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IGF 2019 2nd OC & MAG Meeting: Agenda

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Draft Agenda - 2nd IGF Open Consultations and MAG Meeting

9-11 April 2019

International Telecommunication Union (ITU) – Room A

The purpose of the second round of IGF Open Consultations and MAG meeting is to advance preparations for the IGF 2019 annual meeting and to advance various strategic items with input from the community.  

Note: It is proposed that the Open Consultation Day with the Community take place on Day 2 of the MAG meeting (10 April, 2019) and not Day 1, in order to engage the community on various developments.

 

Day 1: 9 April 2019 - MAG Meeting (open to observers)

10.00-10.30

1. Welcome from MAG Chair

2. Adoption of the Agenda

3. Welcome from UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)

4. Welcome from Host Country Chair

 

10.30-11.00

5. Introduction to Strategic Discussions to Follow

 

11.00-13.00

6. Strategic Discussion

Discussion focused on strengthening the IGF and developing 2019 programme in line with strategic priorities (inter alia):

  1. Emerging issues/most consequential questions
  2. Strengthening outputs & recommendations
  3. Relationship/increasing engagement with National, Regional, Youth IGF Initiatives (NRIs)
  4. Strengthening all intersessional activities
  5. Increasing participation from senior policy makers and the private sector
  6. Increasing stakeholder engagement/inclusion
  7. Improving outreach & support
  8. Cohesive programme & overall programme structure
  9. Multi-year Strategic Programme
  10. Fundraising

13.00-15.00

Lunch

 

15.00-16.00

Strategic Discussion (cont’d).

 

16.00-16.30

7. Review of IGF 2019 Programme Themes

Review of IGF 2019 Themes: (1) Data Governance; (2) Digital Inclusion; (3) Security, Safety, Stability & Resilience

 

16.30-17.00

8. IGF 2019 Workshop Process: Review of Evaluation Tool

 

17.00-18.00

9. Strategic Discussion on: 

  1. High Level sessions & Day 0
  2. Opening & closing ceremonies
  3. Main sessions: Objectives & possible topics based on strategic discussions above

 

< End of Day 1>

 

Day 2: 10 April 2019 - Open Consultations

10.00-10.30

1. Opening Statements – MAG Chair and Host Country Chair

  1. Introduction from the MAG Chair and adoption of the agenda
  2. Introduction from Host Country Chair

 

10.30-13.00

2. Community Discussion: Developing 2019 programme in line with strategic priorities, including inter alia:

  1. Emerging issues/most consequential questions
  2. Strengthening outputs & recommendations
  3. Relationship/increasing engagement with National, Regional, Youth IGF Initiatives (NRIs)
  4. Strengthening all intersessional activities
  5. Increasing participation from senior policy makers and the private sector
  6. Increasing stakeholder engagement/inclusion
  7. Improving outreach & support
  8. Cohesive programme & overall programme structure
  9. Multi-year Strategic Programme
  10. Fundraising

 

13.00-15.00

Lunch

 

15.00-15.30

3. Workshop Process Review

 

15.30-16.00

4. National, Regional, Youth IGF Initiatives (NRIs)

 

16.00-17.00

5. IGF Intersessional Activities

  1. Best Practice Forums (BPFs) on Cybersecurity; Gender & Access; Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data & Artificial Intelligence; Local Content *10 mins each
  2. Dynamic Coalitions (DCs) *10 mins
  3. Community Discussion *30 mins

 

17.00-18.00

6. Strategic Contributions: Related/Relevant Initiatives or Organizations 

       a. Briefing from the Secretariat of the Secretary-General's High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation (HLPDC) *30 mins

 

< End of Day 2>

 

Day 3: 11 April 2019 - MAG Meeting (open to observers)

10.00-10.30

1. Opening Statements – MAG Chair and Host Country Chair

 

10.30-13.00

2. Discussion on Strategic Direction – IGF Annual Meeting Programme

 

13.00-15.00

Lunch

13.30-14.30: DC on Domain Name System Issues (DC-DNSI) Open Working Meeting

 

15.00-16.30

3. Discussion on main sessions, other strategic actions

 

16.30-17.00

4. Discussion on overall meeting title/theme

 

17.00-17.45

5. Briefing on State of Preparations from IGF Secretariat

  1. Initial workshop submission figures
  2. Initial submission figures on other sessions & village booths
  3. Update on organizational logistics (venue, registration, security issues, etc.)

 

17.45-18.00

6. Any Other Business

Contact Information

United Nations
Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

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

igf [at] un [dot] org
+41 (0) 229 173 678