DiploFoundation and the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) will be actively engaged at the 9th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) with the theme Connecting continents for enhanced multistakeholder Internet governance. Join us for the following events, workshops and reception, and visit our booth throughout the week:
DiploFoundation and the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) are actively engaged at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Join us for the following events.
Beyond NETmundial: The roadmap for institutional improvements to the global Internet governance (IG) ecosystem (9:00-18:30) Room 2. This full-day event will consist of a discussion panel organised by CGI.br and the Brazilian government, to include a presentation of the preliminary findings of the research study ‘Achieving bottom-up and multistakeholder outcomes from global Internet governance policy Discussions: Extracting lessons from NETmundial’ from the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), and DiploFoundation, with support from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), on the NETmundial process and outcomes. Click here to view recordings: Part 1 and Part 2
Opening ceremony/opening session (14:30-17:15) Main meeting room. With a presentation for Civil Society by Deirdre Williams, Internet Governance Caucus co-coordinator. Click here to view recording and here to read (finished) transcript
Geneva Internet Conference (GIC) (15:30-16:15) Galata Hall. The GIC will be organised as a process with numerous preparatory and follow-up activities. Users and communities worldwide will participate in interactive and engaging sessions (e-participation and remote hubs). Before the conference, substantive discussions will be held (primarily online) around three key themes: overcoming policy silos, evidence-informed policy-making in IG, and funding for IG.
Ten years of the Internet Governance Book - ten thousand copies - ten languages (17:30-18:15) Galata Hall. The launch of the sixth edition of An Introduction to Internet Governance by Dr Jovan Kurbalija, a book that is used in many universities and on training courses as a textbook. This latest edition provides an update based on the most recent dynamic period in the history of IG. Join us for a discussion on the development of the IG textbook and the future of teaching IG. Launch followed by reception. Click here to view recording
WS124 Future IG infrastructure workshop (9:00-10:30) Room 2. This workshop, organised by DiploFoundation, consists of two debates. Motions will be presented: one related to the globalisation of ICANN and the IANA transition, and the other related to the roles of stakeholders. Oxford-style, two teams of two will respectively support and confront each motion within strictly timed and guided debates. Click here to view recording
The DiploFoundation/Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) booth in the IGF2014 Village Square will present dynamic illustrations explaining basic IG concepts. Join us for news and updates on major Diplo projects (GIP, IGF data mining, capacity development activities, the FP7-funded MAPPING project). A limited number of IG books and other materials, including a glossary of IG terms will be available; the latter is a ready reference tool for newcomers and oldtimers alike, as we navigate the labyrinth of acronyms and abbreviations in IG.
GIP and Diplo alumni and fellows will be available to offer an overview of capacity building possibilities in blended, online, just-in-time, and in situ formats, as well as other new Diplo projects. The Diplo booth is also a traditional meeting place for Diplo alumni and friends.