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Planning a workshop 5 Replies

Who will plan/organize workshops? We could exchanges tips and best practices. I will be planning one with Science Commons and eIFL.

Tags: workshops, IGF2010

Started by Carolina Rossini. Last reply by Tracy Hackshaw Sep 1, 2010.

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Comment by S.P.ANANDAN on September 12, 2010 at 1:51pm
I look forward to meet my colleagues virtually online during the conference and share our ideas and experiences.
Comment by Wolf Ludwig on September 1, 2010 at 5:12pm
I was asked to forward this invitation by the EU Commission to CS members who will come to the IGF in Vilnius -- an opportunity not to miss:

Dear all,
As in previous years at the ocassion of the IGF, a meeting between EU
representatives and representatives of civil society is planned for this year's
meeting in Vilnius.

Time and venue are: 17th September, 13:30 - 14:30, room 6 at the IGF premises

Best regards,

Elisabeth Markot
European Commission
DG Information Society and Media
Unit A3 Internet; Network and Information Security
Tel: +32 2 29 80 105
Mobile: +32 498 980 105
elisabeth.markot@ec.europa.eu
Comment by Deirdre Williams on August 29, 2010 at 6:39pm
Looking forward to meeting you all again, virtually or otherwise :-)
Comment by Judi on December 17, 2009 at 2:01pm
Thank you, Ginger!
Comment by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on December 17, 2009 at 12:24pm
Hi Judi, Definitely something to keep in mind for workshops for next year. Just for your information, here are links to some of the events that the DCAD (Dynamic Coalition for Access for Persons with Disabities) carried out in Sharm. You might be interested in joining them now, to participate in activities for IGF 2010.

1. ITU Workshop “Best practices for an Accessible Web” at 4th IGF Meeting
http://www.itu.int/ITU-T/worksem/accessibility/20091117/index.html


2. ITU Workshop “Global Internet Access for Persons with Disabilities” at 4th IGF Meeting
http://www.itu.int/ITU-T/worksem/accessibility/20091116/index.html


3. Second Meeting of the Dynamic Coalition on Accessibility and Disability (DCAD) 16 November 2009
http://www.itu.int/themes/accessibility/dc/meetings/002.html


4. The only webcast related to accessibility available at IGF is the one of the main session on Access and Diversity, which is available at:
http://www.un.org/webcast/igf/ondemand.asp?mediaID=pl091117am1
This link was set up the IGF organizers.

Information on how to subscribe to the mailing list is available on the web, under the tab "How to participate":
http://www.itu.int/themes/accessibility/dc/participate.html
Comment by Judi on December 16, 2009 at 7:30pm
Capacity building and persons with disabilities needs online,.....is yet to be addressed satisfactorily.
Comment by Lillian Nalwoga on December 9, 2009 at 1:55pm
You raise an interesting idea Henry. I am now thinking of how we can engage ICT departments in higher institutions of learning in developing countries to indulge in meaningful participation in IG debates.

I think this is something we need to do in Uganda as we prepare for the 2010 East African IGF. I am also thinking that if the process works well, we will have meaningful participation (remote) from Uganda in the 2010 global IGF. I mean, if the focus in on the 75% as Nadira speculates, then bringing more people on board through remote participation hubs is the way to go.
Comment by Nadira Araj on December 8, 2009 at 3:21pm
A quick note: There must be a focus targeting the 75% who do not use the Internet yet. What about a discussion to reform the education system for early stages? What about imbedding digital media into the foundation of each topic (math, languages, literature, science, etc.)?
Comment by Henry Owera on December 8, 2009 at 2:39pm
Ginger, that is right.

I was only stressing for more levels of organised participations IGF remote hubs or camps - the how many, and where, and what opportunities.

Take Uganda with a number of persons who understand issues IGF.
In Uganda, a colllaboration with the Ministry of ICT, donors, stakeholders, community and distance learning facilities at UMI, FCIT Makerere University, or UICT and effective mobilisation to attend the web cast and make contribution to an IGF session through the institutions and the forum I-Network would go a long way in insuring more, effective and a more inclusive remote participation and contributions.

I thought more publicity, national coordination, facility provisions and mobilisations could go a long way in drawing more persons and contributions to an IGF session through remote participation.
Comment by Subhodeep Kundu on December 7, 2009 at 7:05pm
Ginger has again ignited a spark in the forum by introducing this interesting discussion. I understand that child protection & rural upliftment are the areas which need extensive work & study, and may well deserve to be considered as priorities in IGF10.
 

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