[DC3] IGF Workshops (was RightsCon Meeting)

Carlos Rey-Moreno carlos at apc.org
Wed May 23 05:25:19 UTC 2018

Hi Luca, thanks for this great summary and everyone at RightsCon for the
great ideas!

I think we should present several workshops, according to the topics
selected, and then adapt the DC3 Workshop to the topics that were not
chosen by the secretariat. In that sense, I'm glad to see Harris'
efforts on one of the topics mentioned below. I volunteer to try to put
together another around partnerships with stakeholders, people wanting
to contribute there, please write me off-list. Maybe someone else can
put together the one of o "let the unconnected speak for themselves"? I
think that one can be very appealing to the secretariat, with the only
caveat of the funding.

With the GisWatch this year being about community networks, there will
be other session to be creative around this. Not sure if Leandro and
Nico were referring to specific communities, but maybe we can use part
of the GISWatch session for authors from those communities that are not
represented in these spaces to share their difficulties.



On 18/05/2018 04:18, Luca Belli wrote:
> Dear all, (apologies for typos, I am writing fom a device with no
> corrector)
> Yesterday, we had a very interesting and fruitful meeting at
> rightscon. Below a brief recap of the ideas that emerged from the
> discussion.
> *General considerations:*
> First, it would be interesting to dedicate the 2018 DC3 outcome to a
> compilation of exsiting toolkits (e.g. Mazi tooltik), instructions
> (e.g. Commotion), technologies (Libre Router), etc. that allow people
> to concretely build community networks, rather than elaborating
> another book.
> Second, it would be good to dedicate part of the DC3 session to "let
> the unconnected speak for themselves" i.e. bringing into the debate
> people that are currently attempting to build CNs, to lat them share
> the difficulties they are facing and discuss with DC3 members how to
> solve them. Nico Pace and Leandro pointed out that there are a lot of
> commmunities that are attempting to build CNs that would be willing to
> share their experience.
> Third, it would be very interesting to dedicate part of the session to
> discussing partnerships with stakeholders with whom we can establish
> unexplored cooperation. IFLA (Donna was present at the meeting) was an
> obvious exemple but many others can be added to the list (e.g.
> community radio, etc).
> Lastly, (this point partly overlap with the previous one) it would be
> very interesting to bring into the discussion and and establish
> cooperation with developers of technologies that can be compelentary
> to the development of CN e.g. blockchain projetc (e.g. delife.io which
> was presented by Jan who participated to the meeting), IoT solutions
> developers, etc.
> *Important question:*
> Which format could be the best suited for a compilation of toolkits,
> etc? A specific website? A webpage of the DC3 site? Something else?
> *
> *
> *Specific considerations:*
> It would be very challenging to discuss all the points mentioned above
> during the DC3 session (even if the 90 minutes slot has been
> reinstored, after many participants complained about last year 60 min
> slot). Therefore it would be advisable to put forward a workshop
> proposal, besides the DC3 session.
> The session DC3 could have a structure along these lines
> - presentation of (at least some of) the initiatives featured in the
> compilation/catalogue of toolkits (40 min)
> - discussion with people in their early phase of CN development to
> undertand the challeges they are facing (30 min)
> - discussion with potential partners (20 min)
> The discussion/presentation of technologies and initiatives that can
> compelement CN development is so broad that could be the object of a
> specific session.
> Stavroula and Harris, from Mazi, kindly volunteered to take the lead
> to develop the workshop proposal (deadline 27 May) for a collaborative
> workshop where such initiatives/technologies can be presented.
> Info on how to develop a workshop propsal can be found here
> https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2018-call-for-workshop-proposals
> (pay particular attention to "workshop evaluations")
> Here is the online form to submit the proposal
> https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2018-workshop-proposal-form
> Here the list of the workshop approved last year to have some exemples
> http://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2017-workshops
> Please feel free to share comments and add any info I may have
> forgotten or correct anything I may have misreported
> All the best
> Luca
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Carlos Rey-Moreno, PhD
"Community and Local Access Networks" Project Coordinator
Association for Progressive Communications
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