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(currently enrolled at the Strathclyde University in Scotland): I’m here to widen my background in the telecom industry. It would be interesting to see who are involved and who are the stakeholders, what are the drivers and the emerging challenges in developing the Internet.

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well, i am kind of framing up an idea, starting it up, and i would definitly like feedback, and definitly am open up for collaboration.
Posted on 11/06/2006 - 15:04 | Reply
i love your thought on gender bender art! are you working on anything right now? would you share your ideas and energy on the Take Back The Tech! campaign? very much hope so :)<br />(http://www.takebackthetech.net/wiki/tiki-index.php)
Posted on 11/03/2006 - 03:24 | Reply
Wei Wei Huang, International Communication Association and Cyber Angel’s Pick: I’m representing an NGO that works on eliminating the digital divide. I am here to understand the trends in internet safety education. I want to learn about other experiences [in this area]. I met a guy from Mozambique who said we could perhaps teach teachers in his country about internet safety. <br />Hawa Diakite, Internet Society (Mali): I am a computer engineer and I am here to learn, contribute and participate in the debates particularly on infrastructure, access and security. For us in Africa, infrastructure and access are the problems. [In other regions like}Europe, the problem is security. <br />Nenita Tenefrancia, Teresian Association (Philippines) Our projects and activities deal with the integral development of persons and communities in all its different manifestations. As such we are in need of constant renewal in the various fields of knowledge and skills. In this context, the advances in the Information and Communication Technologies interest us enormously, as much as those related directly with the internet, to communicate and to inform, to network and to collaborate with other similar-minded organizations for the transformation of individuals and of the society as a whole.<br />Caroline Wamala, (Uganda)currently a doctoral student at Lulea University of Technology in Sweden: My research interest is on gender and technology relationship from a development perspective –specifically looking at women and the internet. I am here to find out if the gender and development perspective will be addressed in the discussions. There should be more women in the panels speaking on behalf of the unique situation that women are confronted with. <br />S. Natalie Burke, (Barbados): I’ve been following the WSIS process from Geneva and our government sees ICTs as an important tool for development and we are in the middle of finalizing our national ICT policy. Participation in a venue such as the IGF is useful and important in terms of gauging ideas, sharing experiences and learning best practices. <br />Bria McElroy, Center for Women and Information Technology (USA): We want to develop an international task force that will drive forward gender and ICT policies; we want to gain more support for the declaration of agreement on women and ICTs that was presented in Tunis; to network and make connection with other groups working on gender; to make sure that gender isn’t marginalized when considering the Millennium Development Goals and that all of these efforts are inclusive.
Posted on 11/02/2006 - 14:08 | Reply
I am here with APC WNSP to make sure that gender issues are present and women are able to have a say when internet governance architecture is being formed. Is it too late? Hmm, I'm asking myself. I'm also learning here about what's at stake in this large area of IG and what interests are represented.
Posted on 11/02/2006 - 12:24 | Reply
(currently enrolled at the Strathclyde University in Scotland): I’m here to widen my background in the telecom industry. It would be interesting to see who are involved and who are the stakeholders, what are the drivers and the emerging challenges in developing the Internet.
Posted on 11/01/2006 - 14:58 | Reply
I’m working for an IT Company in Suva, Fiji Islands. Here, I’m representing the Pacific Islands Chapter.We cover 22 Island Countries and have about 400 Active Members. I hope this conference woks as a platform for our voices to be heard and bring about a certain change in the Pacifc. The local Pacific participation is minimal as the Pacifc is facing a problem of brain drain and lack of funding for the participants. I believe that the problems relating to internet and internet governance differ from country to country, region to region. Pacifc is a different scenario all together as we have countries with a population from 1000 to 4 Million People. High cost of bandwith and the monopoly of the telecom regulators is one of the main problems that the Pacific is facing now. Coming to such conferences hopefully can be an eye opener to our ministers and they are compelled to take necessary actions to see us marching with the progressive world.
Posted on 11/01/2006 - 14:57 | Reply
I came here on a business pass but I’m actually representing a governmental agency working on internet policy in Korea. The IGF is a very important momentum on internet governance. We’re trying to see the overall trend in terms of international opinions and where it’s going in terms of the development theme. When we speak of internet governance we usually talk of domain names, IP addresses and only a little bit about pricing and access. I’m curious about how it [internet governance] relates to development.
Posted on 11/01/2006 - 14:57 | Reply
The IGF opens an opportunity for political dialogue which hopefully addresses critical gaps related to democratise internet. I am here mainly to follow up the discussions, approaches and strategies that emerge from the Forum, from the perspective of the policy work the Association for Progressive Communications does in Latin America. I also aim to look at the IGF’s process from my belief that human rights, equity, transparency, and democracy should be the focus for the development of internet
Posted on 11/01/2006 - 14:56 | Reply