IGF Regional and National Initiatives

IGF 2021: NRIs Preparatory Process

IGF 2021 Planning process

The NRIs are collaboratively implementing the agreed annual workplan

The preparatory process is implemented through a bottom-up, consultative process among all NRIs. This process is usually carried out through virtual meetings, surveys and open, written consultations through the NRIs mailing list. The final decisions are based on a consensus. 

NRIs Virtual Meetings Summary Reports

Summary Report Agenda Focus
Virtual Meeting I

26 January 2021, 15:00 p.m. UTC
Agree on the IGF 2021 NRIs Work Plan 
NRIs Meeting II

9 March 2021, 15:00 p.m. UTC
Discuss IGF 2021 process' cooperation with NRIs and agree on launching the NRIs call for issues
NRIs Meeting III

14 April 2021, 15:00 p.m. UTC

Remembering Mr. Makane Faye, African IGF coordinator

Gather ideas for creating NRIs briefing materials

NRIs Meeting IV

31 May 2021, 15:00 p.m. UTC
Planning the NRIs sessions
NRIs Meeting V

21 June 2021, 14:00 p.m. UTC
Continuing to plan the NRIs sessions

Exchanges on NRIs financial sustainability. Guest speakers from IGFSA and ISOC Foundation
NRIs Meeting VI

6 September 2021, 15:00 p.m. UTC
Planning the NRIs main session
NRIs Meeting VII

13 October 2021, 15:00 UTC 
Planning the NRIs main session

Relevant inputs/outputs and announcements:

  1. The IGF 2021 NRIs main session and NRIs coordination session will continue to developed in a bottom-up manner among all NRIs. For each session, a focus working group will be formed among NRIs coordinators and other NRIs community members delegated by the NRIs multistakeholder organizing committees. For more information about these sessions and how to join the work, please click on the links below:
    NRIs Main Session

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    NRIs Coordination Session

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    NRIs Collaborative Sessions

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  2. NRIs update to the Second IGF 2021 Open Consultations and MAG Meeting
  3. NRIs brochure to support engagement with parliaments and governments 
  4. IGF 2021 Call to NRIs to submit issus to help define topics for NRIs sessions OPEN until 3 May 26 May 23:59 UTC. The list of the so far received inputs is availabe.
  5. Call for NRIs to apply for financial grants open until 15 March.
  6. NRIs Compendium
  7. Youth Engagement at the IGF
  8. Guidelines for NRIs remote hubs 
  9. Collaborative mechanisms between the NRIs and BPFs
  10. Guidelines for the NRIs sessions
  11. Guidelines on how to submit a substantive input for the NRIs sessions

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