[bestbits] Announcing: Pakistan Country IGF

Lorena Jaume-Palasi lorena at collaboratory.de
Fri Feb 19 06:56:30 EST 2016


Dear Sadaf,
congratulations! Looking forward to reading more about it! As the German
IGF secretariat and also part of the secretariat of the European regional
initiative (EuroDIG) I also strongly encourage you to contact the IGF
secretariat. They are the entry point of the network of regional and
national initiatives and you can thus exchange questions, ideas and
experiences with new and older initiatives at a local and regional level.
Kind regards and congratulations once more,
Lorena

2016-02-19 12:23 GMT+01:00 Lea Kaspar <lea at gp-digital.org>:

> Dear Sadaf,
>
> Congrats for this initiative and thank you for sharing. It's great to see
> further proliferation of national IGFs across the world. I'm assuming this
> is on the radar of the IGF Secretariat? It's important for these
> initiatives to feed back into the global IGF and there are a number of IGF
> MAG members have been actively involved in making this link more relevant
> and robust. My personal experience in national IGFs is limited to the UK
> example, but I know there are others on the MAG who would be more than
> happy to provide guidance and advice. Let me know if you would like me to
> forward this info to the MAG list.
>
> Best and good luck!
>
> *Lea Kaspar*
>
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> On Fri, Feb 19, 2016 at 10:51 AM, Sadaf Khan <sadaf.baig03 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>> Dear All,
>>
>> We are very happy to announce that we are planning to initiate *Pakistan
>> Country Internet Governance Forum* this year. We hope to organize first
>> yearly event in September 2016.
>>
>> Several civil society organizations including Media Matters for
>> Democracy, Bytes for All, Pakistan and Internet Policy Observatory of
>> Pakistan (IPOP) and other relevant stakeholders are collaborating for this
>> purpose. PakIGF is going to be a collaborative multi-stakeholder effort.
>> While we already have ICANN onboard, we are reaching out to several
>> international organizations, local universities, government authorities and
>> other institutions seeking collaborations and support to organize Pakistan
>> Country IGF. A Multi-stakehodler Advisory Group (MAG) will be announced by
>> the end of March 2016. The event website will soon be live on
>> www.pakigf.pk.
>>
>> We will be keeping everyone in the loop and welcome ideas and feedback
>> from other organisations who have arranged national IGFs in other countries
>> to make sure that we can arrange an event that successfully enriches the
>> internet governance policy debates in Pakistan.
>>
>> With Regards,
>>
>> *Sadaf Khan*
>>
>> *Director Programs*
>>
>> *Media Matters for Democracy *
>>
>> mediamatters.pk | mediamatterspakistan.org|@mmfd_pak
>>
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