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ICANN, Hear the latest on new gTLDs, IDNs and DNSSEC

Time: 
Thu, 2011-09-29 14:30 - 16:00
Session Organiser: 
ICANN

Interconnecting Africa: Opportunities and Obstacles Along the Way

Time: 
Thu, 2011-09-29 14:30 - 16:00

Concise Description:
This workshop will give a deep analysis on the major Obstacles Africa as a region has and still is facing to become Interconnected, means of overcoming them and how take action as a multi-stakeholder community.

Session Organiser: 
AfriNIC

Internet for Democratic Participation of Vulnerable People in Public Life: Best Practices Exchange

Time: 
Wed, 2011-09-28 09:00 - 10:30

Concise Description:
In proposing this workshop we refer to the paragraph 13 of the Geneva Declaration of principles: “…we shall pay particular attention to the special needs of marginalized and vulnerable groups of society…”. Paragraph 90 (n) of the Tunis Agenda on the Information Society reinforces this statement.

Session Organiser: 
Together against Cybercrime (TaC)

Connectivity and Access in Sub-Saharah Africa: Status, Challenges and Opportunities

Time: 
Fri, 2011-09-30 14:30 - 16:00

Concise Description:
The IGF this year takes place in a location where the Digital Divide has been most prominent. However, interesting changes are prevalent in the area of connectivity and access in the Sub-Saharan region, for example, the massive uptake of mobile phone technology, the developments with submarine cable systems, the investments in terrestrial fiber networks.

Session Organiser: 
Diplo Foundation / NEPAD

Addressing Some Unintended Consequences of Participation in the Digital Environment

Time: 
Fri, 2011-09-30 09:00 - 10:30

Concise Description:
In concert with a diverse group of stakeholders, UNESCO in collaboration with the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), will host a session to examine the interplay between the use of ICT, efforts to increase participation in the very important virtual digital spaces and some of the unintended consequences that these developments have brought.

Session Organiser: 
UNESCO

Young People and their Safeguards in an Increasingly Connected World

Time: 
Fri, 2011-09-30 11:00 - 12:30

Concise Description:
The Internet and mobile technologies have made great inroads in the life of young people and Africa is no exception. The continent presents unique characteristics in terms of the understanding of these technologies, their deployment and the interventions (or the lack of) for making the online environment safe for children. Also the social norms, existing practices influence the uptake of these technologies and applications.

Session Organiser: 
ECPAT International

Free Flow of Information and Social Networks: A Role for Democracy and Social Participation

Time: 
Tue, 2011-09-27 09:00 - 10:30

Concise Description:
In recent social movements, social networks have become mass communication tools and vehicles for mobilization. Social appropriation of the Internet is becoming a significant part of democratization processes. Websites such as Facebook and Twitter are being widely used by activists and citizens to relay information that is not always accessible through traditional Media, and to also bypass censorship.
It seems that the emergence of new technologies has formed a new arena for public debate.

Session Organiser: 
UNESCO

Strengthening the Protection of Cross-Border Internet Personal Data

Time: 
Tue, 2011-09-27 11:00 - 12:30

Concise Description:
The Council of Europe celebrates this year the 30th Anniversary of its Data Protection Convention (Convention 108) which has served as the backbone of international law in over 40 European countries and has influenced policy and legislation far beyond Europe’s shores.

Session Organiser: 
Council of Europe

Blocking Content: Issues, Principles and Paths Forward

Time: 
Wed, 2011-09-28 11:00 - 12:30

Concise Description:
Policymakers around the globe are trying to identify appropriate national policy solutions to combat illegal online activities such as child pornography, violation of intellectual property rights and other cybercriminal activities. Some of these solutions propose leveraging global DNS to block or filter illegal content by mandating that DNS registries, registrars, or ISPs alter DNS behavior or modify DNS data.

How effective are these types of approaches in the short and long terms?

Session Organiser: 
ISOC

Cybercrime Strategies

Time: 
Wed, 2011-09-28 14:30 - 16:00

Concise Description:
Cybersecurity has become a policy priority of many governments.

Session Organiser: 
Council of Europe