Building Local Content Creation Capacity: Lessons Learned

03 September 2014 - A Workshop on Istanbul,Turkey


IGF 2014 sub theme that this workshop fall under

Content Creation, Dissemination and Use


WSIS process set as a goal enhancing the capacity of communities in all regions to develop content in local and/or indigenous languages. Greater capacity for content creation will increase the diversity of language content available online, drive more people to use broadband technologies and expand the ability of all communities to participate in the Information Society. Greater engagement with broadband and the Information Society will in turn improve the geographic and multilingual diversity of voices as a whole and the ability of all communities to participate in Internet governance.

This capacity building session will highlight some programs training the content creators of tomorrow and provide valuable lessons learned from content creators from around the globe to the benefit of a wide variety of IGF stakeholders. The session will provide a chance to learn what policies and strategies promote creative industries and contribute to the health of the Internet governance ecosystem as well as learn from the practical experience of practitioners in the field.

Name(s) and stakeholder and organizational affiliation(s) of institutional co-organizer(s)

Ellen Blackler, The Walt Disney Company
Cedric Wachholz, UNESCO

Has the proposer, or any of the co-organizers, organized an IGF workshop before?


The link to the workshop report

Type of session

Capacity-building session

Duration of proposed session

60 minutes

Subject matter #tags that describe the workshop

#localcontent, #diversity, #capacitybuilding, #access

Names and affiliations (stakeholder group, organization) of speakers the proposer is planning to invite

•Indrajit Banarjee, Director, Knowledge Societies Division, UNESCO
•Karla Ruiz Cofino, Guatemala, CEO MilknCookies;
•Ken Huff, Jedi Masters Program, Lucas Film Singapore,
•Anne Shongwe, Kenya/South Africa, CEO and Founder, Afroes,

Name of Moderator(s)

Ellen Blackler

Name of Remote Moderator(s)

Ellen Blackler

Description of how the proposer plan to facilitate discussion amongst speakers, audience members and remote participants

The session will have 5 parts, as follows:

1. The session will open with brief introductory remarks by the Moderator. The Moderator will interview each practitioner panelist for a few minutes regarding the nature of their current content creation enterprise, how they got started and what impact their activities has had on their community.

2. Representatives from the training programs will give an overview of their approach – what skills are needed for digital content creation and the training they provide.

3. The participants in the session will have an opportunity to ask questions of the panelists.

4. The Moderator will facilitate a lessons learned discussion where panelists will share with the audience lessons they have learned, the challenges they faced and the solutions they found themselves or in collaboration with other stakeholders.

5. A wrap up will be provided by the UNESCO representative on how these lessons learned can inform the assessment of Action Line C8 Cultural Diversity and Identity, Linguistic Diversity and Local Content.

Description of the proposer's plans for remote participation

Remote panelists will have the opportunity to ask questions during the Q&A portion of the session.

Background paper

No background paper provided