AGIP Participates in the 4th Arab Internet Governance Forum

22 Dec 2015

BEIRUT – Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP), represented by its Executive Director, Mr. Charles Shaban, and chair of the Arab IGF Multi- stakeholder Advisory Group (AMAG) participated in the 4th Arab Internet Governance Forum (IGF) which was held in Beirut, December 16 – 18, 2015.

The Forum, which was organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and the League of Arab States (LAS) and hosted by Ogero this year under the patronage of the Lebanese Telecommunications Ministry, aimed at discussing public policy issues pertaining to the Internet, Access, Security and Human and Social Dimensions, with its overarching theme “Internet Economy for Sustainable Development”.

Mr. Shaban gave a brief about Internet Governance Ecosystem, its definition, stakeholder groups and key themes. 

Commenting on his participation, Mr. Shaban said: “The Arab MAG sets a good example on how all stakeholders work together: governments, international organizations, private sector, civil society, academia and technical community in an open spirit and in a productive manner taking into consideration the concerns of all parties for the benefit of all Internet users at large.”

During the Forum and specifically in the IPv6 workshop, Ms. Majd Farahat, Executive Director of TAG-Cloud introduced the experience of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization in the deployment of the next protocol of the Internet – IPv6. 

It is worth mentioning that Mr. Shaban has been selected by ESCWA and the League of Arab States to be the chair of the Arab Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) for 2015. He also served as the first Vice-chair of the Arab IGF Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group in 2014. He has been a member of the Advisory Group since 2011. Mr. Shaban has a wide-ranging experience in the field of Internet Governance and related public policy, good knowledge of the outputs of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Geneva 2003 and Tunis 2005, and knowledge of the global IGF process mechanisms.




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