[At-Large] Would you like to participate in the SIDS Preparatory Session at the IGF 2017 [ Panelists and Volunteers Needed] #IGF2017 #SIDS

Salanieta T. Tamanikaiwaimaro salanieta.tamanikaiwaimaro at gmail.com
Mon Dec 11 13:24:02 UTC 2017

Dear All,

   1. Whilst on the MAG, I noticed the dismal participation of SIDS in the
   IGF aside from Tracy's Workshop annually and so I am looking to
   *increase* participation of SIDS in this year's IGF as well as the
   coming year.
   2. I managed to reserve a slot for the Preparatory  Pre-IGF for two
   hours for SIDS Preparation for the IGF 2017. i thought that it would be
   useful to prepare SIDS participants and those with an interest in SIDS to
   actively participate. This is scheduled for Sunday December 17, 2017
   09:00 - 11:00
   Salle 5 <https://igf2017.sched.com/venue/Salle+5> *Centre International
   de Conférences Genève (CICG).*
   3. This will require moderators, I was thinking Tracy Hackshaw could
   give some opening remarks as a Government representative of Trinidad and
   Tobago and SIDS involvement within the IGF space. Noting that Tracy will be
   heavily involved in the ISOC Stream, I was hoping that Peng Hwa (civil
   society) and Bevil Wooding (technical community) could be moderators for
   the SIDS Event.
   4. As you know, the SIDS includes the AIMS, Caribbean and the Pacific,
   see <https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/topics/sids/list>.
   5. I was also just advised 30 minutes ago that someone had cancelled
   their Booth Booking so it has been given to us as SIDS, which means, we can
   invite any SIDS member to showcase their countries and other material etc.
   6. Objective would be to create an Alliance and Mailing List for those
   from SIDS communities where there can share information, challenges and
   resources, networking opportunities and also to provide an active base with
   which to comfortably apply for many workshops in 2018.
   7. I will be present to provide support but would like Peng Hwa, Tracy
   and Bevil to take the lead role in moderating.
   8. For those who would like to contribute or play an active role in the
   Preparatory Session, flick an email to sala at pasifikanexus.nu
   9. If you would like to bring material from your organization to the IGF
   and showcase it in the SIDS Booth, your are welcome to bring your
   pamphlets, brochures and posters and bring your own pins and tape for
   placing on the wall or blutac etc. This is your chance to showcase the
   Region and your community and developments in your country or community.
   10. It would be great to have representatives from the Private Sector
   and Government feature in the Panels for the Preparatory Session, so if you
   want to volunteer yourself, please let us know.
   11. If you would also like to contribute to the Agenda, let us know by
   emailing sala at pasifikanexus.nu
   12. *Thoughts on Tentative Agenda*

   - Setting the Context Introduction to Internet Governance. WGIG 2005
   Report, Mandate of the IGF and Renewal of the IGF, and the IGF in
   Transition. [10 minutes]
   - Increasing Quality of SIDS participation in the IGF [10 min]
   - Regional Internet Registries (NRO), Overview of Internet Use in SIDS
   - Private Sector (Business Community from SIDS Region) [Theme to be
   developed] [15 min]
   - Civil Society [Digital Rights, Electronic Frontier etc] [15 min]
   - Overview of Sessions at the IGF 2017 [Cyber Security, Human Rights,
   Trade etc]
   - Discussion on SIDS Network and appointing Secretariat
   - Identifying Terms of Reference and Scope for Network
   - Appointing Coordinators and creation of Mailing List and Looking for
   volunteers to host the listserv etc
   - Developing future pathways as a global community.


*Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro aka Sala T*

*P. O. Box 17862*


*Republic of Fiji*

*Cell: +679 7656770; *

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*Twitter: @SalanietaT*

*"You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the
greatest quality of the mind next to honour." Aristotle*
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