Glad to see best practice forum efforts taking off last year at the IGF in Turkey.
Although it is hard to imagine I used the strong word trust, in retrospective, people coming to the IGF are coming to learn how to work together - probably only one of 3 ingredients of trust as a social capital.
I said the following in 2013:
D. MILOSHEVIC: My name is Desiree Miloshevic. This is my eighth IGF, and they have all been very different, and I am very proud that I have been able to come to all of them so far. And I think I agree with some of what’s been said previously, that we have a great community here. There’s a lot of trust that is being built within this platform. But I think more importantly, it is important to say that it has been a very inspirational platform for a lot of academics, and events that have been organised as pre events to the IGF. And further outreach should be done to the academic community to come and harness all the rich discussions that we have had in many workshops and public policy debates. One thing that I do remember from the main session on the access and diversity, when we discussed WSIS 10 plus and the millennium digital goal of the MDGs was the fact that best practices are needed. And before I forget, go back home, I’d like to say that it might be a good suggestion to have some of the organisations like the Internet Society, Diplo, and so on to come up with a half a day or a suggestion how to better deal with sharing of best practices among stakeholders at regional and national levels. Lastly, this has proved it has been an inspirational platform; we now have this Brazil meeting as an additive process to the IGF, so thank you for working on that."