IGF 2021 Second MAG Agenda



Open to everyone for active participation, MAG members participate as observers



08:00 – 09:00 UTC


  • Welcome from Chair and adoption of agenda 
  • Welcome from Host Country Co-chair 
  • Welcome from UN DESA
  • Briefing on state of preparation for IGF 2021 by the Host Country and IGF Secretariat
  • COVID-19 and the IGF 2021

09:00 – 10:30 UTC


Plenary Session I

IGF improvements and networking modalities: reflections to the introduced innovations and next steps.

Particular focus on updates from the IGF 2021 Intersessional Work:

  • Policy Networks
  • Best Practice Forums 
  • Dynamic Coalitions 

Followed by an open discussion

10:30 – 12:00 UTC


Plenary Session II

Hybrid IGF 2021: format, programme and implementation logistics

12:00 – 12:30 UTC


Join us for a virtual coffee-break!

Participants will be randomly assigned to coffee tables

12:30 - 13:30 UTC


Briefings from other organizations and initiatives

Short overview of pre-recorded and in-person briefings from UN agencies, IGOs and other international Internet-governance related organizations/initiatives followed by Q&A.

(Pre-recordings available at the IGF website and participants are expected to listen to them prior to the meeting). If you have any comments or questions on the video briefings, please email them to: questions [at] intgovforum [dot] org or join this session and address them live.



13:30 - 14:00 UTC


NRIs – status overview and cooperation in 2021

14:00 - 14:30 UTC


Recap and closing of the open consultations




Open to observers





08:00-08:15 UTC
  • Welcome from MAG Chair 
  • Welcome from Host Country Co-chair 
  • Adoption of agenda (and apologies noted)

08:15-09:00 UTC


Opening Session

  • Debrief from Open Consultations 
  • Presentation of workshop evaluation process results        

List of suggestions to consider in planning.


09:00-10:00 UTC


Breakout groups (30 minutes)

  • Catching up with one another 
  • Share experience of the evaluation process and make suggestions for 2022

Reports from breakout groups  (30 minutes)

  • Suggestions for adapting the process in 2022

MAG members and other participants catch up with one another in breakout rooms and discuss the evaluation process.

10:00-11:15 UTC


Breakout groups in workshop evaluation groups to discuss the combined scores for the respectve areas 

Ranked workshops in each issue area.

Recommendations from workshop evaluation groups.

11:15-11:30 UTC


11:30-12:30 UTC


Plenary Session II

Reports from the issue area groups followed by discussion

List of approved workshops (overall). List of proposals for mergers. List of feeder workshops for the preparatory phase.

First look at the overall programme thematic structure, including subthemes in each issue area. 

12:30-13:30 UTC


Plenary Session III

Reports and recommendations from the MAG working groups:

  • MAG WG on Hybrid Meetings
  • MAG WG on Outreach and Communication
  • MAG WG on IGF Strategy

Open discussion 

Each group presents a set of concrete recommendations for the IGF 2021 process (up to 10 min), followed by an open discussion (30 min). The goal is to provide ways for improving the IGF 2021 process in the areas the the WG covers.

13:30-14:00 UTC


Feedback from MAG members on meeting progress

Next Steps

Closing by MAG Chair





Open to observers





09:00 – 10:00 UTC


Plenary Session I

Update on IGF 2021 programme planning

Finalising decision on number of workshops based on:‎

  • estimate of total number of session
  • allocation of workshops to focus areas
  • number of parallel tracks

Finalising decision on number of workshops based on:

(i) estimate of total number of sessions; (ii) allocation of workshops to focus areas; and (iii) number of parallel tracks.

Update on other forms ‎of session proposals. ‎

Agreed number of ‎workshops to be ‎included and allocation ‎by issue area.‎

10:00 – 10:45 UTC


Breakout groups (45 min)

  • Workshop evaluation groups to finalise their ‎selection based on the allocation of sessions
  • ‎Are subthemes needed?‎
  • ‎Agree on proposals for how to structure the ‎programme in terms of issue areas and ‎subthemes
  • Do we use policy questions as an entry point for ‎the output documents or not?‎
Final selection of ‎recommended ‎sessions from each ‎group.

10:45-11:00 UTC


11:00 - 12:00 UTC


Plenary Session II

  • Reports from workshop evaluation groups followed by ‎discussion
  • Endorsement of the final list of workshops 
  • Initial ideas about programme structure in terms of issue ‎areas and subthemes

Initial ideas about programme structure:

- consider  issue areas and subthemes

- consider if main focus vs emerging/cross-cutting

- needs to be reflected in the programme structure

- consider planning of main sessions


Final list of workshops ‎endorsed by the MAG.
12:00- 13:00 UTC Plenary Session III

Preparatory phase – implementation plan and Q&A

 - Issue teams terms of reference -revisit and confirm

- How to form issue teams and when to open to others in the community?

- Issue area wiki’s

- Concept of introductory sessions and next steps
Review of the design, ‎introductory sessions, ‎and engagement of ‎BPFs, PNs, DCs and ‎role of MAG members.‎

Review draft issue ‎teams TOR ‎‎

13:00- 13:15 UTC


13:15-13:45 UTC


Recap: IGF 2021 processes: next steps and closing