[discuss] Report from the BR meeting local organizing group - Dec 2013
Carlos A. Afonso
ca at cafonso.ca
Sat Dec 21 16:36:52 UTC 2013
This is my quick summary of yesterday's meeting of the local organizing
group (LOG) for the BR meeting. This summary is basically oriented to
civil society but may be useful to all stakeholders. Covers basically
the structure of the committees and includes some other useful info.
I do hope it answers several of the many questions we are receiving.
1. Co-chairs of the BR Meeting
This is a no-brainer: the BR Meeting will be chaired by Virgilio Almeida
(current chair of CGI.br, and member of Brazil's Ministry of Science,
Technology and Innovation), and Fadi Chehadé.
2. High Level Multistakeholder Committee
The HLMC will be responsible for overseeing the political articulations
and for encouraging the participation of the international community.
It will be composed of government representatives of 12 countries
(precise list still being established by the BR government) plus 12
non-govs, and two representatives of UN agencies to be chosen by the
UNSG. The 12 non-govs include four of each non-gov stakeholder (civil
society, academia/techies, private sector). All of the non-gov, non-UN
stakeholders' names will be brought to the LOG by 1Net. So the HLC will
be composed of 26 people.
The HLMC will have four co-chairs, keeping the multistakeholder balance.
One of the co-chairs will be Brazil's Minister of Communications Paulo
So civil society needs to indicate to 1Net Steering Committee four
high-level reps as soon as possible.
3. Executive Multistakeholder Committee
The EMC will be responsible for organizing the event, including the
discussion and implementation of the agenda, and the selection of the
participants and the various stakeholders' proposals. The crucial part
of the preparation process resides here, in close coordination with the
Logistics Committee, so people selected for the EMC ought to make
themselves readily available for this challenge.
The LOG has already selected the eight Brazilian members of the EMC.
There will be four co-chairs as well, and names already appointed are
Demi Getschko (CEO of NIC.br) and Raúl Echeberría (to be confirmed, CEO
of LACNIC). A representative of an international agency will be
appointed as well (by the coordinating body of the UN agencies) to
Like the HLMC, non-gov, non-UN members of the EMC will be brought to the
LOG by 1Net.
For the EMC civil society needs to indicate to 1Net Steering Committee
two names as soon as possible.
4. Logistics and Organizational Committee
The LOC will be co-chaired by Hartmut Glaser, executive secretary of
CGI.br with proven expertise in coordinating the organization of
national and international events. Another co-chair will be indicated by
5. Government Advisory Committee
This is in the hands of the BR government who acts as a facilitator and
coordinator. Two co-chairs will be indicated. This committee will be
open to any government who wishes to act in an advisory capacity.
NIC.br will cover about 50% of the meeting's overall costs. The balance
will be share by international participants/sponsors. Contributions from
ICANN and ISOC are expected.
The meeting is to be held at Hotel Transamérica, in São Paulo, fairly
close to NIC.br headquarters (see attached map). The basic distribution
of participants is envisioned approximately as:
450 from govs
500-550 from non-gov, non-UN stakeholders
50 IGOs/UN reps
Inviting participants, or receiving and approving participation
requests, is one of the tasks of the EMC.
8. Expected outcomes as success indicators
- Official launching of a review process of the global IG frameworks/models;
- Development of a set of universally acceptable core of principles for
- Tentative draft of a global IG model.
My personal comment: these ambitious outcomes of course involve a lot of
preparatory process work, especially by the Executive Committee. This is
why we need to conclude the nominations asap in order to start the real
work towards the meeting.
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