IGF 2022 Proposed Issues

Number of contributions by:

Stakeholder Group

Government: 18
Intergovernmental Organization: 7
Civil Society: 80
Technical Community: 55
Private Sector: 44
Regional Group
African Group: 67
Asia-Pacific Group: 45
Eastern Europe Group: 17
Latin American and Caribbean Group: 20
Western European and Others Group: 49
Intergovernmental Organizations: 6

ID2

Economic and Development Issues: E-commerce and e-trade


ID3

Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: Climate change

Additional Input: Inclusion of agriculture in digital

ID4

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Child online safety, Disinformation, Internet of Things
Data Governance Issues: Big Data, Data privacy and protection, Data services
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Artificial intelligence, Biometrics, Smart cities


ID5

Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Access and connectivity, Capacity development, Community networks
Data Governance Issues: Big Data, Data privacy and protection
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, Smart cities

Additional Input: Business de la donnée
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Il faut mettre en place une matrice des actions numériques à entreprendre pour faire fasse à chaque ODD.
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: Il faut une session spécifique sur l'agenda commun avec la participation des multiacteurs de tous les cinq continents.
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: Il faut une session de haut niveau en présence des ministres du numérique, de l'économie et de la sécurité avec des régulateurs et des parlementaires pour baliser tous les contours de la coopération numérique internationale.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: Il est important d'éviter la répétition dans la prise en charge des thèmes à l'IGF monde. Pour cela, il faut augmenter les durées des sessions et aborder tous les contours de chaque thème dans une seule session au lieu de le faire dans des sessions différentes avec parfois les mêmes acteurs. Il faut veiller à ce que aucune session ne soit retenue si la participation des multicateurs (gouvernement, secteur privé, société civile) n'est pas garantie et équitable avec un temps de prise de parole approprié. Il faut mettre fin aux sessions qui ne concernent que les participants d'une région du monde. il faut recommander aux auteurs de ses sessions de faire les séances qu'ils veulent faire au niveau mondial lors de la tenue de leur IGF régional. Il faut donner la chance aux participants de poser des questions dans toutes les sessions. En conséquence, il faut mettre l'accent sur la diversité linguistique (ou moins deux langues des nations unies) et la réduction du nombre de sessions parallèles. Il faut mettre autour de la même table les acteurs qui ont des points de vue différents sur des sujets d'intérêts communs. Il faut limiter à trois au maximum, le nombre de session dans lesquelles un participant à l'IGF peut intervenir en qualité de modérateur et de panéliste pour donner la chance à de nouvelles voix de se faire entendre.

ID6

Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Accessibility
Data Governance Issues: Cross-border data flows
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Artificial intelligence

Additional Input: We need create awarenesses in the ICT sector of Liberia. Cybersecurity education in rural areas is key to the rural inhabitants. Those who living in rural communities are vonerable to the cyberspace.
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: ICT is part of sustainable development. The universe access program can help to sustain development of internet connectivity in rural communities, building skills and infrastructures.
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: It helpful to the community because at the IGF conference participants come from all part of world with different backgrounds and experiences, they exchange ideas in the areas of policies, regulations and emerge technology.
Participants use some of these knowledge to build his country ICT sector.
This conference needs to continue because ICT is evolving industry.
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: The digital cooperation is good for the country ICT sector. Business people are moving from country to country, coordinate in policies and regulations will ease the movement of investors.
Digital cooperation will help to track down cybercriminal from country to country..
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: Every continent has IGF of their continent, I advice during the conference, period should be allocated for continental meeting where country from the same continent can have meetings.
Every presenters presentation summary copies be given to the audience.

ID7

Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Access and connectivity, Accessibility, Marginalized and vulnerable groups
Digital Cooperation Issues: International cooperation, Multistakeholderism and multidisciplinarity, Peacetech
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Internet of Things, Smart cities

Additional Input: Role of children in the digital literacy of older adult populations. I would like to be able to propose an initiative to involve and learn about the vision and needs of children on Internet governance, but without an adult-centric vision, but rather through the socialization of information and creating a policy paper with the proposals of children that can be presented in the event.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: I would like to have a direct channel of communication about the programs that exist, in addition to seeking the incorporation of populations that are not users of English or accessibility components.

ID8

Digital Cooperation Issues: International cooperation
Economic and Development Issues: E-commerce and e-trade, Markets
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Artificial intelligence

United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: More focus on practical conclusions and action ideas
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: More focus on practical conclusions and action ideas
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: More focus on practical conclusions and action ideas
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: Very good set up but better and more streamlined communication with panel organizers before the event would be beneficial.

ID9

Data Governance Issues: Cross-border data flows, Data privacy and protection, Data services
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: 5G, Artificial intelligence, Internet of Things
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: Climate change, Food & water security, Sustainable development

Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: Nothing thank you

ID10

Rights and Freedoms Issues: Civil and political rights , Freedom of expression, Human rights

Additional Input: In Italy there is a lack of a serious justice reform that allows unpunished judges to exercise abuses of power, illicit acts, violations of human rights. I believe that this does not happen only in Italy but in many civilized nations and our proposal is to open tables on a reformed and fair justice for all. We need a higher court, foreign such as the International Criminal Court which should have more power over cases against state bodies and being external to each state should be more severe but also democratic
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: The United Nations is a body for the defense of human rights and of groups including civil society that fights to defend them and therefore a decisive role is very important
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: The United Nations is a body for the defense of human rights and of groups including civil society that fights to defend them and therefore a decisive role is very important

ID11

Data Governance Issues: Cross-border data flows, Data privacy and protection, Data services
Digital Cooperation Issues: Crisis response, International cooperation, Internet ethics
Economic and Development Issues: E-Government, Future of work, Over-the-top services

Additional Input: Making ehealth accessible for All
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: Collaboration and partnership internationally for P3 to achieve Access for All, device affordability, skills support
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: IGF Must be Hybrid

ID12

Technical and Operational Topics Issues: Domain Name System

Additional Input: AI Programming and WHOIS Data
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Role of STEAM for Sustainable Development
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: Ethics First & Legan Next Approach
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: Internet Multilingualism and Digital Cooperation
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: Global Townhall

ID13

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Child online safety, Cyber attacks and cyber conflict, Cybersecurity practices
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Children’s rights online, Economic, social, and cultural rights , Freedom of expression
Economic and Development Issues: E-commerce and e-trade, E-Government, Markets

Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: Yes

ID14

Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Accessibility
Data Governance Issues: Data privacy and protection
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Smart cities

Additional Input: Emerging technologies and adaptaion issues of Differently abeled community
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: Security of the virtual meetings need to be consider since in 2021 duringbthe zoom sessions there were zoom bombers and become very embaresment happen to audience. There fore please make nessary arrangembtb to avoid that type of technical falts

ID15

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Child online safety
Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Gender inclusion
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: Sustainable development


ID16

Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Access and connectivity, Capacity development, Youth engagement
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Democracy, Digital citizenship, Freedom of expression
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: 5G, Artificial intelligence, Distributed ledger-blockchain

Additional Input: We need more authentic voices from the Unconnected to use empathy driven models implemented in a Design thinking methodology to solve the problems of meaningful connectivity and importation of technology to polarized communities with them taking lead in shaping what the internet should mean and empower their lives.
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: SDGs are blueprints for sure delivery of developmental agenda, we need more inclusion in the aspects in having more local translation of SDGs to fit complex Communities and their needs.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: Session participation on a hybrid format should account on building stronger synergies, more youth representation in high-level panels and a clear set way foward to boost more inclusion.

ID17

Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Accessibility, Community networks, Gender inclusion
Digital Cooperation Issues: Crisis response, International cooperation, Multistakeholderism and multidisciplinarity
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: Climate change, E-waste, Sustainable development

Additional Input: Entrepreneurship and Innovation for wealth creation to mitigate family and community level poverty
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: The IGF should continue to organize a session dedicated to Agenda for Sustainable Development 2030. Then IGF to engage NRI and stakeholder groups for dialogue and inputs for the session.
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: The IGF should continue to organize a session dedicated to Global Digital Compact and invite stakeholders to debate the common agenda and the 12 Commitments.
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: IGF to continue to organize the session on RDC for more inputs.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: The virtual component of the Hybrid IGF format is excellent during this time of pandemic. I would like to suggest the fallowing;
1. The schedule should be simple arranged vertically instead of in portrait format, where user chooses the session(s) down the menu
2. In some sessions last presenters and co-presenters had almost all the time and the audience had little time.

ID18

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Child online safety, Cybersecurity practices
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Gender rights and freedoms, Privacy
Media and Content Issues: Content policy and regulation

Additional Input: Online media and OTT platform's non censorship, publication of extreme obscene and violence contents should be seriously discussed as major part of its viewers are below 18 years of age.
Also importance of online education and its future can be included.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: Online education supporting children in pandemic era which gives them hope and endless communication can be taken as a theme for the coming IGF.

ID19



ID20

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Encryption, Legal and regulatory issues, Trust and accountability measures
Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Access and connectivity, Capacity development, Open access
Data Governance Issues: Cross-border data flows, Data privacy and protection

United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: The policy network working groups and youth IGF both reflect the 12 commitments. But I don't support multilateralism in the IGF annual meeting or intersessional work. I support multistakeholder mechanism discussion. More experts or stakeholders are providing their opinions. But, we need to make the conversation more efficient.

ID21

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Child online safety, Cyber attacks and cyber conflict, Cybersecurity practices


ID22

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Child online safety
Data Governance Issues: Data privacy and protection
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Children’s rights online


ID23

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Cyber attacks and cyber conflict, Cyber-diplomacy, Trust and accountability measures
Digital Cooperation Issues: International cooperation, Multistakeholderism and multidisciplinarity, Peacetech
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: 5G, Digital object architecture, Distributed ledger-blockchain


ID24

Economic and Development Issues: Future of work, Taxation
Media and Content Issues: Citizen journalism, Misinformation
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: Sustainable development


ID25

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Algorithms
Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Education online
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Civil and political rights

Additional Input: Nil
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: nil
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: nil
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: no

ID26

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Cyber attacks and cyber conflict
Data Governance Issues: Data services
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Augmented Reality

Additional Input: No
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: No
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: No
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: No

ID27

Digital Cooperation Issues: IGF organization and role, International cooperation, Multistakeholderism and multidisciplinarity
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Digital identity, Gender rights and freedoms, Privacy
Media and Content Issues: Content policy and regulation, Local content and multilingualism, Misinformation

Additional Input: We think that can be implemented a special Main session or high-level panel dedicated to the youth NRIs initiatives around the world to share the results and ideas of what should be the IGF ecosystem according to the UN common agenda, the local and regional cooperations roadmaps, and other factors that substantially improve the way of NRIs work together.
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: This Proposal focus on these 6 of the 12 commitments of the Common Agenda, I think if we can guarantee those at least we going to have an Internet
more open to diversity:

1. Leave no one behind
2. Abide by international law and ensure justice
3. Place women, gender diversity, and girls at the center
4. Build trust
5. Listen to and work with youth
6. Upgrade the United Nations

ID28

Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Access and connectivity, Marginalized and vulnerable groups
Data Governance Issues: Cross-border data flows, Data privacy and protection
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Civil and political rights , Digital citizenship, Privacy


ID29

Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Access and connectivity, Capacity development
Economic and Development Issues: Business models online, E-Government, Future of work
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Distributed ledger-blockchain, Quantum computing, Smart cities


ID30

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Cyber attacks and cyber conflict
Digital Cooperation Issues: IGF organization and role
Technical and Operational Topics Issues: Internet protocols, Internet shutdowns

Additional Input: I will submit if there is
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Agree
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: It is very intrestinv
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: Interesting
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: No

ID31

Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Access and connectivity, Capacity development, Education online
Economic and Development Issues: Business models online, E-commerce and e-trade, Over-the-top services
Technical and Operational Topics Issues: Internet shutdowns, Net neutrality, Network issues

Additional Input: Universal access and meaningful connectivity

Last 202IGF Poland gave the world an equal and collaborative engagement on the urgent need for connectivity.
The first step towards attaining digital cooperation, inclusivity and transformation starts with equal access and connectivity. Therefore thumbs up;- this discussion was one of the greatest conversations in Katowice and therefore there is need to maintain and carry this momentum into 2022 IGF this year.
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Through all the thematic areas, IGF reflects on SDG 9 of Building resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: Through IGF thematic area on digital cooperation, the IGF directly reflects on UN’s commitment 7 among the 12 commitments; which is Improve digital cooperation through connecting all people to the internet.

Also IGF reflects on commitment 1 of UN 12 commitment which is Leave on one behind
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: IGF reflects on area 1 of the 8 key Area of action of achieving universal connectivity by 2030 and as well on Area 8 of Building Digital Capacity.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: More focus considerations on IGF Remote Hubs

The remote hub constituencies are the flag bearers of the National and Regional Initiatives (NRI’s).
But In some sessions during the 2021IGF Poland, there was a challenge of several participants from the respective hubs who could request for the floor but were unable to be seen clearly by the respective sessions moderators. Therefore there’s need to have a discussion on the arrangement of participants in the hubs so as to be easily viewed by the session moderator.

Allan Magezi
Coordinator Uganda IGF Remote Hub.

ID32

Data Governance Issues: Cross-border data flows
Digital Cooperation Issues: International cooperation
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: Climate change

Additional Input: We should work towards inputs to the envisaged "Global Digital Compact"

Regarding data governance we should further explore the notion of digital selfdetermination

as to environment, we should build on the PNE report and recommendations
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: all sessions should continue identifiying how they relate to the 2030 Agenda
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: The IGF should align itself as much as possible around the key digital topics of the Common Agenda, and act as a platform for discussing the issues of the Global Digital Compact - the 2022 IGF "messages" should be focused as multistakeholder inputs to the Global Digital Compact discussion
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: The IGF should continue showcasing how its work relates to the eight action areas of the Roadmap
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: - We look forward to the appointment of a Tech Envoy by the UNSG, as outlined in Paragraph 74 of the UNSG’s Roadmap. A good collaboration between this position and the IGF community should energize the implementation of many recommendations from the UNSG Roadmap, while helping to raising the profile of the IGF. The Tech Envoy should closely liaise with the IGF, particularly the MAG and the IGF Secretariat.

- The personal participation of the UNSG (as in 2018 and 2019 – and virtually in 2017, 2020 and 2021) as well as the personal participation of the Host Country President of Head of Government should be further enshrined as a permanent good practice, as it strengthens the profile and visibility of the IGF and its outcomes.

- The IGF 2022, both as an event as well as its intersessional and preparatory process, should strive to serve as a key platform in the consultations to be held in relation with the “Global Digital Compact” envisaged in the UN-Secretary General’s “Our Common Agenda”. In addition, stronger synergies should be sought between the IGF activities and the implementation actions under the Roadmap for Digital Cooperation. In this sense, we fully endorse the MAG Chair letter sent in November 2021 to the UNSG, available under https://www.intgovforum.org/en/filedepot_download/213/20526

- The program should be more “issue-based” than ever, with maximum three or four focus topics - all culminating in a maximum of four high-level main sessions

- In addition, it should be more integrated than ever: NRI, DC, BPF, PNE should be integral part of the high-level main sessions, providing for integration of the respective intersessional groups into the corresponding four preparatory issue-groups

- There should be a build-up during the year, with focused preparatory discussions leading to „draft messages“ to be put out for public comment and to be discussed in the high-level sessions

- The “messages” should be short, concise and to the point and be timely and widely distributed

- The IGF 2022 should be fully hybrid

- The high level (ministerial) track should be as well be an integral part of the program: two of the hl-main sessions could be explicitly targeted for ministers and parliamentarians

- There could be a small separate ministerial track: breakfast and dinner, while the rest of their program would be integral part of the IGF, in order to benefit from their participation in other sessions

- The MAG would be leading on all the program aspects, with the (still to be created) IGF-Leadership Panel providing strategic input on main focus topics, suggesting speakers, commenting on „draft messages“, and contributing to bringing final messages to other high-level fora

- The information sources at the disposal of the participants during the IGF (such as digital policy summaries, instant “session reporting”, “daily reports”, etc.) should be further developed, in particular through partnerships with, inter alia, the Geneva Internet Platform, GIPO, IG Schools, etc.

- The inclusiveness of the IGF can be further improved by including the voices and views of ordinary citizens – particularly from the global South – through citizens’ dialogues

- Strengthening the links and synergies between the IGF and existing observatories and helpdesks active in offering quality information and capacity building in the field of digital governance, such as the Geneva Internet Platform, GIPO, and the various schools for Internet Governance. As discussed in the MAG WG-Strategy, the IGF Secretariat could maintain a dedicated website linking to partners that provide such observatory and helpdesk functions.

ID33

Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Access and connectivity, Capacity development, Marginalized and vulnerable groups
Digital Cooperation Issues: Crisis response, International cooperation, Multistakeholderism and multidisciplinarity
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Civil and political rights , Freedom of expression, Privacy

Additional Input: The Global Digital Compact is one that needs attention. I know it is under Digital Cooperation but did not see it as a sub-topic. Just a heads up
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: The Web Foundation is gearing up to lead pre-consultations towards the Global Digital Compact. Will it be possible to include this in the intercessional work. These will be hybrid or face-to-face consultations of populations outside of the major global cities, to first inform, about the digital cooperation, hear their views and solicit input to the Global Digital Compact. Issues raised in such consultations will be fed to the office of the Tech Envoy. The vision is to hold these in countries of the Global South. Happy to chat more on this on [email protected]

ID34

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Child online safety, Hate speech, Trust and accountability measures
Data Governance Issues: Big Data, Data privacy and protection, Data services
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Artificial intelligence, Cryptocurrency, Robotics

Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: Thank you

ID35

Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Access and connectivity, Marginalized and vulnerable groups, Youth engagement
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Civil and political rights , Digital citizenship, Freedom of expression
Economic and Development Issues: E-commerce and e-trade, Future of work


ID36

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Trust and accountability measures
Digital Cooperation Issues: Internet ethics
Economic and Development Issues: Business models online

United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: n/a
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: n/a
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: n/a
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: n/a

ID37

Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Access and connectivity
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Civil and political rights
Economic and Development Issues: Future of work

United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Deep reflexion on how ICT can contribute for Sustainable Development Goal 10
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: All the tracks to challenge shouldt have in mind the welbeing of people , particularly concern for the distribution of wealth.

United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: Contribution to help Tech Envoy works in area of effective internet quality access in all regions/countries
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: I trust on the usual format, but as the IGF2022 will be held in Africa, i hope that the diversity of official language will be present on the event space : particularly in the plenaries and within the worskhop sesssions

ID38

Digital Cooperation Issues: Broadening stakeholder engagement in Internet governance, IGF organization and role, International cooperation
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Artificial intelligence, Smart cities
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: Climate change, Sustainable development

United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: As we approach 2030, it is important to explore ways in which today's most advanced technologies such as AI can be utilized in reaching the SDGs.
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: The IGF is best suited to serve as a multi-stakeholder platform for people to come together and forge consensus.
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: The IGF should be elevated to a place where people would not just talk but can also launch concrete initiatives and take joint actions.

ID39

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Algorithms, Cyber attacks and cyber conflict, Encryption
Data Governance Issues: Big Data, Data privacy and protection, Data services
Technical and Operational Topics Issues: Domain Name System, Internet protocols, Internet shutdowns


ID40

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Cyber attacks and cyber conflict, Encryption, Trust and accountability measures
Data Governance Issues: Cross-border data flows, Data privacy and protection
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Civil and political rights , Digital identity, Privacy

Additional Input: Offline AI appliances (no data flow to external platforms)

ID41

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Child online safety, Cyber attacks and cyber conflict, Cyber-diplomacy
Media and Content Issues: Content policy and regulation, Local content and multilingualism, Misinformation


ID42

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Algorithms, Internet of Things
Digital Cooperation Issues: Crisis response, Internet ethics, Multistakeholderism and multidisciplinarity
Media and Content Issues: Citizen journalism, Intellectual property

Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: Ideally there is an experimentation with formats and technologies, including different phases multiple short pitch-and-disussion session; workshops with a mix of guided breakout sessions.

ID43

Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Gender inclusion, Marginalized and vulnerable groups
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Economic, social, and cultural rights , Societal challenges

Additional Input: Accessibility and inclusion to people with disabilities, in reference to the hearing and visually impaired.

ID44

Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: Climate change, Food & water security

Additional Input: title:understanding energy use and promoting health practices in rura/peri-urban
-evidence about negative heath effects of biomass use exists
biomass in high use in rural communities
communities in africa. why ? (problem statement).
-alternative energy for fuel not often feasible or sustainable
-safer use practices have not yet been identified.

ID45

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Cyber attacks and cyber conflict, Cyber-diplomacy, Trust and accountability measures
Digital Cooperation Issues: International cooperation, Multistakeholderism and multidisciplinarity
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Internet of Things, Smart cities

United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: Perhaps, sessions focused on this Roadmap and organized with the support by the IGF Secretariat directly could be an option. The IGF Secretariat did a wonderful job by reaching out to experts for the High-Level Leaders Track, and the same could be applied to the sessions on the Roadmap. These sessions could allow the community to be aligned and further advance discussions on the implementation of the Roadmap.

ID46

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Child online safety, Disinformation, Internet of Things
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Children’s rights online, Digital citizenship, Digital identity
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: 5G, Artificial intelligence, Cryptocurrency

Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: RAS

ID47

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Internet of Things
Digital Cooperation Issues: Broadening stakeholder engagement in Internet governance
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Quantum computing

Additional Input: I think is desirable to create a workshop at iGF2022 for improving the platform itself. It est, a collaboration of leaders and volunteers to create the requirements for a "software" that could help the forum, it includes the drafting process of sessions, with ordered inputs and linking with gdocs for discussion, integration with zoom and other features like categorize comments per stakeholder, region and compare. AI algorithms for word clouds of sessions and so on to improve the understanding and the deep in on technical, legal and political matters and their relation with stakeholders for actions, challenges, concerns, etc, and for the wider audience to be involved after the sessions.
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Environment and Greening, among Meaningful access to the internet and the ideas of Tim Berners Lee of the user knowing and having transparency over their data used by the giants. So a more semantic web is desired for the future of the Internet as a common resource, this also includes the ability of citizens to use spectrum for free for IoT devices and emerging technologies in the future, complaint with the environment and the human in the center, with more AI standardized.
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: The compact need to be very transparent, with issues-focused and stakeholder-focus, with a human center perspective. It will be desired that this compact allow participation of not only hundreds but thousands of people with their opinions of the shaping of the internet.
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: The IGF* will flourish this 2022 in my opinion, with a more clear NRI process, feeding the chain up from sub-national to national, to sub-regional to regional and then to global. For the youth perspective we will do that since my person (Nicolas Fiumarelli) has being elected as the GRULAC Head of the Steering Commite of Youth Coallition on Internet Governance, we will try to do a final effort to maintain this bottom-up chain of the IGFs following the above chain.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: Hybrid but with lots of hubs, we need to livestream the sessions in several places, and open the platform for everyone to participate. This idea of a unique virtual platform for every IGF (National, Regional and global) will be the central way to manage all this input that something get lost in the bottom-up chain and is very important, to identify similarities, things to replicate, etc.

ID48

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Trust and accountability measures
Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Open access
Data Governance Issues: Big Data
Digital Cooperation Issues: Crisis response
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Digital identity
Economic and Development Issues: Over-the-top services
Media and Content Issues: Local content and multilingualism
Technical and Operational Topics Issues: Network issues
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: Circularity and transparency

Additional Input: what ever i need has and or is uploading . i own igf.
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: dont let anyone know.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: well cant anyone know also securure my nukeys. i own the world . but it is what it is sometimes. also feel free to help create thing for my life good things know what i mean.

ID49



ID50

Data Governance Issues: Cross-border data flows
Economic and Development Issues: E-commerce and e-trade
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: 5G

United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: For acceptable programs, topics of discussions, and policy issues, they must relate to the SDGs as have been done in the past
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: The Common Agenda of the UN Sec and its 12 commitments should be taken into consideration in the formulation policy issues of workshops and the Main Sessions' concrete and actionable recommendations/messages/outputs of the IGF 2022 for the stakeholders at the National and Regional levels
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: UN Sec's Roadmap for Digital Cooperation should relate to the high-level and tracks for adoption at regional and national programs
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: No

ID51

Data Governance Issues: Cross-border data flows
Economic and Development Issues: E-commerce and e-trade
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: 5G

United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: For acceptable programs, topics of discussions, and policy issues, they must relate to the SDGs as have been done in the past
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: The Common Agenda of the UN Sec and its 12 commitments should be taken into consideration in the formulation policy issues of workshops and the Main Sessions' concrete and actionable recommendations/messages/outputs of the IGF 2022 for the stakeholders at the National and Regional levels
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: UN Sec's Roadmap for Digital Cooperation should relate to the high-level and tracks for adoption at regional and national programs
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: No

ID52

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Algorithms, Cybersecurity practices, Internet of Things
Digital Cooperation Issues: Broadening stakeholder engagement in Internet governance, International cooperation, Internet ethics
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: 5G, Artificial intelligence, Internet of Things

Additional Input: Dear all,

I would like to emphasize the need to discuss problematics of intellectual property theft in cyberspace, trademark infringement through online marketplace and cybersecurity requirements for digital service providers.
Would be personally happy if you decide to include those topics in this year´s IGF iteration. Moreover, I am currently preparing papers on those. If you are interested I will be more than delighted to offer you one of my paper for publishing purposes.

Best regards
Karolina Mensikova

ID53

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Cybersecurity practices
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Internet of Things
Technical and Operational Topics Issues: Network issues

United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: Prioritizing cybersecurity is a critical part of digital transformation, therefore I must be focus on cybersecurity and it's related subject's
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: The design is great, I would like suggest if you can have more in person this year to discuss into details on how to make Africa great in technology.
Thank you

ID54

Digital Cooperation Issues: Broadening stakeholder engagement in Internet governance, IGF organization and role, International cooperation

Additional Input: The Digital Economy for it to work Digital; Inclusiveness is key we have to work as one to see it happening, through getting all stakeholders involved where equity starting at National Level is key
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: All National IGFs to global Level should have sessions relating to the SDGs and their impact and correlation
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: We have to make sure governments through Parliamentarian are effectively involved in IGFs Global and National level. Infact NRIs should always show this happening in their National IGF for the Global Digital Compact to work or Parliamentarians who represent the people at the grassroots level have to be involved.
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: Governments through their Ministry of Information Communication Technology Ministry or Digital Economy should have a Focal point to address the Roadmap working with National IGF steering Committee
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: I belief themes that focus on Digital Cooperation Road and how through Data Governance we can do better globally in the IGF should be addressed. So far the sessions hybrid that happened in Katowice, Poland should continue as its matter of the Digital Inclusivity we want.

ID55

Digital Cooperation Issues: Broadening stakeholder engagement in Internet governance, IGF organization and role, Multistakeholderism and multidisciplinarity
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Freedom of expression, Gender rights and freedoms, Human rights
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Artificial intelligence, Cryptocurrency

United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: Taking into consideration the Global Digital Compact, it should work to improve the participation of youth, encouraging the role of youth as a stakeholder in the whole process, not just a mere observer.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: Youth's sessions should have a label but be part of the chosen thematic tracks.
DC sessions should be held with no other simultaneous sessions so more people can attend and learn from the work of DCs.
More measures to tackle zoom booming, promoting a virtual platform like Gather Town or similar. The hybrid format needs to be improved so online participants can join and participate fully at the same level as onsite participants.

ID56

Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Capacity development, Marginalized and vulnerable groups
Data Governance Issues: Cross-border data flows, Data privacy and protection
Digital Cooperation Issues: IGF organization and role, International cooperation

Additional Input: Capacity Building for the Old and Undeveloped,
Digital Civilization,
Digital Literacy,
Data Production Factor and Data Utilization

ID57

Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Quantum computing
Technical and Operational Topics Issues: Internet protocols, Internet routing, Internet shutdowns
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: Sustainable development


ID58

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Disinformation
Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Gender inclusion
Digital Cooperation Issues: International cooperation

Additional Input: We need to make some space for the Global Digital Compact which is proposed as part of "Our Common Agenda". The Web Foundation would like to host a session on this.
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: While taking into consideration Our Common Agenda, we may need to revisit the role of meaningful connectivity to the 2030 agenda.
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: The Web Foundation is currently seeking IGF partners to help host pre-consultations of global south voices. The NRIs are critical in this partnership
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: The pillar on Trust and Security, especially with new challenges that may lead to internet fragmentation require urgent attention. The Web Foundation is already working in 4 of the 8 pillars and would love to see the results of the Digital Cooperation showcased more at the IGF
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: We would love to have a chat with the secretariat about running Global Digital Compact Consultations during the NRI forums this year. Please contact Nnenna Nwakanma, Chief Web Advocate and UN Lead at the Web Foundation. [email protected]

ID59

Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Access and connectivity, Gender inclusion, Marginalized and vulnerable groups
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Digital citizenship, Gender rights and freedoms, Human rights
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: Circularity and transparency, E-waste, Sustainable development

United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: See above.
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: As the truly multi-stakeholder Forum, IGF can create spaces to increase the voices/contributions to the Common Agenda and its commitments. If IGF can compile those contributions and submit to the UN-SG as an output of IGF, it would be a very good output of IFG.
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: See above. And be a voice that keeps UN-SG accountable on the promises and work plan.

ID60

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Cyber attacks and cyber conflict
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Digital citizenship
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Artificial intelligence

Additional Input: These issues intersect with particular concern for the use of advanced digital technology that violate the rights of privacy and the protection of data from the individual standpoint and intellectual property. Ransomware attacks from both state and non-state actors is particularly destructive. International public-private partnerships within the framework of legal and regulatory oversight is needed to combat ransomware attacks. In addition, the rights of individuals as digital citizens needs to be codified in international law. Finally, we must build structures that protect against AI coded bias that can be abused as an instrument of discrimination against marginalized groups.
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: To address the digital divide and online inequality, perhaps an international fund supported by the large technology companies can be set up to assist the global south build infrastructure to provide better access for their communities. However, this must come with a pledge by governments not to censor or restrict content for the purposes of suppressing the legitimate aspiration of their people to have a voice in their societies.
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: Capacity building and inclusion are important to bridge the digital divide which has the potential of creating a two tiered system of digital haves and have nots. This may require a commitment from richer countries to share technology and infrastructure development with poorer countries/communities. In addition the rights of individuals to be free from surveillance and to have their freedom of association respected needs to be a foundational principle of international cooperation between member states.
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: It is important to stress the potential harm the use and potential abuse of AI as a means to discriminate and target marginalized communities. A rules based approach to AI governance has to happen at the design phase of the coding architecture to ensure basic human rights protections are built into AI enabled platforms.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: Perhaps some consideration can be made as to having the group currently known as WEOG to be re-titled as WENA (Western Europe and North America or North Atlantic) to give more recognition to the central role of Canada and the United States in the community.

ID61

Rights and Freedoms Issues: Civil and political rights

Additional Input: Are citizens loosing control of their basic rights, when governments make decisions without consultations with the public. Decisions are made and plans to consult are done after and not prior. This is discrimination and lack of basic human rights.
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Sustainable development is still not in a place where all have access to decision making, it is not always in the best interest of the public. Consultations are not always in the best interest of the local residents, third party consultants are brought in and governments make decisions based on their reporting, which is not based on their experiences with the local environment .
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: Digital formula is still lacking in countries in the global south, we still need to educate the public on safe internet usage,
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: We still have a problem with internet providers. Safe usage is also an issue.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: The IGF , although changed in the approach, is still complicated for many people, the Igf needs to attract more interaction with the public. For 2022, I also feel that organizers need to make an effort to attend in person to push their sessions and promote participation. The agenda changes created problems with those onsite and those offsite, as rooms and timelines were in the first place confusing, then timetables were changed .

ID62

Digital Cooperation Issues: IGF organization and role
Economic and Development Issues: Future of work
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Artificial intelligence

Additional Input: We need to focus on adding economic value to people besides ease of living using the internet and the IOT. At Health Parliament ( An SBU of Digital Health Associates ) we are working on these issues and are happy to get involved.
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: The overall plan should be to use technology for global good, but the underpinning thought should be sustainable automation - the thematic group I lead at DC-jobs. We focus our activities around sustainable automation
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: Formalizing a working group on the issue which focuses on quarterly goals.
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: Leverage the private sector connect at the grassroots. Connect with Civil Society organizations and focus on financially sustainable models
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: setting up a global village at IGF which showcases success stories.

ID63

Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Education online
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Societal challenges
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: Climate change

Additional Input: Online training for engineers from countries whose citizens emigrate to Europe

In 1979-89, Poland organized internships for engineers and technicians from developing countries [1]. These were industrial practices in various production plants in our country. The organizer of the training was the Foundry Research Institute in Krakow, which cooperated with dozens of Polish factories where fittings, tractors, cars, warships and parts for many machines and devices were produced. The products of these companies were sold on the Polish market and to many countries around the world, including countries whose citizens were on industrial practices in our country. The organization of these practices from the UN was the United Nations Industrial Development Organization – UNIDO. The selection of candidates for training in Poland among citizens of developing countries was carried out by UNIDO representatives. This organization also supervised the course of training. Industrial practices were generally several weeks long. The first stage were weekly lectures on which material standards, material properties and selected foundry technologies were discussed among other topics. Auxiliary materials in the form of scripts, complemented the lectures. The basic internship program was visits to industrial plants. Three groups of trainees consisting of usually ten people visited 5-8 companies located in cities of Poland. The general topic of the internship is „Production of spare parts”. It should be understood that the final products and semi-finished products were discussed as parts for various devices, for example for mining machines or parts for marine engines manufactured in the company. Under the guidance of the tutors from the Institute and the company visited, the interns familiarized themselves with the entire production cycle. The final stage is getting acquainted with the research and control procedures in the Institute’s laboratories and „checking” the knowledge gained in Poland. Industrial practices have been beneficial for developing countries and for Poland. It was a form of promotion of our products and establishing cooperation in the field of science and research.
More in the article by Z.Wójcicki and H.Połcik „Training of engineers and technicians from Africa, Asia and Latin America”[1], published in Polish, at https://www.salon24.pl/u/henrykpolcik/. Such internships were organized in Poland until 1989, the systemic transformation stopped this kind of help to the countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America. Maybe it is worth returning to organizing industrial practices for engineers and technicians of these continents, take advantage of the experience of those years and return to support those countries whose citizens emigrate to Europe, instead of rebuilding their own companies in their own homeland? Perhaps such trainings can also be organized in a different form, using modern methods of communication, including video-conference techniques. In current conditions it is possible to create international teams that can jointly conduct such training. These courses prepared by specialist teams can be organized for engineers of Africa and Asia.
Source
1.Engineers from Africa, Asia and Latin America on industrial internships in Poland (in Polish) https://www.salon24.pl/u/henrykpolcik/926786,szkolenie-inzynierow-i-technikow-z-afryki-azji-i-ameryki-lacinskiej.


Remote medical clinics instead of exclusion from healthcare?

Much of the world's population does not have access to medical care. In the current conditions, remote medical assistance is possible for people living in hard-to-reach places. You might consider setting up small remote medical clinics in small towns. Such a clinic could be equipped with appropriate diagnostic equipment. Based on the obtained results, doctors would issue appropriate prescriptions. Medicines would be delivered to the patient by means of drones. Solar panels could serve as a power source for such a clinic. Initially, with little effort, it would be possible to take pictures of the patient in remote clinics, collect blood and urine samples, and check the work of the heart with a Holter. Pictures of the patient or specific parts of his body, blood and urine samples and a Holter could be sent by drone to larger medical clinics and be the basis for diagnosing certain diseases, issuing prescriptions and sending medicines to a remote clinic by the drone. The use of drones to deliver defibrillators to save the lives of patients may be considered. An example of the use of drones in the case of suspected cardiac arrest is described in [1]. Drones were used to deliver defibrillators to places where such a case occurred. Properly trained pilots controlled the drones. The delivery time for the defibrillators was significantly shorter than that of the ambulances. Meteorological conditions such as rain or wind were considered in the tests. Satellite internet can be used to connect remote clinics with medical centers in larger towns. Geostationary satellites located above the equator are used to transmit information. You can connect to such internet from anywhere. It is not super-fast internet as in the case of using optical fiber, but the speed of information transfer should not be an obstacle in the operation of a remote clinic. The experience described in [2] can be used in the work on the organization of a remote clinic. A problem in the organization of remote clinics may be the inability to operate the equipment, including the use of computers. Experiences in educating young people who had no access to computers, or the Internet are published in [3]. Sugata Mitra installed "computers in the wall" in places remote from large cities. He left them to the children for some time [3]. By trial and error, the children learned how to use the computer and use the programs installed there. He organized a group of elderly women in Europe to whom students of small Indian villages could turn with questions via the Internet. Students from the "School in the Cloud", established in India, talked with teachers from England and Germany using Skype.
Literature
1. S. Schierbeck et al. Automated external defibrillators delivered by drones to patients with suspected out-of-hospital cardiac arrest ; https://academic.oup.com/eurheartj/advance-article/doi/10.1093/eurheartj/ehab498/6358076
2. Satellite Internet: https://bigblu.pl/jak-dziala-internet-satelitarny-i-komu-moze-sie-przydac/
3. Education: https://blog.ted.com/the-school-in-the-cloud-a-documentary-on-sugata-mitras-ted-prize-wish-premieres/; https://www.ted.com/talks/sugata_mitra_the_child_driven_education/transcript?language=pl



Ecological, local water transport in global transport

In 2020, in Krakow, there was a conference "WATERWAYS OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE - yesterday, today and tomorrow" https://www.salon24.pl/u/henrykpolcik/1079305,o-drogach-wodnych-w-centrum-jana-pawla-ii-w-krakowie-lagiewnikach. Some of the papers were presented online. In 2022, this topic will be continued mainly online. We intend to extend participation in this debate to other non-European countries.
I propose for IGF2022 the topic "Ecological, local water transport in global transport"
and sub-topics:
• Development of local transport, including tourist transport, on small rivers on shallow-submersible electrically powered vessels.
• Development of hydropower plants used by electrically powered ships. The excess electricity produced will be sent to local power grids.
• Incorporation of local tourism into global tourism - sea-river ships
• The problem of revitalizing the world's rivers as an element of improving the quality of the climate
On the transport route, operating, revitalized or newly built hydropower plants will be used to ensure the continuity of the flow of ships. The proposed topics are part of the problems discussed in IGF2021 WS#214 documents and can be discussed online at IFG 2022.
Sources
1. Waterways: : https://www.salon24.pl/u/henrykpolcik/940662,polaczenie-wodne-baltyk-adriatyk-m-czarne; https://www.salon24.pl/u/henrykpolcik/1079305,o-drogach-wodnych-w-centrum-jana-pawla-ii-w-krakowie-lagiewnikach; https://henrykpolcik.neon24.pl
2. Hydroelectric power plants and water transport on small rivers rzekach ( https://www.salon24.pl/k/164,oze,6 - Małe elektrownie wodne).




United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: I present three problems related to some topics „ KEY PROPOSALS ACROSS THE 12 COMMITMENTS - K1,K2,…”.
Problem P1 - ”Ecological, local water transport in global transport” is associated with K 2 -Commit to the 1.5-degree Celsius goal and net zero emissions by 2050 or sooner.
Problem P2 –„ Online training for engineers from countries whose citizens emigrate to Europe” is associated with : K1-… education and lifelong learning; K2- Package of support to developing countries ; K9-… to reach those furthest behind; K10- United Nations Office for Partnerships to consolidate access and inclusion, including accessibility online.
Problem P 3 - Remote medical clinics instead of exclusion from healthcare? is associated with: K1-..protection, including health care; K4- Universal access to the Internet as a human right; K7- Connect all people to the Internet, including all schools; K9-… including a reinvigorated WTO; K12- Accelerate product development and access to health technologies in low- and middle-income countries .
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: Online training and virtual enterprises

In the attached proposals for IGF22, I discussed three topics that could be discussed at the UN Digital Summit 2022. These topics [1,2,3] relate to Problem1 - water transport, Problem2 - online training for engineers and Problem3 - remote medical clinics, respectively. These tasks can be performed online and using the experience of virtual enterprises. In [7] there is information about online training courses organized in the field of water tourism in Polish. Consideration could be given to extending them to other linguistic areas. Information on training courses for Polish engineers is provided in [8]. Such training can be adapted to people from Africa and Asia and can be done online.
In the remote medical clinics [3], in hard-to-reach places in Africa and Asia, satellite internet and video may be used - procedures as specified in [6]. Similar online manuals may be developed for other business areas including manufacturing processes. In some situations, such instructions may be helpful in mastering new technologies, including computer applications. In [5] such cases were described by installing “computers in the wall”. The children learned how to use the computer and how to use the programs installed in it without any help. Examples of virtual enterprises are given in [9, 10]. In [9] an example of the use of 3D technology in the production of artistic castings is given. An illustration of building houses using 3D technology is included in the YT video [10]. In the literature, you can find examples of the use of 3D technology in the construction of bridges, i.e. for the reconstruction of water transport infrastructure.
The listed problems are selected by me. These do not have to be the most important issues bothering local communities. It would be a good idea to ask the inhabitants of small towns in Africa and Asia directly, in appropriately organized meetings, about their problems that could be dealt with on IGF22. The method of organizing such meetings is described in [4] and in the article I sent to the IGF secretariat.

1. Problem1: „Ecological, local water transport in global transport”
2. Problem2: „Online training for engineers from countries whose citizens emigrate to Europe”
3. Problem3: „Remote medical clinics instead of exclusion from healthcare?”
4. Debate in Brussels: https://www.salon24.pl/u/henrykpolcik/1051256,losowanie-zamiast-glosowania-obywatelska-debata-w-belgii; www.g1000.org;
5. Computer in the wall: https://www.ted.com/talks/sugata_mitra_the_child_driven_education/transcript?language=pl
6. Surgical suturing and suturing : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8oWv-nVO6g
7. Online: Sailing courses, http://www.anw.pl
8. Training of engineers: https://odlewnictwo-szkolenia.pl
9. The use of 3D printing technologies in art casting: http://mechanik-science.com/index.php/mechanik/article/view/523
10. 3D-Printed House; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHSYEH133HA


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Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Access and connectivity
Data Governance Issues: Data privacy and protection
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Internet of Things

Additional Input: None
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: The common agenda is designed to accelerate the implementation of existing agreements including the sustainable development goals .IGF's work and annual meeting can contribute to this agenda with its commitments by structuring and enforcing proper Internet governance for universal access to the Internet by 2030 and have it as a basic human right.One of the design principles for the Internet is access and therefore IGF's work through its affiliation work with the technical stakeholders ,can contribute to this universal access for all.IGF annual meeting contributes to the multistakeholder dialogues on the outer space while improving the digital compact ,this also involves enforcement of youth engagement through the annual meeting during which they take part in the different dialogues while contributing to global digital compact.The annual IGF also ensures no one is left behind improving digital inclusivity.IGF's work contributes to digital cooperation by connecting all people to the Internet inclufing schools

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Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Access and connectivity
Data Governance Issues: Data privacy and protection
Digital Cooperation Issues: Multistakeholderism and multidisciplinarity

Additional Input: None
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: The common agenda is designed to accelerate the implementation of existing agreements including the sustainable development goals .IGF's work and annual meeting can contribute to this agenda with its commitments by structuring and enforcing proper Internet governance for universal access to the Internet by 2030 and have it as a basic human right.One of the design principles for the Internet is access and therefore IGF's work through its affiliation work with the technical stakeholders can contribute to this universal access for all.IGF annual meeting contributes to the multistakeholder dialogues on the outer space while improving the digital compact ,this also involves enforcement of youth engagement through the annual meeting during which they take part in the different dialogues while contributing to global digital compact.The annual IGF also ensures no one is left behind improving digital inclusivity.IGF's work contributes to digital cooperation by connecting all people to the Internet including schools
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: The roadmap involves having a safe access to the Internet for all people .Accessibility and openness is one of IGF's core activities as it carries out its work ,therefore its intersectional work ,nationaly,regionally and globally greatly contributes to accessibility through implementation of proper governance policies and structures.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: IGF could consider expanding its coverage interms of participation especially for the younger generation.

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Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Artificial intelligence
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: E-waste

Additional Input: 1. Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence is the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines, especially computer systems. Specific applications of AI include expert systems, natural language processing, and speech recognition and machine vision.
Artificial intelligence (AI), the ability of a digital computer or computer-controlled robot to perform tasks commonly associated with intelligent beings. The term is frequently applied to the project of developing systems endowed with the intellectual processes characteristic of humans, such as the ability to reason, discover meaning, generalize, or learn from past experience.
Note: this technology requires some policies limitation to protect human being

The advantages
a. The operation of these intelligence does not require salary,
b. The assign task will be performed 24 hour no rest
c. The object always live in the work areas
d. No housing facilities belong to these objects



The disadvantages
a. These artificial intelligent object lock innovation
b. The object cannot do extra job what it was not program for
c. The management does not hold meeting with the artificial intelligent object
d. Robot cannot be trained

After critical analysis from the forum and getting the presentations from some presenters, I realized that Artificial Intelligence (AI) needs to be focus on in order to know the good sides and bad sides in the society that may affect human existence if we are not careful.
Artificial Intelligence and Human
We need to ask the questions that the AI came to help human on the jobs or the technology came to take people out job?
Also the users of the AI would prefer human or the intelligence?
The advantages are greater than disadvantages
My personal view on this topic suggest that the users would prefer using the AI that will safe more revenue and increasing the production goods and services over human being who may get tired on the job, may not accept over time or may call for extra pay for overtime.
Social impact AI
From the economic point, the human being is the most important factor in the cycle of production. This theory was holding before but with the advent of new technology like Artificial Intelligence (AI), technology has overturned this theory in my mind.
Since the deployment of AI and its widely used in some societies, there is possibility some people have lost their jobs, and are now seeking new job. In such condition, governments will not no longer fully benefit from income taxes, the victims may not be able to fully manage family successfully, and those will survey the presence of AI will have pressure on their finances.

Government/Policy makers
It is the responsibility of governments in the world create the enable environment that will provide job for their citizen, and it is also the duty of governments to provide policy and regulation for the operations of technologies in the country.
There should be policy on the use of AI by companies and other institutions that will set standard in using it. The policy should seek to set up technical team that will access every institution and give advice the number of AI needs to be deploy and how it should be deployed.
Major focus
The policy makers should fully concentrate on the use of ROBOT in work areas. The invention of this object has place human in at the disadvantage position in factories.
2. Parliamentarian
Among the sessions during the forum, this discussion was one of the key topics, the name parliamentarian shift based on the country traditional root before independence.
Liberia call it legislators, America call it congressmen, Great Britain call it Parliament Member, and Russia call it the Duma.
The major function of this house is make laws, ratify contract and treaties, and others.
This session is considered very important for the forwardness of Internet Governance Forum (IGF) since the governance of internet requires the attentions of law maker to create the appropriate legislations that will allow the environment to be conducive for accessibility, affordability for everybody
The question came to minds how the law maker/parliamentarians will go about to create those laws if most of them are not technologically inclined.
Suggestions from the flow:
a. Create awareness among the parliamentarian
b. Provide training for parliamentarians
The force behind the involvement or the engagement of parliamentarians is Neema, a lady from Tanzania, who said that she has started engaging the speaker of the Parliament who may try to communicate with his colleagues in the Africa.
My comment
The parliamentarians, legislator, congressmen and their like job is not permanent, because they come to power based on election. Providing training for them will be unending process. After every election year new members will come and old members with the training know will leave.
My recommendations
Every parliament or legislatures must have technical committee among permanent employees that should be trained with basic ICT policies and regulations skills that should be responsible to train our parliamentarians. In this case, as new members come, the committee will provide the training.
E-WAST
E-waste is any electrical or electronic equipment that’s been discarded. This includes working and broken items that are thrown in the garbage or donated to a charity reseller like Goodwill. Often, if the item goes unsold in the store, it will be thrown away. E-waste is particularly dangerous due to toxic chemicals that naturally leach from the metals inside when buried.
The African countries need technical support from developed countries in developing e-waste policies and training for staff in managing e-waste products in Africa. The United National set a day call e-waste day. This day will signify the Importance of the day, where awareness among citizenries will conducted.
Today, though, a growing amount of e-waste is not considered to be products that have stopped working or become obsolete. Think of the many VCR players that got replaced when the DVD player hit the market, and now the DVD players getting replaced by Blu-ray players. If a product is powered electronically and someone thinks they can create a better version that contributes to e-waste. We care about this because, for years now, unwanted electronic devices have been filling landfills across the globe
However, most electronics contain some form of toxic materials, including beryllium, cadmium, mercury, and lead, which pose serious environmental risks to our soil, water, air, and wildlife.
How You Can Help
The recycling of e-waste serves a lot of useful purposes. For instance, include protecting human and environmental health by keeping those devices out of landfills. Or recovering the parts within the devices that still have value, and providing manufacturers with recycled metals that can be used to make new products.
The recycling industry has been devoted to taking reusable parts from discarded electronic devices and recycling them for the benefit of local businesses and manufacturers.



United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: The developed countries need to provide technical and financial helps to less developed countries so that they can overcome their challenges.
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: The meeting is very critical to digital sector development in world, therefore the for discussion should be increased to two week so that enough information such policies and regulations be discussed.
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: The U.N should support the idea of regional policies and regulations. This will coordination among countries in the same region thereby promote business since we are gearing toward digital economic.

ID67

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Child online safety, Cybersecurity practices, Encryption
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Children’s rights online, Digital citizenship, Digital identity
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: E-waste, Environmental data

Additional Input: Multiculturalism and Data Governance
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through the IGF can be discussed for input and also will provide a more global standpoint for speedy or collective support to implementation .
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: Considering that The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) serves to bring people together from various stakeholder groups as equals, in discussions on public policy issues relating to the Internet. While there is no negotiated outcome, the IGF will have to further inform and inspire a collate global issues and discussion should lead to the UN Secretary General Common Agenda and with this it will easily offer some level solution to the 12 commitments particularly the Global Digital Compact . The IGF should continue to show progress on working modalities, and participation of relevant stakeholders from developing countries . Considering the level of policy-making power in both the public and private sectors . Whilst considering the global gains made so far there is a need for more pragmatic efforts to ensuring that -more institutional framework for improving global digital cooperation is define and put in to place globally . Major among other things the outcome document urges the need to promote greater participation and engagement in Internet governance discussions meaning to ensure that involve governments, the private sector, civil society, international organizations, the technical and academic communities, and all other relevant stakeholders. It acknowledges the role the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) has played as a multistakeholder platform for discussion of Internet governance issues.
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: During the ten-year period, Meaningful participation in today’s digital age re-quires a high-speed broadband connection to the Internet. The IGF can contribute to the United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation it is clear that countries report that 93 per cent of the world’s population live within physical reach of mobile broadband or Internet services. However, only 53.6 per cent of the world’s population now use the Internet, leaving an estimated 3.6 billion without access. The least developed countries are the least connected, at only 19 per cent of their populations.Considering my countries in West Africa , a small country like Liberia will today benefit from the Roadmap for Digital Cooperation Despite the Numerous barriers exacerbate the digital divide.First, installing traditional broadband connections is costly, and countries often face difficulties in financing the fibre-optic cables required. Lower purchasing power in the least developed countries is a limiting factor for connectivity providers and, although wireless technology may help to spread broadband coverage further, faster and more cheaply, companies do not have the incentives to pursue this. Finally, the lack of digital skills can also limit the adoption of digital tools.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: Considering the emerging emergency health issues of COVID and the practical effective impact of a meeting face-to-face and also the need for a more practical solutions to issues that most time need special address. In 2020 the event was purely virtual format, considering the Poland edition as in a hybrid set-up more psychological result was realized. I suggest Hybrid meetings format despite it poses new challenges in the bridging of online and offline, dimension such as to moderate sessions effectively and to enable online participants to engage in conference networking and dynamics seamlessly.
Adopting a hybrid model is accompanied by relevant measures to ensure a truly inclusive meeting as the IGF community has been seeking to build for so many years. Both multilateralism and multistakeholderism are central characteristics of the IGF that should be preserved and promoted incrementally – a hybrid IGF may impact both.
I think a hybrid meetings is here to stay , To take it to another level more effort in country meeting centers will have to be put in place to enable a consistent and constant internet bandwidth and internet quality considering the variation in the quality of internet across the continent to make these meetings engaging and effective. Building on this year’s experiment, the IGF has an opportunity to become a trendsetter in organizing new types of hybrid meetings.It is now clear that one innovative way will be to ensure offline and online and in-person participation be at an the same level of experience to contribute to the issues on the floor , to moderate and also manage the meeting flow easily, Plans and ideas for the reform of the IGF are available, as is the will.

ID68

Rights and Freedoms Issues: Children’s rights online, Human rights, Privacy
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: 5G, Internet of Things, Robotics
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: E-waste

Additional Input: As the technology emerging day by day, our focus should be on the privacy of every single person open to use the internet( Includes everything like IOT, Cloud Computing, Mobile communication etc), which should be taken care of. Also the amount of e-waste increasing day by day and developing countries like India are are facing such a major crises to deal with them. As we all know how these old devices affecting our health. In 2022, i think these are the major issues we must think about.

Thanks

ID69

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Cyber attacks and cyber conflict, Cyber-diplomacy, Encryption
Data Governance Issues: Data privacy and protection
Digital Cooperation Issues: Broadening stakeholder engagement in Internet governance

Additional Input: Some Regional Issues will be great to put on the table such as: Regional Cooperation, Regional Cybersefense,
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Evaluate and feedback of progress
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: Anja needs some help please
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: Some communications channels with officers seems to be useful
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: Some regional-language specific issues or workgroups would be a great want enhance cooperation between neighbors

ID70

Economic and Development Issues: E-commerce and e-trade, Markets, Over-the-top services

Additional Input: Assess Quality of Website: The Case of Tour Operating Firms’ in Ethiopia.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: ABSTRACT

Websites of tour operating firms’ relating to quality need to be attractive and must carry their quality by WQI parameters. However, there is hardly any prior study that has investigated the website quality of tourism sector in Ethiopia. This study aims at evaluating the website quality of tour operating firms in particular. From the total of 480 tour operating firms accredited by MoCT, only 175 firms’ have active websites. Hence, the list of these 175 firms served as a sample framework and a census sampling method was used in this study due to its manageable size. The study evaluates websites with an inclusive set of criteria, based on Web Quality Index. The Modified WQI comprises a total of four aspects, 12 parameter subject areas, 60 items based on contributions from experts in each of the item to work, and measure the quality of websites. The website of these 175 firms was rated by three ICT experts at a six-point scale for the five items developed under each dimension. Then, the average rating score of the three experts was considered in the website assessment of the tour operating firms. Before data analyses, validity and reliability tests were conducted. The mean score of the valid and reliable items under each dimension was computed. The findings show that the website of tour operating firms scored high on the usability and accessibility dimension (3.8317 mean out of five), while the score is low on the language aspect (1.6510 mean out of five). The rating scores under each of the 12 dimensions is thoroughly presented and discussed. Overall quality of tour operating firms’ website included in the study has a generally below average which is sufficient quality (2.6485 means).This study concludes that the websites of tour operating firms should be updated and improved based on WQI. It is recommended that the tour operating firms should strive to make their websites more attractive and friendly use by adding features that support decision making at different stages of travel which would enhance website quality.


Keywords: Website, Website Quality, Parameter, Quality, Tour Operating Firms’, Web Quality Index.





Biography

Yoseph Gela was born on 07 Nov 1989 in Harar, Ethiopia. He has completed his Bachelor of Art Degree in Hotel Management from Ethiopian Technic University affiliation with Catering and Tourism Training Institute (CTTI) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Masters of Art in Tourism Development and Management from Addis Ababa University College of Development Study. He is the general manager of Yoda Partner Pvt.Ltd.Co, a tour operation company. He has published 2 papers in reputed journals ResearchGate and academia also he has been serving as a researcher.



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ID71

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Cyber attacks and cyber conflict
Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Capacity development
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Artificial intelligence


ID72

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Child online safety, Cyber attacks and cyber conflict, Cybersecurity practices
Data Governance Issues: Data privacy and protection
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Artificial intelligence, Cryptocurrency, Internet of Things

Additional Input: Internet of Things Security.
Smart city is a division of IoT and therefore any factor that affects IoT affects smart city. So they should be in one category.

ID73

Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Access and connectivity
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: 5G
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: Climate change


ID74

Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Digital object architecture

Additional Input: NFT domains. Current status of NFT domains. The future of NFT domains. Existing DNS and NFT domains - competition or cooperation.

ID75

Data Governance Issues: Data services

Additional Input: Government to Citizens and Enterprises
We partner with government in their schemes and programs to deliver services to citizens (G2C), businesses (G2B) and create a platform between the government departments and ministries (G2G). With the latest technology competency, we offer techno driven products which help maximize productivity & services.

Smart governance is a citizen centric technology of government that enhances transparency, reach, unbinding services and cost effectiveness. We continuously support the government departments and bodies to transform their IT systems for their digital assets from data silos to information sharing systems.
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: We resolve, between now and 2030,to end poverty and hunger everywhere; to combat
inequalities within and among countries; to build peaceful, jus and inclusive societies; to
protect human rights and promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and
girls; and to ensure the lasting protection of the planet and its natural resources. We resolve
also to create conditions for sustainable, inclusive and sustained economic growth, shared
prosperity and decent work for all, taking into account different levels of national
development and capacities.
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: KEY PROPOSALS ACROSS THE 12 COMMITMENTS are:
17. Improve digital cooperation
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: • Global Digital Compact to:
• Connect all people to the Internet, including all schools
• Avoid Internet fragmentation
• Protect data
• Apply human rights online
• Introduce accountability criteria for discrimination and misleading content
• Promote regulation of artificial intelligence
• Digital commons as a global public good

ID76

Data Governance Issues: Data privacy and protection
Digital Cooperation Issues: Broadening stakeholder engagement in Internet governance, IGF organization and role, International cooperation
Economic and Development Issues: E-commerce and e-trade, Future of work, Markets

Additional Input: Financing and identification of financing opportunities , Ensuring domain managment;
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Financing and identification of financing opportunities
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: Financing and identification of financing opportunities

ID77

Rights and Freedoms Issues: Human rights

Additional Input: Droit de l'homme
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Accepté
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: Membre ocha
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: Qualité
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: Oui

ID78

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Cybersecurity practices
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Civil and political rights
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Artificial intelligence

Additional Input: You should treat SCION, the secure internet protocol family that replaces BGP and offers faster, more secure routing.

ID79

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Child online safety, Cyber attacks and cyber conflict, Cybersecurity practices
Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Access and connectivity, Capacity development, Gender inclusion
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: Climate change, Environmental data, Supply chain

Additional Input: NO

ID80

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Disinformation
Digital Cooperation Issues: Internet ethics
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Civil and political rights

Additional Input: Regarding disinformation, I wish deepfake technologies can be discussed. It's more and more easy to produce deepfakes and to give a wrong impression that somebody has said something, while he/she never has. This can have devastating consequences on a person's reputation, on families, on a company's reputation and stock valuation, thus on employment, on society, on political life, etc. What can we do about it? Is regulation even possible? How can we educate people to detect deepfakes? Should we encourage the rise of third-party entities able to certify that a person claiming to say something actually is that person? This is all the more important as people meet face-to-face less because of the pandemic, and rely more and more on videoconference and virtual meetings. Metaverses will make this trend and issue even bigger.

The question of civil and political rights is also extremely important. Individual freedoms have been drastically reduced by governments during the pandemic time, with an extensive use of digital technologies to track people's moves, to prohibit people from entering places or taking part in certain activities, etc. The question of censorship (or call it "moderation") on social networks is also key. How to maintain thought diversity and not to reduce discussions on social networks to mainstream, officials opinions? How can countries with different political regimes and different views on freedom of speech manage this issue?

ID81

Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Access and connectivity, Accessibility, Capacity development
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Biometrics, Internet of Things, Smart cities
Technical and Operational Topics Issues: Internet routing, Net neutrality, Network issues

Additional Input: I propose to discuss in a group or committees below issues as well:
1- Spectrum Monitoring
2- Fiber Optic related issues
3- Access to the submarine cables
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: I propose to include below issues in 2030 agenda:
1- How to manage AI.
2- Digital infrastructure sharing
3- Creating Global Manufacturers Community or an authority in ITU body
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: In point of view, IGF to focus more social community than inviting delegates from government related agencies as around the world the talented peoples are in social community who are running current digital global.
If above happens IGF will have more and accurate ideas in regards to different targeted issues.
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: In my points of view, IGF to not plan a single digital corporation roadmap for the whole world instead I propose to divide the world at least in three below categories and then prepare the mentioned roadmap for each concerned category.
1- Digital cooperation roadmap for developed countries
2- Digital cooperation roadmap for developing countries
3- Combined Digital cooperation roadmap

ID82

Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Augmented Reality

Additional Input: I would like to bring to your attention what we call Visual-Meta, a robust and open metadata approach for augmenting documents, from paper to PDF to AR. The work is based on the work of Doug Engelbart and is presented in collaboration with Vint Cerf, co-inventor of the Internet. There is a brief description, including video on the website as well as an interview with Frode Hegland and Vint Cerf by the BCC on the potential for Visual-Meta: https://visual-meta.info
Our assertion is that metadata is crucially important and thus needs to be robust enough to not disappear when document formats change and should be cheap and robust to include with documents, including when the documents are used in AR or VR. We would be happy to present this in person.
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Visual-Meta promotes trust and security in the digital environment, increases the value of digital public goods, but primarily supports global digital cooperation.
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: Substantial potential to Improve digital cooperation.

ID83

Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: Circularity and transparency, E-waste, Environmental data

Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: IGF should be expanded with presentations of practical already implemented solutions in various parts of the world with a presentation of stakeholder analysis and practical case studies.Then simple ones should arise from it, and later for those interested, full videos which should be posted on social media. Which will allow for the multiplication of the influence of conditionalities and its goals to ordinary lads and decision-makers

ID84

Data Governance Issues: Big Data, Cross-border data flows, Data privacy and protection
Digital Cooperation Issues: Broadening stakeholder engagement in Internet governance, IGF organization and role, Peacetech
Media and Content Issues: Citizen journalism, Local content and multilingualism, Misinformation

United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: SDG16
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: 1B Digital Public Goods
1C/D Digital Inclusion and Data
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: Need to organize country level consultation before UN IGF.

ID85

Rights and Freedoms Issues: Democracy, Human rights
Media and Content Issues: Content policy and regulation, Local content and multilingualism
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: Circularity and transparency, Climate change, E-waste

Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: Designed to increase connection through humans’ inherent fascination with stories and peers, social media has changed the way we interact, communicate, cooperate and treat each other.

In many ways, social media has grown in step with the economic trends of the last 20 years—many of which favored liberalized, market-driven economies that allowed companies to prioritize shareholder returns.

Although this naturally varies based on geography and market, the culture of consumption runs through much of what we see today in social media. The pandemic has required us to revisit all of these assumptions.

In many ways, social media has caused us to overemphasize certain “economic” values at the expense of other “human” values. How can we reorient ourselves towards a new way of “celebrating” on social media?

Studio Vivace is looking at this question from different angles, including how to better reflect the concept of solidarity in our social media experience.

We have launched a pilot study on this issue and would be grateful to present our findings at the 2022 IGF.

ID86


Additional Input: suggestion - add thematic area:

Disaster Risk Reductiion

The UN SENDAI FRamework for Disaster Risk Reduction https://www.preventionweb.net/files/43291_sendaiframeworkfordrren.pdf (text also available in other UN languages) puts GOVERNANCE in highest priority for action: "Priority 2: Strengthening disaster risk governance
to manage disaster risk". The SENDAI Framework addresses natural and man-made disasters. The mutual benefit from discussions in the scope of all other IGF thematic areas is obvious. https://www.preventionweb.net/files/43291_sendaiframeworkfordrren.pdf#page=14

"all-of-society and all-of-State institutions engagement" (cf. Foreword of the Framework) is required along the basic UN principles.

IGF is ideal in its competences of "all-of-society" governance. Disaster Risk is such an eminent threat to the whole planet.
Making Disaster Risk Reduction Governance a thematic area in IGF is in the interest of a l l (with special emphasis of most vulnerable stakeholder groups around the world).

United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: The "Information Mangement Governance" part enabling across UN Instruments Coherence and Synergy is not yet addressed in its complexity.
"Digital Cooperation" does not touch this adequately and in the professional domains of Informatics using a different terminology at IGF would attract practitioners, administrations, private sector, NGOs, science etc. to contribute in the needs, chances and synergies.

http://www.susgis.net/LNIS_9_Geoinformation_for_Sustainable_Development__Berlin_2020.pdf#page=93

ID87

Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Community networks
Digital Cooperation Issues: International cooperation, Multistakeholderism and multidisciplinarity, Peacetech
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Civil and political rights , Democracy, Human rights
Economic and Development Issues: Future of work, Over-the-top services

Additional Input: We are "shouting" the importance and implementation of the single universal income, currently on an experimental basis but lacking significant shares and "gains" by the States and therefore inefficient and of little relevance. Instead, as we understand it, there could then be an equitable distribution of money in the world and also the profits by the states.
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Our Universal Single Income project completes all the points
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: IGF is a point of reference for every section in Europe. The most significant, serious and efficient section
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: We ask for the decline of migratory flows in Italy and in Europe, because in a world that goes in click, we cannot include landings of illegal immigrants and people who die at sea.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: Splendid

ID88

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Legal and regulatory issues
Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Community networks
Data Governance Issues: Data privacy and protection


ID89

Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Artificial intelligence

Additional Input: t

ID90

Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Education online, Libraries, Open access
Data Governance Issues: Big Data, Cross-border data flows, Data services
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Artificial intelligence, Smart cities


ID91

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Child online safety, Disinformation, Trust and accountability measures
Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Access and connectivity, Capacity development, Education online

United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: Leave no one behind, improve digital cooperation, and boost partnerships are very vital in ensuring quality education and digital skills acquisition is accelerated globally.
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: Some discussions can be tailored to encourage information sharing between organisations and governments, especially with regards to cybercrime and intelligence. It is also useful to get the developed countries to commit to improving internet access and affordability in developing countries through MoUs and PPPs.

ID92

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Cyber attacks and cyber conflict, Disinformation, Encryption
Economic and Development Issues: E-commerce and e-trade, Markets
Media and Content Issues: Content policy and regulation, Misinformation

Additional Input: Media and content: Multistakeholder initiatives for content governance; transparency in content governance; freedom of expression
Economic and Development issues: geopolitical tensions and information services trade; digital protectionism; trade in chips and digital devices; competition policy and platforms; political economy of data and cross-border data flows
Cyber conflict: information operations (state-run propaganda), semi-state actors (cyber mercenaries)
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: Keep meetings hybrid, facilitate full participation by people who cannot attend physically.
Embrace, do not avoid, controversial issues
Encourage state actors to engage with their rivals and with civil society and business - do not segregate them
Do away with unnecessary reporting

ID93

Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Community networks
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Smart cities

Additional Input: Smart Country

ID94

Data Governance Issues: Big Data
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Cryptocurrency
Media and Content Issues: Local content and multilingualism


ID95

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Algorithms, Internet of Things, Trust and accountability measures
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Artificial intelligence, Robotics, Smart cities
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: Environmental data, Sustainable development


ID96

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Cybersecurity practices, Legal and regulatory issues, Trust and accountability measures
Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Access and connectivity, Community networks, Marginalized and vulnerable groups
Digital Cooperation Issues: Broadening stakeholder engagement in Internet governance, IGF organization and role, Multistakeholderism and multidisciplinarity


ID97

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Child online safety
Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Accessibility
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: E-waste


ID98

Data Governance Issues: Cross-border data flows, Data privacy and protection, Data services
Digital Cooperation Issues: Broadening stakeholder engagement in Internet governance, IGF organization and role, Multistakeholderism and multidisciplinarity
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Digital citizenship, Freedom of expression, Human rights


ID99

Digital Cooperation Issues: Broadening stakeholder engagement in Internet governance, Crisis response, International cooperation
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Digital identity, Freedom of expression, Privacy
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Artificial intelligence, Biometrics, Smart cities


ID100

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Cyber attacks and cyber conflict, Disinformation, Encryption
Digital Cooperation Issues: Multistakeholderism and multidisciplinarity
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Children’s rights online, Digital identity, Privacy

United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: On the issue of multistakeholderism: importance of including youth meaningfully throughout the process, as stated in commitment #11 Listen to and work with youth.
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: Strong focus on promoting trust and security in the digital environment.

ID101

Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Access and connectivity, Accessibility
Data Governance Issues: Data privacy and protection
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: Climate change, Sustainable development

Additional Input: Universal Access and Meaningful Access: The need for robust, responsible and affordable wired/wireless platforms while providing improved and reliable connectivity to meet the ever-increasing data needs is an issue not resolved. A significant percentage of the world’s population is underserved or with no access. Global digital inclusion by developing solutions for rural and remote areas using suitable technologies is needed. Rural areas of countries continue to be sparsely covered and are not considered as a viable business case by telecommunication operators. Recent growth of teledensity in urban areas, fueled by mobile technology, has meant that the digital gap between rural and urban areas has widened.

Data Governance: A particular focus on children’s rights is needed, noting that children’s data governance is of growing societal interest, impacting governments and policymakers, international institutions and civil society organizations, businesses (especially digital service providers), parents, teachers, and children. Topics to be addressed under data governance include recommended processes that encourage the consideration of risk mitigation and management through the life cycle of development, delivery, and distribution of digital products and services. This could address significant challenges relating to privacy, safety, trust, security, and usability among the vulnerable population of children.

Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change: The choices that societies make on the use and implementation of engineering and technical solutions today and in the future will be instrumental in determining whether we successfully tackle the problems posed today by, for example, imbalances in equitable access to education, energy and connectivity, global warming, environmental deterioration, electronic waste accumulation, etc. Climate change does not just present environmental risks; it is also a risk to global political stability, infrastructure and food security. Given that climate change is one of humanity’s biggest challenges of the 21st century, and its effects are already starting to be felt around the world, it is imperative that the community of diverse professionals and technologists commit to playing their collective roles in reducing its impacts.

ID102

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Child online safety
Economic and Development Issues: Taxation
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: E-waste

Additional Input: Cyber attack and cyber security practice at personal level is also concerned.
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Environmental sustainability
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: Global digital trade
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: Thanks!

ID103

Digital Cooperation Issues: Broadening stakeholder engagement in Internet governance
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Democracy, Freedom of expression, Human rights
Media and Content Issues: Content policy and regulation, Local content and multilingualism, Misinformation


ID104

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Algorithms
Data Governance Issues: Data privacy and protection
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Digital citizenship


ID105

Data Governance Issues: Data privacy and protection

Additional Input: Jointly manage the leakage of personal privacy information and jointly crack down on online fraud activities
In the digital economy era, the public and private attributes of data are intertwined. As important assets, all countries endow their assets with legal attributes. However, due to the uneven development of the digital economy in various countries, there is still no unified legal definition of the ownership, use rights, management rights, transaction rights, and disposal rights of data in various countries and regions. Transnational personal information trafficking and illegal transactions are rampant and difficult to achieve. In particular, the international community has not formed consensus and common rules, which has caused some contradictions in international relations among many countries. It is recommended to formulate common governance rules for the international community as soon as possible to ensure that all countries work together to combat illegal transactions of personal privacy information, jointly combat online fraud activities, and jointly build a civilized and orderly cyberspace.

ID106

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Cyber attacks and cyber conflict


ID107

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Child online safety, Encryption, Legal and regulatory issues
Digital Cooperation Issues: IGF organization and role, International cooperation, Internet ethics
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Children’s rights online, Digital identity, Privacy

Additional Input: Internet Governance and digital co-operation need to address the challenging balance between fundamental human rights for all with the rights of vulnerable groups, particularly children. The rights of children and adolescents as laid down in the UN-CRC are newly interpreted in regards of the digital environment by the General Comment No. 25 adopted in 2021, s. https://digitallibrary.un.org/record/3906061. This document provided by the UN Child Rights Committee sets out a global standard how to understand children's rights to protection, provision and participation in the digital environment and how to guarantee the best interest of the child as a primary consideration.
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: We suggest to build on the approach of linkages between the SDGs and the IGF agenda and make the relationship even stronger. The IGF has a high potential to contribute to the achievement of the SDG in the given timeframe. We suggest to explore this potential within the IGF sessions of the annual meeting and within the various formats of intersessional work and encourage all stakeholders to implement the tangible outcomes of the IGF work in their area.
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: The Pandemic has unveiled how far away we are from the 1. Commitment "Leave no one behind" even after more than 20 years of joint efforts to overcome the digital divide. The IGF has addressed the issue with a Best Practice Forum and has drafted Policy Options for Connecting and Enabling the Next Billion(s) since 2015. We assume its necessary to strengthen these efforts. With regard to children and youths we suggest to refer to the UNCRC Art. 2 "Non-discrimination" and to the General Comment No. 25 on children's rights in relation to the digital environment, Chapter A, Art. 9-11 requiring States parties to ensure that all children have equal and effective access to the digital environment in ways that are meaningful for them and to taketake all measures necessary to overcome digital exclusion."
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: The Roadmap for Digital Cooperation emphasise the need to protect children form sexual exploitation and violence online. The IGF should contribute to achieve the common objective of child online safety by discussing how the right to be protected can be balanced with the right to freedom of speech and the right privacy of all users. While encryption is considered as a technical instrument to ensure freedom of speech and privacy at the same time it hinders monitoring and detection of CSAM. The IGF can be a platform to develop a solution for this alleged contradiction.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: Fully accessible sessions provide opportunities for people to attend that otherwise would not have had the means to travel to an on-site meeting, this is one lesson learned from from virtual IGF meetings in 2020 and 2021. Nonetheless face to face meetings cannot completely be replaced by virtual meetings. We suggest to hold the annual meeting in one phase, refer preparatory work to intersessional formats and provide for a digital platform that does not differentiate between input from attendees on-site and those online.

ID108

Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Access and connectivity, Accessibility, Capacity development
Digital Cooperation Issues: IGF organization and role, Multistakeholderism and multidisciplinarity
Economic and Development Issues: E-Government


ID109

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Child online safety, Cyber attacks and cyber conflict, Hate speech
Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Access and connectivity, Capacity development, Gender inclusion
Data Governance Issues: Big Data, Cross-border data flows, Data privacy and protection

Additional Input: CYBERSECURITY & TRUST
As evidenced by recent investigations, nation-state cyberattacks continue to proliferate in number and sophistication. No individual action by a company will stem the tide of attacks we’ve seen from nation-states and cybercriminals working within their borders. We need industry, governments, civil society and others to come together and establish a new consensus for what is and isn’t appropriate behavior in cyberspace, and we think the IGF is a vital global multistakeholder forum at which to have such discussions.

Content moderation – whether to protect against hate speech or to root out misinformation - has become a critical topic for many governments and stakeholders across the globe. According to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, in the last two years, some 40 new social media laws have been adopted worldwide and another 30 are under consideration. What can we learn from these different approaches in order to identify best practices and move towards a common approach to tackling these problems?

Digital safety risks are global and borderless. Terrorist propaganda is distributed across geopolitical boundaries, child sexual exploitation and abuse is committed around the world and shared online, and cybercriminals flout jurisdiction in launching spam and malware campaigns far and wide. The complexity of maintaining a safe digital environment is exacerbated by the fact that existing laws were written about now-outdated technologies and fail to match today’s reality. How should we look to update existing legal frameworks, and what commitments should we expect from technology providers?

UNIVERSAL ACCESS AND MEANINGFUL CONNECTIVITY
Connectivity is a pre-requisite for the digital transformation that is driving, and will continue to drive, economic development, for example in relation to financial inclusion, distance education, telemedicine, and precision agriculture. And an inclusive digital transformation requires a human-centered approach to connectivity that (i) ensures the availability of affordable connectivity and devices and (ii) ensures people have the digital literacy and skills that will enable them to take advantage of the benefits connectivity can bring.

To inform the policymaking and investment decisions that will help achieve this kind of meaningful connectivity, it is vital to have data which is both accurate and meaningful, which means it needs to be measuring the right things. This includes understanding actual usage of the Internet rather than theoretical coverage, and measuring a wide range of technologies, including Low Earth Orbit satellites and fixed wireless solutions that have the potential to reach the areas and communities that traditional fixed and mobile technologies have so far not managed to reach. What are the metrics that the IGF community thinks need to be included to ensure a full picture of how and where to focus efforts to achieve meaningful universal connectivity?

Another important topic that requires stakeholder collaboration to identify and implement new approaches is in the financing of projects that will deploy meaningful connectivity in unserved areas. Borrowing is often more expensive in developing countries and smaller businesses and organisations often don’t reach the lending thresholds set by development finance institutions. What can be done to ensure a fairer, more inclusive international financing system that would foster meaningful connectivity? What role is there for blended finance models and multistakeholder partnerships? And how can financing efforts address all aspects of human connectivity, including skills, utility, affordability and target key groups including women and Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs)?

DATA GOVERNANCE
Taking health as one example, we have seen many vivid examples during the pandemic of the value of data infrastructure and its extraordinary potential to help humanity through necessary advances in health care and research. In many cases, this required finding ways to enable more immersive sharing of data while building trustworthy frameworks that enhanced privacy. We have also seen that the lack of clarity around regulatory requirements for health data inhibited responsible sharing and, in some parts of the globe, important research has been suspended or is at risk.

We should think about data as infrastructure – a strategic part of our infrastructure that needs to be used, maintained and protected to unlock insights to help us build a healthier and safer planet. To maximize the benefits and minimize the harms of data use, we need privacy regulations that preserve the ability to use and share data across borders, and which are supported by innovative tools and solutions that protect privacy and empower individuals. The focus for the IGF should be about how we can enable responsible data use to create a better world and protect fundamental human rights – what should be the parameters and features of a strong regulatory foundation with clear guardrails that can allow our data infrastructure to thrive?

A specific data issue that merits examination of the IGF community is how to manage cross-border data flows in national security and law enforcement contexts. In the absence of agreed international standards on protection of digital privacy rights or of the conditions under which governments may legitimately request technology companies to share personal data, the establishment of legally binding arrangements to govern cross-border data transfers is proving difficult. Efforts are focusing on the development of voluntary norms and guiding principles among states. Trust and confidence – between states, between states and technology companies and between them and civil society – are essential to the elaboration of such norms as well as to their effective implementation. In order to build trust and confidence, the IGF could help identify the concerns and priorities of the actors involved, increase knowledge and understanding of different regulatory frameworks involved, and potentially build a shared vision of criteria and the modalities by which governments may access personal data held by the private sector.

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Digital Cooperation Issues: Broadening stakeholder engagement in Internet governance, Multistakeholderism and multidisciplinarity
Economic and Development Issues: E-Government, Taxation
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: Environmental data, Food & water security

Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: Keep the hybrid format of IGF make it more inclusive. Create a virtual IGF village.

ID111

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Child online safety, Cyber-diplomacy, Cybersecurity practices
Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Access and connectivity, Accessibility, Capacity development
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Children’s rights online, Digital citizenship, Digital identity

United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: - Allocate a few discussions these topics to a larger extend within the IGF community and give an overview of it at the annual meeting.
- Pass the results or outcome of IGF discussions to these global initiatives in order to ensure global and seamlessly collaboration.
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: - Take into account IGF discussion and outcome.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: 1. One of the way to foster and expand the IGF is to open it to all and encourage full participation of stakeholders. However, this can be achieved only we diversify participation in an environment English is not the only language. therefore, we would like to suggest the interpretation to be integrated during the meeting.
2. Another point is to be able to have a section on the website where we can actually see the feedback of any section.
3. More engagement from the IGF secretary when it come to update information on the theme especially if the host of the session in unable to edit some information. The secretary will acknowledge receipt of your request but they will never implement it and the old information are still on the page. If they cannot handle, let make all the field editable by sessions' host so that they can handle all themselves.

ID112

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Cyber attacks and cyber conflict


ID113

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Child online safety, Cyber attacks and cyber conflict, Internet of Things
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: E-waste, Environmental data, Sustainable development


ID114

Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Education online, Gender inclusion, Marginalized and vulnerable groups
Digital Cooperation Issues: International cooperation, Internet ethics, Multistakeholderism and multidisciplinarity
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Civil and political rights , Digital identity, Societal challenges

Additional Input: Assessing equity, diversity and inclusion in the digital sphere of patriarchal societies (Africa/Asia/Europe, joint proposal)

The recent SARS-Cov-2 pandemic has profoundly impacted the manner by which human interactions occur, moving it dramatically towards the online channels and digital business ecosystems. In just a few months' time, years of changes have been brought into private and public sectors across the globe. This shock of exponentially accelerating speed of digitalization resulted in a plethora of ad hoc and temporary measures, varying from education systems to business and supply-chains, while the number of digital initiatives skyrocketed. In this context, the socio-cultural norms and traditions remain barely researched, particularly in the area of equity, diversity and inclusion in the digital sphere of patriarchal societies. Exclusion from technology access, education and design, limited spare-time, adverse social norms, financial and institutional constraints, are emerging as the major factors of prolonging the patriarchal set-up of the digital ecosystems. The issue is particularly prevalent in the areas that reinforce patriarchal roles and identities, including gender, marginalised and vulnerable groups. Subsequently, this proposal aims at assessing socio-cultural factors elongating the digital exclusion and progressively patriarchal set-up of the digital sphere.
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: The IGF might consider including a greater clarity in regard to the United Nations 2030 Agenda. The alignment of SDG goals as components should be clearly defined and explained, so the general audience could also relate to them. Examples include: the IGF working groups re: digital education might need to be encouraged to reflect in their research the different indexes incorporated in SDG no:04 Quality Education. Vague definitions are also a challenge: mostly in IGF platforms, the work carried out is based on allocated SDGs, but because of vague description, the main delivery of SDG zest is not conveyed. With the linkage of digitalization and humanity, Internet Governance contributions need to become accessible for a variety of beneficiaries globally, enabling their further work towards achieving the UN SDGs, improving local implementation and growth.
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: One of the main themes of the Common Agenda highlights the pivotal role of global interconnectedness to overcome challenges whether across borders and other existing divides, emphasizing that the most effective response is to be done by reinvigorating multilateralism. This thematic suggestion and outline is done in accordance with observing the aforementioned percept. As is reflective of the cross regional effort of this submission (written by representatives from Africa, Asia-Pacific and Europe respectively), the IGF might reflect and provide the much needed space for supporting and encouraging cross regional collaborations for global impact and to reinforce as far as possible an ethos of global solidarity.
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: The Secretary-General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation highlights major milestones, incl. digital inclusion, digital capacity-building and global digital cooperation. Yet, the organizational aspect of the IGF events itself often comes short when enacting, or even reflecting these goals. It is understood that enacting such changes is time-consuming, particularly in communities torn of economic stability and digital infrastructure. Nevertheless, it is often the social and cultural heritage of representatives of more affluent states, that stretch far beyond a single region, amplifying the neo-colonial approach of the so-called ‘West’ towards the ‘Rest’, turning it into ‘a global norm’ across the real and virtual spectrums.

Examples include the organization and running of the IGF Youth Forums, a place that by definition designed to include young people’s voices to discuss and exchange ideas relating internet governance. For months groups of committed young people, supported by equally committed volunteering mentors across the globe work together, often at high costs of overcoming infrastructural and economic difficulties (e.g. connectivity - searching for WiFi signal at rooftops of buildings), and time (e.g. taking off work or studies for the team-meetings). Nevertheless, at the anticipated IGF annual meeting, these young people's voices and contribution tend to be excluded, disfranchised, and reduced to a ‘background’ for the IGF local organizers' 'success story'. This is reflected in e.g.: (1) not allowing the young presenters to use their original presentations (as e.g. the IGF organizers impose their ‘idea’ of combining, at the last minute, of all presentations, into one, a bare one, reflecting none of creativity and torn of any originality of these highly culturally diverse global teams); (2) reduced time-slots for the youth's presentation at their event to 5-7 (!) minutes (including setting up international connectivity!) to present 6 months of passionate collaborative research work, with no opportunity for asking questions and no discussion. The reason? ‘More important’ local government and the UN IGF officials (btw, reflecting very little of gender or any other equality) needed the IGF time to show off their faces, only to disappear from the IGF meeting shortly after, ignoring the months of the youth’s collaborative work for the development of the IGF as a global, interconnected community(!).

What message are we sending with such behaviour, norms and values to the youth? The time has come for the IGF (incl. the local IGF organizers) to actually enact the UN Secretary General’s Digital Cooperation Goals, and lead through this Roadmap by example. As otherwise the IGF initiative might strike as a hypocritical, neo-colonial global entity, imposing in the ‘Western’ style (on the ‘Rest)’ the Digital Cooperation Goals, while the IGF itself barely follows them, or even - believes in. These are not the type of norms, attitudes and values we want to leave to the next generations worldwide. The time for change in ourselves has come. Act now.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: 1. As per comments above, namely: providing by the IGF the much needed space for multilateral and intercontinental cooperation; reflection upon improving the inclusion of young people's voices among the IGF organisers; improving clearness of definitions and accessibility of outcomes;
2. A note on continuing using culturally stigmatising terms and categories, such as 'Eastern Europe'. It is worth highlighting that the ‘Eastern Europe’ category is used by the English-speaking ‘West’ (adopted to other languages) to stigmatise with the difference and non-belonging to 'Europe' the citizens of all European states East of the ‘Iron Curtain’ (that btw, ceased to existence like three decades ago). Continuing referring to the Cold War's definitions (or, the Hegelian tradition referring to ‘two Europes’? Because geographically, this term is barely accurate and irrelevant in the digital age), only prolongs manufacturing the 'lesser-European' label. We are one continent, Europe, and together with other communities across the globe we work towards better tomorrow for all of us - life on planet Earth.

ID115

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Disinformation, Legal and regulatory issues
Data Governance Issues: Big Data, Data privacy and protection, Data services


ID116

Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Access and connectivity, Accessibility, Capacity development
Data Governance Issues: Cross-border data flows, Data privacy and protection
Digital Cooperation Issues: Broadening stakeholder engagement in Internet governance, IGF organization and role, Multistakeholderism and multidisciplinarity

Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: The hybrid format tested in 2021 should continue as the “default” going forward due to continued uncertainties created by the pandemic. The hybrid approach likely enabled far broader participation, especially for those stakeholders lacking resources to travel to often-distant venues as well as for those concerned about possible exposure to COVID. But to ensure meaningful online participation, more resources are needed to ensure a smoother and more secure virtual experience for the participant.

We underscore, however, that in-person participation remains an invaluable aspect of the IGF experience. History has shown that in-person IGF meetings have enabled informal information exchanges, outreach and relationship building, and “hallway discussions” that can prove useful in developing a consensus on a particular Internet governance issue.

Furthermore, we urge continuation of the “IGF week” format for hybrid meetings. The IGF community is accustomed to and comfortable with this model, and it is more impactful in terms of messaging. A phased approach risks losing momentum and diluting important messages needed to inform the UN’s work on the Global Digital Compact, the Roadmap for Digital Cooperation, and the 2030 SDGs.

ID117

Data Governance Issues: Data privacy and protection
Digital Cooperation Issues: IGF organization and role, International cooperation, Internet ethics
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Artificial intelligence

Additional Input: Additional thematic areas to be considered:
1. Digital identity and identification;
2. AI and Cultural Heritage;
3. Gamification;
4. Online child protection;
5. AI ethics;
6. Digital sovereignty vs digital liberalization;
7. Shortage of ICT professionals;
8. Regulation of Metaverses;
9. Regulation of DLT;
10. Social media algorithms;
11. Risks of content moderation;
12. Right to be forgotten;
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Gather relevant research projects and groups within the IGF community on implementation of the SDGs globally with an emphasis of the ICT role
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: NRIs to be broadly involved to launch the inclusive discussions on the Global Digital Compact with summarizing the IGF input during the next Annual IGF
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: Expand the MAG's WG Strategy approaches to aligning the Roadmap's activities with those of the IGF communities and NRIs as a separate track for the all-year working plan by the MAG.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: Mainly, with the good level of transparency and inclusiveness of the workshops' selection, there should be the same open and transparent mechanism of all other content/events' selection for the IGF under the auspices of the MAG. The same is relevant for the substantial outcomes of the IGF, including all possible outcome documents: MAG should work out the procedures of drafting and adoption of all substantial documents, which will add trust and accountability to the process as well as more practical orientation and clear responsibilities for the next steps on the implementation of the proposed ideas and measures.

ID118

Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Education online
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: 5G


ID119

Economic and Development Issues: Future of work

Additional Input: In Guatemala, this year will focus on the Digital Transformation of our society as a way to promote the advancement of all sectors, private, public, education, Civil Society. For us it is a very big challenge because we do not have enough Internet infrastructure, we have a big digital gap; but we believe it is time
to speak out that through the Digital transformation we will make life easier for many people who live far from the urban centers of our country.
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: It will meet many of the goals in terms of providing training for all men and women in digital technology and knowledge that will allow people to find higher-paying jobs, creating more opportunities for people that want to have their own business, which we believe will provide the means to generate more income to their families. There will be no need to travel to the Capital of the country of the Department seat to get their documents, of get information, it will there, at their fingertips, through Internet applications created ad-hoc to help them.
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: We believe that through the adoption of digital technology in many aspects of our society our people will have a better future. Once we have a clear road map of the ideas we will gather, we will begin to work with our stakeholders in the way to implement them, and a time frame. People will notice that things are changing, will regain trust in the authorities. We are thinking in long term, we cannot achieve a digital transformation in a few years, for us, it means investing millions in infrastructure to reduce the digital gap, in developing content. In the long run, we are sure that it will create the conditions for economic growth for many people, at all levels of our society, and in all our departments.
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: One of the first steps will be to find the real status of Internet penetration and the ICT adoption of our people. We then have to make maps of the Internet service coverage and find the alternatives to increase it in the most effective way, in order to make the Internet broadband service affordable to most people, so all businesses, private schools, and most families can afford it, and the public sector can budget the service with no excuse because it will be good quality and cost-effective service.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: The way we have been working so far is working.

ID120

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Algorithms, Internet of Things, Trust and accountability measures
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Artificial intelligence, Robotics, Smart cities
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: Circularity and transparency, Environmental data, Sustainable development

Additional Input: Digital economy and internet
Quality and effective onine education
Internet service in rural area and agricutural development

ID121

Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: Sustainable development

Additional Input: Rural education, agricultural development and farmers getting rich with the support of network information technology

ID122

Data Governance Issues: Data services

Additional Input: Knowledge Graph has become the cornerstone of artificial intelligence. Many knowledge graphs have been constructed by industry and academia all over the world. In order to give full play to the value of knowledge graph and make the knowledge graph better serve the integration, mining and analysis of big data, promote the development of artificial intelligence, it is necessary to share existing and evolving knowledge graph as soon as possible.

ID123

Data Governance Issues: Big Data, Cross-border data flows, Data privacy and protection
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, Smart cities
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: E-waste, Supply chain, Sustainable development


ID124

Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Access and connectivity, Capacity development, Education online
Data Governance Issues: Cross-border data flows, Data privacy and protection, Data services
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: Climate change, E-waste, Supply chain


ID125

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Algorithms, Internet of Things, Legal and regulatory issues


ID126

Data Governance Issues: Big Data
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Artificial intelligence
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: Climate change


ID127

Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Education online
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: 5G, Artificial intelligence, Internet of Things
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: Climate change, Environmental data, Sustainable development


ID128

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Cyber attacks and cyber conflict, Internet of Things, Trust and accountability measures
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Artificial intelligence, Robotics, Smart cities
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: Environmental data, Sustainable development


ID129

Digital Cooperation Issues: Broadening stakeholder engagement in Internet governance, IGF organization and role, Multistakeholderism and multidisciplinarity
Media and Content Issues: Local content and multilingualism
Technical and Operational Topics Issues: Domain Name System, Internet shutdowns


ID130

Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Education online
Digital Cooperation Issues: International cooperation
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Biometrics

Additional Input: Focus on the pillars of Digital Cooperation
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Linking the SDGs to digital Cooperation key
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: The need to get regional perspective on these 12 commitments.
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: The Road Map should also be inputted on all IGF thematic themes
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: The whole concept as seen and carried out during the IGF in Katowice should you can have always a hybrid format, that format should be kept.

ID131

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Cyber attacks and cyber conflict, Hate speech, Legal and regulatory issues
Economic and Development Issues: E-commerce and e-trade, E-Government
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Artificial intelligence, Augmented Reality, Smart cities

Additional Input: These are the thematics ( mostly ) discussed during our National event - IGF MKD 2021.

ID132

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Child online safety, Cybersecurity practices, Internet of Things
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: 5G, Artificial intelligence, Internet of Things
Technical and Operational Topics Issues: Internet protocols, Internet shutdowns, Network issues

Additional Input: -
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: -
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: -
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: -
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: -

ID133

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Cybersecurity practices, Disinformation, Hate speech
Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Accessibility, Community networks, Gender inclusion
Data Governance Issues: Big Data, Cross-border data flows, Data privacy and protection


ID134

Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Access and connectivity, Capacity development, Open access
Digital Cooperation Issues: Broadening stakeholder engagement in Internet governance, IGF organization and role, Multistakeholderism and multidisciplinarity
Economic and Development Issues: Business models online, E-commerce and e-trade, Markets

Additional Input: We would propose the following subtopics for the three thematic areas:

Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity
• Connecting the unconnected: achieving universal access to the open internet
• International partnerships on open internet as key element for meaningful connectivity and access
• One open and free internet for a human-centric connectivity as key enabler of human rights and freedoms in the digital age

Digital cooperation
• Trust and confidence-building among the various stakeholders (to increase understanding among various stakeholders on their respective roles within the multi-stakeholder model)
• Enabling legislative environment (notably by engaging more with the parliamentary track as a means not only to bring more stakeholders to the table and exchange experience and good practices, but also to increase visibility of the IGF work and bring its outcomes more to the attention of policy makers)
• Streamlined digital cooperation tracks/process to ensure synergies

Economic Issues and Development
• The open internet as the catalyser for sustainable digital development (long-term sustainability for societies should also cover issues around surveillance, data control, shutdowns)
• Fostering local economic growth through the access to the open internet (building bottom-up, based on local perspectives and needs)
• Investing in the open internet as the key element for a sustainable digital future

The proposed pre-selection of overarching topics and subtopics proposed in this form would merit specification of the criteria on which the choice was made.
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Universal connectivity and meaningful access are a cross-cutting issue and an enabler of sustainable development. Digital technologies, connectivity and open internet are embedded in every SDG, and without them, the 2030 Agenda cannot be realised. This makes cooperation across sectors and borders and especially digital cooperation essential to realising their full social and economic potential, mitigating the risks they pose, and curtailing any unintended consequences. IGF is the platform where across-the-globe connectivity initiatives such as for example the EU Global Gateway are presented and which allow creating synergies and bridging the Digital Divide. IGF open sessions and workshops allow for identifying and disseminating best practices and creating partnerships. IGF allows to advocate for an open, un-fragmented, free, safe and secure for everyone internet, respectful of privacy and human rights and freedoms, which is of key importance for our societies, especially since the COVID pandemics. The IGF’s outcomes should be promoted in order to fully explore their potential of contributing to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Again, the Tech Envoy Office and the IGF Leadership Panel have a key role to play in this respect.
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: The IGF should be the prime platform for the Global Digital Compact, to avoid parallel processes. With the IGF Leadership Panel, IGF can create the necessary synergies for delivering on the UNSG’s Common Agenda. IGF covers diverse issues spreading across the 12 commitments areas. It can thus provide relevant and valuable input. To do that, a ‘matching’ could be done by: raising consciousness of IGF participants/sessions’ organisers about the aim of feeding IGF outcomes into the 12 commitments areas and requesting them to specify before (at the moment of announcing/organisation) and after (when summarising the message/takeaway) an IGF activity how that given activity and its outcome relates to one/several commitments of Our Common Agenda. The IGF, with its national, regional and youth initiatives, and multi-stakeholder participation should play a central role in facilitating a consultative “bottom-up” approach to the development of the Global Digital Compact.
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: Outcome of roadmap activities could and should be discussed at the IGF. The IGF Leadership panel could ensure that other relevant high-level representatives from public and private organisations are engaged in the IGF and contribute to follow-up action on the IGF discussions.
The Tech Envoy Office can organise joint sessions to facilitate information sharing and exchange of views on what the IGF can contribute in terms of Roadmap implementation. Therefore, key deliverables from the SG’s Roadmap on Digital cooperation should be stepped up, starting with the nomination of a UN SG’s Envoy on Technology who would uphold effectively a democratic, human rights-based approach to the digital transformation and the implementation of the Roadmap as well as the Our Common Agenda report. Many IGF (past and ongoing) activities (e.g. PNMA, IGF Best Practice Forum on Local Content as engine for growth and development of the local internet, Dynamic Coalition on Community Connectivity, Dynamic Coalition on Network Neutrality, Dynamic Coalition on Public Access in Libraries) relate and can contribute to the crucial issue of meaningful universal connectivity. The Tech Envoy has a unique chance to improve coherence and coordination among the different work streams of the UN System and in inter-agency processes on digital issues and actively engage with all stakeholders.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: Targeted approach: IGF initial calls for thematic inputs could use as a basis the themes of the Digital Roadmap to facilitate synergies/parallels. Those should be directly linked to the SDGs. Multi-annual approach could be taken to themes so that the most urgent issues and/or those SDGs which seem the most difficult to achieve would be discussed in the first years of this multi-annual approach.
Inclusiveness: MAG consultations leading to the annual IGF could be regularly held in the Global South to help IGF’s inclusiveness and promote participation from these parts of the world. This would not be detrimental to the rest of participants since they could attend virtually the hybrid IGF or travel to the Global South, which would indirectly also contribute to local development and create IG tissue.

ID135

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Algorithms, Child online safety, Legal and regulatory issues
Data Governance Issues: Big Data, Cross-border data flows, Data privacy and protection
Media and Content Issues: Content policy and regulation, Intellectual property, Misinformation

United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: The NRIs could share the main results reached at local level in terms of SDGs.
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: The Nris are a broader network and they could contribute to the multi-stakeholder digital technology track foreseen in the Summit of the Future to agree on a Global Digital. They could contribute by sharing their perspectives on the 12 commitments of the "Our Common Agenda" report.
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: In the IGF + model the NRIS could be used to accelerate and support issue-centered cooperation across a wide range of institutions, organizations at national and regional level. NRIS could also support policy incubator through the sharing policies and norms and best practices available at local level for public discussion and adoption.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: The IGF should include a space that shares the concrete projects launched by the debate of the previous year.

ID136

Data Governance Issues: Data services
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Digital object architecture
Technical and Operational Topics Issues: Domain Name System

United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Technology
17.6 Enhance+ NorthJSouth,+ SouthJSouth+ and+ triangular+ regional+ and+ international+
cooperation+ on+and+access+ to+ science,+ technology+and+innovation+and+enhance+knowledge+
sharing+on+mutually+agreed+terms,+including+through improved+coordination+among+existing+
mechanisms,+ in+ particular+ at+ the+ United+ Nations+ level,+ and+ through+ a+ global+ technology+
facilitation+mechanism
17.7 Promote+ the+ development,+ transfer,+ dissemination+ and+ diffusion+ of+ environmentally+
sound+technologies+to developing+countries+on+favourable+terms,+including+on+concessional+
and+preferential+terms,+as+mutually+agreed+
17.8 Fully+ operationalize+ the+ technology+ bank+ and+ science,+ technology+ and+ innovation+
capacityJbuilding+mechanism+for+least+developed+countries+by+2017+and+enhance+the+use+of+
enabling+technology,+in+particular+information+and+communications+technology
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: 7. Improve Digital Cooperation
• Global Digital Compact to:
• Connect all people to the Internet,
including all schools
• Avoid Internet fragmentation
• Protect data
• Apply human rights online
• Introduce accountability criteria
for discrimination and misleading
content
• Promote regulation of artificial
intelligence
• Digital commons as a global
public good
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: GLOBAL DIGITAL COOPERATION
BUILDING A MORE EFFECTIVE ARCHITECTURE FOR DIGITAL COOPERATION
There are significant gaps in global digital cooperation, and digital technology issues are too often low on political agendas. Even where there has been cooperation, it is frequently fragmented and lacks tangible outcomes or sound follow-up processes. As a starting point, the Internet Governance Forum must be strengthened, in order to make it more responsive and relevant to current digital issues.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: Sessions on Internet Governance for Startups may please be included, as the new era will be driven by them.

ID137

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Cybersecurity practices

Additional Input: In our last BPF on Cyber Security (WS2) get-together we discussed the possibility of creating a short video showcasing our key output(s).
As an update, we have started work on production and hope to have a mockup ready for spring/summer. In the meantime, would be interesting to know if there has been any responses to the reports, also would be great to know the numbers of downloads.
Regards,
Allison Wylde, Fredrik Hansen and Barbara Marchiori de Assis
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Would be interesting to examine in more detail, perhaps an open discussion in one of the workstream meetings?

I am also interested in engaging/ involving students and incorporating their ideas and would welcome a discussion exploring how to best translate our output into case-material. For example, one avenue could explore, the 2030 agenda for sustainable development.
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: Would be interesting to examine in more detail, perhaps an open discussion in one of the workstream meetings?

I am also interested in engaging/ involving students and incorporating their ideas and would welcome a discussion exploring how to best translate our output into case-material. For example, one avenue could explore, SDGs.
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: Would be interesting to examine in more detail, perhaps an open discussion in one of the workstream meetings?

I am also interested in engaging/ involving students and incorporating their ideas and would welcome a discussion exploring how to best translate our output into case-material. For example, one avenue could explore, the roadmap for digital cooperation.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: I am interested in engaging/ involving students and incorporating their ideas and would welcome a discussion exploring how to best translate our output into case-material. For example, one avenue could explore (as you mention above), SDGs.

In our last BPF on Cyber Security (WS2) get-together we discussed the possibility of creating a short video showcasing our key output(s).
As an update, we have started work on production and hope to have a mockup ready for spring/summer. In the meantime, would be interesting to know if there has been any responses to the reports, also would be great to know the numbers of downloads.

Regards,
Allison Wylde, Fredrik Hansen and Barbara Marchiori de Assis

ID138

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Algorithms, Internet of Things, Trust and accountability measures
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Artificial intelligence, Robotics, Smart cities
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: Circularity and transparency, Environmental data, Sustainable development


ID139

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Algorithms, Internet of Things, Trust and accountability measures
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, Robotics
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: Circularity and transparency, Climate change, Sustainable development


ID140

Data Governance Issues: Big Data, Data privacy and protection
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, Smart cities
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: E-waste, Supply chain, Sustainable development

Additional Input: 5G

ID141

Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Access and connectivity, Capacity development, Community networks
Data Governance Issues: Big Data, Cross-border data flows, Data privacy and protection
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: E-waste, Environmental data, Food & water security

Additional Input: Geospatial data and technology are already being used innovatively in cities around the world to improve services, coordinate city management, create jobs, and improve the lives of city-dwellers. There is the need to begin supporting countries to develop geospatial strategies and actions plans to define geospatial infrastructure, policies, laws, and the collection of fundamental datasets – in sectors ranging from land administration, agriculture, environment, disaster risk management to urban and territorial development.
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: There is the need to do more in helping countries achieve the sustainable development goals targets. Developing countries if far behind achieving most of the goals
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: For us to be able to achieve the global digital compact, the United Nations needs to do more in the promotions of regional roadmaps within the 12 commitments.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: IGF 2021 Poland Hybrid format needs to be improved

ID142

Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Capacity development, Community networks, Gender inclusion
Digital Cooperation Issues: IGF organization and role, International cooperation, Internet ethics
Media and Content Issues: Content policy and regulation, Local content and multilingualism, Misinformation

Additional Input: Cyber Crime and Trust Online is also a key an issue that will needs stakeholder conversation. Because eroding Internet Trust through cyber crimes could perpetuate marginalisation by making victims think that Internet is not for them
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Since the Agenda contains the 17 SDGs, the IGF sessions and workshops and presentations should clearly address how the work they propose addresses the Sustainable Development Goals
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: The IGF can organise session(s) or workshop(s) to gauge progress in the 12 commitments and the Global Digital Compact by inviting governments and other stakeholder groups in the sessions to share actions happening on the ground. Because of time limitation the Secretariat can bundle related commitments in one workshop and break into sessions so the stakeholders can make presentations and inputs from the state level
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: On these 8 recommendations the IGF Secretariat can too organise sessions that reflect on country, regional and global level outcomes of the implementation of the Action-oriented parts of the 8 recommendations.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: The Secretariat can allot more time for those attending online. Also the Timetable need to be arranged vertically in portrait format and not landscape. This simplifies the

ID143

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Internet of Things
Digital Cooperation Issues: Broadening stakeholder engagement in Internet governance
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: Supply chain

Additional Input: All areas that could connect local capacities need to be put with priority this year. We are approaching a momentum when digitalization is desired in every part of the world. IoT will change the way we see privacy and security, so mainly the Youth need to advocate for more transparency and security by design for the future of the Internet. Also, Digital cooperation issues are at the top of the list for 2022, since the Global Digital Compact is more precise in terms of how the Multistakeholder process will be carrying on in the near future of Internet Governance.
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: For the future and to accomplish the vision of the UN for 2030 I would like to recommend highlighting the SDGs as previous year in the Session description, but also now there is a need to link "session content" (after the session) with the SDGs, so then a categorization or summary can be provided ordered by SDG.
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: Me, Nicolas Fiumarelli, in my personal capacity, always believe and stated at several sessions at IGF Poland last year, that platforms are needed, but software platforms, what we really need and as the Head of the GRULAC for the Youth Coalition on Internet Governance for the 2022 term I will advocate for the enhancement of the inter-sessional work, reaching cross-continental and unifying the worries and policy discussions.
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: For me is clear that massive participation is a need to cover every grain of sand of the voices for a very well done bottom-up process. So, from year to year we see more and more NRI initiatives engaging the ecosystem, but now is a momentum to create value by mixing and merging all our input and outputs in a software platform that allow stakeholders to engage in an AI-oriented manner, looking at similarities, disparities and exact ways to cooperation, instead of maintaining several theoretical conversations about the matter without actual action.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: Hybrid, with a serious look at Zoom privacy and security issues. Maybe securing the accounts with no-mic activation by default, camera, etc. Maybe will be nice to take a look at LACNIC meetings examples, since they use the "webinar" format in Zoom, where you have the ability to "upgrade" people to be a Panelist.
Also, I think will be important to maintain offline platforms for people in other timezones to read and complement the outputs, with user-based historics and so on. NetMundial, HLPDC, and also the Main IGF "Review" Platform has this ability so you just need to use your resources better or get advised.

Very eager to help in whatever you need in terms of logistics for IGF 2022.

ID144

Data Governance Issues: Cross-border data flows, Data services
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: 5G, Artificial intelligence, Digital object architecture
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: Climate change, Sustainable development


ID145

Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Education online
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: 5G, Artificial intelligence, Internet of Things
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: Climate change, Environmental data, Sustainable development


ID146

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Disinformation, Hate speech, Trust and accountability measures
Data Governance Issues: Cross-border data flows, Data privacy and protection, Data services
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: 5G, Artificial intelligence, Internet of Things

United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: IGF can contribute to promoting Digital Cooperation Roadmap By strengthening multi-stakeholder participation from Global South And marginalized communities.
It would be also useful to work on connectivity especially through Innovative solutions such as community networks etc.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: It may be useful to expand virtual participation opportunities for developing countries and communities.
Delivering clear cut message as outputs of the conference may help increase visibility.

ID147

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Internet of Things
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Human rights
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Quantum computing

Additional Input: 1. Safety, data protection, and privacy are rather important in this context. For the potential of hacking and tampering with such systems (e.g., in a smart home) is non-trivial. Data theft, identity theft, and surreptitious surveillance are also serious risks in this context.

2. What does "Value-Based Engineering" mean in the context of quantum computing and how can it even be implemented in such a context?

The rationale behind this suggestion is that we are still developing our understanding and practice of "value-based engineering" for non-quantum computing and non-quantum artificial intelligence contexts. This includes but is not limited to fundamental principles as well as ways in which such principles are to be applied within the life-cycle of such technology (e.g., design, development, deployment, and regulation), whilst quantum computing and quantum artificial intelligence continues to develop. As such, it is important to gain clarity as to whether those fundamental principles and ways of applying them can, mutatis mutandis, be a fundamental basis for and even utilized within quantum computing and quantum artificial intelligence contexts.

3. Addressing such questions as: What concrete strategies can be developed to better incorporate human rights as a legally-binding and enforceable minimum standard for the design, development, deployment, and regulation of database systems and artificial intelligence?
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: In line with goal 4, perhaps there should be more discussions leading to concrete strategies for improving digital education and education regarding artificial intelligence so as to improve “digital and technological literacy” in order to better prepare people for thriving during the 4th Industrial Revolution.
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: With respect to the second key proposal from the overview of 12 commitments, there should be more discussions, leading to concrete strategies, regarding sustainable mining, critical minerals, digital transformation, and the 4th Industrial Revolution, addressing questions such as:

What steps can be taken to create more sustainable mining practices and infrastructure for critical minerals/metals indispensable for digital transformation and the 4th Industrial Revolution?
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: Perhaps discussions addressing questions such as these:

1. What concrete strategies can be implemented in order to increase the embedding of “ethically-aligned design” in the process of digital transformation as well as making it a cornerstone of design principles for the 4th Industrial Revolution?

2. Can “ethically-aligned design” as a concept guiding practice be explicated in terms of human rights, and can such an explicated concept serve as a minimum standard for the design of database systems and artificial intelligence?

References:

The IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (2019). “Ethically Aligned Design: A Vision for Prioritizing Human Well-being with Autonomous and Intelligent Systems.” IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity, available online: https://standards.ieee.org/content/dam/ieee-standards/standards/web/documents/other/ead_v2.pdf (accessed 19.12.2021).)

Kirchschlaeger, P. (2021). Digital Transformation and Ethics: Ethical Considerations on the Robotization and Automation of Society and the Economy and the Use of Artificial Intelligence, pp. 350–355. Baden-Baden: Nomos.


Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: I would suggest using a platform other than Zoom. For Zoom has too many outstanding issues (e.g., security, privacy, data protection) that make it not and ideal choice for the IGF.

ID148

Rights and Freedoms Issues: Freedom of expression, Human rights, Privacy
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Artificial intelligence, Biometrics, Internet of Things
Media and Content Issues: Content policy and regulation, Local content and multilingualism, Misinformation

Additional Input: Under cybercrime, a macro-perspective to be taken into account is the free, open and global Internet, while ensuring security at the same time.
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: The discussions are all relevant to the implementation of Goals 4, 9, 16, 17 of the UN 2030 Agenda
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: A link to commitment no. 7 on improving digital cooperation and no. 10 are the most direct ones:
• Connect all people to the Internet,
including all schools
• Avoid Internet fragmentation
• Protect data
• Apply human rights online
• Introduce accountability criteria
for discrimination and misleading
content
• Promote regulation of artificial
intelligence
• Digital commons as a global
public good
More systematic engagement with
parliaments, subnational authorities
and the private sector
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: Goal 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 are all relevant and closely linked to the focus areas indicated

ID149

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Child online safety
Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Access and connectivity, Accessibility, Community networks
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: Climate change, E-waste, Environmental data

Additional Input: The issue of Security and Trust Issues sounds contradictory. E.g. US generated an executive order urging all US federal agencies to implement Zero Trust in their cybersecurity strategy. It is suggested to propose a name change to the topic to "Cybersecurity and Privacy".

For the topics of Cybersecurity and Trust, as well as Rights and Freedoms, a special allusion to the topic of sexual violence against children and adolescents is recommended, taking into account the principles of the "prevalence" of children's rights and co-responsibility in their protection.

The Colombian IGF also consider very important the following thematic inputs:

- Emerging Technologies and Innovation
- Rights and Freedoms
- Media and Content
- Data Governance

United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: Continuing working in issues related to 1-. Leave no one behind, specially related to access in isolated rural areas; 2-. Protect our Planet, so we can have a secure future for ourselves and next generations, i.e. promoting circular economy strategies. 5-. Place Women and Girls at the Centre and 11-. Listen to and work with Youth. The discussions around this issues can be supported by the NRIs, working in collaboration with the global IGF, specially promoting intersessional discussions to produce local/regional messages to the community.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: The hybrid format allows a broader participation from different stakeholders. A process of registration/participation should be improved to avoid sabotage of the sessions.

ID150

Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Access and connectivity, Capacity development, Education online
Data Governance Issues: Big Data, Data privacy and protection, Data services
Digital Cooperation Issues: Crisis response, International cooperation, Multistakeholderism and multidisciplinarity


ID151

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Encryption

Additional Input: As part of Cybersecurity and Trust, we recommend a discourse on the role encryption plays in helping guarantee people’s right to privacy and free expression. This includes protecting sensitive communications -- and in many cases the physical safety -- of human rights defenders and other vulnerable populations like whistleblowers, journalists, domestic abuse victims, and dissidents around the world, especially women. Discussing encryption at the IGF would also be an opportunity to highlight how international human rights organizations and governments can better protect these groups by supporting end-to-end encryption, and, in the context of rising state-sponsored spyware, discussing the growing trend of overreaching surveillance and encroachments on freedom of expression.

ID152

Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Open access

Additional Input: global public goods alliance
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: SDG 1, 2, 15
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: No7: digital commons as a global public good
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: No.2 Promoting digital public goods to create a more equitable world
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: no more input.

ID153

Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: Environmental data

Additional Input: global change research data publishing and repository (GCdataPR) at http://www.geodoi.ac.cn
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Goal 15
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: No. 7 digitla cooperation
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: No.2 promoting digital public goods to create a more equitable world
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: Since global change has different in regions, so, I sugest to have a regional sub-group to discuss the common issues on regional scales.

ID154

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Child online safety, Encryption, Hate speech
Data Governance Issues: Cross-border data flows, Data privacy and protection, Data services
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Artificial intelligence, Augmented Reality, Cryptocurrency

Additional Input: As we continue to see the IGF lend its unique bottom-up multistakeholder approach to the timely deliberation of internet policy topics, we are pleased to recommend that this include grappling with the most pertinent and emerging issues in 2022.

We recommend that the following thematic areas and issues be included in the IGF’s 2022 approach; Cybersecurity and Trust (Child online safety, Encryption, Hate speech); Emerging Technologies and Innovation (Artificial intelligence, Augmented reality, Cryptocurrency); and, Data Governance (Cross-border data flows, Data privacy and regulation, Data services).

The metaverse is perhaps the most notable internet technology development of the past year, as we saw public plans and concrete initiatives of a range of stakeholders to develop meteverse applications and technologies rolled out. We suggest that what is a timely and important IGF conversation about the many aspects of metaverse development be nested within the Augmented Reality issue under the Emerging Technologies and Innovation theme.

This will allow for a broad multistakeholder IGF conversation to begin about the many issues metaverse development raises. This includes privacy, inclusion, accessibility, content, and safety issues, as well as several "rights" frameworks, e.g. around children's rights, digital identity, freedom of expression, etc., that would be useful for the IGF to consider . Bringing this topic to the 2022 IGF agenda would, we are confident, see a number of interested actors come together to develop workshop proposals, main sessions, or other IGF platforms for driving policy discussion in this important emerging space. This could include the IGF reflecting on the metaverse in a more human-centric and holistic way, ensuring policy discussions on the metaverse include important civil society voices.

As part of Cybersecurity and Trust, we recommend a discourse on the role encryption plays in helping guarantee people’s right to privacy and free expression. This includes protecting sensitive communications -- and in many cases the physical safety -- of human rights defenders and other vulnerable populations like whistleblowers, journalists, domestic abuse victims, and dissidents around the world, especially women. Discussing encryption at the IGF would also be an opportunity to highlight how international human rights organizations and governments can better protect these groups by supporting end-to-end encryption, and, in the context of rising state-sponsored spyware, discussing the growing trend of overreaching surveillance and encroachments on freedom of expression.

We also encourage the addition of open internet/internet fragmentation as an issue under Digital Cooperation. As you know, it is a very important and timely issue - at the heart of the IGF’s brief and it is critical that it is tackled specifically in a discussion.
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: Work to ensure that the development of the Global Digital Compact is as multistakeholder in nature as possible, with an open door to civil society, industry and academia.
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: Advocate for ongoing multistakeholder inputs and discourse on digital cooperation priorities.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: The hybrid format tested in 2021 should continue as the “default” going forward due to continued uncertainties created by the pandemic. The hybrid approach likely enabled far broader participation, especially for those stakeholders lacking resources to travel to often-distant venues as well as for those concerned about possible exposure to COVID. But to ensure meaningful online participation, more resources are needed to ensure a smoother and more secure virtual experience for the participant.

We underscore, however, the in-person participation remains an invaluable aspect of the IGF experience. History has shown that in-person IGF meetings have enabled informal information exchanges, outreach and relationship building, and “hallway discussions” that can prove useful in developing a consensus on a particular Internet governance issue.

Furthermore, we urge continuation of the “IGF week” format for hybrid meetings. The IGF community is accustomed to and comfortable with this model, and it is more impactful in terms of messaging. A phased approach risks losing momentum and diluting important messages needed to inform the UN’s work on the Global Digital Compact, the Roadmap for Digital Cooperation, and the 2030 SDGs.

ID155

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Cyber attacks and cyber conflict
Digital Cooperation Issues: International cooperation
Technical and Operational Topics Issues: Internet protocols

Additional Input: The discussion of making the Internet more secure and safer is going on for two decades. Too little progress has been made. There is an acute need to focus more on prevention and not primarily on mitigation. Prevention comes through buying and procuring secure by design ICT products, services and devices. This lowers attack and harm options. Immediately societies all around the globe are more secure. With security comes less chances of cyber conflicts and a higher economic development, everywhere. It makes discussing cyber treaties easier, as the vulnerabilities causing instability are out of the equation. Securing the Internet now has to be THE topic in 2022. There's no time left to lose.
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: A safer Internet and safer ICT allows for more economic growth all around the globe and allows for developing nations to use the power of the Internet and ICT in an optimal way.
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: Where a more secure and safer Internet is concerned point 3 is the most important, although others can be referenced as well.

When attack vectors are closed due to secure by design developed, sold and maintained ICT products, services and devices, the chances of cyber conflicts to succeed are considerably lowered, immediately. Many options to attack are taken away. Making the Internet more secure and safer has to become a major priority for end users, industry and governments alike. To assist all these stakeholders, the IGF should make it is main theme for 2022 and work a year long towards recommendations on the way forward. See the DC-IS3C proposals on potential ways to proceed and succeed.
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: Providing a fully supported solution for a more secure and safer Internet is a giant achievement and a direct input to existing U.N. processes on the Internet.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: 1. Each workshop organiser has to answer the following additional questions:
a. What particular issue or challenge are you addressing?
b. What answer/solution are you in search of?
c. What tangible outcome will you deliver?
2. Allow for work to be undertaken at the IGF. Take one or two topics and allow work over multiple days. E.g.
a. A setting the scene session
b. Working sessions to develop insights, positions, outcomes, recommendations
c. Conducting interviews
d. A final presentation on outcomes and recommendations
3. In other words, experiment with sessions on the main topics/themes and work as a policy accelerator.
4. Stick to your themes
5. Allow classic workshops only for truly new topics, to set the scene, share knowledge and insights
6. When Youths have an impressive body of work and potential tangible outcomes like in Katowice, it is time to take this work a lot more serious and find a way to integrate it better into the IGF programme.

ID156

Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Smart cities
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: Environmental data, Sustainable development

United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: increased contribution to implementing SDGs

ID157

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Child online safety, Cybersecurity practices, Legal and regulatory issues
Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Access and connectivity, Accessibility, Community networks
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Cryptocurrency, Distributed ledger-blockchain, Internet of Things

United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: By participating in the public debate and works along side with other organizations sharing experiences for a common goal: the fight against climate change and the achievement of a sustainable development. Social progress, environmental balance and economic growth go hand in hand, and that is why we have to contribute to the achievement of the SDGs.
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: A multi-stakeholder governance approach, centred digital cooperation and a working platform for multi-stakeholder collaboration will be an important contributor to the work towards implementing the proposed Global Digital Compact. In this sense, I think it is important to implement an agenda that address the technological aspects of some of the world’s most pressing challenges, for example, people with disabilities, low-income people, migrants and all the minorities who do not yet have an integral access to the Internet.
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: The IGF can promote activities, projects or studies that help to develop human and protect human rights.
Also promoting joint efforts that lead to digital trust, security and stability results.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: I think it would be a plus to be able to organize monthly activities like trainings that help local IGFs to continue to develop and at the same time inspire them and get more people involved.

ID158

Data Governance Issues: Data privacy and protection
Digital Cooperation Issues: IGF organization and role, Internet ethics, Peacetech
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Civil and political rights , Freedom of expression, Human rights

Additional Input: Surveillance by private corporations and states

United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Focus on Goal 16 > Promote peaceful and inclusive societies
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: Connect point 7 (Global Digital Compact) with point 4 of the Common Agenda - namely "Application of human rights online and to frontier issues and new technologies". Discuss advantages and disadvantages of pursing tech-specific regulation (i.e. focussing on the technology and its regulation or ban) versus a protection approach (focussing on the protection of individuals and their human rights).

> Discuss specifically: How to ensure effective implementation of already existing human rights treaties with regards to the internet and new technologies, including access to remedy when harm occurs? Which UN agency could monitor compliance with human rights in the digital age?
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: Focus on action point five - protection of human rights in the digital era > how to ensure effective implementation of human rights?
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: Connect with the people and work already done by the UN Human Rights and Digital Technology Resource Hub: https://www.digitalhub.ohchr.org/
> Build on synergies and exchange of expertise!

ID159

Data Governance Issues: Big Data, Cross-border data flows, Data privacy and protection
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: 5G, Artificial intelligence, Internet of Things
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: E-waste, Supply chain, Sustainable development

Additional Input: the cooperation of emerging technologies
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: The discussion of those thematic areas and issues will benefit the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: The discussion of those thematic areas and issues may accelerate the implementation of existing agreements, including the Sustainable Development Goals.
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: The discussion of those thematic areas and issues will lead to a brighter and more prosperous future for all.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: Please try to give more chances to the people from developing countries.

ID160

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Cybersecurity practices, Legal and regulatory issues, Trust and accountability measures
Data Governance Issues: Cross-border data flows, Data privacy and protection, Data services
Media and Content Issues: Content policy and regulation, Intellectual property, Misinformation

United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: The work of the IGF should educate all stakeholders on the importance of ICT and the role that the internet plays in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The internet is important in enabling access to information and providing resources in education, healthcare, food and security, poverty reduction, among others. The IGF annual meeting should be a platform where these issues and more can be discussed.
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: The IGF’s work can contribute to this by building partnerships and engaging with multiple stakeholders, especially women and youth who are specifically mentioned in the 12 areas of commitment. The IGF annual meeting is an opportunity to build trust and promote accountability for the work of the IGF by being transparent and demonstrating how the work of the IGF promotes “Our Common Agenda”. The IGF should also encourage the organisations it partners with to commit to corporate sustainability initiatives advanced by the UN.
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: The reports and findings from the IGF annual meeting or other sessions should have a broader outreach in order to invite cooperation among those that may not be able to have access to the work of the IGF. Discussions with groups that may not have their opinions heard at the moment will boost digital cooperation and promote the work of the IGF. Engagement with different stakeholders is key in developing and improving the mechanisms in place for digital cooperation. Partnerships with other intergovernmental organisations will also boost digital cooperation.

ID161

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Cyber-diplomacy, Legal and regulatory issues, Trust and accountability measures
Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Access and connectivity, Capacity development
Digital Cooperation Issues: Broadening stakeholder engagement in Internet governance, IGF organization and role, Multistakeholderism and multidisciplinarity

Additional Input: Recent discussions (in the IGF, NRIs and elsewhere) have highlighted the challenges that existing and proposed laws and regulation can pose to the maintenance and operation of a single, un-fragmented global Internet. IGF 2022 should maintain a focus on these intersections, where efforts to address important public policy goals conflict with the requirements of a unified Internet and jeopardise the value obtained from a global, interoperable network of networks.

The modalities of practical multistakeholder governance is also a question of increasing urgency and importance for the global community; the focus on “digital cooperation” should endeavour to move toward documenting and further refining practical approaches to multistakeholder governance at all levels.
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: The IGF should have a central role in developing the Global Digital Compact, and should make efforts to facilitate discussion between all stakeholders, including UN member states, in a transparent, open and inclusive way. The IGF community and its representatives should make clear that a UN-level Global Digital Compact should draw primarily on the work done in the IGF itself, as the UN venue responsible for Internet governance.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: Experience from various remote governance and community processes over the past two years (including the IGF itself) can be leveraged to ensure that the IGF can continue to be more broadly inclusive, while also returning to physical meetings as soon as is viable, which are essential to foster close, personal interaction and collaboration.

The last two years have demonstrated that there is far more that can be done in a virtual environment, in ways that can be more inclusive than previously understood; it has also demonstrated that virtual participation cannot replace face-to-face, personal interaction in all situations, and the immense value to be found in face-to-face networking - as the IGF community returns to modalities that include in-person meetings, the IGF Secretariat and other stakeholders must continue to coordinate efforts to ensure that the privilege of in-person participation is extended to as diverse a group as possible.

The IGF 2021-2022 Stocktaking Synthesis document published in early 2022 includes a number of suggestions that would help to achieve this, including:
- Maintain the MAG Working Group dedicated to realising effective hybrid IGF events
- Ensure that the preparatory processes (including MAG selection) begin as early as possible and allow for as much input and awareness as possible
- Continue to innovate in relation to “intersessional” events and ensure that they are integral to IGF discussions and outputs

Each of these could usefully contribute to a hybrid model that is effective for all participants and contributes to IGF outputs that are of value to Internet-related governance efforts in all venues.

ID162

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Cybersecurity practices, Legal and regulatory issues, Trust and accountability measures
Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Accessibility, Capacity development, Community networks
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: 5G, Artificial intelligence, Cryptocurrency

Additional Input: 1. Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity: In line with the focus areas of the NIGF in the previous year and recommendations from the NIGF2021, this sub thematic area if selected can help deepen discussions on the issue of Accessibility and Meaningful connectivity. Accessibility, Capacity Development and Community Networks (Infrastructure) are the most important sub-themes in our region

2. Cybersecurity and Trust: As the influence of technology in our daily lives rises, more devices and more networks rise as well. This boom has also increased the risk of cyberattacks and privacy issues which can in turn affect the Lives, Businesses, Governments and economy of entire countries. As a result of this, Nigeria should look at engaging discussions which provide recommendations and roadmaps in ensuring the cybersecurity and integrity of our nation.

3. Emerging Technologies and Innovation issues also take center stage in our country as the 5G technology is on the rise. Artificial Intelligence, Cryptocurrency and Internet of Things are new technologies that the Nigerian Economy has to maximize.

ID163

Data Governance Issues: Big Data, Cross-border data flows, Data privacy and protection
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Digital identity, Human rights, Jurisdiction and dispute resolution
Media and Content Issues: Content policy and regulation, Intellectual property, Local content and multilingualism

Additional Input: Look at issues of "trust" and "rights" across thematic issues like cybersecurity, content, IP, etc.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: Don't make every session have to be hybrid, allow for all-remote or all in-person as well as hybrid. Don't make people jump through hoops on how they will be "partcipatory" or "inclusive" during sessions because for all the ideas provided, the technology and hybrid format did not really let much of that take place. Try to get different themes in conversation with each other to look at interrelatedness

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Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Access and connectivity, Accessibility, Marginalized and vulnerable groups
Data Governance Issues: Big Data, Cross-border data flows, Data privacy and protection
Digital Cooperation Issues: Broadening stakeholder engagement in Internet governance, International cooperation, Multistakeholderism and multidisciplinarity

United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: Convene multistakeholder consultations both ahead and at the UN IGF on subjects under consideration by the UNSG’s Our Common Agenda proposals.
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: Organise open meetings between IGF stakeholders and UN Tech Envoy to provide clarity on next steps of the Roadmap and its relation to UNSG’s Our Common Agenda proposals including the proposed Global Digital Compact.

We would also envisage a plenary discussion on the input the UN IGF could make to the developing material ahead of the UNGA discussions on WSIS+20.

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Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Child online safety, Encryption, Hate speech
Data Governance Issues: Cross-border data flows, Data privacy and protection, Data services
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Artificial intelligence, Augmented Reality, Cryptocurrency

Additional Input: As we continue to see the IGF lend its unique bottom-up multistakeholder approach to the timely deliberation of internet policy topics, we are pleased to recommend that this include grappling with the most pertinent and emerging issues in 2022.

We recommend that the following thematic areas and issues be included in the IGF’s 2022 approach; Cybersecurity and Trust (Child online safety, Encryption, Hate speech); Emerging Technologies and Innovation (Artificial intelligence, Augmented reality, Cryptocurrency); and, Data Governance (Cross-border data flows, Data privacy and regulation, Data services).

The metaverse is perhaps the most notable internet technology development of the past year, as we saw public plans and concrete initiatives of a range of stakeholders to develop meteverse applications and technologies rolled out. We suggest that what is a timely and important IGF conversation about the many aspects of metaverse development be nested within the Augmented Reality issue under the Emerging Technologies and Innovation theme.

This will allow for a broad multistakeholder IGF conversation to begin about the many issues metaverse development raises. This includes privacy, inclusion, accessibility, content, and safety issues, as well as several "rights" frameworks, e.g. around children's rights, digital identity, freedom of expression, etc., that would be useful for the IGF to consider . Bringing this topic to the 2022 IGF agenda would, we are confident, see a number of interested actors come together to develop workshop proposals, main sessions, or other IGF platforms for driving policy discussion in this important emerging space. This could include the IGF reflecting on the metaverse in a more human-centric and holistic way, ensuring policy discussions on the metaverse include important civil society voices.

As part of Cybersecurity and Trust, we recommend a discourse on the role encryption plays in helping guarantee people’s right to privacy and free expression. This includes protecting sensitive communications -- and in many cases the physical safety -- of human rights defenders and other vulnerable populations like whistleblowers, journalists, domestic abuse victims, and dissidents around the world, especially women. Discussing encryption at the IGF would also be an opportunity to highlight how international human rights organizations and governments can better protect these groups by supporting end-to-end encryption, and, in the context of rising state-sponsored spyware, discussing the growing trend of overreaching surveillance and encroachments on freedom of expression.

We also encourage the addition of open internet/internet fragmentation as an issue under Digital Cooperation. As you know, it is a very important and timely issue - at the heart of the IGF’s brief and it is critical that it is tackled specifically in a discussion.

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Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Cyber-diplomacy, Cybersecurity practices

Additional Input: Global multistakeholder collaboration is needed to secure our shared open source software infrastructure. In addition to the role for states, software developers need to be able to contribute to software projects globally and infrastructure providers, including package managers, should establish norms around the responsible reporting and timely remediation of security vulnerabilities.

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Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Algorithms, Disinformation
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Children’s rights online, Democracy, Freedom of expression
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Artificial intelligence

Additional Input: Human rights due diligence is critically important for IGF and all those who participate in it.
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: The critical importance of the role of the digital world for advancing economic and social rights (to health, education and more) requires much more work as does the integration of ESG and human rights agendas via the UN's Global Compact.
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: UN and private sector have a long way to go to strengthen their coordination in operational response to misuse and abuse of social media platforms at country level.

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Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Cyber attacks and cyber conflict, Cyber-diplomacy, Cybersecurity practices
Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Access and connectivity, Accessibility, Capacity development
Data Governance Issues: Cross-border data flows, Data privacy and protection

Additional Input: IGF 2022 should retain the practice of 2019 and 2020 of limiting the thematic focus to a handful (preferably 3, maximum 4) of priority tracks. Priority issues should, to the extent possible, reflect on impactful policy discussion at the top of the agenda of the international community, and strive to contribute to workstreams underway in other prominent international fora. Intersessional work should align with these priorities to support informed discussions and incentivize collaboration. Other issues could be considered as a secondary part of the program. A multi-year plan of priority versus secondary topics could be discussed.

In terms of topics of interest of priority, the IGF should focus on
1. Creating enabling policy environments to scale up investments in ICT and innovation to deliver meaningful connectivity to everyone everywhere
A robust digital ecosystem is a pre-requisite for the digital transformation that is driving, and will continue to drive, economic development. This depends on (1) ubiquitous and affordable Internet access, (2) applications, services, and relevant content for the user and (3) the ability of users to understand, use and in turn create content. The key to facilitate the establishment of such an ecosystem is supporting investment in infrastructure, encouraging the production of locally relevant content and empowering all groups and communities to access, use and produce content. Further conversation is needed about how various stakeholders (governments, businesses, organizations) can work together to incentivize investment and promote innovation. Another important topic that requires stakeholder collaboration to identify and implement new approaches is in the financing of projects that will deploy meaningful connectivity in unserved areas.

2. Ensuring free flow of data across borders with trust
Data transfers are estimated to contribute $2.8 trillion to global GDP—a share that exceeds the global trade in goods and is expected to grow to $11 trillion by 2025. This value is shared by traditional industries like agriculture, logistics, and manufacturing, which realise 75% of the value of the data transfers. Resilient economies and societal well-being depend on the trusted and uninterrupted flow of data between countries, as it was also highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Allowing these flows to continue is essential to the efficient functioning of our increasingly interconnected economies and societies.
Trust and confidence – between states, between states and technology companies and between them and civil society – is what safeguards this interconnectedness. In order to build trust and confidence, the IGF could help identify the concerns and priorities of the actors involved as well as increase knowledge and understanding of different policy and regulatory frameworks. Conversations in this topic could include data protection and privacy, data access and sharing, data localization, data governance etc.

3. Promoting shared understanding and action by all stakeholders to implement comprehensive cybersecurity frameworks.
Cyberattacks continue to proliferate in number and sophistication across the globe. Neither the public nor the private sector can combat this ever-growing trend of cyberthreats on their own. Governments, in collaboration with all stakeholders, must take action to control and help reverse the tide of deteriorating cybersecurity and cyber safety conditions, and fully implement international and national instruments and take ambitious and concrete actions including:
- upholding commitments to international law and norms of responsible state behaviour in cyberspace,
- bolstering cross-border cooperation to effectively tackle cybercrime,
- implementing and enforcing legal instruments that deter malicious cyber activity and
- curtailing the proliferation of offensive cyber tools, instruments and cyberweapons.
Discussions at IGF should explore these topics to promote collaboration, build awareness of vulnerabilities and incidents and to increase resilience against complex threats.
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Since IGF output documents provide comprehensive, top-level highlights of all the IGF workshops, these documents should be brought to the attention of the relevant UN offices following elements of the 2030 Agenda. It should be noted that the many workshops focused on capacity building and development present useful metrics and case studies that demonstrate progress or gaps in realizing the 2030 SDGs – these might be relevant resource for the work of these organizations.
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: Given its global reach and convening power, as well as the breadth of knowledge and experience collected throughout the years, the IGF should be a relevant driver of the development of the Global Digital Compact.

The 2021 and 2022 IGF output documents might be cited as a resource documents that feature top-line conclusions from all of the workshops as well as the plenaries. The output documents could also include contact information to contributing stakeholders, should there need to be any follow-up on substantive contributions.

Throughout the 2022 IGF cycle a process for community input to the Global Digital Compact should be established (consultation, roundtables, comments on proposed topics or drafts, etc.). This would foster a bottom-up approach through which all stakeholders could participate on equal grounds. This is not only relevant for the quality of the final outcome, but would also to ensure buy-in from all stakeholders necessary for its future implementation.


At the IGF 2022 annual meeting there should be a plenary / town hall that enables IGF participants – especially long-term participants – to discuss how the work of the IGF can and should inform development of the Global Digital Compact.
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: For the past 16 years the IGF has discussed extensively many of the topics covered by the Secretary-General’s Roadmap. A compendium, or analysis of these discussions, reports and resources might be a welcome contribution to the further implementation of the Roadmap.

Furthermore, since a key element of the Roadmap involves IGF improvements, there should be a plenary Town Hall to enable discussion about the progress in implementing IGF improvements and on next steps necessary to implement improvement suggestions left pending. The would-be IGF Leadership Panel should participate in such a Town Hall to engage directly with stakeholders so the Panel’s decisions and recommendations, in turn, would be informed by bottom-up stakeholder input. A Town Hall format that enables the broader stakeholder community to engage directly with members of the Leadership Panel help to correct the impression that the Panel operates in a top-down manner, disconnected from the stakeholder audience that has supported the IGF since its inception.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: Given the continued global health crisis and persisting domestic turbulence in the 2022 host country, we urge the IGF Secretariat and UN DESA to carefully consider the possibility to hosting IGF 2022 as originally planned and make a final decision on the location and dates of the annual event as soon as possible, but no later than six months ahead of the event.

As the hybrid format has notable benefits for accessibility and participation, organizers should consider retaining (elements of) this format. Even once full in-person events return, session organisers should be encouraged to include remote participants where that helps provide a geographic or policy perspective not necessarily possible because some relevant experts do not have the time and / or money to travel to an overseas meeting. Benefitting from the experiences of the virtual IGF in 2020 and the hybrid IGF in 2021 we should increasingly think in terms of hybrid events that will allow for a broader range of people to participate.

Agenda:
A more focused set of topics and policy questions would be preferred to support a more streamlined agenda, with session formats that allow for greater participation from non-panel members. The IGF should not have more than four tracks with clear, concise and easily understandable themes that do not overlap.

Planning process:
There is an increasing need for a clear and easily understandable process, through which the community can contribute to the IGF agenda in a bottom-up fashion. A calendar and a visual representation of the process should be made public to outline the planning cycle for the IGF in a simple, yet comprehensive format, to illustrate the agenda and programme-setting process and mark deadlines and engagement points for the community.

The IGF community is accustomed to and comfortable with “IGF week,” and that model should be continued. It is more impactful in terms of messaging. A phased approach risks losing momentum and diluting important messages needed to inform the UN’s work on the Global Digital Compact, the Roadmap for Digital Cooperation, and the 2030 Agenda.

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Digital Cooperation Issues: Broadening stakeholder engagement in Internet governance, IGF organization and role, Multistakeholderism and multidisciplinarity
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Economic, social, and cultural rights , Gender rights and freedoms, Societal challenges
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: Circularity and transparency, Climate change, Sustainable development

Additional Input: In relation to Rights and Freedoms, gendered disinformation targets not only women, but also feminist struggles and gendered discourse. In practice, it is used to silence women, to push them to self-censorship, and to restrict their civic space. The situation is even more striking from an intersectionality lens. Female political leaders and activists from racial, ethnic, religious or other minority groups are targeted far more often than their white colleagues. Research and debate on disinformation generally lacks a focus on the differentiated impacts of disinformation on women and gender non-conforming individuals. In contrast, many disinformation campaigns specifically target women and the LGBTQ+ community, women human rights defenders and journalists and their struggles. In this context, the IGF has a key role to play to address from the perspective of different stakeholders and from a governance lens, the many questions remain unanswered or under explored in relation to the intersections between online gender-based violence and gendered disinformation, between gendered disinformation and the broader context of disinformation and between gendered disinformation and freedom of expression:
Why exactly do we need to distinguish gendered disinformation from these other challenges? What are the pros and cons of doing so? What are the drivers, dimensions, dynamics and directions of gendered disinformation? How to ensure freedom of expression is not illegitimately restricted in actions aimed at addressing gendered disinformation? What are the concrete policy recommendations that arise from that analysis?

In addition, The IGF is well placed to raise awareness and build capacity around the value of incorporating a gender perspective into cybersecurity policies and to promote the incorporation of such a perspective into cybersecurity national policies, laws, and strategies so that these policies respect the rights of women and they are able to identify and respond to their differentiated cybersecurity needs. These are some questions that should guide both the structuring of sessions and that can also guide the selection of workshop proposals for cybersecurity related conversations at the IGF in 2022:
- Why incorporating a gender perspective into cybersecurity public policies is important?
- How a gender-sensitive vision and definition of cybersecurity should look like?
- How existing international standards and norms on human rights/women's rights and privacy and security in the digital age can be incorporated into the development and implementation of national cybersecurity policies?
- How policies that seek to protect critical infrastructure can incorporate gender dimensions?
- How cybersecurity capacity-building should be developed to be gender-sensitive, inclusive, and non-discriminatory?
- How policies should consider the possible gendered impacts of cyber incidents? (both at the development and in their implementation)
- How to meaningfully engage and work with all stakeholders to understand the impact of cyber incidents on women?
- How to mainstream gender across all stages of cybersecurity policymaking?
- How to develop, review, implement and strengthen gender-responsive cybersecurity policies?
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: APC considers that the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a platform for identifying viable ways to shape, sustain and strengthen global digital cooperation, not only for universalising digital inclusion, but to mobilise collective intelligence and the potential of multistakeholder collaboration and action to respond to the persistent and emerging challenges in the digital age, including the environmental crisis. It is a key piece of the UN system, as well as the internet governance and digital cooperation ecosystems. It is expected that 2022 will be a critical year to set the tone for the development of both digital cooperation and internet governance for the next decade. The IGF should be strengthened as a platform conducive to improving coordination and cooperation in global internet governance and global digital cooperation, building on its achievements. In particular, it should build linkages with the process related to the development of the Global Digital Compact. We recommend that a space and mechanism is created as part of the IGF Intersessional dynamic to collect input from the IGF community about this issue. We expect that the new Leadership Panel of the 2022 and 2023 IGF cycles as well as the IGF Expert Group Meeting will contribute to consolidating the IGF as a platform for identifying viable ways to shape, sustain and strengthen global digital cooperation by reinforcing and raising the profile of the IGF within the UN system, working hand in hand with the MAG, to complement its efforts. The IGF has been and continues to be a key space to tackle the ways in which regulation should happen towards effective digital cooperation, and to sustain policy dialogue around the current and future challenges to shape genuine and effective democratic global digital governance. Extensive multistakeholder discussions should guide any further developments.
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: APC believes it is important to promote strategic discussions concerning its future and the future of global internet governance more broadly, so that these processes can lead to an internet governance that contributes to social, gender and environmental justice and human rights. In October 2020, when the UNSG announced the launching of Roadmap for Digital Cooperation as the main outcome of the outcome of the High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation, the creation of a UN Tech Envoy position was also announced as a way “to ensure greater coordination between UN agencies, advise the senior leadership of the United Nations on key trends in technology and serve as an advocate and focal point for digital cooperation – so that Member States, the technology industry, civil society and other stakeholders have a first port of call for the broader United Nations system.” When the position was initially announced, APC along with other organisations set out the aspirations of non-State actors engaged in the Digital Cooperation process concerning the guiding principles, profile, roles and responsibilities, and working methods of the UN Tech Envoy, based on the conviction that the role is crucial to promoting improved coordination and synergy among different spaces and processes concerning internet governance and global digital cooperation.
https://www.apc.org/en/pubs/non-state-stakeholders-position-paper-un-tech-envoy

We believe the role offers a unique opportunity to make significant progress in the application of the multistakeholder principles and approach by bringing together member states, the technology industry, civil society and other stakeholders to work with the mandate. We also expressed our interest in establishing a dynamic of dialogue and collaboration with the Envoy in relation to the setting up of the mandate’s agenda and work plan.

Few weeks ago, the UN has renewed the call to fill the position of the SG's Envoy on Technology. We would like to take this opportunity of the renewed call to reinforce our views and aspirations in relation to the position and the profile of the candidates:
https://www.apc.org/en/pubs/civil-society-stakeholders-position-modalities-appointment-un-tech-envoy
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: 1. Preparatory processes and the hybrid model
Because of the proven value of the expanded preparatory process adopted in 2021, it would be important to maintain it in 2022. We recommend that the preparatory process start earlier this year to allow more time between the various activities and avoid concentrating them in the weeks prior to the annual event. Greater attention to the diverse possible connections with NRIs and with the
intersessional processes would be welcome.
The design of the hybrid agenda and event should also start as early as possible in 2022, addressing the challenges experienced in 2021 and allocating time for a testing period aimed at finding the most suitable solutions for them.
APC considers that the IGF is a key platform for identifying viable ways to shape, sustain and strengthen global digital cooperation, not only for universalising digital inclusion, but to mobilise collective intelligence and the potential of multistakeholder collaboration and action to respond to the persistent and emerging challenges in the digital age, including the environmental crisis. In that
sense, the IGF continues to be the only multistakeholder process that can establish more accountable, inclusive, participatory and effective global digital cooperation among all stakeholders, building on its historical strengths and achievements, such as gender balance, multistakeholderism and decentralised structure, with the organisation of national/regional IGFs (NRIs). The hybrid model should be designed and implemented in a way that contributes to strengthening the IGF as a process and strengthens inclusiveness and balanced participation, particularly of stakeholders from the global South.
In that sense, we strongly recommend that in 2022, the virtual modality component of the hybrid model should be adopted as the primary parameter for the design of the IGF and in that way to increase possibilities to capture and build on last year’s experience. The IGF organisers should privilege the remote modality until the pandemic is under control in all parts of the world. The MAG should also keep open the mechanisms for working in collaboration with civil society organisations who have been systematising approaches, experiences and guidelines for designing and planning online and hybrid events, aimed at ensuring successful, inclusive and balanced meetings.

We also recommend that measures be taken to effectively tackle the issue of time zones and connectivity costs. Adopting the host country time as the single standard will again significantly limit participation of those based in incompatible time zones. We recommend that measures also be adopted to ensure access to a data support scheme, in addition to the usual travel support offered, to
ensure participation is affordable to all, especially people from countries where broadband connectivity
is not the default and data packages are expensive. APC remains fully committed to participating in the discussion and implementation of ideas, structures, methodologies and technologies to ensure a meaningful hybrid event and contribute to reinforcing participation during all phases of the IGF process in 2022 towards making it a more open, inclusive and globally relevant process.
Despite the challenges, it was crucial to have the MAG working group on hybrid event thinking ahead of the annual meeting. We suggest that it continue to convene and to build on lessons learned from the 2021 edition, and to work towards inserting an improved hybrid component into the future edition of the IGF in a more consistent way. We urge the MAG to consider proposing a vision of a hybrid model for global policy processes and events – designed intentionally in this new context – working with the experience and learning from
the 2021 edition, in collaboration with stakeholders in the IGF community with relevant experience, expertise and resources to contribute to that end. The IGF could make a much needed contribution to the policy process ecosystem by offering a resource of that type.

2. Overall programme
Limiting the number of sessions/workshops accepted to be part of the agenda of the annual event should be accompanied by actions aimed at improving the flow of the sessions within thematic tracks. Having a daily broad issue guiding the conversations and connecting the discussions would be an option to consider.
The selection process and curation of workshop proposals and the process of organising sessions should take into account the imperative need to listen more to communities that are affected by the issues. The IGF should use as many opportunities as possible to bring voices from the ground and find alternative ways to use translation to ensure that the lack of it does not become a factor of exclusion.

3. Inclusion, diversity and safety
Some sessions confronted difficult situations provoked by Zoom “bombings”. The IGF could consider producing a security guide for IGF sessions. It could also consider improving communications and ways to offer information about how to optimise the use of other mechanisms to follow and participate in the sessions, including YouTube and other platforms. We also felt there was a lack of adequate communication with organisers of sessions. While technical support worked well during the sessions, there was no information provided to organisers that would help them in prior planning for their sessions. We would recommend considering how to more
effectively engage organisers in order to make the hybrid model work better. Meanwhile, due to the unpredictable developments of the pandemic, there is a real possibility that visa and mobility restrictions will be even more rampant in 2022. All the necessary consideration should be given to people from the global South to facilitate their meaningful participation and engagement with
the face-to-face component of the IGF. The host country should be chosen carefully assuming that they will provide the necessary assistance in a timely and transparent manner to all participants. The IGF Secretariat should start sending out names of participants who need visas to relevant diplomatic representations as early as possible, and better and more effective support for visa applications should be provided, ensuring the fewest possible administrative hurdles to justify the need for travel.

ID170

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Child online safety, Cyber attacks and cyber conflict, Legal and regulatory issues
Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Access and connectivity, Capacity development, Community networks
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: Climate change, E-waste, Environmental data


ID171

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Child online safety, Encryption, Hate speech
Data Governance Issues: Cross-border data flows, Data privacy and protection, Data services
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Artificial intelligence, Augmented Reality, Cryptocurrency

Additional Input: As we continue to see the IGF lend its unique bottom-up multistakeholder approach to the timely deliberation of internet policy topics, we are pleased to recommend that this include grappling with the most pertinent and emerging issues in 2022.

We recommend that the following thematic areas and issues be included in the IGF’s 2022 approach; Cybersecurity and Trust (Child online safety, Encryption, Hate speech); Emerging Technologies and Innovation (Artificial intelligence, Augmented reality, Cryptocurrency); and, Data Governance (Cross-border data flows, Data privacy and regulation, Data services).

The metaverse is perhaps the most notable internet technology development of the past year, as we saw public plans and concrete initiatives of a range of stakeholders to develop meteverse applications and technologies rolled out. We suggest that what is a timely and important IGF conversation about the many aspects of metaverse development be nested within the Augmented Reality issue under the Emerging Technologies and Innovation theme.

This will allow for a broad multistakeholder IGF conversation to begin about the many issues metaverse development raises. This includes privacy, inclusion, accessibility, content, and safety issues, as well as several "rights" frameworks, e.g. around children's rights, digital identity, freedom of expression, etc., that would be useful for the IGF to consider . Bringing this topic to the 2022 IGF agenda would, we are confident, see a number of interested actors come together to develop workshop proposals, main sessions, or other IGF platforms for driving policy discussion in this important emerging space. This could include the IGF reflecting on the metaverse in a more human-centric and holistic way, ensuring policy discussions on the metaverse include important civil society voices.

As part of Cybersecurity and Trust, we recommend a discourse on the role encryption plays in helping guarantee people’s right to privacy and free expression. This includes protecting sensitive communications -- and in many cases the physical safety -- of human rights defenders and other vulnerable populations like whistleblowers, journalists, domestic abuse victims, and dissidents around the world, especially women. Discussing encryption at the IGF would also be an opportunity to highlight how international human rights organizations and governments can better protect these groups by supporting end-to-end encryption, and, in the context of rising state-sponsored spyware, discussing the growing trend of overreaching surveillance and encroachments on freedom of expression.

We also encourage the addition of open internet/internet fragmentation as an issue under Digital Cooperation. As you know, it is a very important and timely issue - at the heart of the IGF’s brief and it is critical that it is tackled specifically in a discussion.


ID172

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Child online safety, Disinformation
Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Marginalized and vulnerable groups, Youth engagement
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: E-waste, Sustainable development

United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Try to focus more on practical conclusions and action ideas

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Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Child online safety, Cyber attacks and cyber conflict
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Civil and political rights , Democracy, Freedom of expression
Media and Content Issues: Citizen journalism, Misinformation

Additional Input: We propose to have our contribution on the coming IGF by running and facilitating the sessions related to digital affairs and cyber security by our team and alumni.

We suggest to have regional divisions like Eastern Europe and Western Balkans where the above mentioned issues have a perculiar presence.

We have 10 year experience in working with 12 countries from EaP and Western Balkans in the areas of digital affairs, cyber security and geopoitics.

Having taken part in IGF we are confident that we can offer high quality and thought provoking discussions. For more information about WEASA please, visit our website: www.weasa.org.

You can also reach us by writing directly to me, WEASA Coordinator: [email protected]

Thank you for your time to consider our offer.

Warm regards,
Tatevik
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Promote less individualism more community thinking.
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: The focus should be on creating more trust between the civil societies all over the world as they can play a huge role.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: We would propose to have more interaction with the audience not just simple Q&A.
The workshops could themselves generate policy paper guidelines later.

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Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: Climate change, Environmental data, Sustainable development

Additional Input: Title: Understanding Energy use and promoting health practices in rural/peri-urban communities in Africa. Why ? (Problem Statement).
- Biomass in high use in rural communities
- Alternative energy for fuel not often feasible or sustainable
- Evidence about negative health effects of biomass use exists
- Safer use practices have not yet been identified.
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Goals are:
✓ Understanding the role of firewood as an energy resource among the target groups.
✓ Investigating background health related problems in relation to firewood and others solid fuels use.
✓ Exploring perceptions on health risks and avoidance strategies.
✓ Developing safer practical strategies that are affordable and adaptable.

ID175

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Cyber attacks and cyber conflict, Cybersecurity practices, Legal and regulatory issues
Digital Cooperation Issues: International cooperation, Internet ethics, Multistakeholderism and multidisciplinarity
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: Circularity and transparency, Environmental data, Sustainable development

Additional Input: Human rights and civil liberties are essential cross-cutting questions in connection with trust, security and sustainable development.

ID176

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Cyber attacks and cyber conflict, Cybersecurity practices, Internet of Things
Digital Cooperation Issues: IGF organization and role, International cooperation, Internet ethics
Economic and Development Issues: E-commerce and e-trade, E-Government, Future of work

Additional Input: OK for now.
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: As suggested above, the maximum exposure is given of IGF and its activities in order to attract the best minds on the discussion for UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: Giving the maximum exposure to IGF and its activities, in order to attract a lot of experts to contribute to the growth of discussion on UN Secretary General's Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments. .
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: I will suggest that the maximum exposure is given to IGF in order to attract the best minds global to help make contributions to the UN Secretary General's Roadmap for Digital Cooperation.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: Well I will suggest a hybrid (online and off-line) approach is adopted for the participation of the IGF event in December, 2022.

ID177

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Child online safety
Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Access and connectivity
Digital Cooperation Issues: Broadening stakeholder engagement in Internet governance

Additional Input: Adjacent technologies to deliver the digital economy.
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: The annual IGF meeting policy questions and recommendations should relate to the process of achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: The UN Sectary General's OUR COMMON AGENDA AND and its 12 commitments are very gamine to the IGF discussions and debate. and should be mainstreamed into the IGF main and inter-sessional work/sessions during the annual meetings.
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: The Road Map is already being implemented by the UNDESA and should continue to future as a thematic Area of the annual IGF
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: The current hybrid format of the IGF looks good. However, workshop proposers should be given the option of holding fully online sessions which can happen months or weeks before the main IGF days. In that way, some workshops would be concluded and many clashes of the sessions would be reduced on the Schedules of the annual IGF.

ID178

Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Capacity development, Education online
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Democracy, Freedom of expression
Media and Content Issues: Local content and multilingualism

Additional Input: Multilinguism is key for digital inclusion

ID179

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Cyber attacks and cyber conflict, Legal and regulatory issues, Trust and accountability measures
Digital Cooperation Issues: International cooperation, Internet ethics, Multistakeholderism and multidisciplinarity
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: Circularity and transparency, Environmental data, Sustainable development

Additional Input: The role and place of the end-users in the multistakholder system

ID180

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Disinformation
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Digital citizenship
Media and Content Issues: Local content and multilingualism

Additional Input: child on line protection is also a crucial issue that need to be investigate further. The impact of the new UN revision of the Children rights charter.
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Conclusions of all IGF events that have mentioned one or more SDG goals within their remits, need to be conveyed to UN responsibles for those goals for being considered and eventually included in the action plans.
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: could re-organize the calendar of the IGF around the 12 commitments, grouping all initiatives related to those commitments and reporting the conclusions from the discussions to the Global Digital Compact.
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: UNSG needs to address to IGF prior to the event a number of questions on which a multistakeholder consultation is desirable or needed. and IGF will provide -after the event- the requested answers in form of opinions or recommendations, précising the level of consensus gathered for each of these positions and reporting the eventual dissenting opinions.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: I insist on the need to structure the IGF's programme taking in account the calendar of the main IG initiative going on in other fora, such as international treaties, open consultations, special sessions of IGO dedicated to the Internet Governance issues.

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Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Access and connectivity, Gender inclusion, Marginalized and vulnerable groups
Data Governance Issues: Big Data, Data privacy and protection, Data services
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Children’s rights online, Digital citizenship, Freedom of expression

Additional Input: The indicated issues are in line with Brazilian IGF community's main discussions.
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: The availability, stability and use of the Internet is essential for the improvement of many of the SDGs indicators. It should be noted that despite the outstanding efforts undertaken by the IGF Secretariat, the technological infrastructure, tools and processes that enable remote participation at the IGF could be enhanced and upgraded, especially considering the participation of Global South, African, least developed, landlocked developing countries and small island developing States. This also has a link with the achievement of the SDGs and the UN SG to reach the “Our Common Agenda” objectives, as stated above.
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: In order to support the UN SG to reach the “Our Common Agenda” objectives to accelerate the achievements of the SDGs, the initiatives involving the IGF community and the UN could be undertaken in a more coherent way, with recognized established links between them over the time. Some of the objectives related to the IGF agenda should be permanently communicated to the IGF community, in different formats. A main session addressing this topic (“How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments, particularly the Global Digital Compact?”) could bring up different stakeholders who are able to move this initiative forward inside the IGF community, in a bottom-up perspective.
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: It is important to reinforce that some of the aspects presented by the UN HLPDC report – and as previously pointed out in the inputs sent by CGI.br on October 2019 to the Consultation on the IGF Plus proposed model – have already been envisioned by the Tunis agenda, e.g. Paragraph 73, which proposes means of collaboration between the IGF and other Internet-related fora. Therefore it is important to uphold those principles and seek to effectively deploy previously envisioned processes within the IGF. 

The IGF arena must be framed as a permanent digital cooperation mechanism, in a way that broader and also more specific permanent tracks could be strengthened and reinforced, so as to build processes and approaches that could produce more tangible and appropriate outcomes. Dynamic coalitions, best practice forums and other ad-hoc or new tracks to be created should have a leading role in the overall scope of activities, whereby the annual event's program is a very important space but not the sole goal of the IGF.

Permanent assessment of proposed and newly created structures is absolutely necessary to keep track of the evolution of the model and to be able to analyze and assert if they are being able to respond to the challenges inherent to the digital ecosystem, and also if they are fulfilling the roles they were created for within the digital cooperation framework
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: Some improvements could be made to leverage the event’s “usability” in general, making it more friendly to all participants, be those more familiar with the IGF tracks or those that are newcomers. These include, but are not limited to:

- An earlier definition of the dates and host/venue for the event;
- A greater incentive to workshop organizers in terms of communication of their activities. This could happen by putting up new tools for promoting activities, offering training to interested organizers, or either assembling some staff support for that, even if only for a short period close to the event, among other potential strategies;
- The online registration process could be reviewed in order to make it easier and more friendly to participants, especially newcomers. The new website was very welcome in this sense. The same goes for the ways in which people organize themselves (Interactive Schedule) and access to online sessions (procedures for receiving the session links). 

ID182

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Cyber attacks and cyber conflict, Encryption, Legal and regulatory issues

Additional Input: - Evolution of the international Internet governance system
- Prevention of Internet fragmentation
- Coordination of national Internet regulation at the international level
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: The IGF should prepare practical recommendations for its implementation, these recommendations should be supported by all states and be mandatory for implementation
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: It is necessary to prepare a set of international agreements in the field of the digital economy to implement the recommendations for Digital Cooperation
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: The IGF should not only be a discussion forum, but also have practical tools for preparing recommendations on Internet governance and the development of the digital economy

ID183

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Legal and regulatory issues, Trust and accountability measures
Economic and Development Issues: E-commerce and e-trade, Markets, Over-the-top services
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Distributed ledger-blockchain

Additional Input: The concerns of Gen Z and Millennials should be factored into ongoing IGF discussions. As discussed in INTA's 2021 IGF Lightning Session, recent studies by INTA illuminate trends across youth from very different geopolitical locations with respect to their self-image, online purchasing decisions, and concerns for sustainability and social inclusion. As a result to calls to action from our session participants, we are submitting our recommendations for IGF thematic development for 2022.

1. Trust and ethics are important for Gen Z and Millennials: how does this affect internet governance?
According to INTA's research, Gen Z and Millennials trust and feel connected to brands and Gen Z believe that brands should be accessible and moral. Policy discussions should address to what extent do ethics impact youth views and trust in online commerce? Our data suggests that 68% of Gen Zers trust brands more than their governments. In what ways does this Gen Z attitude influence Internet Governance policy development and how can we work most effectively to ensure that internet policy development addresses the concerns of Gen Z.

2. Emerging technologies and their impact on Gen Z: is blockchain another way to build trust for Gen Z, a generation of digital natives?

According to INTA's study, 1/3 of respondents from Gen Z and Millennials them would worry products are counterfeit. Could blockchain non-fungible tokens (NFTs) help reduce counterfeiting and thereby bring increased trust from Gen Z and Millennials using the Internet? And in that way, could blockchain systems, which allow for enhanced controls over authenticity, be used to make the Internet more secure and safer for Gen Z and Millennials, thereby increasing their trust in the government mechanisms behind the Internet? At the same time, blockchains are beginning to be used to create a separate domain system supported by private industry and outside of the norms of current internet governance structures, the so-called “blockchain domains”. Whether or not government actors move to regulate these private blockchain domains has yet to be seen. Should these domains be regulated and, if so, how?

Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: The IGF 2022 Schedule was robust and the technology worked well once accessed. However, the scheduling feature itself was difficult to follow and not easy to learn. Many participants had to request the direct links from the organizers. Perhaps there is a way to simplify the schedule and online procedures for access? This would ease the burden on the participants and the staff. Adding a note of praise and thank you to the IGF Secretariat staff who were very quick to respond to questions regarding access to sessions. A simpler, more direct system would benefit all.

ID184

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Child online safety, Cybersecurity practices, Encryption
Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Access and connectivity, Education online, Youth engagement
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: Climate change, E-waste, Sustainable development


ID185

Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Access and connectivity, Accessibility, Gender inclusion
Digital Cooperation Issues: International cooperation, Multistakeholderism and multidisciplinarity, Peacetech
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Democracy, Digital citizenship, Freedom of expression

Additional Input: Also:
- Emerging Technologies and Innovation
- Elections and new technologies
- Digital transformation in public sector: local governments
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: It is necessary to show results. The agenda and goals must not just remain on paper.
It is necessary to share and give visibility to good practices.
It is necessary to identify testimonials that show their successful experiences.
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: Discussions on these issues should be broader, first at the local level in each country. Then elevate the discussion to the global level within the framework of the United Nations. It is necessary to share more content, easy-to-understand audiovisual material, so that the different populations understand its importance and the relevance of their participation.

It is also necessary to create alliances with different stakeholders and experts committed to these issues to support their dissemination in different spaces.
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: Discussions on these issues should be broader, first at the local level in each country. Then elevate the discussion to the global level within the framework of the United Nations. It is necessary to share more content, easy-to-understand audiovisual material, so that the different populations understand its importance and the relevance of their participation.

It is also necessary to create alliances with different stakeholders and experts committed to these issues to support their dissemination in different spaces.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: Let's think about getting back to normal soon and let's plan a next IGF in person.

ID186

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Cybersecurity practices, Legal and regulatory issues, Trust and accountability measures
Data Governance Issues: Cross-border data flows, Data privacy and protection
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Children’s rights online, Digital citizenship, Human rights

Additional Input: In the APrIGF community input, several responses highlighted the importance of child online safety. There was support for themes and topics related to greater promotion of baseline national and regional data relating to access, digital literacy and online safety experiences/challenges facing various vulnerable and marginalised groups. Digital citizenship was another topic that appeared in many responses, especially in the context of the pandemic where many countries have endeavored to expand government and civic services online. The pandemic also underscored the need for Universal Access, Digital Cooperation and how economic issues interrelate with the Internet.
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Strong, ethical, democratic and sustainable governance of the Internet will in turn render the Internet better able to support the Sustainable Development Goals and rights of all people. Sustainability is crucial in national, regional and sectoral planning of the global effects and outcomes of technology and its innovations. Awareness about the environmental impact of the increasing demand for electricity and electronic devices using the Internet could support the necessary sustainable transformation of our societies. In this regard the PNE in the previous IGF cycle has laid groundwork that should be developed and continued in the 2022 IGF cycle.
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: The Global Digital Compact has at its core a key concern the Asia Pacific region has - "connect all people to the Internet". In a region where the next billion will be coming online, universal and meaningful connectivity is the basis of socioeconomic development particularly to the underserved and marginalized communities. IGF can serve as a platform to bridge these gaps by facilitating interaction between practitioners and new voices especially those from communities most impacted.
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: All 8 focus areas of the Roadmap for Digital Cooperation are discussion items in the annual IGF agenda as well as high priority topics in its intersessional work (including BPFs, DCs, Policy Networks and the entire NRI and Youth initiatives ecosystem). One particular area where the NRIs have direct impact to local communities is in digital capacity building. In many instances both in the APrIGF as well as NRIs in the APAC region, the meetings are preceded by or held together with Schools of Internet Governance designed to onboard new participants (and in the case of APrIGF, especially fellows from developing and underrepresented countries in the region). These efforts are diverse and tailored to each locality, but analyzing the common attributes and distilling common components that can be scalable or used as a framework toolkit and encourage new capacity building initiatives to develop akin to how the NRI network itself has flourished under the guidance of common principles.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: Strive for greater outreach to and participation from the Asia Pacific region, particularly participants from developing countries. Many countries in the region are embracing digitalization and platforms like IGF are pivotal to the growth and mutual learning. The lead up preparation phrase is helpful particularly to newcomers, and while the IGF has been good about taking stock after each IGF cycle, it can increase its outreach in terms of post IGF events that reconfirm the messages and policy highlights of each particular IGF cycle. Sessions surrounding women, youth and marginalized communities should be more pronounced and not sidelined. To encourage multi-stakeholder policy-shaping conversation on Internet Governance issues, events like APrIGF and yIGF can serve as a solid platform at local and regional level, and these outputs and discussions can help shape and contribute to the IGF at the global level. These efforts will build more trust and strengthen digital cooperation and partnerships.

ID187

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Cyber attacks and cyber conflict, Cybersecurity practices, Legal and regulatory issues
Digital Cooperation Issues: International cooperation, Internet ethics, Multistakeholderism and multidisciplinarity
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: Circularity and transparency, Environmental data, Sustainable development

Additional Input: Human rights and civil liberties are essential cross-cutting questions in connection with trust, security and sustainable development.

ID188

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Cyber-diplomacy, Encryption, Hate speech
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Democracy, Freedom of expression, Human rights
Media and Content Issues: Content policy and regulation, Local content and multilingualism, Misinformation

United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: ICTs is a key part of sustainable development and an enabler to achieve sustainable development goals.

ID189

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Encryption
Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Access and connectivity
Data Governance Issues: Cross-border data flows

Additional Input: Frameworks for addressing emerging issues (e.g. ISOC's Internet Way of Networking Impact Assessment Toolkit). 
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: Once the agenda of the Summit of the Future of the Global Digital Compact is defined, it would be important for the IGF and its community to get involved in the process and define clear ways for engaging in the meeting.
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: As stated in previous contributions, 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. The IGF, the MAG and its community need to be fully engaged in the conversations about this new high-level body as it is still unclear how it will operate and how it would be linked to the work that the MAG already is doing. 

ID190

Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Libraries, Marginalized and vulnerable groups, Open access
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Civil and political rights , Digital citizenship, Economic, social, and cultural rights


ID191

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Cyber-diplomacy, Cybersecurity practices, Legal and regulatory issues
Digital Cooperation Issues: Broadening stakeholder engagement in Internet governance, IGF organization and role, Multistakeholderism and multidisciplinarity
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Economic, social, and cultural rights , Jurisdiction and dispute resolution, Societal challenges

Additional Input: Cybersecurity and Trust:
The sovereignization of the Internet in Eastern Europe. What lies behind the "independence" and "autonomy" of nationalized (or becoming more nationalised) segments of the Internet? What can be the implications of this process for the global community. Is it really possible to achieve full independence in the global world (and for whom can such a goal be beneficial)?

Digital Cooperation:
– The IGF, the reform of the forum, and its transformation into the IGF+. Should the forum remain a platform for discussion or should it become a place for decision-making? How will the members of the new MHLB be selected and nominated? To what limits will their power and influence be limited? How to avoid imbalances in stakeholder groups when the tech companies gain more and more significance?

Rights and Freedoms:
– The battle between national regulators and technology giants. Where is the limit of pressure on the big-tech companies, and where is the limit of freedom for large corporations? How to force companies to cooperate with local governments without censoring or restricting their activities? What forms of responsibility can become optimal in the process of working out agreements?
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: The hybrid IGF format is essential for those who cannot be on-site due to pandemic, financial, travel, whatever else reasons.

ID192

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Cyber attacks and cyber conflict, Cybersecurity practices, Legal and regulatory issues
Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Accessibility, Education online, Marginalized and vulnerable groups
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Democracy, Freedom of expression, Human rights

Additional Input: With risks and challenges constantly increasing, digital safety is one of the most discussed topics In our country today. Digital safety is a broad term that describes a great many things at once. But what does a good safety culture look like, and how can we bridge the gap between what science says and what practitioners do? How can we make it easier for civil society to understand, learn about and manage digital safety?
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: The Global IGF is a unique multistakeholder platform that, among other things, provides an opportunity to discuss and reflect on the achievements and challenges we face in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, and to demonstrate that new technologies and the Internet can help us achieve the Goals and improve lives for all. The IGF needs to continue to demonstrate how they can make meaningful contributions to the SDGs by including digital divides, cybersecurity, capacity building, online protection of human rights, and the privacy of Internet users, among others, on their agenda in 2022. In our view, more active participation of high-level decision-makers from governments and the private sector, as well as technical experts and civil society representatives, can help to unite efforts and find innovative solutions more effectively. It would also allow the IGF to further strengthen its role as a global policy forum on issues related to Internet governance.
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda emphasizes a multi-stakeholder governance approach, with an enhanced role for civil society and people-centred digital cooperation. The IGF should focus as much as possible on the key digital themes of the Our Common Agenda and act as a multi-stakeholder platform to discuss the Global Digital Compact, incorporating its conclusions in the final messages.
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: This is a very useful and comprehensive document that we have used in developing the agendas of the 2020 and 2021 national IGFs, as well as roundtables and other thematic events. In our opinion, the global IGF should continue to demonstrate how its work relates to the 8 key areas for action identified in the Roadmap, including by organizing separate sessions to discuss issues directly related to the implementation of the Secretary-General's Roadmap.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: The Global IGF 2021 in Katowice clearly demonstrated that during a pandemic, a hybrid format can be very effective, ensure a wide coverage and attract the largest number of participants. The IGF 2022 Schedule was also perfectly organized from different points of view. At the same time, it might make sense to consider facilitating the scheduling features and online access procedures. It might also make sense to think about a more even distribution of speaking time between online and onsite participants, since virtual participants, including remote hubs, could not always get the chance to speak.

ID193

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Cybersecurity practices, Legal and regulatory issues, Trust and accountability measures
Digital Cooperation Issues: Broadening stakeholder engagement in Internet governance, IGF organization and role, International cooperation
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: Climate change, Sustainable development

Additional Input: Emerging regulations and legislation that impact the Internet Governance space and surrounding industry is extremely important as we have seen ramifications of regional legislation that has extraterritorial and indeed global impact as the Internet is not confined by traditional borders. In this aspect, it is all the more important to have government stakeholders be part of the IG policy discussions with the rest of the stakeholder groups at the outset and not have the reactive approaches that have resulted from the siloed-approach where legislation have unintended negative consequences. The IGF is uniquely placed as the right platform where multistakeholder policy discussions can happen on an equal footing, and these gains and outputs need to flow into informed policy and law-making at the national level. Sustained outreach and capacity building need to bring in lawmakers, regulators and government stakeholders to the IGF, NRIs and its intersessional works.
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Sustainability is at the forefront of almost every agenda from local calls to action, industry going greener, to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. Looking particularly at Sustainability and the Environment, it is a newer focus for the IGF but has gained importance and traction in the community, especially with the Policy Network on the Environment starting its work in the 2021 IGF cycle. It is very important that this discussion is framed in the context of Internet Governance and the Internet industry in the IGF agenda and not attempt to address every environmental sustainability issue.

Since 2020, DotAsia has been working with APNIC Foundation (https://apnic.foundation/) to explore how best to foster and support the discussion about Internet’s carbon footprint and impact on climate change to the Internet governance community. Our pilot EcoInternet Index analyses the possible impact of data exchange on carbon emissions, and consider a way to study the comparative impact of the Internet infrastructure among different jurisdictions and countries, especially for the Asia Pacific region (this methodology may also be applicable for other regions). The IGF (and the NRI network, BPFs, DCs and PNs) is best placed to connect regional initiatives that expand on its key themes and aggregate and promote efforts, ensuring that these outputs reach communities, institutions, and governments that can action appropriate next steps.
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: DotAsia supports the Global Digital Compact, in particular the commitments to connect all people to the Internet, and preventing Internet fragmentation. Both areas require multistakeholder and multisectoral partnerships and cooperation. The points where IGF can leverage its community, including the NRI network is capacity building at the grassroots level where underserved and unconnected communities can be brought online through local efforts tailored for local communities that can appropriately address their needs. Digital capacity building at various levels can be brought to the different communities before we can enable meaningful participation from all impacted stakeholders in the Internet Governance policy discussions.
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: Having mentioned digital capacity building above, the same applies here in the context of the Roadmap for Digital Cooperation. In addition, strengthening the IGF, in order to make it more responsive and relevant to current digital issues begins at bringing all relevant stakeholders to the table. Continuing and improving the legislators track at the IGF to include more support before (IG capacity building for legislators), during (transparency of agenda, invitees, less conflicting tracks/sessions, more interaction with the rest of the IGF programming and stakeholders), and after (continued participation in intersessional works, NRI meetings, tracking where the IGF has influenced policy outputs and legislative developments). Besides the government stakeholders, the technical community is also less represented in attendance and programming, this is crucial when there is policy being discussed and laws being made about the very technology sometimes without full understanding of the nature and process of the Internet's critical infrastructure and industry impact. The improvement and strengthening of the IGF itself is the most valuable contribution to the Roadmap this community can provide as it can consolidate the forum where these discussions and exchanges can take place.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: DotAsia supports learning from the virtual and hybrid editions of the IGF and incorporating what works and benefits the community as a whole. Virtual participation has opened up IGF participation and allowed new stakeholders to join, but at the same time other issues such as connectivity still remain not only for the developing nations, but also underserved communities in developed nations. Stronger cooperation in regional and local hubs, including leveraging the NRI network that may already be in these communities can assist greatly in the preparatory phase of the IGF (thematic webinars, interactive policy discussions, and capacity building sessions). Stronger regional consultations in the intersessional work can not only ensure a richer and more diverse input, it can also prepare the global community to better engage during the annual IGF meeting. The thematic tracks have been one way to organize the sprawling complex agenda that has been very helpful for newcomers as well as seasoned participants. This can also be strengthened in the post-meeting treatments of the outputs and better tracking of where these outputs have affected policy discussions and decision making.

ID194

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Child online safety, Encryption, Hate speech
Data Governance Issues: Cross-border data flows, Data privacy and protection, Data services
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Artificial intelligence, Augmented Reality, Cryptocurrency

Additional Input: As we continue to see the IGF lend its unique bottom-up multistakeholder approach to the timely deliberation of internet policy topics, we are pleased to recommend that this include grappling with the most pertinent and emerging issues in 2022.
We recommend that the following thematic areas and issues be included in the IGF’s 2022 approach; Cybersecurity and Trust (Child online safety, Encryption, Hate speech); Emerging Technologies and Innovation (Artificial intelligence, Augmented reality, Cryptocurrency); and, Data Governance (Cross-border data flows, Data privacy and regulation, Data services).
The metaverse is perhaps the most notable internet technology development of the past year, as we saw public plans and concrete initiatives of a range of stakeholders to develop meteverse applications and technologies rolled out. We suggest that what is a timely and important IGF conversation about the many aspects of metaverse development be nested within the Augmented Reality issue under the Emerging Technologies and Innovation theme.
This will allow for a broad multistakeholder IGF conversation to begin about the many issues metaverse development raises. This includes privacy, inclusion, accessibility, content, and safety issues, as well as several "rights" frameworks, e.g. around children's rights, digital identity, freedom of expression, etc., that would be useful for the IGF to consider . Bringing this topic to the 2022 IGF agenda would, we are confident, see a number of interested actors come together to develop workshop proposals, main sessions, or other IGF platforms for driving policy discussion in this important emerging space. This could include the IGF reflecting on the metaverse in a more human-centric and holistic way, ensuring policy discussions on the metaverse include important civil society voices.
As part of Cybersecurity and Trust, we recommend a discourse on the role encryption plays in helping guarantee people’s right to privacy and free expression. This includes protecting sensitive communications -- and in many cases the physical safety -- of human rights defenders and other vulnerable populations like whistleblowers, journalists, domestic abuse victims, and dissidents around the world, especially women. Discussing encryption at the IGF would also be an opportunity to highlight how international human rights organizations and governments can better protect these groups by supporting end-to-end encryption, and, in the context of rising state-sponsored spyware, discussing the growing trend of overreaching surveillance and encroachments on freedom of expression.
We also encourage the addition of open internet/internet fragmentation as an issue under Digital Cooperation. As you know, it is a very important and timely issue - at the heart of the IGF’s brief and it is critical that it is tackled specifically in a discussion.

ID195

Rights and Freedoms Issues: Economic, social, and cultural rights
Economic and Development Issues: Business models online
Media and Content Issues: Content policy and regulation

United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: All least develop countries including sri Lanka running a race with partially paralized as we dependent on resources. Developed countries have used natural resources without boundaries and utilized them to get developed. Least developed countries having facingthe barriers too.
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: re-embrace global solidarity and social contract like principles in digiital arena must be discussed further and educate the users. More discussions, workshops needed.
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: Digitala Citizens coorperation is needed and roadmap of SG will need to be practically implemented

ID196

Rights and Freedoms Issues: Digital identity, Human rights, Privacy
Economic and Development Issues: Business models online, E-Government
Media and Content Issues: Content policy and regulation, Misinformation

Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: Make innovation of session formats a top priority.

ID197

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Child online safety, Encryption, Hate speech
Data Governance Issues: Cross-border data flows, Data privacy and protection, Data services
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Artificial intelligence, Augmented Reality, Cryptocurrency

Additional Input: As we continue to see the IGF lend its unique bottom-up multistakeholder approach to the timely deliberation of internet policy topics, we are pleased to recommend that this include grappling with the most pertinent and emerging issues in 2022.

We recommend that the following thematic areas and issues be included in the IGF’s 2022 approach; Cybersecurity and Trust (Child online safety, Encryption, Hate speech); Emerging Technologies and Innovation (Artificial intelligence, Augmented reality, Cryptocurrency); and, Data Governance (Cross-border data flows, Data privacy and regulation, Data services).

The metaverse is perhaps the most notable internet technology development of the past year, as we saw public plans and concrete initiatives of a range of stakeholders to develop meteverse applications and technologies rolled out. We suggest that what is a timely and important IGF conversation about the many aspects of metaverse development be nested within the Augmented Reality issue under the Emerging Technologies and Innovation theme.

This will allow for a broad multistakeholder IGF conversation to begin about the many issues metaverse development raises. This includes privacy, inclusion, accessibility, content, and safety issues, as well as several "rights" frameworks, e.g. around children's rights, digital identity, freedom of expression, etc., that would be useful for the IGF to consider . Bringing this topic to the 2022 IGF agenda would, we are confident, see a number of interested actors come together to develop workshop proposals, main sessions, or other IGF platforms for driving policy discussion in this important emerging space. This could include the IGF reflecting on the metaverse in a more human-centric and holistic way, ensuring policy discussions on the metaverse include important civil society voices.

As part of Cybersecurity and Trust, we recommend a discourse on the role encryption plays in helping guarantee people’s right to privacy and free expression. This includes protecting sensitive communications -- and in many cases the physical safety -- of human rights defenders and other vulnerable populations like whistleblowers, journalists, domestic abuse victims, and dissidents around the world, especially women. Discussing encryption at the IGF would also be an opportunity to highlight how international human rights organizations and governments can better protect these groups by supporting end-to-end encryption, and, in the context of rising state-sponsored spyware, discussing the growing trend of overreaching surveillance and encroachments on freedom of expression.

We also encourage the addition of open internet/internet fragmentation as an issue under Digital Cooperation. As you know, it is a very important and timely issue - at the heart of the IGF’s brief and it is critical that it is tackled specifically in a discussion.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: Given that the pandemic is still present and restrictions as well, I strongly recommend the IGF to be Hybrid - virtual & in-person

ID198

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Cyber attacks and cyber conflict, Cybersecurity practices, Trust and accountability measures
Data Governance Issues: Cross-border data flows, Data privacy and protection, Data services


ID199

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Child online safety, Cybersecurity practices, Legal and regulatory issues
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Civil and political rights , Economic, social, and cultural rights , Freedom of expression
Economic and Development Issues: E-Government, Future of work, Markets


ID200

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Encryption, Legal and regulatory issues
Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Access and connectivity, Capacity development, Youth engagement
Digital Cooperation Issues: Broadening stakeholder engagement in Internet governance, IGF organization and role

Additional Input: The Internet Governance Forum after almost a decade is being held in Africa, I think it is important to create that context and serve the needs of Africans who have been left behind as we grapple with the need for connectivity in terms of infrastructure and quality access.
We also need to consider the demographic which is predominantly young people at an estimated percentage of 60%, how is the forum taking this context in consideration to ensure Africans are not left behind once again in the Internet age and as contributors not only consumers in the Digital age.
Further, in the spirit of multistakeholderism, how are we including the African governments and our leaders into the ecosystem and have the policies we are discussing globally turn into local action.

ID201

Rights and Freedoms Issues: Gender rights and freedoms
Media and Content Issues: Content policy and regulation


ID202

Digital Cooperation Issues: Broadening stakeholder engagement in Internet governance, IGF organization and role, Multistakeholderism and multidisciplinarity
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Children’s rights online, Gender rights and freedoms, Privacy
Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues: Artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, Robotics

Additional Input: Human rights, data privacy and protection, big data and data services
United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Focus on use of Market creating Emerging technologies and innovation mechanism for development.
United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: Broadening and deepen the stakeholder engagement
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: The interdependence of all stakeholders and issues.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: Hybrid components should be more encouraged not just virtual one.

ID203

Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Community networks, Gender inclusion, Youth engagement
Digital Cooperation Issues: Broadening stakeholder engagement in Internet governance, Crisis response, Internet ethics
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Issues: E-waste, Environmental data, Sustainable development

United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments: The IGF can better work towards this Agenda when participating members in the IGF process and it’s intersessional work understand the goals shared in the 12 commitments with actionable steps to achieve them. Especially in leaving no one behind through inclusive innovation and also building trust. Each year, NRIs can focus on at least 3 that relate particularly to their region. Something that is already ongoing and should be strengthened is having the goals as the center of discussions with accompanying metrics to measure the impact in national, regional and global levels. This will reinforce the belief in multistakeholderism.
United Nations Secretary General’s Roadmap for Digital Cooperation: Several parts of the Roadmap requires expertise or capacity building to attain and will be centered on partnerships. Aside from IGF and NRI meetings to deliberate on these issues, citizenry that are drawn from different backgrounds and are interested in work in the area should be empowered through skills building to execute in the 8 key areas. Most importantly, the issue of fragmentation should be looked at by the IGF being firm on kicking out views that are political or bias.
Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: The Hybrid format seems to work but the IGF could look at connectivity funds or support for people who connect virtually and will need it. These persons can apply for a fixed fund.

ID204

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Encryption
Data Governance Issues: Cross-border data flows
Rights and Freedoms Issues: Human rights, Jurisdiction and dispute resolution

Additional Input: As we continue to see the IGF lend its unique bottom-up multistakeholder approach to the timely deliberation of internet policy topics, we are pleased to recommend that this include grappling with the most pertinent and emerging issues in 2022.

We recommend that the following thematic areas and issues be included in the IGF’s 2022 approach; Cybersecurity and Trust (Child online safety, Encryption, Hate speech); Emerging Technologies and Innovation (Artificial intelligence, Augmented reality, Cryptocurrency); and, Data Governance (Cross-border data flows, Data privacy and regulation, Data services).

The metaverse is perhaps the most notable internet technology development of the past year, as we saw public plans and concrete initiatives of a range of stakeholders to develop meteverse applications and technologies rolled out. We suggest that what is a timely and important IGF conversation about the many aspects of metaverse development be nested within the Augmented Reality issue under the Emerging Technologies and Innovation theme.

This will allow for a broad multistakeholder IGF conversation to begin about the many issues metaverse development raises. This includes privacy, inclusion, accessibility, content, and safety issues, as well as several "rights" frameworks, e.g. around children's rights, digital identity, freedom of expression, etc., that would be useful for the IGF to consider . Bringing this topic to the 2022 IGF agenda would, we are confident, see a number of interested actors come together to develop workshop proposals, main sessions, or other IGF platforms for driving policy discussion in this important emerging space. This could include the IGF reflecting on the metaverse in a more human-centric and holistic way, ensuring policy discussions on the metaverse include important civil society voices.

As part of Cybersecurity and Trust, we recommend a discourse on the role encryption plays in helping guarantee people’s right to privacy and free expression. This includes protecting sensitive communications -- and in many cases the physical safety -- of human rights defenders and other vulnerable populations like whistleblowers, journalists, domestic abuse victims, and dissidents around the world, especially women. Discussing encryption at the IGF would also be an opportunity to highlight how international human rights organizations and governments can better protect these groups by supporting end-to-end encryption, and, in the context of rising state-sponsored spyware, discussing the growing trend of overreaching surveillance and encroachments on freedom of expression.

We also encourage the addition of open internet/internet fragmentation as an issue under Digital Cooperation. As you know, it is a very important and timely issue - at the heart of the IGF’s brief and it is critical that it is tackled specifically in a discussion.

ID205

Cybersecurity and Trust Issues: Child online safety, Disinformation, Hate speech
Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity Issues: Access and connectivity, Accessibility, Open access
Data Governance Issues: Big Data, Cross-border data flows, Data privacy and protection

Overall format & design of the IGF including virtual ‎components, having different phases or treating themes in a different way: - Hybrid event to allow physical and virtual participation
- Thematic sessions leading up to a plenary session where summary contributions can be presented.
- Focus on leaning into these discussions addressing African priorities around internet governance given the location is in Africa