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Co-Designing the GIPO Platform: Internet Governance Mapping Initiatives

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An overview of existing Internet governance mapping initiatives

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Co-Designing the GIPO Platform: Internet Governance Mapping Initiatives

  1. 1. CO-DESIGNING THE GIPO PIATFORM CO-DESIGNING THE GIPO PLATFORM Internet Governance Mapping Initiatives An Overview STEFAAN G. VERHULST E GOVLAB
  2. 2. CO~DESlGNlNG THE GIPO PLATFORM Goals To compare current mapping efforts To explore ways to establish synergies among existing efforts
  3. 3. CO-DESIGNING THE GIPO PLATFORM Network of Mappers v Created in the context of coordinating _ . . . _ efforts and taxonomies before building ; ‘;£,7L'fl; ';, ,°$f, T;, "f; ,f, ‘;'; ,,_ “ the NETmundial Solutions Map “Tm —4-e- -- ‘ v Monthly meetings to discuss taxonomy development and best practices v Grown to over 11 member organizations
  4. 4. CO-DESIGNING THE GIPO PLATFORM in. .. nn 4 fldlom T MAPPING EFFORT The Cleannghouse Function Friends of the IGF (Fo| GF] Community Initiative The Geneva Internet Platform (GIPI The Global Internet Policy Observatory (GIPOI The Internet Development and Govemance Map (IDGOVMAPI ORGANIZATION William Drake Lea Kasper Friends of the IGF Dip| oFoundailon The European Commission's DGCONNECT Consumers International TYPE OF CONTENT A concept pmorthat serves as a basis for workshop discussions to brainstorm the best places to find usable information on global Internet governance A wobsho and community initiative that tags and categorizes IGF videos and transcripts A website about Geneva-based Internet governance events and organizations that collects iniormailon on developments in Internet governance politics. A ml to help users understand and monitor Internet—policy regulatory and technological developments around the world. A database designed to provide an overview of various topics of Internet governance. and help figure out the best related fora and organlzauons for particular interests DESCRIPTION ‘to help developing countries with orphan Iuuo policy challenges, and to help the global comrnurrity more generally‘ ‘to Incrono pubic ocean to the important discussions that unfold at the IGF‘ To map ‘the main hubs in Geneva where digital policies are debated. evaluated. and adopted“ and ‘M help anal and developing countries flnd resources lor and loin In Internet govemance discussions to ‘monitor lnternel~related policy. regulatory and technological developments across the world. to help to increase expenlse and understanding among all actors‘ to ‘provide textual documentation on Internet governance 1opic5.lnstIlulion$ and fora. and issues. including meta govemance issues such as aocountabilityand scope of Internet govemancef
  5. 5. CO-DESIGNING THE GIPO PLATFORM MAPPING E F FORT MAPPING (Mapping Alternatives for Privacy, Property and Iriiemet Governance) Mapping Global Media Policy {I NeiGovMar> ORGANIZATION Supported by the European Commission (7th Framework Program) . trainings conducted by Law and Internet Foundation The Global Media Policy Working Group oi the The International Association for Media and Communication Research Joana Varon. Deborah Brown. Lea Kaspar. and Burak Arikarit TYPE OF CONTENT A website designed to create a common understanding of the economic, social. legal and ethical aspects oi recent developments on the Internet‘ A website that contains a database and visualization designed to monitor. categorize and analyze key issues. signiiicant developments and recent trends in the govemance of media, Inioimaiion and communication on a global level. A data compiling and mapping projocl that traces the relations between the Internet governance events, processes, and organizing institutions DESCRIPTION to ‘describe the status quo oi Internet Governance practices and allow for discussion among stakeholders including increased public engagement‘ A website that contains a database and visualization designed to monitor. categorize and analyze key Issues. significant developments and recent trends in the governance oi media. lnlorrnaiion and communication on a global level ‘to better locus civil society advocacy by understanding where main discussions about global internet governance are taking place. ‘
  6. 6. CO-DESIGNING THE GIPO PLATFORM -n-u. n._—_u- Jim MAPPING E FFORT The NETmundlai Solutions Map UNESCO intemet Study The UN Commission on Science and Technology tor Development (CSTD) Mapping oi International Intemet Public Policy issues ORGANIZATION The GovLab. SecondRise (WEF and ICANN) United Nations Educational. Scientilic. and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) The inteisesskonal Panel of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) TYPE OF CONTENT A graphical database and relationship vlsuollutiori to support iniormation sharing and collaboration across Inten-iet governance issues. A published study that uses multi- stakehoidei evaluations to to stimulate and inlorni the debate about Internet- related issues and to outline options tor future actions A working report to review and reorganize the data lrom a prewous survey on International Internet public policies. and list ‘where there are intematlonal mechanisms addressing these issues. and Identify the status of these mechanisms. if any‘ along with recommendations to fill need new DESCRIPTION ‘to iacilitate a distributed lntemet governance ecosystem that can propel the Internet as a shared. neutral. and global resource” "exnrnhc current and emerging iritor-rotated trends. eholiongos and opporturiitlu around access to information and knowledge. freedom of expression. privacy. and ethical dimensions at the iniorrnation society” ‘to create I! more comprehensive set of information on international public policy issues pertaining to the Internet. the mechanisms dealing with these issues. and potential gaps in those mechanisms"
  7. 7. CO-DESIGNING THE GIPO PLATFORM Overview of Observatories Below are some of the initiatives that do not map the field but play a monitoring role in the Internet governance space: “ 3'-"-—_-_ Global cyber security capacity Centre - The Centre focuses on ‘developing a framework for understanding what works, what doesn‘t work and why — across all areas of cyber security capacity" ln! errietGov- This platform aims to enable “multistakeholder collaboration and community feedback for effective Internet Governance" ‘mu. .. Internet Jurisdiction Project — This project “facilitates a global ' multi-stakeholder dialogue process to address the tension between the cross-border nature of the Internet and geographically defined national jurisdictions. "
  8. 8. CO-DESIGNING THE GIPO PLATFORM lllflltl IOIIIOI flVjI EKV nri Overview of Observatories Intemet Monitor Project - This research project aims to "evaluate. describe, and summarize the means, mechanisms. and extent of Internet content controls and Internet activity around the world. " Intemet Policy Observatory - The observatory aims "to research the dynamic technological and political contexts in which [. ... ] Internet governance debates take place" and to “serve as a platform for informing relevant communities of activists. academics. and policy makers. displaying collected data and analysis. ” Network of Centers — The network is “a collaborative initiative among academic institutions with a focus on interdisciplinary research on the development. social impact. policy implications. and legal issues concerning the Internet. "
  9. 9. CO-DESIGNING THE GIPO PLAT FORM Observations D Wide diversity of approaches to address the information deficit with regard to Internet Governance: D All approaches have been initiated the last three years and are still being implemented: ) Several projects seek to share different content types around similar kind of issues; 9 Most projects tap into the collective intelligence of the Internet Governance community: 9 High transaction and human capital cost to build and sustain the maps: D User-base is often opaque and overlaps
  10. 10. CO-DESIGNING THE G| F’O PLAT FORM Syn erg l es Many projects could benefit from exploring synergies — with regard to: D developing common taxonomies and schematas: D exchanging and producing content (physically and automated); D identifying experts; D knowledge management arci‘iiiecture: b analyzing the data available: > resource pooling.

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