The Internet is a fundamental component of economic, social, and political life around the world. It currently connects more than three billion people, and it is estimated that 50 billion devices will be connected to the Internet by 2020. The stable and flexible functioning of the Internet is becoming increasingly important for developed, emerging, and developing countries and their citizens.
The governance of internet ecosystem has long been the concern of a selected group of stakeholders. But the number of interested parties, both state and non-state stakeholders, is increasing as global connectivity spreads.
Internet Governance is a contested topic, where the Pakistan School on Internet Governance (pkSIG) will try to offer understanding, framing, and outlining actions to be taken in the current Internet governance environment. It will offer potential governance scenarios and analyse its international, regional, and national political, economic, and technical implications.
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Pakistan School on Internet Governance (pkSIG) intends to serve participants from around the country through professional courses on the topic of Internet Governance. Additionally, building some expertise through the alumni of this school. The target is capacity building of Internet Governance leaders (organizers and speakers) who will then lead IG related discussions at national and regional level.
The pkSIG aims to help individuals from Pakistan to better understand the global and regional Internet Governance issues, settings, and processes, while gaining access to comprehensive and structured knowledge on various aspects of Internet Governance, and the actors, issues and settings surrounding it.