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Internet Governance Civil Society Coordination Group (CSCG)

The role of CSCG is to ensure a co-ordinated civil society response and conduit when it comes to making civil society appointments to outside bodies.

 

Disappointment with lack of CS MAG appointments

Mar 3, 2016 letter to IGF.

CSCG MEMBERS

Internet Governance Caucus (IGC)

Our vision is that Internet governance should be inclusive, people centered and development oriented. Our contributions to the various forums relevant to Internet governance, will strive to ensure an information society which better enables equal opportunity and freedom for all. The current representatives are Arsène Tungali and Wisdom Donkor.

Best Bits

Best Bits is a civil society network on Internet governance and Internet rights. It offers an open space where each group can present and advocate for the initiatives that they believe offer the best positive agenda for advancing broadly shared civil society interests in Internet governance. The current representatives are Sheetal Kumar and Poncelet Ileleji.

JNC

The Just Net Coalition (JNC) is a global network of civil society actors committed to an open, free, just and equitable Internet. Founded in February 2014, the coalition engages on topics of the Internet and its governance, with the goal to promote democracy, human rights and social justice. The current representatives are Norbert Bollow and Parminder Jeet Singh.

NCSG

The purpose of the Non Commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG) is to represent, through its elected representatives and its Constituencies, the interests and concerns of noncommercial registrants and noncommercial Internet users of generic Top-level Domains (gTLDs). The current representatives are David Cake and Robin Gross.

APC

For those of us who have access to it, the internet has become an essential part of our daily information and communication needs. However millions of people still do not have affordable, reliable or sufficient connectivity. APC believes the internet is a global public good. Founded in 1990, we are an international network and non-profit organisation that wants everyone to have access to a free and open internet to improve our lives and create a more just world. The current representatives are Chat Garcia Ramilo and Valentina Pellizzer.

CSCG Chairperson team

CSCG is currently chaired by Analía Aspis and Richard Hill, who serve as equal Co-chairs.

About Us

The Civil Society Coordination Group (CSCG) exists solely to ensure a coordinated civil society response and conduit when it comes to making civil society appointments to outside bodies. It comprises representatives of the coalition members of the Best Bits, Association for Progressive Communications, Internet Governance Caucus, Just Net Coalition, and Non-Commercial Stakeholders Group of ICANN.

CSCG is currently chaired by Analía Aspis and Richard Hill, who serve as equal Co-chairs.

The CSCG has co-operated with such bodies as international Telecomunication Union, WSIS+10, UNDESA, Internet Governance Forum, CSTD Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation, Netmundial Conference and Intiative and 1Net Initiative to nominate a diverse range of civil society members as speakers and members of committees and working groups

Old Announcements and Official Correspondence

2017 Appointments for the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) for the Internet Governance Forum CSCG Endorsements of high level track facilitators for the 2017 WSIS Forum 2016 Appointment of CSCG Chairpersons 2016 Planning Retreat for the Internet Governance Forum 2016 CSCG Working Group 2016 WSIS Forum: High Level Track Facilitators 2016 Appointments for the CSTD WG on Enhanced Cooperation 2016 Appointments for the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) for the Internet Governance Forum 2015 CSCG Chair Appointment 2015 WSIS+10 Review 2015 Coordination Council of the Netmundial Initiative (NMI) 2015 Appointments for the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) for the Internet Governance Forum 2014 IGF Civil Society Speakers for the Closing ceremony 2014 CSCG Chair Appointment and Addition of CSCG Members 2014 NETmundial Committee Appointments 2013 /1net Steering Committee 2013 Civil Society Representatives for the "Panel on the Future of Global Internet Cooperation"