“Towards an Enabling Internet Access Environment”

The Internet Society, in collaboration with New Delhi based Digital Empowerment Foundation will organize the ISOC’s South Asia Regional conference ‘INET Delhi 2009’, in New Delhi on September 17, 2009. The conference, part of the Internet Society's INET series of regional conferences, will be focused on “ An Enabling Internet Access Environment in South Asia with a critical focus on Inclusive Development through the Internet”.

INET, Delhi will bring together regional and international policy and technical experts, government, network operators, the private sector and the user community to discuss and deliberate the current state of play of the Internet access environment in the region.

About INET
Since 1994, the Internet Society has organized INET conferences around the world. Originally staged as annual global conferences, over time ISOC has refined their focus, targeting the specific needs of previously underserved regions. Today, the Internet Society holds multiple INETS each year, each with a unique regional focus and a selection of topics most relevant to the communities involved. 

INET Delhi 2009 Provisional Agenda
INET 2009 is structured into the following Themes:
Internet for Development
Decentralisation of the Internet & Citizen Advantage
Building National Internet Infrastructure
An Enabling Technology Framework
Managing the Internet as a Development Resource
Internet Governance and Regulation

The Internet Society (ISOC) is a nonprofit organisation founded in 1992 to provide leadership in Internet related standards, education, and policy. With offices in Washington D.C., USA, and Geneva, Switzerland, it is dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution and use of the Internet for the benefit of people throughout the world.

Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) is a New Delhi (India) not-for-profit ICTD entity to provide key ICTD knowledge solutions including digital technology and content in meeting key development objectives in India and South Asia.

Invitation for INET Delhi 2009
INET Delhi 2009 looks forward to active involvement and participation of key stakeholders from academics, government, civil society and private entities having stake in   Internet promotion for inclusive development. Participation is sought from all South Asian countries and non-SAARC countries and entities.