I think the 2017s topic reflected the rising importance of the National and Regional Initiatives of Internet Governance. To know what is happening around the world about this topic and what is the real impact from the perspective of civil society organisations is neccesary to understand where the Internet Governance is going and what is the future of this technology.
The project is a great source of knowledge on different country perspectives on similar themes. I rely on GISWatch for research that I do on gender issues as it provides research on topical issues.The report development process provides a structure that authors can follow but still allows them to be flexible in their write up.
- Chenai Chair, Research ICT Africa, South Africa - GISWatch author
The report brings the discussion on those themes to the local grassroots, policy and government officials who might not have a culture of community input or multistakholderims