December 27, 2017


SEEDIG’s relations with the global Internet Governance Forum (IGF)


There are several ways in which SEEDIG contributes to the global IGF process.


Submission of annual meeting reports 

  • including messages from SEEDIG sessions, as contributions from the SEE community


Participation in annual IGF meetings

In 2016, for example, SEEDIG held a side-event in the context of the 11th IGF meeting. It was also involved in the preparation of the main session dedicated to national and regional IGF initiatives (NRIs), and it participated in this session with messages from SEEDIG 2016.

In 2017, SEEDIG co-organised an NRIs collaborative session on Internationalised Domain Names, participated in the NRIs main session on rights in the digital world, and held an information community meeting, among others. See more details about SEEDIG@IGF 2017.


Contribution to IGF intersessional activities 

To the extent possible, SEEDIG responds to calls for contributions to IGF intersessional activities. In 2016, for example, it provided input into phase II of the intersessional project ‘Policy options for connecting and enabling the next billion(s)’.

SEEDIG also participates in regular NRIs online meetings, organised by the IGF Secretariat.


  SEEDIG @ IGF 2017