[IRPCoalition] Fwd: IGF Invitation: Roundtable on Equity and the Developing World in Internet Governance (Thursday, 12 Nov., Room 10 at 2.00 pm)

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Subject: 	[bestbits] IGF Invitation: Roundtable on Equity and the 
Developing World in Internet Governance (Thursday, 12 Nov., Room 10 at 
2.00 pm)
Date: 	Mon, 9 Nov 2015 13:00:15 +0530
From: 	Gangesh S. Varma <gangesh.varma at nludelhi.ac.in>
Reply-To: 	Gangesh S. Varma <gangesh.varma at nludelhi.ac.in>
To: 	BestBits <bestbits at lists.bestbits.net>, 
governance at lists.igcaucus.org, wsis10 at lists.bestbits.net, 
Igfmaglist at intgovforum.org

Dear All,

The Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University, 
Delhi<http://ccgdelhi.org/>and Digital Asia Hub 
<http://www.digitalasiahub.org/> are hosting**a roundtable on *'Equity 
and the Developing World in Internet Governance'* [*Workshop 78] *at the 
IGF this year. The roundtable will take place from *14:00 - 15:30 
*on* Thursday, 12^th November *at* Workshop Room 10*.

The workshop aims to discuss, the concept of equity in the changing 
contours of the 'multistakeholder model'. Equity, in the context of 
global internet governance, could refer to two concerns: /Firstly/, the 
equitable representation of voices and perspectives from developing 
countries and emerging economies, especially civil society, in Internet 
Governance policy debates. /Secondly/ and equally critical, is the 
notion of inter - generational equity. The Internet community of today 
is constantly evolving, bringing in new actors, constituencies and 
interests. The roundtable discussion will attempt to articulate equity 
principles, with specific reference to three existing Internet 
Governance structures: ICANN, the WSIS process, and the ITU.

Are Internet governance structures well placed to absorb and accommodate 
new entrants who do not speak the epistemic language of domain names and 
protocols? If not, what are the institutional barriers preventing such 
adaptability? The areas of discussion include but are not limited to the 

1. Equity as increased access and meaningful participation for actors 
from the developing world.

2. Spaces where claims to equity can be made: ITU, ICANN and WSIS and 
constituent bodies, associated working groups, regional and national 
level governance mechanisms.

3. Processes that should be more equitable - plenary meetings, 
multistakeholder consultations, expert networks and implementation 

4. Barriers to equity and meaningful participation - funding, capacity, 
representation and gender.

The roundtable will be moderated by Professor Ang Peng Hwa, Member - 
Steering Committee, Digital Asia Hub and President - elect, 
International Communication Association. The confirmed participants 
include Rahul Gosain, Buru Kilic, David Bogado, Jan Scholte, Jane 
Coffin, Javier Pallero, Milton Mueller, Mwendwa Kivuva, Nigel Hickson, 
Parminder Jeet Singh, Paul Wilson, Peter Micek, Rafik Dammak and Sheetal 

We hope to see many of there and do feel free to get in touch for any 

[Apologies for cross-posting]



Gangesh Sreekumar Varma | Senior Fellow
Centre for Communication Governance | National Law University, Delhi 
| Sector-14, Dwarka, New Delhi - 110078 | Cell: (+91) 8447159123 
<tel:%28%2B91%29%208447159123> | Fax: (+91) 11-280-34256 | 
www.ccgdelhi.org <http://www.ccgdelhi.org/> . www.ccgtlr.org 
<http://www.nludelhi.ac.in/>| Twitter: @ccgdelhi 
<https://twitter.com/CCGDelhi>. @gangeshvarma 

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