The Internet Governance Forum first open consultation meeting was held in Geneva in the period from 23 to 24 February to discuss the preparations for the fourth IGF meeting, scheduled in Sharm el Sheikh in November 2009. The open consultation meeting was followed by the Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group Meeting on 25th and 26th.
The February Open Consultation meeting is the first in a series of meetings that will be held throughout the year to discuss the agenda for the Sharm meeting, the nominated speakers and will probe into the different stakeholders' opinions.
The meetings will also shed light on the role of Egypt as a host country before and during Sharm meeting and the form of the sessions and the parallel workshops. Meeting will also tackle possibilities of remote participation in the meeting through the Internet.
A delegation of National Telecom Regulatory Authority experts was taking part in the meetings to showcase the Egyptian vision, suggestions and recommendations.
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