Over 2,000 participants from more than 100 countries descended on Nairobi for the 2011 United Nations Internet Governance Forum, to engage in discussions and knowledge sharing. The increasing attendance at the IGF meetings demonstrates that the Forum continues to be useful and of value to attendees. … [Read more...] about Thoughts on IGF Nairobi by Raf Fatani
From the talking shop we created at WSIS in 2005, the Forum has developed into a really useful platform both for the practical exchange/dissemination of ideas and a sounding board for all parties in the overall governance debate. We still need more genuinely Multi-stakeholder input from Business … [Read more...] about Thoughts on IGF Nairobi by Nick Thorne
My first impression of IGF, when I started going three years ago was one of shock and disbelief. Those of us who built the Internet and operate it on a daily basis have a tendency to see it in terms of the mechanics: of bits and bytes, bandwidth and BGP, domains and DNS. Deep down we know there are … [Read more...] about Thoughts on IGF Nairobi by Nigel Titley
There are massive differences in the international ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’ of the internet world. Many workshops which focussed on improving the situations for the ‘haves’ very often migrated to the realisation that many countries and regions of the world do not even have access to the internet. … [Read more...] about Thoughts on IGF Nairobi by Emma Lowther, IWF
IGF Nairobi was the third consecutive IGF we have attended and for FOSI it was our best yet! Given our mission, it’s heartening to find that child online safety remains a dominant part of the agenda. With more than ten workshops ranging from digital citizenship through to privacy and the perception … [Read more...] about Thoughts on IGF Nairobi by David Miles, FOSI
I think of the IGF increasingly as being like going back to University for a week. I love it. Sometimes I’m giving a lecture, at others I’m listening and learning. But I’m afraid I rarely come away feeling that I have truly connected with all the key parts of the multi-stakeholder community. A … [Read more...] about Thoughts on IGF Nairobi by John Carr
Nominet is sponsoring the apComms Parliament & Internet conference on 13th October and will be running a workshop session on behalf of the UK IGF. This workshop is intended to share messages from the recent Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Nairobi and look ahead to the 2012 IGF in … [Read more...] about The Internet Governance Forum – lessons from Nairobi, plans for Baku.
We have mentioned at previous UK IGF events that Nominet was planning to launch some work on scenario planning. We are pleased to be able to tell you that we have now selected SAMI (St Andrew’s Management Institute) to help us with this work. The main objective of this work is to help us … [Read more...] about UK IGF Scenario Work