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Workshop on the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)

Tuesday, 5 April 2005
13:00 – 16:00
Mar del Plata, Argentina
ICANN Meeting

This is the fourth in a series of workshops organized by ICANN constituencies to increase awareness and understanding of the United Nation's World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and issues of direct impact to ICANN. "WSIS" is a process in which governments are attempting to address a broad range of international legal, regulatory, economic, and policy issues related to the Internet. During this process, some governments proposed that an intergovernmental organization be responsible for "Internet governance," a phrase that remains undefined and some consider to include and/or mean the administration and coordination of the DNS.

Working Agenda

Welcome: Vittorio Bertola, on behalf of WSIS Working Group

The panels will be moderated by Hilary Bowker, and will involve an interactive approach with questions, comments and participation from the panelists, audience and the WSIS Working Group.

Panel One: Highlights and experiences in Internet Governance and technical management of the Internet in Latin America
- Senior Official of host government: (Invited)
- Tadao Takahashi, Member, ICANN ALAC and UN-ICT TF, Brazil
- Sebastián Bellagamba, Director, CABASE, Argentina
- Raúl Echeberría, LACNIC, Uruguay
- Magarita Valdez, Chile
- Eduardo Santoyo, Peru
- Jose Alesandre Bicalho, Brazilian Internet Steering Committee, Brazil
- Demi Getschko, Member, ICANN Board, Brazil
- Dr. de Lara, Head of Mexican delegation at WSIS, Mexico
- Vanda Scartezini, Member, ICANN Board, Brazil

Panel Two: Global Internet Governance: Views and Perspectives
- (Setting the Stage) Alejandro Pisanty, Vice Chair/Board member, Mexico
- Raimundo Beca, ICANN Board Member, Chile
- Special Guest: Markus Kummer, Executive Coordinator for the WGIG
- Sharil Tarmizi, Chair, GAC, Malaysia
- Ambassador Ileana di Giovan, Argentina
- Pankaj Agrawala, Joint Sec.Ministry of Communications/Information Technology, India
- Vittorio Bertola , Chair, ALAC, Italy
- Vint Cerf, Chair, ICANN Board, USA

Closing Comments

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