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Its Christmas for some, Kwanza for others, and the list goes on. Religions and various spiritual persuasions talk of spreading the common good to mankind minus the evils. Internet Governance also talks of extracting

the negatives then share the common good from ICTs to develop mankind. There is

some commonality in these thematic approaches and yet I do not see religions

represented as a stakeholder in the IG Forums. I consider…


Added by Felix Samakande on December 25, 2010 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

UN Resolution on ICT4Development - agreed text

The resolution on ICTs for development was negotiated and an outcome text is ready for adoption on the next sitting of the UN General Assembly. I do not expect any further changes to it. I did not see any definitive language regarding management of critical internet resources which the IGF2010 also left at the same place it was before.

Some pointers from the resolution:

# There is now an extricable link between broadband and connectivity… Continue

Added by Felix Samakande on November 24, 2010 at 3:30am — No Comments

UN Resolution on ICTs for Development

All that talking at the IGF2010 is not lost in the cloud. There is a resolution being negotiated in the 2nd Committee

of the U.N. in New York. From what I see the resolution makes a good attempt at
capturing concerns raised during the IGF2010 vis-à-vis: multilateral, transparent… Continue

Added by Felix Samakande on November 10, 2010 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

Multilingualism organised by EU

I attended part of the discussion on multilingualism and the sovereign right of language communities to internet content in their own languages.While everyone agreed that all language communities have a sovereign right to content in the languages that they are literate in, there are technicalities that present challenges. ICANN contributed that there are limitations in registering gTLDs in other languages because of conflict in the characters as they may be interpreted by users, e.g. facebook… Continue

Added by Felix Samakande on September 15, 2010 at 10:16am — No Comments

ICT Practitioners' One-Stop-Shop: eMDGs Tools

I attended the brainstorming session on the eMDGs portal organised by GAID (Global Alliance for ICT & Development) at UN-HQ New York, 1-2 Sept. 'e' for enabler of Millennium Development Goals. This year, the UN Annual

General Assembly is preceded by the MDGs Summit, 20-22 September, and

it is recognized that ICTs are one of the crucial enablers for the

achievement of these goals. The MDGs were agreed upon in the 2000

Millennium Summit and…


Added by Felix Samakande on September 5, 2010 at 3:06pm — No Comments



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