Friday, August 3, 2012

Arab Internet Governance Forum: Preparations

Ahmad Al-Ibrahim is organizing a meeting to discuss topics and seek participants for the upcoming Internet Governance Forum event later this year.

The forum will be called "Arab Internet Governance Forum." There will be a brief about the scope here and more details will be discussed in a meeting with the bloggers.

Scope of the forum:
  • Focus on discussing public policies related to internet governance especially in the areas of access, stability, security and development.
  • Facilitate the exchange of information, best practices, knowledge and lessons learned by involving experts, technical community and academics.
  • Gather different opinions and build consensus for harmonized Arab views on priorities and on mechanisms to respond to Arab countries needs related to internet governance issues.
  • Discuss emerging issues and develop recommendations on them, as appropriate.
  • Build and develop capacity in internet governance as well as improve the participation of all stakeholders to benefit from all possible resources of knowledge and expertise.
  • Communicate the Arab positions globally and enhance the Arab role in formulating global internet governance policies.
  • Engage in outreach with the internet governance forum and other regional IGFs with the purpose of exchanging knowledge and expertise.
IGF 2012 will be hosted in Kuwait and organized by KITS.

The main themes of the forums are:
  • Access
  • Openness
  • Security and Privacy
  • Content
  • Managing Critical Internet Resources
  • Youth

This preparation meeting will be held on Sunday August 5th, 2012 in KITS @ 9:30 PM.

You can invite as many people as you want, as we want this to reach all the bloggers if possible. It's important for all to know about it.

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