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.
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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
Principles: Guaranteeing protection of Human Rights and Ensuring the Open and Interoperable Architecture of the Web
Roadmap: towards a coordinated, decentralized, inclusive and open multistakeholder model of Internet Governance
NetMundial: The rules of the game: how to maximize civil society impact in the interventions and the meetings to follow
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
Meeting with invited governments (bilateral or mixed – TBC)
Welcome and introductions (moderation: Andrew)
Highlights and tactics for IGF (moderation: Nnenna)
Policy slam – people have 10 min to present or discuss something they find relevant
Lunch and networking break
Follow-up to WSIS+10 and tactics moving forward (moderation: Deborah + Anja)
Best Bits way forward
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