IGF 2022 Day 0 Event #17 Internet Commons Forum: Internet as a Commons

Monday, 28th November, 2022 (13:30 UTC) - Monday, 28th November, 2022 (15:30 UTC)
Banquet Hall B


Luca Belli, CTS-FGV, Academia, Brazil;

Adam Burns, Free2Air, Technical Community, Germany;

Anriette Esterhuysen, APC, Civil societ, South Africa.




  • Ms Anriette Esterhuysen, APC, Civil society, South Africa
  • Ms Yu Ping, Office of the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Technology, Asia Pacific
  • Mr Osama Manzar, Digital Empowerment Foundation, India
  • Mr Nicolas Echaniz, Altermundi, Argentina
  • Ms Jane Coffin, Connecting Humanity, USA
  • Mr Will Ruddick, Grassroots Economics, Kenya
  • Mr Alvaro Justen, Founder of Brasil I/O, Brazil
  • Ms Laureen van Breen, Wikirate.org, Netherlands
Onsite Moderator

Luca Belli, FGV, Academia, Brazil; Senka Hadzic, CyberBRICS at CTS-FGV, Academia, South Africa

Online Moderator

Adam Burns, Free2Air, Technical Community, Germany;


Senka Hadzic, FGV, Academia, South Africa



Targets: 3.c




The structures of the Internet affect us more deeply than ever before, reaching out to all aspects of our lives, from our societies and cultures to our finances and politics – to our very individual human behaviours and identities. This event will explore different views of Internet Commons, Digital Commons, and Digital Public Goods, exploring strategies for a less concentrated Internet.

The Internet Commons Forum (ICF) has been jointly organised by CTS-FGV, APC, and Free2Air, since 2019. The ICF aims at gathering thinkers and doers that are developing ideas and solutions for a less concentrated and more just Internet. See http://www.intcomforum.org/

The 2022 edition of the Internet Commons Forum will be dedicated to the Internet as a Commons, exploring several dimensions such as data commons, infrastructure commons, and digital commons.

The ICF will feature well-respected thinkers and doers exposing their ideas and innovative approaches to digital commons, regarding the development of Internet access infrastructure, digital platforms, digital policies, and data. This workshop will aim at fostering a collaborative discussion with the participants to identify concrete actions and strategies for collaboration and implementation of digital commons.

Organisers will make use of a variety of social networks to encourage and diversify participation. The 2022 edition of the Internet Commons Forum will be dedicated to the Internet as a Commons and organised will use the hashtag #IaaC to stimulate participation from social media.