The theme for the forum is â€œInternet as a catalyst for change: access, development, freedoms and innovationâ€, the recently adopted theme for the global IGF
Other key themes to be covered in workshops include:
- Â· Internet Governance for Development (IG4D), Chair: Ms Dorothy Gordon, DG AITI-KACE
- Â· Managing Critical Internet Resources, Chair: William Tevie, DG NITA
- Â· Emerging Issues, Chair: Ernest Brown, President GISPA
- Â· Affordable Access and Diversity, Chair: J. Peprah, Dir Regulatory Administration, NCA
- Â· Security, Openness and Privacy, Chair: Charles Aboah, NSC
- Â· Youth and Internet Governance issues, Chair: Godfred Ahuma, Internet Society, Ghana
Special Guest: Minister of Environment, Science and Technology â€“ Hon. Sherry Ayittey
Keynote Address and official Opening of Ghana IGF by Ghana’s Minister of Communications, Hon Haruna Iddrissu
About the Internet Governance Forum
The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a multi-stakeholder forum for policy dialogue on issues of Internet governance. It brings together all stakeholders in the Internet governance debate, whether they represent governments, the private sector or civil society, including the technical and academic community, on an equal basis and through an open and inclusive process. The establishment of the IGF was formally announced by the United Nations Secretary-General in July 2006 and it was first convened in October / November 2006.
About Ghana Internet Governance Forum
The first IGF in Ghana funded by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa is a collaboration between the West African IGF Consortium, Kofi Annan Center of Excellence in ICT, Internet Society Ghana Chapter, GhNOG, GISPA, and GARNET. The Event is supported by the National Communications Authority (NCA), and hosted by National Information Technology Agency (NITA).
The forum will afford the opportunity for dialogue with key stakeholders from civil society, business, government, academia, the technical community and researchers to discuss issues regarding the governance of the Internet in Ghana and ways of promoting and strengthening the local multi-stakeholder process.
Invitation to attend event
WHAT: Ghana Internet Governance Forum (IGF)
WHEN: Friday, 11 March 2011 at 8:30am
WHERE: at the Ghana India Kofi Annan Center of Excellence in ICT, Opposite Council of State
The forum will afford participants the opportunity to dialogue with key stakeholders from civil society, business, government, academia, the technical community and researchers to discuss issues regarding the governance of the Internet in Ghana and ways of promoting and strengthening the local multi-stakeholder process.
Hope to see you there….!!!
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