The ubiquitous Internet and its rapid growth have brought both great benefit yet could also trigger detrimental effects for the society. It has become our aim to make our members, from Non Governmental Organizations (NGO) and Not-For-Profit (NFP) Organisations, to private companies and individuals, to be well informed and involved in this development. We do this by:
There are two main initiatives that have become our current focus: The Internet Governance for NGO (in collaboration with NPOC from ICANN) and The Child Online Protection (in collaboration with ITU)
Internet Governance for NGOs [NPOC]
We all very familiar with the .com or .org domain name, however this is about to change with the new generic Top-Level-Domains (gTLDs). This is organized and governed by ICANN. With new gTLDs, it is possible to have other domain name, such as .ngo or .language. This possibility has sparked up intriguing discussions, mainly on the issue of implementation not only for private companies but also for NGOs and not-for-profit organizations.
Together with ICANN Constituency NPOC, we help members to be prepared for this.NPOC and GKPF are collaborating to build knowledgeable, bigger and stronger NGO and NFP communities. This collaboration will allow members to engage with ICANN Community in discussing how the domain name system (DNS) policies impact NFP operations.
NPOC and GKPF are two critical networks to be active globally in order to stay relevant locally. These two networks engage civil society as an equal partner in dialogue with governments and private sector.
Child Online Protection [ITU]
Child Online Protection Initiative (COP) is part of International Telecommunication Union (ITU)'s initiative. ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ICTs). With this initiative, we want to bring about young people that make informed decisions and who use digital technologies in a way that supports their personal development and the socio-economical development of the societies in which they live. The concrete aim is to create generation after generation of ICT capable young people that are ready and able to contribute.
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