SEEDIG 7 Series
SEE brain netting: How to build more inclusive and
efficient Internet governance? | 15 October 2021
Lack of substantive progress in developing partnerships between all stakeholders in the Internet governance (IG) ecosystem inevitably leads to burnout of volunteers. IGFs are in massive need of refreshing their communities and getting more substantial implementation support for the outcomes of their discussions. Therefore, the event aims to map the SEE experience in multiplying the multistakeholder Internet governance model with a view to country-specific context and challenges. We will also host colleagues from other regions to hear about their experiences and best practices.
Who should attend?
15:00–15:20 CEST | From IG past to IG future: achievements and challenges of global and regional IGF initiatives
- ▫️Anja Gengo | UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Secretariat
- ▫️Jennifer Chung | Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) Secretariat
- ▫️Sandra Hoferichter | European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG)
- ▫️Olga Kyryliuk | South Eastern European Dialogue on Internet Governance (SEEDIG)
15:20–15:40 CEST | Case studies from national IGF initiatives in the SEE+ and beyond
- ▫️Mattia Fantinati | Italy IGF
- ▫️Andres Tarto | Estonia IGF
- ▫️Harimino Rakotondrainibe | IGF Madagascar
- ▫️Ilona Stadnik | Russian IGF
- ▫️Charalampos Kyritsis | IGF Greece
15:40–16:10 CEST | Facilitated brainstorming in breakout groups
1. What makes your IGF initiative exceptional compared to others? What would you advise colleagues to try as a best practice?
2. What are your three biggest satisfactions and frustrations since you got engaged in a national/regional IGF?
3. What could we do differently to move forward and achieve better efficiency of IGF initiatives?
16:10–16:20 CEST | Presenting and summarising key takeaways in the main room
16:20–17:00 CEST | Capacity-building workshop on strengthening regional and inter-regional cooperation between IGF initiatives
▫️Rinalia Abdul Rahim | Internet Society (ISOC)
United Nations Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum
The overall coordination and support to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and its Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) is provided by the IGF Secretariat, which resides at the UN Office in Geneva. In UN terms, the IGF Secretariat is an extra-budgetary project financed through voluntary contributions from the multistakeholder community. Its terms of reference are laid out in its project document.