Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Development Agenda for Internet Governance: South Centre participates in the Internet Governance Forum in Rio

The second meeting of the Internet Governance Forum, hosted by the Government of Brazil. is taking place in Rio de Janeiro from 12 - 15 November 2007.

Viviana Munoz, Programme Officer, South Centre will be making a presentation at one of the events at the Forum.

In her earlier presentation, made at the GigaNet Annual Symposium 2007 on the eve on the Internet Governance Forum on 11 Nov in Rio, she illustrated the potential of the "Development Agenda" approach for Internet Governance by highlighting corresponding process within the WIPO. She highlighted in her analysis the ten key components of the process of creating the WIPO Development Agenda, and their relevance for the IGF and Internet Governance. These ten components included: (1) building momentum; (2) conceptual framework; (3) identification of key problems; (4) leadership; (5) sustained commitment; (6) Coordination amongst developing countries; (7) prioritization and focus of initiatives; (8) the role of civil society; (9) collaboration amongst developing countries and civil society, both North and South; and (10) the strategic choice of forum for the agenda. For more information, see: