(No.170) Developing a National/Regional Framework of Principles for Internet Governance

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Workshop Theme: 
Internet Governance for Development [IG4D]
Theme Question: 

What does it take in terms of IG policy, legal and regulatory approaches?

Concise Description of Workshop: 

The workshop will address the idea of having a national or a regional framework of principles on Internet Governance as a mean to address internet issues. The framework can be a flexible approach suitable to address Internet related issues rather than using regulation measures and mechanisms. The workshop will focused around the following questions:• Is a framework of principles for internet governance is needed on national/regional levels and how it can plays a role in improving internet usage to all relevant stakeholders.• Can the framework of principles for internet governance replaces regulation on national or regional levels. In what areas related to IG it can be applied and in what other areas of IG regulation still will be the most suitable approach.• What type of process can be adopted to develop the national/regional framework of principles on Internet Governance. How can we ensure that this process will be inclusive and multistakeholder. What steps that should be included in this process.• In what ways consent on national level and regional level can be reached to adopt this framework and it ways or means can it be brought into effect.• Are their currently examples of national Internet Governance frameworks that can be used and followed as a best practice.

Organiser(s) Name: 

Kuwait Information Technology Society (Civil Society)

Previous Workshop(s): 

Participation in the following:• Moderated two best practice forums during the Rio meeting (Senegal and Bulgaria) • During The Hyderabad Third Internet Governance Forum:i. National multi-stakeholder processes and their relation to the IGFii. Steps toward an Internet that is multilingual, yet remains globaliii. Governance for gatekeepers – shaping access to the Internet.• During the Nairobi Meeting: The Role of Policy Maker: Regulators in Better Governance of Internet

Submitted Workshop Panelists: 

• Representative from civil society.• Representative from government.• Representative from private sector.• Representative from intergovernmental organizations.• Representative from the academic community.• Representative from the technical community.We will ensure that the panelist are geographically and gender balanced.

Name of Remote Moderator(s): 
Remote moderator: Qusai AlShatti