DiploFoundation Begins Research Survey on the Impact of the IGF
Please dedicate a few minutes of your time to provide your insights about the impact of the IGF.
>> Follow this link to the online questionnaire.
The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) process is a direct result of the UN World Summit on the Information Society. It offers a forum for developing discussions about Internet Governance in a multistakeholder environment which allows for not only cross-border but cross-stakeholder sharing on an equal basis of partners from governments, civil society, business, academia and the technical community.
The fourth IGF will take place in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt in November, 2009. As it enters its fourth iteration, the IGF is undergoing a process of review and evaluation, which makes a survey of its impact particularly relevant and important. DiploFoundaton has recently begun a research survey to identify this impact. This information will be valuable for all stakeholders to consider as best practices, examples or what has worked, and where we need to focus our efforts to improve.
The process of developing and analyzing the results of this survey will be conducted by DiploFoundation and other partners, supported by a grant from AT&T. The project aims to collect a wide range of responses to questionnaires in two formats: an online survey
which will provide input for a statistical analysis of trends in impact (), and an interview survey of stakeholders from government, civil society, business, academia and host countries which will form the basis for a narrative report. The interviews and questionnaire will also collect recommendations for future enhancements of the IGF and related activities. This information will be valuable for all stakeholders to consider as best practices, examples of what has worked, and where we need to focus our efforts to improve. The project will be conducted during September and October, 2009, with the release of a report at the IGF in Sharm El Sheikh, November 15, 2009.
Please address any questions to IGF.Impact@gmail.com.