Policy Network Internet Fragmentation

Event Calendar Date
Thursday, 15th September, 2022 (13:00 UTC) - Thursday, 15th September, 2022 (15:00 UTC)
Hosted by IGF Secretariat
BPF & PN Meetings


"What does Internet fragementation mean to you ?  Identifying fragmentation and key stakeholders."

Click here to join the meeting (Microsoft Teams) Meeting ID: 353 094 602 095Passcode: mBvmkK 


[draft agenda]

  1. Welcome and PNIF introduction
  2. Avoiding fragmentation of the Internet is one of the complex digital issues the UN Secretary-General recommends addressing in the Global Digital Compact.
    1. Question 1: there are different approaches to defining and classifying fragmentation.  For policy makers it is important to understand concrete concerns.
      1. What are concrete examples where technical, commercial or policy measures lead to fragmentation of the Internet?
      2. Why are these examples of concern? How does this measure or practice lead to fragmentation (i.e. what layer does it affect)? How does this impact people’s experience with the Internet? What are further-reaching impacts, e.g. on society?
    2. Question 2: Which parts or layers of the Internet are facing the greatest threat?
    3. Question 3:  What kind of response is needed from policymakers and other stakeholders.
      1. Who should be doing what ? What are the possible actions required of different stakeholders ( Governments, Private sector, Technical community, Academia, Civil Society, International Treaty Organisations)
      2. What kind of guiding principles are needed?
  3. Wrap up and next steps
    1. Follow-up call:  Avoiding fragmentation of the internet: concrete actions, best practices and principles.


Allie Funk, Anriette Esterhuysen, Carolina Hippolito vor der Weid, Farzaneh Badii, Kevin Kohler, Konstantinos Komaitis.

[call details]

IGF Policy Network Internet Fragmentation - Sep 15, 2022 01:00 PM Universal Time UTC - Click here to join the meeting (Microsoft Teams) Meeting ID: 353 094 602 095Passcode: mBvmkK  -  Download Teams / Join on the web


Survey - What does Internet Fragmentation mean for you ? Submit you input here: https://forms.gle/A8G74vMLgf5hvqa37 

More on the IGF Policy Network on Internet Fragmentation https://www.intgovforum.org/en/content/policy-network-on-internet-fragmentation