Welcome to the ICANN57 schedule! This seven-day, Annual General Meeting is focused on outreach, capacity building, and showcasing ICANN’s work to a broader global audience. For more details about the meeting, click here.
Schools of Internet Governance (SIGs) have emerged as an important means of Capacity Building in Internet Governance (IG). There has been a surge in interest worldwide in IG on account several factors, and consequently, there has been an increase in demand for trained IG resources capable of participating in global processes. This has resulted in new SIGs in several regions, while other regions and countries are increasingly feeling the need for their own SIGs. While this is a welcome development, it is perhaps important to recognize the diversity of content, methodology, faculty, resources, language and quality among SIGs. It is felt that co-ordination amongst SIGs would be useful in addressing these challenges, while also enabling other synergies such as sharing each others' contents and experiences. An institutional mechanism that would enable such co-ordination would be a positive step towards strengthening SIGs world-wide. This meeting, hosted by APRALO and supported by the Asia-Pacific School on Internet Governance (APSIG), will bring together representatives of regions and countries who have organized SIGs or who want to initiate SIGs, and discuss means of enhancing co-operation amongst them and also evolving a common, global, institutional mechanism for this purpose. Agenda: 1. Welcome and Introduction - Satish Babu 2. Current Status of SIGs - Kilnam Chon with others 2.1 Regional SIGs; EuroSSIG, SSIG, MEAC-SIG, APSIG, APIGA 2.2 National SIGs: Brazil, China, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka,... 3. IGF: Workshops, 2016 Retreat, Dynamic Coalition 4. MOOCs 5. Open Discussion