[Bp_ipv6] IGF Main Session Today at 2pm - BP and Connecting the Next Billion

Constance Bommelaer bommelaer at isoc.org
Wed Nov 11 07:52:29 EST 2015

Dear Colleagues,

This is a reminder that the Main Session on "Best Practices<http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/best-practice-forums/draft-2015-bpf-outs> and  Policy Options for Connecting the Next Billion<http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/policy-options-for-connection-the-next-billion/cnb-outdocs>" will be held this afternoon at 2pm. in the Main Hall.

After the presentation of the different IGF 2015 output documents, participants will be invited to weigh in. You are all welcome to join. The latest script of the session is available below. Thanks to all who helped develop it.

Best regards,



1.         Chair [provided by the Host Country]

Mr. Maximiliano Martinhão, Secretary of Telecommunications, Ministry of Communications of Brazil

2.         Moderator(s)

H.E. Benedicto Fonseca (Brazil), Constance Bommelaer (ISOC) and Lee Hibbard (CoE)

3.         Panelists and agenda

High-Level Remarks - Lenni Montiel, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs - 5 min

Welcome and Introduction - Constance Bommelaer, Senior Director, ISOC - 5/10 min

  *   The importance of strengthening the IGF
  *   IGF issues and the broader context: Sustainable Development Summit, WSIS+10, etc.
  *   Types of outcomes: Policy Options, Best Practices, methodology and post-2015 perspectives

LEE HIBBARD moderates

Defining the issue - Dr. Pepper, Vice President, Global Technology Policy, Cisco 5/10 min

  *   What does Connecting the Next Billion entail?
  *   Why is this issue important and what are the challenges?

Policy Options for Connecting the Next Billion

  *   Overview of the complete findings - Brian Gutterman, Assistant Programme Manager, IGF Secretariat - 10 min
  *   Pointer to short synthesis (hard copies available in the room)
  *   Perspectives from the regions, i.e. regional/national IGFs Makane Faye, Chief, Knowledge Management and Library Services, UNECA - 5 min
  *   Call for representatives of national/regional IGF leaders and other contributors/participants to weigh in - 40 min
     *   open to all volunteers: Avri Doria, APC; Carolyn Nguyen, Technology Policy ad Strategy, Microsoft; Alice Siu, Stanford; Tomas Lamanauskas, Head, Corporate Strategy, ITU; Manu K. Bhardwaj US State Department, Jack Deasy, O3B Networks, Kevin Martin, VP, Facebook, etc.


IGF Best Practices and how they help Connect the Next Billion - 60 min.

  *   Leaders of IGF Best Practices report on outcome of their work (around 5 min), its importance in Connecting the Next Billion, and proposed next steps for IGF work:
     *   Multistakeholder mechanisms - Avri Doria, APC
     *   Mitigating Spam - Julia Cornwell McKean, Manager at Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner in Australia
     *   Establishing CSERTs - Christine Hoepers, General manager at CERT-br/NIC.br
     *   Enabling IPv6 - Izumi Okutani, Policy Liaison JPNIC and Susan Chalmers
     *   Establishing successful IXPs - Malcom Hutty, Head of Public Affairs (tbc), Lynx, and Jane Coffin, Director, ISOC
     *   Countering abuse against women online - Jac Kee, Women's Rights Policy Coordinator, APC and Subi Chatuverdi, Adjunct Faculty and DGM Corporate Communications
  *   Question to the audience - Which Best Practices should be developed going forward, how they would be relevant to Connect the Next Billion?

The way forward - Vint Cerf, Father of the Internet 5/10 min

  *   What are the emerging trends/challenges to Connect the Next Billion?
  *   How can the IGF catalyze global initiatives
  *   What should be the role of the IGF in tackling issues and how should its community continue to shape its outputs in a relevant and useful way?
  *   Q&A with the audience

Conclusion - H.E. Benedicto Fonseca, Brazil - 5 min

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