INTERNET GOVERNANCE FORUM
Multistakeholder Advisory Group Meeting
Geneva, 17-18 September 2008
The Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) met in Geneva on 17-18 September 2008. The
discussion was based on the agenda for the Open Consultations held on the preceding day.
The MAG took up the discussions on the relationship between the two types of main sessions
which had been termed ‘open session workshops’ and ‘main session debate’. It was agreed to
rename these sessions to reflect better their nature. The morning sessions are now named ‘panel
discussions’ and the afternoon sessions ‘open dialogue’.
The ‘panel discussion’ sessions wil consist of a chairperson and a moderator and about four
panel ists. The panel ist wil be asked to give an initial presentation of not more than seven minutes.
Power point presentations are discouraged. The panel discussions attempt to explore an issue in
some depth and produce a set of questions that can be taken up in the afternoon sessions. They will
al ow for adequate interaction with participants.
The ‘open dialogue’ sessions are designed for maximum interaction among the participants.
There wil be no panel ists. The sessions wil be lead by a chairperson and animated by a moderator.
It was general y felt that a person with substantive knowledge of the issues under discussion would be
best suited as a moderator.
The order in the schedule for the last day was reversed and it was suggested compressing the
‘Taking stock the way forward session’ with the closing ceremony.
A revised schedule for the main session is attached as an Annex to this report.
As regards Dynamic Coalitions, it was agreed that they would only be scheduled for a meeting
slot in Hyderabad if they had submitted a report describing significant activities in the last year. They
are given an extension of the deadline for submitting such a report until 30 September.
A final version of the rol ing document with the revised draft programme outline wil be posted
The fol owing deadlines were set:
• Lists of panel ists for the panel discussions.
• Submission of final programme for al workshops, best practice forums, open forums and
Dynamic Coalition meetings.
• Submission of Dynamic Coalition activity reports.
The MAG also discussed how to approach the “formal consultations with Forum participants”
on the “desirability of the continuation of the Forum” as stipulated by Para 76 of the Tunis Agenda. It
was agreed to set aside one day during the next February consultations to gain a common
understanding on how best to conduct this process. It was concluded that it was the Secretary-
General’s prerogative to decide on how to hold these formal consultations, including whether or not to
request an outside evaluation.
A list of participants is attached to this report.
Main Session Hall
Day 1- 3 December 2008
Reaching the Next Billion
Day 2 – 4 December 2008
Promoting Cyber-Security and Trust
Dimensions of cyber security and cyber-crime
Fostering security, privacy and openness
Day 3 - 5 December 2008
Managing Critical Internet Resources
Transition from IPv4 to IPv6
Global, regional and national arrangements
Day 4 - 6 December, 2008
Emerging issues: The Internet of tomorrow:
Innovation and the evolution of the Internet.
Taking Stock and the Way forward
MAG MEETING 17 – 18 SEPTEMBER 2008
LIST OF PARTICIPANTS
Special Adviser to the Secretary-General for Internet Governance
Al Shatti, Qusai
Deputy Chair of Kuwait Information Technology Society (KITS)
Director of Telecom Planning and Services, National Telecom Regulatory
Authority (NTRA), Egypt
Coordinator of the Communication and Information Policy Programme in
Latin America, Association for Progressive Communications (APC)
Cavalli, Olga del
Adviser for Technology, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Argentina
Diop Diagne, Ndéye
Director of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Ministry of
Posts, Telecommunications and ICT, Senegal
Chief Executive Officer, .AU Registry; Chair, Council of Country – Code
Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO)
Senior Advisor, International Telecommunications Policy and Coordination,
Telecommunications Policy Branch, Industry Canada
Executive Director/CEO, Latin American and Caribbean Internet Addresses
Deputy Director, Scientific, Technical and Strategy Development
Department, Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian
Consulting Engineer, Cisco Systems; Member, Board of Internet Society;
Member Swedish Government IT Advisory Group
Global Strategic Engagement, Internet Society (ISOC)
Hansem, José Vitor
Deputy Head, Division of Science and Technology, Ministry of External
Senior Policy Manager, E – Business, IT, and Telecoms, Executive in charge
of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Policy, International
Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
Professor, Institut Supérieur des Télécommunications de Rabat; President
Internet Society, Morocco
Senior Partner and Barrister-at-law, Jamil and Jamil, Chairman, Domain
Jamil, Zahid Usman
Name Dispute Resolution Center
Assistant Director, Information Technology Communications Commission,
Ambassador of Latvia to France and Permanent Representative to UNESCO
de La Chapelle,
Special envoy for Information Society, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France
Lau, Stephen K.M
Chairman, Electronic Data System (EDS), Hong Kong
Coordinator, Panos Institute West Africa, Center for International ICT
Policies for Central and West Africa (CIPACO)
Senior Adviser to the Minister of Communication and Information
Technology of the Republic of Indonesia for International Relations and
Assistant Secretary, International Branch, Department of Broadband,
Communications and the Digital Economy, Australia
Minister – Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Greece to the United Nations
Office at Geneva
Park, Youn Jung
Senior Research Fellow, Delft University of Technology
Head of International Affairs Department, Undersecretariat of
Professor, National Univeristy of Mexico; Chair, Internet Society Mexico
National ICT Policy Advocacy Coordinator, Association for Progressive
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Network Computer Systems;
President, Internet Society of Ghana
Director, Global News Division, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC);
Vice President, European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
Executive Coordinator, Núcleo de Pesquisas, Estudos e Formação da RITS,
(NUPEF), Rio de Janeiro
Executive Director, Regional Office, Abu – Ghazaleh Intellectual Property
Joint Secretary, Government of India, Ministry of Communications and
Shanker, N. Ravi
Information Technology, Department of Information Technology
Vice President, Global and Strategic Partnerships, Internet Corporation for
Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
Deputy Director for International Organizations, Department of International
Cooperation, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, China
Director of Legal and Policy, Nominet.UK
Vice President, Technology Policy and Regulation, Lockheed Martin
Warren, Jennifer A.
Members Participating Remotely
Chief Executive Officer, CZ.NIC
Gross, Robin D.
Executive Director, IP Justice
Senior Researcher, London School of Economics and Political Science
(LSE)/Social Science Research Center, Berlin
Intergovernmental Organizations and the European Commission
Council of Europe
Council of Europe
Council of Europe
OIF (Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie)
Advisors to the Chair and Others
Afonso, Carlos Alberto Head of Technological Development, RITS
Director of NIC.br
United States Council of International Business
Professor, International Communication Policy and Regulation, University
Afilias, ISOC Board Member
Singh, Parminder Jeet
Executive Director, IT for Change
AT & T (Workshop Organizer - morning of 17 Sept)
Nokia Siemens Network (Workshop Organizer - morning of 17 Sept)
Advisor to the Chair Participating Remotely
Executive Director, Global Internet Policy Initiative
Programme and Technology Manager