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Africa Gov’t Caucus Report, Friday 23, Sept 2005

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

Today in Africa Gov’t Caucus

Working Groups in Sub Committee A

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

Chair Ambassador Khan desired to make the working groups today but there were concerns from the delegations that the Chair’s Paper has not been translated, was made available to them today so they did not have a chance to analyse and consult. So it was decided to delay the making of the groups till Monday [...]

Message sent to all Arab delegations to Prepcom-3

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

Thank you for aggreeing on the participation of CS, NGO’s and Private sector. Such participation is in line with present accepted wisedom on all stackholders participation. You will find your new interlocutors invaluable in developping new options, and in solving the dilemmas caused by polarizations in ideas and camps.

A short reflection on the multistakeholder framework

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

It came to my mind that most of the big ideas in this process are coming from the Civil Society, the private sector and the Internet community. CS has been organizing a number of meetings regarding different subjects: Internet governance, privacy, childhood, gender issues, education, digital divide and press freedom, just no name a few. [...]

Let’s not Delay this time in being recognised as important Stakeholder

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

I congratulate ourselves on participating in the WSIS processes. However, if its not TOO LATE it is definately late enough to cause Alarm. We should have participated in the WSIS and WGIG at a much earlier stage to make its presence felt in the International Community. It is very late that we are participating in [...]

African Caucus in WSIS PrepCom 3

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

Les réunions de la Société civile africaine se tiennent tous les jours de 11h à 12h et réunissent les différents participants pour faire le point sur la présence Africaine dans les différents ateliers et analyser la contribution Africaine aux documents examinés par les plénipotentiaires. ISOC est présent à travers les différents ambassadeurs présents à Genève [...]

Early thoughts on WSIS

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

Not much has been going on in Nations this week: Even acknowledging that we may be attending at the beginning of an historical process, the initial enthusiasm falls quickly into the slow rhythm and slumber of government negotiations and discussions. At the same time I am writing these lines, Ambassador Kahn [Chairman of the Subcommittee [...]

ISOC statement on Internet Governance

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

ISOC today presented a statement to Sub-committee A on Internet Governance. The full text is available here in PDF, Doc and text formats.

More engagements from different regional chapters

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

this ambassadors program is definitely a good idea and a right start. at the same time, it seems to me that more interconnected networking work and interactions among isoc regional chapters shall be encouraged and conducted so that we can really help the internet community to understand the WSIS process and its public policy implications [...]

Welcome & Thanks

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

ISOC WSIS Ambassador program is definitely a major step in the ISOC program to bring the global participants and contributing in the WSIS process at a greater aspects. I like to express my gratitude to the ISOC leaders and also welcome the Ambassadors to start their new journey towards making the internet more useful for [...]