Kuwait 2014

Middle East and Adjoining Countries School on Internet Governance (MEACSIG)

May 25-29, 2014
Holiday Inn Downtown Kuwait
Kuwait City, Kuwait

As part of the ICANN Middle East Strategy devised by the Middle East Strategy Working Group (MESWG), ICANN aims to develop and sponsor outreach programs and initiatives in partnership with national and regional stakeholders in order to stimulate the regional Internet community and ensure effective participation in regional and global Internet Governance fora.

To that end, ICANN through MESWG’s Task Force on Capacity Building and Awareness (TF-CBA) organized the Middle East and Adjoining Countries School on Internet Governance (MEAC-SIG) 2014. This annual five-day event was comprised of focused sessions tailored to fit the region’s needs. These sessions covered a broad range of issues from technical to policy aspects of Internet Governance.

The MEAC-SIG helps individuals from the MEAC region to better understand the global and regional Internet Governance issues, settings and processes while gaining access to comprehensive and structured knowledge on the various aspects of Internet Governance, and the actors, issues and settings surrounding it.

The MEAC-SIG  offers a 5-day intensive learning course spanning five tracks. The course covers the political, legal, economic, socio-cultural, technological and other dimensions of the Internet Governance within the context of the MEAC regional imperatives. The program carries practical oriented workshops, roundtables and case presentations.


For further reading, folks were encouraged to read content found at the following links:

  • An Introduction to Internet Governance by Jovan Kurbalija (AR | EN)
  • Governing the Internet by Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (EN)
  • ICANN Handouts (EN)


The agenda for the event can be found here.


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