IGF 2022 Parliamentary Roundtable: The Role of Parliaments in Addressing Cyberthreats

Thursday, 1st December, 2022 (10:45 UTC) - Thursday, 1st December, 2022 (12:00 UTC)


Session overview

The parliamentary roundtable will mark the wrap-up of the IGF 2022 parliamentary track.

MPs and representatives of other stakeholder groups will engage in a dialogue on the following and similar questions:

  • What roles can/should parliaments play in addressing cyberthreats and fostering strengthened multistakeholder cooperation at national, regional and international levels?
  • What are the roles of responsibilities of various actors (governments, parliaments, private sector, technical community, civil society) in addressing cyberthreats and contributing to the creation of a safer and more secure digital space?
  • What key international multistakeholder initiatives are in place and how can their work be strengthened?

Welcoming remarks

  • Li Junhua | Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations
  • Martin Chungong | Secretary General, Inter-Parliamentary Union 
  • Tagese Chafo | Speaker, House of Peoples’ Representatives of Ethiopia

Lead discussants

  • Edmon Chung | ICANN Board and DotAsia 
  • Anriette Esterhuysen | Association for Progressive Communications
  • Carlos Sebastian Garcia | MP, Paraguay
  • Samuel George | MP, Ghana
  • Tereza Horejsova | Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (moderator)
  • Miapetra Kumpula Natri | Member of the European Parliament
  • Jimson Olufuye | AfICTA