IGF 2022 Networking Sessions

Below are the networking sessions included in the final IGF 2022 programme
Please see here for a list of all networking session proposals received. 


ID Organization Title


Open Internet for Democracy Initiative

Daniel O'Maley, Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA), Civil Society, WEOG

Andrea Vega Yudico, Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA), Civil Society, WEOG

Sarah Moulton, National Democratic Institute (NDI), Civil Society, WEOG

Morgan Frost, Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), Civil Society, WEOG

IGF 2022 Networking Session #4 "Speed Dating" for Democracy and Digital Rights Advocates



Onsite Moderator: Adriano Mauro, Protipi ltd, SME, Nigeria, Partner leading the Dissemination & Communication of DIGILOGIC project

Speaker: Toyin Dania , Project Manager, MEST Africa, Digital Innovation Hub, Ghana, Partner leading the Capacity Building Programme of DIGILOGIC project

Speaker: Linda Kamau, Managing Director & Co-Founder at AkiraChix, Women Digital Innovation Hub, Kenya

Speaker: Dr Daniel Hajas, Innovation Manager, Global Disability Innovation Hub, UK-Kenya

Online moderator (and online breakout room moderator) Stephen Fox, Senior Scientist, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland leading the Challenges for innovators of DIGILOGIC project

Online breakout room moderator- Charlotte Edzard, Digital Hub Management, Germany, DIGILOGIC project coordinator

Online breakout room moderator - Maumo Mubila, Bongo-Hive, Zambia, DIGILOGIC project partner in charge of Community Buildin

IGF 2022 Networking Session #8 The role of Digital Innovation Hubs to ensure digital inclusion to all, especially youth,



Wout de Natris. IS3C, private sector, Western Europe

Mark Carvell, IS3C, private sector, Western Europe

Nicolas Fiumarelli, LACNIC, Technical community, Latin America

Janice Richardson, Insight SA, Education/private sector, Oceania

Mallory Knodel, Center for Democracy and Technology, U.S.A.

Raymond Mamattah, EGIGFA, civil society, Africa


IGF 2022 Networking Session #13 Support IS3C in Making the Internet More Secure and Safer




Catherine R Kimambo African Child Projects (Region D)

Prof Josef Noll, Basic Internet Foundation (Region C)

Jane Coffin, Connect humanity ( Region A)

Janet Chapman, Tanzania Development Trust ( Region B)

Judith Kiwale , UNICEF TANZANIA (Region D)

Justina Mashiba, Universal Communication Service Access Fund (UCSAF) (Region D)

Rosalyn Mworia, Vodacom Tanzania PLC (Region D)

Sandra Oswald, Vodacom Tanzania Foundation ( Region D)

Gabriel Karsan, Emerging Youth Initiative. (Region D)

Wisdom Kwasi, Ghana Open Data Initiative. (Region D)

Mike Nxele, ITU Digital Transformation Centers (Region C)

Sudhir Dixit, IEEE (Region E)

Pious Sylvester, African Child Projects (Region D)

IGF 2022 Networking Session #22 School Connectivity 101


Gender Standing Group - ISOC

Elnur Karimov, Kyushu University, Academia, Eastern Europe

Veronica Piccolo, Youth SG ISOC, Technical Community, WEOG

Umut Pajaro Velasquez, Gender SG ISOC, Technical Community, GRULAC

IGF 2022 Networking Session #26 YouRBan: Being LGBTQIA+ on social media


Universiteit Gent – Human Rights Centre

Western Europe & Others

1. Dariusz Kloza, Universiteit Gent – Human Rights Centre (Belgium)

2. Georgios Terzis & Mihalis Kritikos, Vrije Universiteit Brussel – Brussels School of Governance (BSoG) – Centre for Digitalisation, Democracy and Innovation (CD2I) & Olga Gkotsopoulou, Research Group on Law, Science, Technology & Society (LSTS) – Health and Ageing Law Lab (HALL) (Belgium)

3. Giovanni De Gregorio, University of Oxford – Centre for Socio-Legal Studies – Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy (PCMLP) (United Kingdom)

4. Evelyne Tauchnitz & Peter Kirchschläger, University of Lucerne – Institute of Social Ethics (Switzerland)

5. Rosanna Fanni, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) – Digital Forum (Belgium)

6. Paolo Passaglia, University of Pisa – Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza (Italy)

Latin America

7. Agustina Del Campo, Universidad de Palermo – Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information (Argentina)

IGF 2022 Networking Session #32 Internet’s contrasts: rights/obligations, inclusion/exclusion, in/accessibility, dis/connection, ...


School of International Information Security (Institute of Contemporary International Studies, Diplomatic Academy of the Russian MFA)

The School of International Information Security is a youth scientific and analytical platform created on the basis of the Institute of Contemporary International Studies of the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation in cooperation with the Council of Young Scientists of the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation for an inclusive discussion and exchange of views, positions and assessments, development of strategies for a comprehensive solution to problems of international information security, formation of Track II – Youth Diplomacy on IIS and IG issues by Russian and foreign young scientists, international experts and practitioners, Russian and international academic and research institutes.

To pursue its declared goals the IIS School is actively participating in the development of scientific discourse on the OEWG topics by creating a scientific and educational platform on Information Security issues and, as a matter of fact, interacting with state and non-state institutions, IT companies, scientific and technical community on the topic of the IIS. By doing so, IIS School is also engaged in popularization of the relevant ICT issues.

The School, functioning more than a year, already managed to organize and participate in 19 different forums, lectures, seminars and round-tables. Furthermore, the IIS School team, which includes people from CIS region, participated and stated its development prospects at OEWG ICT (2021-2025) Virtual, informal dialogue with stakeholders. For the moment, the main participants of the School events are Russian experts and the interested youth from different parts of wold. In spite of this fact the IIS School is willing to expand its partnership contacts even more by engaging with different multistakeholder groups from various countries and regions.

Batyrkanov Baktinbek is a Postgraduate student at The Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry. He is an active member of The School of International Information Security. Apart from that, he is the Chairman of Kyrgyz International Youth platform in Russia, Zhash Tolkun. He also participated in UN Model—DAIMMUN (Diplomatic Academy International Ministerial Model United Nations) and been a volunteer at National Red Cross Society.

Daria Stepovaya is a Postgraduate student at Lomonosov Moscow State University at the Faculty of Global Studies. She is an active member of The School of International Information Security. Besides, She is participating in NetMission and is an EURALO Individual Member on the At-Large ICANN.

She has been a Rapporteur in NetMission - so she possesses the necessary skills for being a one.

Both of the organizers are the Academia representative, but represent two different Regional Group—first Asia, second Europe.

Regarding onsite moderator: as for now, we are not sure if we will be able to travel to onsite. Could we kindly ask to be provided with the onsite moderator?

IGF 2022 Networking Session #42 Youth Initiatives: the School of International Information Security experience


Digital Grassroots

Uffa Modey, Digital Grassroots, technical community, Africa

Esther Mwema, Digital Grassroots, civil society, Africa

Hanna Pishchiyk, Digital Grassroots, civil society, Europe

IGF 2022 Networking Session #59 Technology and Innovation Challenge for Gender Equality


Digital Rights Foundation

Hyra Basit, Digital Rights Foundation

Seerat Khan, Digital Rights Foundation

IGF 2022 Networking Session #60 Safe internet use for all: Helplines working with communities

77 InternetLab and National Democratic Institute

Fernanda K. Martins, InternetLab director, civil society, Latin America, Brazil;

Alice Lana, InternetLab head of research, civil society, Latin America, Brazil;

Kaleigh Schwalbe, National Democratic Institute, civil society, North American, USA.

IGF 2022 Networking Session #77 Online Gendered Disinformation from a Global South Perspective


Open Data Collaboratives

Katherine Townsend, Open Data Collaboratives, civil society, north america

Kaitlyn Holm, Open Data Collaboratives, Civil society, North America

Winnie Kamau, Association of Freelance Journalists, civil society, Africa

IGF 2022 Networking Session #79 Open Data for the Future of the Internet