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SEEDIG 7 Series

Faces of Internet governance in SEE+: intergenerational
| 29 November 2021

Event description

Faces of Internet governance in SEE+ is an intergenerational dialogue with and about people driving change in the Internet governance (IG) field in South-Eastern Europe. For this conversation, we will host pathfinders who started developing the IG ecosystem in the region and beyond and emerging leaders from SEEDIG Youth School alumni who will have to shape its future. By bringing together prominent leaders of two generations, we will have a chance to see the evolution of career development in IG over the decades. The IG field is changing so drastically and so fast that one must permanently learn and explore new career opportunities. We will ask our guests to share how they managed the growing pressure for change and how they feel about the competition in the IG field.

The event is aimed to show the human potential of the South-Eastern European region. During the Internet governance forums, individual contribution to the development of the IG ecosystem is often overlooked by thematic discussions. At the same time, with this dialogue, we want to make a strong focus both on speakers’ success stories and their vision of the future trends in IG. The conversation will focus on how the unique journeys of our guests inform their thinking about the profession, the community development, the solutions they create, and where the industry is going next. Making a difference is always about improving your surrounding and creating opportunities for the development of local communities along with your personal growth. Our guest speakers succeeded in both.

Who should join?

This event is for you if you want to hear from guest speakers and share your story about:

  • What does it take to build a career in the Internet governance (IG) field?
  • Why does community development matter, and whether it should accompany personal professional growth?
  • How can one person make a change in the IG world?
  • What is the future of leadership in IG, and what are the essential skills the leader should possess?
  • How do different generations of Internet governance leaders see the evolution of the Internet, digital policies and their respective roles?

  • Agenda

    Moderator: Marina Bzovii | Executive Director | Moldovan Association of ICT Companies (ATIC)

      ▫️Bogdan Manolea | Executive Director | Association for Technology and Internet - ApTI Romania
    • ▫️Desiree Miloshevic Evans | President of the Board of Directors | Internet Society Serbia, Belgrade Chapter
    • ▫️Veni Markovski | Vice-President, UN Engagement | Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
    • ▫️Andrijana Gavrilović | Digital Policy Researcher | DiploFoundation
    • ▫️Daniel Kalemi | Digital Youth Envoy | International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
    • ▫️Ani Mkrtchyan | Head of Strategic Projects | Digitain