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Consultation meeting to establish an Arab IGF

ESCWA is collaborating with the League of Arab States (LAS) and the Lebanese Presidency Council of Ministers on the organization of the Conference and Public Consultations to Establish the Arab Internet Governance Forum (IGF) that will take place from 31 January to 1 February 2012, at the Habtoor Grand Hotel in Beirut, Lebanon.   The event is co-sponsored by the Reseaux IP Europeens (RIPE), and Kuwait Information Technology Society (KITS) and held in cooperation with Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal Group, the IGF Secretariat, and the Arab Working Group on Domain Names and Internet Issues (AWGDNII).

The convening of the Conference is in conjunction with and directly before the meeting of the Executive Bureau of ATICM, on 2 February 2012, and the 11th session of the Arab Telecom and Internet Forum (ATIF), during 2-3 February 2012.http://www.escwa.un.org/information/meetingdetails.asp?referenceNum...

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Comment by Hanane Boujemi on February 2, 2012 at 8:48am

Just to update everyone in the community with the outcomes of the preparatory meeting to establish the Arab IGF. There was a positive feedback from Gov , private companies and regional ICT organizations on the principal that the Arab region is in a pressing need to organize the Arab IGF. Kuwait will host the first edition and no dates were confirmed yet but it will likely take place after the global IGF. Egypt proposed to be the home of the AIGF secreteriat which will be responsible for all the logistic work to organize the event, and there will be also a MAG! So the AIGF will be the exact replica of the Global event and it will hopefully  apply all the lessons learned so far from the global process. The most important thing is that we will finally have a special forum to address the IG issues that are relevant to the Arab region.UNESCWA produced in 2010 the Arab IG roadmap defining all those issue from the Arab region perspective and it will be the base in defining the themes of the forum but the doors will be open to top up the agenda with the emerging issues.

Comment by Hanane Boujemi on February 2, 2012 at 8:40am

Hi Poncelet, unfortunately the RP was availbale only on the first day and I think Webex was used.

Comment by Bernard Sadaka on January 31, 2012 at 10:42am

Remote Participation for the "Conference and Public Consultations to Establish the Arab IGF in Beirut" (Floor Arabic Audio)

Comment by Poncelet O. Ileleji on January 29, 2012 at 12:26pm

Great info Hanane, the Gambia is also having its National Internet Governance Forum on the 1st to 2nd of Feb 2012, I will like more info on your remote participation what platform are you using.  Its something we shall like to do too.

Comment by Bernard Sadaka on January 27, 2012 at 4:01pm
I will attending Hanane...
And I am also glad that this time we will have Remote Participation ;)
Comment by Diplo IGCBP on January 27, 2012 at 3:03pm

Thanks Hanane for sharing this. It might be good to add it to the calendar on the homepage too... 

Comment by Hanane Boujemi on January 26, 2012 at 11:21am

I will be attendin this event next week. Is anyone else from Diplo community will be there?



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