The Future of Global and Regional IGFs, Post-2015

03 September 2014 - A Workshop on Istanbul,Turkey


IGF 2014 sub theme that this workshop fall under

IGF & The Future of the Internet Ecosystem


It will focus on ongoing accelerated developments in the global arena of Internet Governance, with special attention to regional aspirations pertaining to the envisaged global Internet Governance model that would take place after 2015, and to the input of the regional IGFs regarding the ongoing consultation processes that will take place during the next year which will shape the future model.
The global IGF, as well as regional IGFs, played a major role in shaping Internet Governance debate, It is time to revisit the very essence of the IGF as a non-decision, non-output, non-binding platform. Revisiting this does not necessarily mean that IGFs need to change radically, but may mean that enhancements may be introduced in the next decade following 2015.
Panelists of experts and policymakers towards will discuss the following :
• Respective Roles of different subgroups of stakeholders in Internet Governance.
• The global IGF/Arab IGF dialectics: what went well and what went wrong?
• Should the global IGF as well as the regional IGFs (including the Arab IGF) continue to work as a non-decision-based platform, without any binding recommendations? Or is it the time to evolve to something else?
• Can the above evolutions take place before the future IG model takes final shape? In parallel? Or afterwards?
• How can the global and regional IGFs sustain their existing/new roles post 2015?

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

- Mr. Ayman El-Sherbiny,
International Organization
ESCWA, Beirut, Lebanon
Arab IGF Umbrella Organization and Executive Bureau

- Mr. Khaled Foda,
Intergovernmental Organization
League of Arab States
Arab IGF Umbrella Organization and Executive Bureau

- Ms. Christine Arida,
NTRA, Egypt
Arab IGF Secretariat and Executive Bureau

- Mr. Imad Hoballah,
NTRA, Lebanon

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


The link to the workshop report

Type of session


Duration of proposed session

90 minutes

Subject matter #tags that describe the workshop

#IGFArab, #InternetGovernance, #multistakeholders, #IGF, #WSIS+10, #IANA

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

1.Baher Esmat, Technical Community, ICANN, Egypt – Not yet Contacted
2.Chengetai Masango, International Organization, Global IGF Secretariat - Contacted and Confirmed.
3.Christine Arida, Government, Egyptian NTRA - Contacted and Confirmed.
4.lee hibbard, International Organization, council of Europe, European IGF –Contacted
5.Khaled Foda, Intergovernmental Organization, League of Arab States Contacted and Confirmed.
6.Makane Faye, International Organization, UN-ECA, African IGF – Contacted and Confirmed
7.Parminder Singh, Civil Society, IT for Change, India – Contacted
8.Qusai, Al Shatti, Government, Kuwait Authority for Information Technology - Contacted and Confirmed.
9.Ridha Guellouz, Civil Society, Tunisia – Contacted and Confirmed.

Name of Moderator(s)

Mr. Ayman El- Sherbiny

Name of Remote Moderator(s)

Ms. Zahr Bou-Ghanem

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

A set of questions will be prepared to cover all the related issues.

Description of the proposer's plans for remote participation

No information provided

Background paper

No background paper provided