International civil society coordination meeting for NETmundial
QUITO, 15 April 2014 (BestBits)
The meeting, a joint civil society strategy gathering independently organised ahead of NetMundial 2014, will be held in and all day 22 April in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Well-funded and well organized interest groups from within the technical and business communities will be advancing their agendas at Net Mundial 2014, 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 event will provide an opportunity for us to consolidate and take stock of the work that we have done in preparing for the meeting, with the objective of empowering civil society participants to present a unified and effective front at the meeting (as far as possible, and as consistent with our diversity).
9:30 — 10:00: NETmundial 2014 introduction and Goal of our meeting
10:00 — 11:15: Principles: Guaranteeing protection of Human Rights and Ensuring the Open and Interoperable Architecture of the Web
11:15 — 11:30: Break
11:30 — 13:00: Roadmap: towards a coordinated, decentralized, inclusive and open multistakeholder model of Internet Governance
13:00 — 14:00: Lunch
14:00 — 15:00: NetMundial: The rules of the game: how to maximize civil society impact in the interventions and the meetings to follow
15:00 — 16:00: Media Strategy, Hubs for remote participation and Stakeholder relations
16:00 — 16:15: Break
16:00 — 17:00: Open session with technical community
17:00 — 18:30: Bilateral meeting with invited governmentsThis meeting is a joint initiative of: