IGF 2022 Suggestions (2021 Stocktaking)

All IGF stakeholders were invited to submit inputs to the IGF Secretariat to assist with the planning for the IGF 2022 process and its 17th annual IGF meeting.

Number of contributions by:

Stakeholder Group
Government: 10
Intergovernmental Organization: 2
Civil Society: 26
Technical Community: 13
Private Sector: 26
Get a Full View of submissions HERE
Regional Group
African Group: 20
Asia-Pacific Group: 14
Eastern European Group: 6
Latin American and Caribbean Group: 12
Western European and Others Group: 24
Intergovernmental Organizations: 1

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Taking Stock of the IGF 2021
Taking Stock of the IGF 2021: What worked well? What worked not so well?
The hybrid format (context change within physical attendees and virtual) worked well. But the first day was very complicated to find rooms physically due to the brake of the agenda and site (and the way to request for the Zoom links). Also, at sometimes day 0, because of the sharing of these zoom links, zoombombing happened and the organizers blocked the zoom so no one could connect, this was a major problem at some sessions in day 0.
More Dissemination of the activities is desired in the ecosystem, not only to official groups but also maybe to NRI specific lists, NIR (Registry) Communities, NOG (Technical Network operators) regional operators, more civil societies lists, SDG Youth groups at the UN, ISOC, ICANN ecosystems, among others to bring more inclusivity to these preparatory processes in order to involve more people and specially youth.
The programme was nice, despite the zoombombings because the logistics of the links when the site was taken down.
Future formal preparations on these technical massive matters is desired.
But the programme and the thematic focus and "the agenda" was super excellent and well ordered. By thematic is good.
One last detail is that at some sessions there were speakers, moderators or rapporteurs roles colliding, like my case in the Environmental TownHall session being at the same time as others I was speaker. So a system that could check this is desired.

Community Intersessional Activities
Intersessional activities and NRIs at IGF 2021
The Main session on DCs was nice to have an overall of the work and the scope, really well done. But I think some of the DCs didn't have any session in IGF but the main one. So, maybe an allignment or joint between some of the DCs is desired.
The Youth Summit was a great session, I think there were lot of youth spaces in this IGF, but maybe sometimes these spaces were colliding, for example lot of youth initiatives persons are involved in NRI, so maybe these sessions need to prevent being held at the same slot in the future.
I think there were several advancements in the engagement of the different global, regional and national youth groups and my desire for the future is to have more inclusive groups, like 3 or 4 per country, etc.

Programme Content
Platform-based content so people could access the content plus the recording.
The format, speakers, and the content was excellent, but as always, we need to take much more into account the outputs from last years as an input, the sessions need to be organized in a way to follow the outputs as inputs and then provide new outputs with key takeaways for the next cycle and so on.
This will be the future of how the IGF is bringing value, and more platforms are desired to engage more with this content.
In my case I didn't pay some attention to this session since I was speaker or moderator at others at the same time , I would like to hear more about the results of this approach.
More Dissemination of calls, activities and sessions will be excellent for BPFs and PN, also for DCs that sometimes lack of cross-posting to other "related" communities of interest that could volunteer more.
In my case I didn't attend this one, I would like to hear more about the results of this approach.
The inclusion of this gender section in the brief/output of the session for gender takeaways in a way to fill in the gaps if gender issues appeared was a nice idea and need to be maintained in the future.

The village was nice, but actually I didn't see so much activity in the Youth stand. And also some stands were empty for a long period of time.
The communications were nice as always, and in the correct times.
There was a lack maybe of oufput of the sessions, maybe the participants could receive an email with the output when available and with this possibility of leaving comments/corrections and discussion after the session with the output. We need a platform for that urgently.
The technologies used were good. It is desired to have a site that allow the participant to see the transcription in real time, and that participants also could comment on the output of the session after the session and one week for example. To bring timezones an opportunity of inclusion.

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2022
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
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More dissemination, more communities to reach. Plz follow my above comments
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IGF 2021 programme: please comment on the content, speakers and quality of discussions
More fellowships, more physical attendees from disadvantaged communities or under-development countries. Will be desirable to bring more opportunities to people outside the region that the meeting is being held. And maybe to include Latin America hubs or venues at some moment, now we are more disadvantaged than Africa in terms of the quantity of time an IGF was held in Latinamerica (Joao pessoa the last one), and the other Guadalajara (2016)).
IGF 2021 showed that the UN staff is not really involved in the process of DCs, BPFs , PN, and also NRIs , so a desire (I think we now have an initial step) is that the UN could finance and support the work of the DCs and BPFs in a more close relationship with the "real" teams.


AFNIC


Taking Stock of the IGF 2021
Taking Stock of the IGF 2021: What worked well? What worked not so well?
The preparatory process was well planned and helped in a context of global pandemic. The MAG meetings allowed for an in-depth collaboration drawing on analysis from thematic working groups.

Key improvements to strengthen the IGF:
- Engage the community in other languages to foster diversity and participation ;
- Involve early the different national and regional IGF to improve outreach and engagement at the local level.

Community Intersessional Activities
Intersessional activities and NRIs at IGF 2021
The role of National, Regional and Youth IGFs is essential to foster diversity and make the IGF a global forum. National IGFs allow for a strong and impactful collaboration at the local level fostering both engagement and capacity building.

The NRIs sessions allowed for in-depth discussion and dissemination of experience on concrete challenges met at the local level leading to global solutions.

Programme Content


Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2022
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
To improve IGF 2022 preparatory process:
- Start the engagement phase very early and involve the different stakeholder and NRIs to reach the community at the local level ;
- Foster linguistic diversity and multilinguism to increase outreach and impact. The standards of multilingualism for United Nations communications should be one of the IGF’ goals to reach the widest audience.
NRI are a key part of the IGF process and should be engaged as early as possible. Developed on a bottom-up consultative process, the NRIs main session and collaborative sessions are key instruments for achieving the IGF mandate and implementing ideas and policies. They illustrate both the diversity and the strength of the local IGF communities across the world.

At the local level, National IGF are connected with the grassroots. and can help foster diversity of opinion as well as reach a wider community. It is at local level that a real difference will be made.
Allow for workshops and other IGF events to take place in different languages.

Increase awareness and understanding of IGF processes throughout the year.


Ahta


Taking Stock of the IGF 2021
Taking Stock of the IGF 2021: What worked well? What worked not so well?
Best regards conernt for the update.
Covid 19 make me not to attend physically conference.
A give hundred percent.

Community Intersessional Activities
Intersessional activities and NRIs at IGF 2021
Best regards my online.
Nice day and time wisely say that you are doing well. we

Programme Content
Thanks the. Speakers are best regards add more if.
Highly recommend best.
Thanks enjoy your day and confirm my availability is networking event and I confirmed that sure is better nations contribute.
Best.i preciated.
Well contacted.

100 percent.
Best regards to my sincere.
Thanks again and I look forward to attend physically conference.
In future coming invite me also to attend physically conference.

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2022
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
Thanks again let us meet for those who don't attend the meeting.
Improvement all the best regards.
Hundred percent.
IGF 2021 programme: please comment on the content, speakers and quality of discussions
Best.
Upcoming forum and confirm my attendance physically if being among those who have to get sponsor for me last time wisely I applied but not received.


APPUI SOLIDAIRE POUR LE RENFORCEMENT DE L AIDE AU DEVELOPPEMENT


Taking Stock of the IGF 2021
Taking Stock of the IGF 2021: What worked well? What worked not so well?
VERY GOOD
VERY GOOD
VERY GOOD

Community Intersessional Activities
Intersessional activities and NRIs at IGF 2021
VERY GOOD
VERY GOOD

Programme Content
VERY GOOD
VERY GOOD
VERY GOOD
VERY GOOD

VERY GOOD
VERY GOOD

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2022
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
IGF 2021 programme: please comment on the content, speakers and quality of discussions
VERY GOOD


Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum (BIGF)


Taking Stock of the IGF 2021
Taking Stock of the IGF 2021: What worked well? What worked not so well?
Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum (BIGF) team & our participants enriched their knowledge by attending the Hybrid format of UNIGF Remote Hub 2021.
I am a representative of Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum (BIGF). We (Bangladesh team) joined the UNIGF 2021 from the Remote Hub in Bangladesh. That year we gathered almost 150 local participants to involve in IGF program remotely in collaboration with UNDP. Our main issue was time, as the time difference between the poland & Bangladesh was almost 6 hours. So, many important sessions or topics which were much needed for our participants, we were not able to participate that time. We first time arranged the UNIGF remotely and that was much surprising for us because many persons from different communities attended to enrich themselves.
As our country Bangladesh is working to establish digital based country so the whole nation mainly focusing technology.

Community Intersessional Activities

Programme Content

The registration process, schedule and meeting system all were good enough for us.

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2022


Consulting Engineer


Taking Stock of the IGF 2021
Taking Stock of the IGF 2021: What worked well? What worked not so well?
Well done, could be better if participation by person on internet could be achieved.
I think we're looking for "The growth of the Smaller Democratic institutions ",to *Allow primary democracy development in the world *
The Preparation
Time line worked well
Structure and flow were good

Community Intersessional Activities
Intersessional activities and NRIs at IGF 2021
Nationalistic views were predominant
Very interesting

Programme Content
Go to lowest level in society to know the happening
Covered well
Good
Excellent management
No bias

Not participated physically
Not participate physically
Good

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2022
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
Please inform early and give us a chance to get physically
Nothing
Allow remote participation with Q&A sesion
IGF 2021 programme: please comment on the content, speakers and quality of discussions
If you can link regional and international it will be well done
Good initiative.


De Natris Consult


Taking Stock of the IGF 2021
Taking Stock of the IGF 2021: What worked well? What worked not so well?
The fact that the IGF website was not accessible on day 0 and people could not join the sessions was a disappointment for all contributors to the programme. It is important to understand what caused it, so that it can be prevented in the future.

When moderating a session in situ, it is near impossible to be and logged in and moderate. It was not possible to view who was online, who wanted to speak and especially follow the chat, making an overview hard to get for the moderator(s). The online one was able to take care of the online part of the session. Is it possible that in the future part of or second in situ screen shows the online environment?
This all worked well in 2021.

Community Intersessional Activities
Intersessional activities and NRIs at IGF 2021
All who wanted to be had the opportunity to present themselves and their work, which is truly appreciated. It is however impossible to gather knowledge, feedback or input in 90 minutes. This workshop is the only moment to truly attract attention of potentially interested individuals and organisations. A year's work is not captured in 90 minutes. This is an issue however that in the light of the DCs and others (who aspire to) gaining more prominence, that needs more thought.
The 2021 Youth IGF programme showed tremendous ambition and provided extremely insightful outcomes. Despite having three hours on day 0, time proved far too short to showcase them. If Youth IGF remains this ambitious in the coming years, it may have to receive more prominence in the overall programme, as several of the outcomes may warrant further debate at the IGF itself. Here the different stakeholders can be brought together and reflect on the outcomes, agree on recommendations or guidelines or toolkits. This did not happen sufficiently to do right to these potentially tangible outcomes. E.g., the programme did not result in any noticeable follow up, nor broader recognition of findings. This is a shame, as thoroughly researched topics now, as far as I'm aware, lay on a virtual shelve instead of actively being picked up.

Programme Content
Output presentations
On tangible outcomes. There have to be more or less central points in the programme where tangible outcomes are presented to a large section of the participants and not one of a dozen or more options to attend. Two central points a day: e.g., 11.30 - 12.30 and 16.00 - 17.00 hours. This will bring down the number of workshops.

Input activities
When large themes have emerged, organise different forms of activities around it. Not just workshops, but brainstorm sessions on progress, solutions or issue gathering, etc. This allows for picking the brains of the experts present and prevents the exclusive promotion of one point of view in a presentation. When a part of the programme is pro-actively organised, it also allows for more active participation and input and identifiable outcomes.

True work shops
To be the incubator or accelerator of processes, the IGF could assist existing processes by organising workshops in which participants are asked to share their ideas, theories, knowledge on how to progress best. This can assist in the acceleration of a process already underway. Past workshops have proven for this approach to work and could become a structural approach. It should come with one demand: a presentation later in the week.

Music night should remain on the programme.

Once again, a great compliment to the Polish host, who did a great job and made me feel extremely welcome.

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2022
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
Network sessions should be planned on any day except Friday as too many people have left or are starting to leave the event.
Cross pollination between the different groups can be organised in a better way. Knowledge sharing becomes even more important when these groups are to provide tangible outcomes. Input and output have to flow in a broader way, e.g. through presentations, knowledge sharing sessions, etc.

When BPFs, PNs and DCs become a main part of the IGF's output in the coming years, it becomes necessary to think of how to showcase, debate, finalise work, etc., on the outcomes. Should these outcomes have more prominence in the programme?
As soon as the themes for 2022 have been defined, the MAG has to identify which stakeholders to invite and have a communication programme ready to do so. The IGF being hybrid means people do not necessarily have to travel. This makes inviting these stakeholders an easier story to sell.

A second idea is to establish a liaison with one or two organisations representing this stakeholder group. The liaison is responsible for the dissemination of information, invitations, etc., and could assist with catering communication for these specific stakeholder groups.
Thematic intersessional meetings may contribute to better attuned work at and tangible outcomes of the IGF (conference).


Director South School on Internet Governance


Taking Stock of the IGF 2021
Taking Stock of the IGF 2021: What worked well? What worked not so well?
There were some issues
work well.

I would suggest that the different working groups or committees formed by MAG are widely distributed among the whole community, to ensure a diverse participation
Program is ok in relation with these issues

Community Intersessional Activities
Intersessional activities and NRIs at IGF 2021
I only participated in one DC and it was ok
NRI coordination by Anja Gengo from IGF Secretariat is simply outstanding
She managed to help all the NRI to be included in several activities and organize a main session

Programme Content
Very good
It could be good if these spaces are broadly informed to the community.
I only got engaged with the NRI one which was organized in an excellent way by Anja Gengo from IGF Secretariat

The virtual village did not show all the information that was requested for the virtual booths.
very good
There were issues with the website and with recieveing the zoom links once included into the personal agendas.
There were some zoom bombs as well.
I attended remotely

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2022
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
More communication about the organization of main sessions by MAG, so interested people can get involved in them
very good
There must be a higher involvement of government oficials


Eclairement


Taking Stock of the IGF 2021
Taking Stock of the IGF 2021: What worked well? What worked not so well?
Le forum sur la gouvernance de l’Internet 2021 qui s’est déroulé à Katowice en Pologne et en ligne est un exemple concret de réussite d’évènement hybride réunissant sur place et à distance dans de bonnes conditions des participants du monde entier. La phase préparatoire est essentielle pour monter progressivement en puissance et mobiliser les parties prenantes.

Community Intersessional Activities
Intersessional activities and NRIs at IGF 2021
La session plénière NRIs est un exemple de format innovant prenant la forme d’une séance de discussion ouverte avec un fil directeur fort. La présence de la traduction simultanée dans les six langues officielles des Nations unies, anglais, arabe, chinois mandarin, espagnol, français et russe, a permis d’entendre la richesse de l’IGF et de faciliter l’intervention et la compréhension de tous !

Programme Content


Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2022
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
Sur la base d’un FGI 2021 réussi, il faudrait améliorer la prise en compte du handicap et de la diversité linguistique. La langue des signes, de même que la traduction dans les six langues des Nations Unies sont à favoriser pour permettre la participation de tous.

La session parlementaire pourrait également gagner à collaborer activement avec les FGI nationaux afin de favoriser la participation des parlementaires et faire connaitre le FGI. Les comités d’organisation nationaux pourraient à ce titre faciliter les relations avec les parlementaires de leurs pays respectifs et améliorer la visibilité et l’impact global du FGI.

Les FGI nationaux et régionaux pourraient participer activement au processus d’engagement au niveau local. Au niveau national, un lien privilégié existe avec les parties prenantes nationals. Il en est de même de la session parlementaire et des sessions plénières.
Eviter les processus concurrents qui entretiennent la confusion et renforcer le FGI comme instance de discussion sur les politiques publiques d’Internet.

Le multilinguisme devrait être la règle pour permettre à chacun une participation effective ! La diversité des cultures, intimement liée à la lanque, doit prendre toute sa place au FGI.


Entreprise Forward


Taking Stock of the IGF 2021
Taking Stock of the IGF 2021: What worked well? What worked not so well?
Good
Good
Fair

Community Intersessional Activities
Intersessional activities and NRIs at IGF 2021
Good
Fair

Programme Content
Good

Good

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2022


Gemraj Technologies


Taking Stock of the IGF 2021
Taking Stock of the IGF 2021: What worked well? What worked not so well?
was excellent
All was done smoothly no issues all was perfect
very good

Community Intersessional Activities
Intersessional activities and NRIs at IGF 2021
all was well orchestrated
Good relevant content

Programme Content
was good
good
Good
good
very open and unbiased

Good positive vibes and very well arranged
Good
super all good
Super and fantastically run event Kudos to the team and the organisers and the Government of Poland

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2022
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
None
None
was good
IGF 2021 programme: please comment on the content, speakers and quality of discussions
have a recap call


IGF


Taking Stock of the IGF 2021

Community Intersessional Activities

Programme Content


Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2022


IGF GUINÉE CONAKRY


Taking Stock of the IGF 2021
Taking Stock of the IGF 2021: What worked well? What worked not so well?
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Community Intersessional Activities
Intersessional activities and NRIs at IGF 2021
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Programme Content
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Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2022
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
Inclure les diversités linguistique
IGF 2021 programme: please comment on the content, speakers and quality of discussions
Créer une plateforme d'échange continue (WhatsApp)


Internet Society


Taking Stock of the IGF 2021
Taking Stock of the IGF 2021: What worked well? What worked not so well?
The hybrid format facilitates participation as it provides different attendance options. Despite the benefits, hybrid meetings pose additional obstacles in terms of participation from different time zones. While in 2020 the fully virtual event allowed some flexibility in terms of sessions' schedules, in 2021, the time zone posed some difficulties for participants from other regions. Inclusiveness should be the premise for organizing the event. We suggest that the IGF continues looking for ways to improve remote participation.
Overall, we found the preparatory process good. The call for issues and sessions proposals was both timely and clear. However, the main sessions planning could have been more informative and clear in terms of how the main sessions were organized. 
We recognize the effort of having a more focused IGF agenda by identifying a main focus area basket (with two focus areas) and an emerging and cross-cutting issue basket (with four issue areas). Nevertheless, the number of sessions was overwhelming, especially for newcomers. We would recommend having fewer sessions but with deeper discussions. 

Community Intersessional Activities
Intersessional activities and NRIs at IGF 2021

Programme Content
We suggest that in 2022 the IGF focused the discussion in some of the following areas: 
-Encryption
-Connect the unconnected (e.g. Community Networks and Low Earth Orbit Satellites (LEOs) as potential solutions for growing the Internet);
Internet shutdowns
-Frameworks for addressing emerging issues (e.g. ISOC's Internet Way of Networking Impact Assessment Toolkit). 
-Discuss Digital Sovereignty and the impact policies and regulations could have on the Internet.
We find the High-level leaders tracker a very positive way for encouraging stronger government and senior leaders from all sectors involvement. It raises the profile of the IGF. In terms of the high-level sessions, we believe that the same rules that apply to other sessions should be applied to them. This guarantees representation of all sectors, ensuring that all speakers have the assigned time to present their views and giving participants the time to ask questions and engage in the conversation. 
We value the creation of Policy Networks as a way of having more policy-oriented intersessional activities, which has been identified as a necessity during previous IGFs. We would also recommend ensuring that the work of both the BFPs and the Policy Networks are well integrated into the agenda and avoid duplication of sessions (for example, while they covered different angles, there were two main sessions about meaningful connectivity). In addition, it would be good to make the difference between BPFs and Policy Networks clearer.  We also recommend working on building visibility for the IGF outputs. They are currently largely unknown from the broader Internet community. 

From a technical/logistics standpoint, the booth at the Village worked well. From a marketing and promotional level, we felt that more could be done next year to promote these spaces as attendance was not that good. 
We celebrate the efforts to collect and present each session's outputs, including high-level panels. The document that consolidates the Katowice IGF Messages constitutes a very useful resource that could be leveraged with participants and other audiences (for example, to raise the profile of the IGF).  
The new IGF website is a significant improvement. It improves user experience in terms of visualization and navigation. However, there are still some issues to consider for facilitating participation. 

IGF 2021 Registration, access and use of platform feedback: all steps required to participate in a single session were not clearly outlined, especially for newcomers to the IGF. Specifically, participants should 'Check in' to their sessions the day before to receive the Zoom link. Too many clicks were required to get set up to attend a single session. Several IGF Youth Ambassadors shared their frustration, finding the process confusing, especially if they wanted to register for many sessions. Improving the session registration, calendar scheduling, and session check-in steps should be a priority. 

There were also some technical issues with the website on Day 0 that made participation difficult. We encountered zoombombing during one of the sessions, underscoring the critical nature of the security of the conferencing platforms.
We would have liked to have IGF Youth Ambassadors involved in either the opening or closing ceremony, like in previous years. The sessions we attended that were youth-focused seemed to highlight the same youth, which seemed repetitive. In some cases, there were "adults" talking at "youth" or vice versa. We would encourage to find new sessions formats in which youth and adult voices are equally integrated. Many youths attending the IGF already work, do research, and write academic papers in Internet-related fields or are members of youth groups. They have the expertise to be key resources for IGF sessions, not just 'youth' sessions.

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2022
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
In 2022, we strongly recommend providing longer time frames for the nomination of MAG members by stakeholders. In 2021, the deadline for conducting the process was relatively short, which affected the diversity of candidates.  
Furthermore, we would like to strengthen the ties between the Youth IGF and the ISOC IGF Youth Ambassador Program to improve the participation of young people during the event. For example, we could explore the idea of a social media campaign shared through the IGF that encourages youngsters to participate. It could improve coordination and collaboration between the different youth initiatives.
As highlighted before, we believe that the IGF 2022 could benefit from fewer sessions. This would also facilitate participation (as IGF newcomers usually feel overwhelmed by the number of workshops) and, most importantly, allow for more focused discussions. 
IGF 2021 programme: please comment on the content, speakers and quality of discussions
We suggest that the MAG monitor closely the development of the MAG+ new high-level multistakeholder body proposed by the High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation to understand better how this would be linked to the IGF itself. It is unclear how this new body will operate and how it would be linked to the work that the MAG already is doing. If there are any changes in how the IGF is conducted, we expect that they involve the MAG and the IGF community in general in all phases of the discussion. 


Jokkolabs Banjul


Taking Stock of the IGF 2021
Taking Stock of the IGF 2021: What worked well? What worked not so well?
Brilliant
Timing was Perfect and Effective
The Structure flowed but more on Digital Transformation

Community Intersessional Activities
Intersessional activities and NRIs at IGF 2021
Excellent
It was Effective all NRIS had a space to make their voices heard

Programme Content
Excellent
Not so interactive it should be a Networking Cocktail Event
Excellent
Not so interactive it should be a Networking Cocktail Event
Very well represented but more can be done in support of LGBTQI communities

The IGF Village more can be done in having a great structure in place. That it will be a networking place not only exhibition area,
Excellent
Logistics
Overall I think this was great IGF 2021, but it will be good to have data of what NRIs have taken place in the year during opening based on country and region

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2022
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
Let regional NRI be involved in supporting host country in planning,
Excellent
Excellent
IGF 2021 programme: please comment on the content, speakers and quality of discussions
It was a good blend of participants
More sessions on the Road Map and what it means to various regions should be well informed at IGF


Justyna Brombosz BRILLIANT TEACHER Angielski Korepetycje Tłumaczenia


Taking Stock of the IGF 2021
Taking Stock of the IGF 2021: What worked well? What worked not so well?
The agile cooperation of both formats.
I haven't taken part in it.
Clear structures, easy Access to sessions & Personal Schedule.

Community Intersessional Activities
Intersessional activities and NRIs at IGF 2021
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Programme Content
You may add:
- psychological approach,
- machine learning,
- Local Resources,
- Suppliers Data Bases.
Summing up, the sessions help to get a wider perspective on global issues.
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Structures prepared in accordance with Cybersecurity norms.
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Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2022
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
I suggest providing the audience with some cultural background of places visited.
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There is always need for some additional information about the hosting country.
IGF 2021 programme: please comment on the content, speakers and quality of discussions
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Kaspersky


Taking Stock of the IGF 2021
Taking Stock of the IGF 2021: What worked well? What worked not so well?
Having a hybrid format for IGF is fully relevant, and will remain relevant in the future.
- However, the online platform for IGF 2021 was too complex and went down on Day 0, making remote attendance too hard for a number of participants. When it comes to online participation, it must be possible to participate easily and flexibly, even to decide at short notice to join a session online. Even technically experienced participants often had problems participating quickly and without problems. The process often took 10 minutes, but should be possible with 2-3 clicks and 30 seconds.
- Some sessions, in particular during the first days of IGF, were closed earlier than expected by the IT support team, which can be challenging for session organizers.
The preparatory process was structured and transparent. Of course, there were uncertainties because of the pandemic and the hybrid format, but that is normal. Therefore, time delays were foreseeable and did not significantly disrupt the planning process.
Good overall programme that included a wide variety of interesting topics/issues – and good that the IGF lasted several days to include so many topics. On the same time, the variety of the overall program can make it difficult to understand for guests who do not know the entire IGF process in detail.

Community Intersessional Activities
Intersessional activities and NRIs at IGF 2021

Programme Content
See above
Interesting content and speakers on a large number of topics.
The High-level leaders track where we participated was well-organized and well-moderated. Grateful for this opportunity to the IGF Secretariat!
BPF has emerged into a truly important community of diverse experts. We’ve been a part of the BPF for the past 2 years and enjoyed working with colleagues a lot. Look forward to further cooperating with the BPF in 2022!
It seems to be fairly balanced.

The online village had a nice design and provided good user experience. Receiving feedback from visitors, as well as statistics on booth traffic, would be a plus.
Logistics were overall good - congratulations for the on-site event despite the health situation – except for the online platform. As in 2020, the process for registration and access to online session included to many steps and was therefore too complex. Register to the IGF and attend in meetings should be much easier for participants. In addition, we think that an easier bilateral meeting system would allow to further foster interactions. The website and /or mobile app could allow a participant to directly reach out with others (not only resource persons) to set up a meeting or simply discuss. The overall online logistics should be simplified and re-considered to allow truly inclusive multistakeholder participation.

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2022
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
We would keep this the same.
"Less is more" could be a possible approach. In order to increase clarity, especially for participants, three overarching topic areas could be defined as an upper limit and all sessions listed under this. In our view, the new formats were very invigorating and should be continued. The more interactivity and opportunities for participation, the better. To make the format (more classical, interactive, very open/experimental) recognizable for the visitors, color markings could be introduced. Then visitors can better choose according to their methodological preferences.
IGF 2021 programme: please comment on the content, speakers and quality of discussions
- An easier bilateral meeting system would allow to further foster interactions. The website and /or mobile app could allow a participant to directly reach out with others (not only resource persons) to set up a meeting or simply discuss.
- Participants showing interest for specific tracks/topics (for instance: cybersecurity) could be gathered into specific groups to allow further bilateral/multilateral interaction.
Given the ongoing challenging world health situation, it would be great to see the bigger focus on a virtual participation in 2022 and therefore easier logistics to register and have access to sessions.


Mauritius IGF & Halley Movement Coalition


Taking Stock of the IGF 2021
Taking Stock of the IGF 2021: What worked well? What worked not so well?
Excellent as Mauritius IGF was also a panel speaker within the hybrid format design.
The preparatory process worked well.
The programme was enriching and resourceful

Community Intersessional Activities
Intersessional activities and NRIs at IGF 2021
Good

NRIs were included and had the opportunity to be well represented.

Programme Content
-

Good

Good
Well organised by the Secretariat.

Enriching

Gender was respected.

Good
Well done

Well organised
Enriching

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2022
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
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Same should be as 2021
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IGF 2021 programme: please comment on the content, speakers and quality of discussions
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Ministry of Telecommunication & Information Technology


Taking Stock of the IGF 2021
Taking Stock of the IGF 2021: What worked well? What worked not so well?
Worked very well!
The event was well organized and worked very well in regards to timeline, call for issues and session proposals, session selection, MAG meetings, preparatory and engagement phase, capacity development.
Worked very well!

Community Intersessional Activities
Intersessional activities and NRIs at IGF 2021
Worked very well!
Worked very well!

Programme Content
Everything was successful and well organized! the sessions were inspiring and discussed and covered most of the hot and trending issues in regards to technology and the internet!
Worked very well!
Worked very well!
Worked very well!
Worked very well!

IGF 2021 Village
IGF 2021 Village
Worked very well!
Just want to congratulate the host and the IGF team on the successful event and work!

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2022
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
IGF 2021 programme: please comment on the content, speakers and quality of discussions
I would suggest inviting big IT companies and IT consultants which could open an opportunity for networking and potential PPP


Missions Publiques


Taking Stock of the IGF 2021
Taking Stock of the IGF 2021: What worked well? What worked not so well?
The platoform didn't work at first which had damaging consequences for our virtual online booth. Two thirds of attendees were unable to attend online and the team was able to log in late.

Community Intersessional Activities

Programme Content

Would be nice to have the hashtag dedicated to each session in the actual room (virtual and onsite) so that attendees know what hashtag to use to tweet aout the session they are attending.
The registration process is as complicated as ever, many stakeholders abandonned registering because of the logistics (links, pages, what sessions...)

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2022


Notr Organisation for Technology and Researches


Taking Stock of the IGF 2021
Taking Stock of the IGF 2021: What worked well? What worked not so well?
excellent and it was a wonderful experience,We hope to see it in 2022.
everything was excellent, except of the time winter prevented us to see Katowice.
Missing topics from the Middle East

Community Intersessional Activities

Programme Content
The sessions I participated in were amazing.

It was weak compared to 2019.
Perfect
We haven't seen Important people like Tim Berners lee and Vint Cerf

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2022
IGF 2021 programme: please comment on the content, speakers and quality of discussions


Open-Xchange


Taking Stock of the IGF 2021
Taking Stock of the IGF 2021: What worked well? What worked not so well?
In many sessions, especially when moderators and panelists were entirely online, people who attended the conference in person seemed to be basically ignored. The discussion went on only in the Zoom chat (which was not projected or visible in the physical room) and it was even impossible to ask for the floor unless you had a laptop ready and joined Zoom for that. This is not a worthy or respectful experience for those who make the effort to be present in person even in these difficult times.

All session organizers should be reminded of the difference between a hybrid and a virtual conference. If possible, moderators and speakers should be strongly encouraged to attend in person, as that makes them available for further discussion and side chats after the session. There can be no side chat in the online world (and the attempts to do that, e.g. virtual corridors like in Gather.town etc, are terrible and only work for a few insiders) but at least for those present in person the opportunity exists and should be upheld.

In any case, there should always be an onsite moderator ensuring that the in-person audience has a chance to speak when the floor is open. The online chat may be useful but in this case it must be projected in the room and it must be possible for people in the room to join it without having to turn on a laptop and a full videoconferencing session in Zoom (by the way, power outlets were scarcely available in many rooms, so even if you wanted to do this, you would run out of battery halfway through the day).

Community Intersessional Activities

Programme Content

The use of proprietary, closed platforms like Zoom is exclusionary and contradicts all claims of openness and inclusiveness (and given what happened, is not even more secure than the use of open platforms). Users who cannot use Zoom for any reason - e.g. it does not exist for the operating system, device or language that they use, or they do not feel comfortable in giving their personal information to that company - are excluded from virtual participation opportunities (and given how in-person speaking was also subject to Zoom, even from physical participation opportunities).

There are plenty of open source, open protocol videoconferencing systems (Jitsi, Big Blue Button, Meetecho) and chat systems (Matrix, XMPP) already in use in other Internet conferences, some as big or even bigger than the IGF (e.g. FOSDEM or IETF). Please use one, or, as a minimum, make sure that the platform provides open standard interfaces for those who want to join the video rooms or the chat rooms with an open client.

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2022
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
As a representative of the private sector and more specifically of a European SME producing Internet software and services, I am a bit concerned by the trend of equating the private sector with the big platforms. In many sessions and occasions, the "private sector perspective" only seemed to include dominant gatekeeper companies from the U.S. - or, alternatively, telecom operators and their associations. In fact, almost all private sector representatives in the 2022 MAG seem to come from one of these two business groups. The IGF seems to be particularly disconnected from the open source community, both in terms of businesses and in terms of technical experts and developers, even if this community provides most of the software on which the Internet runs.


Pplware.com


Taking Stock of the IGF 2021
Taking Stock of the IGF 2021: What worked well? What worked not so well?
Because of the pandemic it was an excellent choice. The time is not for gatherings and this hybrid form gave the possibility for the topics on the forum to be followed by people in every corner of the planet. Good thinking.
pplware.com was invited by the Polish government, which turned out to be a very rich experience both culturally and in terms of the organization of the event.

Everything was very well thought out, especially when the world is under a pandemic.
The thematic focus was very timely. The Internet for all and with equal opportunities is becoming more and more an urgency for the organizations that oversee these issues. The timing for the event was perfect.

Community Intersessional Activities

Programme Content

Very good.

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2022


Salconst


Taking Stock of the IGF 2021
Taking Stock of the IGF 2021: What worked well? What worked not so well?
Interactive
Good and interactive
Good with digital transformation

Community Intersessional Activities
Intersessional activities and NRIs at IGF 2021
Simplify process good and interactive
Good and interactive

Programme Content
Good and interactive
Good and interactive
Good and interactive
Interesting topics

Facility of access digital hubs
Good and communication and clear
Good and interactive

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2022
IGF 2021 programme: please comment on the content, speakers and quality of discussions


Save the Climat (In Consultative Status with UN ECOSOC)


Taking Stock of the IGF 2021
Taking Stock of the IGF 2021: What worked well? What worked not so well?
This Hybrid format was well implemented at Katowice, and this experience was really amazing, mervelous. I have remarked and underlined the strong profesionalism of the technical Team, the best quality of video transmitting and sharing speeches from onsite participants and online. Big congratulations for the 2021 IGF team and all The Secretariat for the good work done
The IGF 2021 preparatory process was very well organized, the time table, call and sessions proposals selection, MAG meetings, preparatory and engagements phrase and the capacity development were well prerared and all so useful. I have really appreciated and then encourage the team to maintain the quality or go ahead
it was really excellent

Community Intersessional Activities
Intersessional activities and NRIs at IGF 2021
We have indeed explored and discoved so many Dynamic Coalitions at IGF 2021, they are so useful and we had and we will join many of them in order to successfully support the work of IGF.
National, regional and youth IGFs at IGF 2021, theire experiences were also so useful, diversified from different countries and so on, and also the NRIs were contributed for my point of vue, to the meeting quality and comprehensiveness. So Meetings quality were excellent. I will just raise your attention that I am well disposed to be one the IGF representative from Democratic Republic of Congo.

Programme Content
The IGF 2022 shoud underline and promote the Internet as an inportant Tool of our coming Digitalized World, sessions types were excellent in 2021 and this experience should be capitalized in order to have the same in Addis Ababa or better, Speakers profiles should maintained diversified and try to give more opportunities to All who will be able and who will manifest, from young Leaders to Olds
They were so fruitful, and the quality debate excellent
So fruitful, and the quality excellent
Yes we discovered multiple best practices exposed during the IGF 2021 from multiple IGF partners from many countries with fruitful contents, intersessional activities were also so useful and fruitful, and also we found so interesting Policy Networks in general and on Environment and Digitalisation (PNE) in particular where we are suscribed to their mailing list.
So fruitful, and the quality debate excellent
It was so fruitful, and excellent

The IGF 2021 Village was well done and so informative. that has permitted the good international networking between us between different stakeholders, that has helped us got good contacts and sharing knowledges
This was excellent, and for that a big congratulations to the IGF 2021 secretariat for this good work, well management as useful information was shared always on time
The IGF 2021 logistics were also excellent, the promptitute of the IGF secratariat to respond to emails, to provide clear guidance, oriatation and necessary support and assistance were perfect. Also travel arrangements for us the sponsorised were also excellent, all needed documents were provided on time without any delay. For tha I am so gratiful to the IGF Secretariat and I express my many thanks to all. For the new website launched it s also excellent.
It was just an amazing Event which had to be done at this time of COVID-19 as this context has also well permitted the well development of the internet as useful tool in this coming digitalized world

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2022
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
that was also good in 2021, only just to suggest, if it will be possible to have preparatory meetings in different regions of the Globe in the future in order to help more peoples contribute to the IGF 2022
I suggest also to create an online IGF platform or IGF Social Media platform to be used as the IGF Community of Good practices, and also the possibility to have the IGF 2022 Application on our smatphones : Android and IOs.

To plan for more activities at national, regional levels in 2022
To maintain this hydrid format in 2022, onsite should be and the online too. As that will be in Africa we hope we will have more delegates onsite in order to have deep debates and more networkings.
IGF 2021 programme: please comment on the content, speakers and quality of discussions
To invite all United Nations Major Groups and others relevant stakeholders that the Secretariat would see important to have them onsite or online.
First of all, I will thank very much all the IGF in general for this excellent event held under the COVID-19 situation, that was perfect and Congratulations for that, and the secratariat in particular for the opportunity provided to me as one of the sponsorized Delegate who seccessfully attended the 16th IGF at Katowice in Poland, I especially congratulate Mr Pascal garde for his good work done for his best coordination of all of all processes.

For closing, I express and underline my willing to actively keep on working as a IGF Person Resource, and as one the IGF Representative from DR Congo, or if the opportunity is provided to me to work as one the Member of Leadership Panel as my nomination has already been submitted by my Organization.
My Organizations is: Save the Climat
My name is: Bernard LUTETE DI LUTETE
Thank you


Smaku Books © 2010 r.


Taking Stock of the IGF 2021
Taking Stock of the IGF 2021: What worked well? What worked not so well?

Community Intersessional Activities

Programme Content
The same as for the year 2021 commented above, means whatever is presented, it will be nice to take part in, learning about the actual topics, etc. Thank you.
Whatever to present during the sessions, it's always nice and valuable time spent taking part in, learning about the actual situation and problems and about what is important in the subjects discussed, the same for the participants as for the whole world for sure.

Access to Private Sheduler could be more simple, for example as an option in Profile / User Menu.
Servers and hosts should be better protected to avoid unexpected incidents like viruses, materials from persons which were not registered or not verified enough well to allow registration / log in to the session, etc.

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2022
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
IGF 2021 programme: please comment on the content, speakers and quality of discussions


Tripla Difesa Onlus Guardie e Sicurezza Sociale e Eco Zoofile


Taking Stock of the IGF 2021
Taking Stock of the IGF 2021: What worked well? What worked not so well?
A volte è difficile comprendere il sito. La grafica è eccellente
Tutto molto eccellente
Ottimo, solo online non è stato molto funzionale

Community Intersessional Activities

Programme Content
Ottimo
Ottimo
Buoni

Stupendo
Va un po'migliorata
A volte è di difficile comprensione il sito, la grafica ottima
Tutto ottimo

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2022
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
Più spazio alle Organizzazioni Internazionali che continuano ad essere poco ascoltate
Coinvolgere di più la società civile
IGF 2021 programme: please comment on the content, speakers and quality of discussions
Suggerisco di avere una sezione dove la società civile può dialogare con i rappresentanti governativi
Ottimo tutto e grazie


UK DCMS


Taking Stock of the IGF 2021
Taking Stock of the IGF 2021: What worked well? What worked not so well?
In general we think this worked well, and given that this was the first "hybrid" IGF the Secretariat deserve to be congratulated
This was very positive, and worked well despite the restrictions with respects to the pandemic; having "open" MAG Sessions was important.
The overall programme was fine, but as before, the quality of the sessions varied, though of course the "hybrid" working takes time to get used to. On "themes" think we have to be more ruthless and specific on choice, and also how workshops fit under them.

Community Intersessional Activities
Intersessional activities and NRIs at IGF 2021
Comments same as for BPFs; how to esnure sessions gel with themes is a challenge
Think this was very positive; especially "youth" sessions.

Programme Content
Think the Day 0 Sessions need to be better aligned with overall Programme; generally open forums were good.
Generally very positive
These sessions need I think to be re-thought. Essentially the problem is that (understandably) ) the focus of NRI sessions, and indeed BPF, do not necessarily fit into the overall IGF themes
We need a re-think here on how we do this to attract more diverse representation
Much better than previously

N/A
Excellent
The one comment we would have, was the difficulty some had in securing the links for participation in the sessions; would it be possible for registered delegates to have access to all sessions without having to "select" them in advance?
Congratulations to Poland; an incredible effort given circumstances

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2022
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
Hopefully MAG can be physical and will be better attended in 2022. Call for proposals needs to be structures so that respondents understand need to align proposal rigorously with themes otherwise not consdiered
Only 4-5 themes and more specific than before

Also need to be more ruthless re "sessions" and flow, no webinars should be allowed, apart from in flash sessions
IGF 2021 programme: please comment on the content, speakers and quality of discussions
As diverse range as possible.
For IGF in 2022 we ought to have a part of the programme dedicated to WSIS+20 process; this needs to be organised such that sessions at IGF are informed by input across community in advance.

Happy to elaborate


University of Lucerne, Institute of Social Ethics


Taking Stock of the IGF 2021
Taking Stock of the IGF 2021: What worked well? What worked not so well?
The hybrid format worked rather well with respect to its hybridity. The use of Zoom, however, so as to facilitate the online component was problematic. For given the emphases on privacy, cybersecurity, data-protection, trust, and human rights and the questionable track record of Zoom on all of these fronts, use of this software in order to facilitate the online component of the hybrid format of the conference is inconsistent with the clear values of these thematic foci.
As an organizer and representative of my organization to the IGF 2021, I thought the preparatory process was generally well organized. I also found it helpful that a copy of each meeting was uploaded to the IGF Youtube channel.
The overall program was rather diverse, which was good. There was a concerted effort to be comprehensive in terms of range of relevant thematic foci. Though, there could have been more sessions on quantum computing, IoT, and the environmental impact of mining for critical minerals used in the 4th Industrial Revolution, digital transformation, etc.

The overall program could have benefited from more discussions concerning the relevance of human rights for digital governance and digital transformation (as well as the 4th Industrial Revolution) more generally. For the same human rights that people have offline must also be protected online. Moreover, having human rights as a minimum standard for digital transformation has the advantage of being universally applicable under all circumstances, being recognized on a global level as well as being a robust, rationally well-grounded, and concrete basis for the content of legal norms. Furthermore, human rights-based data-based systems reinforce existing human rights instruments specifically for data-based systems and promote algorithms supporting and furthering the realization of human rights.

Community Intersessional Activities

Programme Content
Expand the discussions on the role of human rights in digital transformation.
The sessions were rather enjoyable, highly relevant, and well-organized. Moreover, the discussions were illuminating and geared towards practical steps and calls-to-action. For example, in the session entitled “Human Rights-Based Data-Based Systems”, it was proposed that a global supervisory and monitoring institution, the International Data-based Systems Agency DSA, analogous to the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Montreal Protocol of 1987, in the area of data-based systems be established for the purpose of:

Ensuring safe, secure and peaceful uses of data-based systems

Contributing to international peace and security

Ensuring respect and promotion of human rights

Promoting of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


‘But how would such an agency relate to existing agencies such as the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)?’ This pertinent question was posed by another stakeholder participating online in our session. In response, we noted that such an agency would possess principles of application serving the necessary function of:

Providing an umbrella organization for international cooperation and spearheading international collective action of human rights-based digital transformation and strengthening regulation that is precise, goal-oriented and from an ethical perspective grounded in human rights as a minimum standard


Aiding in the development, commitment, and enforcement of increased and stricter legal frameworks such that acceptance of human rights as a minimum standard is truly legally binding (and not merely recommended), along with coordinating and supporting existing relevant regional concrete enforcement mechanisms. (DSA)

The interactive schedule on the website was rather user-friendly and reliable. I, alas, cannot say the same for the mobile app. For example, I was unable to access the sessions on my schedule through the mobile app.
The staff of IGF 2021 were wonderful: helpful, resourceful, knowledgeable, and professional. It was great to be a part of this!

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2022
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
Use a different meeting software that is more consistent with the values of the IGF and United Nations.
IGF 2021 programme: please comment on the content, speakers and quality of discussions
It would be useful for raising awareness and developing more comprehensive digital governance strategies to have more participants of communities marginalized by digital transformation.
There should be a follow up to calls-to-action from IGF 2021. For example, in the session entitled “Human Rights-Based Data-Based Systems”, we proposed greater embedding of human rights as a minimum standard as a design model guiding “ethically-aligned design” covering the full life-cycle of the design, development, and deployment of data-based systems (including artificial intelligence) and that enforcement of having such a standard be made an integral part of a multi-level governance enforcement mechanism strategy working in dialogue with private companies.

We also proposed that a global supervisory and monitoring institution, the International Data-based Systems Agency DSA, in the area of data-based systems be established for the purpose of aiding in the development, commitment, and enforcement of increased and stricter legal frameworks such that acceptance of human rights as a minimum standard is truly legally binding, along with coordinating and supporting existing regional concrete enforcement mechanisms.




From Persons:

Adegbola

Adegbola

Taking Stock of the IGF 2020

Community Intersessional Activities

Programme Content


Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2021


ANDRIAMAMPIONONA

ANDRIAMAMPIONONA

Taking Stock of the IGF 2020
Taking Stock of the IGF 2021: What worked well? What worked not so well?
Hybrid format is making the IGF more inclusive and allow more participants and more impact. I think this format should be kept for the future. However, a balance between the online and the onsite panelists or at least the moderators should be enhanced. Using zoom is not mandatory for onsite participants so, it is diffucult for only online moderators to manage hands raised outside zoom application. In addition to that, technical instructions provided by the technical team is provided to the onsite moderator.
Bottom-up process is working well, everyone is free to submit session proposals without restrictions. Timeline is provided at the begining of the year and only few adjustment along the year. I would suggest that at the submissions of session proposals, organizers are already starting the process of classification by choosing which thematic are they focused on.

Community Intersessional Activities

Programme Content
IGF 2021 programme: please comment on the content, speakers and quality of discussions
Connection with parliamentary with high-level leaders should start early enough to have more participation and more engagement from each country. Invitation for preparation and participation at the IGF should be shared earlier, working with the National IGF and local UN organization to include them in the discussions and the IGF report have to be shared to each ICT minister even if they have not participated yet.
Connection with parliamentary should start early enough to have more participation and more engagement from each country

IGF logistics provided a lot of "way" to join the session and sometimes they are noy well synchronized so that it was difficult to manage.

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2021
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
I have noticed that in many sessions, speakers are the same and they are panelists at the IGF for so many years. I would suggest that the IGF should prioritize participations of new speakers to make it more open.
Organize international cultural evening to allow each country/region or organization represented at the IGF to present his country or organization
Multilingualism should be available for all the sessions and not only for the main sessions. Everyone shoud be free to speak in his language for all the sessions and all documents (outputs, recommendation ...) should be available in all UN languages.


Apenteng

Apenteng

Taking Stock of the IGF 2020

Community Intersessional Activities

Programme Content


Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2021


B R

B R

Taking Stock of the IGF 2020
Taking Stock of the IGF 2021: What worked well? What worked not so well?
It's excellent and fruitful one , very organized
Everything is awesome but in online website crashed is unusual but youtube still helped a lot to enter any room of the choice.
It's excellent and fruitful one , very organized

Community Intersessional Activities
It's excellent and fruitful one , very organized
It's excellent and fruitful one , very well organized
It's excellent and fruitful one , very organized
It's excellent and fruitful one , very organized

Programme Content
IGF 2021 programme: please comment on the content, speakers and quality of discussions
It's excellent and fruitful one , very organized
It's excellent and fruitful one , very organized
It's excellent and fruitful one , very organized

It's excellent and fruitful one , very organized
It's excellent and fruitful one , very organized
It's excellent and fruitful one , very organized but online site crashed is unusual
It's excellent and fruitful one , very organized

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2021
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
See that website not attacked by hackers or ddos attack and check endurance testing of website with help of software testers
Intersessional activities and NRIs at IGF 2021
It's excellent and fruitful one , very organized
It's excellent and fruitful one , very organized
Follow what you feel and who to call based on your experience
Make once again excellent and fruitful one and very well organized


Balan

Balan

Taking Stock of the IGF 2020
Taking Stock of the IGF 2021: What worked well? What worked not so well?
Great job to offer hybrid format. The schedule was great.
In my case the invitation was send me too late, no problem. Was a pleasure stay in some sessions.
The schedule was great. Only in my case the time zone was some difficult (Americas) for participate in overall sessions.

Community Intersessional Activities
Maybe more opportunity for GRULAC sessions.
N/A
N/A
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Programme Content
IGF 2021 programme: please comment on the content, speakers and quality of discussions
In some cases was a delay at the beginning of session and this aspect impact for some speakers (less time for explain).
N/A
N/A
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N/A
Was OK the comms.
Was very easy registration process.
Congrats for the content in website and the IGF 2021 Virtual tour was amazing! Was easy and accessible navigation to rooms and booths.

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2021
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
I understand the technical problems in some cases, was a great effort for hybrid model for IGF 2021.
Intersessional activities and NRIs at IGF 2021
Great job! Congrats!
N/A
Maybe involve more academic people (with profile with technology in education) for regions (in my case for GRULAC) and create some space for academic people.
Maybe send a certification of participation with the name of participants. Congrats for send the letter from the High Representative of the Prime Minister for European Digital Policy and Poland Plenipotentiary for UN IGF 2021, Mr Krzysztof Szubert 🎉


bhattacharya

bhattacharya

Taking Stock of the IGF 2020
Taking Stock of the IGF 2021: What worked well? What worked not so well?
My experience is So well regarding this.
All preparatory process is Worked so well. Kindly provide life time access to the sessions, MAG meetings
Overall programme is Worked so well and very knowledgeable

Community Intersessional Activities
We need to improve dynamic coalition, regional and youth participation.
We need to published our reports in a journal based resources for the public and policy makers.
Overall all activities are energetic and enthusiastic
We need to promote this programme in all world basis.

Programme Content
IGF 2021 programme: please comment on the content, speakers and quality of discussions
Worked so well
Very impressive
Very impressive
It's very much accessible for all

Worked so well
Worked so well. Kindly provide me with the participation certificate.
IGF 2021 logistics are very much interesting and enthusiastic.
I need a participation certificate.

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2021
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
We need maintain our communication world wide
Intersessional activities and NRIs at IGF 2021
We need to make it more easy and effective
We can introduce paper and report presentation for making a world based report
We need to engaged policy maker and policy analyst.
We need to introduce paper and report presentation, research paper publication for policy analyst and research scholars. We need to increase our resource person's pool to navigate all issues in a proper way.


Carr

Carr

Taking Stock of the IGF 2020
Taking Stock of the IGF 2021: What worked well? What worked not so well?
It was a TERRIBLE experience being on-site and that all the speakers were online. People on-site did not have the opportunity to actually make questions because all the forum and the discussions were happening in Zoom, I mean, in order to make a question, if I rose my hand no one would notice, and I was forced to enter to zoom to rise my hand but with the Zoom emoji. I was on-site actually because I did not want to enter to the zoom. This was a big fail, and it was very sad. I appreciate the effort of doing in it hybrid, but the next time if it's hybrid again, try to bring the speakers on-site and to promote more the on-site participation, by not closing the discussions and questions just to the zoom.
Well
Well

Community Intersessional Activities

Programme Content
IGF 2021 programme: please comment on the content, speakers and quality of discussions
It was a TERRIBLE experience being on-site and that all the speakers were online. People on-site did not have the opportunity to actually make questions because all the forum and the discussions were happening in Zoom, I mean, in order to make a question, if I rose my hand no one would notice, and I was forced to enter to zoom to rise my hand but with the Zoom emoji. I was on-site actually because I did not want to enter to the zoom. This was a big fail, and it was very sad. I appreciate the effort of doing in it hybrid, but the next time if it's hybrid again, try to bring the speakers on-site and to promote more the on-site participation, by not closing the discussions and questions just to the zoom.


Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2021
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
Please bring the speakers on-site in order to increase not only the experience of the event but the networking opportunities and a bit more of normality


Chung

Chung

Taking Stock of the IGF 2020
Taking Stock of the IGF 2021: What worked well? What worked not so well?
Appreciating the difficulties and effort the Polish hosts, UN DESA, the IGF Secretariat and the MAG have put into designing the first hybrid IGF. As an in-person participant of IGF 2021 on multiple levels (speaker/moderator/organizer/booth exhibitor/attendee) I appreciate the safety and health measures put in place by the Polish hosts with the rapid testing that was available right outside the venue, and the efforts to ensure in-person participants were able to enter Poland in a smooth manner and the daily provision of lunch inside the venue to minimize logistics issues for attendees.

The hybrid format gave rise to issues during sessions where panelists and moderators were all online/remote and in-person participants were not able to interact at all during these sessions. In-room technician staff were very competent with what they are there to do, but the lack of in-person moderators that can involve in-person participants with the content of the session meant that a lot of audience that may have wandered into a room to participate also left. The sessions that worked best in a hybrid format had in-person moderators as well as a good mix of in-person and online speakers - this applies from workshop sessions to open forums to main sessions.

In general there has been improvement to provide the community with a longer preparatory phrase building on what was done in 2020 for the virtual IGF. As always, there can be greater efforts to get community input (and not just the usual IG organizations/institutions that are already plugged into the process) during the open consultations that go hand-in-hand with the MAG meetings, understandably timezone is always an issue, so perhaps there can be a call for input with a sufficient time period specifically to the underserved and new-to-IG communities and stakeholders beforehand.

There was also capacity building with the regional NRIs as well as some of the national NRI - there is room for further improvements with engagement here, especially with the youth initiatives seeing as the 2021 edition featured a Youth Summit.

Community Intersessional Activities
As suggested above, further efforts such as a new intersessional-focused mid-year meeting (possibly on the margins of the mid-year MAG meeting) or increased regional and national outreach webinars in existing programs and existing NRI/Youth meetings can be very useful to bring in new blood to the IGF ecosystem.

Some NRIs are also looking at how to outreach to underserved communities within their regions (such as the APrIGF - we have a Stakeholder Engagement Committee who did a study on participation statistics and are coming up with strategies to bring in communities with historically low participation in the IG process) - the IGF secretariat can reach out and coordinate efforts with ongoing processes.
As someone invited to moderate the main session for the DCs at IGF 2021, I appreciate the planning sessions the IGF Secretariat has coordinated with the DCs, including the process by which the session was structured and designed to showcase the important work the DCs do throughout the year. It was particularly useful framing this in the context of where the IGF is evolving and the how the synergies can bolster the United Nations Secretary-General's Roadmap for Digital Cooperation and Our Common Agenda.

In terms of increased linkage between the intersessional works (DCs, BPFs, NRIs, Policy Networks) as a whole, there can be further cooperation and coordination, perhaps quarterly or mid-year intensive can help facilitate this further.
The NRIs have been very well represented at IGF 2021 in terms of sessions and content (coordination/working/main) and many thanks go to the IGF Secretariat, in particular, Anja Gengo, for supporting us through the entire process. As we have done so in the past, topics and structures have been decided in a consensus and bottom-up manner. Appreciation must be given also to the Office of the Tech Envoy who attended the working session to engage with the NRIs present. The Main Session was also moderated in a more free-flow manner by our two remote moderators, both from the NRI network (EuroDIG and IGF Argentina). Areas for improvement here are similar to those from previous years - perhaps it is more crucial when we are looking at hybrid format meetings to ensure remote participation (many NRIs were participating remotely) do not feel lesser than those who are participating in-person. In addition, asynchronous participation is also important as the NRI network is spread across all the timezones, so ample opportunities for input prior to and also after the session should also be made just as prominent to those participating live.

Programme Content

As one of the booth exhibitors, the setup and technical assistance from the venue staff was very smooth. Location of the village could have been planned better as the foot-traffic of participants did not naturally go past the IGF village. A better example of a well and strategically planned IGF village would be IGF 2019 in Berlin, where the village was situated right outside the lunch hall/refreshment area, so foot traffic would naturally flow through and around the IGF village during meal and coffee breaks, resulting in better and increased engagement between booth exhibitors and participants.
The IGF has increase social media presence with the addition of the official Instagram account. This is useful especially when engaging and outreaching to youth and target communities. Communications have also improved with more information flow out towards the various communities and stakeholder groups. It would be beneficial to have a dedicated professional role to handle outward facing communications and liaison efforts within the UN structures and institutions particularly as work processes for the Roadmap for Digital Cooperation and Our Common Agenda ramp up.
The new IGF website has many areas for improvement. As it was rolled out too close to the event, there wasn't sufficient time to iron out bugs and errors that affected participants during the IGF 2021 meeting. The scheduling in particular required a multi-step process that was cumbersome and not too user-friendly, and the fact that participation zoom links were only able to be generated 24 hours before the session meant that for some days when the IGF website was down, remote participants were unable to generate participation links and therefore could not join on zoom.

There was an additional issue for Asia-Pacific participants, as the sessions for the last year stretched across the date-line for some communities, it was impossible for them to generate or view their schedule as the official IGF schedule ends on Friday, but for Pacific participants it would be early hours of the Saturday. Suggestion to beta-test the scheduling app thoroughly across the timezones if it is used again for IGF 2022.

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2021
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
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Clark

Clark

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Taking Stock of the IGF 2021: What worked well? What worked not so well?
We are doing good. In order for the process to be fast, all the people need to be online and ready to interact.
No comments.
All participants should follow a protocol, be straight to the point. If there is no protocol, then it should be developed. Greetings and self presentations should not be part of the participant´s intervention.

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Programme Content
IGF 2021 programme: please comment on the content, speakers and quality of discussions
Content of the sessions were good, useful, provided good examples to follow, and initiatives to consider for the future of our National Forums.

Registration for the first time is cumbersome. It takes time, perhaps too much.
Keep on the good work.

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2021
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
When possible please provide timeline.


Coker

Coker

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De Silva-Mitchell

De Silva-Mitchell

Taking Stock of the IGF 2020
Taking Stock of the IGF 2021: What worked well? What worked not so well?
They hybrid format needs getting use to but is key. Our session was lucky to have DC members on site who were on stage as we could not see the audience all the time to take questions from the floor etc. Need for camera to the floor. The zoom issue was an issue and in these occaisions the session organizers should have direction and input in to the utube editing if possible.
The wonderful hospitality of the host country brought the newer dimensions of sound, music, light with the importance for visual and human computer interaction interface to the front, which are fast developing areas and attributes of internet connectivity and the internet of things plus. This allowed for a full emotional intelligence based experiece to the traditional conversations to take place.

Community Intersessional Activities
DC DDHT wrote a book during the year and it was launched very successfully with great feedback from the audience at IGF, helping craft the future work of the DC.

Programme Content
IGF 2021 programme: please comment on the content, speakers and quality of discussions
The diversity and inclusion of the speakers at the meetings is a stength of IGF.

The communications from the scretariat and host country to the DCs and participants was well done.
Issue of zoom online. Best practices required.

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2021
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
If the call for sessions can be later it would be better, as it is far in advance before work for the new year is underway in full. I think all DCs should be provided with a guaranteed session slot. Also what is the opportunity for a DC to have a second session slot ?
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De Silva-Mitchell

Taking Stock of the IGF 2020
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Hybrid is good for all time ....
Virtual was good ...need to make virtual mandatory for all IGF sessions and meetings....we Are the internet let's show case what Can Be Done!

Community Intersessional Activities
Provide travel support to regional hubs as corvid19 makes travel difficult.
DCS may want to host 2 sessions at IGF

Programme Content


Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2021
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
100 percentain virtual
Intersessional activities and NRIs at IGF 2021
Showcase international travel and corvid19 passportization.
Quality internet is key let us showcase the advantages ...for economic resiliency...


Doyle

Doyle

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There was no preparation shared with session organisers in advance of them needing to run sessions. I was not even notified that my session had been accepted for inclusion in the IGF's final schedule. This lead to low prep time and uncertainty as to how to technically run the session.

Community Intersessional Activities

Programme Content

The platform was confusing for navigating the sheer number and types of sessions, and updates to it came to late to be timely to the conference.

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Fallas

Fallas

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180 / 5.000
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I liked the format but in many physical spaces I ran out of space and I had to leave some early to find space. And online the page fell
142 / 5.000
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I liked the variety of topics, the call for proposals as well, what could be improved is the interface to see the schedul
I would like more proposals on how to achieve inclusion of the population with disabilities

Community Intersessional Activities
make it accessible in other languages because a language gap is being created that does not allow people with less privileges but who are acting in the communities to participate
Clear information and with a lot of advertising in networks and by email
In my case, I participated in Youth Policy Maker and the program was quite good but I would like us to be able to do more networking between the different programs prior to the event

Programme Content
IGF 2021 programme: please comment on the content, speakers and quality of discussions
It would be important more representation of the population with disabilities and face-to-face inclusion measures such as interpreter lesco. In addition, in some sessions, the use of time could be improved so that all exhibitors had the same opportunity to participate.
Excellent quality, perhaps the incorporation of a networking platform after the event
Excellent quality, perhaps the incorporation of a networking platform after the event
In terms of representation of other groups, I consider it important to include more women panelists and in my case the representation of the population with disabilities both in the event and in the panel is almost nil.

Excellent safe, spacious and with security measures for the pandemic. Well labeled
They were very well organized and documented as well as accessible
It would be good to add a registration checklist for the people who attended face-to-face that could be confusing and it was on different pages the schedule on the page did not get it to work for me and I downloaded it but some things were out of date

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2021
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
Intersessional activities and NRIs at IGF 2021
Create an application that allows you to stay up-to-date throughout the year since, for example, on page one depends on remembering to check the calls or the networks. Also for example to do networking it would be very interesting to have it available always
Include people with disabilities
I think that the application would be a good way even where one can include topics of interest and power through this same platform have virtual meetings or chats
Thank all the participants and the organization for such an excellent event. I would also like to address the possible participation of children in interest groups on specific topics, even generating material to present so alI would be delighted to be able to collaborate and organize in Latin America for this purposeso to be able to break gaps of adult-centeredness and know their concerns and interests.


FAYE

FAYE

Taking Stock of the IGF 2020
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Yes, the hybrid format (physically and online) is very useful and interesting. Good idea
It was good and correct in general. But, technically, I had some issues to conect myself and to join some workshop room.
Yes, in general the thematics were very interesting with rich exchanges and presentations. Thank you

Community Intersessional Activities
Great and interesting
Good idea and interesting initiative. Great, but never forget the local populations and underdevelopped countries which are not, financially, able to pay enough connexion.
Good idea and interesting initiative. Great, but we have to becarful and to manage collectivly the World Internet.
Good idea and interesting initiative. Great, but we must ovoid to use Internet and digital transformation, as an instrumentalisation, for geopolitics goals, and particularly for the developped and powerful (strong) states (USA, China, Ussia, EU, India, etc.) against the weak countries (cybersecurity, darknet, cyberwars, cybercriminality, etc.).

Programme Content
IGF 2021 programme: please comment on the content, speakers and quality of discussions
The sessions were very interesting, pertinent and the presentations and exchanges were very rich. Great
Congratulations and good continuation to the poland government.
Great and interesting
It was great and pertinent to think about the gender equality for a better sustainable development. There is no sustainable society and planetary peace, security without gender equality.

Grat and interesting, but sometimes I had some technical issues to join all and any village.
Great
Yes, I repeat it, I had some technical issues about the access and use of online platform. Some workshop rooms didn't function and the scream were in front off the public without any presentation. Thank you
I repeate again, because it is very important :
In the future, we have to include more and better the underdevelopped countries (Africa, Latine America, Asia) and poor populations inside the rich and developped countries (USA, China, Russia, EU, India) in order to fight against discrimination and segregation, numeric fraction all around the hole world.

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2021
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
A better technical quality (hybrid sessions and event) to allow the participants and attenders to be able to connect themselves and to join easily the online event, if the cannot moove to participate physically to the personnal event.
Intersessional activities and NRIs at IGF 2021
Great and interesting
Great and interesting
Great and interesting
Great and interesting


Gromotowicz

Gromotowicz

Taking Stock of the IGF 2020
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best solution in the eara of Covid 19
Super
rich in choices, fantastic offer

Community Intersessional Activities
my students and me were very interested in the events on Thursday. We had to travel by train from Czestochowa to Katowice - everything was organized well
fine
ok

Programme Content

super

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ok
there should be more topics for the young to make them feel responsible for the future
Thank you for giving me the chance to be there and to participate in this event. Thank you to all.
Yours,
Marzanna Gromotowicz


hamad

hamad

Taking Stock of the IGF 2020
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Good.
schedule with synchronization and timing was unsuccessful. call for issues and session proposals were excellent, session selection as well as advisory advisory group meetings, preparation and participation phase, capacity development, etc. Good. Thanks
Objective focus, structure and flow needs more work in future

Community Intersessional Activities

Programme Content

Good.

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2021


Hamzah

Hamzah

Taking Stock of the IGF 2020
Taking Stock of the IGF 2021: What worked well? What worked not so well?
Learnt alot
So organised
Well organised

Community Intersessional Activities
All aspects
We planned
So organised

Programme Content
IGF 2021 programme: please comment on the content, speakers and quality of discussions
So educative and insightful
So amazing
Educative and Informative

So accurate

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Hellerstein

Hellerstein

Taking Stock of the IGF 2020
Taking Stock of the IGF 2021: What worked well? What worked not so well?
See comment below on the need for an onsite moderator and at least one on site speaker
Sessions should not be accepted if they are not going to be in English. I was told that this was a rule but yet I went to a session on-site that was not in English and had no translations into English. This group should never be given another session since they violated the rules. I think groups who do not follow the rules should lose their rights to get sessions.

Community Intersessional Activities
Thought the process, content and how they were included in the program was fine
Anja did a great job organizing this and so only compliments to her great work

Programme Content
IGF 2021 programme: please comment on the content, speakers and quality of discussions
I was there on-site and one of the sessions I had gone to had no in-person moderator and the session was held only in Spanish and there was no English interpretation. I think it was this session, IGF 2021 WS #169 Regulating digital platforms from and for the Global South.
This group who had this session should not be allowed to get future sessions since they do not know how to follow rules
2) I think in the hybrid format, there need to be onsite moderators and remote moderators for every session. I understand that people's travel plans change but other groups managed to find onsite moderators so I cannot see why all groups cannot. It should be mandatory. It is very hard to participate where all the moderators are remote and all the speakers are remote. This is why having an onsite moderator or speaker is critical. They can also interpret the spirit and feeling of the room and also see who has hands up and who is itching to talk and contribute

In general, I thought the speakers were very good and it was a high quality of discussions. Most speakers were very knowledgeable about their subject.
Also for Main Sessions
Very much appreciated the addition of Sign Language to the High level and main sessions. It was a very nice addition.
Seems to be a good program, but would have liked to be able to find them on the schedule and also attend these sessions in person and also watch them at a later time.
I think more work needs to be done to reach out to parliamentarians, especially those in Asia Pacific. Also perhaps have two separate times for the sessions so that you can cover other time zones

I had no issues with the logistics. was able to register and access the platform. If I had not been onsite, it would have been very difficult to find the sessions as the website was down, but I was in Poland and well connected and Anja Gengo sent me a list of the zoom links and I had a copy of the PDF online schedule so was easy to find the sessions that I wanted to attend.

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2021
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
See earlier comments. Session organizers who violated the rules should be denied session in 2022 until it is proven that they can follow rules.
Intersessional activities and NRIs at IGF 2021


Kanciak

Kanciak

Taking Stock of the IGF 2020
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Well played
Absolutely perfect
It was a great pleasure to be part of it

Community Intersessional Activities
Concert was really great
Ok
Don't know

Programme Content
IGF 2021 programme: please comment on the content, speakers and quality of discussions
Ok
Ok
Ok

Could be better. I think it was because of hybrid format
Could be better
Could be better
I'm really glad I could participate and I could have a talk. I would like to present our polish point of view on internet governance in future editions.

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2021
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Kim

Kim

Taking Stock of the IGF 2020
Taking Stock of the IGF 2021: What worked well? What worked not so well?
I liked how the site mimicked a "metaverse", with lots of virtual audiences and 3d "rooms" to explore in the browser. I was impressed at how little lag there was, and how smooth the transitions were from one room to another.
If it was an actual metaverse, it would have been more interesting, but I understand that it must be limited due to computational limitations and such. It was still enjoyable to browse through the rooms in the website.
The schedule was very complex and difficult to read, because there were dozens of lines packed into one page in all sorts of different colors. I had to use CTRL+F to search for keywords to find my own schedule, because it was too confusing to read through the schedule from the beginning.
On the day of the scheduled talk, I accessed the site only to find that it was "temporarily" down. It told me that, in order to join a meeting, I needed to add it to my personal schedule.. which was on the website that I could not access! So, I was not able to attend any meetings this time.

Community Intersessional Activities
I think more input from members around the world would be best to raise participation and interest (instead of having one fixed panel).

Programme Content
IGF 2021 programme: please comment on the content, speakers and quality of discussions
I attended the "esports" discussion, and was pleasantly surprised to see that the speakers actually knew what they were talking about - they were talking about specific games, situations, and scenarios, which made it much more relatable than "old people talking about topics they're not well-acquainted with".
I saw no issues with the content from a gender perspective. Trying to "force" a certain gender into participating is not a good idea, I believe - whichever person is most suited for the talk should attend, not based on what gender they are, whether it be male or female.

When I first registered for the website, it refused to let me log in, even after countless password resets. Thankfully, when I emailed the website with this problem, they quickly provided me with a new password reset link, which worked.
Sometimes, large websites like these do not respond to your emails or concerns. I was very glad to see that IGF, at least, actually put the effort to reply to individual users' emails!

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2021
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
I was never able to experience the actual IGF website during the meeting sessions, so it would be good if the site was revamped to be able to handle more traffic during those situations.


Kumar

Kumar

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Website was incredibly difficult to navigate. I'd highly recommend contracting a proper design firm to redo the site, especially the workflow to obtain the meeting links.

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2021


Lana

Lana

Taking Stock of the IGF 2020
Taking Stock of the IGF 2021: What worked well? What worked not so well?
Hybrid format was great. It is commendable the way rooms were prepared to make online participants have the closest experience as onsite ones. No one has found a way to fully integrate online participants in networking sessions, and I think this is a good obstacle to try to surpass.
The preparatory phase worked well, even better than in other years
Nothing to comment here

Community Intersessional Activities
Nothing to comment here
Nothing to comment here
Nothing to comment here

Programme Content
IGF 2021 programme: please comment on the content, speakers and quality of discussions
Sessions were great, but the smaller number of onsite participants affected negatively the debates that usually follow the speakers' part.
Nothing to comment here
Nothing to comment here
Nothing to comment here

Nothing to comment here
Nothing to comment here
Site was unstable and systems overall were not as good as other years, since they all appeared to be somewhat connected to the site. The onsite structure was excellent, although the entrance to the venue generated some agglomeration.
Nothing to comment here

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2021
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
I believe that the Secretariat should try to reach local organizations and ask them to promote events of the preparatory phase inside their circles. It is more effective than people from the IGF Staff sending messages inviting to these events.
Intersessional activities and NRIs at IGF 2021
IGF distribution of sessions is still a little bit confusing. Since it is not a good idea to diminish the number of sessions, it would be interesting to find a way to make their presentation more organized, linking the thematic of the sessions. It is important, though, to avoid scheduling two sessions about an extremely similar subject at the same time (this happened in the IGF 2021 more than once).
Nothing to comment here
Invitations should be prioritized to those that are recently doing a lot of work in the Internet Governance ecosystem, not those that have done that in the past. It is important that these new people are engaged and are able to exchange ideas, so they can learn while also inserting new proposals and perspectives in the Forum.
Nothing to comment here


László

László

Taking Stock of the IGF 2020

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Programme Content


Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2021
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
The following would have been really helpful:
1) Send the dial in details directly to the speakers via email in advance
2) Have a clear direct contact person on site for the speakers
3) Have a more structured and explicit system to facilitate questions from the audience, even if the speaker is online
4) Send fewer emails with the key information clearly communicated (key data is drowned in data overload)
5) A UX designer input on the website would be very helpful, there is so much information that no information shines through
6) Make signing up for the event more straightforward, my friend attended my talk and just signing up was a real challenge even to the tech savvy because of the website user experience. There are a lot of steps, and many a fairly unconventional compared to similar conference sites.


Leal

Leal

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Si

Sexy
Si

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Si

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Maldonado Cid

Maldonado Cid

Taking Stock of the IGF 2020
Taking Stock of the IGF 2021: What worked well? What worked not so well?
I have attended the event fully online, and I have certainly missed a lot being on-site, as I have missed getting to know many people, that is somethig that as a newcommer makes things easier in a face-to-face meeting. Nevertheless, with the situation we currently have due to the pandemic, I think that helding a full face-to-face meeting should wait for a bit longer.
I haven't been aware of the preparatory process, so I believe it would be a good idea to send by email all the information regarding the preparatory process, so more people can be aware of it. Thanks.
The IGF 2021 overall programme has been excellent: I have found that it has covered all relevant topics around Internet Governance, and I have also found it very well organized.

Community Intersessional Activities

Programme Content
IGF 2021 programme: please comment on the content, speakers and quality of discussions
All sessions were very interesting to me. I found that they had a good balance between content and exchange of ideas. All the speakers had a good knowledge of the matters and the discussions were of high quality.
I find it fine, well equilibrated.

All logistics have worked very well, and I didn't find any problem.

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2021
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
I would suggest to send regularly emails with information about the process.
I would suggest including a session where different countries can explain and share their contributions to the international forum.
I would suggest to include, among the different topics, more details about the current status of the different regulations around Internet, and other international initiatives for preserving human rights.
To improve the quality of participation, I would suggest to make some sort of "social events", where people can freely talk to each other and exchange ideas. It could also be a good idea to organize discussions in little groups around a topic of interest for all participants.


Marangu

Marangu

Taking Stock of the IGF 2020
Taking Stock of the IGF 2021: What worked well? What worked not so well?
Excellent
I was a volunteer during IGF and in my assesement, we were trained well.
Excellent

Community Intersessional Activities
Consider the indentifaction of Country specific focal points who can mobilize communities. I will be happy to be the focal point in Kenya.
Sessions on inclusion and SDGs were informative
They were well structured
I suggest that more mobilization needs to be done. For example in Kenya the National Youth Council needs to be informed in good time so as to mobilize the youth to participate during upcoming IGF sessions.

Programme Content
IGF 2021 programme: please comment on the content, speakers and quality of discussions
It was excellent
It was informative

It was excellent
It was excellent
Excellent
The sessions were well structured

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2021
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
The call should target persons with disabilities and the website be made accessible to them.
Intersessional activities and NRIs at IGF 2021
More inclusion
Have a session which target youth as speakers
Students from a School like the MCK Kamatungu School for Hearing Impaired, Meru County, Kenya to expose them and allow them to experience the world for them to expand their worldviews.
I will be happy to volunteer to serve in organizing committee of the IGF 2022.


Marques

Marques

Taking Stock of the IGF 2020
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No specific comment.
I am confident this works well and have no specific comment.
No specific comment, except that due to the significant number of sessions (315), it is obviously impossible to pretend following everything.
Therefore my question is how to have access to the "substantifique moelle" of the sessions? Should not we have a few lines summarizing the essence of the exchanges at the end of the sessions' pages?

Community Intersessional Activities

Programme Content

Access to sessions: I regret it is so complicate to hace access to the sessions. It should be open to everyone so as to open attendance, improve outreach, attract youth and new participants for the next generation.
My experience is : 1) i register using my usual account; 2) i have to register as well to the specific sessions. This is a 2 stage process, which is not clearly indicated, too complicated for new entrants or last minute entrants.

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2021
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
How do you define quality of participation?
You have to deal with high level of quality and relevance of discussions, ie inviting the experts in such matters.
You have to prepare the future and invite youth and new people to prepare the future of Internet governance.
Good luck. Security. Plan B for IGF 2022 location ?


Mojonothoane

Mojonothoane

Taking Stock of the IGF 2020
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The hybrid format is generally effective, but i suggest next time there should be a number of platforms used, to allow options in case one does not work. I think most countries are familiar with zoom.
I could not access the platform despite many trials. the problem was not my connectivity, rather I think it was not user friendly or I am not familiar with it.
Looking at the programme, this was going to be a very informative forum.

Community Intersessional Activities

Programme Content

These were well planned except for the inconvenience I encountered at the end.

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2021


Muż

Muż

Taking Stock of the IGF 2020
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I wish offline could come back
Everything was super correct
fantastic

Community Intersessional Activities
N/A
N/A
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Programme Content
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didn't attend
N/A
N/A

super cool
great
GREAT
especially A.I changing speech into lyrics
On Friday cakes were not fresh;)

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2021
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
Not my role:)
Intersessional activities and NRIs at IGF 2021
not my role:)
not my role do say it:)
you know better whom:)
I liked the event, don't worry


Naseer

Naseer

Taking Stock of the IGF 2020
Taking Stock of the IGF 2021: What worked well? What worked not so well?
The hybrid format was beneficial for ones participating online, however, being physically present it was a disconnect with the speakers. It would have been better to have it fully in person event. Moreover, the participation was little in the conference halls and more in the food court, perhaps there could have been extra screens in the food court.
The preparatory process of the meeting was well planned and executed.
The overall program was comprehensive and well structures.

Community Intersessional Activities

Programme Content
IGF 2021 programme: please comment on the content, speakers and quality of discussions
The sessions were well planned and included diverse range of topics. I believe there is a need to include more discussions on gender divide and internet.
I was pleasantly surprised to see representation of 15+ parliamentarians from my country i.e. at the event. I hope there could be some practical steps and follow up on government level that can improve and address internet issues in Pakistan.
From my country, I was perhaps, best to my knowledge only female participant from civil society. I am proud of myself being a part of it as a UN Sponsored candidate but it reminded of how females are not encouraged to enter the tech world even in 21st century. I believe more women participation and sessions on gender digital divide and its link with different internet related issues should be included in the overall themes of 17th IGF 2021. I also think there should be an alumni group of all IGFs and one specifically for women from across the world.

Some booths were mostly unattended especially by Google. I was looking forward to engage someone from Google but unfortunately, could not. I was also hoping to see booths from other companies like Facebook. However, the booths on Poland government behalf were very well attended and had wonderful engagements by them. The booth by NASK and World Urban Forum were quite engaging, overall.
The logistics were well planned. However, the program design could have been designed better, it was not user friendly.
I had some issues communicating with the administrative help from UN IGF who was helping us with our process of attending IGF in person. I was miscommunicated about the information on vaccines and at the Poland Border Control, they had to make a call and check if they could allow me. It was not a great experience.

Secondly, the travel agent assigned to me gave me tickets before my visa date and before my visa arrived. I had to cancel and book my tickets again myself. The administration guy was helpless and travel agent replied to me after 4 days. Because of all this, I had to return from airport, had an overlay of 31 hours, had to book a stay at the airport, missed my first day of IGF 2021. I was very close to not attending the event. Unfortunately, no one took responsibility nor am I offered any reimbursements of additional costs due to travel agent's mistake and lack of response for 4 days. Very disappointed.

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NGOUNOU

NGOUNOU

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Really good experience
Great Job
Thank you for the hard work!!
Welle done team!!

Community Intersessional Activities

Programme Content

Website was not really user friendly.
Moving in the calendar was hard. When you change format it will load the whole agenda

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2021
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
Offer the feedback form in different language
Too long need to have propose answer with rate


Nikolov

Nikolov

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Great
Diverse

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Website rather unfriendly. Difficult to browse and find the different events/slots/meetings on the overall agenda.

Extremely difficult to register for taking part in the online event. Then difficult to go back to my registered event(s) and update.

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Pajaro Velasquez

Pajaro Velasquez

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Pretty good, it works as it was an onsite meeting. Really enjoy the experience
The calendar and meetings should be more open and allow more people to be involved not only thought in a way that people from Europe decide what is the thematic agenda for all the Internet.
it was good

Community Intersessional Activities
Try to make them happen before the general IGF and as a result of one year process of the topics define at the beginning of the year.
It was to include them in the main track but probably just allow to speak 3 minutes for NRI in a session could be something to improve, at the end we just had a glimpse of what was going on in the regions and not a full panorama of it. And some of the topics are so global that we don't get the specifics about what's actually going on.

Programme Content
IGF 2021 programme: please comment on the content, speakers and quality of discussions
Keep doing the Youth Track during all the IGF. That is a great idea. In general, the topics were good, I was missing more discussions about quantum computing and AI, not only in the regulatory aspects of it but also in combination with technical aspects because those aren't exclusive from each other. But I will put focus on quantum computing for the next IGF is time to start addressing it and also more topics about gender inclusion understanding gender beyond the binary.
It's lacking gender-diverse topics related to Internet Governance and all topics in general, there's still this binary narrative of gender even in the BFP of the gender you see that they focus on the experiences of women and men with internet and not trans and gender-diverse people and how we can make the internet and new technologies that include them.

It was more participation of media but still is need to have more impact in the international reach of it.
Could improve a lot when it comes to avoiding zoom bombing

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2021
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
A schedule for all regions means that anyone can take part in the conversation, especially on the Open consultations and MAG meetings
Intersessional activities and NRIs at IGF 2021
We need quantum computing as a subtopic at least and new approaches to AI also. About the speakers start to think to include more trans and gender-diverse people and also have more inclusive rules about it for all the IGF as is shown here in this document that could help to open more the conversation in the Forum: https://sites.google.com/view/queer-in-ai/diversity-guide


PALMA RODRIGUEZ

PALMA RODRIGUEZ

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EXCELENTE
EXCELENTE
EXCELENTE

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EXCELENTE
EXCELENTE
EXCELENTE

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EN LOS QUE PARTICIPE MUY BUENOS, Y TENEMOS MUCHO TRABAJO POR REALIZAR TODOS LOS SECTORES INVOLUCRADOS
MUY BUENA
EXCELENTE

EXCELENTE
EXCELENTE
MUY BUENO ESPERO ESTAR DE MANERA PRESENCIAL EN EL IGF 2022

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Połcik

Połcik

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Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2021
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
Comments on the organization of IGF2022 Internet Governance Forum

The article describes a grassroots civic debate organized in 2011 in Brussels and a proposal to use the experiences from this debate in the organization of the IGF2022 Digital Summit. Modern technologies create conditions for participation in debates for inhabitants of small towns and hard-to-reach places.

Citizens Summit G1000 in Brussels

In article [1], on the basis of a report published on the website www.g1000.org, a grassroots debate is described. The main aim of the G1000 Debate is to enable citizens to talk together on topics of interest to them. Let them decide for themselves what they want to talk about. In five newspapers, the 27 initiator-signatories published the G1000 Manifesto, in which the key words were „independence, openness, dignity, optimism, complementarity, participation, transparency, opportunity”. They were joined by 10,000 new signatories and over 800 registered volunteers. Among them were farmers, the unemployed, the homeless, retired, young and old people. There were also scientists, journalists, people of culture, logisticians and specialists in social communication. A discussion panel was created in which ordinary citizens could talk together on topics important to them. The entire project was organized in three phases: 1st preparation phase, 2nd G1000 Summit, 3rd development of conclusions after the citizens' summit. Debates were held in Brussels at 81 tables, in different languages, and in 50 different regions of the country. There were 40 translators and interpreters. National and international observers were involved in the G1000. Specific recommendations, drawn up by a 32-strong team, drawn from the 491 registered G1000 Summit candidates, were communicated to the relevant authorities.

Proposal to extend the IGF2022 Internet Governance Forum with direct debate at the round tables

The IGF2022 can be expanded with a debate at the tables. There should be a moderator, a clerk and an expert at each table. There should be a communication technician within the reach of the debaters. There cannot be too many participants at the tables, e.g. 10-12, so that you can hear and see each other. One stand at the table can be allocated to a computer with a large screen for online participants. Introductory papers can also be presented remotely, visible on the screen of a central computer or a local computer. Such 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. However, in the field of communication, satellite internet technology can be used. As during the debate in Brussels [1], local communities far from the IGF 2022 center may formulate their problems. In some cases, the IGF2022 Open Forum can be organized in two stages. The first is the in-room presentations. The second, after the break, is the discussion at the tables in the outer square. Such a debate was organized in 2020 in Krakow during the pandemic [2]. After the presentations in the room, including two presentations, were online, there was a discussion outside in a group of 11.

Literature
1. Debate in Brussels https://www.salon24.pl/u/henrykpolcik/1051256,losowanie-zamiast-glosowania-obywatelska-debata-w-belgii; www.g1000.org;
http://www.g1000.org/documents/G1000_EN_Website.pdf ; SBN 978-2930275-54-3
2. Conference in Krakow https://www.salon24.pl/u/henrykpolcik/1079305,o-drogach-wodnych-w-centrum-jana-pawla-ii-w-krakowie-lagiewnikach


Qabaha

Qabaha

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good
good
good

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good, except covis-19 testing problem last day, we suffered to find a suitable appointment and center .

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Rahman

Rahman

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Good
Great. All well.
All the areas covered were impressive.

Community Intersessional Activities
Excellent
Great
It was good.
Good

Programme Content
IGF 2021 programme: please comment on the content, speakers and quality of discussions
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Non-discriminatory

Excellent
Excellent
Great
Excellent

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2021
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
Excellent
Intersessional activities and NRIs at IGF 2021
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent


Sharma

Sharma

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There was limited participation from the on-site participants; possibly a coordinator on-site could help facilitate the process.
The process worked well with the moderator being in touch regarding the key discussion issues.
The structure and flow of the program was appropriate, and went well.

Community Intersessional Activities

Programme Content

No comments.

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Siddiqi

Siddiqi

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No change needed
No change needed
No change needed

Community Intersessional Activities
No
Comments
No
Comments
No
Comments

Programme Content

No change needed

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Intersessional activities and NRIs at IGF 2021


Simonis

Simonis

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Souissi

Souissi

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Worked quite well

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More communication should be done for workshop by IGF especially the ones starting from day 2 or 3 where we notice an obvious decrease in the number of participants each day.

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2021
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
Engaging National IGFs as early as possible in the preparatory process.
Engage community in other languages to foster diversity and interaction before and during the IGF


Tauchnitz

Tauchnitz

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It would be great to have more on-site participants
A bit too many lengthy MAG meetings. Maybe divide in sub-groups for more efficiency.
Good thematic focus on economic and social inclusion and human rights (ESIHR) - a very relevant issue!

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IGF 2021 programme: please comment on the content, speakers and quality of discussions
Good main session and interesting networking sessions. Some really good workshops as well, although the quality was mixed.
This year, there were more critical discussions on challenges posed by digital technologies and the internet as compared to previous years - a great achievement! I.e. the IGF should not merely be a propaganda and marketing machine of governments and private corporations > make sure that critical civil society voices are included.

The IGF messages do not include critical discussions and issues that were raised during the IGF 2021. Although I do understand that there are political constraints, this is a pity. What is the worth of the IGF if it is not to have an open discussion on things that could be improved and things that should be changed for better?
The IGF website did not work properly during the first day(s) of IGF 2021

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2021
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
Form issue groups at the beginning of the year and keep them till the IGF conference, i.e. same group for call for issues, evaluation of workshop proposals and planning of prep and main session.
- The pandemic has revealed the importance and the challenges of digital technologies. What can we learn?
- Focus on Human Rights (ESIHR) should be continued and strengthened
- Be sure to also include critical topics such as the dilemma of surveillance and contract tracing of citizens by governments for public health and security
Invite more members of International Organizations
Connect better with the United Nations Secretary-General's Roadmap for Digital Cooperation and Our Common Agenda - in particular regarding human rights as this is a key topic.


Tiwari

Tiwari

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Well coordinated experience.
the onboarding process could be trickerier for a first timer.
Overall the program was oeganized and delivered beautifully. There was coherence. Website could be more easier to navigate. For example, during IGF, we could have a popup on my schedule.

Community Intersessional Activities
None
Good
Good
Interesting platform. provided much needed platform to interact

Programme Content
IGF 2021 programme: please comment on the content, speakers and quality of discussions
Great
Great
Great

Great
Great
IGF needs to work on securing their online meeting platform. CLX had unfortunate event of an intruder who projected sexual imagery and hurled racial slurs.
None

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2021
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
None
Intersessional activities and NRIs at IGF 2021
None
None
None
None


Uduma

Uduma

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Being the first time of this structure, I am satisfied with it and plan to use the same in the coming years for the sub-regional and AfIGF till COVID abates.
However, there were some of the sessions that only online participants joined while the moderator was onsite, I think there should be both online and onsite moderators in such sessions. On the whole, all sessions I attended were held notwithstanding low physical attendance.
The preparatory process was timely done, however, there were too many processes that made it somewhat difficult for me to meet up
I had no issues with the overall program. Thematic focus, structure, and flow, in my opinion, were great.

Community Intersessional Activities
None from me
The process and contents of the sessions were very good, in my opinion. Though there were some clashes of interesting topics of the Intersessional activities during the IGF, we can live with such clashes.
Great Contents, though I missed most of the sessions due to clashes.
Well thought out sessions with relevant contents, though there were some clashes of sessions

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IGF 2021 programme: please comment on the content, speakers and quality of discussions
I benefitted from every session I attended. Well organised save for interpretation of one of the NRIs sessions where we could not understand each other's language
Great
Great
I did not consider that as I saw as many men and women in the rooms

Poor
Good
It was initially difficult for me to get my schedule for the meeting after registration. Even when I built my schedule, I was not straightforward to join the sessions online with the 2 to 3 steps to get into the room. Security was very perfect. I think the online platform needs to be made a bit simpler.

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2021
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
Session organizers who can afford to provide interpretation of their workshop sessions should be allowed to do so without putting pressure on IGF finances.
Intersessional activities and NRIs at IGF 2021
Reduce Zoom fatigue on preparations and processes,
Continue with the Issue Area Team format
Not the usual suspects that is I* organizations or experts only. Let's have non-English speakers by providing interpretation at sessions not only the Main Sessions.
Language diversity for the preparation and IGF meetings would help bring the discouraged to the IGF.


Villada

Villada

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Buena experiencia
Todo funciono bien, lo unico que paso es que el primer día no se pudo entrar a la página, referia error.
Todo muy bien.

Community Intersessional Activities
Buenas actividades
Buenas dinamicas
Buen contenido

Programme Content
IGF 2021 programme: please comment on the content, speakers and quality of discussions
Todas las sesiones muy bien.
Todo muy bien.
Todo muy bien.
Todo muy bien.

Creo que los stands debieron ser más dinamicos
Todo muy bien.
Buena logistica
Todo muy bien.

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2021
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
Mejorar el sistema de registros, poner más atencion a la plataforma
Intersessional activities and NRIs at IGF 2021
Todo muy bien.
Todo muy bien.
Tamas de inteligencia artificial
Todo muy bien.


Yang

Yang

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Overall it was great. But I would suggest fewer steps to get the access link. Some participants complained about the complexity when trying to getting the access to our workshop. Would also suggest arrangement for an emergency contact during the meeting. Our workshop encountered a technical problem just when it was about to starting, but didn't know where to find help (fortunately the problem was solved timely).

Suggestion for Improvements for IGF 2021
What are your suggestions for improvements for IGF 2022?
More representatives from private sectors and individuals(netizens) should be invited to the IGF platform.
IGF is a multi-stakeholder platform for all. There are already over 5 billions Internet users around the globe, we should trying to get more involved in the IGF initiatives, especially the old, young, disabled and other minorities.