December 12, 2017

SEEDIG 2017

Third SEEDIG annual meeting

24–25 May 2017 | Ohrid, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Digital development: Turning challenges into opportunities


About the meeting

Host: Agency for Electronic Communications

Local institutional partners: Ministry of Information Society and Administration and Macedonian Academic Research Network (MARnet)

Building on community input, SEEDIG’s third annual meeting was planned as a two-day event. The pre- event day (24 May), had a strong capacity development focus, as it included, among others, sessions dedicated to the SEEDIG Youth School and the SEEDIG Meeting Fellowship Programme, a meeting with IGF initiatives from the region, and the now traditional Introduction to Internet governance session, to set the scene for the discussions that were to follow. The second day focused on Internet-related topics that the community identified as most relevant for discussions.

This year, SEEDIG was held in conjunction with the International Regulatory Conference (IRC) 2017. The event, organised by the Agency for Electronic Communications of The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (also the host for SEEDIG), traditionally attracts electronic communications regulatory authorities and the telecom industry from the region. The decision to organise SEEDIG and the IRC together was taken with the aim to build synergies between the Internet governance and telecom communities and bring them together to discuss topics of common interest. As such, SEEDIG sessions on the afternoon of 24 May and on 25 May were planned as joint sessions, and featured in the programme of both events.

For more details, see:

Event brochure | Programme outline | Ohrid messages | SEEDIG 2017 Annual Report