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Below is the draft agenda for the IGF Retreat. This is not the final agenda but has been put out for public comment. If you have any suggestions or comments please leave them here.

 

 

Date

Time

Programme

Co-Facilitators & Rapporteurs

14 July Day 1

1830 - 2000 hrs

Arrival at conference location and check-in

 
 

2000 - 2100 hrs

Introduction and networking (Dinner)

 
     

  

15 July Day 2

0700 - 0830 hrs

Breakfast

 

 

0830 - 1030 hrs

Setting the scene - the last 10 years and the next 10 years of IGF; what role should the IGF play in 2025 and beyond?

 

Format: Plenary

 

Welcome Note from Marion Barthélémy, Acting Director of DPADM/DESA

 

Opening Note from Nitin Desai

 

Facilitator 1: Lynn St. Amour

Facilitator 2: Juan Fernandez

Rapporteur: David Souter

 

 

1030 - 1100 hrs

Coffee break

 
 

1100 - 1300 hrs











1) Ways to improve the overall preparatory process and intersessional activities of the IGF, the nomination process and make-up of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG), and ways to strengthen the IGF support structures.

 

Format:

11:00-11:15 – Intro to topic in Plenary (Led by 2 Facilitators)

11:15-12:15 – 4 Breakout groups of approx 10 participants

12:15-13:00 – Sum-up in Plenary + Conclusions and Report-out (Led by 2 Facilitators; Report by rapporteur)

Facilitator 1: Markus Kummer

Facilitator 2:  Lea Kaspar

Rapporteur: Carolyn Nguyen




 

1300 - 1400 hrs

Lunch

 
 

1400 - 1600 hrs












2)

a) Measures to engage those stakeholders who are currently unengaged, with a view to expand and diversify physical and virtual participation/engagement and increase the engagement of individuals in IGF activities from underrepresented segments? (Capacity building)


Format:

14:00-14:15 – Intro to topic in Plenary

14:15-15:15 – Breakout groups

15:15-16:00 - Sum-up in Plenary + Conclusions and Report-out

Facilitator 1: Nnenna Nwakanma

Facilitator 2: Benedicto Fonseca

Rapporteur: Cristina Monti













 

1600 - 1630 hrs

Coffee break

 
 

1630 - 1745 hrs





2)

b) What roles could the IGF play in Internet governance capacity development?

Facilitator 1: Juuso Moisander

Facilitator 2: Anriette Esterhuysen 

Rapporteur: Giacomo Mazzone

 

1745 - 1830 hrs



Continued discussion on Items 1-2

 

Summing up and Possible Next Steps for Stakeholder Community Engagement

 

Format: Plenary

Facilitator 1: Lynn St. Amour

Facilitator 2: Marion Barthélémy

Rapporteur: David Souter

 

1830 - 2030 hrs

Dinner

 

 

2030 - 2200

3) Modalities to ensure sustained funding to support the IGF and the IGF Secretariat. *

 

*optional

 

Facilitator 1: Elizabeth Thomas-Reynaud

Facilitator 2: Liesyl Franz

Rapporteur: Constance Bommelaer

     

  

16 July Day 3

0700 - 0830 hrs

Breakfast

 
 

08300 - 1030 hrs






4) Ways to better capture and shape the outputs of the IGF, including outputs of IGF community intersessional activities, and increasing their visibility and impact.

 

Format:

8:30- 8:45 – Intro to topic in Plenary

8:45 -09:45 – Breakout groups

09:45 -10:30 – Sum-up in Plenary + Conclusions and Report-out



Facilitator 1: Peter Dengate-Thrush

Facilitator 2: Thomas Schneider

Rapporteur: Stuart Hamilton




 

1030 - 1100 hrs

Coffee break

 
 

1100 - 1300 hrs















5)

a) Ideas to support and complement the work of National and regional IGF initiatives and leverage the synergies between them as well as synergies with the IGF.

b)  to support and complement the work of the IGF Dynamic Coalitions and leverage the synergies between them as well as synergies with the IGF.

 

Format:

11:00-11:15 – Intro to topic in Plenary

11:15-12:15 – Breakout groups

12:15-13:00 – Sum-up in Plenary + Conclusions and Report-out




Facilitator 1: Flavio Wagner

Facilitator 2: Janis Karklins

Rapporteur: Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro







 

1300 - 1400 hrs

Lunch and Room check-out

 
 

1400 - 1530 hrs











Continued discussion on Item 5

 

c) Ideas to support, collaborate and enhance communications and cooperation between other Internet Governance related entities and the IGF and leverage the synergies with the IGF.

 

Format:

14:00-14:15 – Intro to topic in Plenary

14:15-15:00 – Breakout groups

15:00-15:30 – Sum-up in Plenary + Conclusions and Report-out

Facilitator 1: Zahid Jamil

Facilitator 2: Peter Major

Rapporteur: Lee Hibbard

 







 

1530 - 1600 hrs

Coffee break

 
 

1600 - 1730 hrs



Concluding Session: Summing up and Next Steps for Stakeholder Community Engagement

 

Format: Plenary

Facilitator 1: Lynn St. Amour

Facilitator 2: Marion Barthélémy

Rapporteur: David Souter

 

1730 - 1800 hrs

Departure