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BPF on Local Content

IGF 2020 Best Practice Forum on Local Content


 [NEW] Final output report available

The BPF Local Content is pleased to present its final output report – "Local and indigenous content in the digital space: Protection, preservation and sustainability of creative work and traditional knowledge", published on 2 December 2020. 


BPF meeting at IGF 2020

The BPF Local Content meeting at IGF 2020 was held on 9 November 2020, 17:20 – 18:50 UTC. The session recording is available: 


About this BPF

In 2020 the BPF will concentrate its work on one key element that emerged from the 2019 outcome report: the need to further explore issues related to the protection, preservation and remuneration of creative work and collective wisdom, from a local content perspective. As such, the BPF will focus on:

  • How to protect, preserve and remunerate creative work and collective wisdom in order to create a sustainable model for the production, distribution and local fruition of local content in the digital age. This may involve intellectual ownership rights, communities' intellectual property rights, ownership of national or community identifiers of natural resources, protection of creative works and so on.

The goal is to compile and then analyse case studies of good practices from different sectors (e.g. private sector, media sector, governments and international organizations like WIPO, UNESCO, civil society organizations, community groups and so on).

More details are available in the revised work plan.

BPF co-facilitators

  • Carlos A. Afonso (Nupef), MAG member
  • Giacomo Mazzone, representing EBU/WBU in the MAG
  • Sorina Teleanu (IGF Secretariat supporting consultant)

Join the mailing list

Stakeholders interested in contributing to the work of this BPF are invited to join the dedicated mailing list. Subscriptions can be done via the link below: 


For any queries related to the work of this BPF, please send us an email at [email protected].

Past documents


Contact Information

United Nations
Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

Villa Le Bocage
Palais des Nations,
CH-1211 Geneva 10

igf [at] un [dot] org
+41 (0) 229 173 411