09 Nov Internet Governance Forum Village 2020
09 Nov, 2020
The Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is hosted online during 9-17 November, by the United Nations under the overarching theme Internet for human resilience and solidarity. The programme develops around the four main thematic tracks:
The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a global multi-stakeholder platform that facilitates discussions on public policy issues pertaining to Internet governance. The IGF was one of the most important outcomes of the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) that mandated the United Nations Secretary-General to formally convene the Forum.
Institutionally, the IGF is supported by the IGF Secretariat, administered by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), while the programme of the annual IGF meeting is developed by the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG).
Within IGF’s framework of intersessional work and annual meetings, stakeholders coming from all disciplines (e.g. governments, private sector, civil society and technical communities) and from all parts of the world are discussing public digital policy, networking and exchanging best practices for an open, safer and accessible Internet for all.
The 2020 meeting will be officially opened on 9 November and closed on 17 November. During this 7-day phase, workshops, main sessions, the high-level leader’s track, a parliamentary roundtable, and thematic concluding sessions will be hosted.
ALL DIGITAL participates in this global platform with a virtual booth in the IGF 2020 Online Village. The IGF Village is the meeting space of every IGF. At this year’s fully online IGF, the Village features over 70 organisations (ALL DIGITAL one of them), from all stakeholder and regional groups, ready to showcase their work on different Internet governance issues. Participants can to visit online exhibition spaces (i.e. ‘booths’) for each organisation, approach these organisations, and schedule 1:1 discussions with them.
In the booth, ALL DIGITAL shows its mission, vision and problem statement, and highlights its most important initiatives and activities enhancing digital skills, including ALL DIGITAL Summit, ALL DIGITAL Week, projects, and Digital Competences Manifesto.
This is an important networking opportunity for ALL DIGITAL and its member organizations to engage with leading experts from all parts of the world and to participate in discussions on some of the most pertinent issues on Internet governance.