Multistakeholder Advisory Group Meeting

Geneva, 14-15 May 2008

Summary Report

The Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) met in Geneva on 14-15 May 2008. The
discussion focused on the preparation of the Hyderabad meeting.

"Internet for Al " was chosen as the overal theme for the Hyderabad meeting.

The MAG discussed various ways of organizing the agenda and the programme of the
Hyderabad meeting, taking into account the discussions of the consultations held on 13 May 2008. It
was agreed to hold two types of main sessions: main session workshops and main session debates
and it was suggested that the main sessions be prepared in cooperation with the MAG and the
workshop organizers and other relevant institutions, as appropriate. In addition, there would be
workshops, best practice forums, open forums and meetings of the Dynamic Coalitions.

The agenda suggested by the MAG is as fol ows:
· Reaching the next bil ion
· Promoting cyber-security and trust
· Managing critical Internet resources
· Taking stock and the way forward
· Emerging issues: The Internet of tomorrow.

The sessions wil be organized along the four substantive threads and their respective sub-
themes, which are provisional y defined as fol ows:
· Day 1: Reaching the next bil ion:
o Access
o Multilingualism
· Day 2: Promoting cyber-security and trust:
o Are we losing the battle against cyber-crime?
o Fostering security, privacy and openness
· Day 3: Managing critical Internet resources
o Transition from IPv4 to IPv6
o Arrangements for Internet governance ­ global and national/regional
· Day 4: Emerging issues:
o The Internet of tomorrow - Innovation and the evolution of the Internet.

The ground for each of the four threads should be prepared by main session workshops or
other workshops as input into the main session debate. The main session workshops wil be held in
the morning of each day, except on the last day. Other workshops can also feed into the main session
debates, as appropriate. There wil be two main session workshops in the morning of the first three
days dealing with each of the sub-themes under the main threads. They wil be of 90 minutes
duration. The focus should be on learning from experiences and sharing of best practices. The main
session debates, of three hours duration, wil be held in the afternoon of the first three days. The
debates wil be moderated. Both the main session workshops and the main session debates wil be
held in the main session hal , benefiting from interpretation and real-time transcription.

It was agreed that the two chairs of the main session workshops would be asked to introduce
the main session debate on the same thread. The main session debate wil al ow for a debate with
maximum interaction with participants.

The MAG invited proponents of workshops related to the sub-themes to join forces and merge
their proposals into main session workshops. They should communicate their interest to the IGF

Secretariat. However, they should not be prevented from holding their separate workshop, depending
on the availability of meeting rooms.

The MAG identified a general need for merging workshops, as there were many proposals
with similar themes and the proposals exceeded the availability of meeting facilities. Al proponents of
workshops with similar themes were therefore encouraged to contact the IGF Secretariat in view of
merging workshops.

A revised version of the rol ing document with the revised draft programme outline wil be
posted shortly. A draft programme wil be issued prior to the open consultations on 16 September and
finalized after that meeting.

The fol owing deadlines were set for the next months:

30 June:
· proposals for Open Forums.
· proposals for Dynamic Coalition meetings.
· requests for a booth in the IGF vil age.
· revision of workshop proposals/merging of workshops.

12 September:
· submission of final programme for al workshops, best practice forums, open forums and
Dynamic Coalition meetings.
· submission of papers as an input for the Hyderabad meeting. (Al papers submitted by that
date wil be reflected in a synthesis paper prepared by the Secretariat for the Hyderabad

A list of participants is attached to this report.


MAG MEETING 13 -15 May 2008

United Nations Secretary-General's Special Adviser for Internet
Desai, Nitin
Akplogan, Adiel
CEO, Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for Africa ­ AfriNIC.
Deputy Chairman of Kuwait Information Technology Society
AlShatti, Qusai
Director of Telecom Planning and Services, National Telecom
Arida, Christine
Regulatory Authority (NTRA), Egypt
Permanent Representative of Barbados to the United Nations
Clarke, Trevor
Office at Geneva
Dardailler, Daniel
Associate Chair for Europe, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
Special envoy for Information Society, Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
de la Chapelle, Bertrand
Diop Diagne, Ndeye
Director of Information and Communication Technology (ICT),
Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and ICT, Senegal
Chief Executive Officer, .AU Registry; Chair, Council of Country-
Disspain, Chris
Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO)
Consulting Engineer, Cisco Systems; Member of the
Board, Internet Society; Member Swedish Government IT
Fältström, Patrik
Advisory Group
Graham, Bill
Global Strategic Engagement, the Internet Society (ISOC)
Hansen, José Vitor
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Brazil

Senior Policy Manager, E-Business, IT, and Telecoms, Executive
in charge of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
Hassan, Ayesha
Policy, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
Head, Corporate Social Responsibility at Nokia Siemens
Hellmonds, Peter
Hofmann, Jeanette
Researcher, Social Science Research Centre
Iriarte, Eric Ahon
Executive Director, Alfa-Redi
Assistant Director, Information Technology Communications
Katundu, Michael
Commission, Kenya
Executive Research Fellow/Associate Professor, Centre for
Global Communications (GLOCOM), International University of
Peake, Adam
Director of Computing Academic Servicies, Universidad
Pisanty, Alejandro
Autónoma de México; Director ISOC, México

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Network Computer
Quaynor, Nii
Systems; President, Internet Society of Ghana
Director, Global News Division, British Broadcasting Corporation
Sambrook, Richard
(BBC); Vice President, European Broadcasting Union

Executive Director, Regional Office, Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual
Sha'ban, Charles
Property (AGIP)
Joint Secretary, Government of India, Ministry of
Communications and Information technology, Department of
Shanker, N. Ravi
Information Technology
Shears, Matthew
Public Policy Advisor, ISOC
Undersecretary at the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and
Sostaric, Davor
Technology of the Republic of Slovenia
Swinehart, Theresa
Vice President, Global and Strategic Partnerships, ICANN
Deputy Director, Department of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of
Tang, Zicai
Information Industry (MII), China
Taylor, Emily
Nominet (.UK), Director of Legal and Policy
Deputy Director, Department of Information Society Strategy,
Ministry for Information Technologies and Communication,
Vasiliev, Vladimir
Russian Federation

Members participating remotely

Programme Manager, SchoolNet Africa; Global Facilitator of the
Akinsanmi, Titilayo
WSIS Youth Caucus
Cavalli, Olga del Carmen
Adviser for Technology, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Argentina
Gross, Robin D.
CA - Executive Director, IP Justice
Krklis, Jnis
Ambassador of Latvia to France and UNESCO
Lohento, Gemma Brice
Panos Institute West Africa, Coordinator, Centre for International
ICT Policies for Central and West Africa (CIPACO)
Assistant Secretary, International Branch, Department of
Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Canberra,
Oliver, Colin

Inter-Governmental Organizations

Bradley, Joe
Hibbard, Lee
Council of Europe
Nisbet, Miriam
Obiso, Marco
Ouedraogo, Pierre
Sarrocco, Claudia

Regional Coordinators

Adamic, Maja
Croatia (Eastern Europe)
Alcaine, Miguel
El Salvador (GRULAC)
Schneider, Thomas
Switzerland (WEOG)
Advisors and others
Glaser, Hartmut
Director of

Professor, International Communication Policy and Regulation,
Kleinwächter, Wolfgang
University of Aarhus
Kurbalija, Jovan
DIPLO Foundation
Miloshevic, Desiree
Afilias, ISOC Board Member
Sadowsky, George
Executive Director, Global Internet Policy Initiative
Vice President, ICT Policy, United States Council for International
Shaw, Heather
Government of India, Ministry of Communications and
Information technology, Department of Information Technology
Government of India, Ministry of Communications and
Dr. Govind
Information technology, Department of Information Technology


Kummer, Markus
Executive Coordinator
Masango, Chengetai
Programme and Technology Manager
Doria, Avri
Kanjo, Chipo
Edet, Emmanuel
Arata, Seiiti