Internet Collaborative Stewardship Framework
A framework for tackling the challenges – political, technical, operational, and social – facing the Internet
To understand the difficult issues that impact, or are impacted by, the global Internet, it is useful to think of them in terms of how broadly the issues themselves and the approaches to address issues are understood and agreed upon. Successfully dealing with all important aspects often requires spanning several, sometimes not-well connected areas of technology, policy and development. This implies that a variety of stakeholders—people, communities, and organizations—need to buy into solutions and act in concert – to ensure collaborative stewardship of the Internet.
In fact, some of the difficulties encountered when dealing with past issues arose because of the lack of understanding about the problem, incomplete agreement about the steps required to address it, or insufficient buy-in by the stakeholders that needed to act or were significantly impacted. Hence, a framework to help define the current state of challenges or issues and suggest a way forward for addressing them.