Nairobi, Kenya; and remotely
27 Sep 2011 to 30 Sep 2011
Internet governance

As Internet governance stakeholders worldwide convene for meetings at the 6th Internet Governance Forum meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, on 27-30 September, Diplo is also organising and engaging in workshops and other events.

Diplo's IGF schedule of events

Tuesday 27th September (Day 1)

Workshop: Are we meeting challenges of bringing content and access to the world? (Workshop 101), co-organised by Diplo, the Technology Education Institute, Packet Clearing House, and Inveneo. On Tuesday 27th September (Day 1), at 9 a.m.; Workshop Room #4, Conference Room #11. Twitter hashtag: #igf11 #101

Wednesday 28th September (Day 2)

Workshop: Mapping Internet Governance (Workshop 21), organised by the Internet Governance Caucus and Consumers International. On Wednesday 28th September (Day 2) at 9 a.m.;Workshop Room #9, Conference Room #4. Twitter hashtag: #igf11 #21

Launch: Emerging Leaders for the Digital World. The launch will be followed by a Diplo gathering. On Wednesday 28th September (Day 2) at 5.45-6:30 p.m., Conference Room #2, UNON

Thursday 29th September (Day 3)

Workshop: E-participation Principles (Workshop 67), organised by Diplo. On Thursday 29th September (Day 3) at 9 a.m.; Workshop Room #4, Conference Room #11. Twitter hashtag: #igf11 #67

Workshop: The Internet in Post-Revolution Phase (Workshop 95), organised by the Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, supported by Diplo, among others. On Thursday 29th September (Day 3) at 11 a.m.; Workshop Room #3, Conference Room #10 Twitter hashtag: #igf11 #95

Workshop: A possible framework for global Net Neutrality (Workshop 183), co-organised by Diplo,  the Internet Governance Caucus, Istituto Nupef (Brazil), and IT for Change (India). On Thursday 29th September (Day 3) at 4:30 p.m.; Workshop Room #9, Conference Room #4. Twitter hashtag: #igf11 #183

Workshop: Is the Youth factor counting in IG, and is IG affecting the Youth? (Workshop 207), organised by the ICT Consumers Association of Kenya (ICAK) (Kenya), supported by Diplo. On Thursday, Day 3, 4:30-6 p.m., Workshop Room #2, Conference Room #9. Twitter hashtag: #igf11 #207

Friday 30th September (Day 4)

Workshop: EuroDIG – resume and looking forward. Co-organised by Council of Europe, OFCOM, Diplo, and other EuroDIG partners. On Friday 30th September (Day 4), 9-10:30 a.m., Workshop Room #3, Conference Room #10.

Workshop: Global Internet related public policies – Is there an Institutional Gap? (Workshop 182). Organised by CTS/FGV. On On Friday 30th September (Day 4), 9-10:30 a.m., Workshop Room #3, Conference Room #9. Twitter hashtag: #igf11 #182

Workshop: Connectivity and Access in Sub-Saharah Africa – Status, Challenges and Opportunities (Workshop 12), co-organised by Diplo and NEPAD. On Friday 30th September (Day 4) at 11:00 a.m.; Workshop Room #5, Conference Room #12 Twitter hashtag: #igf11 #12

Aggregator: #IGF11 at igf2011.diplomacy.edu

If you're blogging or tweeting during the IGF, make sure to use the hashtag #IGF11. The IGF 2011 Social Media Aggregator will bring all your blogs and tweets in one place: igf2011.diplomacy.edu

The aggregator will also sift blog posts by topic and workshop, so make sure you also add the workshop or session hashtags: add #NN (in addition to #IGF11) where NN is the session/proposal number of the workshop you're writing about, for example, #63 for the e-participation workshop. A list of hashtags is available above, next to each workshop.

A special hashtag – #igfbuzz – will gather 'corridor conversations' from Diplo reporters to give people outside the event a flavour of what is going on. Check out the #igfbuzz section on the aggregator for conversations, short videos, gossip, and curiosities – and retweet!

Internet governance publications at the IGF

Diplo is proud to be launching two publications at the 6th IGF. The first publication, Emerging Leaders for the Digital World, features the experiences of some of the most active emerging leaders in Internet governance and ICT policy. The leaders, identified and empowered by Diplo’s ACP programme, have played a remarkable role in furthering regional training and education, and in driving debates, better understanding, and more support, on the meaningful use of ICTs and the Internet. Visit the Emerging Leaders homepage for more info. The publication will be launched on Wednesday 28th September (Day 2) at 5.45-6:30 p.m., Conference Room #9 (TBC).

The second is the Book of Abstracts, a collection of abstracts of the best 2011 research papers, written by our alumni in the past few months. The researched topics include security, cloud computing, e-participation, social networks, and cybercrime. Visit the Book of Abstracts homepage for more info.

Other publications will also be available at the Diplo booth, including Jovan Kurbalija’s An Introduction to Internet Governance, and the Child Safety comic book, as well as Diplo’s famous IG illustrations, and the IG DVD.

For more updates on Diplo’s activities at the 6th IGF, and to get in touch with members of our IG community, sign in/up on www.diplointernetgovernance.org

[Last updated: 27 September]