created considering the multilingualism?
How can local content be reflected in the creation of Internet Governance content?
What does it mean for content to be truly multistakeholder? 
Who are the gatekeepers of information? How can we democratize information?
How can we create a globalized resources using a decentralized process?
For members from similarly inclined organizations, how do they democratize/translate/share this information?

These are the distinguished colleagues that will share with us their ideas:

Martinez, Cintya
Aquino Ribeiro, Renata
Solis, Cynthia
Carrera, Sergio
Barrett, Kerry-Anne
Maltseva , Svetlana
Chung, Edmond
Alaraj, Nadira
Lucena, Cláudio
Munyua, Alice
Garcia P. van Hoogstraten, Caterine

Join us on site or remotely to share your experience and ideas!!

See you all in México

Olga and Dustin

Session Organizers
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Olga Cavalli

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Argentina, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Argentina
ISOC Board of Trustees Member | President ISOC Argentina chapter | Former MAG Member - Advisor Committee to the United Nations Secretary General - IGF | GAC Vicechair - ICANN - Argentina Representative | Academic Director SSIG - South School on Internet Governance | Academic Director - Dominios Latinoamerica | Board Member - Argentina National Center of Engineers | President Commission "Women Engineers" Argentina National Center of... Read More →
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Dustin Phillips

Co-Executive Director, ICANNWiki


Friday December 9, 2016 09:00 - 10:30
Workshop Room 1 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

WS115: How do Cybersecurity, Development and Governance interact?

The IGF's primary focus is to highlight how the discussion around Internet governance can impact the SDGs. Simultaneously, there has been increased attention drawn to the role of cybersecurity and its place both within the Internet governance framework, as well as how increased cybersecurity capacity might impact economic growth both in developed and developing countries.

 However, there are conflicting views on whether these differing fields are operationally compatible. For example, working through governance frameworks to improve Internet penetration in developing countries would help achieve some aims of the development agenda, but could also erode global cybersecurity by increasing the number of users susceptible to malicious attacks. Additionally, there has not been clearly identifiable proof that actually increasing cybersecurity capacity will improve the economic advancement of a country, much less whether working in an Internet governance framework is the way to achieve this secure state.

This session aims to bring together individuals from different sectors who will provide arguments for a) the convergence of these three issues, b) reasoning for why they would be separate working streams, and c) provide stance on when security, development, and governance interact and when they do not based on examples.


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Kerry-Ann Barrett

Cybersecurity Policy Specialist, Organization of American States
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Carolin Weisser

The Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre is a leading international centre at the University of Oxford for research on efficient and effective cybersecurity capacity building. We promote an increase in the scale, pace, quality and impact of cybersecurity capacity building initiatives across the world. | | The Capacity Centre has created a first-of-its-kind model to review cybersecurity capacity maturity across five dimensions which... Read More →


Friday December 9, 2016 09:00 - 10:30
Workshop Room 3 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

WS126: Safe&Secure Cyberspace for Youth: Solutions for Asia&Africa

WS126: Safe and Secure Cyberspace for Youth: Solutions for Asia and Africa (Friday, December 9, 09:00-10:30, @ Workshop Room 2)

【Overview】 How Can We Protect Youth Online?: Challenges v. Possible Solutions

The purpose of our workshop is to explore serious issues resulting from the rapid expansion of mobile broadband connections and the wide proliferation of smartphones across Asia and Africa. Our workshop introduces good practices to solve them, such as improving ICT literacy, setting-up Internet hotlines, and/or promoting the use of filtering services while respecting the freedom of expression and the right to know, in order to protect youth from illegal and harmful online contents and to promote the proper use of smartphones by youth. We strongly believe the workshop will help achieve inclusive and sustainable growth in developing countries.

The mobile-based network explosively increases the amount of data flow by which people’s standard of living can be improved. Ever more people are using social media for communication and expression, and in particular, it is no exaggeration to say that daily smartphone usage is indispensable for young people in order to share their opinions and pictures, sympathize or even mobilize to express their emotions via social media. 

While the importance of mobile-based communication is self-evident, this trend also gives rise to a negative effect, i.e., easy access to illegal and harmful online contents. Such access causes serious problems like fictitious or expensive claims, online bullying, online child sexual exploitation and abuse, and cyber racism. In worst case scenario, these problems show up in the real world and cause physical impacts. Since the contents remain in the cyberspace perpetually unless appropriate measures are taken, an urgent response to these issues is required.

【Agenda】

1. Opening Remarks

2. Presentations (1): From Institutional Perspectives

3. Presentations (2): From Youth Perspectives

4. Panel Discussion (1): Cross-Regional & Age Dialogue

5. Panel Discussion (2): Brainstorming Session on SDGs

6. Q&A Session (Again; if time allows)

7. Closing Remarks from All Panelists

【Diverse Panelists】 

-Dr. Makoto Yokozawa, Senior Consultant, Nomura Research Institute/Visiting Professor, The Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University

-Ms. Veronica Donoso, Executive Director, International Association of Internet Hotlines (INHOPE)

-Mr. Arsene Tungali, Co-founder & Executive Director, Rudi International

-Mr. Raymond Yang, Ambassador, NetMission.Asia 

-Ms. Shirley Wong, Representative, Hong Kong Youth Internet Governance Forum (HKYIGF)

*Unfortunately, Dr. Cisse Kane, President of African Civil Society on the Information Society (ACSIS) cannot join us. 

【Moderator】

-Mr. Kenta Mochizuki, Attorney at Law (New York), Public Policy & Corporate Governance, Corporate Management Group, Yahoo Japan Corporation


Session Organizers
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Kenta Mochizuki

Attorney at Law (New York), Public Policy & Corporate Governance, Corporate Management Group, Yahoo Japan Corporation
Kenta Mochizuki is an attorney at law (New York) for public policy & corporate governance of corporate management group, Yahoo Japan Corporation. As an international lawyer, he specializes a wide range of international legal and public policy issues including, but not limited to Internet governance, international taxation, international trade, and international data privacy. He has been participating in many relevant meetings with Japanese... Read More →



Friday December 9, 2016 09:00 - 10:30
Workshop Room 2 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

Youth Coalition on Internet Governance (YCIG)
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Friday December 9, 2016 09:00 - 10:30
Workshop Room 7 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

WS90: The internet and ESCRs: working from experience to policy
The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) will host a roundtable on economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs) and the internet to discuss the implications of ESCRs on internet policy development. We expect this to be a robust and wide-ranging discussion on the importance of the internet as an enabler of ESCRs drawing from the diverse experiences of those who will participate in the roundtable. We expect about 15-20 participants in the roundtable. These include country-level authors for the 2016 Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) report which focuses on ESCRs and the internet, experts in the field of copyright, cultural rights, and gender rights, government representatives from Uruguay, Colombia, India, South Africa and Kenya, and one participant who has served as a Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression at the Human Rights Council. The GISWatch authors represent experiences in countries as diverse as South Korea, Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina, Costa Rica, the Balkan region, Yemen, and Canada, and include a mix of journalists, academics, internet-rights activits and organisations working on ESCRs. The objective of the roundtable will be to extract high-level policy considerations from the discussions.
The latest edition of the Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch) report will look at the role of the internet in realising economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs), will be  launched during the roundtable, and used to illustrate perspectives where appropriate.
This roundtable is part of APC's three-year research and capacity building project on ESCRs and the internet. More on the project can be found here: http://www.apc.org/en/projects/internet-rights-are-economic-social-cultural-rights. 

 

 


Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Abraham, Sunil 
Antonov, Pavel
Barrera, Lourdes Vianney
Oh, Byoung-il
pellizzer, valentina


Session Organizers
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Roxana Bassi

GISWatch Coordinator, APC
IT & Telecommunications Engineer with experience in the application of ICTs for development, with a generalistic approach | Currently GISWATCH coordinator at APC (Association for Progressive communications). | http://www.giswatch.org | http://www.roxanabassi.com.ar/


Friday December 9, 2016 09:00 - 10:30
Workshop Room 5 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

WS134: Assemblies and Associations online: Coping with Challenges
The significance of Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) cannot be wholly realised without appreciating the benefits of recognising and defending freedom of assembly and association (FoAA) online. When people freely assemble and associate online, they are able to discuss and exchange ideas, resulting in free flow of information thus helping build stronger and more just societies. 

There are many examples of like-minded citizens rallying for a cause, whether in a geographical location or across borders, utilising growing access to the internet. The widespread use of ICTs during the Arab Spring and the Occupy movement has prompted global discussions. Discourse around FoAA is well developed, however, rhetoric surrounding its online application is in its nascence.

The Internet has enhanced human freedoms to come together around common interests to build associations and networks. Online spaces free of restrictions, would result in a vibrant and democratic enclave where information, ideas, expressions and discourse on social, political and economic issues adhere to recognizably democratic norms and procedures.

Thus, addressing the ability to freely associate and assemble are central to goals relating to the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, the provision of access to justice for all, and building effective, accountable institutions at all levels. Particularly to, 
16.6 Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels
16.7 Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels
16.10 Ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements.

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Olukotun, Deji
Srivastava, Ritu


Session Organizers
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Tehmina

Program Manager, Bytes for All
Freedom of Expression, IRHR, Freedom of association and assembly online.
SA

Shahzad Ahmad

Country Director, Bytes for All, Pakistan
Country Director at Bytes for All, Pakistan. Bytes for All is a human rights organization with a focus on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for development, democracy and social justice. It experiments and organizes debate on the relevance of ICTs for sustainable development and strengthening human rights movements in the country. My focus of work includes ICT policy advocacy, Internet rights, privacy and freedom of expression... Read More →


Friday December 9, 2016 09:00 - 10:30
Workshop Room 8 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

09:00

WS212: Promoting Innovation & Entrepreneurship in the Global South
The Internet and related information and communication technologies have the potential to play a pivotal role in helping achieving more inclusive innovation and development. The Internet economy can contribute towards inclusiveness in various ways: for example, it can help entrepreneurs and small businesses engage in innovations by facilitating access to information at lower cost, by providing a platform for new businesses opportunities, and by access to new markets.

This workshop looks at challenges faced by innovators and entrepreneurs in the developing countries. The challenges may be access to capital, capacity building, and scaling up projects. How can these challenges be bridged? The workshop will also seek to identify the opportunities available to the entrepreneurs.

The session will start by an overview from Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia Pacific, and Africa on what they have been doing to promote innovation and entrepreneurship within the regions. 

Innovation including in the area of the Internet economy and entrepreneurship plays a central role in development. The workshop will also seek to find ways to ensure that internet innovation is inclusive, giving equal opportunities to all regions in the global south. The aim is to find solutions to realise the UN Sustainable Development goals by bridging the inequality gap, reduce poverty, and improve the living standards in developing countries.

The deliverable of the workshop will seek to find solutions that link to the Sustainable development goals of ending poverty in all it’s form everywhere, and also promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work.

Speakers confirmed:

Kukubo, Paul: Board Member, Communications Authority of Kenya, and Chairman of Rafica Ltd an Agri-technology firm
Cadena, Sylvia: Head of Programs, APNIC Foundation.
Caeiro, Carolina: Coordinator of Development Projects, LACNIC
Dogniez, Joyce: Senior Director, Global Engagement, Internet Society


Session Organizers
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Vymala

External Relation, AFRINIC
About how to use the Internet to reduce Gaps and enhance Socio Economic development.
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Mwendwa Kivuva

AFRINIC Limited, AFRINIC Limited
Opportunity Scout at @fireafrica. Project Manager for The African Network Information Center (AFRINIC.net)


Friday December 9, 2016 09:00 - 10:30
Workshop Room 10 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

10:00

IGF Best Practice Forums (BPFs) and Policy Options for Connecting the Next Billion(s)
This session will present the outputs of the 2016 IGF stakeholder-driven Best Practice Forums (BPFs) on IXPs, IPv6, Gender and Access, and Cybersecurity, as well as showcase the outcomes of the Phase II of the IGF Policy Options for Connecting the Next Billion(s).

The session will highlight that these community activities have resulted in tangible resources from which policymakers can draw when addressing Internet policy issues. The session will also seek community suggestions and input as to how these outputs could be taken forward into other relevant Internet governance fora and how IGF community intersessional work could be enhanced looking ahead to 2017 and beyond. The discussion will also address how to improve IGF outputs in light of the recommendations of the CSTD WG on IGF Improvements.

Agenda:

  • Introduce the Session/Overview of IGF BPFs and CENB Community Work (10 mins)(Constance Bommelaer, ISOC)
  • Presentation of BPF work/outputs (approx. 7 minutes each- lightning talk presentations by BPF coordinator(s) -  promo talk for the output document & focus on 2 questions: what is in the output? for why is it useful?) (28 mins total)
  • Presentation of CENB Phase II work/outputs (25 minutes)
  • Audience Q/A w/ BPF and CENB representatives led by co-moderators + Conclusions/Way forward for BPFs and CENB - looking ahead to 2017 (30 minutes)

 Chair(s) and/or Moderator(s):

Chair: Constance Bommelaer, ISOC

Co- Moderator: Helani Galpaya (LIRNEasia)

Co-Moderator: Alison Gillwald (Research ICT Africa)

Honorary Host Country Co-Chair: Juan Carlos Hernandez, Federal Telecommunications Institute, Mexico

Panelists/Speakers:

(Final list of speakers subject to change)

CENB Phase II:

Frank Larue, UNESCO

Alex Wong, WEF

Representative from NRIs

Christopher Yoo, University of Pennsylvania

BPFs:

2016 IGF BPF Cybersecurity - Markus Kummer, Maarten Van Horenbeeck, Fastly, FIRST

2016 IGF BPF Gender and Access - Jac Sm Kee, Renata Aquino Ribeiro

2016 IGF BPF IPv6 - Izumi Okutani, Sumon A. Sabir

2016 IGF BPF IXPs - TBC

Connections with other sessions:

  • Substantive BPF 90 minute sessions will be held prior to the main session and these outcomes will be reported out.

Desired results/output? And possible next steps for the work?

  • Commitments from other IG processes/stakeholders/organizations/NRIs to take on IGF outputs, continue work, etc.

  • Suggestions on how to improve IGF outputs

  • Practical recommendations for IGF 2017
 

Session Organizers
AV

Anri van der Spuy

Internet Governance Forum


Friday December 9, 2016 10:00 - 11:30
Main Session Room PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

10:15

OF30: UN WOMEN

Session Description:

This ITU-UN Women Open Forum panel discussion focuses on the global gender digital divide and highlights EQUALS: The Global Partnership for Gender Equality in the Digital Age which aims to create “an unstoppable global movement where women and girls are equal participants in the digital technology revolution”. EQUALS is committed to closing the gender digital divide by bringing global stakeholders to a centralized platform for coordinated action including data and information sharing.

EQUALS was announced at the annual meeting of the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development on September 18 in New York with high level support from the ITU Secretary General and UN Women’s Executive Director. EQUALS launched a social media and communications campaign that has received tremendous feedback from prominent leaders, high level representatives and professionals.

Several Consultations amongst partners have taken place virtually since then, with the first physical meeting and coalition discussions took place at ITU Telecom World 2016 on November 16 in Bangkok to discuss the priorities and action steps. The priority areas identified by partners will be the focus of the partnership and will allow EQUALS to set measurable targets that support the achievement of commitments made by partners. The formal launch of EQUALS is planned to take place at the 2017 WEF Davos meeting.

Areas of action:

Providing a shared platform, the partnership is committed to leveraging on and optimally utilizing the strengths, talents and reach of the partners to focus on three key thematic areas: access, skills, and leadership. Without access, no participation is even possible. After access comes the need to educate women and girls about the numerous opportunities of the digital age and develop in them proper skills leading to a real and positive impact on their lives, families and societies. And by encouraging female leadership, EQUALS ensures longevity and mentorship, enabling this movement to grow and evolve organically.

 

Moderator: ITU, Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Chief of the Strategic and Planning Mem - Moderator

Opening remarks:  Lara Blanco, Deputy Director for UN Women Americas & Caribbean Regional Office, UN WOMEN

Panelists:

Microsoft, Paul Mitchell  – Private Sector
GSMA, Claire Sibthorpe– Private Sector
Mexico, Yolanda Martínez Mancilla - Government
Web Foundation (Alliance for Affordable Internet), Nanjira Sambuli – Civil Society
IGF Secretariat, TBA – Civil Society
UNCTAD, Cecile Barayre – International Organization


Session Organizers
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Despoina Sareidaki

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
ICT Policy Analyst specializing in the area of Cybersecurity and Internet Policy


Friday December 9, 2016 10:15 - 11:15
Workshop Room 6 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

10:15

DC on Accountability

Accountability of Internet governance organizations has increasingly become the focus of Internet governance debates and discussions in recent years. This is mainly due to the removal of United States oversight from ICANN and the transition of oversight to the multistakeholder community. The question of accountability of ICANN and its multistakeholder governance structure has triggered debates about other IG institutions governance system and their accountability. In this session, we will cover some of the accountability discussions that are at the moment being held at ICANN. The issues that are being discussed are not only specific to ICANN and can also be applied to other Internet governance organizations. By discussing these issues, we will set the scene for the focus of the DC and its methods to help enhance the accountability of Internet governance organizations. 
The session will be divided into two 45 minute segments: the first segment discusses ICANN accountability issues such as jurisdiction, human rights, accountability of stakeholder groups participating in policy making at ICANN, diversity, and other issues.
The second segment will discuss the future of the dynamic coalition what it should focus on and how to proceed. 
We also invite those interested to become a member of the Dynamic Coalition on Accountability of Internet Governance Organizations. You can send an email to farzaneh.badii[at]gmail.com and request to join the dynamic coalition. Or simply subscribe to our mailing list: http://mailman.netgov-accountability.org/listinfo/discuss

Milton Mueller 
Tatiana Tropina
Matthew Shears
Corrine Cath
Steve Del Bianco
 

Session Organizers
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Farzaneh Badiei

Associate Researcher, Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society
Farzaneh Badiei is an associate researcher at Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society. She is finalizing her PhD at the Institute of Law and Economics, Hamburg University, Germany. Farzaneh’s research focuses on the institutional design of online private justice systems in commercial contexts. She is also interested in studying online intermediaries such as social networks and payment intermediaries and their justice systems, using a... Read More →


Friday December 9, 2016 10:15 - 11:45
Workshop Room 4 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

10:15

NRIs COORDINATION SESSION
Friday December 9, 2016 10:15 - 11:45
Workshop Room 9 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

10:45

WS196: On cybersecurity, who has got our back?: A debate
This workshop will debate the motion “This house believes that, in the interest of collective cybersecurity, technology companies should not allow government access to consumer data”. Two teams, of two to three speakers each, will present a three-five minute statement either in defense or against the motion which will address cybersecurity and related issues, including data protection, encryption, and the role of different stakeholders in protecting consumer and citizen security, as well as the security, stability and resilience of the internet. 

In response to a request by the FBI to unlock customer data from one of its devices to help a crime investigation, Apple recently stated “The U.S government is asking us to undermine decades of security advancements that protect our customers...with implications far beyond the case at hand”. This case, which made headlines around the world, brought to the fore some of the most pressing internet governance issues of the day. The internet can only be a driver for inclusive and sustainable growth if it is open, free and secure. The implications of such debates are undoubtedly shaping the future of the internet. But was Apple right or wrong - would cooperation with the FBI have made the internet, and by extension its users, less secure? By enabling an open and frank debate, this session aims to contribute to more informed discussions about cybersecurity and related issues which will shape the future of the internet and the exercise of human rights online worldwide for years to come.

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Bergstein , Brian 
Lazanski , Dominique
Prakash , Pranesh 
Tropina , Tatiana 


Session Organizers
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Daniela Schnidrig

Project Coordinator, Global Partners Digital


Friday December 9, 2016 10:45 - 11:45
Workshop Room 2 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

10:45

WS29: Bridging digital device gap the blind through technology
On 25 September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the milestone document called “Transforming our world; the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. The said document consists of 17 goals, also known as Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and 169 targets which all countries aim to achieve by 2030. One of 17 goals emphasizes on reducing inequality that fits perfectly with theme of IGF 2016 “Enabling inclusiveness and Sustainable Growth” 
The Health Equity Monitoring Project report (2013) conducted by International Health Policy Program showed that the blind who are in labor market in Thailand was approximately 12.9% compared with total workforce ages. In addition, 58% of the blind completed only primary school that led for gaining lower-income. Consequently, they have encountered on inequality and unwell-being in their quality of life.
In order to reduce inequality for the blind; as one of marginalized groups in Thai society, enhancing internet accessibility for the blind, who have encountered with unfriendly internet accessibility, leads for improvement of their quality of life and well-being as well. Therefore, Thailand through Thailand Association of the Blind collaborated with Information technology experts has introduced an innovative technology solutions in order to reduce inequality of internet accessibility among the blind.

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Amornvivat, Natwut



Friday December 9, 2016 10:45 - 11:45
Workshop Room 5 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

10:45

OF38: UNIVERSIDAD DE CIENCIAS INFORMATICAS (CUBA)
La Universidad de las Ciencias Informáticas ha constituido ejemplo de inclusión para la mujer posibilitando el acceso a la formación en una carrera tecnológica con miles de egresadas hasta 2015. Ha promovido la igualdad de acceso a las oportunidades sin distinción de edad, raza o procedencia. Muestra la capacidad innovadora de la mujer cubana y su integración en la sociedad con un aporte significativo en el proceso de informatización. Asegura el dominio de las TIC´s para su aplicación en diversos sectores del desarrollo socioeconómico del país, con alcance nacional, donde laboran al graduarse como Ingenieras. Conjuga la formación y la investigación, con la extensión universitaria y el desarrollo de software como parte del novedoso modelo de formación. Desarrolla las capacidades de crear soluciones informáticas para problemas sociales de su entorno y asumen la dirección tecnológica de procesos y proyectos de envergadura como muestra del empoderamiento y la participación.

Name of Speaker(s)

Delly Lien González Hernández


Session Organizers

Friday December 9, 2016 10:45 - 11:45
Workshop Room 10 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

10:45

WS240: Building trust and confidence: implement internet standards
This workshop identifies new practices in speeding up implementation of standards, through expanding existing practices, exploring new solutions and ways of cooperation to encourage users and providers to use modern standards, as a collaborative exercise by businesses, technical community, civil society, academia and governments. 

Digital technologies have spread rapidly across the world, acknowledges the WorldBank Development Report “Digital Dividends”. In many instances digital technologies have boosted economic growth, expanded job opportunities and improved service delivery. Yet their aggregate impact has fallen short and benefits are unevenly distributed in the world.

Inclusive and sustainable growth can only be accomplished within a trusted and robust internet ecosystem. The Internet infrastructure is its corner stone, operating based upon a set of core standards and protocols, including TCP/IP Protocol Suite, Domain Name System (DNS) and routing protocols. These layers could be regarded global public goods.

As such, the Internet only works properly if its underlying values – openness, universality, interoperability and accessibility – are guaranteed and if it facilitates the main objectives of data security: confidentiality, integrity and availability. For this purpose many standards were developed by the technical community: IPv6, DNSSEC, TLS, DKIM, SPF and DMARC

It is vital that users can rely on the fundamental Internet protocols and standards functioning properly. The problem nowadays is not the lack of those standards, but the effective implementation falling short. Based on good practices in various parts of the world, our ultimate aim is to constitute a community of expertise on implementing these internet standards.

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Coffin, Jane
Goslings, Bastiaan
Kolkman, Olaf



Friday December 9, 2016 10:45 - 12:15
Workshop Room 1 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

10:45

WS149: Finding ways to build confidence in stakeholder legitimacy
Legitimacy of multistakeholder IG processes and outcomes are inextricably linked with participants’ legitimacy and accountability. Critics of multistakeholder IG point to lack of clarity over who participates and what institution/organization/entity they represent. They see incongruity when individual stakeholders offer personal opinions alongside representatives of organized collections of individuals, representatives of entities/interest groups, and government representatives who see themselves as responsible for meeting the needs of millions of citizens. 

While supporters of multistakeholder IG believe the openness of IG processes is one of its core strengths, for critics, this openness can enable “bad actors” and others to “capture” or distort what should be consensus-based decision-making process. The result is that critics of multistakeholderism, and marginalized voices in IG processes, have less confidence in IG processes to contribute, as part of the WSIS and SDG frameworks, to achieving inclusive and sustainable growth.

Many multistakeholder IG processes have rudimentary ways to prioritize views of representatives of groups over individuals. e.g.:

  • CSTD’s working groups asked stakeholder groups to nominate a limited number of representatives
  • ICANN’s Cross-Community Working Groups prioritize representatives of ICANN constituencies (“members”) over individuals (“observers/participants”).

However, there are other ways stakeholders can achieve disproportionate influence, including:

  • Informal sources of power (expertise, seniority/age, ubiquitous presence)
  • Misrepresenting the size and decision-making processes of a group a stakeholder asserts to represent

This workshop will build on the Multistakeholder BPF and stakeholder legitimacy and accountability work in other sectors to identify and manage challenges in IG stakeholder legitimacy.

Background paper (PDF)

Breakout group documents:
(These are fully editable, so feel free to add your responses to the topics directly into the documents at any time before the session as well as during the session)
  1. Is there a need to prove the legitimacy of stakeholder groups and their members, and if so, what are ways that legitimacy can be established?
  2. Stakeholder groups and their configurations
  3. Levels of stakeholder representation (individuals through to aggregated groupings)
  4. How do stakeholders manage the participation of entities or individuals that are not deemed to have a high level of legitimacy in a process?

Breakout group facilitators:

Tereza Horejsova

Dominique Lazanski

Jim Prendergast

Samantha Dickinson


Session Organizers
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Samantha Dickinson

Internet governance consultant and writer, Lingua Synaptica
Samantha Dickinson is a writer and Internet governance consultant at Lingua Synaptica, with expertise in analyzing and explaining Internet-related issues under discussion at ICANN and at intergovernmental forums including the ITU, CSTD and UNGA. She live tweets Internet governance meetings and is followed and read by a wide range of Internet governance participants from the Internet technical community, civil society and the business sector, as... Read More →
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Jovan Kurbalija

Director, Geneva Internet Platform
Director, DiploFoundation & Geneva Internet Platform



Friday December 9, 2016 10:45 - 12:15
Workshop Room 7 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

11:30

DC on Platform Responsibility
DCPR 3rd Annual Meeting – 9 December 2016, 11:30-13:00

This annual meeting of the DCPR will consist of two integral parts: first, a stock-taking about initiatives that have relied upon the 2015 DCPR Recommendations on Terms of Service and Human Rights. This will include a short presentation by Mr. Toby Mendel, Executive Director at the Centre for Law and Democracy, presenting CLD´s 2016 Recommendations for Responsible Tech, and Mr. Luca Belli, Senior Researcher at Center for Technology and Society of the Fundação Getulio Vargas, presenting the findings of CTS´s Terms of Service and Human Rights Project. An opportunity will be given to all participants to comment on the featured work, as well as to draw the attention to further initiatives in this space.

The second segment of the meeting will provide a forum for discussion of recent trends and developments about governmental pressures on intermediaries to behave “responsibly”. This discussion will include an overview of the responsibilisation of internet intermediaries in current legislative proposals, co-regulatory measures (such as the recently adopted EU Code of Conduct on Hate Speech) and the evolving Council of Europe framework for intermediary responsibility.

Featured speakers include:
- Megan Richards, Principal Adviser, DG CONNECT, European Commission - Daphne Keller, Director for Intermediary Liability at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society
- Wolfgang Schultz, Research Director at the Humbolt Internet Institute and Chair of the CoE expert group on internet intermediaries;
- Karmen Turk, Lecturer at the University of Tartu and member of the CoE expert group on internet intermediaries;
- Barbora Bukovska, Senior Director for Law and Policy at Article 19.

Session Organizers
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Luca Belli

Researcher, Center for Technology and Society at FGV
Luca Belli, PhD, is Senior Researcher at the Center for Technology and Society (CTS) of Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School, Rio de Janeiro, where he leads the 'Internet Governance @ FGV' project. Luca is also associated researcher at the Centre de Droit Public Comparé of Paris 2 University. Before joining CTS, Luca worked for the Council of Europe Internet Governance Unit; served as a Network Neutrality Expert for the Council... Read More →
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Nicolo Zingales

Tilburg University & Center for Internet & Society at Stanford Law School
Nicolo Zingales is research associate of the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT), extramural fellow of the Tilburg Law and Economic Center (TILEC) and affiliate scholar at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society (CIS) . He holds a law degree from the University of Bologna , and a PhD in international law and economics from Bocconi University . His research focuses on antitrust, IP & data protection, Internet law... Read More →


Friday December 9, 2016 11:30 - 13:00
Workshop Room 6 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

11:30

WS161: Public Wi-Fi/Open access models in developing countries
The  workshop aims to discuss whether open access/public Wi-Fi models are an effective new form of demand aggregation able to leverage the increased availability of Internet enable mobile-devices in environments where even the cost effective broadband models produce services that are unaffordable for many people. The discussion will examine various public, private and public private interplay models being deployed to provide public access and how such models might make better use of universal services funds or substitute obligations with public access provisioning by licensees. It will explore the success factors of various models including consideration of what constitutes a conducive policy and regulatory environment for Public Wi-Fi. It will be held in a flash presentation/workshop format to ensure participation and knowledge sharing amongst attendees. 

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Geerdts, Christopher
Munyua, Alice
Rey-Moreno, Carlos
Yedaly, Moctar
Song, Stephen
Heurta, Erick 


Session Organizers
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Chenai Chair

Researcher/Comms&Evaluation Advisor, Research ICT Africa
My focus is on the impact of ICTs on end users and evidence based policy development. I am currently working on a project on understanding the why end users access the internet in a particular way. My most recent projects include a supply side assessment of zero rating; public wi-fi in South Africa and pricing trends. I am interested in young people and access and gendered issues of internet governance.


Friday December 9, 2016 11:30 - 13:00
Workshop Room 3 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

11:30

Shaping the Future of Internet Governance

This main session is designed to provoke a conversation between different generations about the state of art of the Internet Ecosystem, proposing a future agenda for this environment. Newcomers and younger generations will be in contact with historical Internet actors debating Internet Governance challenges and nurturing an exchange of experiences and different ideas on various issues before the Internet community.

The session proposes to engage the participants in a debate/roundtable dialogue, exploring the different generational perspectives of pioneers and youngsters. One young leader and one pioneer from each continent will join the session.

Such a dialogue will focus on the following issues:

  • Relevant lessons learned by pioneers in their historic involvement with Internet governance at-large;
  • The challenges, obstacles and possibilities from the youth perspective for meaningful engagement, participation and impact in IG events and related initiatives;
  • Modes of documenting the historic record to better inform technical and policy decisions in the future;
  • Desirable modalities of capacity development for the empowerment of future generations to join Internet governance discussions and policy-making processes on an equal footing with senior stakeholders;
  • Possible synergies between different generations in order to enable an inclusive Internet as a means for sustainable growth and development around the world.

Session Organizers
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Ephraim Percy Kenyanito

Legal Researcher/ Policy Analyst, www.ephraimkenyanito.com
Ephraim Percy Kenyanito is a Legal Researcher/ Policy Analyst working on the connection between African ICT & Media Law, Human Rights, Intellectual Property Rights and International Development.
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Marcel Leonardi

Senior Counsel, Public Policy, Google
Senior Counsel, Public Policy, at Google Brazil. | Law Professor at FGV Direito SP. | CIPP/E and CIPP/US, International Association of Privacy Professionals. | Legal Committee Chairman at the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB Brazil). | Member of the Board of Directors at Câmara-e.net. | Member of the Board of Directors at Palavra Aberta. | | Marcel Leonardi is a public policy professional, attorney and law professor with 15+ years of... Read More →
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Nathalia Sautchuk Patricio

Technical Advisor, NIC.br
I'm a computer engineer. I work as Technical Advisor for CGI.br and professor in some universities. My interests are: network neutrality, Education and ICT, Social and Digital Inclusion.
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Flavio Rech Wagner

Board member, CGI.br
Professor for Computer Science and Engineering at the UFRGS (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul), in Porto Alegre, Brazil.


Friday December 9, 2016 11:30 - 13:00
Main Session Room PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

11:30

WS262: VoIP Crackown: Implications for gov, telecom & civil society
The past year has seen an explosion of VoIP software providers and users of their services. Telecommunications costs are prohibitive in many countries where inequality and poverty levels are high. Broadly speaking, any technology that facilitates inexpensive communication is crucial in these economies. VoIP services decrease the direct cost on the consumer, allowing for greater economic and social mobility. In many countries, business and politics are intertwined, for example government ownership of telecommunications providers, presenting conflicts of interest that stifle the emergence of innovative solutions and prioritize the interests of the corporation(s) at the expense of the people. 

We advocate for this important session under this year's subtheme of 'policies enabling access and the digital economy. Psiphon and ASL19's analysis of numerous VoIP blocking cases this year reveals several key insights which form the impetus of this workshop: (1) on the basis they cannot monitor and surveil these communication tools, governments leverage national security laws to justify reactive censorship measures; (2) national level policy or legislation is often incommensurate with internationally-upheld principles of Internet freedom, such as Article 19; (3) there is great confusion over which companies can operate VoIP calling services and where, due to operating license requirements and interpretations of net neutrality; (4) users will undermine blocking, responding to large-scale censorship of VoIP services by turning to trusted circumvention tools to restore access; and (5) this grey area in Internet governance must be discussed and resolved in multistakeholder setting between government, telecom, civil society, and the technical community.

Speakers:

Hanane Boujemi
Peter Micek
Pablo Viollier
Halefom Hailu


Session Organizers
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Keith J. McManamen

Strategic Analyst, Psiphon


Friday December 9, 2016 11:30 - 13:00
Workshop Room 8 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

12:00

WS75: Domain Name System fragmentation? Risk and reality
Many argue that Internet is at the risk of fragmentation by various state and non-state actors. Internet fragmentation can affect the Internet and sustainable growth by threatening global interoperability, which would create barriers to communication, increase costs and affect the inclusiveness of the Internet. However, the arguments that the Internet is fragmenting are too broad and need to focus on more specific problems. In this workshop we look at controversies around fragmentation of the Domain Name System (DNS). This workshop seeks to find out more about the extent to which some states or other actors are promoting and supporting technical efforts to create an alternative root or competing sources of authority for the Domain Name System, and what it means if anything to the Internet ecosystem. The areas and projects that will be discussed at this session are: the experimental YETI-DNS live root server testbed project, continued coordination of IETF special-use names and private domain names. By looking into specific projects, the workshop will clarify the extent of effect of such projects on Internet fragmentation. 

Agenda
Moderator: introduction to people and  to issue:  10 min - Internet fragmentation - The role of DNS in global compatibility - Possibilities of fragmentation related to DNS

Q1: (15 minutes) Geo-Politics and Internet Fragmentation
what is the possibility of a major split in DNS caused by geopolitical differences?How could the global DNS be split as a result of geopolitical circumstances and what is the                 probability of such scenario? Are national policies aimed at creating hot backup autonomous databases for national DNS segments a step towards fragmentation?

Q2: (15 minutes) Technical Cases 
IETF and special naming - are we already in a fragmented world?
Yeti project 

Q3: (15 minutes) Innovation and Compatibility
Has convergence on a common DNS stifled innovation in naming?New DNS and naming techs and their impact on global compatibility


General Q and A: 10 minutes

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Badii, Farzaneh
Demidov, Oleg
Kuerbis, Brenden 
Ranjbar, Kaveh
Sullivan, Andrew 
Vixie, Paul 


Session Organizers
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Farzaneh Badiei

Associate Researcher, Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society
Farzaneh Badiei is an associate researcher at Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society. She is finalizing her PhD at the Institute of Law and Economics, Hamburg University, Germany. Farzaneh’s research focuses on the institutional design of online private justice systems in commercial contexts. She is also interested in studying online intermediaries such as social networks and payment intermediaries and their justice systems, using a... Read More →
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Milton Mueller

Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
(TBC) Milton Mueller is Professor at the School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. Mueller received the Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School in 1989. His research focuses on rights, institutions and global governance in communication and information industries. He is the author of two seminal books on Internet governance, Ruling the Root and Networks and States. Mueller was one of the founders of... Read More →


Friday December 9, 2016 12:00 - 13:30
Workshop Room 2 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

12:00

WS109: Analyzing the Causes & Impacts of Internet Shutdowns
Blanket shutdowns of Internet services, usually as a means to forestall violence and civic unrest, have been gaining traction in recent times, especially in developing countries. This practice has been heavily condemned in international policy circles as being unjustifiable under human rights law, yet the shutdowns continue to occur with ever-increasing frequency. Restricting Internet access to large sections of the population has several wide-ranging consequences, including compromising the right to free speech and freedom of information and knowledge, in addition to making for an inhospitable environment for businesses and other entities that rely on the Internet for functioning. It also discounts the possibility of targeted content filtration as a means to achieve similar ends, choosing instead to restrict all access to online content and services en masse. This has dangerous implications for the future of the Internet, as frequent disruptions in service threaten to undermine its stability and reliability, thereby impacting its role as a universally accessible platform for delivery of content and services. This panel aims to explore the causes and ground-level impacts of Internet shutdowns with a view to uncovering the motivations behind such measures, laws and policies that allow them to happen and ways to prevent them.

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Avila, Renata
Mathews, Rajan
Rydzak, Jan
Sambuli, Nanjira



Friday December 9, 2016 12:00 - 13:30
Workshop Room 4 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

12:00

WS66: Children’s rights to privacy, safety & freedom of expression
With one in three Internet users worldwide aged under 18 it is a fact one cannot deny that inclusive and sustainable growth can only be achieved under the pre-condition that children’s rights are secured. The UN Charter on the Rights of the Child addresses in Art. 12 to 17 and 19 the rights of children to freedom of expression, access to information, and privacy, and their right to be safeguarded and protected from violence. When the UNCRC was elaborated media did play a role in children’s life but none that is comparable to the Internet of today. Therefore Internet Governance must take into account the impact of the Internet on children’s lives and the assertion of their rights to privacy, safety and freedom of expression. Achievement of the IGF goal of connecting the next billion of Internet users will obviously mean a lot more young people online considering the demographic structure of the population in countries not yet fully connected. In order to benefit from the Internet’s potential to strengthen democracy and social participation children need both physical access and digital literacy education in order to avail themselves to the rights they are given by the UNCRC.
The Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the UN General Assembly on Sept. 25th, 2015 mentions children and youth as a vulnerable group whose needs to be empowered are reflected in the measures to be undertaken. Ensuring inclusive and sustainable growth by enforcement of children’s rights will therefore pay directly into the SDGs.

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Blackler, Ellen
Gerkens, Arda
Kane, Cissé
Lemineur, Marie-Laure
Livingstone, Sonia
Nair, Abhilash


Session Organizers
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Jutta Croll

Managing Director, German Centre for Child Protection on the Internet
Child Protection, Children's Rights, Access and Accessibility, Digital Divide,


Friday December 9, 2016 12:00 - 13:30
Workshop Room 5 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

12:00

WS188: Smart Cities in the Global South: challenges/opportunities
The concept of Smart Cities has attracted considerable attention in the development of urban policies in the Global South. In them, the role of the Internet of Things (IoT) is fundamental: it supports added-value services for the administration of the city and for the citizens.

Smart Cities are presented as the final technical answer that can organize the supposed chaos of cities, which is particularly attractive for large Global South cities, often considered chaotic clusters plagued of violence and ineffective systems. Even more, for some of their advocates in developing countries, Smart Cities and IoT efficiently drive sustainable economic growth, competitiveness and prosperity.

But critical visions assert that the adoption of Smart Cities has been made without an open and democratic discussion addressing relevant Global South’s problems on inclusive and sustainable growth, as: the persistent technological dependence from the North, the weak protection of personal data in the majority of countries, the lack of an affordable and inclusive internet, the evidence that States are trying to control their citizens within the public space, among many other issues.

The way IoT is conceived, adopted and regulated in the context of Smart Cities in the Global South, affects directly or indirectly the sustainable economic growth and the exercise of human rights. This workshop will be the opportunity to expose the nuances of adopting Smart Cities, with an special focus in the challenges on public policies that IoT implies in the context of developing countries with weak democracies.

Speakers confirmed:

Cavalli, Olga
Larios Rosillo, Victor Manuel
Sinha, Amber 
Rennó, Raquel
Van Hoogstraten, Catherine Garcia
Matus, Jessica 


Session Organizers
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Paz Pena

Advocacy Director, Derechos Digitales


Friday December 9, 2016 12:00 - 13:30
Workshop Room 10 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

12:00

WS82: Networks & solutions to achieve SDGs agenda-Internet at play
Internet amplifies the capacity to understand, communicate and serve communities getting out of poverty. The session will focus on the Internet Community and organizations actively involved in IG roles to achieve SDGs agenda, and how networks and concrete solutions are key to achieve desired outcomes. 
To make the most of what Internet has to offer, an enabling environment where investment, deployment and services rollout are aligned with technical capacity for maintenance and growth is required. So is effective use relevant to local needs, cultural/language diversity and skills to exploit opportunities. Such environment requires effective cooperation as no stakeholder can deliver alone. The session will use the following framework:
▪ Understand: Internet solutions allow to collect, survey, map and analyze data at a scale not seen before. The challenge still remains to deploy computer power and robust networks in developing economies to access data and applications needed for better services in real time.
▪ Communicate: Internet solutions changed how communities engage in political processes, journalism and science. Challenges remain to reach productive dialogue, in-depth analysis and meaningful participation linked to outcomes.
▪ Serve: Internet based solutions allow service delivery, simplify processes and share responsibilities, by enabling the provision of online services, access to information and education, access to government, jobs, facilitating SMEs to reach global markets, among other benefits. However, many communities are not yet connected, or their connectivity is too expensive, precarious or unreliable, or lack the necessary technical and/or commercial skills are required for opportunities to be capitalised upon.

Speakers provisionally confirmed:

Cadena, Sylvia
Cerf, Vint
Chung, Jennifer 
Elder, Laurent
Kovacs, Anja
Kurbalija, Jovan 


Session Organizers
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Sylvia Cadena

Community Partnerships Specialist / ISIF Asia coordinator, APNIC
Internet development, capacity building, funding for innovation
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Pablo Hinojosa

Strategic Engagement Director, APNIC


Friday December 9, 2016 12:00 - 13:30
Workshop Room 9 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

12:30

OF48: INDONESIA
Indonesia Open Forum: Social Media and Democracy

Social media has been an inseparable aspect of daily life and successfully connected citizen of the world through various emerging applications. It also transforms how people interract, exchange ideas, and share information into a way that has never been possible before. It provides powerful platform to engage people to join in a discourse, and even a collective action. For Indonesia, the largest moderate Muslim democracy in the world with 132,7 million internet users, and surely many other countries in the world, the emergence of social media serves as groundbreaking and essential tools for strengthening participatory of political and civil engagement. The innovation of online civil engagement can also break barriers hindering the underrepresented in the process of democracy, such as female and youth. It has also aid the effort government around the world in doing public service in a more transparent and accountable manner as well as serves as an effective media to nurture tolerance and respect for diversity. As social media provides convenience to our life, it also comes with its own challenges. Nations often confronted by paradoxes of social media as a tool to facilitate democratic development, yet by the same time used as a medium to incite hartred. The immense flood of information and the rise of disinformation in online sphere also pose a challenge for the citizen in making an informed decision for their civic participation. The session will discussed the role of social media in strengthening civic engagement around the world and therefore aim to seize the opportunities and manage the challenges that permeates in the rise of social media, particularly in promoting and sustaining democratic governance of a nation.

Name of Speaker(s): 
Dirgayuza Setiawan (Author and ISOC Fellow) 
Hamza Ben Mehrez (Policy Analyst Lead, IG MENA) 
Mariam Barata (Deputy Director General of ICT Application, MCIT Indonesia) 
Tereza Horejsova (Project Development Director, DiploFoundation) 

Moderator: Shita Laksmi (IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group/Hivos)
Remote Moderator: Donny BU (ICT Watch)
Rapporteur: Rizki Ameliah (Ministry of CIT, Indonesia)

Join us and get Indonesian coffee for free! 

Session Organizers
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Donny B.U.

Executive Director, ICT Watch - Indonesia
Donny B.U. (Mr.) is co-founder of ICT Watch (ictwatch.com) in 2002, the leading Indonesian ICT civil society organization (CSO) that laid the foundation for the responsible use of Internet through the nationwide campaign. This campaign forged a nation of informed citizens, subtly pre-empting the possibility of new government limits on free expression. He was awarded an Ashoka fellowship in 2012 for his social entrepreneur activities that focus on... Read More →
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Sindy Nur Fitri

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Indonesia


Friday December 9, 2016 12:30 - 13:30
Workshop Room 7 PALCCO, Guadalajara, Mexico

12:30

OF8: CUBA
The collaborative work using internet is a challenge for Cuban education. This experience, to encourage the use of the global network, in line with the principles of the Cuban educational system, is a task that has been carried out since 2011 with the collaborative project “Juntando Aulas”, which has spread for promoting environmental education, not only to our classrooms, but on a collaborative way with students from other countries such as Colombia, Costa Rica, who work together on this issue and with the help of a guide they investigate, communicate and merge their experiences in an exchange with actions with promise to change behavior at the school and the community for