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CALL FOR PROPOSAL: Strengthening Information Society Research Capacity Alliance

I thought this might be of interest to many. Strengthening Information Society Research Capacity Alliance  2011-2013***CALL FOR PROPOSALS *****Proposals for research projects on Information Societies…Continue

Started by Marsha Guthrie Sep 28, 2011.

IXPs in Africa

At the 4th Online session of the ACP IGCBP11 Africa CE participants discussed Internet exchange points (IXP) in African countries.  IXP are being established to keep local traffic within the country…Continue

Tags: PPP, IXP

Started by Mwende Njiraini Apr 2, 2011.

Working Definition of Internet Governance in Context 1 Reply

The IGCBP11 ACP Africa CE group at the 2nd weekly session held on 16th March 2011, discussed the working definition of Internet Governance as determined by the Working Group on Internet Governance…Continue


Started by Mwende Njiraini. Last reply by Mark-Shane Scale Mar 22, 2011.

Internet for Education 2 Replies

Education is a right and not a privilege. Hence the Internet should be used to deliver free online university education.Case in point: University of the People…Continue

Started by Mark-Shane Scale. Last reply by Mark-Shane Scale Aug 3, 2010.

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Comment by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on June 17, 2011 at 2:29pm

Time to start preparing:\

By APC for APCNews

QUITO, Ecuador, 15 June 2011

  • Fourth regional Latin American and the Caribbean preparatory meeting for the internet governance forum (igf) (august 9th to 11th, 2011)
The Caribbean Telecomunications Union, the Association for the Progress of Communications (APC), the Internet Society, the NUPEF Institute, and the Regional Internet Address Registry for Latin America and the Caribbean (LACNIC) are pleased to announce the Fourth Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) which will take place from August 8th to 11th, 2011 in the city of Port Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The event will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.

As in previous editions, the purpose of the meeting is to provide a space for multistakeholder political dialogue between governments, the private sector, the technical community, academia, and civil society organizations. The region has made progress in understanding the challenges currently posed by Internet governance; further debate will contribute to identify regional priorities and broaden the region’s participation at the 2011 Internet Governance Forum (IGF), which will meet in Kenya in September.

Likewise, as in previous editions, one of the meeting’s goals is to inform the region’s stakeholders on the issues and trends observed in the debates and discussions of the global IGF. The process of regionalizing the discussion around the agenda established by the IGF has been taking shape since 2008, when LACNIC, APC and NUPEF summoned the first preparatory meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean in Montevideo, Uruguay. The second preparatory meeting was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the third in Quito, Ecuador.

Convention’s Open Agenda (New!). Survey to the community:

This year there is a new system to develop a open Agenda for the meeting, based on a public survey. This questionnaire poses diverse questions oriented to identify visions, approaches, subtopics and priorities from the LAC internet community in the perspective of defining and structuring the programme of the Latin American and Caribbean Convention on Internet Governance featuring the 7th Caribbean Internet Governance Forum (8th August, 2011) and the 4th Preparatory Meeting for the Global Internet Governance(9th-11th August). We invite to all the stakeholders interested in ICT4D, ICT policy and IG issues to contribute with your inputs to collectively build a regional agenda of multi-stakeholder policy dialogue.

CTU, LACNIC, NUPEF, ISOC and APC want to encourage the community to participate and hope to join the highest amount of regional actors as possible. We will be also sending information related to Scholarships Program for the meeting, conformed by contributions of the organizers and sponsors.

Information about the agenda and other aspects of the meeting are available

Information on the Internet Governance Forum

Information and results of the 2010 IGF Preparatory Meeting



Comment by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on August 3, 2010 at 10:38pm
Tim Berners-Lee is indeed part of the global IG community. As Director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) w3.org, he is still very active. I like the summaries at http://www.ibiblio.org/pioneers/lee.html
Comment by Mark-Shane Scale on August 3, 2010 at 8:50pm
Is Sir Tim Berner-Lee apart of the IG community?
Comment by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on July 16, 2010 at 2:41pm
I'm wishing for a chicken patty and discussion on IG in the Caribbean right now!!!
Comment by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on July 10, 2010 at 2:12am
Hmm. I love your image 'being created and republished, just like the ebbing flow of the ocean'--but have you discussed this with Tim Berners-Lee? :)
Comment by Mark-Shane Scale on July 9, 2010 at 4:17pm
Thanks for the links.

Is it possible that we could rename the World Wide Web into the World Wide Wave?

Web belongs to the pre- Web 2.0 era, where web pages, like spider webs, were static. Today, web pages are dynamic, with content constantly changing and being created and republished, just like the ebbing flow of the ocean
Comment by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on July 8, 2010 at 10:12pm
We started in Jamaica...

I hope you are safe back home at work and play, and had some rest after the intensive training days in Kingston. Only time will tell if we can we keep up the momentum and enthusiasm we started there. I hope so! I am still thinking about the 1-minute debates and the new ideas they provoked!

For me and for Diplo this workshop was a great experience, adding fuel for planning further training workshops in ACP Caribbean region and beyond. Thank you very much for your energy and interest, and to ICT4D Jamaica (Liz, Gina and Melody) who did an excellent job of organizing and hosting the workshop.

Let me remind you again that all the IG-related materials from Diplo (online version of IG booklet, IG movie, comics and illustrations, other papers) are available online and for free download and use at: www.diplomacy.edu/ig/resources

- link to the IGF website: www.intgovforum.org

- link to remote participation website: www.igfremote.info

- link to IG Caucus website: www.igcaucus.org (there you can also subscribe to the mailing list)

Do follow the IG and IGF processes on the IGF website. A text on ICT Strategy will be available soon to fill in the gaps where our lack of time left us with only an outline.

Best regards!

Comment by Bianca on July 8, 2010 at 7:24pm
Thanks, Ginger. As you can imagine, I have not had much time since the workshop. But now that my show is past I hoping to begin thinking again :-D
Comment by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on July 8, 2010 at 7:10pm
Welcome, Bianca! Any new ideas or applications since the workshop?
Comment by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on July 8, 2010 at 1:29pm
Welcome everyone, please write something 'on our wall' to let us know you have arrived... We are ready to start our discussions. See you soon.

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