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Trip Proposal Section
LINK TO TRIP ASSESSMENT : NCUC Trip Assessment 1
1) Number of Travelers:
2) Traveler Contact Information and Itinerary:
|3) Special Travel Circumstances, Arrangements, |
Explanations, or Notations:
(Please identify each traveler, as applicable)
|4) Event/Conference Name, Title, or Descriptor:||Internet Freedom Festival The Global Unconference of the Internet Freedom Communities|
|5) Event/Conference Dates:|
|6) Event/Conference Website Link:||https://internetfreedomfestival.org|
|7) Primary Event/Conference Location:|
8) Indicate whether it is a regional trip OR an out-of-region trip.
|9) ICANN Global Stakeholder Engagement Region:||Europe|
10) Activity Sponsors:
11) Proposed Goals and Outcomes:
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Purpose and Goals
At ICANN 55 in Marrakech, representatives of the NCSG communicated to the Board that the NCUC and NPOC need to build their capacity to absorb an increased, growing, and specialised workload. Since then, we have been asked to participate in more and more Working Groups and to comment on more and more policy issues. NCSG leaders and community veterans have said that volunteer burnout within our community has reached a critical juncture. It has thus been an operational priority for the NCUC to encourage new, long-term participation in our ICANN activities.
The Internet Freedom Festival (IFF) is an annual conference that explores the threats to human rights enabled by the Internet. It is organised around seven themes, one of which is “Advocacy, Policy, and Research”. The 2017 conference attracted approximately 1,300 professionals from around the world. As these participants are already active and either working or volunteering in Internet policy activities, I believe they have the capacity to be quickly brought up to speed on our work. They have a demonstrated professional interest in using policy to achieve social and political change, and many have backgrounds in gender empowerment, human rights protections, or in building effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions. Attendance at this forum will also allow the NCUC to promote and assess the embodiment of ICANN principles in IFF processes.
I have submitted a workshop proposal which I hope to moderate at the IFF on behalf of the NCUC. This workshop was developed in a bottom-up manner on the NCUC’s mailing list. This will be a 60-minute conversation on how new voices can get involved in global Internet governance debates.
Internet Freedom Festival 2018 - Session Proposal
Session Title: How you can get involved in shaping the future of the Internet — make an impact, and have fun while doing it!
Session Proposer: ICANN Non-Commercial Users Constituency
Theme: Advocacy, Policy, and Research
Session Format: Conversation
Skill Level: Beginner
Session Length: 1 hour
Most of us are skilled at using the Internet, but few know how, as an end-user of the Internet, we can make an impact in global Internet policy and shape its future evolution.
This session brings together in conversation various Internet governance experts — some with a junior profile, others with several years of experience — to speak about their pathways to engagement in global Internet governance.
The conversation begins with an introduction to the work of ICANN and the Domain Name System (DNS). We will also cover why it is important that civil society and individual end-users participate in the shaping of these policies.
The conversation then turns to the different positions taken by the various stakeholder groups and how they can be influenced by various factors, before examining the different resources — of mentorship, of capacity building, of travel support — that are available to make the participation of new voices in DNS policy a reality.
We conclude on a practical note, explaining how you can get involved now in the DNS policy issues that you care about. We will give some practical pointers on how you can get involved, see the multistakeholder model in action, and fight for change.
Who is this session for?
If you have strong positions on issues like privacy and data protection, human rights online, economic growth, and development for empowerment, and increasing access to knowledge, but don’t know how to translate this to Internet governance debates, come to this session and learn how getting involved in Domain Name System policy could be one avenue where you can contribute your ideas and knowledge, make a difference, and have fun in the process.
What outcomes would you like your session to have?
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CROP Trip Proposal Template (May 2017)