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Schedule For Hyderabad 2008
( local archive )
- Informal list of workshops being under consideration by
some members of the WSIS-GOV group list ( not exhaustive )
- Main workshops
- Other workshops
- Dynamic Coalitions meetings
- Information concerning :
- Final List of Workshops
- List of submitted workshops
Online workshop proposal entry :
- Login (once registered )
- Event Reports
- Report Session of the Linguistic Diversity Dynamic Coalition
From the MAG Summary Report ( 28 Feb. 2008 ),
The final programme will be defined in light of the proposals made for
holding workshops and best practice forums.
In order to speed up planning all interested stakeholders are invited to submit
proposals by 30 April.
Preference will be given to organizers
who submitted a report of events they staged in Rio de Janeiro.
From the Draft Outline program
( 26 March 2008 ) :
Two days with general themes and main sessions focused on specific
issues and not general overviews.
Some workshops could be held on themes defined by the MAG (main
workshops), but organized by others who respond to a call for proposals.
Main workshops, which are linked to the main sessions and workshops on
the five ( ? six ? ) substantive themes, are not to be held in parallel to main
- Low cost sustainable access
- Implications for development policy
- Critical Internet resources
- Arrangements for Internet governance
- Global cooperation for Internet security and stability
These sessions will be designed to explore detailed issues of the main themes.
As such all interested stakeholders are being invited to submit proposals for
workshops in a similar way as was done for the previous meetings of the IGF. In
addition, some proposals may be initiated by the IGF Secretariat or the MAG.
The main workshops will be scheduled before the main plenary session on the
same theme, thereby allowing detailed debate to be fed into that session. These
workshops will be supported/facilitated by the IGF Secretariat, but organized by
the proposer of the individual session. Each session will conform to the WSIS
principles of multistakeholder participation in both the proposal to the IGF
Secretariat and in its implementation. As important as the multistakeholder
approach is the need to present different perspectives on the issue under
Other workshops may be held in parallel to the main sessions, depending
on the quantity and quality of the proposals.
All organizers of events (workshops, best practices etc) will be asked to commit themselves to submit
a report on their event. Non-submission of a report will disqualify the organizer for the following year.
Preference will be given in 2008 to those who did submit a report for 2007. (Submission of reports is still possible and encouraged.)
The IGF meeting in Hyderabad should also allow for a number of
open workshops where multistakeholder groups can host a meeting. The scheduling
of these workshops will be determined by the IGF Secretariat on the basis of
maintaining a balance across the issues and efficient use of meeting space.
Best Practice Forums
The aim of these sessions is to demonstrate, in a multi-stakeholder environment,
some of the best practices that have been adopted with regard to the to key IGF
themes in general and to the development and deployment of the Internet in
particular. The sessions can have either a thematic or a country focus. The
presentations will be based on a common template. Presentations should not
only cover practices that were successful, but also focus on challenges and
mistakes. Thus, `lessons learned' would be an important output of these
sessions. They will be moderated by independent experts/hosts and participants
will be given the opportunity to ask questions and make comments. The aim is to
provide a space to discuss what constitutes a best practice' and share relevant
information that can be transferred to other situations and strengthen capacity-
Duration of Best Practice Forum meetings: 90 minutes.
Deadline for submission of proposals: 30 April 2008.
Dynamic Coalitions meeting
List of Dynamic Coalitions ( October 2008 )
- List of
The meeting will provide space for the dynamic coalitions to meet and further
develop their proposals.
All Dynamic Coalitions are requested to present a report on their achievements
so far in general and on their activities since the Rio meeting in particular. The
reports will be posted on the IGF Web site.
Duration of these meetings: 90 minutes.
Deadline for submission of reports: 30 June 2008.
The reports will be taken into account in the allocation of rooms.
Draft Program 3 - 6 December 2008, Hyderabad, India.
Curtain raiser, tutorials, workshops
Opening ceremony/Opening session
Universalization of the Internet - How to reach the next billion
(alternate title: Expanding the Internet)
1100 - 1300: Low cost sustainable access
1400 - 1600: Multilingualization
1630 - 1830: Implications for development policy
Host Country Reception
Managing the Internet
(alternate title: Using the Internet)
1100 1300: Critical Internet resources
1400 1600: Arrangements for Internet governance
1630 1830: Global cooperation for Internet security and stability
0900 1100: Taking stock and the way forward
1130 1300: Debate
1400 1600: Emerging issues
1630 1800: Closing Ceremony
- The IGF has moved from Delhi to Hyderabad
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List of participants
( archive ).
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