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A. Multistakeholder Role Play Class

Role Play: Class Description 


    1. Overview
    2. Themes
    3. Schedule
    4. Group formation
    5. Process
    6. Presentation

1. Overview

The Role Play segment of APSIG is a participatory methodology through which Internet Governance issues that are of importance to the region are identified by the participants and presented to the larger group. Role Play will be a group-based activity (with each participant joining one of 3-4 groups (stakeholders) depending on the total number of participants). The broad theme(s) for Role Play will be presented to the audience early on in the process, and each group will be assigned one set of topics based on the theme. The groups will work over the next several days (N-1 where N may be between 2 and 4), and make their final presentation on Day N.

There are two kinds of the (multistakeholder) role play classes; Advanced and Introductory.  The former role play class is designed for Internet governance leaders, and the latter role play class is for beginners where
local and regional SIG organizers share their practice through doing the role play class for beginners among them.

2. Themes

The theme of the role play class may be defined well in advance.

3. Schedule

Role Play will be spread over several sessions during APSIG, as indicated in Table 1:

Table 1: Role Play Sessions




Group Formation & Theme Adoption     

Day 0

Group and Inter-Group Work

Day 1 ~ N-1

Related Class(es)

Final Presentation & Discussion

Day N

 Remark: The role play sessions may consist of two or more 90-minutes sessions in addition to the Day 0 with short session.

4. Group (Stakeholder) formation

It is suggested that groups formed are a good mix (from gender, background, country etc). It is expected that the total number of participants are sufficient for 3-4 groups.

5. Process

Groups are at liberty to work on their topics during any time available to them. Severa slots in particular will be allocted for inter-group debate. 

6. Final Presentation

After discussions, groups are to capture their outcomes as a presentation. Each group will have about 20 minutes for a presentation and another 10 minutes for interactions. The presentations will be put up online as part of the course material.

7. Coordinators, Editors, and Moderators
We will have the following appointmens;
   - Role Play Coordination Group (Chair/Satish Babu, Members/Fahd Batayneh and Kelvin Wong)
   - Chief Editor and Sub-editor for each stakeholder
   - Moderator of each session

8. Issue List


Remark: Please refer 2016 Role Play Class - on 2016 APSIG Role Play Group

                 Fahd Bateyneh, Role Play Concept, MEAC-SIG, 2016.
                 Kilnam Chon, The Other Billion, Techfest, Mumbai, 2015.
                 Shruti Dhapola, Decoding Net Neutrality, Financial Express, India, 2015.4.2
                 Digital India,
                 Facebook &, Free Basics: India - Temporary Ban, Eygpt - Shutdown, Debate, 2015~2016. [
                 FaceBook, Newspaper advertisements in India, 2015.12; 12345
                 Mahesh Uppal, Some media references to Mahesh Uppal on net, Tag Archive, India, 2015.                
                   Mahesh Uppal, Free BasicsTRAI - Net Neutrality Where the challenge is scarcely, not competition Tailor NN to suite Indian market
                                                 What to do about NN?, 2015.
                   Mahesh Uppal, Mandating US-Style Network Neutrality Makes Little Sense For India, Huffington Post, India, 2016.5.28.