Capacity Building in Underserved Regions


**Coffee will be served before the workshop**

Session 241

11:00–13:00, Monday, 12 June 2017 Room C1, ITU Tower Thematic Workshop

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Harnessing the potential of Government officials for participation in Internet Governance

This session will be a roundtable discussion in the form of a multi-stakeholder dialogue on capacity development initiatives by the ICANN Community, and in particular the Government Advisory Committee, and other organisations, to work on specific issues of interest for governments in underserved regions with respect to the development of the Internet and specific policy and regulatory issues pertaining to it.  

The session will reflect on successful recent meetings in Nairobi, Kenya, in Nadi, Fiji, and others with governments and other stakeholders and discuss how this approach could be replicated in other underserved regions in general.

A diverse range of stakeholders will be involved in the session.


Moderator Alice Munyua, ICANN GAC USR Co Chair



  • Thomas Schneider, OFCOM Switzerland
  •  Susan Telschter, ITU, Siwtzerland
  • Khaled Koubaa, ICANN Board
  •  Anne-Rachel Inne, ICANN, Niger
  • Jovan Kurbalija, DIPLO, Switzerland
  •  Representative of AUC, Ethiopia
  • Representative of Kenya Government

Session's link to WSIS Action Lines

  • AL C1 logo C1. The role of public governance authorities and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
  • AL C4 logo C4. Capacity building
  • AL C6 logo C6. Enabling environment
  • AL C11 logo C11. International and regional cooperation

Session's link to Sustainable Development Process

  • Goal 4: Quality education logo Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals logo Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development


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