[Air-L] Invite to IGF Workshop - Innovative Internet Governance Ideas and Approaches - An Open Discussion Space

Fouad Bajwa fouadbajwa at gmail.com
Fri Sep 3 06:01:13 PDT 2010

As everyone gets ready for the IGF2010 in Lithuania, I would like to invite
IGF participants, your colleagues and thought leaders to a workshop
organized for all of you as the first ever open discussion space workshop at
IGF. You are all invited to participate in the IGC Workshop:

*No. 54. Innovative Internet Governance Ideas and Approaches - An Open
Discussion Space *
*(I*GF Theme: Development) where you will be allowed to freely share your
ideas and opinions about Internet Governance that can possibly help change
the world we live in today. Link to the workshop information page:

*Workshop Description:*
A workshop that provides stakeholders the opportunity to share positive
ideas for stimulating socio-economic change in the developing world
utilizing the Internet. This will be a venue for both developed and
developing world participants. An example may be the ideas presented by Tim
Berners-Lee at TED for Opening Data to the world that helped in providing
concrete relief information on the ground during the Haiti earthquake
crisis. Another idea may be Google's mapping of the Sudan crisis.

*With the participation of all stakeholders*, including youth, the workshop
will record the many positive ideas that evolve from this venue, measure the
changes that they have enabled over time, and at the next IGF meeting
identify which ideas had the greatest impact over the past 12 months since

*A round table open to all participants of the workshop.* The format will be
5 minutes given to each of the participants to share an existing or
revolutionary idea. The Internet governance dimensions of each idea will
also be explored. All the ideas will be recorded and categorized under
various topics for measurement of impact over the following year.

*There will be no formal panellists.* All participants will be given 3-5
minutes to share an idea. The moderator will be Fouad Bajwa. Participants
are listed on the wiki at
This workshop was formerly titled "Revolutionary Internet Governance Ideas
that can help change the Developing World". * Kindly let me know if you are
participating so that we can arrange a list of participants before hand for
record taking! If members from your organization or friends are
participating, kindly inform them as well!

*Organization:* Internet Governance Caucus
*Contact Person:* Fouad Bajwa fouadbajwa at gmail.com

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