May 10, 2014
10:15 AM - 03:00 PM
INTERNET GOVERNANCE IN PAKISTAN – BUILDING MULTI-STAKEHOLDER COLLABORATION
This era of digital age or information-based societies is bringing a fundamental transformation of relationships among societies, cultures, individuals, businesses, agencies and governments. It is expected that regional and cross border cooperation will continue to grow as the boundaries within which communication services are increasingly becoming artificial.
While leaping towards digital society era, technologies have wrapped the communication infrastructure with endless innovation and services arriving every second day. It is quite pertinent to look into governance issues surrounded around these information and communication medium especially the Internet.
Internet governance subjects such as management of critical resources, Security and Privacy, Access and Diversity, Piracy and Innovation, Content Regulations Network Neutrality and Internet for Development are placing new working agenda for developing nations calling upon a multi-stakeholder collaboration. Globally, such multi-stakeholder dialogues are capturing a firm attention, instituting regional and national Internet Governance Forums.
Asia Internet Symposium at Islamabad will draw from its proceedings to deliberate on capturing Internet Governance subjects and to invite a multi-stakeholder deliberation on building a strong future of Internet in the country. With a recent up rise in Broadband Internet penetration and digital literacy ratio in Pakistan, Internet is understood as the right tool for innovation, social empowerment, economic development and future progress of the public at large. The event is focused to a stepping stone to stimulate future discussion on Internet Governance taking in account a multi-stakeholder model.
The following key points of consideration will be debated to determine the future outlook of the following ‘How To’ with regards to Internet Governance in Pakistan:
– Identifying key issues of attention to cheer a good governance of Internet in Pakistan
– Leverage experience from global, regional and national Internet Governance Forums
– Utilize Internet resources to enable innovation and economic empowerment
– Identify challenges, opportunities to develop collaboration among the Internet Stakeholders