[Icann-see] Report from Armenian IGF (ArmIGF)

Wolf Ludwig wolf.ludwig at comunica-ch.net
Mon Oct 12 16:03:21 CEST 2015


Dear Lianna,

thanks for this interesting report what sounds great! Congrats to you and the organizers for such a successful event.

Best regards,
Wolf


Lianna Galstyan wrote Mon, 12 Oct 2015 14:31:
>Dear All,
>
>As we say better later, than never - I would like to let you know that 
>ISOC Armenia with support of the Internet Governance Council of Armenia 
>and the Ministry of Transport and Communication of Armenia organized the 
>first Armenian IGF (ArmIGF) on September 7-8, 2015 in Yerevan, Armenia. 
>It was organized in the good tradition of EuroDIG - we announced a call 
>for topics, organized voting, then the program was prepared, speakers 
>invited, etc.
>
>ArmIGF was one-and-half day event with plenary and panel sessions.
>
>The topics for plenary sessions were:
>
>·Multi-stakeholder model of Internet Governancefor Armenia,
>
>·.հայIDN for Armenia (presented by myself),
>
>·Universal Acceptance: Recent Achievements (presented by Dusan Stojicevic),
>
>·Digital Public Library of Armenia: a Dream or a Reality,
>
>·Internet of Things-Big Data and Big Opportunities for Economies,
>
>·ICANN accountability and IANA transition (presented by Michael 
>Yakushev, ICANN VP),
>
>·Children Safety on the Internet (presented by Narine Khachatryan),
>
>·Problems of the National Research and Education Network (NREN),
>
>·Intellectual Property Rights and Free Access to Internet Resources,
>
>·The impact of Internet on further development of Armenian SMEs.
>
>The large topics for panel sessions were:
>
>·New Media
>
>·Round Table on Multistakeholder Cooperation
>
>·Network Neutrality
>
>·E-Tools for E-Society (Applications)
>
>·Content
>
>·Cybersecurity
>
>Opening keynotes were delivered by the Deputy Minister of Transport and 
>Communication of Armenia, who is also the Chair of IGC and by the 
>President of ISOC Armenia as well as video recording was sent by Fadi 
>Chehade, ICANN President and CEO and by Frederic Donck, ISOC European 
>Regional Bureau Director.
>
>We hosted guests from Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Serbia, Russia, 
>Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Georgia.
>
>Our sponsors were mainly Internet Society, ICANN, IGFSA along with local 
>sponsors ISOC Armenia, UCom, ABCDomain and HyperSpace.
>
>The event was webstreamed by the support of the Internet Society and the 
>remote participation via Webex was kindly provided by the IGF Secretariat.
>
>ArmIGF 2015 was well attended: we had overall 170 participants, all 
>stakeholder groups were represented, 62% of participants were male, 38% 
>of participants were female and 9% were youth.
>
>The discussions were constructive more oriented on revealing challenges 
>rather than showcasing the success. The experience was very positive and 
>encouraging and such was the on-spot feedback.
>
>The official report is still in preparation.
>
>Thank you for your attention. I hope next time we will have more 
>participants from the SEE region.
>
>Best regards,
>
>Lianna Galstyan
>
>

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