3The Tunis Agenda has a strong development focus. It raises questions related to access to the Internet (para 72(e)) as well as to developing country participation in Internet Governance mechanisms (para 72 (f)). It also emphasizes that the IGF needs “to contribute to capacity-building for Internet Governance in developing countries, drawing fully on local sources of knowledge and expertise” (para 72 (h)).
(a)How should the IGF approach access issues (“availability and affordability of the Internet”)?
Activities promoting the development of the Internet in developing countries should not be run separately from other development activities in such countries, but form an integral part. So on this issue, the IGF should closely collaborate with existing (UN and non-UN) institutions
(b)Para 72 (f) indicates that special measures ought to be taken to facilitate developing country participation in the IGF itself. What should be done?
Multi-lingual documentation and translation ofcourse, furthermore the IGF should have funds to support participation of developing countries
(c) What should be the focus of capacity-building initiatives?