[WSIS CS-Plenary] Dynamic Coalition on IGF Fund, with focus on participation from developing parts of the world
NURSES ACROSS THE BORDERS
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Thu Nov 2 17:19:19 GMT 2006
Colleaques and Partners.
I have been proved right!
Since August, we as an Entity have been or were
silently fighting the problems of poor representation
of Civil Soceity from Africa and other less
priviledged countries to Athens.
We observed and protested strongly against the
obnoxious conditions placed by the Organizers(? in
conivance with the IGF Secretariat)for participants to
meet before coming to Athens.
Not a single voice of support did I receive.
Even though I stayed away from Athens in PROTEST, I am
reliably informed that the attendance from the civil
soceity community was the worst in the history of the
We should NOT ascribe this to poor funding as there
are many NGOs who would have participated at their
expense as usual, but no thanks to the unfreindly
conditions that served as booby traps on their paths.
Until, we address the problems of inequality and
inequity to and of access to countries, we shall
continue to move in circles and will only play lip
service to sustainable develoment!
Instead of forming a coalition for funding purposes.
lets form a strong coalition against inequity and
inequality-until we begin to respect one another as
partners in progress from all divides, we shall remain
where are-the South and the North Dichotomy.
Pastor Peters OMORAGBON
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> I said the following in the morning open mike
> session this morning at
> IGF, for the record, and invite you to join this,
> give advice, or take
> on board and make it better.
> Several person mostly engaged in ITC4D areas
> personally responded to join this.
> I like to ask CS members of Advisory Committee to
> bring this to their
> attention in an appropriate manner.
> Please remind and push me in the near future.
> A proposal for Dynamic Coalition on IGF Funding with
> a focus on
> Participation and Development
> Izumi Aizu, A member of ALAC, ICANN
> Here is an ad hoc proposal:
> One of the differences we observe between Tunis
> Summit and IGF here in
> Athens I observe is less number of participants from
> the developing
> countries. Even though the overarching single theme
> of this IGF is IG
> for Development. So, I like to submit an Ad Hoc
> Proposal to form a
> Dynamic Coalition on Funding of IGF, with a special
> focus on
> supporting the participation of developing parts of
> the world. This
> includes, of course, developing countries, but
> perhaps also such
> relatively marginalized people or those having
> higher barriers for
> participation as persons with disabilities, youth
> and many NGOs and
> Civil Society people mostly in developing countries,
> but sometimes to
> those even in developed country, but in say rural
> areas etc.
> I think that early effort should be made for this
> We call on governments of the North, donor
> countries, international
> organizations in charge of development, and IG
> related bodies such as
> ICANN, ITU, WIPO or any others to provide adequate
> funding to bring
> more people from developing countries to next IGF
> meeting in Brazil.
> A number of individuals mostly within the Civil
> Society group and IG
> Caucus expressed their interest to act as conduit,
> or function as
> facilitators to implement these funds into tangible
> programs, working
> together with the IGF secretariat, host government
> of Brazil and IGF
> Advisory Group members. Again, we appeal to those
> government and
> international organizations who are interested in
> allocating some of
> your small budget for the next year 2007 and onward,
> ITU, ICANN, World
> Bank, or private sector bodies such as Keidanren,
> ICC or big or small
> companies such as Microsoft, Siemens, Amazon or
> Google, France
> Telecom, BT, NTT, T-Mobile, Orange
just to name a
> few and we will
> commit to make best use of the funding.
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Pastor Peters OMORAGBON
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