Internet Management Committee in Brazil (CGI.br)
The Internet Management Committee in Brazil (CGI.br) was created in 1995 by a joint ordinance of the then State Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Communications. CGI.br works as an Internet governance body in Brazil whose main responsibilities are the implementation of proposals for rules and procedures regarding the regulation of Internet activities; the coordination for assigning web addresses and Internet protocols (IPs) and the registration of names and domains using the .br domain; the recommendation of standards and technical procedures for the operation of the Internet in Brazil; and the promotion of studies and technical standards for security in the country, among other objectives. It has 21 members, twelve members from civil society, including representatives of the tertiary sector, the academic community, the business sector and a representative of knowledge in Internet affairs; and nine members of the government. The Committee holds monthly, thematic meetings to coordinate its activities. The members of the government are appointed to their respective bodies, while the members of civil society are elected for deliberate triennial mandates in an electoral college, composed of representative entities of each sector within the CGI.br realm. The rules of choice are determined by interministerial ordinance.
Formalization: is the innovation embedded in the constitution or legislation, in an administrative act, or not formalized at all?
Frequency: how often does the innovation take place: only once, sporadically, or is it permanent or regular?
Mode of Selection of Participants: is the innovation open to all participants, access is restricted to some kind of condition, or both methods apply?
Type of participants: those who participate are individual citizens, civil society organizations, private stakeholders or a combination of those?
Decisiveness: does the innovation takes binding, non-binding or no decision at all?
Co-governance: is there involvement of the government in the process or not?
- only backed by a governmental program or policy
- Mode of selection of participants
- Type of participants
- Civil Society Private stakeholders
- Democratic innovation yields a non-binding decision