[bestbits] Announcing: Pakistan Country IGF

Shahzad Ahmad shahzad at bytesforall.pk
Fri Feb 19 08:33:49 EST 2016


Dear Lea and Lorena,

Precisely the plan. Since it is going to be the first country IGF for
Pakistan, we will need a lot of guidance and support. I wrote to Sheetal
separately on this but we hope to finalize the concept note of the event
early next week and then we will start sharing it with global MAG
members and other relevant partners for their input.

We are very excited about the possibilities and look forward to your
support.

Best wishes and regards

Shahzad



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On 2/19/16 4:23 PM, Lea Kaspar wrote:
> 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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