NAIROBI: Internet Rights are Human Rights: Development, Empowerment and Access to the Internet
Internet Rights are Human Rights
Development, Empowerment and Access to the Internet
United Nations Office, Nairobi, Kenya
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.
United Nations Office, Room 12