|IGF 2012 Workshop Proposal :: (No: 80) STEADY STEPS FOSS AND THE MDG’s|
IGF Theme(s) for workshop: Internet Governance for Development [IG4D] cross cutting priority
Main theme question address by workshop: IG4D Thematic Cluster 2 « Enabling Environment » Question 1: What does it take to attract investment in infrastructure
Concise description of the proposed workshop:
This workshop will address some key areas, where Free and open source software has made a milestone, in the last few years to fulfill the Millennium development goal, across the globe.
The Panelists will give practical presentations/projects on Free and Open Ssource Software, that has changed the face of :
2. Secondly we will look at how FOSS is bridging the digital divide, existing between the different age groups more especially the Youth, Women, between the different social circles/media , inclusion of person’s with disabilities.etc, through partnerships and rural deployment of FOSS. We will have the privilege to look at initiative(s), in Brazil .
Background Paper: Background Paper for the FOSS workshop.pdf
Name of the organiser(s) of the workshop and their affiliation to various stakeholder groups:
Have you, or any of your co-organisers, organised an IGF workshop before?: Yes
Please provide link(s) to workshop(s) or report(s):
Provide the names and affiliations of the panellists you are planning to invite:
Name of Remote Moderator(s):
Ms. Judy Okite, FOSSFA