About the Multistakeholder Working Group (MWG)
Within the Policy Network on Environment there is a Multistakeholder Working Group (MWG) of experts which supports transforming community’s expressed views into concrete actions, such as outputs and actionable next steps. The main goal of the MWG is to publish a report by December 2021 containing concrete, actionable policy recommendations, to be presented and discussed at the IGF 2021 in Katowice, Poland. During the next six months, the PNE aims to use the work on this report and our collective weight of the group as a lever of influence to raise the profile of the issue.
Update on Work
The Working Group is organized into workstreams on different focus topics. Learn more about our work in our Statement of Action.
Members of the PNE Multistakeholder Working Group
Director Global of Impact initiatives and Ethics
UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
ICT Policies Section
|Adil Suleimani (interim)
Senior Policy Officer, AU Commission, African Union
|Daniel Akinmade Emejulu
Program Manager, UN Affairs
UN Environment Programme
Head of Environmental Peacebuilding
DG-CNECT’s Adviser, Green and Digital Transition
Foresight Cleantech Accelerator
VP Business Development
Indigenous Peoples Major Group for Sustainable Development
Convenor and environment and indigenous rights defender
Senior Advisor for Strategic Engagement and IGF MAG member
University of British Columbia Program on Water Governance
Research Chair and Director
Head of Global Strategy;
Farmbot Monitoring Solutions, Non-Executive Director
Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources Programme
Government of Ethiopia, Ministry for Innovation and Technology
Director General for Innovation Development and Research
Project Development Director and IGF MAG member
Head of the Communication Infrastructures and Services Policy Unit
|Yoichi IIDA, Deputy Government of Japan, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication
Director-General for G7/G20 Relations
UN Climate Change (UNFCCC)
|Przemysław Typiak, Internet Governance and Digital Dialogue Unit
Digital Policy Departement
Chancellery of the Prime Minister (Poland)
UN Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Associate Programme Officer, Adaptation Division
How has the Working Group come about?
Careful research has been carried out to globally map the stakeholders that could be members of the working group. It has mapped the stakeholders on regional and international scene that deal with the intersections between environment and digital technologies, in collaboration with relevant helpdesks and observatories. A contact database has been built. Among these contacts, those having the strongest work focus and achieved impact and results have been invited to be members of the above-described working group. All others are informed about the work and invited to contribute to the consultation processes and other mechanisms established by the working group (e.g. including providing feedback to the draft output document produced by the working group).
The PNE multistakeholder working group will closely collaborate with the members of the IGF's Multistakeholder Advisory Group and its Chair; networks of Dynamic Coalitions; National, Regional and Youth IGF initiatives; Best Practice Forums and all other interested stakeholders.
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