[IRP] IRP STATEMENT - IGF open consultations. v1 (re-resend)
Fri Oct 22 12:12:01 EEST 2010
This is excellent, thanks Marianne. Agree that we should perhaps invert, although the focus should remain on the IGF rather than the IRP itself. The IRP will also be drafting its own report on its events etc, so we could condense that section in this stock taking report a bit if needed.
A few quick suggestions:
RE transport. We actually found out in the end that the shuttle bus was free if you booked the hotel via the IGF (email, quoting IGF site), rather than through an agent like expedia. Point still holds about more info being needed in advance.
Could we add sto bit on main session that, in particular, we would like to see the braod theme of "Security, openness and privacy" changed for next year? This session covers issues of particular concern to the coalition, but 3 hours isn't enough to explore these three broad and complex themes in enough depth. A specific, issue-focused session would be more productive.
I also think that workshops were better linked to main themes this year.
Whilst it's likely that the IGF will continue, I've heard concerns expressed by some that space for CS might be eroded in the future. Given that, I think we should come out strongly with a statement in support of the continuation of the IGF as a valuable arena for discussion of cross cutting issues, such as the important issue of how to build a people-oriented information society that respects fundamenal human rights, as envisaged in the WSIS Declaration. Given the tremendous new opportunities that the Internet offers for human development and empowerment, human rights need to form the basis of the principles and norms that shape the evolution and use of the Internet. There is still much work to be done to mainstream human rights throughout the dispersed internet governance ecosystem. The IGF is an important space for bringing stakeholders together to work out how to move towards this goal.
We could also say that the IRP DC values the IGF as a space for multi-stakeholder collaboration. Civil society and the private sector have much to bring to the table in Internet policy dialogue and implementation. The IGF should remain a role model in its encouragement of equal participation of civil society, the private sector and governments. This should not be eroded if the format of the IGF changes in the future. The IGF should also play a role in exploring how to foster meaningful and effective enhanced cooperation in the wider internet governance ecosystem of institutions and processes.
Or something along those lines - haven't had much time to work on language! What do people think?
Could we also flesh out the bit on having a more formal role in the IGF process...highlighting the IRP as a successful model of a DC. We could say we find it difficult to fully participate in open consultations due to resourcing issues, so a more formal institutionalisation within the IGF structure would help. Or something???
Thanks again Marianne. I'm away until next Tuesday now, so please could you send to the secretariat when it's done? I'm sure it's fine to send on Monday rather than sunday.
All the best,
From: M I Franklin [cos02mf at gold.ac.uk]
Sent: 21 October 2010 18:02
To: Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond
Cc: Bodle, Robert; Lisa Horner
Subject: Re: [IRP] IRP STATEMENT - IGF open consultations. v1 (re-resend)
Thanks. Point well-taken. I look forward to hearing from others so that we
can continue to 'beef up' the all-important substantive issues/IRP DC
related ones and so create the appropriate balance.
Ordering can also be inverted.
--On Thursday, October 21, 2010 17:58 +0200 Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond
<ocl at gih.com> wrote:
> thanks for this statement. Just one small comment: if we are going to add
> to the statement, it might be wise to reduce the amount of prose devoted
> to practical and organizational points. Perhaps condensing it a little -
> I have the feeling that those points will be well covered by many
> coalitions and participants already.
> Having sadly missed most of the IRP sessions (it wasn't my choice to
> miss them but I was burdened with tasks which kept me away) I can't
> comment on the IRP DC issues.
> That's all. Well done!
> Kind regards,
> Le 21/10/2010 17:30, M I Franklin a ?crit :
> (sorry folks - file was too big and no time to wait for moderator
> Dear IRP'ers
> Thanks Lisa, Robert, and Rafik for your input. See attached for the first
> draft of the IRP DC Statement for the upcoming Open Consultations.
> The deadline is Sunday - 24 October. I realise it's short notice but if
> people could send through any additional information/comments/revisions
> today and tomorrow (no later than noon CET) then we can do the final
> touches and get it to the IGF in good time.
> NOTE: Last year we kept it to a max. of two pages. Same this year.
> If you could comment in the body of your email that would be very
> Dr Marianne Franklin
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