The first edition of inSIG has started from 31 October 2016 up to 2 Nov 2016 at IIT Hyderabad.
The Day 1 of inSIG 2016 was very insightful where speakers from around the world shared their knowledge about the Internet Governance. Checkout the complete list of the Participants in inSIG 2016.
The main aim of inSIG is to train professionals in the domain of Internet Governance, inculcating the skills to enable them to participate actively in global Internet Governance institutions and processes . inSIG is planned as an annual school that would be held in different parts of India each year.
The Day 1 of inSIG 2016 started with registrations at the front desk of Nilgiri Block in IIT Hyderabad.
Right after that all the participants are welcomed and introductions were give one by one by each of the participants.
After the introductions Dr. Govind, Ex- NIXI/ ISOC Delhi shared his expert views about the Internet Governance in India. He took us through the history and context of IG in India.
After this session by Dr. Govind, everyone departs for a quick tea break.
After tea break, Milton Mueller, NCUC shared his views about the History, Context and the Principles of the Internet Governance. This was indeed a great session which clears what actually was and is Internet Governance.
Now, it was Alan Greenberg, ALAC who with his witty statements explained the Internet Governance Ecosystem and Entities.
After the session of Alan, everyone started feeling the need to fill up their tummy to gear up for the post lunch session.
After the lunch it was a high time for the Panel Discussion on the topic IG in Asia-Pacific: Regional Variations. Panel was presided by Kilnam Chon (APSIG) and other 2 panelists were Kelvin Wong (ICANN-APAC) and Mahesh Uppal (ComFirst). The panel discussion came up with very useful insights if Internet Governance in countries like India where there are multiple languages and regional variations.
After the Panel Discussion inSIG Keynote: The State of IG Today was presented by Ram Mohan, ICANN Board. In his keynote he shared very valuable points in accordance with IG and how they started building an ecosystem for the betterment of Internet in India.
Every one started feeling sleepy again and was declared tea break for 15 mins.
Right after tea break, there was an interesting presentation by Nick Thorne, Former UK Ambassador to the UN in Geneva on the topic Internet Governance and Diplomacy. This was the last session of the day.
After this session, there was a surprise for the participants who asked questions during the sessions.
It was time to call off the day and everyone departed after having a small photo session.
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