IGF Ghana Nermine El Saadany

Report
IGF’09 Insights
IGF: An Essential Process
• The most significant and tangible outcome of the Tunis summit;
• It appropriately addresses its mandate in consistence with the
principles of the WSIS;
• A perfect forum for discussions and exchange of information
and experience;
• Flexible in terms of topics and formats of discussion.
IGF: An Essential Process
• A platform where participants can converse freely;
• Common understanding between different stakeholder groups;
• Free exploration of the ways forward;
• Broader and diversified participation both across the different
regions as well as across the various stakeholder groups.
Egypt at the IGF
• Egypt used to be a member at the WGIG;
• Represented in the MAG;
• Effective Participation in the three past IGF Meetings: Athens
06/ Rio De Janiero 07/ Hyderabad 08;
• Hosting the 4th meeting of IGF, in 2009;
Agenda
Time
Day
10:00 – 11:30
11:30 – 13:00
Sunday
15 Nov 09
IG – Setting
the Scene
Regional
Perspectives
13:00 – 14:00
Monday
16 Nov 09
Managing
Critical
Internet
Resources
Tuesday
17 Nov 09
Wednesday
18 Nov 09
Access and
Diversity
Taking stock
and looking
forward on the
desirability of
the
continuation of
the Forum
Lunch
15:00 – 16:30
Opening
Ceremony /
Session
16:30 – 18:00
Keynote Panel
Security,
Openness and
Privacy
Internet
Governance in
light of WSIS
Principles
Emerging
Issues
Closing
Ceremony
Sharm Aspired Outcome
• To provide an opportunity for IG capacity on national and
on the regional level;
• To promote and link policy dialogues on national and
regional levels to the global dialogue;
• To maintain the multi-stakeholder approach to public policy
discussions;
• Regional and international Exposure and networking
through the IGF Village;
Sharm Aspired Outcome
• Regional Networking;
• Initiation of new regional and international programs;
• Inclusion of new strata such as Kids, Juniors and
disabled;
• Capacity Building and Development as cross cutting themes;
• Focusing on issues of interest to Africa and the region, such as:
– Multilingualism
– Child Safety
– Cyber Security
– Enhanced Cooperation
Egypt on the Way to Sharm
• Logistical Arrangements;
• National Mobilization;
• Regional Mobilization.
Sharm EL Sheikh
A City of Peace
Sharm El Sheikh
• One of the most accessible
and developed tourist
resort communities and
beautiful shores on the
Sinai Peninsula;
• Is often called the “City of
Peace” because of the
various peace
conferences/
negotiations that was held
there & attended by world
leaders.
A Conference Culture
•
Several Presidential Summits for Peace
negotiations and discussions;
•
Home of the World Economic Forum
(WEF) of the Middle East, in the years
2006 and 2008;
•
The International Youth Forum;
•
The launching ceremony of the Cyber
Peace Initiative;
•
Several golf and diving world
championships
The Beauty of Sharm
• No traffic.. every where is
accessible in few minutes;
• Pleasant dry refreshing
weather throughout the year;
• Attractive daytime activities
and sea sports;
• Glamours Nightlife …….
Maritim International Congress Center
•
A testament to modern architecture and functional elegance all on one
floor;
•
The entrance is 240 sqm, and is equipped with a registration area;
•
The main lobby is 3000 sqm;
•
The SHICC is by all means an excellent choice for vibrant
international meetings that are held annually;
Headquarter Hotel
Maritim Hotel & Resort Royal
Peninsula
• 337 rooms and suites;
• Occupies an enviable spot between Naama Bay and Sharm El Sheikh’s
International Airport;
• 5 mins Walking distance from the Congress Center;
• 10 minutes away from the center of Sharm El-Sheikh
Twin Venue Hotel
Jolie Ville Golf & Resort
• 2 km away from the Congress
Center;
• occupies a prime spot atop a
low rock plateau overlooking
the sea;
• Located right beside the resort
is the hotel’s own 18-hole PGA
Championship golf course
Other Official Hotels
• Four seasons,
• Hyatt Regency,
• Grand Rotana,
• Savoy,
• Concord,
• Baron Resort,
• Domino Coral Beach (6 hotels
in one)
An Array of Services
• Official Carrier;
• Meet & Assist at Cairo &
Sharm International airports;
• Free Shuttling Services;
• Visa Facilitations';
• Freight & Customs handling;
Message from the Minister
“For the IGF to continue developing
and bearing fruit, the IGF in Sharm
should underscore the great
responsibilities both developing and
developed countries equally share.
It should remain a space for
exchanging ideas and deepening
dialogue among stakeholders, thus
enabling societies to further prosper.”

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