[Webinar] E-participation: promoting transparency and inclusion in international discussions
31 May 2013 -
[Update] This webinar is now over.
Online channels create new possibilities for participation in debates and in decision-making processes at the international level, as the Internet offers an opportunity for real-time interaction among people who are geographically dispersed. Join us for the live webinar on E-participation with Marilia Maciel on Friday, May 31, at 13:00 GMT (15:00 CET).
Platforms for e-participation in international meetings are a very useful way not only to enable the inclusion of traditional actors, such as diplomats who may not be able to attend a particular meeting, but it also enables the involvement of other actors, such as national policymakers, members of parliaments, civil society, and business representatives, to name a few. As a result, accountability and transparency are strengthened in international agencies.
In this seminar, the following topics will be covered:
- the concept of e-participation;
- advantages of creating e-participation mechanisms;
- technical and human resources;
- the challenges to achieve meaningful inclusion of remote participants;
- the interplay between e-participation platforms and social media;
Case study: remote participation in the Internet Governance Forum.
Join us on Friday, May 31, at 15:00 CET for the webinar held by Marilia Maciel (RP IGF).