[technology taskforce] Platform for Working Group on Internet Governance

Fouad Bajwa fouadbajwa at gmail.com
Tue Jul 9 08:53:02 UTC 2019

Very true Oliviee. Confluence always had the capability to merge multiple
mailing list streams and categorize information from multiple sources.
Maybe if we revisit these features, we may be able to bring out something.
Other way is to use IFTTT and or Google alerts and drop these pulls into a
single source, blog like environment.

On Tue, 9 Jul 2019, 2:27 am 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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