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Tuesday, November 10 • 09:00 - 10:30
BPF Developing meaningful multistakeholder participation mechanisms

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Best Practice Forum: Developing meaningful multistakeholder participation mechanisms

Tuesday, November 10 • 09:00 - 10:30 - Workshop Room 6

The BPF-Multi has been working for two years to create a document that explores some of the issues involved in enabling multistakeholder participation.  At IGF 2014 the focus was on definitions and exploration of some of the theory behind multistakeholder models.  This year, the group documented a number of existing practices and attempted to extract some practices that can be considered when working within a multistakeholder model.

The group developed a document that has been undergoing public edit for the last half year that is being considered by the group as an output document that can be used as an input by other groups involved in developing, or evolving, their own multstakeholder processes. The meeting will consider the document and consider the next steps for the document.

0. Review and revise Agenda

1. Brief update on the status of the working document

2. Discussion of some notable issues encountered during the course of the past year:

  • Nature of consensus in multistakeholder organization and decision making

  • The bad actor problem

  • The relationship of multistakeholder models to democracy

  • Best practices and examples of multistakeholder mechanisms submitted to the process

  • Other issues (interactive discussion)

3. Disposition of the document: Should it be forwarded to the Chair of IGF2015 for inclusion as output of the meeting?

4. Future of the multistakeholder mechanism work

5. Any other issues.

Session Organizers
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Avri Doria

Avri Doria is a research consultant. She served on the UN Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation (WGEC) and the UN Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG). She served as a member the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Secretariat and is a member of the IGF Multistakeholder Advisory... Read More →

Tuesday November 10, 2015 09:00 - 10:30 GMT-03
Workshop Room 6

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