[discuss] Funding for developing economies as an Ig policy issue? was Re:[ ] Time to be ...
mathieu.weill at afnic.fr
Tue Jan 7 17:09:47 UTC 2014
Thanks Louis for raising this topic about developing economies.
While not per se a governance issue, the gap between economies has an
influence on participation in Internet governance. So the issues are
With regards to the benefits of being connected, a good illustration is
this study about the impact of Internet exchange points in Nigeria and
Kenya commissioned by ISOC.
Le 07/01/2014 10:38, Mawaki Chango a écrit :
> On Tue, Jan 7, 2014 at 8:53 AM, Nick Ashton-Hart <nashton at ccianet.org
> <mailto:nashton at ccianet.org>> wrote:
> I would add that beyond their participation in meetings I'm
> particularly interested in how they get the benefits of actually
> being connected.
> So am I. To my recollection a (preliminary) study came out during the
> WCIT process in December 2012 on the topic of the economic impact of
> the internet in Africa. As I recall, it seemed to me hastily put
> together probably triggered by that window of opportunity and for the
> purposes of political campaign. A few months ago I came across some ad
> by the Economic Commission for Africa searching for a consultant to
> research about the same topic. I'm not sure where they are at, but
> would be interested in the outcome and any follow-up recommendations.
> I would have a word of caution about the idea that ICANN should
> partner with existing organizations working on development issues in
> the concerned regions --not that I think such partnership wouldn't be
> a good thing to do. Provided it is not intended to do what those
> organizations are already working on, but to closely focus
> Internet-related (and maybe even Internet-native) issues. I would
> rather see any such funding go to research and to promoting
> Internet-based entrepreneurship (including providing funding support
> to start-ups in ways that fill the gap left by the lack of venture and
> angel capitalists in these regions, but also complement the typical
> approach of the angel capital market with, say, a higher level of
> tolerance for experimentation given the relative level of uncertainty
> in our market mechanisms.) In any case we still need some serious
> research and evidence to clearly see (through) what we are or are
> supposed to be celebrating.
> It seems to me that objective is also not being realised - note
> the recent ITU statistics that the 40 countries who are doing the
> least-well on ICT usage and adoption and the 25% of the world
> population who live in them are falling behind vis a vis the
> digital divide, not catching up.
> On 6 Jan 2014, at 18:17, Louis Pouzin (well) <pouzin at well.com
> <mailto:pouzin at well.com>> wrote:
>> Helping financially *Less Developed Countries *(LDC) has been a
>> recurring topic since early WSIS meetings. However governments
>> and well funded institutions have heroically snowed all debates
>> initiated on the subject.
>> I published a few times an article,
>> *FINANCING LDCs IN THE WSIS PROCESS
>> A *french version *is available at
>> Good luck LDCs
>> - - -
>> On Thu, Jan 2, 2014 at 11:19 PM, Michel Gauthier
>> <mg at telepresse.com <mailto:mg at telepresse.com>> wrote:
>> Dear Steve,
>> Is this really decent to talk of $100MM for the management of
>> a small Excell table?
>> Just because a lawyer and a few politcians managed a
>> monopolistic scarcity instead of an open global competition?
>> There are billions of people around the world who are
>> identified by their name and forename. Without paying a tax
>> to a costly ASCII non-profit for that. What is the ICANN
>> proposition to change that? Free life domain names for every
>> non-commercial person? Non-profit gTLD? ICANN ICP-3
>> multi-root competition?
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