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The Tenth Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF 2015) took place in João Pessoa, Brazil, from 10 to 13 November 2015. The meeting was attended by 2137 onsite participants, from 112 countries, representing all stakeholder groups and regions. 

Approximately 50 remote hubs were organised around the world, with an estimated number of 2000 active participants online. 

The following numbers and charts show the breakdown of onsite participants by stakeholder group, region and gender.


Onsite participants by stakeholder group  
Civil Society 44%
Government 22%
Intergovernmental Organisations 4%
Private Sector 12%
Technical Community 10%
Media 8%
Onsite participants  by region  
Africa 5%
Asia Pacific 8%
Host country (Brazil) 49%
Eastern Europe 3%
Latin America and Caribbean 9%
Western Europe and Others 26%
Onsite participants  by gender  
Female 38%
Male 62%