Importance of Regional Coordination in Internet Governance

24 October 2013 - A Workshop on Bali,Indonesia


While much energy is focused on the development of global Internet governance, coordination at the regional level is arguably more directly relevant to the day-to-day experiences of those who use and operate the Internet. 

The RIRs, ISOC chapters, NOG and regional IGFs are all examples of structures that have evolved to meet the needs of Internet stakeholders in ways that recognize both the trans-border nature of the Internet and common issues and concerns of people in a specific geographic area.

However a much broader regional and national collaboration between security and law enforcement agencies is required. There is also a great area of opportunity of cooperation in capacity-building projects with intergovernmental organizations that already have programs on place. 

The workshop will consider some of the structures mentioned above as examples of existing regional coordination structures, examine issues which have have been successful in addressing, and identify strategies that may offer best practice models or simply inspiration for further development of regional Internet governance.

The following Proposal has been merged with this one.

257     Regional interests & specificity in number registry policy