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National and Regional IGF initiatives (NRIs) are organic and independent formations that are discussing issues pertaining to Internet Governance from the perspective of their respective communities, while acting in accordance with the main principles of the global IGF. 


Organizational principles

 The IGF initiatives are expected to follow the principles and practices of being open, inclusive and non-commercial. They work in accordance with the bottom up consensus process of the IGF and need to have a multistakeholder participation [at least three stakeholder groups initially, and evolve toward inclusion of all stakeholder groups], in both formation of the Initiative and in any other Initiative related events.


The NRIs Network

As of 2016, there are more than 60 initiatives located in all five UN regions, and spread around the world. There are several new initiatives now forming and working to hold their first annual event in 2016/2017. To support the recommendations of the NRIs, the IGF is hosting regular (bi)monthly virtual meetings where the NRI Coordinators share updates, and collaborate on the NRIs engagement to the 2016 annual IGF meeting, as well as continuously discussing further enhancements to support the NRIs engagement toward the IGF.


Join Us

If you are new to the NRIs, and would like to organize a national, regional or Youth IGF, or you would like to hear from other coordinators about their experiences and to be updated on the most recent activities, please contact the IGF Secretariat’s Focal Point for the NRIs Engagement, Anja Gengo at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further assistance.


The Secretariat coordinates the work of the NRIs through the NRIs’ official mailing list. Please, click here to subscribe if you would like to engage with any of the initiatives, or wish to follow the overall work of the NRIs. 


The NRIs Calendar of Events

All NRIs events are open and inclusive and welcome participants whether in person or virtually, just as does the IGF itself. The Secretariat maintains a calendar of all NRIs events, as showed here.


NRIs records for 2015/2016 period

The IGF initiatives are expected to send written reports of their annual intersessional work, including the main annual event. The table below shows the list of active NRIs for 2015 and 2016 year. For 2016, list of scheduled events is available on the IGF Event Calendar


Regional IGF Initiatives Websites Annual Reports 2015 Annual Reports 2016
African IGF http://www.uneca.org/afigf African IGF 2015_Report  
Arab IGF http://www.igfarab.org  (English) Arab IGF 2015 Report 
Arab IGF 2015 Report [Eng]
Asia Pacific IGF http://www.aprigf.asia/ APrIGF Annual Report 2015  
Central Africa IGF http://it4all.org/fgi-ac/    
Central Asia IGF http://caigf.org/    
Caribbean IGF  http://www.ctu.int/internet-governance    
Commonwealth IGF http://www.commonwealthigf.org    
East Africa IGF  http://www.eaigf.org EAIGF 2015 Report  
European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) http://www.eurodig.org EuroDIG 2015 Report  
IGF Latin American and Caribbean Regional Preparatory Meeting for the IGF (LAC IGF) http://www.lacigf.org/en/lacigf7/index.html    
Persian IGF http://persianigf.org/    

Southern Africa IGF


South Eastern European Dialogue on Internet Governance (SEEDIG)


SEEDIG Annual Report 2015 SEEDIG Annual Report 2016
West Africa IGF http://www.waigf.org  WAIGF 2015 Report  


National IGF Initiatives Websites Annual Reports 2015 Annual Reports 2016
Argentina IGF http://igfargentina.org/ Argentina IGF 2015 Report  
Armenia IGF http://armigf.am/ Arm IGF Report 2015  
Australia IGF https://www.igf.org.au/    
Austria IGF https://www.igf-austria.at/ Austria IGF 2015 Report  

Regional Internet Governance Forum of Azerbaijan

Bangladesh IGF 


Benin IGF


Benin IGF 2015 Report  Benin IGF 2016 Report 
Bosnia and Herzegovina IGF https://oneworldplatform.net/en/bh-igf-en/ BHIGF 2015 Report  
Belarus IGF


 N/A Belarus IGF 2016 Report
Brazilian Internet Forum 


Brazil IGF 2015 Report  
Canada Internet Forum
http://cira.ca/cif CIF Report 2015  
Croatia IGF   Croatia IGF 2015 Report  
Chad IGF http://www.igf.td/  IGF Chad 2015 Report IGF Chad 2016 Report
Colombia IGF http://www.gobernanzadeinternet.co/ Colombia IGF 2015 Report  
Denmark IGF http://www.fremtidensinternet.dk/    
Ecuador IGF  http://www.isoc.org.ec/    
Finnish Internet Forum http://www.internetforum.fi/home.html   Finnish IGF 2015 Report  
Georgia IGF http://geoigf.ge/geo/    
German IGF http://www.intgovforum-deutschland.org/ German IGF 2015 Report   
Ghana IGF http://ghanaigf.org/ Ghana IGF 2015 Report  
Italy IGF http://www.isoc.it/igfitalia  Italy IGF 2015 Report  
Kenya IGF http://www.kenyaigf.or.ke/    
Malta IGF http://www.mca.org.mt/migf/about-migf    
Mexico IGF http://www.gobernanzadeinternet.mx/    
Mozambique IGF (Smart Dialogue on Internet Governance) www.siitri.ac.mz/sdig    
New Zealand IGF http://nethui.org.nz NetHui 2015 Report  
Netherlands IGF http://www.nligf.nl/ NL IGF 2015 Report   
Nigeria IGF http://www.nigf.org.ng NIGF Report 2015  
Paraguay IGF http://www.igfparaguay.org/    
Peru IGF  http://gobernanzadeinternet.pe/    
Portugal IGF http://www.governacaodainternet.pt/ Portugal IGF 2015 Report  
Russia IGF http://rigf.ru    

Slovenian IGF

 http://sloigf.si/sporocila-2016/  N/A  

Spain IGF


Spain IGF 2015 Report 


Swiss IGF

http://swiss-igf.ch/en/ Swiss IGF Report 2015  

Sri Lanka IGF



Togo IGF

Ukraine IGF http://igf-ua.org/en Ukraine IGF 2015 Report   
IGF USA https://www.igf-usa.org/ The Internet Governance Forum USA 2015 Conference Report  
Indonesia IGF http://igf.id/    
UK IGF http://www.ukigf.org.uk UK IGF Report 2015   
Uganda IGF http://www.eaigf.org Uganda IGF 2015 Report   
Tunisian IGF http://www.igf.tn/    
Zimbabwe IGF http://www.zigf.org.zw/  ZIGF Report 2015  


Others Websites Annual Reports 2015 Annual Reports 2016
Youth IGF Project http://www.youthigfproject.com    
Youth IGF http://www.youthigf.com    
Netherlands Youth IGF http://nligf.nl/index.php/young_igf    
German Youth IGF http://jugend-igf-d.tumblr.com/    
Youth IGF (Asia Pacific) http://www.yigf.asia 
Youth LACIGF http://youthlacigf.com  N/A Youth LACIGF 2016 Report 


All NRIs records for period from 2011 to present moment

List of National and Regional IGF Initiatives 2011

List of National and Regional IGF Initiatives 2012

List of National and Regional IGF Initiatives 2013

List of National and Regional IGF Initiatives 2014

List of National and Regional IGF Initiatives 2015

List of National and Regional IGF Initiatives 2016