Day 4 was the last day of IGF and I have interested on the main session about emerging essues.
After the daily briefing of Diplo, I attended to the main session on emerging issues. For this purpose, discussions focus on how internet will be tomorrow? New actors, new technology such Web2 and such internet of things, legal issues, policy orientation, etc.. All recognized the critical importance of internet in our today life everywhere across the world. Several panelist gives their view on what that must be take to account to preserve internet: Raghavan P.h.d. from India, Stephen Lau, CEO of EDS Electronic Data Systems (Hong Kong); Herbert Heitmann, Head of Global Communications at SAP AG etc… Finally all recognized that, security, sustainable internet development and reaching the next billion remain high important and critical issues.
The most interesting part of this day is the simulation case did by diplo in international negotiation. After a wonderful presentation of diplomacy negotiation by Ambassador Kishan S Rana and Dr. Jovan Kurbalija, the Diplo member was divided in 2 groups. Each group has to negotiate on emerging issues on Internet governance: There was 9 players: Civil society, Business sector, India, Group 77, Russian Federation, China, and USA. Each player has to defend its interest on the following issues: Form/name of document to issued, Net neutrality, Cybersecrity, Jurisdiction/ dispute resolution and Content policy. Players must negotiate to get a consensual agreement that reflect their own interest.
This negotiation game gives me awareness on the coming days in international diplomacy that we be complexes, with important stakes interest.