Nepal School of Internet Governance (npSIG) is a multi-stakeholder initiative jointly led by Internet Society Nepal (ISOC Nepal) and Forum for Digital Equality (FDE) in association with Department of Information (DOIT), Nepal Telecommunication Authority, ISPAN, CAN Federation, SICT, CIT and nPIX to enhance the capacity of young people on the Internet Governance issues and equip them so that they can participate and contribute at higher level of the Internet Governance process.
NPCG 2018 is going to held on this January 19 and 20 at Information Communication Center located at engineering institute Pulchowk, Lalitpur. The great celebration and preparation of this Event has been done. Under this event, the platform is for the discussion on Internet Government. Internet Society Nepal Chapter with the collaboration of and Digital equality Forum the Event is going to organized where the related and selected stakeholders group can participate. The discussion with Event Committee Coordinator Advocate Baburam Aryal, Program Director of Forum for Digital Equality has presented.
Nepal School of Internet Governance (NPCG) is going to held on Jan 19 & 20.
What is the program going to perform ?
The program has mainly focused for the youth generation. Basically this program is going to held for the capacity development of participator who are interested on Internet Governance Case and Internet Governance meeting. But, In Nepal, Internet Governance is not popular for all youth so we have to focus for Mid level. The program on the internet governance use, develop, and management is rarely organized on Nation. Can NPCG create a effective result on this?
Internet Governance Forum, the conference was held at Hyderabad on 2008. An informal discussion had made by Internet society Nepal Chapter and Forum for Digital Equality just before one month of that conference. The discussion was for the enlistment of the Communication technology. Then after, a decade at 2017, the discussion is held with the collaboration of Internet Society Nepal, Forum for Digital Equality and other government institute like NTA, ISPAN etc. The other important fact is this program is held by different government agencies. That’s why Nepal School Internet Governance, Internet Society Nepal, Forum for Digital Equality, different government agency, media, Business communist, Technical Community are also included. So, I hope this will play important role on Internet Governance Case.
What will be type of discussion held on?
I have also participated on Global Internet Governance held recently. The important subject of this was ‘access as a right.’ The more complaint was on the no access on internet technology. According to Broadband “, Not more than 15% Nepalese are using internet.” The quarterly report of Nepal telecom has shown that more than 60% are using internet. But its only general accesses not a meaning access. Internet Governance is one of the most important themes nowadays. Internet is becoming our life day by day. So, this program is mainly organized for the focus discussion of the internet and its management. World Summit on Information Society had held conference in 2003 and 2005 at Geneva and Tunisia. This conference had defined Internet Governance. Then after, with the initiation of UN, different program had been held world widely which is platform for the discussion of the internet governance and internet management related topics like rules and regulation, promotion, technical development, and so on. Recently, Interne governance is making its area on National Level Regional Forum. So, this type program is organizing on Nepal. Nepal has operated Nepal IGF (Nepal Internet Governance Forum) on 2017.The main theme of this event is to develop the capability on internet governance. So, access is the major issue of the program. Under this event, along with Internet different question like what is internet, why internet is expensive or cheap, issue on consumers, internet control, internet core value, architecture, we are discussing on internet governance and make it useful too. The basic discussion will be on inclusive internet, Data privacy, crypto currency, block chain, internet of things, artificial intelligent and so on and also their effects on internet governance.
Which are stakeholders going to participate?
Internet governance forum global has recognized 5 stakeholders as government, Business Communityt, Technical Community, Media community, and Civil Society. Last year we have program on 7 stakeholders done by Nepal IGF 2017 including academia and end users. Internet is choice for End users. Now, we are trying to participate all 7 stakeholders on NPCG.