Session: Enhanced Intra-Stakeholder Diversity and Intra-stakeholder Balance in Multi-Stakeholder Internet Governance

Time: 
Wed, 2011-09-28 09:00 - 10:30

Concise Description:
As the IGF progresses towards its sixth annual meeting, it is necessary to further strengthen the multi-stakeholder process in various ways. The multi-stakeholder model of Governnace is a process designed to ensure the evolution of balanced policies for Internet Governance. Each stakeholder group places its concerns on the table, and in discussions with other stakeholder groups a balance emerges. For this process to bring about a true balance, it requires the stakeholder groups to be of adequate diversity and be balanced within.

For example, in the Interent Governance arena, Business stakeholder group largely comprises Internet Infrastructure companies, Internet Equipment Manufactures, Telecommunication Companies, Internet Service providers, Domain Industry, which are all from business sectors that derive direct revenue from the Internet. Is there sufficient diversity within this stakeholder group? Should other category of Information Technology Companies, such as Software or IT Services companies that depend on Internet be encouraged to participate in this policy debate process? Woud their views as large commercial users of Internet Services differ from that of companies who are providers of some form of service to connect to the Internet? Would there be a greater diversity of inputs if there is participation from representatives from the automobile, travel, healthcare, cinema, media or the banking sector? To many of these segments, Interent is a business life line and the Global Internet Policy would have a definite impact in their business progress.

Though Business representaives from different business sectors "feed into the work and positions that the International Chamber of Commerce advocate[s]" as a participant, the IGF could gain inputs of greater diversity if the size and diversity of direct participants from the Business Stakeholder group is enhanced.

There is a similar need for enhanced diversity within the stakeholder groups of Government and Civil Society.

This workshop would deliberate on questions pertinent to the broad stakeholder groups of Business, Government and Civil Society with a view to identify ways of attaining intra-stakeholder diversity and balance so as to strengthen the multi-stakeholder process as also to improve confidence in the multi-stakeholder model of Governance.

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marcohv20 (MarcoH v 2.0)

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

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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

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sgdickinson (Samantha Dickinson)

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

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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

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sgdickinson (Samantha Dickinson)

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

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sgdickinson (Samantha Dickinson)

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

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

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sgdickinson (Samantha Dickinson)

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