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A presentation made to the Ghana Internet Governance Forum - March 11, 2011

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    Ghana igf, ben akoh   march 11, 2011 Ghana igf, ben akoh march 11, 2011 Presentation Transcript

    • Internet Governance Forum, GhanaConsultationBen AkohMarch 11, 2011
    • Outline• Brief background of the process • The Importance of Evidence and Consent• The Survey – An Example of Evidence • The Broad Focus• Four Observations• Targeted and Focused Next steps
    • Brief Background of the process• Third year of Regional IGF in West Africa• First National IGF in Ghana• Last Regional Forum focused on: • Access and Connectivity • Internet Governance and Development • Privacy, Security and Openness • Managing Critical Internet Resources• Presentation to the Global IGF in Vilnius
    • The Survey – An Example of Evidence• The Global IGF as a non-binding, dialogue-only platform• Regional/National IGFs – Policy Focused, implementation driven platforms• Providing Evidence in WA
    • The Survey – An Example of Evidence• The Broad Focus • Prioritization of Internet Related Issues • Ascertaining Level of support • Understanding Internet Governance through multistakeholder support• Sample Size (Over 266 responses in total): Togo (105), Burkina Faso (56), Nigeria (38), Ghana (25), Sierra Leone (14), Liberia (16), The Gambia (11), Kenya (34)• Six Months Period• Disseminated online• Available at: http://www.bit.ly/waigf
    • The Survey – An Example of Evidence Gender Female 14% Male 86%
    • The Survey – An Example of Evidence Age 56.4% 33.5% 9.6% 0.0% 0.5%Under 18 18-34 35-49 50-64 65-over
    • The Survey – An Example of Evidence Which of the following kinds of stakeholders do you consider yourself or organization to be associated with? Individual User Media Intl development/cooperation Government Faith based Environmental Public policy Not-for-profit Business ConsumersArts, culture and entertainmentInternet “technical” community 0.0% 5.0% 10.0% 15.0% 20.0%
    • The Survey – An Example of Evidence Would you like a national mechanism to discuss Internet policy and decision making? No 2% Maybe 7% Yes 91%
    • The Survey – An Example of Evidence Stakeholders that should be part of domestic IGFs. Only technical communities 9% A broadercommunity of users representing all walks of life 91%
    • The Survey – An Example of Evidence Specific sectors that respondents believe should be involved18.0% in a national IGF.16.0%14.0%12.0%10.0% 8.0% 6.0% 4.0% 2.0% 0.0% development &… Business Consumer Not-for-profit Faith based Public policy Media Arts, culture and International Environmental entertainment
    • The Survey – An Example of Evidence Who should have predominant responsibility for the evolution of the Internet domestically? Government Shared 29% responsibility among all of Private sector the above (including 55% Internet service Technical providers) Users developers 12% 3% 1%
    • The Survey – An Example of Evidence
    • The Survey – An Example of Evidence Concern over the impact of ICTs on the environment. Not concerned Not aware of Somewhat 0% issue concerned 1% 3% Concerned 31% Very Concerned 65%
    • The Survey – An Example of Evidence How significant a need is there for public education in digital literacy? None 0% Not aware of Minor issue 3% 1% Significant 31% Very Significant 65%
    • The Survey – An Example of Evidence Significance of the role of the internet in other areas of public policy.100%90% Strongly Agree80%70%60% Agree50%40%30%20% Disagree10% 0% Broadening Impact of Role of Strongly citizen internet use on internet and Disagree participation social related cohesion technologies Neutral or no in opinion environmental stewardship
    • Four Key Observations• Organization• Raising Awareness• Capacity Building and Support• Direction
    • Targeted and focused next steps• Multistakeholders in Ghana. Who are they and how do we bring them on board?• What is the platform for adaptive policy in Ghana?
    • Thanks for the opportunity.Ben Akoh, Project Managerbakoh@iisd.ca
    • Body slide – duplicate as necessary (CANDARA) –Use this slide if you need to use your own images.• Use GARAMOND for body copy• Use GARAMOND for body copy• Use GARAMOND for body copy• Enjoy the four-minute video guide to PPT at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cagxPlV qrtM