- To raise the level of shared understanding about related groups, initiatives and issues and their political contexts.
- To broaden and diversify participation in the initiatives that participants are undertaking individually or in smaller networks in the areas of Internet governance and Internet and human rights.
- To amplify the voice of global civil society at upcoming multilateral Internet governance and Internet rights meetings.
- To strengthen involvement from civil society from the Global South in particular in global Internet governance and Internet rights debates and to dissolve North-South divides.
- To produce tangible shared civil society outputs addressing pressing current issues that can be used in advocacy at important upcoming Internet governance and Internet rights events.
- To develop an inclusive and sustainable civil society network for Internet governance and Internet rights issues.
Welcome and introductions (moderation: Andrew)
Highlights and tactics for IGF (moderation: Nnenna)
- Ministerial event
- Renewal of IGF mandate
- IGF evaluation report
- NETmundial Alliance (moderation: Carolina/Jeremy)
Policy slam – people have 10 min to present or discuss something they find relevant
- Civil society coordination group (Jeremy)
- African draft Declaration of Internet rights and freedoms
- Latin American learning platform (Francisco Vera/Claudio)
ICANN (Jean-Jacques Sahel)
- Multistakeholder definition – presentation of online discussion (Jeremy)
- TPP and the impact of trade on IG (Burcu)
- Internet Ungovernance Forum (Niels)
- Feminist principles for the Internet (Joy)
- Network of Centres case studies on multi-stakeholderism (Jeanette)
- Preparing for ITU-Plenipot (Carolina)
Lunch and networking break
Follow-up to WSIS+10 and tactics moving forward (moderation: Deborah + Anja)
- What we know of the process by then
- What we know about the big substantive issues that will likely dominate the government agenda
- What we can start doing even without knowing what the process will look like
Best Bits way forward
- Recap of 2013 annual report
- Working group on review of procedures
- Staffing and funding
- The way forward and priorities for next year
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Consensus output from the Best Bits meeting, 31 August 2014
We call for the establishment of the IGF as a multistakeholder forum within the framework of the United Nations with an open-ended mandate, that should be reformed and strengthened.
See also this statement which grew out of discussions at the meeting and is endorsed by a subset of participants.