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Personal IGF Preparations #IGF #IGF09

Started by Bernard Sadaka Nov 12, 2009.

Meet for breakfast? 4 Replies

Started by Marília Maciel. Last reply by Stephanie Nov 11, 2009.

Youth activities 1 Reply

Started by Vladimir Radunovic. Last reply by Deirdre Williams Nov 9, 2009.

Accomodations @IGF2009 6 Replies

Started by Carolina Rossini. Last reply by Magaly Nov 8, 2009.

List of Egyptian embassies

Started by Diplo IGCBP Oct 5, 2009.

Sightseeing In Egypt--have you been there before? 17 Replies

Started by Virginia (Ginger) Paque. Last reply by Roxana Goldstein Sep 10, 2009.

Who is going to the IGF 2009 in Sharm El Sheikh? 8 Replies

Started by Seiiti. Last reply by Hanane Boujemi Sep 10, 2009.

Diplo people on panels at Sharm El Sheikh 2 Replies

Started by Virginia (Ginger) Paque. Last reply by Rafid A Y Fatani Aug 20, 2009.

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Comment by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on August 19, 2009 at 9:00pm
Interesting comment Marilia. I do not see fear of change in civil society, maybe in governments though, if I may be indiscreet. I wonder if civil society however is sometimes afraid of controversy? Seems unusual, even contradictory, as that is almost the "role" of civil society. But for instance, why is civil society hesitant to stand up strongly on the the rights issues in the IGF agenda? There is ample opportunity to make statements and opine in the process, but we have not been effective. Why?
Comment by Charity Gamboa-Embley on August 19, 2009 at 8:49pm
I, too, am interested to know more about Egypt. The webinar idea sounds good to me. Please count me in if this idea pushes through. Thanks! :)
Comment by Marília Maciel on August 19, 2009 at 5:37pm
Dear Jovan, this sounds great! Please, count me in!

Rudi, it´s a pleasure to meet you! I would also like very much to discuss the expectations regarding the IGF. Mine are high. I believe that this IGF could be a turning-point in terms of maturity of debates, reinforcing the Forum and democratizing it through remote attendance. Although I believe these are changes we could envision, none of this is certain, and their concretization depends on the articulation of stakeholders. My main concern is that fear of change keeps us paralized, and not moving forward.

Comment by Rafik on August 19, 2009 at 5:09pm
Hi Jovan,

sounds interesting approach!
Comment by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on August 19, 2009 at 2:51pm
Hi all--tx for comments: Jovan, please put me on a list of applicants for the Webinar on Egypt. Sounds great!
Comment by Rudi Vansnick on August 19, 2009 at 2:39pm
Sorry for the late reaction ... Naveed, welcome among the ISOC ambassadors. We will certainly meet soon. Being in ISOC for more then 10 years now, I may say I'm a senior (as well as in age ;-) ). I'm looking forward to meet you in Sharm El Sheikh, or maybe before on a conference call.
While being at the IGF I would like to know the expectations of the members of this group from the Internet Governance Forum. What are your concerns ? What do you expect to change in the Internet ?
Comment by Jovan on August 19, 2009 at 1:49pm
Thank you Caroline for this space! Before the summer break I discusses with a few Egyptians an idea to have a short intro course on Egypt. Obviously, there are thousand pages, books, courses on Egypt starting from the pharaohs up to blogers. It is difficult to grasp mentally such diverse country. When I travel to new country I usually try to search for traces of history and civilisation in the way how people live today. After you remove layer of Mac, STarbacks, shopping malls, etc you get to something more genuine and authentic. For example, how strong is pharaonic tradition in the collective consciousness of Modern Egypt. Fortunately I found a few good interlocutors among my Egyptian friends. One of them, Egyptian diplomat in Geneva, suggested to approach it by discussing 7 pillars of modern Egyptian identity (arabic, muslim, judeo-christian, pharaonic, african, mediterranean and european). After a very inspiring lunch-chat on 7 pillars, we started conceptualising a possible course that should run prior to the IGF. The idea is to have webinar covering one of those identities every week. I hope we will manage to organise it duruing September-October. I will keep you informed. Best, Jovan
Comment by Subhodeep Kundu on August 13, 2009 at 7:15pm
I am elated to see some friends who have got selected for the ISOC Ambassadorship. I am still wondering & trying hard for something that may help me in reaching & meeting you all at Sharm EI Sheikh.
Comment by Maureen Hilyard on August 13, 2009 at 7:03pm
Hi everyone. I am really proud to be one of the ISOC Ambassadors this year and to be able to attend the IGF 2009 in Egypt. Although I know we will have ISOC activities, I would surely love to be part of some of the Diplo activiites too, especially as there is already a strong contingent of Diplo members in our team. I look forward to seeing you there in Sharm El Sheikh.
Comment by Henry Owera on August 13, 2009 at 10:42am
Our own Naveed. Congratulations. An ISOC Ambassadorship. A look here and there, I applied to join the Internet Socity of Sudan and am I am yet to get a feed back! I hope it is not because I applying from South Sudan. I wonder how far the politiking of the Sudan has gone. I am still hopeful. Our own Naveed.

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