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IGF 2011

'Internet as a catalyst for change: access, development, freedoms and innovation'. is  the theme of the 2011 IGF. This is a place to share thoughts and ideas before the main event.

Website: http://igf.or.ke/
Location: worldwide
Members: 64
Latest Activity: Jan 20, 2016

Welcome to the 'official' IGF 2011 group on www.diplointernetgovernance.org!

Whether you'll be in Nairobi on 27-30 September, or participating remotely, join this group for the latest updates and announcements. Feel free to post comments and questions on the Comment Wall, or in the Discussion Forum.


Important links: (last updated 26 Sept. by Diplo IGCBP)

Official Twitter hashtag: #IGF11

Discussion Forum

IGF Pasifika expands social Media Presence at IGF6, Nairobi, Kenya

With our Pacific reps now in Nairobi and the Hubs ready for the IGF kick off tomorrow, here are some social media options, including Twitter, Flickr, and Facebook which we all can use to interact…Continue

Started by Sala T Sep 26, 2011.

Visa to Kenya 1 Reply

Info on Visa requirements please visit the Kenya Immigration Department website

Started by Mwende Njiraini. Last reply by Mwende Njiraini Sep 21, 2011.

Social Reporting at IGF 2011 3 Replies

I'm looking forward to being at this years IGF next week!  Whilst we've not got the same social reporting programme taking place this year, I'm still going to be working on keeping a social media…Continue

Started by Tim Davies. Last reply by Paul Muchene Sep 21, 2011.

Workshop 67 1 Reply

E-participation PrinciplesDiploFoundation is organizing WS 67, which can be seen at:…Continue

Started by Virginia (Ginger) Paque. Last reply by Virginia (Ginger) Paque Sep 20, 2011.

Comment Wall


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Comment by Davis Onsakia on September 27, 2011 at 8:48am
I checked at the Diplo booth and there was nobody. I hope that you are coming over.
Comment by Vladimir Radunovic on September 25, 2011 at 10:08am


It will be good meeting you in Nairobi!

Don't forget to visit Diplo booth in UNON (common point of gathering :o) , and to join Diplo's "Emerging Leaders" gathering on Wednesday 17.45-18.30 at UNON (room will be known soon, will leave a note on Diplo booth also) - this will be good opportunity for a relaxed chat!

The list of other Diplo activities and panels that you are invited to join and participate in is available od Diplo's IG web i.e. here.

C U soon!

Comment by Diólia (Di) Graziano on September 23, 2011 at 3:32pm
It is missing a "like" button in here... :) (as in facebook)

Internet Governance is a major issue for our society because our future life will be managed by 0 and 1, from our toothbrush to our car, for example. I think the most important is to comunicate problems related to IP content flow and that they have no binary solutions, yes/no, right/wrong, and that we have to discuss, in a Habermasian dialogical structure all problems and paradoxes. Have a nice day. <3
Comment by Poncelet O. Ileleji on September 23, 2011 at 12:55pm
Great Tim, the Social Media aspect is important, there is still a lot to look at on openness issues within IG as it can be re defined and defined again in various context.  I will love to see how the various stake holders respond to issues with regards to self regulation in the context of the general clamour of openess.  For me culture, diversities and all those play a big role in openness, so am excited about this year's IGF in Africa, where from North to South the issues of IG are very broad and differ depending on who you dealing with.  The common ground is that within the Diplo community their is a shared belief of what can really work and what exact yard-stake we can use in IG.
Comment by Mwende Njiraini on September 23, 2011 at 11:52am

Welcome to Nairobi!!


Try and register early at the UNON to beat the queues!

Comment by NANA on September 23, 2011 at 3:13am
DiploFoundation is one of the best, promoting solutions for ICT and Internet Governance issues. It's very pleasing to here with all the stakeholders..., sharing knowledge, stratgies and many others things..
Comment by Diólia (Di) Graziano on September 22, 2011 at 7:35pm

Hi All!

I'm very happy because saturday I'm going to Nairobi. I'm a brazilian researcher and teacher, It is a wonderful oportunity, I'm delighted and want to make IG friends!
Thank you, best regards

Diólia (Di)

Comment by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on September 21, 2011 at 6:33pm

From our colleague, Kieren McCarthy:

On the outside, looking in: real-world solutions to effective parti...


  • Sebastien Bachollet, ICANN Board Public Participation Board Committee member, ISOC France Board member
  • Richard Beaird, Senior Deputy Coordinator, International Communications and Information Policy, U.S. Department of State
  • Maarten Botterman, Chairman of PIR
  • Chris Disspain, ICANN Board Member, auDA CEO, MAG Member, and member of review team in ICANN's accountability and transparency (ATRT)
  • Jeanette Hofmann, Senior Researcher for Internet Governance at WZB, MAG Member

The session is on Fri 30 September, 9am local time (Nairobi) which is 6am UTC, 3pm Tokyo, 2am New York and 11pm San Francisco (more info).

If you find this topic interesting, we would urge you to participate by providing some thoughts, questions and responses ahead of time which we will then pull into the session itself.

If you are coming to the IGF, the workshop will be in Room 4. If you can't make it, we will have remote participation available and will update this page with details as soon as we have them.

This is a great opportunity to have key members of the Internet community, including two ICANN Board members (one on the Board's Public Participation Committee), two IGF MAG members, the US government's top tech negotiator, and the chair of one of the Internet's biggest infrastructure companies answer your questions and provide insights.





Comment by Duksh Kumar Koonjoobeeharry on September 20, 2011 at 1:50pm
Internet mobile and internet governance - what are the opportunities and the threats ?
Comment by Ndeshipanda Ndilula on September 19, 2011 at 5:59pm

Good day dear all,

I am not able to attend, however I will be able to follow the proceedings.

Good luck for those that will participate in Nairobi.




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