Workshop on Internet Governance

SEECS - NUST is organizing a workshop on "Internet Governance" on Wednesday, 15th April 2015 at SEECS Seminar hall from 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Internet governance is the development and application by all stakeholders in their respective roles, of shared principles, norms, rules, decision-making procedures, and programs that shape the evolution and use of the Internet. It consists of several key pillars; called “Baskets”, such as Access, Openness, Critical Internet Resources, Human Rights and Privacy, Security and others.

In today’s world, more than 3 billion inhabitants access the Internet for information, and understanding the governance of this large network and contributing to its development is crucial to its evolvement. By the year 2020, the number of Internet users is expected to grow to 5 billion, and so the dynamics of Internet Governance might change.

The 2-hour interactive lecture will define Internet Governance, Introduce the Key Stakeholders, shed some light on the key baskets of Internet Governance, and explore that various “I* Organizations” that are involved in Internet Governance.


The workshop will be delivered by Mr. Fahd Batayneh from ICANN

Fahd joined ICANN in October 2013. Prior to ICANN, he held several positions within Jordan's National IT Center (NITC) last of which was managing both the ccTLD and IDN ccTLD of Jordan. Fahd has attended ICANN meetings on regular basis since 2008, and was active in several working groups. Other than his day job with the government of Jordan, Fahd has provided many consultancies related to Internet Governance, New gTLDs, and Internet Policy Development. He holds a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering with honors, and an MBA. Fahd is based in Amman, Jordan.

Date and time:

15th April 2015, 3:00 – 5:00 pm


Seminar Hall, SEECS – NUST H-12, Islamabad.

Target Audience:

The workshop is aimed for SEECS students, staff and faculty. In general all interested in internet governance are welcome to attend.


Dr. Rizwan Ahmad [Email:]