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Role Of Civil Society PPT Presentation

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Role Of Civil Society PPT Presentation

  1. 1. Role of Civil Society: Internet Governance and Developing Countries <ul><li>International Team of the Researchers </li></ul><ul><li>Fuatai Purcell, Samoa </li></ul><ul><li>Guyverson Vernous, Haiti </li></ul><ul><li>Kutoma Wakunuma, Zambia </li></ul><ul><li>Shahid Akbar, Bangladesh </li></ul><ul><li>Susana Finquelievich, Argentina </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kutoma J. Wakunuma </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. The Research??? <ul><li>Role </li></ul><ul><li>Implications </li></ul><ul><li>Impact </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>Kutoma J. Wakunuma </li></ul>
  3. 3. Objectives of the Research <ul><li>Analyse Impact of Civil Society especially in Developing Countries as regards WSIS </li></ul><ul><li>Analyse Civil Society Involvement in National Decision Making Processes on IG & WSIS </li></ul><ul><li>Propose actions for Civil Society on IG post WSIS </li></ul><ul><li>Kutoma J. Wakunuma </li></ul>
  4. 4. Methodology <ul><li>Around 90% online qualitative research </li></ul><ul><li>Chat-room discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Building of portal and continual updating </li></ul><ul><li>http://textus.diplomacy.edu/Textusbin/portal/Ghome.asp?IDspace=85 </li></ul><ul><li>Kutoma J. Wakunuma </li></ul>
  5. 5. Status??? <ul><li>Role of the CS in IG and Developing countries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Awareness raising and Advocacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promoting various public interest objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitate Network Building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobilising Citizens in democratic processes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Research and development of technologies and standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development and dissemination of best practises </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kutoma J. Wakunuma </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Status??? <ul><li>Implications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Various Stakeholders bringing in different contributions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Policy Input is Easier </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Impact </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recognition of Contribution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet as Public Commons Good </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Faces barriers because its not a decision-making body policy-wise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to make sure everyone’s voice is represented </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to decide what is most important </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eliticism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kutoma J. Wakunuma </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Recommendations of the Researchers <ul><li>Identify exact role, vision and strategy in IGF </li></ul><ul><li>More emphasis should be put on the “bottom of the pyramid” of the IG community </li></ul><ul><li>Establish an effective global network of Civil Society actors on IG issues </li></ul><ul><li>Need Capacity Building on IG issues in developing countries e.g Diplo Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Establish national partnerships for effective impact </li></ul><ul><li>Need to recognise different multicultural heritages </li></ul><ul><li>Kutoma J. Wakunuma </li></ul>
  8. 8. More Work <ul><li>Analyse Civil Society Involvement in National Decision Making Processes on IG & WSIS </li></ul><ul><li>As a stakeholder CS must define who, how and which way forward in IGF </li></ul><ul><li>Can IGF learn from good practices of CS model? </li></ul><ul><li>Kutoma J. Wakunuma </li></ul>

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