'Given the disparity between the participation of developing and developed countries it was clear that more support was needed for the former group to be able to understand the issues and make a meaningful input.' - Rodney Taylor from Barbados

Source: 
Capacity Development (2009)
 Rodney Taylor, 2009
 
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'I realized I needed to take part in order to get an image of what other countries and regions acting in the process were doing, and to apply this to the reconstruction process in Iraq. The value I got from connecting with leading experts... was immense.' - Rasha Hameed from Iraq

Source: 
Capacity Development (2009)
 Rasha Hameed, 2009
 
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'To the IGF in India I brought the personal challenge to look more deeply into the arguments I was not familiar with, and to try to find the “two sides of a coin” in every speech.' - Raquel Fortes Gatto from Brazil

Source: 
Capacity Development (2009)
 Raquel Fortes Gatto, 2009
 
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'Even if I am participating in the process during the whole year and interacting with many people, meeting them face-to-face at an event like the IGF remains essential... it is the most effective way to network...' - Rafik Dammak from Tunisia

Source: 
Capacity Development (2009)
 Rafik Dammak, 2009
 
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'Attending the IGF presented me with an opportunity to interact with the people behind the emails and with notable personalities in the IGF process or Internet-related institutions including the IGF secretariat, ITU, ICANN, etc.' - Mwende Njiraini from Kenya

Source: 
Capacity Development (2009)
 Mwende Njiraini, 2009
 
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'If we in the Cook Islands are to establish ourselves appropriately within the global community then it is necessary that we set up good policies from the outset, based on the best practices of other countries...' - Maureen Hilyard from the Cook Islands

Source: 
Capacity Development (2009)
 Maureen Hilyard, 2009
 
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'It was also very important for me to join other members of the RPWG to be physically present at the IGF, so we could follow the implementation of the RP mechanism, working in partnership with the Secretariat... and providing assistance to the hubs.' - Marilia Maciel from Brazil

Source: 
Capacity Development (2009)
 Marilia Maciel, 2009
 
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'It is necessary to focus the IGF discussion on the real problems associated with the collection and use of personal information. The reality is that there is very little that consumers can do today to protect their personal data...' - Katitza Rodriguez from Peru

Source: 
Capacity Development (2009)
 Katitza Rodriguez, 2009
 
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'Among all the country members of the East African Community, only Burundi, my country, was absent from that EAIGF... That’s why, at the end of the IGF in Hyderabad, I came back with a new dream: An IGF Burundi.' - Jean Paul Nkurunziza from Burundi

Source: 
Capacity Development (2009)
 Jean Paul Nkurunziza, 2009
 
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'The government of Nigeria is making a giant stride to improve the situation by rolling out programs that would in one form or the other include Information Technology in the curriculum of primary and secondary students.' - Ijeoma Ogbuagu from Nigeria

Source: 
Capacity Development (2009)
 Ijeoma Ogbuagu, 2009
 
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