IGF 2021 Workshop Selection Results

The following is the result of the workshop evaluation and selection process conducted by the IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) for the 2021 IGF process and its 16th annual meeting.

In light of community feedback requesting a more substantively focused programme, in addition to individual workshop proposal scores, the MAG's selection process this year looked at proposals' cohesion with one another under each of the issue areas for 2021. With a view to creating session issue area tracks, and reducing overall redundancy, the number of selected workshops was limited per the issue area.

The selected 83 workshops of evaluated 203 are listed below. All proposers - those approved, approved conditionally, and not approved - will receive individual emails on their status, as well as further instructions if applicable.



Economic and social inclusion and human rights

WS #198 The Challenges of Online Harms: Can AI moderate Hate Speech?

WS #86 A Toolkit to Measure and Shape an Inclusive Digital Economy

WS #170 Child Protection Online - How to legislate?

WS #137 Multi-stakeholder approaches for the Design of AI Policies

WS #163 Digital health blueprints for a post-pandemic world

WS #204 Stakeholder Roles for Human Rights Due Diligence

WS #184 Syncing AI, Human Rights, & the SDGs: The Impossible Dream?

WS #29 Fintech: A sustainable development economy of inclusivity?

WS #266 Data justice: What is to be done?

WS #250 Open Terms Archive : build with us a new digital common

 WS #196 Human Rights Impact Assessments throughout AI lifecycle

WS #73 Digital Rights and Responsibilities: from Local to Global

WS #33 Empowering Persons with Disabilities - Accessible Technology

WS #68 AI Ethics & Internet Governance: Global Lessons & Practices

WS #144 Framework- Media and Information Literacy in Digital Spaces

WS #167 Digital Human Rights:How IGF-born guides support the Roadmap

WS #78 Sustainable consumption in e-commerce

WS #133 Delivering children’s rights in the digital world

WS #131 Money can’t buy me digital literacy

WS #232 Mind the gap: digital labor and international frameworks

WS #197 Protecting human rights in the State-business nexus

WS #110 The Paradox of Virus Contact Tracing Apps

WS #261 Best Practices in Content Moderation and Human Rights

WS #276 Reinterpreting Free Speech Guarantees for the Digital Era

WS #258 A common “Bill of digital Human Rights and Responsibilities”

WS #81 Best Practices for Consent and Safety in Adult Content Distr

Universal access and meaningful connectivity​​​​​

WS #177 From commitment to action: braking barriers to connectivity

WS #35 Building Capacities for Meaningful Access to the Internet

WS #158 Digital Inclusivity in DLDCs: User Connectivity vs. Content

WS #199 Innovative strategies in achieving universal connectivity

WS #13 Digital transformation challenges in developing countries

WS #248 Framing meaningful access for inclusive digital policy

WS #118 Learning resilience in the face of the pandemic

WS #246 Construction of an institutional digital infrastructure

WS #26 Digital Skillsets: Is this it?

WS #245 The importance of being Earnest, a good Internet Citizen

WS #153 Error 404 - Freedom of Speech not found



Emerging regulation: market structure, content, data and consumer/users rights regulation 

WS #80 Trustworthy data flows – what’s at stake and what is needed?

WS #17 Content Moderation BEYOND Social Media

WS #51 A Meaningful Standard for Necessary Scope of PI Processing

WS #175 Clash of Digital Civilizations: Governments and Tech Giants

 WS #77 Antitrust regulation of Internet platforms in global outlook

WS #121 Platform economy: (post-pandemic) chances for SMEs

WS #169 Regulating digital platforms from and for the Global South

WS #123 Trust Me, I am a Seller: Regulating Online Business Accounts

WS #115 Fan the Flames? Regulating Competition in Digital Markets

WS #100 Forging Trust in the Digital Economy: A Consumer Perspective

WS #130 The risks of pursuing digital autonomy

WS #124 Gaming and its uniting power Information

WS #243 Level Up: Methods for Localizing Digital Policy and Norms

Environmental sustainability and climate change 

WS #253 Cutting carbon in a digital world - myths and facts

WS #231 E-Waste Management - How do we achieve a Circular Economy?

WS #50 Critical Times: Impact of Digitalization on Climate Change

WS #214 Achieving Sustainable Local Tourism and Nature Conservation

WS #125 Big Data for Environmental Sustainability

Inclusive Internet governance ecosystems and digital cooperation 

WS #57 Multistakeholder initiatives in content governance

WS #252 Imagining the Future of International Internet Governance

WS #273 Leveraging Private-Public Partnership for Digital Skills

WS #106 Open Source Collaboration for Digital Sovereignty

WS #259 Digital Cooperation process - Analysis from Youth lenses

WS #269 Inclusive Governance: Models of Open Source Participation

WS #268 Right to safe medicines: Managing competing interests online

WS #74 Leveraging sustainable digital transformation

WS #228 Supply Chain Governance and Security for IoT Resilience

WS #262 From Civil Society Participation-Washing to Decision-Making

WS #272 Youth in IG policy-making process: Let's talk about the MHLB

WS #181 All We Need Is YOUth: Connecting Young People and ICT

Trust, security, stability 

WS #187 Exploring Neutrality:A Multistakeholder Cyber Norms Dialogue

WS #278 Networked trust: encryption choices to a reliable Internet

WS #142 One click to attack critical infrastructure. What can we do?

WS #200 Security of digital products – A coordinated approach

WS #240 Education 4.0: Who is looking at cybersecurity?

WS #119 The Next Chapter of UN Cyber Dialogues

WS #254 Democracy and online voting: challenges and innovations

WS #154 Promoting Collective Action to Protect our Healthcare

WS #209 The State of DNS Privacy Technologies

WS #271 Youth Talk about IoT Security and AI misuse

WS #239 The Internet of Things is a Ticking Clock: Secure Design Now

WS #260 Internet resilience towards a renewed resilience for society

WS #139 Mind the Gender Gap OR Mend the Gender Gap

WS #233 Not Espionage as Usual

WS #18 Cyber Diplomacy in Africa and Digital Transformation

WS #279 Fighting disinformation as a cybersecurity challenge