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    First Arab Internet Governance Forum in Kuwait Soon

    Date published: 8 October 2012

    The First Arab Internet Governance Forum is hosted in the State of Kuwait under the umbrella of the League of Arab States and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), between 9-11 October 2012.

    The Forum is the Arabic version of the Internet Governance Forum held annually under the umbrella of the United Nations based on the Outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society.

    The First Arab Internet Governance Forum is a platform for dialogue for all stakeholders, including: governments, private sector, civil society, academics, the technical community, as well as the regional and international organizations. This is to discuss and debate topics and issues concerning the use of the Internet that is important and relevant to the Arab region.

    The Arab IGF Focuses on discussing public policies related to Internet Governance especially in the areas of access, stability, security and development.

    Moreover, it facilitates the exchange of information, best practices, knowledge and lessons learned by involving experts, technical community and academics.

    It builds and develops capacity in Internet Governance as well as improves the participation of all stakeholders to benefit from all possible resources of knowledge and expertise.

    The forum helps communicate the Arab positions globally and enhance the Arab role in formulating global Internet Governance policies.

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