Networking Break: Preparing for the BPF 2021 cycle

Thursday, 12th November, 2020 (13:20 UTC) - Thursday, 12th November, 2020 (14:20 UTC)
Room 1
About this Session
An open discussion to prepare for the BPF 2021 cycle based on the finding and recommendations in the report by the BPF on BPFs 'Reviewing past Best Practice Forums (BPFs) to enchance future BPF work'.

The BPF on BPFs, and initiative launched by the MAG in January 2020, reviewed the IGF Best Practice Forums as a whole, in terms of their effectiveness as a tool for the IGF to structure intersessional work.

With the input from those directly involved in organising and leading BPFs between 2014 and 2019 (MAG facilitators, Co-facilitators, key contributors, IGF Secretariat/consultants), the BPF on BPFs was able to identity a number of challenges and not yet fully used opportunities of the IGF Best Practice Forums. This allowed to formulate concrete suggestions, best practices and recommendations for improvements, most of which are hands-on and could serve to strengthen BPFs from 2021 onwards.