[technology taskforce] Platform for Working Group on Internet Governance

Carlton Samuels carlton.samuels at gmail.com
Tue Jul 9 00:19:49 UTC 2019

I believe Dev and Glenn been looking into several matters that could have
positive bearing.

Will leave them to respond with their views.


On Mon, 8 Jul 2019, 6:27 pm Olivier MJ Crépin-Leblond, <ocl at gih.com> wrote:

> Dear colleagues,
> in Marrakesh, the Cross Community Engagement Group on Internet Governance
> discussed its future with the Board Working Group on Internet Governance.
> The decision was to use the Engagement Group as a platform for sharing
> information about Internet Governance.
> We already do that using email. Unfortunately, there are an increasing
> number of parallel tracks and we often drop the ball, or lose a track
> altogether.
> My enquiry is as follows: the Engagement Group on Internet Governance has
> a LOT of different tracks that are being followed, from IGF, to CSTD, UN
> General Assembly, ITU, WTO, etc. etc.
> So many tracks, that sometimes the history of what is happening in these
> global conferences is being lost - there are just too many threads.
> We've tried putting the threads on WIKI pages, but we are faced with two
> hurdles:
> 1. many people in the working group are not versed in editing WIKIs.
> 2. staff does not have time to update WIKIs given the multiplication of
> threads. We do not have a "curator" to make sense of the avalanche of
> information that's coming our way.
> As a result, what I wanted to ask you is whether you can recommend any
> tool that would help with our ability to track several threads and make
> these easily accessible to participants, including historical perspectives,
> without creating an undue amount of work for ourselves. Our problem is
> basically one of Knowledge Management.
> Kindest regards,
> Olivier
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