Well-funded and well organized interest groups from within the technical and business communities will be advancing their agendas at the Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance, with the intent of securing outcomes that favour their perceived interests. Civil society’s responsibility is to ensure that these outcomes do not conflict with the broader, long-term public interest. Our challenge is therefore to be equally well organised as the other stakeholder representatives, even though we do not enjoy the same funding and staffing resources that they do.
This meeting is a joint initiative of
- Association for Progressive Communications – APC , Global
- Article 19, Brazil
- Best Bits, Global
- Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression – CELE, Argentina
- Center for Technology and Society (CTS/FGV)
- Derechos Digitales, Chile
- Global Partners Digital, UK
- Institutito de Defesa do Consumidor – IDEC, Brazil
- Instituto de Tecnologia e Sociedade – ITS, Brazil
- ICANN’s Non-Commercial Users Constituency (NCUC)
- Web We Want, Global
Registration is now closed.
The “CS pre-NM” is a gathering of over 90 civil society groups from around the world involved in internet governance and broader internet-related public policy debates regionally and globally. This is an action-oriented group with the aim to facilitate the expression of civil society views and feed them into the discussions at NETmundial and beyond.
The agenda is focused on setting points of consensus, discussing strategic action and distilling key messages for members of civil society that are able to pursue common goals, based on 1) defending fundamental Human Rights; 2) ensuring the Open, Decentralized and Interoperable Architecture of the Web and 3) fostering an Open, Inclusive, Democratic and Decentralised Multistakeholder model of Internet Governance.
Based on these three pillars, in order to have a clear mapping of the state of consensus within Civil Society, we are convening 3 working groups (Principles, Roadmap and IANA transition) of resource persons that will be focused until the day of our meeting on analyzing CS contributions and comments posted at NetMundial platform to deliver: a) a set of bullet points of possible ground of consensus and b) a set of questions around key issues that will require us to have agreement on during our meeting. Our hope is to honor different CS points of view presented so far, and quickly air disagreements and the arguments for each approach.
We hope we can count on your collaboration to achieve our goals and, in the end, have a clear message from civil society that enable those who seek to refine their tactics and strategies for the Conference to do so.
NETmundial 2014 introduction and Goal of our meeting
- Welcome and goal of the meeting presented by organizers: Joana Varon (CTS/FGV, Brazil), Jeremy Malcolm (Best Bits), Valeria Betancourt (APC), Veridiana Alimonti (IDEC, Brazil) and Laura Tresca (Article 19, Brazil) (3-5min)
- Briefing by EMC CS reps: Marilia Maciel, Adam Peake, Carlos Afonso
Principles: Guaranteeing protection of Human Rights and Ensuring the Open and Interoperable Architecture of the Web
- Facilitator: Anriette Esterhuysen (APC, South Africa)
- Goals: clarify and set the common ground regarding core principles for IG that this group of CS will defend at NetMundial and in talks among other stakeholder groups
- Resource persons for Internet governance principles: Matthew Shears, Carolina Rossini, Anriette Esterhuysen/Valeria Betancourt and Veridiana Alimonti.
Roadmap: towards a coordinated, decentralized, inclusive and open multistakeholder model of Internet Governance
- Facilitators: Matthew Shears (CDT)
- Goal: clarify and set the common ground regarding a coordinated, decentralized, democratic, inclusive and open multistakeholder model of Internet Governance
- Resource persons for Roadmap: Anja Kovacs, Jeremy Malcolm, Joana Varon, Carolina Rossini, Deborah Brown. On IANA transition: Niels ten Oever, Rafik Dammak, Stephanie Perrin.
NetMundial: The rules of the game: how to maximize civil society impact in the interventions and the meetings to follow
- Facilitator: Bia Barbosa (Intervozes, Brazil)
- Brief Notes by Daniel Fink (Executive Director at NETmundial 2014) [TBC]
- Goal: By this time, resource persons from the previous sessions shall deliver a set of bullet points as final agreements and names who have volunteered to deliver the bullet points in NetMundial plenary. These documents will serve as input for this session that have to goal to build the strategy about how to deliver these points, vis a vis NetMundial dynamic for interactions in the floor, so we end with a clear, consolidated and final matrix of interactions at NetMundial plenary (which shall be made public soon).
Transfer to venue: Upstairs Lounge, 2nd floor (next to restaurants), Grand Hyatt São Paulo, Av. das Nações Unidas, 13301, São Paulo – SP (transport provided [TBC])
Open session with technical community
- Facilitator: Avri Doria
- Comments: Fadi Chehadi (ICANN)
- Goal: learn core issues for technical community and communicate core CS concerns/positions. Explore opportunities for collaboration.
Meeting with invited governments (bilateral or mixed – TBC)
- Facilitator: Marilia Maciel (CTS/FGV, Brazil)
- Goal: Learn core issues for governments and communicate core CS concerns/positions. Explore opportunities for collaboration.