(No.117) Best Common Practices for Building Internet Capacity
Thematic Cluster 2 "Enabling Environment" (Q1 & Q2), IG4D Thematic Cluster 3 - "Infrastructure" (Q1)
The spread of Internet access and its penetration into all parts of the world is a vital project, and one that relies heavily on effective knowledge sharing between all Internet stakeholders, whether in developed or developing regions.
The past few years have seen a wide range of new capacity building initiatives developed to address the full spectrum of Internet related issues, whether in the technical field (through trainings and courses on infrastructure building and growth delivered by initiatives such as the (NOGs) Network Operator Groups) or the areas of Internet Governance and policy (through sub regional Internet Governance Forums).
This workshop will attempt to bring together organizations, experts and regional representatives from different Internet stakeholders and sectors that have developed innovative projects, forums and strategies for building human Internet capacity in various regions, with the goal of identifying strategies and tools to facilitate more effective training, education and capacity building programs around the world.
This workshop will also shed light on the legal and regulatory measures taken by developing countries to encourage investment in innovation and in infrastructure growth, with the goal sharing best experiences that may benefit other regions address their own limitations.
- Importance of capacity building in growing the Internet
- Technical capacity building activites around the world
- Building multi-stakeholder engagement in Internet governance
Arab Internet Governance Forum - Arab IGF Secretariat
Mr. Hisham Ibrahim - AFRINIC - Technical Community - Africa
Mr Chris Buckridge - RIPE - Technical community - Europe, Russia & the Middle East.
Christine Arida (AIGF / Egypt TRA), Moderator [confirmed]
Olga Cavalli (Southern IG Summer School)
Paul Rendek (RIPE NCC) [confirmed]
Salam Yamout (Lebanese gov)
Constance Bommelaer (Internet Society) [confirmed]
Sylvia Cadena (Information Society Innovation Fund, ISIF) [confirmed]