Session: Economic Aspects of Local Content Creation and Local Internet Infrastructure

Time: 
Tue, 2011-09-27 11:00 - 12:30

Concise Description:
UNESCO, OECD and ISOC aim to organize a workshop on economic aspects of local content creation and local infrastructure. The partners involved in the study support the efforts and progress made within the framework of enhanced cooperation in shaping Internet policy around the principles of inclusiveness, diversity and openness, and in enhancing the mutual understanding and relations among all stakeholders, fostering their participation in the policy dialogue process. The Internet has an enormous potential for economic development, underlining the Internet’s crucial role in enhancing the free flow of information and ideas throughout the world, which contribute to the progress towards inclusive Knowledge Societies.

The main objective of the workshop is to present the outcomes of the collaborative efforts to analyze the relationship between Internet infrastructure, prices for access and the development of local content.

Policy makers are keen to understand these relationships for a number of reasons. Understanding this relationship could help in demonstrating the economic benefits of expanded infrastructure across countries, particularly if the amount of local infrastructure or the existence of a local Internet exchange fosters the development of local content in local languages. The availability of local content could also, in turn, prove to stimulate demand for Internet services. Finally, the prices of local Internet access could prove to hinder, or promote the development of local content.

The workshop will examine the findings of the report and discuss key findings and policy implications focusing on three subthemes:

• Internet infrastructure and content value chain;
• Trends and determinants of local Internet development;
• Selected case studies.

UNESCO, the OECD and ISOC seek to promote international collaboration, provide a platform for dialogue and share expertise on this subject among the difference actors involved in the IGF.

The links to the previous reports:
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/flagship-proj...
http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/index.php/2008-igf-hyderabad/event-report...
http://www.oecd.org/document/13/0,3746,en_2649_34223_45692045_1_1_1_1,00...
http://www.oecd.org/document/19/0,3746,en_2649_34223_45864467_1_1_1_1,00...
http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/15/50/45860581.pdf

From twitter...


marcohv20 (MarcoH v 2.0)

.@adielakplogan "clear correlation between #IPv6 capacity building efforts and deployment" #IGF11 #CIR

2 years 28 weeks ago

moreiras (Antonio M. Moreiras)

RT @sgdickinson: Emily Taylor: In remaining 10 mins of #CIR main session, will cover capacity building & IPv6. Speak fast everyone! #IGF11

2 years 28 weeks ago

sgdickinson (Samantha Dickinson)

Emily Taylor: In remaining 10 mins of #CIR main session, will cover capacity building & IPv6. Speak fast everyone! #IGF11

2 years 28 weeks ago

paulitrix (p8ul1tr3x )

Serious debate on the management of Critical Internet Resources and whether some functions should be centralized #CIR #igf11

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sgdickinson (Samantha Dickinson)

Tulika Pandey: the IBSA proposal is a 1st draft not ratified by govt yet. #IGF11 #CIR

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dotnxtcon (.nxt)

RT @sgdickinson: Esterhuysen: govts in disagreement with each other often reach agreement at expense of non-govt stakeholders #IGF11 #CIR

2 years 28 weeks ago

sgdickinson (Samantha Dickinson)

Esterhuysen: often govts in disagreement with each other will reach agreement at expense of non-govt stakeholders #IGF11 #CIR

2 years 28 weeks ago

sgdickinson (Samantha Dickinson)

Fiona Alexander: IBSA proposal undermines multistakeholder model. There are ways govt can be involved already. eg ICANN GAC. #IGF11 #CIR

2 years 28 weeks ago

asteris (Asteris Masouras)

RT @sgdickinson: Doria: IBSA proposal would be unfortunate direction to take. Could set us back several years in terms of multistakehoder process #IGF11 #CIR

2 years 28 weeks ago

sgdickinson (Samantha Dickinson)

Doria: Rather than meta govt process 4 Net governance, maybe more Internet orgs need to build in more ways 4 gov 2 participate #IGF11 #CIR

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