The first annual meeting of Arab IGF was held in Kuwait 9-11 October 2012, hosted by KITS, with ~300 participants from 18 countries, with seven main sessions and 13 independently-organized workshops.

Main Session 1: ‘An Access to Content’ or ‘A Content to Access’?
Session Coordinator: Mr. Charles Shaban, TAG

Panelists:
• Yousif Nuseir, ICT Expert
• Imad Hoballah, Chairman, TRA Lebanon
• Ayman Sherbini, ESCWA
• Bashar Abdel Hadi, KuwaitNet
• Anas Tawileh, IT Expert, Detecon International
• Fahd A. Batayneh, .jo ccTLD
• Hosein Badran, Cisco Egypt

Main Session 2: Internet openness, Freedom of expression and content
Session Coordinator: Ms. Hanane Boujemi, Hivos

Chairman: H.E. Ghazi Al-Aridi Minister of public works, Lebanon

Panelists:

  • Waheed Al-Barghouthi, the founder & CEO of Dakwak
  • Waleed Al–Saqaf, Lecturer in Media and Communications, Orebro University, Sweden
  • Haidar Farhat, ESCWA
  • Said Essaoulem, Chairman, Arab Freedom of Information Network
  • Adel Al-Senn, Consultant, Arab Administrative Development Organization

Main Session 3: Critical Internet Resources
Session Coordinators: Mr. Hisham Ibrahem, AfriNIC & Mr. Baher Esmat, ICANN

Panelists:

• Paul Rendek, Ripe NCC
• Osama Al Dosary – MENOG Chairman
• Hosein Badra, Internet Masr (NGO)
• Fahad Al Shirawi, CCIX
• Salam Yamout, PCM, Lebanon

Main Session 4: Security and Privacy
Session Coordinator: Mr. Adel Abdel-Sadek, Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies (ACPSS)

Panelists:
• Aboul Ella Hassanien, professor, Faculty of Computer and Information, Cairo University
• Ahmed Kilany, Arab Center for Cyberspace Research (ACCR)
• A’allan Ghazi, Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology, Palestine
• Hosein Badran, Cisco
• Fadel Albadrani, Baghdad University
• Fadi Salsa, Chief Operating Officer at IT Security C&T

Main Session 5: Youth
Session Coordinator: Mr. Abdullah Al-Shaher

CONTACT US

We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Sending

Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?