Working Areas

GKPF is pro-actively creating and implementing win/win situations that respond to the specific needs of the membership organizations. GKPF supports development practitioners and organizations directly by: Facilitating peer-to-peer dialogue on issues and themes at regional and global level; help establish members’ linkages for program/campaign specific partnerships. It influences, leverage's and creates synergies between members’ activities; facilitates linkages for mobilizing resources on their specific projects, programs or policy related work – while building coherence in strategies common to all members.Below is the list of key competences that we do.

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Civil Society Participation and Engagement

Civil Society’s future is at stake in Internet governance today. The Internet is changing in ways that will have a major impact on Civil Society and its NGOs. The immediate change will come from the decision of the US Government to hand over the oversight and accountability over the Internet’s Domain Name System (DNS), the IANA Functions, to a yet unbuilt multi stakeholder process. The future of the Internet will depend on this new structure. NGOs are currently not sufficiently represented and engaged in Internet governance to either protect or to advance civil society stakeholder interests. Civil Society’s influence and role determining the future of the Internet depend on how effective it engages with ongoing Internet governance processes.

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World Summit on Information Society (WSIS)

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) is a unique two-phase United Nations (UN) summit that was initiated in order to create an evolving multi- stakeholder platform aimed at addressing the issues raised by information and communication technologies (ICTs) through a structured and inclusive approach at the national, regional and international levels. The goal of WSIS is to achieve a common vision, desire and commitment to build a people-centric, inclusive and development-oriented Information Society where everyone can create, access, utilize and share information.

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Mobile4D

Mobile phone based technologies are becoming more and more significant, not only in well developed countries where they have become an indispensable tool in the daily life of people, but if not even more significant and powerful in developing countries where they have become an important tool for development and social inclusion. The users in developing countries have to rely on their resourcefulness and ingenuity to make mobile technology work for them. This is because despite many development projects that are based on mobile technology, there are no clear connections and links of exchange between those providing mobile technologies and those who use this technology for development and social inclusion. There is a clear need and self interest of all involved to create such a link, as mobile technology providers want to penetrate the markets even deeper, and increase the use of mobile technologies by establishing them as development and social inclusion tools, whilst at the same time being seen as executing their corporate social responsibility obligations.

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Knowledge exchange - Virtual Market of Opportunities (MoO)

Over the last 14 years, GKPF has played a crucial role as the Global Market Place for Development abilities and needs. GKPF enables practitioners and organizations to bring forward and offer their specific goods for all to see. In turn they are able to acquire the goods and abilities that are needed to make themselves stronger and more effective. The trading on this Global Marketplace for Development is done through sharing knowledge, building partnerships and the implementation of joint projects and activities. GKPF acts as market broker and market crier.

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