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1. Whilst on the MAG, I noticed the dismal participation of SIDS in the IGF aside from Tracy's Workshop annually and so I am looking to *increase* participation of SIDS in this year's IGF as well as the coming year. 2. I managed to reserve a slot for the Preparatory Pre-IGF for two hours for SIDS Preparation for the IGF 2017. i thought that it would be useful to prepare SIDS participants and those with an interest in SIDS to actively participate. This is scheduled for Sunday December 17, 2017 09:00 - 11:00 Salle 5 https://igf2017.sched.com/venue/Salle+5 *Centre International de Conférences Genève (CICG).* 3. This will require moderators, I was thinking Tracy Hackshaw could give some opening remarks as a Government representative of Trinidad and Tobago and SIDS involvement within the IGF space. Noting that Tracy will be heavily involved in the ISOC Stream, I was hoping that Peng Hwa (civil society) and Bevil Wooding (technical community) could be moderators for the SIDS Event. 4. As you know, the SIDS includes the AIMS, Caribbean and the Pacific, see https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/topics/sids/list. 5. I was also just advised 30 minutes ago that someone had cancelled their Booth Booking so it has been given to us as SIDS, which means, we can invite any SIDS member to showcase their countries and other material etc. 6. Objective would be to create an Alliance and Mailing List for those from SIDS communities where there can share information, challenges and resources, networking opportunities and also to provide an active base with which to comfortably apply for many workshops in 2018. 7. I will be present to provide support but would like Peng Hwa, Tracy and Bevil to take the lead role in moderating. I am looking for someone from Mauritius too, so any ideas would be great. 8. For those who would like to contribute or play an active role in the Preparatory Session, flick an email to firstname.lastname@example.org 9. If you would like to bring material from your organization to the IGF and showcase it in the SIDS Booth, your are welcome to bring your pamphlets, brochures and posters and bring your own pins and tape for placing on the wall or blutac etc. This is your chance to showcase the Region and your community and developments in your country or community. 10. It would be great to have representatives from the Private Sector and Government feature in the Panels for the Preparatory Session, so if you want to volunteer yourself, please let us know. 11. If you would also like to contribute to the Agenda, let us know by emailing email@example.com 12. *Thoughts on Tentative Agenda*
- Setting the Context Introduction to Internet Governance. WGIG 2005 Report, Mandate of the IGF and Renewal of the IGF, and the IGF in Transition. [10 minutes] - Increasing Quality of SIDS participation in the IGF [10 min] - Regional Internet Registries (NRO), Overview of Internet Use in SIDS Countries [AFRINIC. APNIC, ARIN, LACNIC, LACNIC, RIPE NCC] [15 min] - Private Sector (Business Community from SIDS Region) [Theme to be developed] [15 min] - Civil Society [Digital Rights, Electronic Frontier etc] [15 min] - Overview of Sessions at the IGF 2017 [Cyber Security, Human Rights, Trade etc] - Discussion on SIDS Network and appointing Secretariat - Identifying Terms of Reference and Scope for Network - Appointing Coordinators and creation of Mailing List and Looking for volunteers to host the listserv etc - Developing future pathways as a global community.