The following document contains a personal interpretation by the author of the events that led
to and took place at the World Conference on International Telecommunications (“WCIT”) in
Dubai, United Arab Emirates in December 2012. All views expressed in this document are
my own, although I admit that they have been biased by years of belief in multistakeholderism.
The reader is therefore encouraged to read accounts from other independent
sources to reduce bias.
There are two parts to this document. The first part provides a recollection of the events at
WCIT. The Second part provides suggestions for avenues that the Internet community and the
ICANN At-Large Advisory Committee in particular should explore with ICANN’s support to
take proactive steps to promote the Multi-Stakeholder Internet Governance Model and
improve its reach to the edges. The suggestions stem from deep needs that were made
apparent during WCIT – including but not limited to outreach, education, capacity building
and proactive engagement.