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Published 14.03.19

IGF 2019 Call for Workshop Proposals

IGF Internet Governance Forum

The call to submit workshop proposals for the IGF 2019 is open to all stakeholders till 12 April 2019 23:59 UTC. at: https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2019-call-for-workshop-proposals-0.

Internet governance is the development and application by governments, the private sector and civil society of shared principles, norms, rules, decision-making procedures, and programmes that shape the evolution and use of the Internet. The Internet Governance Forum - IGF is an annual open conference, initiated by the United Nations in 2006. Following a Multistakeholder advisory group meeting, three thematic areas were set on the agenda for workshop proposals, namely:

  1. data governance,

  2. digital inclusion, and finally

  3. security, safety, stability and resilience.

The short narratives developed on each should be used as guidance. Proposals may be tagged with one or more key terms falling under the themes and selectable within the workshop form, with an additional 'write-in' option available. In addition, a number of illustrative policy questions have been provided for each theme, bearing in mind these are examples only and that proposers are encouraged to put forward their own questions. Diversity of viewpoint as well as inclusion of marginalised groups and youth are particularly encouraged in the application.

The priority areas were arrived at based on contributions from 2018 IGF activities, the annual IGF stocktaking process, and the ‘Call for Issues’ for the 2019 programme. These were open to everyone and more than 300 submissions were received in the Call for Issues alone. These processes formed the basis of the MAG’s discussions and ensured that the programme topics are those that the global community deemed most critical and timely to Internet governance stakeholders and societies at large.

Further information

www.intgovforum.org/multilingual...