NETmundial Hub in Nairobi - Meeting on the future of Internet Governance

By Jessica Colaço
  Published 20 Apr 2014
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NETmundial Hub in Nairobi - Meeting on the future of Internet Governance

Posted by: Jessica Colaco, ISOC Kenya, Treasurer

The future of the Internet will be discussed at the NetMundial meeting in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 23-24 April 2014.For those who cannot travel to Brazil, 33 remote hubs around the world have been identified in 22 countries to enable greater participation of global citizens and the general public through real time interaction with conference events. ISOC Kenya Chapter applied to be a hub and was successful. You are warmly invited to join us in the conversation at the iHub, 4th floor, Bishop Magua Center, Nairobi. REGISTER HERE. The 6 hour time difference between Nairobi and Brazil means that we may not be able to engage for the entire duration of the conference, but we will follow the most interesting and feasible sessions. ISOC_KENYA The NetMundial will bring representatives of governments, the technical community, academia and civil society, will focus on crafting globally recognized Internet governance principles (a ‘Bill of Rights’ for the Internet) and proposing a roadmap for the further evolution of the Internet governance ecosystem. NetMundial Schedule at the Physical event: Nairobi Time  
DAY 1 Wednesday – April 23rd
15:30~17:00 Opening Ceremony-Paulo Bernardo Silva, Minister of Communication, Brazil-Virgilio Almeida, NETmundial Chairman-Wu Hongbo, UN Under-Secretary-General-Nnenna Nwakanma, Civil Society-Vint Cerf, Private Sector-Tim Berners Lee, Technical Community-H.E. Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil
17:00~19:00 Welcome Remarks-Paulo Bernardo Silva, Minister of Communications, Brazil-Jose Eduardo Cardozo, Minister of Justice, Brazil-Neelie Kroes, VP, European Commission-Carl Bildt, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sweden-Lu Wei,Minister of the State Internet Information Office, China-Hamadoun Tour, Secretary General, ITU-Getachew Engida, Deputy Director-General, UNESCO-Jos Carvalho da Rocha, Minister of Communications, Angola -Hasanul Haq Inu, Minister of Information, Bangladesh -Joseph Alhadeff, Private Sector -Hessa Al Jaber, Minister of ICT, Qatar -Diego Molano Vega, Minister of ICT, Colombia -Edward Kofi Omane Boamah, Minister of Communications, Ghana -Rafal Trzaskowski, Minister of of Administration and Digitization, Poland -Nikolai Nikiforov, Minister of Communications and Mass Media, Russia -Jean Philibert Nsengimana, Ministry of Youth & ICT, Rwanda -Thierry Moungalla, Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, Congo -Jovan Kurbalija, Civil Society -Diego Cnepa, President Deputy Secretary, Uruguay -Michael Daniel, Special Assistant to the President and the Cybersecurity Coordinator, USA -Axelle Lemaire, Secretary of State in charge of Digital Economy, France -Morten Hoglund, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway -Elmir Valizada, Deputy Vice-Minister of Communications, Azerbaijan -Jae-you Choi, Assistant Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning, Republic of Korea -Wilfredo Gonzales Vidal, Vice-Minister of Communications, Cuba -David Johnson, Academia -Phil Philippo, Permanent Secretary of Transport and Communications, Marshal Islands -Ral Prez-Reyes, Vice-Minister of Communications, Peru -David Ocampos Negreiros, Executive Secretary, National Secretary of Information technology, Paraguay - Vinay Kwatra, Deputy Secretary, Minister of Foreign Affairs, India.
20:00~20:30 Panel: Setting NETmundial Goals-Virgilio Almeida-Jeanette Hofmann-Zahid Jamil-Fadi Chehade-Benedicto Fonseca Filho- Carlos Afonso
20:30~22:00 Working Session 1: PrinciplesChairs: Markus Kummer and Adiel AkploganAdvisors: Adam Peake, Maemura Akinori, Dominique Lazanski, Maximiliano Martinho, Manal Ismail.-Topic 1: Human rights-Topic 2: Culture and linguistic diversity-Topic 3: Unified and unfragmented space -Topic 4: Security, stability and resilience of the Internet


22:30~00:30 Working Session 2: RoadmapChairs: Janis Karklins and Jeanette HofmannAdvisors: Marilia Maciel, Michael Niebel, Chengetai Masango, Zahid Jamil, Flavio Wagner.-Topic 1: Issues that deserve attention of all stakeholders in the Internet governance future evolution.-Topic 2: Issues dealing with institutional improvements.
  DAY 2 - Thursday – April 24th  
14:30~16:30 Working Session 3: PrinciplesChairs: Markus Kummer and Anriette EsterhuysenAdvisors: Adam Peake, Maemura Akinori, Dominique Lazanski, Maximiliano Martinho, Manal Ismail.-Topic 5: Open and distributed architecture-Topic 6: Enabling environment for innovation and creativity-Topic 7: Internet governance process principles-Topic 8: Open standards


17:00~19:00 Working Session 4: RoadmapChairs: Janis Karklins and Dongman LeeAdvisors: Marilia Maciel, Michael Niebel, Chengetai Masango, Zahid Jamil, Flavio Wagner.-Topic 3: Issues dealing with specific Internet Governance topics.-Topic 4: Points to be further discussed beyond NETmundial-Topic 5: Way forward
20:00~21:30 Panel: Beyond NETmundial -Public consultation session with stakeholders about the transition of stewardship role of USG over the IANA functions


22:00~00:00 Closing Session
  We hope you will join our gathering in Nairobi For questions, please contact:kivuva[at] or paultrix[at] For more information about the NetMundial, including a complete list of remote hubs, please For more information on Internet Society Kenya Chapter please visit
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