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NAIROBI: Internet Rights are Human Rights: Development, Empowerment and Access to the Internet

Dear Kenyan sisters,

Our partners at the Association for Progressive Communication invite you to join them for an event to discuss the issue of access and Internet Rights as Human Rights. This event was organized as a pre-event to the Internet Governance Forum also happening in Nairobi next week.

IGF PRE-EVENT

Internet Rights are Human Rights
Development, Empowerment and Access to the Internet

United Nations Office, Room 12, Nairobi, Kenya
10:00am - 6:00pm
Monday September 26 2011

APC, the Dynamic Coalition on Internet Rights and Principles and IT for Change invite you to a pre-event at the Internet Governance Forum in Nairobi, Kenya.

This event will bring together multi-stakeholder perspectives to consider how equitable access to the internet relates to development and human rights. The event will consider questions such as:

How do human rights, internet access and development connect? What are the main technical, commercial and policy obstacles on the ground to achieving universal affordable access to internet infrastructure (particularly to broadband internet access) in developing countries? What are the current obstacles to access to knowledge and content
online in developing countries? What are the challenges and opportunities for policy makers and the broader internet community? What are the regulatory and policy options to address obstacles to access to infrastructure and knowledge/content and what are the roles of the policy makers and the broader Internet community? What constitutes "equitable access"?

The event will bring together multi-stakeholder voices to discuss these questions and participants will be encouraged to take these themes into other IGF sessions. The event will include a closing joint plenary with participants attending the parallel Giganet pre-event.

You may also participate at the event remotely, details on this will be available shortly.

Please find more details at: http://www.apc.org/en/node/11424
and more on APCs Internet Rights work at: http://rights.apc.org

RSVP/Contact henrik@apc.org

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stella Ndugire- Mbugua's picture

Hi Jadefrank, Thanks for the

Hi Jadefrank,

Thanks for the invitation. I saw it earlier in the week and RSVP'd.

It is such a great forum to attend, and hope i get some free time off on Monday, from my busy work schedule to be involved.

Please keep me posted on similar and other events!

Love,
Stella

Regards,

Stella Ndugire- Mbugua
ICS- Africa

Okeny-Lucia's picture

Thank you Jade

Dear Jade,
This is to let you know that am so very happy to have made an effort to go to the UN to register since I was around that place.I was given the badge with the date 30th.
I hope to meet you one of this fine days and welcome to the Nurses Association Secretariat when you need to link us up with health professionals via web.
Best Regards

Lucia Buyanza
Reproductive Health

Okeny-Lucia's picture

Thank you Jade

Dear Jade,
This is to let you know that am so very happy to have made an effort to go to the UN to register since I was around that place.I was given the badge with the date 30th.
I hope to meet you one of this fine days and welcome to the Nurses Association Secretariat when you need to link us up with health professionals via web.
Best Regards

Lucia Buyanza
Reproductive Health

lorraineumwiza's picture

I wish I had seen this earlier!

This would have been a good event to attend, especially since my office is located in Old Muthaiga. I'm glad I've joined the group-I look forward to future events.

Lorraine

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