A global network for scholars of internet governance
33. ...the WGIG recognized that the contribution to the Internet of the academic community is very valuable and constitutes one of its main sources of inspiration, innovation and creativity...[and makes] a permanent and valuable contribution to the stability, security, functioning and evolution of the Internet...[interacting] extensively with and within all stakeholder groups.Responding to this, the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) was initiated in spring 2006 in conjunction with the initial UN Internet Governance Forum. Its four principal objectives are to:
47. The forum should develop partnerships with academic and research institutions to access knowledge resources and expertise on a regular basis. These partnerships should seek to reflect geographic balance and cultural diversity and promote cooperation among all regions.