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G3ict Presents at the 10th Annual IGF Meeting (2015)

Evolution of Internet Governance: Empowering Sustainable Development

João Pessoa, Brazil
João Pessoa, Brazil
João Pessoa, Brazil
  • João Pessoa, Brazil
  • November 10-13, 2015
  • Venue: Poeta Ronaldo Cunha Lima Conference Center
Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a multistakeholder, democratic and transparent forum which facilitates discussions on public policy issues related to key elements of Internet governance. IGF provides enabling platform for discussions among all stakeholders in the Internet governance ecosystem, including all entities accredited by the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), as well as other institutions and individuals with proven expertise and experience in all matters related to Internet governance.
Overarching Theme and Sub-Themes:
After consulting the wider Internet community and discussing the overarching theme of the 2015 IGF meeting, the Multistakeholder Advisory Group decided to retain the title "Evolution of Internet Governance: Empowering Sustainable Development".
This theme will be supported by eight sub-themes that will frame the discussions at the João Pessoa meeting:
  • Cybersecurity and Trust;
  • Internet Economy;
  • Inclusiveness and Diversity;
  • Openness;
  • Enhancing Multistakeholder Cooperation;
  • Internet and Human Rights;
  • Critical Internet Resources;
  • Emerging Issues.

"Empowering the Next Billion Users by Removing Barriers to Accessibility" Workshop

Francesca Cesa Bianchi, G3ict Vice President of Institutional Relations, gives a presentation titled: “Global Perspective on Progress in Covering Essential Accessibility Services Made by States Parties to the UN CRPD”. Francesca Cesa Bianchi has been instrumental to the development of the CRPD ICT accessibility progress report prepared jointly by G3ict and Disabled People’s International provides a precise picture of the progress made by 76 countries by measuring their level of policy and programmatic activity, their capacity to implement and the actual results for persons with disabilities in terms of barrier removal.

Sunil Abraham, Executive Director, Centre for Internet and Society, India, gives a presentation titled: “Realising Inclusive Disaster Management through ICTs for Persons with Disabilities”. A joint report of ITU, G3ict and CIS examines in detail the role that traditional and new forms of ICTs can be used for making the disaster management cycle more inclusive so that persons with disabilities have access to communication, facilities and services.

For further information, please visit the IGF website at http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/.