Internet Governance Forum

Internet Rights are Human Rights: Development, Empowerment and Access to the Internet
Internet Rights are Human Rights: Development, Empowerment and Access to the Internet 16 September 2011

PROGRAMME Opening and welcome (10h00-10h15) Remarks from hosts and partners Session I – Access, human rights and development (10h15-11h15) Panel: Bidi Bala, Nigeria; Pranom Samwong, Vietnam; Graciela Selaimen, Brazil; Grace Githaiga, Kenya; Romulo Neves, Brazil on: How can access to infrastructure and knowledge in the context of developing countries: foster transformation of education, innovation, entrepreneurship; assist to fight poverty and promote social and human development? Does a...

Dot.Africa? First Southern African IGF starts Sept 1
Dot.Africa? First Southern African IGF starts Sept 1 26 August 2011 APC

On September 1-3 the first ever Southern African Internet Governance Forum kicks off in Johannesburg in preparation for the global UN internet forum to be held in Kenya. Hosted by APC, the African Union’s New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and South African non-profit SANGONeT, the event is aimed at ensuring that the views and voices of Southern Africa are represented in Kenya at the end of the month. Participants from all fifteen Southern African nations are expec...

Bangladesh Consultation at the eve of Sixth Meeting of the UN Internet Governance Forum 2011
Bangladesh Consultation at the eve of Sixth Meeting of the UN Internet Governance Forum 2011 26 August 2011 APC

Bangladesh Consultation at the eve of Sixth Meeting of the UN Internet Governance Forum 2011 Dhaka [Bangladesh 25 August 2011] Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum (BIGF) arranged a Bangladesh Consultation meeting on Bangladesh’s preparation ahead of the upcoming sixth Internet Governance Forum (IGF) scheduled to be held in Nairobi, Kenya with the support from Bangladesh Telecommunicatio...

Bangladesh Consultation at the eve of Sixth Meeting of the UN Internet Governance Forum 2011
Bangladesh Consultation at the eve of Sixth Meeting of the UN Internet Governance Forum 2011 23 August 2011 APC

Bangladesh Consultation at the eve of Sixth Meeting of the UN Internet Governance Forum 25 August, 2011, BTRC Meeting Room, Ramna, Dhaka 1000 Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum [Headed by Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee for Ministry of Post and Telecommunication] is an emerging OPEN multi-stakeholder inclusive effort to illuminate issues and cultivate constructive discussion abou...

Internet Governance Forum 2011: Pre-event on access as a right
Internet Governance Forum 2011: Pre-event on access as a right 08 August 2011 GJ

APC is hosting a pre-event, titled Internet Rights are Human Rights: Development, Empowerment and Access to the Internet on Monday September 26. The event is open to anyone attending the IGF which starts the following day. Watch the pre-event live and ask us your questions! The event programme and invitation flyer are now available online. IMPORTANT Download instructions of how to get to the ...

APC at the Sixth Internet Governance Forum
APC at the Sixth Internet Governance Forum 05 August 2011 APC

APC members and staff will be participating at this year’s Internet Governance Forum in Nairobi, Kenya from 27-30 September 2011. The proposed theme is ‘Internet as a catalyst for change: access, development, freedoms and innovation’ and so APC will be hosting a number of workshops as well as a pre-event based on the themes of access, human rights, and development. 1. Pre-ev...

Southern African IGF
Southern African IGF 31 July 2011

On September 1-3 the first ever Southern African Internet Governance Forum kicks off in Johannesburg in preparation for the global UN internet forum to be held in Kenya. Hosted by APC, the African Union’s New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and South African non-profit SANGONeT, the event is aimed at ensuring that the views and voices of Southern Africa are represented in Kenya...

2nd Asia Pacific Regional IGF (APrIGF) 2011
2nd Asia Pacific Regional IGF (APrIGF) 2011 19 May 2011 AHM Bazlur Rahman- S21BR

Internet is everywhere a part of our lives, its importance most vividly captured in the recent news in the Middle East for political change, and in Japan in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami. This importance has been noticed by governments, business and civil society groups. As a result, in 2003 and then in 2005, the United Nations organised the World Summit on the Information Society...

APC's reflections on the Fifth Internet Governance Forum
APC's reflections on the Fifth Internet Governance Forum 24 November 2010 APC

On September 17 the fifth Internet Governance Forum (IGF) came to an end in Vilnius, Lithuania. The five-year UN-run annual event is a uniquely experimental and influential space on the road to guaranteeing open, universal and affordable internet and ICT access to all. However the continuity of the IGF is uncertain. Our recommendations include a main session on human rights and a sub-session on...

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