The forthcoming Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is an annual UN event that deals with policies related to internet and topics related to internet governance, among other things access and e-literacy. This year it takes places in Brazil on 9-13 November and some of the topics are Inclusiveness and Diversity, Openness, Internet and Human Rights, Internet Economy, etc.
IGF is one of the pioneers of remote participation, and every event has a really well developed system of remote participation – not only video stream but also the communication during the session, and especially Remote Hubs – remote meetings in different cities that follow together certain sessions of interest at the IGF and participate in them.
This could be a great way for Telecentres to participate in this global multistakeholder platform that enables the discussion of public policy issues pertaining to the Internet.
IGF organises and prepares everything including trainings and guidelines for remote participation, and interested telecentres should only apply for organising a Remote Hub and organise a local meeting that will follow some of the sessions in the 4 days (there are around 100 sessions, great choice…).
More info on IGF is available at: http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/
For Remote Participation please see http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/remote-participation.
Registration application deadline: 23 October 2015
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