IGF 2022 EGM Inputs
Number of contributions by:
Stakeholder GroupGovernment: 2
Intergovernmental Organization: 1
Civil Society: 4
Technical Community: 2
Private Sector: 2
Regional GroupAfrican Group: 1
Eastern European Group: 1
Western European and Others Group: 6
Intergovernmental Organizations: 3
IGF 2022 EGM Inputs- There should be a limited number of main topics/themes.
- The themes of the Roadmap for Digital Cooperation and the SDGs could be used to structure call for thematic inputs. This would also facilitate synergies/parallels with the implementation of the Roadmap and SDGs’ achievement.
- Multi-annual approach could be taken to themes so that the most urgent issues and/or those SDGs which seem the most difficult to achieve would be discussed in the first years of this multi-annual approach.
- Greater integration of intersessional work into the main IGF sessions.
- BPF, NRI, DC, PNE should be integral part of the main sessions. The sessions should be organized by (main) topics/themes with all relevant groups/work streams feeding their presentations/findings in the main overarching themes/sessions.
- Need to clarify the roles of and relationships between the three main structures: IGF Secretariat – MAG – Leadership Panel. It is important that all three have a unified approach. The retreat could also be used to draft a roadmap towards the Digital Compact and the WSIS+20, defining a role for each “structure”, a timeline and milestones. But first, there needs to be a clear assessment of what the IGF should be aiming at in both processes.- Greater imbrication of internet governance topics and effective coordination across the digital fora are key. The more effective this imbrication and coordination, the greater the chance to involve new participants.
- The IGF should be fully hybrid.
- MAG onsite consultations/meetings could be regularly held in different regions of the world (and the Global South in particular) to promote IGF participation and inclusiveness.
- Involvement from industry and government presence should be reinforced.
- See (also in relation to other sub-questions) the response of the IGF MAG Working Group on IGF Strengthening and Strategy (https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/filedepot_download/10447/2267) to the “Options for the Future of Digital Cooperation” document issued on September 3 2020, by the co-champions of Recommendations 5A/B of the United Nations Secretary General’s High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation (HLPDC).- IGF should engage more with governments, in particular in view of the approaching deadline of 2025 and the renewal of the IGF mandate. Governments need to use the IGF to interact with the broader internet governance community. Greater involvement of governments from developing countries is also needed. An adequate governmental involvement would improve the quality of the IGF’s outcomes.
- The IGF Secretariat could/should reach out more to diplomatic missions in Geneva (e.g. through regular briefings, etc.) to raise awareness and stimulate the participation of governments in their work.
- The high level (ministerial) and the parliamentarian tracks should be integral parts of the IGF: so that ministers and parliamentarians participate in IGF sessions. This would facilitate synergies, distribution and take-up of messages.
- The IGF messages/outcome should be clear, concise, short, and timely.
- The distribution should be wide and targeted (the messages could be tailored to the audience/recipients for greater uptake).
- A follow-up could be organized (through e.g. correspondents), subject to sufficient IGF resources.
- Outcome of roadmap activities could and should be discussed at the IGF.
- The IGF Leadership panel could ensure that other relevant high-level representatives from public and private organisations are engaged in the IGF and contribute to follow-up action on the IGF discussions.
- The Tech Envoy Office can organise joint sessions to facilitate information sharing and exchange of views on what the IGF can contribute in terms of Roadmap implementation. The Tech Envoy Office should improve coherence and coordination among the different work streams of the UN System and in inter-agency processes on digital issues and actively engage with all stakeholders. Key deliverables from the SG’s Roadmap on Digital cooperation should be stepped up, starting with the nomination of a UN SG’s Envoy on Technology who would uphold effectively a democratic, human rights-based approach to the digital transformation and the implementation of the Roadmap as well as the “Our Common Agenda” report.
- Further synergies should be achieved between the IGF activities and the Roadmap for Digital Cooperation’s implementation actions. The MAG Chair letter to the UNSG (November 2021, link: https://www.intgovforum.org/en/filedepot_download/213/20526), and in particular its annex provides a good overview of how IGF activities and the implementation actions under the Roadmap for Digital Cooperation relate to each other. Many IGF (past and ongoing) activities (e.g. PNMA, IGF Best Practice Forum on Local Content as engine for growth and development of the local internet, Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity, Dynamic Coalition on Network Neutrality, Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in Libraries) relate and can contribute to crucial issues (e.g. meaningful universal connectivity). Exploring cross-cuts and creating synergies is hence primordial.
The IGF, with its national, regional and youth initiatives, and multi-stakeholder participation should be the prime platform for the Global Digital Compact, to get feedback from a variety of stakeholders on the different proposals regarding the Global Digital Compact, thus facilitating a consultative “bottom-up” approach to the development of the Global Digital Compact and avoiding parallel processes. It could be used as a platform to engage stakeholders in on-going policy discussions. With the IGF Leadership Panel, IGF can create the necessary synergies for delivering on the UNSG’s Common Agenda.- Single ‘digital issues’ track placing digital cooperation issues at the centre of the political agenda while ensuring the bottom-up multistakeholder approach to internet governance.
- An IGF as a guarantee to a future Internet that promotes and protects universal freedoms and human rights, and reaffirms a single global Internet as a platform for openness, understanding, and innovation, and that promotes trustworthy, free, and fair commerce; avoid unfair discrimination between individuals/users or between businesses, an Internet that is accessible, affordable and promotes digital skills, an Internet that allow individuals and businesses to be safe online, with their data secure and their privacy protected.
- An IGF that is able to provide relevant and actionable outcomes and that has the flexibility to keep up with the quick technological, economic and political pace of our societies.
- The response of the IGF MAG Working Group on IGF Strengthening and Strategy (https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/filedepot_download/10447/2267) to the “Options for the Future of Digital Cooperation” document issued on September 3 2020, by the co-champions of Recommendations 5A/B of the United Nations Secretary General’s High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation (HLPDC) could be a good starting point for reflection on the IGF future. The latter document (https://www.global-cooperation.digital/GCD/Redaktion/EN/Downloads/options-for-the-future-of-global-digital-cooperation.pdf?__blob=publicationFile&v=2) issued by the champions on the IGF+ is worth looking into to explore potential for further development.
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Search Skate, Inc.
IGF 2022 EGM InputsForward: As you may know, I’m not an international policy expert. What I do bring is over a decade overseeing the design and implementation of digital infrastructure to support major governmental/intergovernmental initiatives. So, the proposals I submit are for a online Internet Governance System to support and enhance existing governance mechanisms. It implements quickly with minimal start-up costs, and generates a multi-billion-dollar revenue stream to secure the future of the Internet as a independent, global public asset. Search Skate (https://searchskate.com) is offering to give the IGF all rights and privileges to the system to be used for the benefit of the Internet and the world.
To this end, I offer the following concrete IGF changes/improvements:
1a. To strengthen and improve focus and relevance:
Review identified issues for dependencies and prioritization
While all the issues discussed by the IGF are important, not all are equal. For example, most of us would pick Hunger (SDG#2) and Clean Water (SDG#6) as the most important SDGs because they sustain life. However, something called “critical dependencies” tells a different story. As it turns out, all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have either a direct or indirect “dependence” on stable, clean energy (SDG#7), with 72% of the 169 SDG Targets require electricity. And biogas solutions enable nations to cleanly and odorlessly use their landfill and human waste to generate power while improving their air and surface water quality while improving the health of the populace. So based on critical dependencies, electricity becomes the most important and the #1 SDG to be implemented as the foundation for effective and efficient implementation of the rest of the SDGs.
With a stable national power grid to the door in place, the Internet infrastructure can be implemented to provide connectivity that is also inclusive by enabling women, children, the elderly, disabled, bedridden and quarantined to have Internet access from their homes. Universal Internet access provides the communication and coordination necessary for effective and efficient implementation of the other SDGs, and creates a level playing field in rolling out Public Goods and Capacity Building. When combined with the Internet Governance architecture provided by the Search Skate system it also addresses Human Rights, Digital Trust and Security, and Digital Cooperation, SDG to be implemented. This makes implementation of the Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure (#9) to be the second most important SDG.
Create a separate but fully integrated “Non-Commercial Internet”
With over >$26.7 trillion USD in global ecommerce trade in 2021, the Internet has become a wildly successful global economic tool. The success of the both the applications and of the Internet itself is judged by the value of the trades and the profits generated. It’s a Commercial entity with the primary driver being profit, not social change. Profit is good. Our nations, companies and families all depend on robust economic growth, but our society also needs support.
It's important that we continue to promote the economic success of our Commercial Internet. However, to fully address equally important social issues including poverty, hunger, health, literacy, gender and human rights, climate, and peace we need recognize the need for a separate but fully integrated Non-Commercial space on the Internet. A space where organizations working to advance mankind can work together to accelerate implementation of initiative by the UN, the CSTD Working Group (2012), IGF Retreat Proceedings (2016), the Roadmap on Digital Cooperation (2020), and Our Common Agenda (2021). A place dedicated to organizations promoting public good that can facilitate coordination of their activities, sharing knowledge and skill sets and possibly even tracking and reporting on their individual and collective success in responding to specific initiatives at the local, regional or global level.
The Search Skate system expands and diversifies participation by:
1) Quickly distributing the Internet by enabling potentially thousands of citizens in each country to have their own interest-based, locally owned, and operated portal businesses at little to no cost to them. [SDG#8] In turn, these Quickly Portals:
a. Expedite growth of the local Internet economy and businesses (growing the Internet economy from the bottom-up);
b. Create a network of future IXPs;
c. Deliver culturally and linguistically relevant content;
d. Offer local digital literacy and skills training; and [SDG#4]
e. Introduce a local entry point where users can access Internet Governance to participate in discussions at the local, regional, or global level as well as report and track local issues and share solutions.
2) Standardizes and expands stakeholder groups globally to better reflect the representation and
facilitate uniform, inclusive participation from every nation (i.e. Private Sector represents the
commercial users need to be divided into individual industry sectors in alignment with WTO
industry sector classifications. Civil Society represents non-commercial entities that support the
public good and disaster response. Separate categories such as Agri/Food, Education, Housing,
Infrastructure, Public Health, etc. will allow these important entities to have the voice they need
There are many areas of the world, including areas of the United States, where there is little knowledge or understanding of Internet Governance, even among technology leaders. Using Zoom the IGF can extend its influence by broadcasting select Internet Governance discussions to local technology leadership groups like the Austin Technology Council.
Search Skate’s system provides an integrated, digital framework consistent with the IGF-Plus Model, combined with the addition of an automated Workflow management subsystem consistently directs concerns/communications to the right resource for review and action to expedite and enhance Internet Governance Forum (IGF) processes, facilitate multilateral, multi-stakeholder and multi-organizational communications and extend the IGF’s influence within and across nations, stakeholders, agencies and organizations.
It’s bottom-up architecture (see 1b) enables the interest-based portal businesses to contribute and provide representation at the standardized local Stakeholder level. Each standardized local Stakeholder Group then provide representation to the national (NRI) level for inclusive representation of viewpoints at the local level. NRI provide representation at the regional level, then up to the global level. This bottom-up approach that incorporates identifiable, standardized stakeholder groups at the local level enhances bottom-up communication as well as communication within and across stakeholder groups to improve understanding and build cooperation.
Many corporations and governments find Strategic Planning provides the structure needed to build and implement consensus on the direction, goals, activities/projects and outputs to be achieved in a 3-5 year period. While the IGF is called to lead discussions, there is an equal desire to be effective.
Peter Drucker, the man who invented modern business management, says, “If you can’t measure it you can’t improve it.” Once a Strategic Plan is in place to identify and prioritize what needs to be done, Search Skate’s implementation of a separate but fully integrated Non-Commercial Internet, combined with its integration of a Workflow Management subsystem will enable nations, regions and the IGF at the global level to record, categorize, direct, track and share success stories of technical, gender and human rights, as well as social needs. Search Skate also implements a central repository of ALL state and international laws, norms, policies, guidelines, etc. Using AI this repository can let corporations know if their proposed new product is compliant; can identify and track the laws, norms, policies, etc. violated when issues arise and rate their effectiveness.
Project Portfolio Management
The activities/projects identified in the Strategic Plan can be independently and corporately managed, dependencies and tasks identified, individuals assigned, and milestones and deadlines established. There are several Project Portfolio Management software packages available in the marketplace and are used by corporations and governments to ensure successful, timely completion of important initiatives. The software is most effectively implemented by a PMI certified Project Manager with several years of experience managing intergovernmental projects.
As discussed earlier, Search Skate’s system:
• Distributes the Internet to achieve global connectivity and implements a bottom-up system and recommends electricity to the door to help ensure safe digital inclusion;
• Introduces an inclusive, balanced architecture that enables bottom-up user input on how technologies like AI should be implement on their Internet platform, introduces standardized processes and procedures along with coordinated cybersecurity to promote and enhance Digital Trust and Security. Once the architecture is implemented it can enhance Global Digital Cooperation, Digital Gender and Human Rights, and deliver a common platform for a uniform roll out of Digital Public Goods and Digital Capacity Building.
The Search Skate system that: 1) implements a bottom-up process that is inclusive and provides representation at the local, regional and global levels for Global Solidarity; 2) implements a new, separate but fully integrated Non-Commercial Internet to support and promote social contracts; 3) implements locally owned and operated interest-based portal businesses that can help ensure integrity in public information; 4) measures Non-Commercial activity (gender and human rights, hunger, health, etc) from its proposed Non-Commercial Internet and from the addition of a Workflow Management subsystem; 5) Introduces a bottom-up system of participation in Internet Governance that actually favors youth by growing their skills and education through progressive participation in Interest Based Portals, to Stakeholder Groups, NRI representatives, Regional representatives and finally global; 6) implementation of Strategic Planning and Project Portfolio Management combined with Search Skate’s inclusive, bottom-up participation can facilitate stronger, more networked multi-lateral system to support and enhance all UN goals.By implementing the Search Skate system along with Strategic Planning and Project Portfolio Management, I envision the IGF operating in the mode of review and continuous process improvement to find ever better ways to serve the World.
IGF 2022 EGM InputsThe UK are fully supportive of the Roadmap (for Digital Cooperation) conclusion that the IGF needs to have a more strategic focus, to follow through on issues and to encompass a wider set of stakeholders. While not making policy the IGF needs to show it can come up with conclusions on issues.The IGF, through the proposed "Leadership Panel" should work up a programme of engagement with stakeholders that are not currently engaged in the UN IGF. The Panel also needs to assess how it might include more governments to have a positive engagement in both the annual IGF and the inter-sessional work.
The Leadership Panel would have a major role to play here; something the MAG alone has not facilitated. Essentially relevant work taken forward at the IGF needs to be fed through into the policy making processes at the ITU, OECD or UNESCO etc. This is really important for credibility of UN IGF process.Yes, as noted above; the UN IGF should articulate where it has reached an overall consensus on a particular policy issue. To enable this the UN IGF needs to ensure it has a strategic focus that lasts beyond one IGF Conference.This has to come through the UN process as will not be taken up. This is something the Expert Group Meeting will need to look at.The IGF should have a prominent and concrete role here. It should though be able to discuss the proposals rather than "developing" them (as such). This should be a significant focus for IGF 2022.The UK is determined that the WSIS mandate will be renewed in the UN GA in 2025 and with it the continuation of the UN IGF. The "new approach", which we believe should be part of the discussions in NY; would see the revised WSIS mandate focusing on what is important for society today; and setting goals for that; which would be dynamic in nature. We need to look ahead and not back.
US Council for International Business
IGF 2022 EGM InputsThe hybrid format tested in 2021 should continue as the “default” going forward due to continued uncertainties created by the pandemic. The hybrid approach likely enabled far broader participation, especially for those stakeholders lacking resources to travel to often-distant venues as well as for those concerned about possible exposure to COVID. But to ensure meaningful online participation, more resources are needed to ensure a smoother and more secure virtual experience for the participant.
We underscore, however, that in-person participation remains an invaluable aspect of the IGF experience. History has shown that in-person IGF meetings have enabled informal information exchanges, outreach and relationship building, and “hallway discussions” that can prove useful in developing a consensus on a particular Internet governance issue.
Furthermore, we urge continuation of the “IGF week” format for hybrid meetings. The IGF community is accustomed to and comfortable with this model, and it is more impactful in terms of messaging. A phased approach risks losing momentum and diluting important messages needed to inform the UN’s work on the Global Digital Compact, the Roadmap for Digital Cooperation, and the 2030 SDGs.
IGF 2022 EGM InputsEncourage youth representation in bodies, such as the MAG IGF and the creation of a permanent consultation channel between the MHLB of the IGF and the globally recognised youth groups working on Internet Governance.Promote and encourage constant dialogue between the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology, the UN Secretary- General’s High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation and the globally recognised youth groups working on Internet Governance.Promote the formation of youth consultation committees and/or bodies within the corporate governance structures of the organisations involved in Internet Governance. The .EU Youth Committee could serve as an excellent best practice case.In collaboration with the Office of the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology and other relevant bodies, develop a process for the global recognition of innovative ideas by young leaders in digital cooperation – proposals that can be scaled from an idea to a fully-fledged solution.
IGF 2022 EGM InputsDeeper engagement with the unconnected, finding authentic narratives and representatives of youths and marginalized groups to participate in the forum, understanding their unique perspective and capacity to training to build local connectivity, affordability resources and digital literacy for sustainable development of the internet.
We could strengthen these local communities and investment in reaching out more polarized groups and the Unconnected to take part.
Youth leadership in the MAG, Board decision and top and middle management for full inclusion and cascading the generation demographically leading the growth of the internet.Minority representation in the IGF should constitute half of the participants in the IGF forums, decision making processes and leadership.
Beginning with Youth Representation, People living with disabilitities, Factions from the unconnected and developing nations. Their inlits are the needed inputs for further representation and consolidation of a diverse and inclusive internet sphere.Strengthened capacities and skills expirience exchanges among local chapters and its leadership, Open leadership of chapter leaders with IGF personel overseeing the process to form stronger leadership that aligns with IGF global internet agenda.
More investment in reaching out the unconnected, underrepresented and marginalized groups giving them capacities in digital matters, boosting their inclusion and using inputs to bring them meaningful connectivity catered for the fourth industrial revolutionMultiply it's data collection mechanisms and representation using multimedia channels, different type of content in local languages and translation across it's array of stakeholders.
Develop Stakeholder representatives who curate insights to consult on better output and use them as vessels of translation of outputs across the areas they influence and promote the open door and dialogue channel in insights for policy and feedback among IGF secretariat and Multistakeholder groups.Design for inclusion and security, Building open channels, Open technologies and Open collaboration among stakeholders and nations in building and shaping the internet.
Building stronger youth bases in leadership activities and strategic operations of the IGF secretariat, the future of multilateral digital cooperation with stronger leadership.
Equal distribution of emerging technologies development and Skillsets for all nations and generation for equal participation.Amplify and develop technical, financial, networking, digital diplomacy and digital cooperation among it's available stakeholders and resources personell. Using the diverse groups to lead meaningful local ownership and localization of internet resources with available Multistakeholder approach.
Build national, regional and global rainbow coalitions promoting local capacity in ownership and development of internet resources with a global alliance framework of mutual benefit collaboration.Having autonomous heuristic agents as the youth stakeholder matures and conducts its own global youth IGF with consolidated leadership of young people from all over the world collaborating in shaping the internet for the coming generations.
IGF achieving universal access and connectivity about 80% of the population.
Developed best practises for digital democracies with universal declaration of internet rights as human rights, Illicit behavior online to be punishable to it's online impacts and a safer, inclusive space that respects human dignity.
Digital sovereignty that respects users first with defined liberties online for all, fight against centralization of the internet for corporate/ government interests.
IGF 2022 EGM Inputs• The IGF leadership panel collaborating with the MAG should identify the themes in need for a specific working group.
• An online video series should be established allowing newbies to be trained and informed in order to ease participation in the Internet Governance Forum and its processes.
• The session format should allow for more discussion and interaction, creating a dynamic approach. Sessions should allow a short setting the scene and introduction of the issue identified, followed by discussion and interaction.• Structural funding mechanisms should be in place allowing interrested to participate in full-capacity. A suggestion could be to create an IGF membership organisation with a stable funding/ financial support mechanism for individuals and NRIs in need of financial support.
• IGF meetings should rotate through all UN regions.
• At least one youngster from each UN region must take place in the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG).• International working groups should be established, in order to collaborate on specific (long lasting re-occurring) themes. These working groups should have multiple (online) gatherings throughout the year (agile approach).• Best practices from workshops should be widely spread, also outside the IG community in order to engage the un-engaged (e.g. politicians, universities).
• International working groups should work together with institutions outside the current IGF community - so expertise on relevant topics can be gathered. Having fed the discussionsThe IGF discussion should play a fundamental role laying the fundament for outcomes that are followed by the Common Agenda report• The IGF should be and stay a neutral platform facilitating discussions
IGF 2022 EGM InputsRemote medical clinics, river transport and IGF2025
I present proposals for communities living in hard-to-reach places, e.g. African and Asian countries. Proposals for creating remote medical clinics based on satellite internet, solar panels and drone technologies were presented. River transport was proposed for riverside communities that cannot use road or rail. The implementation of these projects, possible within the Internet Governance Forum(IGF), will contribute to the civilization development of societies that have been technologically backward so far. Local communities of hard-to-reach places should have access to computers and the Internet and participate in IGF2025 In  were described installing “computers in the wall”. The children learned how to use the computer and how to use the programs installed in it without any help.
Remote medical clinics instead of exclusion from healthcare?
Much of the world's population does not have access to medical care. In the current conditions, remote medical assistance is possible for people living in hard-to-reach places.You might consider setting up small remote medical clinics in small towns. Such a clinic could be equipped with appropriate diagnostic equipment. Based on the obtained results, doctors would issue appropriate prescriptions. Medicines would be delivered to the patient by means of drones . Solar panels could serve as a power source for such a clinic. Satellite internet can be used to connect remote clinics with medical centers in larger towns. More IGF 2022 Call for Thematic Inputs- ID63
Ecological, local water transport in global transport
On the rivers, in hard-to-reach places, local community meetings can be organized. River transport can be arranged there. During these meetings, the residents themselves should decide what they want to talk about and what their needs are. IGF technologies can be helpful in organizing such meetings.
• Development of local transport, including tourist transport, on small rivers on shallow-submersible electrically powered vessels.
• Development of hydropower plants used by electrically powered ships. The excess electricity produced will be sent to local power grids.
• Incorporation of local tourism into global tourism - sea-river ships
• The problem of revitalizing the world's rivers as an element of improving the quality of the climate
More IGF 2022 Call for Thematic Inputs- ID63
IGF2022 Internet Governance Forum with direct debate at the round tables
The IGF2022 can be expanded with a debate at the tables. There cannot be too many participants at the tables, e.g. 10-12, so that you can hear and see each other. Round tables can be placed in a large hall or in large squares in different places around the world. In hard-to-reach places in Africa or Asia, solar panels can be used as a power source. In the field of communication, satellite internet technology can be used . A discussion panel will be created in which ordinary citizens will be able to talk together on topics important to them. More IGF 2022 Suggestions (2021 Stocktaking) - Połcik
1. S. Schierbeck et al. Automated external defibrillators delivered by drones to patients with suspected out-of-hospital cardiac arrest ; https://academic.oup.com/eurheartj/advance-article/doi/10.1093/eurheartj/ehab498/6358076
2. Satellite Internet: https://bigblu.pl/jak-dziala-internet-satelitarny-i-komu-moze-sie-przydac/
3. Education: https://blog.ted.com/the-school-in-the-cloud-a-documentary-on-sugata-mitras-ted-prize-wish-premieres/; https://www.ted.com/talks/sugata_mitra_the_child_driven_education/transcript?language=pl
IGF 2022 EGM InputsTo strengthen focus:
Create a more simple and streamlined User Interface for the IGF website with clear "calls to action" for various stakeholders. This would allow new members and returning members can easily engage with the site. This would begin to shift the functionality of the site towards from a repository of content about the organization towards an interactive tool which can collect valuable data from stakeholders, and perhaps become a prototype for a digital research tool.
Create a content strategy that is clearly aligned with IGF's mission.
To strenghten relevance:
Create an open-source database that incentivizes creative technologists to collaborate on projects.
Empower a community manager with a background in AGILE product management to facilitate project-based meetings between stakeholders, with the goal of generating tangible and high quality outputs
I would need to conduct more research to answer this question. Some of my initial research questions are:
1. What is the current make up of the organization's community?
2. How does the organization define diversity?
3. What would be the measurable impact of expanding and diversifying participation?
4. What is the current leadership willing to sacrifice in order to achieve this goal? (time, money, visibility...)Create Task Forces that align with the IGF Mission and Stakeholder interests
Hire & empower Community Managers to design a network that serves people's needs
Partner with public art organizations to design socially-relevant, participatory outreach programs
Transparency about what has "failed" in the past. This creates context for institutionalized knowledge to merge seamlessly with new talent, without having to reinvent the wheel or waste time in dialogue without a clear agenda.
needs more research and/or contextMore clear & transparent description of what kind of stakeholders IGF would like to engage with. The challenge would be to think past demographics, and more into areas of digital research, which are often spearheaded by independent thinkers, futurists, entrepreneurs who often work outside of traditional institutions.TBD
IGF 2022 EGM Inputs