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NRI Meeting

Asia Pacific Youth IGF

The 2022 meeting of the Asia Pacific Youth IGF will take place 10-11 September. Participants are welcome to attend in person at the National Library Board in Singapore or online. This year's overarching theme is 'Youth@Crossroads: Trusting in a Common Future With No One Left Behind'.

For more information and updates, please visit: YIGF 2022

Bolivia IGF

This year's meeting of the Bolivia IGF will take place 17-19 November 2022. Proposed sessions include: 

  • Transformación Digital en Bolivia: Luces y sombras
  • Sectores vulnerables y nuevas amenazas en línea
  • La Inteligencia Artificial regulada con inteligencia humana
  • Desafíos de la Gobernanza en Internet en la región
  • Políticas necesarias e innovadoras que permitan avanzar hacia el acceso universal en Bolivia

For more information and updates, please visit: Bolivia IGF 2022

Portugal IGF

The 9th edition of the Portugal IGF will take place on 3 November 2022 at the PT headquarters in the Barra Barra building in Lisbon. This year's overarching theme is, 'All connected. A secure, resilient and sustainable internet’. The programme will focus on connectivity and the protection of human rights; on trust, security and sustainability; in emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, and in the future that is expected for the Portuguese language in the digital age. The event is organized by PT, ANACOM, the National Cybersecurity Center, DECO, the Foundation for Science and Technology, and the Internet Management Committee in Brazil, with the objective of analysing and sharing the different ideas about how the internet should be managed and used.

The event is free, but subject to prior registration, which can be done here.

For more information and updates please visit:

Australia IGF

This year's Australia IGF will be held fully online on 27 and 28 October 2022. The meeting's title is 'More Resilient Together' and discussions will revolve around the following four topics:  

  • Trust and security
  • Internet for a resilient world
  • Inclusion and accessibility
  • Economic growth and development 

For more information and updates please visit: Internet Governance Forum - NetThing

Colombia IGF

Del 2 al 3 de noviembre de 2022 la Mesa Colombiana de Gobernanza de Internet realizará el 9º Foro Colombiano de Gobernanza de Internet. El primer día se realizarán talleres sobre Gobernanza de Internet, dirigido especialmente para los que asisten por primera vez. El segundo día, en el marco del foro se abordarán temas como:

  • Entorno habilitador para el acceso
  • Modelo de múltiples partes interesadas y gobernanza digital
  • Tecnologías digitales emergentes
  • Derechos digitales.

El primer día, 2 de Noviembre se ofrecerán los talleres de:

  • Modelo de Múltiples partes interesadas

  • Seguridad Digital

  • Tratamiento de datos e inteligencia artificial

  • Identidad digital

El Foro será híbrido y tendrá lugar en el Teatro Ripio ubicado en la Calle 34 # 13-28 en la ciudad de Bogotá y a través de la Plataforma Zoom y YouTube.
El evento contará con transmisión en vivo desde el sitio del evento en
Foro de Gobernanza (
El evento contará con interpretación con lenguaje de señas.


The 9th meeting of the Colombia Internet Governance Forum will be held in hybrid form 2-3 November 2022. On the first day there will be workshops on Internet governance, especially for those attending for the first time. On the second day, the forum will address topics such as:

  • Enabling environment for access 
  • Multistakeholder model and digital governance 
  • Emerging digital technologies
  • Digital Rights

On the first day, 2 November, workshops will be offered on:

  • The multistakeholder model
  • Digital security
  • Data processing and artificial intelligence 
  • Digital identity 

The event will place at the Ripio Theatre at Calle 34 # 13-28 in Bogota. It will be streamed live from the event site at: Foro de Gobernanza (

The event will have sign language interpretation. 

Workshop at Finnish IGF: Internet governance going forward

Join us  at Finnish IGF 2022!


Finnish IGF 2022
Internet governance going forward
Thursday 29 September 2022 | 12:00-13:30 UTC

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Almost two decades after the initial World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and the convening of the IGF, much of digital policy and related processes have changed. Many communities felt inspired by the IGF and started their own national and regional IGFs. Among them, EuroDIG, as the regional IGF for Europe, and the Finnish Internet Forum (FIF), have been running their processes for years.

The IGF has been at the centre of the UN Secretary-General’s digital agenda. In his Roadmap for Digital Cooperation, he called for advancing the IGF by introducing the high-level multistakeholder body, recently announced as the IGF Leadership Panel. Calls for changes continue. For example, in the Secretary-General’s Our Common Agenda Report, it is called for the IGF to ‘’adapt, innovate and reform’’ and designing a Global Digital Compact (GDC) was proposed. What are these changes about and what are the areas the GDC will focus on? Would it reflect the contemporary digital policy issues? What does our digital future look like? These questions and more will be discussed during this session.

Russia IGF


The 12th meeting of the Russia IGF will take place on 28-29 September 2022 online. Topics that will be discussed include: development of the Global Digital Compact proposed by the UN Secretary-General, Internet regulation, the role of digital platforms in ensuring the right to access information, censorship, and new technologies in EdTech.  

For more information and updates please visit: RIGF - Home.


Ecuador IGF


This year's meeting of the Ecuador IGF will take place in hybrid format on 26 October 2022. 
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Modalidad: Presencial y Virtual
Lugar: CIEEPI Daniel Hidalgo y 10 de Agosto Quito
Fecha: Miércoles 26 de Octubre de 2022
Horario: 09h00 - 13h00
La 17ª reunión anual del IGF Global será en esta oportunidad en Etiopía en Addis Ababa del 28 de noviembre al 2 de diciembre de 2022 con el tema global de: Internet resiliente para un futuro común, sostenible y compartido.
En Ecuador CON LA AGENDA ADJUNTA, tendremos un evento presencial en el Colegio de Ingenieros Electricos y Electrónicos, CIEEPI, en Quito y Virtual para el resto del país.
Enlace para INSCRIBIRSE al evento virtual:
Luego de la inscripción, recibirá un correo electrónico de confirmación con información para unirse al IGF ECUADOR 2022 por Zoom.
Si estás en Quito te invitamos a participar presencialmente y a compartir un café y un refrigerio con nosotros en el Colegio de Ingenieros Eléctricos y Electrónicos de Pichincha, CIEEPI.

Chad IGF


The sixth annual meeting of the Chad IGF will take place on 10 August 2022 in hybrid form. This year's meeting is titled 'A Resilient and Accessible Internet for All'. Participants are welcome to join in person at the Radisson Blu in N'Djamena. 

For more information and updates, please see:

A live stream of the event will be provided at:

The Zoom registration link is:




This year's UK IGF meeting will be held in hybrid format on 1 November 2022 at Chartered Accountants’ Hall in London. The meeting will be hosted under the overarching theme of Resilient Internet for a Shared Sustainable and Common Future, featuring sessions on encryption, online harms, and digital inequality. 


For more information please see: UK IGF 2022 - UK IGF.




The first ever Youth IGF-USA meeting will be held virtually on 20 July 2022, preceding the IGF-USA main meeting on 21 July 2022. The event aims to give its young participants an overview of Internet Governance and its current challenges, as well as a networking opportunity with other young professions.


For more information and updates please see: Youth IGF-USA 2022 | IGF-USA (


Small Island Developing States IGF


The inaugural meeting of the Small Island Developing States IGF (25-26 August 2022) will be held jointly with this year's virtual Caribbean IGF meeting (24-26 August 2022). The idea for a SIDS IGF was forwarded by the Caribbean Telecommunications Union in 2021 and gained much support given that SIDS worldwide share similar development challenges related to Internet governance. 


For more information and updates please see: 18th Caribbean Internet Governance Forum and Caribbean Youth IGF Workshop in collaboration with Small Island Developing States (SIDS) IGF – Caribbean Telecommunications Union (


Uganda IGF

The 2022 Uganda IGF will take place on 8 November at the Golf Course Hotel in Kampala. The title of this year's meeting is 'A Resilient and United Digital Inclusion for all Ugandans'. 

For more information and updates, please visit: Uganda IGF 2022.

Chad IGF

Chad IGF
The national IGF of Chad will host its annual meeting on 13-14 July 2022 in N'Djamena. The main theme is ''A Resilient and Accessible Internet for All''. For more information, please visit

Youth African IGF

The Youth African IGF is hosted on 18 July 2022 in Lilongwe, Malawi. As part of this meeting, the second capacity development workshop of the IGF Youth Track is hosted (10-11 UTC), details below. 
More information about the African Youth IGF is available here


The second capacity development workshop hosted at the Youth African IGF

18 July 2022 | 10:00-11:00 UTC
Malawi, Lilongwe and online

Digital Transformation for Better Future for All - are we all given the same start chance?
Connectivity as a prerequisite to digital transformation



We are living in a time when each and every aspect of our lives is going through digital transformation, from education and work to communication and entertainment. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted ‎the power and importance of digital technologies. While the physical distancing measures associated with ‎the pandemic have closed schools across the world, disrupted people’s ability to work and forced families ‎and friends to stay apart, the Internet has enabled many to continue their education and jobs and ‎maintain social interaction.‎
However, the increase in the use of online technologies prompted by COVID-19 has exacerbated many ‎digital policy-related issues and has starkly illustrated the widening gap between the connected and ‎unconnected. For example, it has highlighted the importance of issues related to online security and ‎safety, data protection and utilisation, as well as freedoms and rights on the Internet. Even before the ‎pandemic, there was broad recognition of the need to conquer the digital divide, particularly the gender ‎digital divide, as well as online segregation and discrimination of various marginalised groups. These ‎problems have been around ever since the Internet entered our lives, just over 50 years ago, and the ‎complexity and global nature of the issues require the involvement of multiple generations. The ‎youth of today will be tomorrow’s Internet leaders and experts. The sooner we start developing the capacity of today’s youth, the sooner we can start to make progress, across the generations, and create an Internet that benefits all. ‎

About this session
Building on the demand from young people, as well as on the outputs of the last year’s Global Youth Summit and related youth engagement opportunities, the IGF 2022 aims at creating a set of activities to connect youth from around the world among themselves, and also create opportunities for them to network with senior stakeholders, experts in Internet governance. As digital transformation was among the topics of interest to youth, the capacity development activities will also tackle specific issues nested under this broad theme.
As a follow-up to the first capacity development workshop organized at EuroDIG in which digital transformation was unpacked, this workshop will outline the implications connectivity and access have as a prerequisite for digital transformation.


  • 10:00 UTC - Opening and launching a poll
  • 10:10 UTC - High-level overview on the topic: Connectivity and access as a prerequisite of digital transformation
  • 10:20 UTC - Open discussion
  • 10:45 UTC - Summary of key action points 
  • 11:00 UTC - Closing 

Our Digital Future workshop at African IGF

The second capacity development workshop as part of the series of workshops ''Our Digital Future'' will be hosted online and onsite at the African IGF in Lilongwe, Malawi on 19 July 2022 at 16:10 CEST/CAT (14:10 UTC) 

The workshop focuses on ''Principles and policies to build Artificial Intelligence responsibly from research to practice'' and features several expert speakers.

Click here to learn more about the workshop and participate online or onsite! 

The Gambia IGF

The national IGF of The Gambia will host its annual meeting on 14 and 15 June 2022. The meeting will be hosted in a hybrid format . For more information, please visit the following websites:

  • Registration:  
  • Livestream: 
  • Programme:

West African IGF

The West Africa Internet Governance Forum (WAIGF) will be hosted in Accra, Ghana, from the 26-27 May 2022 in a hybrid format. WAIGF 2022 aims to promote Internet Governance issues in West Africa through a multi-stakeholder process. More information is available at

NRIs Meeting V

The fifth planning meeting of collective work of national, sub-regional, regional and youth IGFs (NRIs) will take place online on 25 April 2022 at 13:00 UTC. 


1.    Welcome and introductions – 2 min

2.    Debrief from EGM – 10 min

3.    NRIs Collaborative Sessions: finalizing five topics and planning the next steps – 30 min

4.    NRIs main session: update – 5 min

5.    Other updates from IGF Secretariat and NRIs – 10 min

6.    AoB


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NRIs Meeting V

The fifth planning meeting of the national, regional and youth IGFs willl focus on:

  1. Welcome and introductions
  2. Financial sustainability of the NRIs – 30 min
  3. Review of suggestions for the NRIs coordination session and main session – 15 min
  4. Review of the agenda for the Second IGF 2021 Open Consultations and MAG meeting and briefing package on NRIs for the meeting – 10 min
  5. Update: IGF 2021 at EuroDIG and West African IGF – 5 min
  6. AOB

NRIs Planning Meeting IV

IGF 2021 NRIs Planning Meeting IV

Proposed draft agenda:

1.    Welcome and introductions

2.    NRIs Call for thematic inputs: preliminary results and next steps

3.    IGF 2021 preparatory phase and NRIs engagement

4.    Approving NRIs brochure for briefing of parliaments

5.    How does the NRIs landscape look like for 2021? Update from the Secretariat

6.    AoB

Road to IGF 2021 Webinar: Ethics in Technology and the Internet

While preparing for the 16th IGF in Poland, the IGF 2021 Host Country and Youth IGF of Poland, together with several supporting partners, are hosting a webinar on the topic of ethics on the Internet. More information and the registration are available here…


Live-stream the webinar via 


EuroDIG 2021 will take place from 28-30 June 2021. This includes a Day 0 in which organizations and initiatives can present their work, and engage with the community, followed by two full days of multistakeholder workshops and high-level debates. The Youth Dialogue on Internet Governance (YOUthDIG) will also be hosted on 28 June.

The main EuroDIG's theme is: Into Europe's Digital Decade. More information is available at



The national, regional, subregional and youth IGF initiatives (NRIs) are autonomous IGF-like processes organised in 134 countries and regions. Collectively, the NRIs work throughout the year on bringing national and regional specificities on Internet governance to global Internet governance ecosystem.

Join the open meeting with the NRIs and contribute with your ideas on how to strengthen the stakeholder engagement across all NRIs, especially with governments and legislators, as well as how to support better the youth IGFs. The concept of the NRIs observatory will also be discussed. The IGF Secretariat will facilitate a dialogue in a context of the IGF Mandate and the Secretary-General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation.



16 December 2020 at 14:00 UTC (90 min duration)

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  1. Welcome and Introduction (5 min)
  2. Overview of NRIs activities in 2020: NRIs growth and substantive focus (5 min)
  3. Youth IGFs throughout 2020 and plans for 2021 (15 min)
  4. NRIs in the context of the IGF Mandate and the Secretary-General's Roadmap for Digital Cooperation
    • Role of the NRIs in the IGF Plus model (15 min)
    • NRIs engagement with governments (15 min)
    • NRIs engagement with parliamentarians (15 min)
    • NRIs observatory and other forms of supporting NRIs visibility (15 min)
  5.  AoB (Accessibility Survey) (5 min)


The IGF-USA 2019 will be held on July 25, 2019 in Washington, DC. It will address some of the most pressing issues facing the Internet through multistakeholder and interdisciplinary dialogue. For more information, visit:

NRIs Meeting V


1.      Welcome and Introductions

2.      Feedback to the 2nd IGF2018 Open Consultations and MAG Meeting

3.      Next steps: NRIs Main Session

4.      Nest Steps: NRIs Collaborative Sessions

5.      NRIs collaboration with BPF on AI, Big Data and IoT

6.      Reminder to NRIs-BPF on Cybersecurity Call (17 July)

7.      AoB

NRIs Virtual Meeting IV

The NRIs Virtual Meeting IV

- The meeting agenda should focus on the NRIs participation at the IGF 2018 annual meeting (main/joint session; collaborative sessions; with brief reflection to coordination session and booth).

- The NRIs Focal Point will quickly brief about her participation at the 11th EuroDIG meeting, and update on the status of the 2nd NRIs Publication.

- Link to register for the meeting is HERE.

NRIs Meeting II

Provisional agenda for the meeting is:

1.     Introductions

2.     IGF2018 1st Open Consultations&MAG Meeting: NRIs reflections (IGF Secretariat’s summary report to the NRIs) + Q&A

3.     NRIs mailing list: potentially creating new mailing list and a set of guidelines

4.     NRIs Joint/Main Session: submitting inputs to determine topic

5.     Status of the NRIs 2nd Publication (Secretariat’s update)

6.     NRIs updates

7.     AoB