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Friday, November 13 • 14:00 - 16:00
The NETmundial Statement and the Evolution of the Internet Governance Ecosystem

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The NETmundial Multistakeholder Statement covers a wide range of Internet Governance issues that are of great interest to IGF. In particular, the Statement highlighted the need for a strengthened IGF in its mandate of serving as the focal point for the discussion of many issues that are not being adequately addressed by existing organizations and fora. This main session aims at taking stock of how well those issues are being advanced by the community 18 months after São Paulo.

The session will have two main objectives:

a)  To take stock of the evolution of the Internet Governance ecosystem with regard to the principles contained in the NETmundial Multistakeholder Statement and its roadmap.

b) To assess the current and future impact of the NETmundial Statement on Internet Governance processes.

The main part of the session will be organized in five consecutive blocks. The three initial blocks will correspond to the discussion of the following three policy questions:

a) How is the Internet Governance community advancing towards the NETmundial proposal of strengthening IGF to better serve as a platform for discussing longstanding and emerging issues that are not being fully addressed by the current IG ecosystem with a view to contributing to the identification of possible ways to address them – or to better help provide information where those issues are being addressed?
Are organizations, processes and fora that form the IG ecosystem working according to the principles of Internet Governance as proposed in the NETmundial Statement? How do their operating principles align to these principles? Are there efforts to improve alignment where needed?

How are the items in the NETmundial roadmap being covered by the current Internet Governance ecosystem? Are those items being covered by processes that align to the NETmundial principles? What else should be done / initiated by the community in this regard?

In each of these blocks, a main speaker will have 10 minutes to address concrete examples that show the advancement of the Internet Governance ecosystem, as appropriate for each of the policy questions. A debater will have 5 minutes immediately after the main speaker to discuss his/her contribution. The fourth block will bring three debaters that will address all three policy questions together. The fifth and final block will be entirely reserved for the interaction with the audience, from a global perspective regarding all policy questions.


Friday, November 13 • 14:00 – 16:00
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avatar for Ana Cristina Amoroso Neves

Ana Cristina Amoroso Neves

Director - Department for Information Society and Knowledge, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT), Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education
avatar for Flavio Rech Wagner

Flavio Rech Wagner

Technical Consultant, CGI.br
Professor for Computer Science and Engineering at the UFRGS (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul), in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

Friday November 13, 2015 14:00 - 16:00 GMT-03
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