Facilitated by MAG Issue Teams
Introducing IGF 2021 issue areas
(i) Emerging regulation: market structure, content, data and consumer/users rights regulation and (ii) Environmental sustainability and climate change
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PART I [15:00-16:30 UTC]
Emerging regulation: market structure, content, data and consumer/users rights regulation
This preparatory session will offer attendees an introduction to the policy issue area of emerging regulation that impacts or relates to the Internet, one of four cross-cutting issue areas of the IGF2021. Followed by scene-setting remarks, this session will feature discussion on competition, content moderation, data governance and consumer regulation that are part of a recent trend of increased discussions on regulating many aspects of the Internet, either in the form of national and international regulations by governments and intergovernmental organisations (IGOs), or private sector-led self-regulation and co-regulation initiatives. We hope this discussion can help to orientate the engagement of IGF2021 participants to identify regulatory approaches and impacts that will be further expanded by the workshops that will be part of the program in this issue area. All interested are welcome, and organizers and speakers in relevant sessions planned for IGF2021 are particularly encouraged to attend, in order to foster early connections and exchange in preparation for the hybrid event in December.
Welcome & Introduction - 5 minutes
- A MAG member will provide a brief orientation of the session – its purpose, the agenda, etc. – and introduce the keynote speaker.
Scene-Setting Remarks - 15 minutes
- Speaker: Jovan Kurbalija, Executive Director, Diplo Foundation
Regulatory Approaches - 20 minutes
- This section will focus on different regulatory approaches: regulation (national, regional or global), co-regulation, and self-regulation.
- Speaker: Sisi de la Pena, ALAI
Regulatory Impacts - 20 minutes
- This section will focus on regulatory impacts on human rights and Internet infrastructure
- Speaker: Olaf Kolkman, ISOC
- Speaker: Alison Gillwald, Executive Director, Research ICT Africa
Issue Area Previews - 20 minutes
- This section will focus on the subject matter areas featured in IGF2021 programming related to this issue area: competition/antitrust, data governance, content moderation, and consumer protection.
Conclusion - 5 minutes
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PART II [17:00-18:30 UTC]
Environmental sustainability and climate change
The preparatory session will focus on setting the scene for the IGF and will discuss the role of the Forum as an important player covering the issue of environment and digitalisation and - in particular - being seen as a place where dots are connected and capacities of policy makers on this issue are increased. This session will specifically cover the issue’s narrative, explore different sub thematic areas, preview different types of sessions (Workshops, Open Forums, Best Practice Forums, Dynamic Coalitions, NRI Collaborative Sessions) under the theme, and feature a scene-setting speaker.
Introduction (10 minutes)
- A short explanation to deliver a general perspective about the environment and digitalization is something important to discuss. This part also discuss the impact of the issue in the future and what we should do in the long term and sustain work basis.
Livia Walpen, OFCOM (Swiss Government)
Thematic discussion: (30-40 minutes)
- How multistakeholder parties could contribute to this issue and how the Global South could take advantage within the process?
Daniel Akinmade Emejulu, Microsoft
Gustaff Hariman Iskandar, Common Room
- How do the workshops of this issue reflect the calling of policy questions? What do they try to bring to discuss?
Rashid Kaukab, CUTS International
- What is the IGF role in this thematic issue? What should IGF do in the future to keep the discussion continuing?
Valeria Betancourt, Association for Progressive Communications (APC)
Flurina Wäspi, Policy Network on Environment (PNE)
Session organizers share brief explanation of their session (10-20 minutes)
Interactive plenary discussion with the participants, with Q&A (10- 20 minutes)
Closing (5 minutes)
MAG CONVENED DISCUSSIONS