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Webinar- IGF 2014- Orientation Session - Preparation

Greetings,

hope that this finds you well .

in preparation of the orientation session ,Istanbul 2014, we are organizing  IGF-pre-webinars across the regions  to prepare the  participants adequately to the upcoming event.
Below are the details for the Africa-Pre-webinar  and you are welcome to join us and participate as well.

We are looking for French speakers and Moderator for the 4th of July 2014. If you would like to participate…

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Added by Judi on June 24, 2014 at 11:23pm — 3 Comments

Session: Mobile Applications for Person's with disability.

There is a greater need to discuss and talk about inclusiveness and increase participation in the policy making process for person’s disability.


the inclusion of persons with disability on the web make these people feel less isolated and part of community.


The primary barriers perceived are value vs cost- the applications that may need to be added in the basic mobile phone to enable persons who are visually impaired or mentally…
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Added by Judi on September 20, 2010 at 8:27pm — 2 Comments

Comments/Ideas/suggestions from the Remote participation session.



- in this years' IGF , remote participation has clearly garnered momentum...remote participation can take place even without using Webex or internet you can remotely participate even using your phone..…
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Added by Judi on September 16, 2010 at 12:38pm — 1 Comment

Day 1: IGF 2010- Regional perspectives.

Most of the regional representatives were sharing their third year experience in organising and participating in the regional forums, the challenges and possible way forward....what link do they have with the regional forum.


a) East Africa- the EA-IGF, does not particularly follow the global IGF programme , but rather allow the national IGF's to identify the issues at the national level, which are discussed and possible solution…
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Added by Judi on September 15, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Session: reaching the most socially excluded people in society

Who is the most digitally excluded in the Society?



1. in Netherlands? the old people/ persons in advanced age group.



2. In East Africa? - People in the remote areas

and there is no clear understanding on what technology is........The M-pesa(the money mobile transfer) in Kenya is a good example of technology being used by the people from…

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Added by Judi on September 15, 2010 at 9:47pm — 2 Comments

Taking Stock and Closing session @IGF 2009

I had an opportunity to capture this.....big thanx to Ginger.....if anyone got an opportunity to capture the speech by ITU and ICANN...I would appreciate it if they shared it...





Taking stock at IGF 2009;

Ms. Y.J. PARK, Delft University of Technology.



Thank you, Mr. Chairman, for giving me an opportunity of contributing to the Internet Governance Forum in a capacity of academia. As many previous speakers addressed, IGF has done a

tremendous job of… Continue

Added by Judi on November 18, 2009 at 8:15pm — 4 Comments

West Africa Internet Governance Forum

a week ago, I was on my way back from West Africa, in Accra, Ghana to be precise.....form representing the five East Africa Countries (Kenya, Uganda,Tanzania,Burundi and Rwanda) in the forum.



I had an awesome time, apart from the time changes that gave me a very difficult time to adjust......the forum was a great success.



I have always had the passion for capacity building . I fostered the partnership between KICTAnet(… Continue

Added by Judi on October 25, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

the second East Africa Internet Governance Forum.

In September 7th – 9th was the set date for the EA-IGF to take place in Nairobi, Kenya….today the 1st of September 2009 the person incharge of logistics is unwell. .....talk about an unfortunate scenario......So I had to step in and do logistics….ensure everyone expected in the country got here…. had their tickets, arranged their pick-ups and has a room…..WOW…talk about sleepless nights!



http://www.eaigf.or.ke/tl.html



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Added by Judi on October 25, 2009 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Sessions Attended in Hyderabad

Dec 3; Day 1



Internet accessibility for people with disabilities





The internet is about empowerment. Access to information and communication is a key aspect for participation in society. If people with disabilities are to exercise their rights actively, participate and make choices about their lives, it is essential that they can access information through adequate communication systems.



For many people with disabilities, accessibility of Internet is… Continue

Added by Judi on December 12, 2008 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

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