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The First Arab IGF Meeting was held in Kuwait City between 9th and 11th of OCT 2012.
The Theme was for this meeting “A Better Internet for A better Arab World”.
The five accesses for this meeting was
1- Access & content
2- Internet Openness.
3- Critical Internet Resources.
4- Security and Privacy.
The Agenda for the first Arab IGF was as following:
1- IXP in Arab World
2- IG Multi-stakeholders model in Arab world: Opportunities & Challenges.
3- Practicing Online Freedom of Expression in the Arab world & challenges of content filtering.
Session 2: “Internet Openness, Freedom of Expression and Content”
1- The Impact of Social Media on the Democracy.
2- Domain Names Industry in the Arab world
3- Towards a New Sustainable Internet Economy.
1- Extending Regulations to Cyberspace
2- Moving to IPv6
3- Social Media for Entrepreneurs.
1- Protecting Children Online: Assessing blocking and self-regulation in the Arab world.
2- Key Issues in implementing e-Accessibility for people with disability
3- Youth driving our future technologies and businesses.
1- Policy requirements for women empowerments over the internet.
2- Empowering youth using social networking to participate in the community development.
Points raised from the participants: