IGF 2024 Proposed Issues






Number of contributions by:

Stakeholder Group
Government: 44
Intergovernmental Organization: 14
Civil Society: 138
Technical Community: 56
Private Sector: 61

Below are the inputs received in response to the IGF 2024 Call for Thematic Inputs. They will inform the MAG’s discussions and assist them in determining the thematic priorities of the IGF 2024 programme.



Regional Group
African Group: 121
Asia-Pacific Group: 70
Eastern Europe Group: 14
Latin American and Caribbean Group: 30
Western European and Others Group: 60
Intergovernmental Organizations: 18

ID1

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Emerging Technologies and Innovation


Harari Region Innovation and Technology Agency
Government

ID2

Economic Issues and Development, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change, Rights and Freedoms


Modern Business Chad
Civil Society

ID3

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Data Governance


Transcend tech AI
Private Sector

ID4

Digital Cooperation, Emerging Technologies and Innovation, Media and Content


ANDEMA BUHENDWA
Technical Community

ID5

Cybersecurity and Trust, Data Governance, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity

We should have global treaty's on internet governance.

Alex Mana Richard Sebit
Government

ID6

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Rights and Freedoms


Mohamed Farahat
Civil Society

ID7

Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Technologies and Innovation, Media and Content

TITLE OF THE WORKSHOP: "SHAPING AN INCLUSIVE AND ETHICAL INTERNET: COOPERATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE DIGITAL FUTURE"

Theme: The workshop will focus on the challenges and opportunities related to Internet governance in the context of an increasingly digital and interconnected world. The main objective is to promote a constructive and collaborative discussion between stakeholders to create an inclusive, ethical and sustainable Internet.

Topics to be covered:

1. Digital inclusion and equitable access: Explore ways to ensure that all individuals, regardless of their place of residence or economic situation, have equitable access to the Internet and digital resources.

2. Privacy and Data Protection: Discuss the challenges related to the protection of personal data and privacy in a digital world, and propose approaches to balance technological innovation with the protection of individual rights.

3. Ethical Artificial Intelligence: Examine the ethical implications of artificial intelligence and explore governance frameworks to guide its development and use responsibly.

4. Cybersecurity and Trust: Address issues related to cybersecurity, including threats, vulnerabilities and best practices to strengthen trust in the digital ecosystem.

5. Online content and disinformation: Discuss approaches to combat online disinformation while preserving freedom of expression and avoiding excessive censorship.

Potential participants/facilitators:

1. Government Representatives: To discuss policies and regulations related to the Internet.

2. Members of civil society: To provide ethical perspectives and defend the rights of users.

3. Technology companies: To share their visions and commitments in terms of social responsibility and ethics.

4. Technology and human rights experts: To provide specialized knowledge on the topics covered.

5. Cybersecurity and AI Researchers: To discuss the latest advances and technical challenges.
6. International Organizations: To provide a global perspective on Internet governance.

Traditional and non-traditional formats:
1. Discussion Panels: To discuss each topic in depth with experts.

2. Interactive sessions in small groups: To encourage open exchanges and dialogue between participants.

3. Technological demonstrations: To illustrate the concrete applications of the concepts discussed.

4. Ethical Hackathon: To encourage collaboration between technologists and rights defenders.

The overall objective of this workshop would be to facilitate a common understanding of the issues at stake and to promote cooperation between stakeholders in order to shape a sustainable and ethical digital future.

SMART LIFE
Private Sector

ID9

Artificial Intelligence, Digital Cooperation, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
The IGF can ensure its annual meetings and intersessional work align with the goals outlined in the "Our Common Agenda." This involves focusing on digital cooperation, connectivity, digital rights, and the ethical use of technology.

The IGF can actively promote awareness and understanding of the Global Digital Compact. This can be achieved through dedicated sessions, workshops, and discussion forums that focus on the Compact's objectives and its relevance to the digital world.

The IGF can work on developing policy recommendations that support the principles of the Global Digital Compact. These recommendations can then be presented at the Summit of the Future in 2024.

Engaging a wide range of stakeholders, including governments, private sector, civil society, and technical communities, is crucial. The IGF can serve as a platform for these diverse stakeholders to collaborate and contribute to the Global Digital Compact.

The IGF can undertake capacity-building initiatives, particularly in developing countries, to ensure that all nations can contribute to and benefit from the Global Digital Compact.

By focusing on digital inclusion, the IGF can contribute to reducing the digital divide, which is a key aspect of the Global Digital Compact.

Young people are crucial in shaping the future of digital governance. The IGF can foster youth participation and incorporate their perspectives in its processes.

The IGF can establish mechanisms to monitor and report on the progress made in achieving the goals of the Global Digital Compact, providing valuable insights for the Summit of the Future.

Ensuring that the themes and discussions at IGF meetings are consistent with the focus areas of "Our Common Agenda," such as digital trust and security, digital human rights, and sustainable digital environment.

The IGF can facilitate global collaboration and partnerships to achieve the objectives of the Global Digital Compact, promoting a unified approach to digital governance.

The IGF can ensure its annual meetings and intersessional work align with the goals outlined in the "Our Common Agenda." This involves focusing on digital cooperation, connectivity, digital rights, and the ethical use of technology.

The IGF can actively promote awareness and understanding of the Global Digital Compact. This can be achieved through dedicated sessions, workshops, and discussion forums that focus on the Compact's objectives and its relevance to the digital world.

The IGF can work on developing policy recommendations that support the principles of the Global Digital Compact. These recommendations can then be presented at the Summit of the Future in 2024.

Engaging a wide range of stakeholders, including governments, private sector, civil society, and technical communities, is crucial. The IGF can serve as a platform for these diverse stakeholders to collaborate and contribute to the Global Digital Compact.

The IGF can undertake capacity-building initiatives, particularly in developing countries, to ensure that all nations can contribute to and benefit from the Global Digital Compact.

By focusing on digital inclusion, the IGF can contribute to reducing the digital divide, which is a key aspect of the Global Digital Compact.

Young people are crucial in shaping the future of digital governance. The IGF can foster youth participation and incorporate their perspectives in its processes.

The IGF can establish mechanisms to monitor and report on the progress made in achieving the goals of the Global Digital Compact, providing valuable insights for the Summit of the Future.

Ensuring that the themes and discussions at IGF meetings are consistent with the focus areas of "Our Common Agenda," such as digital trust and security, digital human rights, and sustainable digital environment.

The IGF can facilitate global collaboration and partnerships to achieve the objectives of the Global Digital Compact, promoting a unified approach to digital governance.
The introduction of a Citizen Council (a participatory deliberative council working alongside the MAG) at the IGF could be a transformative step towards ensuring greater inclusion and diversity in discussions about internet governance. This council, composed of non-experts from various backgrounds, would provide a unique platform for everyday internet users to voice their concerns, experiences, and perspectives. By actively involving individuals who are directly impacted by internet governance policies but are often outside the traditional decision-making processes, the Citizen Council could offer valuable insights into how these policies affect the broader public. This approach would not only democratize the conversation around internet governance but also help bridge the gap between policy-makers and the global internet community, ensuring that decisions are more representative of and responsive to the needs and challenges faced by ordinary internet users.

Yao Amevi Sossou
Civil Society

ID10

Artificial Intelligence, Digital Cooperation, Rights and Freedoms
Human rights, freedoms, peace and ethics as absolute key topics
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
Provide input to the GDC,
promote multi-stakeholder approach,
strengthen human rights and ethics approach

Provide input to the GDC,
promote multi-stakeholder approach,
strengthen human rights and ethics approach
- Hold an alternative IGF 2024 in another location, given the disputed host country choice. Actually, Netmundial +10 might already serve this purpose > IGF should link up more closely with Netmundial +10 in Brazil

- Strengthen the 'Human Rights and Freedoms' thematic track. Keep the same name for this track - this was very well received at last years IGF 2023. Even more important in the context of the host country of IGF 2024 - given its track of human rights violations in both on- and offline domain.

- Introduce a new thematic track on 'Peace and Violence' to include topics such as geopolitical tensions and competition, electoral violence and internet shutdowns, surveillance and manipulation by state authorities and private actors (on the violence side); but also more optimistical outlooks and the sharing of best practices such as PeaceTech (i.e. technologies and AI for good), promotion of SDGs, awareness raising and education for digital literacy, etc (on the peace side).

Evelyne Tauchnitz
Civil Society

ID11

Artificial Intelligence, Data Governance, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change


ONG ASHAD
Civil Society

ID13

Cybersecurity and Trust
We have peacetime norms on responsible state behaviour in cyber space. What does this mean for other stakeholders, e.g. for CERTs. Also, what about expectations during conflicts, i.e. war. Today we see things like the IT-Army or NoName, which recruit civilians to participate in hostilities.

The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
Maybe emphasize that these proces should talk to other stakeholders rather than only about other stakeholders.

Maybe emphasize that these proces should talk to other stakeholders rather than only about other stakeholders.
It seems there is a large on-line community. I wonder if it makes sens to have online meetings in different time zones, which then report back into the main event.

Serge Droz
Technical Community

ID14

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Media and Content
N/A
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
Leading to the summit the most important step in order to completely bridge the gaps between the related initiatives and agendas in to come up with conclusive collaborations that aim at ideas sharing and activate inputs oriented.

Leading to the summit the most important step in order to completely bridge the gaps between the related initiatives and agendas in to come up with conclusive collaborations that aim at ideas sharing and activate inputs oriented.
Not at the moment but am I allowed to comeback to this box before the dateline?

The Local Voice Literacy Network
Civil Society

ID15

Artificial Intelligence
AI Risk (specifically existential but also misuse risk) is the biggest challenge availting humanity in the next few decades. IGN and UN are uniquely positioned to make great impact on this.


Dusan Nesic
Civil Society

ID16

Data Governance, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change, Rights and Freedoms
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
(1) more focused collaborations between groups so that there is equity and synergy. Correspondences will come from a diverse and inclusive perspective.
(2) a single agreed and coordinated narrative so that each group may also provide input to GDC and Summit of the Future.

(1) more focused collaborations between groups so that there is equity and synergy. Correspondences will come from a diverse and inclusive perspective.
(2) a single agreed and coordinated narrative so that each group may also provide input to GDC and Summit of the Future.
(1) I am on the team that is for fewer workshops.
(2) A day dedicated to IGF inter-sessional work. This may require groupings ... maybe by theme

CAROL ROACH
Government

ID17

Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Technologies and Innovation


EffiSciences
Civil Society

ID18

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity
DIGITAL COOPERATION

No

Ashinie Astin Titoyik
Government

ID19

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Emerging Technologies and Innovation
The other issue I suggest is about the "technology gap", it is some thing more than digital gap, the technology itself can make huge gap between people and societies. I think it should be considered in IGF that some societies can not access to the technology itself and after that we will see the gap in other dimensions like economy, and etc.
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
It seems some nations are going in technology very fast and some nations are in back in IGF. we should also think about the technology governance and access for all nations as well. It seems that in governance we are always in behind of technology developers and after they forced some situation we think how to manage and control it.

It seems some nations are going in technology very fast and some nations are in back in IGF. we should also think about the technology governance and access for all nations as well. It seems that in governance we are always in behind of technology developers and after they forced some situation we think how to manage and control it.
In workshops forcing some structure or condition makes proposal very difficult and some cases we can not understand why workshops from a coutry is not accepted. It seems there is some discrimination. I suggest that to accept workshops from a wide range of contries, becaus different idea from different counties can make the IGF more global.

Alireza Yari
Civil Society

ID20

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Digital Cooperation


Zainab Amini
Technical Community

ID21

Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Technologies and Innovation, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity


Mauro D. Ríos Mauro D. Ríos
Civil Society

ID22

Artificial Intelligence


Martin Milbradt
Technical Community

ID23

Artificial Intelligence


European Network for AI Safety
Technical Community

ID24

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Economic Issues and Development
No
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
Please provide input on economic and digital economy while moving in this digitalisation world we must be familiar and enriched with financially and technically earning skills

Please provide input on economic and digital economy while moving in this digitalisation world we must be familiar and enriched with financially and technically earning skills
First AI working 2. what is internet of things how it's useful and harmful 3.Taxation Economy digital economy and protection of currency 4.security and transparent access while using internet

Sonali Zol
Technical Community

ID25

Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
Notre objectif c'est avoir trouve une meilleure changement dans le monde entier

Notre objectif c'est avoir trouve une meilleure changement dans le monde entier
No

Cabinet hub Zinder
Civil Society

ID26

Rights and Freedoms
Contributing to a call for thematic imputs deeply rooted in human rights means nothing if our actions are not in line with it. I cannot contribute to an IGF conference in good faith, knowing that the next IGF’s meeting venue, and its host, fall short in upholding foundational human rights principles.

The selected host venue of Riyadh scores poorly on all matters of human rights, whether digital or not. And asking those of us who have been working on freedom of expression, media rights, labor rights, and womens' rights to go there—is in particularly bad taste.

The strength of an IGF conference lies in much more than advocating for inclusivity, freedom, and equity in the digital sphere, or on paper. It needs to be met with concrete actions, in person. Defining the Internet we want, means being willing to speak out about the politics we want, and the rights and freedoms we’re entitled to. This also means speaking out about who is a suitable host for the IGF, and who is not.

The decision to convene the IGF in Riyadh, a place that does not respect important human rights principles raises concerns about the authenticity and dedication of the IGF's efforts to safeguarding human rights.

Maintaining coherence between our professed principles and the chosen venue hosts is pivotal. This inconsistency not only challenges the credibility of our work but should prompt critical reflection on the consistency of our commitment to human rights within the broader spectrum of our actions—and the communities we hope to engage at the IGF.


Dr. Corinne Cath
Civil Society

ID27

Emerging Technologies and Innovation, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change
It is necessary to include the use of Internet with consciousness and responsible way in a climate crisis era we are facing:
So topics such as:
- Intermittent infrastructures
- Insufficiencies of “Life Cycle Assessment” for IoT
- Measurements and Solar Internet


Fernandez Azael
Technical Community

ID28

Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Technologies and Innovation, Media and Content
Space internet: interplanetary network (IPN), DTN, and LEO network such as Starlink.


Freelancers union
Private Sector

ID29

Emerging Technologies and Innovation
I WANT TO DISCUSS AI AND CYBERSECURTIY BUT FIND THIS TOPIC EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES AS ONE WHICH WILL COVER THESE TWO TOPIC AS WELL SOMEHOW. SO YES, MY TOPIC SELECTION IS 'EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES AND INNOVATION ISSUES'.

AS A PART OF ASIA PACIFIC SPECIALLY MY COUNTRY-INDIA WITH THE MOST POPULOUS NATION IN THE WORLD AND THE MOST SECOND INTERNET USER POPULATION WORLDWIDE, I WANT TO PROPOSE IGF-UN TO GIVE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO HOST IGF IN MY COUNTRY. I WANT TO SHOW THE DIGITAL INCKUSIVITY AND UNIVERSAL ACCEPTANCE OTHER THINGS NATION PEOPLE ARE WORKING AND HOT TOPICS LIKE INTERNET SHUTDOWNS NEED TO BE DISCUSSED WHEN THESE ARE THE MOST PROMINENT ONE IN MY NATION.

Barkha Manral
Technical Community

ID30

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Emerging Technologies and Innovation
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
3. Promote peace and prevent conflicts - AI risk would be reduced if great powers are not at war.

3. Promote peace and prevent conflicts - AI risk would be reduced if great powers are not at war.
AI Safety track with a focus on cooperation between nations, especially China and the US.

Matthew Lee
Civil Society

ID31

Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Technologies and Innovation, Rights and Freedoms
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
Key to all these plans is to insure that Internet access is global, ubiquitous, and cheap (or better yet free). That means the infrastructure (wireless or wireline) and IAD (Internet access devices: smartphones, pcs etc.)

Key to all these plans is to insure that Internet access is global, ubiquitous, and cheap (or better yet free). That means the infrastructure (wireless or wireline) and IAD (Internet access devices: smartphones, pcs etc.)
The IGF needs to think big about getting the word out. There have got to be some marketing people interested in helping.

John Laprise
Civil Society

ID32

Cybersecurity and Trust
During a war, people are so manipulated trough an internet . Case of Africa cause most of people are so connected and it constitue a danger for this people.
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
It better to invite each of world wide country.

It better to invite each of world wide country.
It is very important to exchange on some top reality issue of each country during the annual IGF.

Salomon Prosper Victoire POUNIKA
Civil Society

ID33

Artificial Intelligence, Digital Cooperation, Rights and Freedoms
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
The Internet Governance Forum must the space where the GDC found place on knowing how to implement their conclusions. So our delivers from now on must call to action and propose solutions oriented to their implementation

The Internet Governance Forum must the space where the GDC found place on knowing how to implement their conclusions. So our delivers from now on must call to action and propose solutions oriented to their implementation
About the format I must say that the online part of the hybrid format needs to improve in a way that actually guarenteed an equal foot for remote participants because this year was so prioritized people onsite as they were the only ones participating in the IGF

Umut Pajaro Velasquez
Civil Society

ID34

Cybersecurity and Trust, Emerging Technologies and Innovation, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change


Sana Nisar
Private Sector

ID35

Cybersecurity and Trust, Data Governance, Rights and Freedoms
I have raised major issues that are affecting our internet society especially in my country Uganda. We live in a society that has infringed every right and freedom on internet use especially when it comes to dissemination of vital information that would help to build our society.
There isn't any freedom of speech in Uganda because anything said that would expose the filth in our government leaders would call for your arrest and detention for months or even years without any court appearances.
And then you would be charged for igniting hate in the hearts of the masses...we live in a society that doesn't grand any freedom.
U can only freely speak and share information when out of your country.
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
By continued round table discussions with the stakeholders to hack into solutions that can bring a sustainable change to the laid up agendas.
Also engaging the young technocrats into their discussions because these young people have the best ideas too that can work for them in the generations to come...

By continued round table discussions with the stakeholders to hack into solutions that can bring a sustainable change to the laid up agendas.
Also engaging the young technocrats into their discussions because these young people have the best ideas too that can work for them in the generations to come...
I can only share more ideas if educated on what these formats and designs are all about and how they should look like and what they are meant for.

William Osinde
Private Sector

ID36

Data Governance, Economic Issues and Development, Rights and Freedoms


Nadya S
Civil Society

ID37

Digital Cooperation, Emerging Technologies and Innovation, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
To better reflect and contribute to major global initiatives and agendas, the IGF can focus on:

1. Aligning discussions with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
2. Emphasizing digital inclusion and accessibility for all.
3. Promoting human rights in the digital realm.
4. Addressing cybersecurity and building trust in the digital space.
5. Exploring the societal impacts of emerging technologies.
6. Contributing to global efforts for climate action through digital means.
7. Strengthening multistakeholder collaboration for inclusive governance.
8. Supporting capacity building, especially in developing countries.
9. Addressing data governance issues, including privacy and responsible use.
10. Exploring the role of the internet in global health and crisis response.

These efforts can make the IGF more relevant and effective in shaping a sustainable and inclusive digital future.

To better reflect and contribute to major global initiatives and agendas, the IGF can focus on:

1. Aligning discussions with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
2. Emphasizing digital inclusion and accessibility for all.
3. Promoting human rights in the digital realm.
4. Addressing cybersecurity and building trust in the digital space.
5. Exploring the societal impacts of emerging technologies.
6. Contributing to global efforts for climate action through digital means.
7. Strengthening multistakeholder collaboration for inclusive governance.
8. Supporting capacity building, especially in developing countries.
9. Addressing data governance issues, including privacy and responsible use.
10. Exploring the role of the internet in global health and crisis response.

These efforts can make the IGF more relevant and effective in shaping a sustainable and inclusive digital future.

AFI EDOH
Technical Community

ID38

Artificial Intelligence, Data Governance, Economic Issues and Development
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
La réunion annuelle du FGI et ses travaux intersessions peuvent mieux refléter ou contribuer aux éléments suivants tout en changeant la mentalité de chaque membre ayant participé à cette réunion annuelle . Chaque membre passera à l'action dans ça communauté.

La réunion annuelle du FGI et ses travaux intersessions peuvent mieux refléter ou contribuer aux éléments suivants tout en changeant la mentalité de chaque membre ayant participé à cette réunion annuelle . Chaque membre passera à l'action dans ça communauté.

Faoziath ABOUDOU ALI
Intergovernmental Organization

ID39

Artificial Intelligence, Digital Cooperation, Emerging Technologies and Innovation
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
The IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work can better reflect and contribute to the UN Secretary General's Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments, including the Global Digital Compact, by actively engaging with stakeholders from all sectors to address the challenges and opportunities of the digital age. This can be achieved by organizing sessions and workshops that focus on key issues such as digital inclusion, data governance, cybersecurity, and ethical AI. Additionally, the IGF can work towards fostering multi-stakeholder partnerships and collaborations that align with the goals of the Global Digital Compact, ultimately contributing to the Summit of the Future in 2024. By doing so, the IGF can play a crucial role in shaping global digital governance and ensuring that the digital future is inclusive, sustainable, and respects human rights.

The IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work can better reflect and contribute to the UN Secretary General's Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments, including the Global Digital Compact, by actively engaging with stakeholders from all sectors to address the challenges and opportunities of the digital age. This can be achieved by organizing sessions and workshops that focus on key issues such as digital inclusion, data governance, cybersecurity, and ethical AI. Additionally, the IGF can work towards fostering multi-stakeholder partnerships and collaborations that align with the goals of the Global Digital Compact, ultimately contributing to the Summit of the Future in 2024. By doing so, the IGF can play a crucial role in shaping global digital governance and ensuring that the digital future is inclusive, sustainable, and respects human rights.
One idea for the overall format and design of the IGF could be to incorporate more interactive and participatory sessions, such as roundtable discussions, working groups, and collaborative problem-solving activities. This would allow for more meaningful engagement and dialogue among stakeholders, leading to concrete outcomes and actionable recommendations. Additionally, the IGF could consider organizing thematic tracks that cut across different areas of digital governance, such as the intersection of technology and human rights, or the role of digital innovation in achieving sustainable development goals. This approach would help to highlight the interconnected nature of digital issues and foster a more holistic understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the digital age. Overall, the goal should be to create a dynamic and inclusive space for dialogue and collaboration that reflects the diverse perspectives and expertise of all stakeholders involved.

Sylvain William Sop tahfo
Technical Community

ID40

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Data Governance


Abu Sayed Malik Md Monsur-ul-Hakim
Technical Community

ID41

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Rights and Freedoms


Bilyaminu Umar
Civil Society

ID42

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Digital Cooperation


Shalaw Hamad
Intergovernmental Organization

ID43

Artificial Intelligence, Data Governance, Media and Content


BRIAN KING
Civil Society

ID44

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Emerging Technologies and Innovation


Jose Carmelo Cueto
Government

ID45

Artificial Intelligence, Data Governance, Digital Cooperation


Libyan Organization for Information and Communication Technology
Civil Society

ID46

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) can better reflect the UN Secretary-General’s Our Common Agenda and the Global Digital Compact by integrating the 12 commitments into its sessions, fostering multi-stakeholder discussions, and shaping policy recommendations within its thematic tracks. Aligning with these global initiatives can strengthen the IGF’s contribution to the future Summit and advance impactful digital governance reforms.

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) can better reflect the UN Secretary-General’s Our Common Agenda and the Global Digital Compact by integrating the 12 commitments into its sessions, fostering multi-stakeholder discussions, and shaping policy recommendations within its thematic tracks. Aligning with these global initiatives can strengthen the IGF’s contribution to the future Summit and advance impactful digital governance reforms.

Mubarak Adebayo
Civil Society

ID47

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Data Governance


Brian Nyali
Private Sector

ID48

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
The annual meetings and intersessional work of the IGF play a crucial role in aligning with and contributing to the United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments, with a particular emphasis on the Global Digital Compact leading up to the "Summit of the Future" in 2024. To enhance this alignment, the IGF should prioritize the integration of cutting-edge technologies, especially artificial intelligence (AI), and leverage blockchain to fortify cybersecurity.

Firstly, the IGF can serve as a platform to deliberate on how AI can be ethically and responsibly employed in addressing global challenges outlined in the Our Common Agenda. Discussions within the IGF can focus on establishing guidelines and frameworks for the ethical deployment of AI in various sectors. Incorporating AI discussions into the annual meetings and intersessional work will contribute to the commitment of harnessing digital technologies for the benefit of all.

Secondly, the IGF should actively explore the potential of blockchain technology in enhancing cybersecurity. Blockchain's decentralized and immutable nature makes it a powerful tool in safeguarding digital ecosystems. The annual meetings can feature sessions that highlight successful use cases of blockchain in cybersecurity, emphasizing its role in securing critical infrastructure, protecting sensitive data, and mitigating cyber threats. This aligns with the commitment to ensuring a secure and resilient digital environment as outlined in the Global Digital Compact.

Thirdly, the IGF can facilitate collaborations and partnerships among stakeholders to implement actionable strategies. By providing a platform for governments, industry leaders, and civil society to discuss and share best practices, the IGF can contribute to the commitment of fostering digital cooperation. Collaborative efforts can lead to the development and adoption of international standards for AI and blockchain applications in cybersecurity.

The annual meeting and intersessional work can significantly contribute to the United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and the Global Digital Compact by centering discussions around the ethical use of AI and the integration of blockchain for robust cybersecurity. By addressing these key technological aspects, the IGF can actively participate in shaping a secure, inclusive, and sustainable digital future as the world approaches the "Summit of the Future" in 2024.

The annual meetings and intersessional work of the IGF play a crucial role in aligning with and contributing to the United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments, with a particular emphasis on the Global Digital Compact leading up to the "Summit of the Future" in 2024. To enhance this alignment, the IGF should prioritize the integration of cutting-edge technologies, especially artificial intelligence (AI), and leverage blockchain to fortify cybersecurity.

Firstly, the IGF can serve as a platform to deliberate on how AI can be ethically and responsibly employed in addressing global challenges outlined in the Our Common Agenda. Discussions within the IGF can focus on establishing guidelines and frameworks for the ethical deployment of AI in various sectors. Incorporating AI discussions into the annual meetings and intersessional work will contribute to the commitment of harnessing digital technologies for the benefit of all.

Secondly, the IGF should actively explore the potential of blockchain technology in enhancing cybersecurity. Blockchain's decentralized and immutable nature makes it a powerful tool in safeguarding digital ecosystems. The annual meetings can feature sessions that highlight successful use cases of blockchain in cybersecurity, emphasizing its role in securing critical infrastructure, protecting sensitive data, and mitigating cyber threats. This aligns with the commitment to ensuring a secure and resilient digital environment as outlined in the Global Digital Compact.

Thirdly, the IGF can facilitate collaborations and partnerships among stakeholders to implement actionable strategies. By providing a platform for governments, industry leaders, and civil society to discuss and share best practices, the IGF can contribute to the commitment of fostering digital cooperation. Collaborative efforts can lead to the development and adoption of international standards for AI and blockchain applications in cybersecurity.

The annual meeting and intersessional work can significantly contribute to the United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda and the Global Digital Compact by centering discussions around the ethical use of AI and the integration of blockchain for robust cybersecurity. By addressing these key technological aspects, the IGF can actively participate in shaping a secure, inclusive, and sustainable digital future as the world approaches the "Summit of the Future" in 2024.
To enhance the overall format and design of the IGF, it would be beneficial to introduce specialized thematic tracks that focus on the intersection of emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence and blockchain, with critical global issues like cybersecurity, digital inclusion, and ethical use of technology. This approach ensures a more targeted and in-depth exploration of key challenges and opportunities. Additionally, incorporating interactive sessions, workshops, and collaborative forums can foster meaningful dialogue and practical solutions. Emphasizing hands-on experiences, case studies, and real-world applications within these thematic tracks will not only engage participants more effectively but also contribute to actionable outcomes and best practices that can be applied on a global scale.

Nelson Lemashon Mosiany
Technical Community

ID49

Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change
The World Economic Forum (WEF) in its - Harnessing Technology for the Global Goals report, jointly authored with PwC, identifies the significant role that digital technology can play in improving resilience to global warming related, natural hazards, reducing emissions and enhancing the ability for humans to take the necessary steps to realize net zero. The WEF report identifies how digital technologies can help to automate and significantly improve the efficiency of industrial, manufacturing and agricultural processes and that Artificial Intelligence (AI) based systems could contribute to a reduction of 4% in global emissions by 2030 (World Economic Forum & PwC, 2021). Despite the digital integration into climate resilience, most technologies are not accessible by persons with disabilities. This implies that, policy makers and innovators ought to collaborate and develop accessible technologies for all.
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
Organize workshops and sessions focused on capacity building in digital literacy, digital skills, and cybersecurity. This will strengthen global digital capabilities that align with the commitment to foster digital inclusion, access, and empowerment.

Organize workshops and sessions focused on capacity building in digital literacy, digital skills, and cybersecurity. This will strengthen global digital capabilities that align with the commitment to foster digital inclusion, access, and empowerment.
1.Introduce more interactive workshops and roundtable discussions where participants can engage in practical exercises, simulations, case studies, and hands-on demonstrations related to internet governance challenges. This format fosters active participation and practical learning.
2.Implement policy hackathons or innovation labs within the IGF to encourage collaborative problem-solving and the development of innovative solutions to pressing internet governance issues. Participants can work in multidisciplinary teams to create actionable policy proposals or technical tools.

Chemichemi Foundation
Civil Society

ID50

Digital Cooperation, Emerging Technologies and Innovation, Media and Content


Annet Kinyanjui
Private Sector

ID51

Emerging Technologies and Innovation, Rights and Freedoms, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity
Ehealth requires meaningful access for All


DC DDHT
Private Sector

ID52

Cybersecurity and Trust, Economic Issues and Development, Technical and Operational Topics
fine by me
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
the meetings and objectives worked on this year 2023 have been good and of high quality. In the near future IGF should consider developing its own tool for video conferences and video meetings as well.

the meetings and objectives worked on this year 2023 have been good and of high quality. In the near future IGF should consider developing its own tool for video conferences and video meetings as well.

Ramirez Delfi
Civil Society

ID53

Data Governance, Digital Cooperation, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity


Chilufya Theresa Mulenga
Civil Society

ID54

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Data Governance


Johana Obando Bonilla
Government

ID55

Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Technologies and Innovation, Technical and Operational Topics


Khpalwak shinwari Shinwari
Technical Community

ID56

Data Governance, Digital Cooperation, Rights and Freedoms
Ehealth requires confidential data sharing and enabling. Accessibility is key. Data trust and access. Resolution of misinformation for healthcare with data trust badges. Agism, technical skills issues for ehealthcare. Quality data input, data transfer and outputs. Bias and ethics considerations.
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
IGF must be virtual for equal access and to encourage the interwnt as an example to axhive SDGs.

IGF must be virtual for equal access and to encourage the interwnt as an example to axhive SDGs.
Virtual is a must for equity.

DC DDHT
Private Sector

ID57

Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Technologies and Innovation, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is the forum for multistakeholder discussion on public policy matters pertaining to important aspects of Internet governance. The purpose of the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional activity is to foster dialogue on new problems and topics in the digital sphere. Stakeholders from many industries and geographical areas have been brought together by the IGF to talk about concerns pertaining to the administration of the Internet.

A global gathering of professionals from various industries, the Summit of the Future seeks to address the direction of technology and its effects on society. The IGF may support the Summit of the Future by offering a forum for conversations about new problems and difficulties in the digital sphere. The IGF can also assist in identifying areas in which global issues like poverty, injustice, and climate change can be addressed through technology.

The IGF can do the following to better represent or contribute to the Summit of the Future:

Determine areas of shared interest: The IGF and the Summit of the Future can determine areas of shared interest, and the IGF can concentrate on those topics during its annual meeting and intersessional activity.

Interact with stakeholders: To guarantee that their opinions are heard in talks about the Summit of the Future, the IGF can interact with stakeholders from various industries and geographical areas.

Encourage innovation: By presenting cutting-edge technology and their potential to solve global issues, the IGF may encourage innovation.

Work together with other groups: The IGF can cooperate with other groups to make sure that talks about the Summit of the Future are inclusive and reflect a range of viewpoints.

Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is the forum for multistakeholder discussion on public policy matters pertaining to important aspects of Internet governance. The purpose of the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional activity is to foster dialogue on new problems and topics in the digital sphere. Stakeholders from many industries and geographical areas have been brought together by the IGF to talk about concerns pertaining to the administration of the Internet.

A global gathering of professionals from various industries, the Summit of the Future seeks to address the direction of technology and its effects on society. The IGF may support the Summit of the Future by offering a forum for conversations about new problems and difficulties in the digital sphere. The IGF can also assist in identifying areas in which global issues like poverty, injustice, and climate change can be addressed through technology.

The IGF can do the following to better represent or contribute to the Summit of the Future:

Determine areas of shared interest: The IGF and the Summit of the Future can determine areas of shared interest, and the IGF can concentrate on those topics during its annual meeting and intersessional activity.

Interact with stakeholders: To guarantee that their opinions are heard in talks about the Summit of the Future, the IGF can interact with stakeholders from various industries and geographical areas.

Encourage innovation: By presenting cutting-edge technology and their potential to solve global issues, the IGF may encourage innovation.

Work together with other groups: The IGF can cooperate with other groups to make sure that talks about the Summit of the Future are inclusive and reflect a range of viewpoints.
A high-level gathering called the Summit of the Future seeks to unite world leaders in order to create a new international agreement on how to protect the future and provide a better present. The Summit is a once-in-a-generation chance to restore damaged confidence and show that global cooperation can successfully address both present issues and those that may still arise in the future.

Global Economic and Financial Architecture, Human Rights and Participation, Sustainable Development Goals, a Global Digital Compact, Effective Environmental Governance, Peace and Security, and UN and Global Governance Innovation are a few of the thematic tracks that could be covered at the Summit of the Future.

Hakikur Rahman
Private Sector

ID58

Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Technologies and Innovation, Rights and Freedoms
How can AI and emerging technologies benefit people with disabilities? What role can these technologies play in breaking down digital barriers and promoting access to assistive technologies and devices? To promote fairness and equality, it is important to explore the potential of these technologies for improving the lives of individuals with disabilities, and ensuring that they are not left behind in the digital age.

Disability is a cross-cutting issue, and so is digital inclusion and accessibility. I propose that in each theme and session, a slot of at least one representative of the marginalized, unrepresented or underrepresented communities and groups be allocated. This will ensure their voice is heard and their concerns addressed as we move to a more inclusive internet.

DCAD Fellow under KICTANet (Kenya ICT Action Network)
Civil Society

ID59

Artificial Intelligence, Economic Issues and Development, Technical and Operational Topics


Mohora Kabelo Selabe
Civil Society

ID60

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change
Understanding the Evolution of Artificial Intelligence Applications and their Impact on Internet Governance.
Exploring ways to enhance transparency and accountability in artificial intelligence applications.
How to develop an international legal framework to ensure the ethical and sustainable use of artificial intelligence.
Children's rights and how to protect them in the digital Environment.
Enhancing the rights of internet users and preserving their privacy.
Exploring challenges arising in freedom of expression and access to information amidst technological advancements.
Developing strategies to combat the spread of misleading information and promotion of hatred online.
The role of governments and technology companies in achieving a balance between individual rights protection and freedom of expression.
The role of international bodies in setting global digital standards and policies.
Exchanging experiences and knowledge between governments and the private sector to enhance international cooperation.
Focusing on blockchain technology and expanding its use in internet governance.
Legal and ethical challenges associated with the adoption of blockchain technology.
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
This proposal aims to enhance the role of the Internet Governance Forum during annual meetings and the periods between sessions to ensure that no aspect is left behind, and to achieve a balance between the goals of the United Nations and the initiatives of the Forum in protecting our planet, promoting peace, and preventing conflicts.
The proposal addresses the following points:
1. Ensuring Sustainability of Efforts: Promoting integration between the annual meeting efforts and activities between sessions to ensure the sustainability of developments and consistent goal achievement, launching long-term initiatives to reaffirm the Forum's commitment to sustainable development and environmental protection.
2. Focus on Justice and Peace: Organizing special sessions focusing on the role of the Internet in promoting digital justice and peace, with an emphasis on combating digital conflicts, launching awareness campaigns about the power of the Internet in fostering tolerance and understanding international law principles.
3. Empowering Women and Girls in the Digital World: Organizing events spotlighting the role of women and girls in leading technological projects and developing digital solutions, launching initiatives to encourage women's participation in technological innovation and internet governance.
4. Building Trust and Partnerships: Enhancing trust among various partners through initiatives that promote understanding and encourage collaboration., highlighting successful examples of digital partnerships that have contributed to achieving sustainable development.
5. Improving Digital Technology for Security and Sustainability: Promoting research and development in the field of digital security technology and developing effective solutions to address modern digital challenges, launching initiatives to integrate digital technology into efforts to preserve the environment and promote sustainability.
6. Enhancing Interaction with Youth: Launching interactive platforms to engage with young people and gather their ideas about digital challenges and solutions, involving youth in Forum activities to enhance their participation in digital decision-making.

We hope that the Preparatory Committee considers these proposals, and we are eager to work collaboratively to achieve our common goals in building a better digital future.

This proposal aims to enhance the role of the Internet Governance Forum during annual meetings and the periods between sessions to ensure that no aspect is left behind, and to achieve a balance between the goals of the United Nations and the initiatives of the Forum in protecting our planet, promoting peace, and preventing conflicts.
The proposal addresses the following points:
1. Ensuring Sustainability of Efforts: Promoting integration between the annual meeting efforts and activities between sessions to ensure the sustainability of developments and consistent goal achievement, launching long-term initiatives to reaffirm the Forum's commitment to sustainable development and environmental protection.
2. Focus on Justice and Peace: Organizing special sessions focusing on the role of the Internet in promoting digital justice and peace, with an emphasis on combating digital conflicts, launching awareness campaigns about the power of the Internet in fostering tolerance and understanding international law principles.
3. Empowering Women and Girls in the Digital World: Organizing events spotlighting the role of women and girls in leading technological projects and developing digital solutions, launching initiatives to encourage women's participation in technological innovation and internet governance.
4. Building Trust and Partnerships: Enhancing trust among various partners through initiatives that promote understanding and encourage collaboration., highlighting successful examples of digital partnerships that have contributed to achieving sustainable development.
5. Improving Digital Technology for Security and Sustainability: Promoting research and development in the field of digital security technology and developing effective solutions to address modern digital challenges, launching initiatives to integrate digital technology into efforts to preserve the environment and promote sustainability.
6. Enhancing Interaction with Youth: Launching interactive platforms to engage with young people and gather their ideas about digital challenges and solutions, involving youth in Forum activities to enhance their participation in digital decision-making.

We hope that the Preparatory Committee considers these proposals, and we are eager to work collaboratively to achieve our common goals in building a better digital future.
We suggest that there be direct communication between the owners of effective initiatives and the private sector and funders participating in the event to establish partnerships to implement these initiatives that serve the goals of the IGF, under the supervision of the specialized committee in the IGF.

Creators Union of Arab ECOSOC Consultative Status-UN
Civil Society

ID61

Artificial Intelligence, Digital Cooperation, Media and Content
Arab Media Union's Vision for Media Content Regulation in the Era of Artificial Intelligence
1.Ensuring Quality and Credibility: Developing strategies to ensure the quality and credibility of media content in the era of smart technologies, establishing mechanisms to verify the accuracy of information and ensure it is free from distortion.
2. Promoting Diversity and Inclusion: Encouraging and supporting diverse content that reflects various perspectives and cultures, ensuring everyone's right to access diverse and trustworthy media content.
3. Privacy and Security Protection: Formulating policies to safeguard user privacy in the face of advanced technologies, enhancing security measures to protect media content from manipulation or intrusion.
4. Legal and Ethical Challenges: Discussing legal and ethical challenges related to regulating and controlling intelligent content, creating an ethical framework guiding the production and distribution of media content using smart technologies.
5. Guiding Principles.
6. International Collaboration: Promoting international collaboration to establish global standards for regulating media content, participating in international forums to exchange experiences and identify best practices.
7. Encouraging Innovation: Supporting research and innovation in the field of content regulation using smart technologies, encouraging and supporting technological innovation projects to address future challenges.
8. Algorithm Transparency: Urging media companies and platforms to clarify and explain the algorithms used in content presentation, advocating for the adoption of transparency standards governing how content is classified and displayed.

Through this proposal, the Arab Media Union seeks effective partnerships to achieve a balance between protection and freedom in the advanced media world, contributing to creating a safe and sustainable media environment.






The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
We suggest that the IGF involve everyone in implementing the goals of the Global Digital compact by activating important initiatives that serve this compact, disseminating these goals extensively, and providing government sponsorship for these initiatives.

We suggest that the IGF involve everyone in implementing the goals of the Global Digital compact by activating important initiatives that serve this compact, disseminating these goals extensively, and providing government sponsorship for these initiatives.
We propose that there be an international media platform to follow media performance and spread awareness about the risks of the digital environment and how to verify real sources and spread the ethics.

Arab Media Union
Civil Society

ID62

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
Strengthening and enhancing stakeholder engagement from developing countries and their local community too. It also calls for the Forum to contribute to building capacity for Internet governance in developing countries, drawing fully on local sources of knowledge and expertise and spread knowledge and so realtime, zerodate, up-to-date information about Internet Governance issues. To ensure more and more youth participants and awake people to contribute with this legacy.

Strengthening and enhancing stakeholder engagement from developing countries and their local community too. It also calls for the Forum to contribute to building capacity for Internet governance in developing countries, drawing fully on local sources of knowledge and expertise and spread knowledge and so realtime, zerodate, up-to-date information about Internet Governance issues. To ensure more and more youth participants and awake people to contribute with this legacy.
Providing and to promote and foment the presence of the youth participants to engaged with the IGF ecosystem, including special programs such as SIG ISOC and local country chapters, to provide fellowships to include those wish have the most to contribute within the new thematic agenda and give preference to innovation ideas.

Samuel Guimarães Lima
Civil Society

ID63

Cybersecurity and Trust, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change, Rights and Freedoms


Mulubahzumu Kemmeh Sipor Sipor
Technical Community

ID64

Cybersecurity and Trust, Rights and Freedoms, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
It is always important to bring the results of the discussions not only the thoughts and interests of the people representing the IGF in these meetings, but also the voices of civil society including people from indigenous communities, LGTBIQ+, women, children, adolescents and youth.

It is always important to bring the results of the discussions not only the thoughts and interests of the people representing the IGF in these meetings, but also the voices of civil society including people from indigenous communities, LGTBIQ+, women, children, adolescents and youth.
More active participation of people is required during the sessions, more inclusion of languages so that participation is truly enriching, more participation of minority representations (indigenous communities, LGTBIQ+, women, children, adolescents and youth, among others).

Karen Cruz
Civil Society

ID65

Economic Issues and Development, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity
I believe in one thing, United Nations can help make the world a better place.
Thanks


Justice Korsah
Private Sector

ID66

Cybersecurity and Trust, Data Governance, Emerging Technologies and Innovation
Here are some additional suggestions to further enhance the effectiveness and impact of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF):

1. **Dynamic Agenda Setting:**
- **Crowdsourced Agenda Items:**
- Allow the community to propose and vote on agenda items, ensuring that discussions reflect the most pressing and relevant issues.
- Utilize online platforms for crowdsourcing ideas and prioritizing topics.

2. **Global Participation:**
- **Virtual Collaboration Spaces:**
- Establish virtual collaboration spaces that enable ongoing discussions and project development throughout the year.
- Foster online communities around specific themes to encourage continuous engagement.

- **Regional IGF Preparatory Meetings:**
- Organize regional IGF preparatory meetings to gather input and insights from different regions, enriching the global discussions with diverse perspectives.

3. **Stakeholder-Specific Tracks:**
- **Business, Civil Society, Technical, and Government Tracks:**
- Introduce specialized tracks for different stakeholder groups, allowing them to delve deeper into issues relevant to their expertise and interests.
- Encourage cross-participation to promote a more holistic understanding of challenges.

4. **Data-driven Insights:**
- **Use of Analytics:**
- Utilize data analytics to identify trends and areas of interest within the IGF discussions.
- Provide real-time insights into participant engagement and topic popularity to guide agenda adjustments.

5. **Public-Private Partnerships:**
- **PPP Roundtables:**
- Host dedicated public-private partnership (PPP) roundtables to explore collaborative approaches to addressing challenges in the digital space.
- Encourage the development of joint initiatives and projects between public and private sectors.

6. **Continuous Evaluation and Improvement:**
- **Post-Event Surveys:**
- Conduct comprehensive post-event surveys to gather feedback on the IGF's organization, content, and outcomes.
- Use feedback to iteratively improve the format and address the evolving needs of participants.

7. **Emerging Technology Focus:**
- **Tech Showcase Sessions:**
- Include dedicated sessions for showcasing and discussing emerging technologies, such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things.
- Address the governance challenges and ethical considerations associated with these technologies.

8. **Policy Implementation Workshops:**
- **Interactive Workshops on Implementation:**
- Design workshops specifically focused on the practical aspects of policy implementation, sharing success stories and lessons learned.
- Engage participants in developing actionable roadmaps for implementing recommended policies.

9. **High-Level Dialogues:**
- **Leadership Panels:**
- Organize high-level dialogues featuring leaders from various sectors to discuss overarching trends, challenges, and opportunities in the digital world.
- Invite prominent figures to share their insights and visions for the future.

10. **Communication and Outreach:**
- **Media Partnerships:**
- Collaborate with media organizations to amplify the reach and impact of the IGF.
- Leverage social media, podcasts, and other platforms to share key insights and engage a broader audience.

11. **Interconnected IGF Ecosystem:**
- **IGF Regional Initiatives:**
- Support and promote IGF regional initiatives, fostering a connected global ecosystem of discussions and collaborations.
- Share best practices and outcomes across regional IGFs.

12. **Long-Term Impact Assessment:**
- **Longitudinal Studies:**
- Conduct longitudinal studies to assess the long-term impact of IGF discussions and initiatives.
- Track policy changes, technological advancements, and societal developments influenced by IGF outcomes.

By incorporating these additional elements, the IGF can evolve into a more adaptive, collaborative, and influential platform, addressing the multifaceted challenges of internet governance in a rapidly changing digital landscape.
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
To ensure that the Internet Governance Forum (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 in the lead up to the "Summit of the Future," the IGF can consider the following strategies:

1. **Alignment with Our Common Agenda:**
- Explicitly integrate the 12 commitments of the Our Common Agenda into the thematic discussions and workshops at the IGF annual meeting.
- Organize sessions dedicated to exploring how Internet governance and digital technologies can contribute to achieving the commitments outlined in the Our Common Agenda.

2. **Inclusion of Key Stakeholders:**
- Ensure diverse and inclusive participation, involving representatives from governments, civil society, private sector, academia, and technical communities, to foster a multi-stakeholder approach in addressing global challenges outlined in the Our Common Agenda.

3. **Global Digital Compact Integration:**
- Develop specific sessions or tracks that focus on the implementation of the Global Digital Compact, discussing its principles and how they can be translated into concrete actions within the Internet governance ecosystem.
- Encourage dialogues between stakeholders to share best practices and lessons learned in aligning with the principles of the Global Digital Compact.

4. **Policy Recommendations:**
- Facilitate working groups or intersessional activities that produce policy recommendations addressing the challenges and opportunities related to the digital realm, with a specific emphasis on supporting the objectives of the Global Digital Compact.

5. **Collaboration with UN Agencies:**
- Foster collaboration with relevant United Nations agencies and bodies working on digital-related issues to create synergies and avoid duplication of efforts in achieving the goals outlined in Our Common Agenda and the Global Digital Compact.

6. **Capacity Building and Awareness:**
- Integrate capacity-building sessions into the IGF agenda to empower stakeholders to contribute effectively to the implementation of the Global Digital Compact commitments.
- Promote awareness campaigns within the IGF community to highlight the importance of aligning with the Our Common Agenda and the Global Digital Compact.

7. **Reporting Mechanism:**
- Establish a reporting mechanism within the IGF framework to track progress on initiatives and projects that contribute to the commitments of Our Common Agenda and the Global Digital Compact.
- Regularly update the IGF community on how its activities align with and contribute to the broader United Nations initiatives.

By incorporating these strategies, the IGF can better serve as a platform for dialogue, collaboration, and action that directly contributes to the global digital agenda outlined by the United Nations Secretary General.

To ensure that the Internet Governance Forum (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 in the lead up to the "Summit of the Future," the IGF can consider the following strategies:

1. **Alignment with Our Common Agenda:**
- Explicitly integrate the 12 commitments of the Our Common Agenda into the thematic discussions and workshops at the IGF annual meeting.
- Organize sessions dedicated to exploring how Internet governance and digital technologies can contribute to achieving the commitments outlined in the Our Common Agenda.

2. **Inclusion of Key Stakeholders:**
- Ensure diverse and inclusive participation, involving representatives from governments, civil society, private sector, academia, and technical communities, to foster a multi-stakeholder approach in addressing global challenges outlined in the Our Common Agenda.

3. **Global Digital Compact Integration:**
- Develop specific sessions or tracks that focus on the implementation of the Global Digital Compact, discussing its principles and how they can be translated into concrete actions within the Internet governance ecosystem.
- Encourage dialogues between stakeholders to share best practices and lessons learned in aligning with the principles of the Global Digital Compact.

4. **Policy Recommendations:**
- Facilitate working groups or intersessional activities that produce policy recommendations addressing the challenges and opportunities related to the digital realm, with a specific emphasis on supporting the objectives of the Global Digital Compact.

5. **Collaboration with UN Agencies:**
- Foster collaboration with relevant United Nations agencies and bodies working on digital-related issues to create synergies and avoid duplication of efforts in achieving the goals outlined in Our Common Agenda and the Global Digital Compact.

6. **Capacity Building and Awareness:**
- Integrate capacity-building sessions into the IGF agenda to empower stakeholders to contribute effectively to the implementation of the Global Digital Compact commitments.
- Promote awareness campaigns within the IGF community to highlight the importance of aligning with the Our Common Agenda and the Global Digital Compact.

7. **Reporting Mechanism:**
- Establish a reporting mechanism within the IGF framework to track progress on initiatives and projects that contribute to the commitments of Our Common Agenda and the Global Digital Compact.
- Regularly update the IGF community on how its activities align with and contribute to the broader United Nations initiatives.

By incorporating these strategies, the IGF can better serve as a platform for dialogue, collaboration, and action that directly contributes to the global digital agenda outlined by the United Nations Secretary General.
The overall format and design of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) can be enhanced to foster more meaningful discussions, collaborations, and outcomes. Here are some ideas to consider:

1. **Thematic Tracks:**
- **Diverse Themes:**
- Expand the thematic tracks to cover a broad spectrum of issues related to internet governance, including emerging technologies, cybersecurity, digital inclusion, and ethical considerations in AI.
- Rotate themes from year to year to ensure comprehensive coverage of relevant topics.

- **Cross-Cutting Themes:**
- Introduce cross-cutting themes that run across multiple tracks, emphasizing the interconnected nature of internet-related issues (e.g., the intersection of technology and human rights).

2. **Interactive Formats:**
- **Workshops and Roundtables:**
- Prioritize interactive workshops and roundtable discussions over traditional panel sessions to encourage more dynamic and participatory engagement among attendees.
- Incorporate audience interaction tools, such as live polls and Q&A sessions, to involve participants in real-time discussions.

- **Scenario Planning and Simulations:**
- Include scenario planning sessions or simulations to explore potential future developments in the digital landscape, encouraging strategic thinking and proactive planning.

3. **Multi-Stakeholder Collaboration:**
- **Thematic Hubs:**
- Establish thematic hubs or working groups that bring together stakeholders with diverse expertise and perspectives to collaboratively address specific challenges or opportunities.
- Encourage these hubs to work on actionable outputs and recommendations.

- **Open Consultations:**
- Organize open consultations prior to the IGF to gather input from stakeholders on key issues and shape the agenda collaboratively.
- Create mechanisms for virtual participation to facilitate global inclusivity.

4. **Policy Incubators:**
- **Incubator Sessions:**
- Introduce policy incubator sessions where participants can work intensively on developing concrete policy recommendations or best practices.
- Provide resources and support for the implementation of recommendations generated during the IGF.

5. **Youth Involvement:**
- **Youth Tracks:**
- Dedicate specific tracks or sessions to address the concerns and perspectives of young people in the digital age.
- Facilitate mentorship programs and collaborative projects between youth and experienced professionals.

6. **Showcasing Innovation:**
- **Innovation Pavilions:**
- Create innovation pavilions or showcases where organizations and startups can demonstrate cutting-edge technologies and solutions.
- Encourage collaboration between innovators and policymakers to explore regulatory considerations.

7. **Outcome-Oriented Approach:**
- **Actionable Outputs:**
- Emphasize the creation of actionable outputs, such as policy recommendations, best practices, or collaborative projects, during and after the IGF.
- Establish follow-up mechanisms to track the implementation of these outputs.

8. **Regional and National Integration:**
- **Regional Tracks:**
- Incorporate regional tracks or sessions to address challenges and opportunities specific to different geographic areas.
- Facilitate the exchange of regional best practices and solutions.

9. **Virtual and Hybrid Components:**
- **Hybrid Model:**
- Develop a hybrid model that combines in-person and virtual components, allowing for greater global participation and reducing environmental impact.
- Leverage technology for remote participation, virtual exhibitions, and networking opportunities.

10. **Accessibility and Inclusivity:**
- **Multilingual Support:**
- Ensure multilingual support for sessions, materials, and communication to enhance accessibility for participants from diverse linguistic backgrounds.
- Provide accommodations for participants with disabilities.

By implementing these ideas, the IGF can evolve into a more dynamic, inclusive, and outcome-oriented platform that effectively addresses the complex challenges and opportunities in the realm of internet governance.

Knock for Knowledge
Private Sector

ID67

Cybersecurity and Trust, Data Governance, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity


Abraham Selby
Technical Community

ID68

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Economic Issues and Development
In addition to the above, the following sub-topics are of importance:
• Disinformation
• Cross-border cooperation
• IGF organization and role
• Metaverse
• Multilingualism
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
The IGF should maintain its ability to be agile and flexible, in order to continuously evolve. Additionally, it should be further strengthened, empowered and resourced to:
• Continue to serve as a venue for addressing Internet governance in a global multi-stakeholder setup, endorsed by the UN;
• Reinforce its global outreach and inclusivity, by empowering links to- and open channels with NRIs;
• Foster meaningful inclusion of underrepresented actors, particularly from the Global South;
• Effectively relay its outcomes to relevant decision-making venues;
• Channel relevant strategic input from other fora to its work;
• Address urgent and pressing priorities, and coordinate and follow-up on actions related to key Internet and digital governance issues;
• Continue to enhance its role within the global IG ecosystem and build strategic relations to other fora and to key players with regards to global digital policies.

The IGF should maintain its ability to be agile and flexible, in order to continuously evolve. Additionally, it should be further strengthened, empowered and resourced to:
• Continue to serve as a venue for addressing Internet governance in a global multi-stakeholder setup, endorsed by the UN;
• Reinforce its global outreach and inclusivity, by empowering links to- and open channels with NRIs;
• Foster meaningful inclusion of underrepresented actors, particularly from the Global South;
• Effectively relay its outcomes to relevant decision-making venues;
• Channel relevant strategic input from other fora to its work;
• Address urgent and pressing priorities, and coordinate and follow-up on actions related to key Internet and digital governance issues;
• Continue to enhance its role within the global IG ecosystem and build strategic relations to other fora and to key players with regards to global digital policies.
The modality of the IGF high-level track has proved to be effective in engaging high-level experts and leaders from all stakeholder groups in the Internet governance dialogue. However one point to be considered for the 2024 meeting, is to ensure that the high-level track programme design is integrated with the overall IGF programme, in order to avoid duplication and redundancy in speakers and discussions.

National Telecom Regulatory Authority of Egypt
Government

ID69

Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Technologies and Innovation, Media and Content


Dynamic Teen Coalition
Civil Society

ID70

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Data Governance


Xiao Zhang
Government

ID71

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Data Governance


Lei Wang
Private Sector

ID72

Emerging Technologies and Innovation, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change, Media and Content
Disability inclusion
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
Disability inclusion

Disability inclusion

Pauline Wangechi Muchiri
Civil Society

ID73

Data Governance
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
To have more dicussion about this compact on 2024 IGF,.

To have more dicussion about this compact on 2024 IGF,.
To enhance the understanding towards 'what is digital soeciety' or 'digitalisation' of different generations. On the one hand, digitalisation brings about more benefit to our society; on the other hand, it meand new challenges. We use mobile phone everyday and stand together but longly.


Yin Shan
Technical Community

ID74

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity


ISOC youth standing group
Technical Community

ID75

Artificial Intelligence, Digital Cooperation, Rights and Freedoms
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
Should have more submissions to the global digital compact consultation and representatives from IGF communities at the summit of the future negotiations

Should have more submissions to the global digital compact consultation and representatives from IGF communities at the summit of the future negotiations

Yik Chan Chin
Civil Society

ID77

Artificial Intelligence
We are conducting an international assessment of AGI governance: https://mailchi.mp/millennium-project/invitation-to-agi-rtd
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
By creating as session on creating the text for a UN Convention on AI with two sub-sections: one are artificial narrow intelligence (ANI) and one on artificial general intelligence (AGI) and the characteristics for a UN Agency to enforce the Convention. Current study on this underway: https://mailchi.mp/millennium-project/invitation-to-agi-rtd

By creating as session on creating the text for a UN Convention on AI with two sub-sections: one are artificial narrow intelligence (ANI) and one on artificial general intelligence (AGI) and the characteristics for a UN Agency to enforce the Convention. Current study on this underway: https://mailchi.mp/millennium-project/invitation-to-agi-rtd
Consider an online Delphi or Real-Time Delphi to build on the results of the IGF to further detail implemention.

The Millennium Project
Civil Society

ID78

Cybersecurity and Trust, Technical and Operational Topics, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity
Stability and Resilience of the Internet.


Eduardo Barasal Morales
Technical Community

ID79

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Emerging Technologies and Innovation


Academia Mexicana de Ciberseguridad y Derecho Digital (AMCID)
Civil Society

ID80

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Emerging Technologies and Innovation
We need to investigate the global proliferation of spyware technology, such as Predator and Pegasus, and there are many more going around the earth to violate human rights of many people.


Nori Katagiri
Private Sector

ID81

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change


Brahim OUSMANE MUSTAPHA
Government

ID82

Cybersecurity and Trust, Digital Cooperation
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
Le réunion annuelle sont très importants,ça peut aider le menbre de IGF de bien orienté leur réflexion pour bien prendre de décision avenir

Le réunion annuelle sont très importants,ça peut aider le menbre de IGF de bien orienté leur réflexion pour bien prendre de décision avenir
La cybercriminalité en Afrique avec Tik tok , l'éducation de réseau sociaux, peut nous aide à bien orienté le jeune fille ou garçon sur leur manière de l'utilisation

RBA
Civil Society

ID84

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) plays a crucial role in facilitating dialogue on internet-related policy issues, striving for a collaborative, inclusive approach to decision-making. Against the backdrop of major global initiatives and agendas, the IGF annually convenes diverse stakeholders to deliberate on pertinent challenges. It's pivotal in aligning with the United Nations Secretary-General’s Our Common Agenda, with a particular focus on the Global Digital Compact in anticipation of the "Summit of the Future" in 2024.

The "Summit of the Future," slated for September 2024, arises from a critical juncture in global affairs. Triggered by the UN's 75th-anniversary commemoration, the Summit responds to pressing issues like the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and technological advancements. It aims to strengthen international cooperation, ensuring its efficacy in meeting existing agreements and responding to emerging threats and opportunities. The Summit envisions a renewed trust in multilateralism and collective action.

This summit is envisioned as a once-in-a-generation opportunity, building on the 2023 SDG Summit. Its outcome is anticipated to be an intergovernmentally negotiated, action-oriented Pact for the Future. This pact encompasses sustainable development and financing, international peace and security, science, technology, and innovation, youth and future generations, and transforming global governance. Proposals from the UN Secretary-General's "Our Common Agenda" serve as the foundation for this transformative agenda.

In essence, the IGF is integral to the overarching narrative of global cooperation and digital governance, aligning with the Summit of the Future's objectives. It reflects the commitment to shaping a future that embraces inclusivity, sustainability, and the collective well-being of present and future generations.

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) plays a crucial role in facilitating dialogue on internet-related policy issues, striving for a collaborative, inclusive approach to decision-making. Against the backdrop of major global initiatives and agendas, the IGF annually convenes diverse stakeholders to deliberate on pertinent challenges. It's pivotal in aligning with the United Nations Secretary-General’s Our Common Agenda, with a particular focus on the Global Digital Compact in anticipation of the "Summit of the Future" in 2024.

The "Summit of the Future," slated for September 2024, arises from a critical juncture in global affairs. Triggered by the UN's 75th-anniversary commemoration, the Summit responds to pressing issues like the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and technological advancements. It aims to strengthen international cooperation, ensuring its efficacy in meeting existing agreements and responding to emerging threats and opportunities. The Summit envisions a renewed trust in multilateralism and collective action.

This summit is envisioned as a once-in-a-generation opportunity, building on the 2023 SDG Summit. Its outcome is anticipated to be an intergovernmentally negotiated, action-oriented Pact for the Future. This pact encompasses sustainable development and financing, international peace and security, science, technology, and innovation, youth and future generations, and transforming global governance. Proposals from the UN Secretary-General's "Our Common Agenda" serve as the foundation for this transformative agenda.

In essence, the IGF is integral to the overarching narrative of global cooperation and digital governance, aligning with the Summit of the Future's objectives. It reflects the commitment to shaping a future that embraces inclusivity, sustainability, and the collective well-being of present and future generations.

Emmanuel Nii-Akwei Mingle
Technical Community

ID85

Artificial Intelligence, Digital Cooperation, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change
Multilingual Internet (universal acceptance of multilingual ID provided by IETF technologies.)


Jiankang Yao
Technical Community

ID86

Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change, Rights and Freedoms, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity
Try to make it possible that people have the chance to attend more sessions, maybe one day more and less parallel sessions will help.
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
Hold digital live streaming events prior to the Summit of the Future so that IGF stakeholders have the possibility to make their voices heard.

Hold digital live streaming events prior to the Summit of the Future so that IGF stakeholders have the possibility to make their voices heard.
Try to somehow refocus the large diversity of topics and themes. The numerous sessions make it hard to get an overview and the chance of missing important sessions and events rises.

Andreas Salz
Intergovernmental Organization

ID87

Cybersecurity and Trust, Emerging Technologies and Innovation


Jana Priyatosh
Technical Community

ID88

Data Governance, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change, Technical and Operational Topics


Odianosen Ehiakhamen
Government

ID89

Artificial Intelligence, Economic Issues and Development, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change
Digitalization-Accessibility/Connectivity
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
We hope to see the IGF stakeholders more and more engaged in the summit of the future preparation, but also the STI 2024, and the GDC activities in New York. The IGF's work have to be promoted at the UNGA level.

We hope to see the IGF stakeholders more and more engaged in the summit of the future preparation, but also the STI 2024, and the GDC activities in New York. The IGF's work have to be promoted at the UNGA level.
In term of communication and to make the IGF more inclusive, interpretation has become a necessity. funding support to all youth coordinators is very essential to allow voices to be heard and give the chance to coordinators to discuss each others and to share views and ideas to tackle global or local challenges.

Chad Youth IGF
Civil Society

ID90

Artificial Intelligence, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity
As Latinamerican NGO, we are implementing projects to promote responsible, critical and meaningful use of digital media.
www.chicos.net
www.historiasparaarmar.org
chicos.net/humania


Chicos.net
Civil Society

ID91

Artificial Intelligence, Data Governance, Emerging Technologies and Innovation


RONALD MUSIZVINGOZA
Intergovernmental Organization

ID92

Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Technologies and Innovation, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) can play a crucial role in reflecting and contributing to the United Nations Secretary General's Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments, especially the Global Digital Compact in anticipation of the "Summit of the Future" in 2024. Here are key ways the IGF can enhance its alignment with these initiatives:
Thematic Alignment: Ensure that the IGF's annual meeting and intersessional work directly align with the thematic priorities outlined in the Our Common Agenda, emphasizing areas such as digital inclusion, sustainable development, human rights, and global cooperation in the digital space.
Relevance: Frame IGF discussions and workshops to address challenges and opportunities identified in the Global Digital Compact, actively contributing to the development of solutions and best practices. Multi-Stakeholder Engagement: Strengthen and diversify multi-stakeholder participation in the IGF processes, involving governments, private sector entities, civil society, and the technical community. Relevance: Create dedicated sessions within the IGF that allow stakeholders to discuss and formulate collaborative initiatives in line with the commitments of the Global Digital Compact. Policy Recommendations:This will facilitate the generation of policy recommendations and best practices during IGF meetings and intersessional activities, reflecting the spirit of the Global Digital Compact and contributing to the Our Common Agenda's commitment to fostering cooperation for a safer digital space , which will encourage dynamic discussions that result in tangible outputs, such as reports, guidelines, or collaborative projects, to be presented at the Summit of the Future. Youth Involvement there is strong need to prioritize the involvement of youth in IGF activities, recognizing the Our Common Agenda's emphasis on the role of young people in shaping the future. This means there is need to design specific sessions and initiatives within the IGF to amplify the voices of young leaders, fostering innovation and fresh perspectives in the Global Digital Compact's implementation.

By actively embracing these strategies, the IGF can position itself as a dynamic and influential platform that not only reflects the global initiatives outlined by the United Nations Secretary General but also actively contributes to the implementation of the Our Common Agenda and the realization of the Global Digital Compact's commitments.

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) can play a crucial role in reflecting and contributing to the United Nations Secretary General's Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments, especially the Global Digital Compact in anticipation of the "Summit of the Future" in 2024. Here are key ways the IGF can enhance its alignment with these initiatives:
Thematic Alignment: Ensure that the IGF's annual meeting and intersessional work directly align with the thematic priorities outlined in the Our Common Agenda, emphasizing areas such as digital inclusion, sustainable development, human rights, and global cooperation in the digital space.
Relevance: Frame IGF discussions and workshops to address challenges and opportunities identified in the Global Digital Compact, actively contributing to the development of solutions and best practices. Multi-Stakeholder Engagement: Strengthen and diversify multi-stakeholder participation in the IGF processes, involving governments, private sector entities, civil society, and the technical community. Relevance: Create dedicated sessions within the IGF that allow stakeholders to discuss and formulate collaborative initiatives in line with the commitments of the Global Digital Compact. Policy Recommendations:This will facilitate the generation of policy recommendations and best practices during IGF meetings and intersessional activities, reflecting the spirit of the Global Digital Compact and contributing to the Our Common Agenda's commitment to fostering cooperation for a safer digital space , which will encourage dynamic discussions that result in tangible outputs, such as reports, guidelines, or collaborative projects, to be presented at the Summit of the Future. Youth Involvement there is strong need to prioritize the involvement of youth in IGF activities, recognizing the Our Common Agenda's emphasis on the role of young people in shaping the future. This means there is need to design specific sessions and initiatives within the IGF to amplify the voices of young leaders, fostering innovation and fresh perspectives in the Global Digital Compact's implementation.

By actively embracing these strategies, the IGF can position itself as a dynamic and influential platform that not only reflects the global initiatives outlined by the United Nations Secretary General but also actively contributes to the implementation of the Our Common Agenda and the realization of the Global Digital Compact's commitments.
The design and format of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) can evolve to align with recent trends and address emerging global issues. Here are some ideas for enhancing the overall format and design of the IGF:
Interactive Workshops with Tangible Outputs: A more transformative traditional workshops into interactive sessions that generate tangible outputs, such as policy recommendations, best practice guides, or collaborative projects. This will see a maximize but impactful discussions, creates actionable takeaways, and contributes to the development of concrete initiatives. As well a Multi-Stakeholder Showcases: This will Include dedicated showcases where stakeholders, including governments, private sector, and civil society, present successful projects or initiatives related to the IGF themes.This will highlights best practices, provides practical insights, and encourages cross-sectoral collaboration. A Youth-Centric Sessions and Innovation Corners to designate specific sessions and spaces for youth-centric discussions, innovation corners, or startup showcases to amplify the voices of young leaders and entrepreneurs. This will promotes diversity, incorporates fresh perspectives, and fosters innovation within the IGF ecosystem.
Accessible and Inclusive Design: There is strong need to prioritize accessibility features in both physical and virtual aspects of the IGF, ensuring that the event is inclusive and accommodating to participants with diverse needs.Demonstrating a commitment to inclusivity, broadens participation, and sets a standard for other global events. These ideas aim to enhance the effectiveness, inclusivity, and innovation within the IGF, aligning with recent trends and addressing the evolving landscape of global internet governance and digital policy discussions.

West Africa ICT Action Network
Civil Society

ID93

Digital Cooperation, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity
Cooperation strategies for a balanced governance involving all stakeholders in the financing of infrastructure to address the challenges of universal access and meaningful connectivity most effectively.
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
It is estimated that 3.7 billion people, nearly half of the world's population, do not have access to the Internet. The least developed countries are the least connected, with only 19% of their population having access. By 2030, according to the United Nations, everyone should have safe and affordable access to the Internet, especially when it comes to using digital services in a meaningful way, in line with sustainable development goals.
In light of the above, it seems opportune to work towards engaging all stakeholders in financing infrastructure actions for balanced access to services. Ongoing discussions for the Global Digital Pact address this issue under thematic area 1: "Connecting everyone to the Internet, including all schools," through consultations led by the Secretary-General's Envoy for Technologies in preparation for the Future Summit.

It is estimated that 3.7 billion people, nearly half of the world's population, do not have access to the Internet. The least developed countries are the least connected, with only 19% of their population having access. By 2030, according to the United Nations, everyone should have safe and affordable access to the Internet, especially when it comes to using digital services in a meaningful way, in line with sustainable development goals.
In light of the above, it seems opportune to work towards engaging all stakeholders in financing infrastructure actions for balanced access to services. Ongoing discussions for the Global Digital Pact address this issue under thematic area 1: "Connecting everyone to the Internet, including all schools," through consultations led by the Secretary-General's Envoy for Technologies in preparation for the Future Summit.
I propose that IGFs integrate actions for the implementation of Research and Development cells in collaboration with the private sector, especially on AI tools and services. Additionally, establish mechanisms for ongoing upgrading of frameworks and other documents related to the governance of critical electronic communication infrastructures. This involves all stakeholders who have already been able to take actions in this direction.

Digitales Solidaires
Civil Society

ID94

Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change, Rights and Freedoms, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity


Christian care Foundation Pakistan
Civil Society

ID95

Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change, Rights and Freedoms, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity


Christian care Foundation Pakistan
Civil Society

ID96

Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Technologies and Innovation, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change
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The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?

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Ömer Faruk Saraç
Government

ID97

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Media and Content
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
When considering how to improve the IGF's annual meeting and its intersessional work, it's essential to contemplate their potential contribution to several key areas:

The IGF could better reflect the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. By focusing on Internet access and connectivity in underserved regions, it could contribute to reducing the digital divide and supporting socio-economic development. Also, increased attention should be given to digital inclusion, especially for marginalized groups like women, persons with disabilities, and rural communities. The IGF can advocate for policies and programs ensuring that no one is left behind in the global digital economy.

Amid growing challenges related to cybersecurity and data protection, the IGF can provide a platform to discuss standards and best practices. This might include debates on data privacy, securing critical infrastructure, and combating cybercrime.To stay relevant, the IGF must address emerging issues such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, and the Internet of Things (IoT). It could encourage collaboration between governments, the private sector, and civil society to shape policies that foster innovation while ensuring ethical standards.

The central focus of the IGF pertains to Internet governance. It should continue to encourage open and inclusive dialogue among different stakeholders, thereby fostering international cooperation to maintain an open, secure, and accessible Internet for all.


When considering how to improve the IGF's annual meeting and its intersessional work, it's essential to contemplate their potential contribution to several key areas:

The IGF could better reflect the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. By focusing on Internet access and connectivity in underserved regions, it could contribute to reducing the digital divide and supporting socio-economic development. Also, increased attention should be given to digital inclusion, especially for marginalized groups like women, persons with disabilities, and rural communities. The IGF can advocate for policies and programs ensuring that no one is left behind in the global digital economy.

Amid growing challenges related to cybersecurity and data protection, the IGF can provide a platform to discuss standards and best practices. This might include debates on data privacy, securing critical infrastructure, and combating cybercrime.To stay relevant, the IGF must address emerging issues such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, and the Internet of Things (IoT). It could encourage collaboration between governments, the private sector, and civil society to shape policies that foster innovation while ensuring ethical standards.

The central focus of the IGF pertains to Internet governance. It should continue to encourage open and inclusive dialogue among different stakeholders, thereby fostering international cooperation to maintain an open, secure, and accessible Internet for all.

Introducing focused tracks aligned with key issues like cybersecurity, digital inclusion, emerging technologies, and governance could offer a more organized structure. Each track could feature discussions, workshops, and panels led by experts, policymakers, and stakeholders, delving deeper into specific topics.

Including sessions that spotlight regional challenges and solutions could provide a more nuanced understanding of diverse issues across different parts of the world. These sessions might explore region-specific concerns related to Internet access, regulations, and socio-economic impacts.

Encouraging diverse participation from governments, civil society, the private sector, academia, and technical communities in interactive dialogues could offer a more comprehensive approach to tackling Internet governance challenges.

Trying out different presentation styles, like TED-style talks, debates, or interactive simulations, could make complex topics more engaging and accessible. Real-life case studies and storytelling could add depth and relatability to discussions.

Leveraging virtual and hybrid event formats could increase accessibility and engagement. Features like online streaming, interactive virtual workshops, and discussion forums could attract a wider audience.

Acknowledging the importance of youth perspectives by creating dedicated sessions or tracks specifically involving young voices could inject fresh ideas and viewpoints into discussions about the future of the Internet.

Designing sessions with clear outcome objectives, such as drafting policy recommendations or creating actionable plans, could ensure that discussions result in tangible outputs.

Maintaining engagement throughout the year by organizing webinars, working groups, or online forums between annual meetings could sustain momentum and facilitate ongoing dialogue on crucial themes.


Latévi Gilles Angelo Biova LAWSON
Private Sector

ID98

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Data Governance, Digital Cooperation, Economic Issues and Development, Emerging Technologies and Innovation, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change, Media and Content, Rights and Freedoms, Technical and Operational Topics, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity
Perfect life for me. Paul Micheal Koda Van Treese.
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
Perfect life for me. Nothing else

Perfect life for me. Nothing else
Perfect Life for me. Paul Van Treese nothing else.

Igf
Intergovernmental Organization

ID99

Rights and Freedoms
Governments should have un limited access of internet to achieve their SDGs agenda and populations will have to be adhered to the internet policy guidelines of their governments
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
Internet has become a tools for youth and middle aged people in many parts of the world, as we have witnessed repeated ignorance, isolation and exclusion of older persons to access an internet in their respective living areas. so many older aged persons were overlooked their right to access internet and governments should prioritize the need of older aged persons in home care, nursing homes and areas allocated for them. there has to be digital technology tools that will help seniors and older aged persons to entertain and communicate with their relatives, freinds and loved ones.

Internet has become a tools for youth and middle aged people in many parts of the world, as we have witnessed repeated ignorance, isolation and exclusion of older persons to access an internet in their respective living areas. so many older aged persons were overlooked their right to access internet and governments should prioritize the need of older aged persons in home care, nursing homes and areas allocated for them. there has to be digital technology tools that will help seniors and older aged persons to entertain and communicate with their relatives, freinds and loved ones.
Somalia: a country that an armed terrorists groups, federal member states and federal governments all use internet as they wanted without proper supervision and monitoring. cyper securtity crimes is rampant and all social media outlets violate the norms and ethics of internets, violations of human rights against children and women rights , abduction, intimidation, human traficking, sexual and gender based vioence, democratic and electoral process violations are used by an internet.

Somali HelpAge Association
Civil Society

ID100

Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change


Madonna University, Nigeria
Technical Community

ID101

Data Governance, Emerging Technologies and Innovation, Technical and Operational Topics


Nada Al Rafedah
Government

ID102

Cybersecurity and Trust


Hasan Yilmaz
Government

ID103

Economic Issues and Development, Emerging Technologies and Innovation, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change
Very interesting verticals
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
Early publication of submission for calls

Early publication of submission for calls
Yes, I do

100 Women in Tech Nigeria
Civil Society

ID104

Cybersecurity and Trust, Digital Cooperation, Media and Content


Musammat Samina
Civil Society

ID105

Digital Cooperation, Rights and Freedoms, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity


Al-hajj Md. Abdul Khalek
Intergovernmental Organization

ID106

Artificial Intelligence, Data Governance, Emerging Technologies and Innovation


Monojit Das
Civil Society

ID107

Artificial Intelligence, Data Governance, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change
In 2024, the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) may prioritize key themes such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Governance, Environmental Sustainability, and Climate Change due to several compelling reasons, and additionally a special subtheme to be added for "Deep Fake" as the threats from Deep Fake are indeed a concern which needs to be discussed at the multi stakeholder forum of IGF:

1. Artificial Intelligence (AI):
- Rapid Technological Advancements: The continuous evolution and integration of AI technologies into various aspects of society raise important questions about ethical considerations, accountability, and the potential impact on human rights. The IGF may prioritize AI to explore governance frameworks that ensure responsible AI development and deployment.

- Cross-Border Implications: AI systems often operate across borders, necessitating a global perspective on governance. Addressing issues related to data privacy, bias in algorithms, and the societal impact of AI requires international cooperation and shared guidelines.

2. Data Governance:
- Data as a Strategic Asset: Data has become a crucial asset in the digital economy. The IGF may prioritize data governance to discuss the responsible and ethical use of data, including issues related to data ownership, privacy, and security. Establishing frameworks for data sharing and interoperability can be vital in fostering innovation while protecting individual rights.

- Global Data Flows and Trade: With increasing cross-border data flows, the IGF might focus on developing policies that balance the need for data exchange with privacy and security concerns. Harmonizing international standards for data governance can facilitate fair and efficient global trade.

3. Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change:
- Digital Environmental Impact: The Internet and digital technologies contribute to environmental challenges, including carbon emissions from data centers and electronic waste. Prioritizing environmental sustainability aligns with global efforts to address climate change. The IGF may explore ways to make the digital sector more environmentally friendly, such as adopting sustainable practices and promoting green technologies.

- ICT Solutions for Climate Action: The IGF could highlight the role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in addressing climate change. This includes examining how digital innovations can contribute to environmental monitoring, disaster response, and sustainable development.

These thematic priorities reflect the evolving landscape of challenges and opportunities in the digital age. By addressing AI, data governance, environmental sustainability, and climate change, the IGF can contribute to the development of policies and frameworks that ensure the responsible and inclusive use of technology while addressing global challenges that impact society as a whole. These priorities would emphasize the importance of a collaborative and multistakeholder approach to shaping the future of the Internet and its impact on broader societal issues.

The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
The IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work can play a crucial role in reflecting and contributing to the United Nations Secretary-General's Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments, particularly the Global Digital Compact in the lead up to the "Summit of the Future" in 2024. Here are ways in which the IGF can better align with and contribute to these initiatives:

a. Incorporate Our Common Agenda Themes:
- The IGF can integrate the themes and commitments outlined in the United Nations Secretary-General's Our Common Agenda into its annual meeting and intersessional work. This could involve organizing workshops, sessions, and discussions that specifically address the 12 commitments, ensuring that the IGF aligns its priorities with the global agenda.

b. Technology Track for the Global Digital Compact:
- Dedicate a specific "technology track" within the IGF to engage stakeholders from governments, the United Nations system, the private sector, civil society, grassroots organizations, academia, and individuals. This track could focus on formulating and refining the principles of the Global Digital Compact, allowing for inclusive and multistakeholder contributions.

c. Multistakeholder Engagement and Representation:
- Ensure diverse and inclusive participation from all stakeholder groups in IGF meetings and intersessional activities. This inclusivity will enable a comprehensive and representative discussion on the Global Digital Compact, reflecting the perspectives of governments, businesses, civil society, and individuals.

d. Thematic Sessions on Compact Issues:
- Organize dedicated thematic sessions during IGF meetings that delve into specific issues outlined in the Global Digital Compact. These could include discussions on digital connectivity, preventing Internet fragmentation, data governance, human rights online, and criteria for accountability in addressing discrimination and misleading content.

e. Output and Recommendations:
- Facilitate the generation of concrete outputs and recommendations from IGF discussions related to the Global Digital Compact. These outputs could take the form of reports, guidelines, or best practices that contribute to the formulation of shared principles for an open, free, and secure digital future, as proposed in the Common Agenda.

f. Collaboration with Summit of the Future:
- Establish collaborative mechanisms between the IGF and the Summit of the Future organizing committee to ensure a seamless transition of ideas, recommendations, and commitments. This collaboration could involve joint sessions, consultations, or the presentation of IGF outputs at the Summit.

g. Engage Youth and Future Leaders:
- Given the emphasis on involving youth in the Global Digital Compact, the IGF should actively engage young people in its activities. Create dedicated spaces for youth participation, ensuring that their perspectives and ideas are considered in discussions related to the digital future.

h.Special Emphasis on Deep Fake Technology:
- Recognize the growing threat posed by deep fake technology and its implications for trust, misinformation, and the erosion of digital authenticity. Dedicate specific sessions within the IGF to address the challenges and potential harms associated with deep fakes, fostering a better understanding of the technological landscape and the need for governance mechanisms.

- Facilitate discussions on the ethical considerations, accountability, and potential regulatory frameworks for addressing deep fakes. Engage experts, technologists, and policymakers to explore ways to mitigate the negative impact of malicious uses of deep fake technology while preserving legitimate and creative applications.

- Encourage collaboration between the technical community, civil society, and governments to develop tools and standards for detecting and mitigating the effects of deep fakes. Consider the implications of deep fake technology on human rights, privacy, and the spread of disinformation, and work towards establishing best practices and guidelines.

- Incorporate perspectives from the private sector, including technology companies, to explore industry-led initiatives and self-regulation efforts that can contribute to the responsible development and deployment of deep fake technology.

- Contribute to the development of global norms and principles that address the challenges posed by deep fake technology, ensuring that the discussions and outcomes are integrated into the broader framework of the Global Digital Compact. This may include considerations for transparency, authentication mechanisms, and the responsible use of artificial intelligence in content creation.

By actively aligning its work with the Global Digital Compact and Our Common Agenda, the IGF can contribute significantly to the development of a comprehensive and inclusive framework for global digital governance, fostering collaboration among diverse stakeholders and promoting a secure and open digital future for all.

The IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work can play a crucial role in reflecting and contributing to the United Nations Secretary-General's Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments, particularly the Global Digital Compact in the lead up to the "Summit of the Future" in 2024. Here are ways in which the IGF can better align with and contribute to these initiatives:

a. Incorporate Our Common Agenda Themes:
- The IGF can integrate the themes and commitments outlined in the United Nations Secretary-General's Our Common Agenda into its annual meeting and intersessional work. This could involve organizing workshops, sessions, and discussions that specifically address the 12 commitments, ensuring that the IGF aligns its priorities with the global agenda.

b. Technology Track for the Global Digital Compact:
- Dedicate a specific "technology track" within the IGF to engage stakeholders from governments, the United Nations system, the private sector, civil society, grassroots organizations, academia, and individuals. This track could focus on formulating and refining the principles of the Global Digital Compact, allowing for inclusive and multistakeholder contributions.

c. Multistakeholder Engagement and Representation:
- Ensure diverse and inclusive participation from all stakeholder groups in IGF meetings and intersessional activities. This inclusivity will enable a comprehensive and representative discussion on the Global Digital Compact, reflecting the perspectives of governments, businesses, civil society, and individuals.

d. Thematic Sessions on Compact Issues:
- Organize dedicated thematic sessions during IGF meetings that delve into specific issues outlined in the Global Digital Compact. These could include discussions on digital connectivity, preventing Internet fragmentation, data governance, human rights online, and criteria for accountability in addressing discrimination and misleading content.

e. Output and Recommendations:
- Facilitate the generation of concrete outputs and recommendations from IGF discussions related to the Global Digital Compact. These outputs could take the form of reports, guidelines, or best practices that contribute to the formulation of shared principles for an open, free, and secure digital future, as proposed in the Common Agenda.

f. Collaboration with Summit of the Future:
- Establish collaborative mechanisms between the IGF and the Summit of the Future organizing committee to ensure a seamless transition of ideas, recommendations, and commitments. This collaboration could involve joint sessions, consultations, or the presentation of IGF outputs at the Summit.

g. Engage Youth and Future Leaders:
- Given the emphasis on involving youth in the Global Digital Compact, the IGF should actively engage young people in its activities. Create dedicated spaces for youth participation, ensuring that their perspectives and ideas are considered in discussions related to the digital future.

h.Special Emphasis on Deep Fake Technology:
- Recognize the growing threat posed by deep fake technology and its implications for trust, misinformation, and the erosion of digital authenticity. Dedicate specific sessions within the IGF to address the challenges and potential harms associated with deep fakes, fostering a better understanding of the technological landscape and the need for governance mechanisms.

- Facilitate discussions on the ethical considerations, accountability, and potential regulatory frameworks for addressing deep fakes. Engage experts, technologists, and policymakers to explore ways to mitigate the negative impact of malicious uses of deep fake technology while preserving legitimate and creative applications.

- Encourage collaboration between the technical community, civil society, and governments to develop tools and standards for detecting and mitigating the effects of deep fakes. Consider the implications of deep fake technology on human rights, privacy, and the spread of disinformation, and work towards establishing best practices and guidelines.

- Incorporate perspectives from the private sector, including technology companies, to explore industry-led initiatives and self-regulation efforts that can contribute to the responsible development and deployment of deep fake technology.

- Contribute to the development of global norms and principles that address the challenges posed by deep fake technology, ensuring that the discussions and outcomes are integrated into the broader framework of the Global Digital Compact. This may include considerations for transparency, authentication mechanisms, and the responsible use of artificial intelligence in content creation.

By actively aligning its work with the Global Digital Compact and Our Common Agenda, the IGF can contribute significantly to the development of a comprehensive and inclusive framework for global digital governance, fostering collaboration among diverse stakeholders and promoting a secure and open digital future for all.
Although IGF has been a very successful initiative but certainly a little change in overall format and design of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) can play a crucial role in fostering productive discussions, inclusivity, and meaningful outcomes. Few salient opinions from my side are:

1. Dynamic and Innovative Formats:
- Incorporate Virtual Reality (VR) or Augmented Reality (AR): IGF can consider experimenting with immersive technologies to create engaging and interactive virtual experiences. This could include virtual booths, interactive maps, or virtual collaboration spaces to enhance the overall participant experience.

2. Output and Actionable Outcomes:
- Policy Hackathons or Collaborative Drafting Sessions: IGF can facilitate sessions where participants collaboratively draft policy recommendations or frameworks. This approach can result in actionable outcomes that contribute to ongoing policy discussions.

- Interactive Surveys and Feedback Mechanisms including real time: IGF can implement real-time surveys or feedback mechanisms to gauge participant sentiments on key issues. This can provide immediate insights and inform the direction of discussions.

3. Post-Event Sustainability:
- Follow-Up Webinars or Virtual Meetings: IGF can plan to organize follow-up webinars or virtual meetings to continue discussions on critical topics and track progress on action items identified during the event, the follow-up can be of the leaders/ proposers of the events based on respective themes to share the outcome and plan future step and not wait for next IGF.

By adopting innovative and inclusive design elements, the IGF can enhance its impact, encourage collaborative problem-solving, and contribute to the development of actionable outcomes that address the complex challenges of Internet governance.

Monojit Das
Civil Society

ID108

Cybersecurity and Trust, Digital Cooperation, Rights and Freedoms
I propose following panel discussion:
As user experience (UX) design gets better every year and we, as citizens, use applications and websites that are specifically designed to be easy to use according to a don't-make-me-think approach, we become more and more vulnerable to attacks based on social engineering (phishing, smishing, vishing, etc.).
Since security awareness training in companies usually takes place once a year, and our daily use of multiple online products and services (which are designed to over-share our personal information by logging in using our social media profiles, which place design obstacles to discourage us from using 2FA/MFA when logging in, which teach our brains to follow the easiest way), we as adults are becoming more and more defenceless against cybercriminals and other threat actors who are after our data, our money or the information we own. And our children are growing up in this easy-to-use environment that makes them even more vulnerable because they don't know the analogue world, the world before the internet.
Therefore, we should start classifying this kind of UX design methods as a long-term threat vector.
The increasing level of our distraction and the growing pandemics of loneliness are in fact the result of years of contact with an environment designed for the benefit of producers, not users.
In view of the above, we should analyse and follow the path set out by the General Data Protection Act and the Digital Services Act to oblige owners of applications and websites, especially VLOPs (Very Large Online Platforms), to make REAL self-assessments in the following areas: how do their products affect users' / people's level of concentration and state of mind; what are the expected social consequences of using a particular product?
What are the legal/organisational means to achieve this goal? This is the space for discussion.


Marta Fydrych-Gasowska
Private Sector

ID109

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity


k wen
Private Sector

ID111

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Data Governance


IGF china
Civil Society

ID112

Cybersecurity and Trust, Data Governance, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change


Digital Rights Zimbabwe
Civil Society

ID113

Artificial Intelligence, Economic Issues and Development, Rights and Freedoms


China Mobile Research Institute
Technical Community

ID114

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Digital Cooperation


Cyber Security Association of China
Civil Society

ID116

Cybersecurity and Trust, Data Governance, Rights and Freedoms
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
The challenges posed by the technology sector are transnational and therefore require a global approach and commitment. We encourage coherence between initiatives, based on human rights, which would lead to global, consistent and enforceable standards that could be implemented in all jurisdictions.

The challenges posed by the technology sector are transnational and therefore require a global approach and commitment. We encourage coherence between initiatives, based on human rights, which would lead to global, consistent and enforceable standards that could be implemented in all jurisdictions.
We strongly encourage the integration of human rights, and in particular children's rights, across all IGF themes.

5Rights Foundation
Civil Society

ID117

Rights and Freedoms
In the EU more and more regulations are being propose to regulate, mainly, the social media platforms. There is regulation around the dissimenation of terroristic content, the digital service act and the still debated regulation on the Child Sexual Abuse Material. The implementation and execution of these regulations are either done by law enforcement, existing regulators or new regulators. How do these institutions balance the Human Rights when reviewing the reports they received? What are the checks and balances to prevent censorship? Do we need an internetregulator to guide the platforms in their decision making of what kind of material they accept on their platfoms? How is the spreading of illegal material prevented in countries of the other continents?
I would like to have panel with members of each continent + one or two platforms. We would discuss some examples of material that might or might not be considered illegal/harmfull (all within the possibilties of disclosure) and have a debate with the public involved.

The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
The proposed panel/topic contributes to commitment 3, 4 and 6, digital Human Rights and falls within the protection of Human Rights in general, and online specifically.

The proposed panel/topic contributes to commitment 3, 4 and 6, digital Human Rights and falls within the protection of Human Rights in general, and online specifically.
Engage the public. This can be done to show the work of the people who work at helplines, hotlines and the regulators involved. Let's debate the dillema's we meet every day.

ATKM
Government

ID118

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Media and Content
(International) regulations for better online child protection


World Vision Germany
Civil Society

ID119

Artificial Intelligence, Rights and Freedoms
Consumer protection, anti-illicit trade, anti-corruption and rule of law regarding AI Governance, Regulation and Ethics should be additional focal points.
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
Dovetail with the AI Safety Summit, and Responsible AI in Military Domain (REAIM) Conference set for 2024. Specific focus should be on Asia-Pacific approaches and values given the focus on US, EU or China approaches, rules and regulations.

Dovetail with the AI Safety Summit, and Responsible AI in Military Domain (REAIM) Conference set for 2024. Specific focus should be on Asia-Pacific approaches and values given the focus on US, EU or China approaches, rules and regulations.

APAC GATES
Private Sector

ID120

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Data Governance
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The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?

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Mauritius IGF
Civil Society

ID121

Artificial Intelligence, Data Governance, Emerging Technologies and Innovation
Tackling legal and regulatory obstacles linked to the movement of data across borders, the practice of data localization, and the alignment of laws governing the protection of data.
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
Actively engage youth in discussions and decision-making processes. The IGF can contribute by providing a platform for youth voices to be heard on topics related to internet governance and digital technologies. The annual meetings can also organize capacity-building sessions and workshops to empower stakeholders from different countries around the world with the knowledge and skills required to implement the principles outlined in the Global Digital Compact.

Actively engage youth in discussions and decision-making processes. The IGF can contribute by providing a platform for youth voices to be heard on topics related to internet governance and digital technologies. The annual meetings can also organize capacity-building sessions and workshops to empower stakeholders from different countries around the world with the knowledge and skills required to implement the principles outlined in the Global Digital Compact.
Utilize virtual collaboration platforms to improve remote participation and interaction. Offer online networking tools, discussion forums, and collaborative document editing features to support ongoing collaboration even after the event concludes.

Agnes Waithira Mwaura
Government

ID122

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Data Governance


Arnaud Dubillard Mbani
Government

ID123

Digital Cooperation, Rights and Freedoms, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity


Centro Latinoamericano de Investigaciones Sobre Internet
Civil Society

ID124

Cybersecurity and Trust, Data Governance, Economic Issues and Development


Peter FATELNIG
Government

ID125

Digital Cooperation, Economic Issues and Development, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity
We would suggest combining universal access/meaningful connectivity and economic development, as there is a clear link between promoting UA, local language content and meaningful connectivity and countries’ and individuals’ economic development.

We would also suggest combining emerging technologies and innovation with technical and operational topics. There is a clear line to be drawn between the principles that underpin the Internet’s technical architecture (a decentralised network of networks, the principle of net neutrality, etc.) and how these principles can support the development and utilisation of emerging technologies.

Under the digital cooperation topic, it would be pertinent to include a sub-theme on the Sustainable Development Goals. 2025 will be an important year to instigate clear actions to ensure the goals are met. An exploration of what inputs the GDC and WSIS+20 can deliver in this regard would be pertinent in the context of the SDGs, for example.
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
The IGF MAG and Leadership Panel should deliver a session at the IGF stating exactly what actions they have taken to promote the IGF (specifically, the multistakeholder nature of the fora with all stakeholders taking part on an equal footing) to GDC negotiators, co-facilitators and the UN Tech Envoy’s Office. Engagement must highlight the IGF’s past successes (including the expansion of its NRIs to bring more stakeholder voices to the table around the globe) and the delivery of reports from its multistakeholder Policy Networks, for example the Policy Network on Internet Fragmentation.

Past IGF sessions with the Leadership Panel have included suggestions for future actions, but 2024 will be about delivery. The 2024 IGF agenda should therefore include a ‘progress report’ session, with an emphasis on open discussion, to scrutinise and discuss how these leaders have promoted the role of the IGF at the GDC and across the UN system in 2024; what preparations they have made for the WSIS+20 Review; and what more needs to be done. An action plan must be published in early 2024 detailing planned engagements and objectives, for stakeholders to reference and keep the Leadership Panel accountable in their delivery.

The session should also cover the IGF MAG and Leadership Panel’s engagement throughout 2024. This engagement should include both efforts to promote the IGF’s specific messages and promoting the important role of the IGF itself.

The IGF MAG and Leadership Panel should deliver a session at the IGF stating exactly what actions they have taken to promote the IGF (specifically, the multistakeholder nature of the fora with all stakeholders taking part on an equal footing) to GDC negotiators, co-facilitators and the UN Tech Envoy’s Office. Engagement must highlight the IGF’s past successes (including the expansion of its NRIs to bring more stakeholder voices to the table around the globe) and the delivery of reports from its multistakeholder Policy Networks, for example the Policy Network on Internet Fragmentation.

Past IGF sessions with the Leadership Panel have included suggestions for future actions, but 2024 will be about delivery. The 2024 IGF agenda should therefore include a ‘progress report’ session, with an emphasis on open discussion, to scrutinise and discuss how these leaders have promoted the role of the IGF at the GDC and across the UN system in 2024; what preparations they have made for the WSIS+20 Review; and what more needs to be done. An action plan must be published in early 2024 detailing planned engagements and objectives, for stakeholders to reference and keep the Leadership Panel accountable in their delivery.

The session should also cover the IGF MAG and Leadership Panel’s engagement throughout 2024. This engagement should include both efforts to promote the IGF’s specific messages and promoting the important role of the IGF itself.
As other stakeholders have said, the IGF would benefit from a more focused agenda, with fewer, and more streamlined, thematic tracks and sessions. Allowing the MAG to take selection decisions not just on workshops, but open fora, town halls, etc. could support a more focused and representative agenda, although minimum regional and stakeholder diversity thresholds would correspondingly need to be introduced. We have made some suggestions above which could support streamlining, for example tying economic development and meaningful connectivity themes together, as well as emerging technologies and technical topics.

UK Government - Department for Science, Innovation and Technology
Government

ID126

Artificial Intelligence, Data Governance
Data Governance Issues: data interoperability, international data cooperation, data factor and data value


Xiaobo YANG
Civil Society

ID127

Economic Issues and Development, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change, Rights and Freedoms
Exclusive monopoly on the Internet
Electronic peace.
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
Forming committees to accelerate and fulfill commitments, and take urgent measures to enable satellite Internet to reach everyone by 2030.

Forming committees to accelerate and fulfill commitments, and take urgent measures to enable satellite Internet to reach everyone by 2030.
First: Creating a greater space for civil society organizations in the forum through a civil society forum that brings together organizations from developed and developing countries.
Second: Including the issue of partnerships in the forum topics.
Third: Listening to the voices of developing and least developed countries and providing more space to learn about their challenges.

Improve Your Society Organization (IYSO)
Civil Society

ID128

Data Governance, Digital Cooperation, Economic Issues and Development
The Global Information Society Watch is a collaborative community committed to building an open, inclusive and sustainable
through several stages ofvdevelopment so far. In its formative years it was very much the direct effort of a few people who pulled together the meetingsinformation society.
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
the planning meetings were organised on a catch-as-catch-can basis by a group of people professionals, they often had professional contacts with a wide selection of political luminaries, both local and from elsewhere, who could be pulled in as speakers and panellists. Consequently, in many ways, the meetings the future of the IGF our Org began discussions on how the situation could be remedied



the planning meetings were organised on a catch-as-catch-can basis by a group of people professionals, they often had professional contacts with a wide selection of political luminaries, both local and from elsewhere, who could be pulled in as speakers and panellists. Consequently, in many ways, the meetings the future of the IGF our Org began discussions on how the situation could be remedied


The working group was formed “to develop a governance structure for the IGF to Intl Org that supports transparency, openness, inclusivity, diversity, and bottom-up, multistakeholder development of the IGF and other organizational process and for diverse and inclusive participation, including people regardless of their gender, colour, age, sexual preference, gender expression, disability or specific needs, stakeholder the Internet Society has supported multistakeholder Internet governance processes around the world by providing funding to the global Internet Governance Forum (IGF) as well as a number of National and Regional Initiatives (NRIs), and Schools of Internet Governance (SIGs). We remain strongly committed to this important initiative and are proud of the partnerships we have formed to help ensure the success of IGFs worldwide

Muhmmad Akram Sons Org
Civil Society

ID129

Artificial Intelligence, Economic Issues and Development, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change

Last year, I couldn't participate in IGF2023, it my hope that IGF would consider including satellite conferences for locations that are not central. Although I'm aware that this suggestion defeats most of the goals for the annual international conference. I /My organization would love to host such which will democratize participation.

Binta Moustapha
Civil Society

ID130

Children's rights in the digital environment


German Children’s Fund
Civil Society

ID132

Artificial Intelligence, Data Governance, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity
"Legal and regulatory" Issues
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
While designing the Theme and Sub-themes for the IGF 2024 process, the UN Sec's Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments particularly the GDC in the lead-up to the "Summit of the Future" (2024), should form the focus, cascading down to its intersessional work at national, regional, policy networks as well as the Dynamic coalition.

While designing the Theme and Sub-themes for the IGF 2024 process, the UN Sec's Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments particularly the GDC in the lead-up to the "Summit of the Future" (2024), should form the focus, cascading down to its intersessional work at national, regional, policy networks as well as the Dynamic coalition.
I think a Judiciary Track should be considered in the design of the IGF 2024, to develop the capacity of this 3rd arm of governance in countries. The Judges need to be brought on board in the Internet Governance Process in the phase of clamoring for regulations and regulating AI and Data, Privacy, and Protection. We may witness increased court cases in the Internet Ecosystem transactions and the digital industry.

Mary Uduma
Technical Community

ID133

Cybersecurity and Trust, Economic Issues and Development, Emerging Technologies and Innovation


Fondation Genereuse developpement
Civil Society

ID134

Cybersecurity and Trust, Data Governance


Niger Republic
Government

ID135

Artificial Intelligence, Data Governance, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change
Descentralizad social media
DAOs and education (open science)


María del Sagrario Navarro
Technical Community

ID136

Economic Issues and Development, Emerging Technologies and Innovation, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
Foster partnerships with other major global initiatives that align with the Our Common Agenda. Collaborating with organizations and initiatives working towards similar goals can amplify the impact and reach of the IGF's efforts.

Actively contribute to preparing for the "Summit of the Future" in 2024 by sharing insights, recommendations, and outcomes from IGF discussions. This will ensure that the IGF's perspectives are considered in shaping the future global digital agenda.

Foster partnerships with other major global initiatives that align with the Our Common Agenda. Collaborating with organizations and initiatives working towards similar goals can amplify the impact and reach of the IGF's efforts.

Actively contribute to preparing for the "Summit of the Future" in 2024 by sharing insights, recommendations, and outcomes from IGF discussions. This will ensure that the IGF's perspectives are considered in shaping the future global digital agenda.

Barida Louis Jonah
Technical Community

ID137

Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change
The individual and organizational carbon footprint in attending IGF in person is substantial and needs to be properly documented in comparison to other organizations ie. IETF, ICANN Critical is establishing a clear plan and commitment for future meetings

Providing best practices and implementation guide to help organizations to be remote participates without sacrificing the results

Foundation for Building Sustainable Communities
Civil Society

ID138

Digital Cooperation, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity
Working towards establishing transnational, polycentric, user-agency-focused governance for the entire digital sphere!

As was brought up in Kyoto, I think the IGF does need to focus more on the digital divide, ensuring human rights and sustainable development of one of our most important global infrastructures. There is already too much content to make the conference particularly meaningful for the thousands that attend… and it makes it intimidating for newcomers.

Chad Kohalyk
Private Sector

ID139

Digital Cooperation, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity
Working towards establishing transnational, polycentric, user-agency-focused governance for the entire digital sphere!

As was brought up in Kyoto, I think the IGF does need to focus more on the digital divide, ensuring human rights and sustainable development of one of our most important global infrastructures. There is already too much content to make the conference particularly meaningful for the thousands that attend… and it makes it intimidating for newcomers.

Chad Kohalyk
Private Sector

ID140

Artificial Intelligence, Data Governance, Media and Content


Ana Dias
Technical Community

ID141

Artificial Intelligence, Data Governance, Digital Cooperation


GBA
Technical Community

ID142

Artificial Intelligence, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity
DAO Governance, Disruptive Technologies for democracy and AI Community Networking and connectivity for everyone
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
The need of digital accessibility and digital justice or citizens protection on this disruptive era of new artificial entities on the Climate emergency, shows an unexpected world and challenges for the global organization.

The need of digital accessibility and digital justice or citizens protection on this disruptive era of new artificial entities on the Climate emergency, shows an unexpected world and challenges for the global organization.
Open Source for DAO Governance on IGF plus community support for the subjective layer.

Gabriel Figueroa Janssen
Technical Community

ID143

Cybersecurity and Trust, Economic Issues and Development, Rights and Freedoms
DECLARE THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE INTERNET
make it an INSTITUTION
(the third party that judges all others: nation-states / corporations

We the people
People POWER
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
Internet Bank
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AGI - Global Government
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Tech-Revolution
https://www.patreon.com/posts/93552837

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Internet Bank
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/18o4-TGvlPCKrIMNKbR95M28KX3urnq_R740ERzr9XnM/edit#slide=id.g119033853f5_0_1218

AGI - Global Government
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/10jnuJJBfE3Agah1H3LuYfVnrIu2C6yrgOTK8bD3pw1w/edit

Tech-Revolution
https://www.patreon.com/posts/93552837

Website
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new framework for government
new framework for politics
new framework for economy
new framework for intelligence

product: AGI

PS. you can read on my Twitter my project to change the purpose of NATO.

https://x.com/joanna_web/status/1678917198717284352?s=46&t=MK6WlccrDU2fQmV_v21avQ

https://x.com/joanna_web/status/1678925439325151238?s=46&t=MK6WlccrDU2fQmV_v21avQ

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BITCOIN - INTERNET BANK - AGI

Bitcoin = new monetary system for the internet
Internet Bank = new fiscal system for the internet 

to protect/secure the commons: WE THE PEOPLE / WE THE INTERNET

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https://linktr.ee/JoannaPicetti
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@joanna
DECLARE THE INDEPENDENCE OF THE INTERNET
make it an INSTITUTION
(the third party that judges all others: nation-states / corporations

We the people
People POWER

Internet Bank
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/18o4-TGvlPCKrIMNKbR95M28KX3urnq_R740ERzr9XnM/edit#slide=id.g119033853f5_0_1218

AGI - Global Government
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/10jnuJJBfE3Agah1H3LuYfVnrIu2C6yrgOTK8bD3pw1w/edit

Tech-Revolution
https://www.patreon.com/posts/93552837

Website
https://web.archive.org/web/20230324052602/https://prajnainitiative.org/

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new frameworks for politics

new framework for government
new framework for politics
new framework for economy
new framework for intelligence

product: AGI

PS. you can read on my Twitter my project to change the purpose of NATO.

https://x.com/joanna_web/status/1678917198717284352?s=46&t=MK6WlccrDU2fQmV_v21avQ

https://x.com/joanna_web/status/1678925439325151238?s=46&t=MK6WlccrDU2fQmV_v21avQ

https://x.com/joanna_web/status/1678925645806555137?s=46&t=MK6WlccrDU2fQmV_v21avQ

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NEW ECONOMY / POLITICS / INTELLIGENCE

BITCOIN - INTERNET BANK - AGI

Bitcoin = new monetary system for the internet
Internet Bank = new fiscal system for the internet 

to protect/secure the commons: WE THE PEOPLE / WE THE INTERNET

=====

Take care,
Joanna
https://twitter.com/joanna_web
https://www.linkedin.com/in/joannapicetti/
https://linktr.ee/JoannaPicetti
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INTERNET BANK
Private Sector

ID144

Digital Cooperation
Internet as a collaboration system.
In the Global IGF Process we join individual efforts from all over the world working on different issues.
The most relevant cooperation is the Regional IGF but limited to the IGF event.
We would like to broad and make permanent the cooperation working together on common efforts to include and motivate our own stakeholders to work together, collaborate and think in a global environment,
Is broad and permanente Digital Cooperation possible?
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
"The Global Digital Compact is expected to “outline shared principles for an open, free and secure digital future for all”. The Common Agenda report suggests issues that it might cover, including digital connectivity, avoiding Internet fragmentation, providing people with options as to how their data is used, application of human rights online, and promoting a trustworthy Internet by introducing accountability criteria for discrimination and misleading content". Can we include collaborative Internet?

It will impact on the "7. Improve digital cooperation" in the common agenda and not only "Summit of the Future Multilateral Solutions for a Better Tomorrow" but "Summit of the Future Multilateral Solutions for a Better COLLABORATIVE Tomorrow"


"The Global Digital Compact is expected to “outline shared principles for an open, free and secure digital future for all”. The Common Agenda report suggests issues that it might cover, including digital connectivity, avoiding Internet fragmentation, providing people with options as to how their data is used, application of human rights online, and promoting a trustworthy Internet by introducing accountability criteria for discrimination and misleading content". Can we include collaborative Internet?

It will impact on the "7. Improve digital cooperation" in the common agenda and not only "Summit of the Future Multilateral Solutions for a Better Tomorrow" but "Summit of the Future Multilateral Solutions for a Better COLLABORATIVE Tomorrow"

More participation at NRIs level both national and regional at the Global IGF

IGF ECuador NRI
Civil Society

ID145

Artificial Intelligence
We propose the theme of artificial intelligence, which today is an innovative technology. Some even consider it a more extraordinary advance than electricity, or the steam engine. It's a good engine that could be included in education to instruct learners, but also to monitor and support them in their educational process and achieve better results.
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
I believe that IGF is achieving the objectives mentioned. However, it can do much better in promoting new technologies in education. Today, artificial intelligence is included in practically every area of life. And yet, it is still completely absent from learners' daily lives, even though it could contribute so much, especially the generative language model used in machine learning.

I believe that IGF is achieving the objectives mentioned. However, it can do much better in promoting new technologies in education. Today, artificial intelligence is included in practically every area of life. And yet, it is still completely absent from learners' daily lives, even though it could contribute so much, especially the generative language model used in machine learning.
I've only just discovered this program, and at the moment there are no concrete elements in my possession to submit to you. However, I do have a few ideas to put forward if we are to continue working together in the future.

Horizon Education
Private Sector

ID146

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change
RAS
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
ODD9 - Mettre en place une infrastructure résiliente, promouvoir une industrialisation durable qui profite à tous et encourager l’innovation
ODD13 - Prendre d’urgence des mesures pour lutter contre les changements climatiques et leurs répercussions
ODD16 - Promouvoir l’avènement de sociétés pacifiques et ouvertes aux fins du développement durable
ODD17 - Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs

ODD9 - Mettre en place une infrastructure résiliente, promouvoir une industrialisation durable qui profite à tous et encourager l’innovation
ODD13 - Prendre d’urgence des mesures pour lutter contre les changements climatiques et leurs répercussions
ODD16 - Promouvoir l’avènement de sociétés pacifiques et ouvertes aux fins du développement durable
ODD17 - Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
Le dernier format utilisé à Kyoto m'a semblé pertinent.

IGF Afrique Centrale
Intergovernmental Organization

ID147

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Emerging Technologies and Innovation
Souveraineté numérique
Gouvernance de l'IA et Ethique
Régulation de l'IA et infrastructure
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
17 - Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
16 - Promouvoir l’avènement de sociétés pacifiques et ouvertes aux fins du développement durable
11 - Faire en sorte que les villes et les établissements humains soient ouverts à tous, sûrs, résilients et durables
1 - Éliminer la pauvreté sous toutes ses formes et partout dans le monde
9 - Mettre en place une infrastructure résiliente, promouvoir une industrialisation durable qui profite à tous et encourager l’innovation

17 - Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
16 - Promouvoir l’avènement de sociétés pacifiques et ouvertes aux fins du développement durable
11 - Faire en sorte que les villes et les établissements humains soient ouverts à tous, sûrs, résilients et durables
1 - Éliminer la pauvreté sous toutes ses formes et partout dans le monde
9 - Mettre en place une infrastructure résiliente, promouvoir une industrialisation durable qui profite à tous et encourager l’innovation
Reconduire le format actuel

CAPDA
Civil Society

ID148

Cybersecurity and Trust, Data Governance, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change


Yee Man Jasmine Ko
Technical Community

ID149

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Rights and Freedoms
While it's challenging to define only three issues and three thematic areas, we strongly recommend 2024 IGF to...:
1) pave efforts to strengthen cybersecurity measures to protect data and privacy, and discussing international cooperation in combating cyber threats, while respecting individual privacy and rights particularly regarding children
2) deep dive regulations and standards to ensure AI technologies are developed and used responsibly
3) campaign for balancing the need for regulating online content to prevent hate speech, misinformation, and harmful content, while upholding the principles of free expression and information flow
4) improve the safety of children online, holding the accountability of social media companies
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work can at least...:
1) highlight the importance of safeguarding human rights in the digital space, promoting the principles of privacy, free speech, and data security, consistent with the objectives of the Global Digital Compact;
2) shape standards and policies that bolster online cybersecurity, trust, and safety, aligning with the goal of creating a secure and safe digital environment for everyone;
3) assume an active role in closing the digital geographical and gender divide, making sure that women and girls have equitable access to digital resources and are adequately represented in the processes of digital policy-making; and
4) function as a platform to track and report the advancements of these commitments, offering valuable insights and feedback that contribute to the continuous shaping of the Global Digital Compact.

IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work can at least...:
1) highlight the importance of safeguarding human rights in the digital space, promoting the principles of privacy, free speech, and data security, consistent with the objectives of the Global Digital Compact;
2) shape standards and policies that bolster online cybersecurity, trust, and safety, aligning with the goal of creating a secure and safe digital environment for everyone;
3) assume an active role in closing the digital geographical and gender divide, making sure that women and girls have equitable access to digital resources and are adequately represented in the processes of digital policy-making; and
4) function as a platform to track and report the advancements of these commitments, offering valuable insights and feedback that contribute to the continuous shaping of the Global Digital Compact.
IGF must encourage multi-generational, gender, geographic, and socioeconomic representation in all of its meetings

ChildFund International Asia Region
Civil Society

ID150

Economic Issues and Development, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change, Rights and Freedoms


Justice Korsah
Private Sector

ID151

Cybersecurity and Trust, Data Governance, Media and Content
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
From my perspective, developments encapsulated by the term "internet fragmentation" represent the key undercurrent, or common denominator, that connects or even directly causes many issues outlined in Our Common Agenda and the Digital Compact in particular.

Internet fragmentation occurs on multiple levels and across various verticals, such as data flows, hardware standards, or protocols. As such, internet fragmentation should not be regarded merely as a subtheme of "Cybersecurity and Trust Issues," as categorised by the "IGF 2024 Call for Thematic Inputs." Instead, it should be understood and utilised as a lens, or perspective, through which the IGF can interpret its broader mandate.

Through this perspective, there are two types of actors responsible for accelerating the fragmentation trend that the IGF should address: A) nation-states (most importantly, but not exclusively, illiberal and authoritarian ones) and B) unregulated corporate multinationals. Note that in some instances, these two types of actors share interests and mutually reinforce the drivers of fragmentation.

To illustrate with a few observations: Proprietary standards lead to expensive and unaffordable communications technologies, deepening the global digital divide; "sender-pays" networks seriously undermine net neutrality and enable surveillance and problematic platform capitalism; data localisation regimes can stifle innovation and exacerbate global inequalities. Such developments disadvantage "weak" countries and civil societies, predominantly in the majority world (or "Global South"). Importantly, fragmentation is detrimental to any aspiration outlined in the Digital Compact.

Fortunately, the Policy Network on Internet Fragmentation of the IGF is already spearheading efforts to provide an analytical framework that will help systematically measure and monitor instances of internet fragmentation (https://www.intgovforum.org/en/content/policy-network-on-internet-fragmentation).
As a next step, the IGF's Framework should be utilised to assess how different actors contribute to the acceleration of a fragmenting internet and hold them accountable. However, only some components of such a systematic assessment process have been developed (see, for example, recent studies on China's role in internet fragmentation below) and require synthesis and integration.
-> https://merics.org/en/report/fragmenting-cyberspace-future-internet-china.

Suggestion for the IGF:
It is essential for the IGF to integrate these insights into a comprehensive strategy. The IGF should expand its efforts to analyse and address the multifaceted aspects of internet fragmentation. This task force should aim to synthesise existing research, like the studies on China's role in internet fragmentation, and develop actionable policies to counteract fragmentation. The goal should be to ensure an inclusive, open, and interconnected global digital environment, aligning with the objectives of the Digital Compact and addressing the root causes of fragmentation that impact global internet governance and digital equality.

From my perspective, developments encapsulated by the term "internet fragmentation" represent the key undercurrent, or common denominator, that connects or even directly causes many issues outlined in Our Common Agenda and the Digital Compact in particular.

Internet fragmentation occurs on multiple levels and across various verticals, such as data flows, hardware standards, or protocols. As such, internet fragmentation should not be regarded merely as a subtheme of "Cybersecurity and Trust Issues," as categorised by the "IGF 2024 Call for Thematic Inputs." Instead, it should be understood and utilised as a lens, or perspective, through which the IGF can interpret its broader mandate.

Through this perspective, there are two types of actors responsible for accelerating the fragmentation trend that the IGF should address: A) nation-states (most importantly, but not exclusively, illiberal and authoritarian ones) and B) unregulated corporate multinationals. Note that in some instances, these two types of actors share interests and mutually reinforce the drivers of fragmentation.

To illustrate with a few observations: Proprietary standards lead to expensive and unaffordable communications technologies, deepening the global digital divide; "sender-pays" networks seriously undermine net neutrality and enable surveillance and problematic platform capitalism; data localisation regimes can stifle innovation and exacerbate global inequalities. Such developments disadvantage "weak" countries and civil societies, predominantly in the majority world (or "Global South"). Importantly, fragmentation is detrimental to any aspiration outlined in the Digital Compact.

Fortunately, the Policy Network on Internet Fragmentation of the IGF is already spearheading efforts to provide an analytical framework that will help systematically measure and monitor instances of internet fragmentation (https://www.intgovforum.org/en/content/policy-network-on-internet-fragmentation).
As a next step, the IGF's Framework should be utilised to assess how different actors contribute to the acceleration of a fragmenting internet and hold them accountable. However, only some components of such a systematic assessment process have been developed (see, for example, recent studies on China's role in internet fragmentation below) and require synthesis and integration.
-> https://merics.org/en/report/fragmenting-cyberspace-future-internet-china.

Suggestion for the IGF:
It is essential for the IGF to integrate these insights into a comprehensive strategy. The IGF should expand its efforts to analyse and address the multifaceted aspects of internet fragmentation. This task force should aim to synthesise existing research, like the studies on China's role in internet fragmentation, and develop actionable policies to counteract fragmentation. The goal should be to ensure an inclusive, open, and interconnected global digital environment, aligning with the objectives of the Digital Compact and addressing the root causes of fragmentation that impact global internet governance and digital equality.

Kai von Carnap
Civil Society

ID152

Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Technologies and Innovation, Rights and Freedoms
I am writing to strongly recommend Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a major thematic focus for the 19th annual meeting of IGF in 2024, with a specific emphasis on Ethics, Governance, and Risk. This proposal is grounded in the pivotal role AI plays in shaping our digital future and the imperative to address its ethical dimensions, establish robust governance frameworks, and mitigate associated risks.
As a research , this thematic topic is of great concern and the Importance of AI in the Digital Landscape remains crucial , AI has emerged as a transformative force, impacting various sectors globally. Its application ranges from advanced data analytics to autonomous systems, influencing decision-making processes, and shaping societal structures. Recognizing AI's ubiquitous influence, dedicating focused attention to its ethical considerations and governance becomes paramount. Ethical Implications: As AI systems become more sophisticated, ethical concerns surrounding privacy, bias, transparency, accountability, and fairness amplify. Deliberate attention must be given to crafting ethical guidelines and standards to ensure AI technologies align with human values, respect fundamental rights, and foster inclusivity.
Governance Frameworks:Establishing comprehensive governance frameworks for AI is essential to guide its development, deployment, and use. Effective governance mechanisms can address legal, policy, and regulatory challenges, providing a stable foundation for responsible AI practices globally. Collaboration among stakeholders, including governments, industry, academia, and civil society, is crucial for the formulation of robust governance frameworks. Risk Mitigation:AI introduces new risks, including cybersecurity threats, job displacement, and societal disruption. A dedicated focus on risk mitigation strategies will contribute to the development of resilient AI ecosystems. Addressing these risks requires proactive measures, adaptive policies, and international cooperation to ensure a secure and beneficial integration of AI technologies.
In an era dominated by rapid technological advancements, the IGF must position itself at the forefront of discussions on AI. By selecting AI (Ethics, Governance, and Risk) as a thematic focus, IGF can demonstrate its commitment to fostering informed, inclusive, and collaborative dialogues on cutting-edge digital issues. This will attract leading experts, policymakers, and stakeholders, ensuring a diverse and competitive input that contributes to shaping global norms and policies on AI.
Also for the thematic focus on Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues, with specific attention to the integration of 5G, Data Sharing & Research, and the Internet of Things (IoT) at the 19th annual meeting of IGF in 2024. This proposal is grounded in the transformative potential of these technologies and their profound impact on the digital landscape. Here are compelling reasons for considering this intersection as a major issue for focused discussion.
Pioneering the Digital Future: The combination of 5G, Data Sharing & Research, and IoT represents the frontier of innovation, redefining how we connect, share information, and leverage data. Embracing these emerging technologies is essential for staying ahead of the curve in the rapidly evolving digital landscape and ensuring inclusive, sustainable, and forward-thinking digital policies.
Interconnected Opportunities and Challenges:The synergy among these technologies opens doors to unprecedented opportunities across sectors such as healthcare, smart cities, agriculture, and more. Simultaneously, it introduces complex challenges related to privacy, security, ethics, and equitable access. Addressing these multifaceted issues requires a dedicated focus to strike the right balance between innovation and responsible governance.
Societal Impact and Inclusive Governance: The impact of 5G, Data Sharing & Research, and IoT extends beyond technological advancements, influencing societal structures and governance models. Discussing the societal implications, ethical considerations, and regulatory frameworks is paramount for fostering inclusive and human-centric innovation. This thematic focus aligns with the broader goal of shaping a digital future that benefits all stakeholders.

Global Relevance and Collaborative Input: By centering the IGF 2024 discussions on Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues, particularly 5G, Data Sharing & Research, and IoT, the forum positions itself as a global leader in addressing the challenges and opportunities presented by these technologies. This choice attracts diverse expertise, encouraging collaborative input from policymakers, industry leaders, academia, and civil society, enriching the dialogue and outcomes. Articulating the complexities of these emerging technologies in professional language is crucial for fostering meaningful and informed discussions. The selection of this thematic focus ensures a competitive and dynamic input, setting the stage for comprehensive deliberations that contribute to shaping global norms, standards, and policies governing these transformative innovations.
Also Rights and Freedoms Issues, specifically Digital Rights, Freedom of Expression, Gender Rights & Freedoms, and Privacy, as a major thematic focus for the 19th annual meeting of IGF in 2024. This proposal underscores the critical importance of addressing human rights challenges in the digital age and presents compelling reasons for dedicating focused attention to these issues.

Digital Rights as Fundamental Human Rights: Digital technologies have become integral to our daily lives, and as a consequence, the protection of digital rights is paramount. Focusing on Digital Rights acknowledges the significance of online freedoms, access to information, and the right to privacy in the digital realm. This thematic focus reaffirms the commitment to upholding fundamental human rights in the context of evolving technology.
Freedom of Expression in the Digital Sphere: In an era where information is disseminated and consumed online, ensuring Freedom of Expression is imperative. Discussing the challenges and opportunities in safeguarding this right in the digital space allows for a nuanced understanding of issues like online censorship, disinformation, and the role of platforms in shaping public discourse.

Gender Rights & Freedoms in the Digital Landscape: Digital technologies can either perpetuate or challenge existing gender disparities. This thematic focus acknowledges the need to address issues related to online harassment, gender-based violence, and the digital gender divide. Exploring ways to promote inclusivity and gender equality online is vital for fostering a digital space that respects and empowers all individuals. Privacy as a Cornerstone of Digital Governance: The digital era brings forth unprecedented challenges to privacy, necessitating a dedicated exploration of this aspect. By focusing on Privacy, discussions can encompass topics like data protection, surveillance practices, and the balance between security measures and individual privacy rights. A robust dialogue on Privacy is crucial for shaping responsible digital governance frameworks. It is vital in articulating the importance of Rights and Freedoms Issues is essential for engaging a diverse range of stakeholders. The inclusion of Digital Rights, Freedom of Expression, Gender Rights & Freedoms, and Privacy ensures a competitive input, attracting experts, legal professionals, policymakers, and advocates who can contribute nuanced perspectives to the discussions. In the context of global relevance and inclusive Governance: Rights and Freedoms Issues are not confined by borders, making this thematic focus globally relevant. The IGF, as a platform for inclusive governance, should actively engage with these topics to foster international collaboration, exchange best practices, and develop shared principles that respect rights and freedoms in the digital realm.

In conclusion, dedicating a topic on Emerging Technologies and Innovation Issues, specifically exploring the intersections of 5G, Data Sharing & Research, and IoT, reflects a strategic approach to address the evolving digital landscape. I am confident that this thematic focus will facilitate collaborative efforts to navigate challenges and unlock the vast potential of these transformative technologies. Also AI, specifically addressing Ethics, Governance, and Risk, aligns with the global imperative to steer technological advancements responsibly. This choice will facilitate meaningful discussions, foster international cooperation, and position IGF as a leader in addressing the challenges and opportunities presented by AI. Rights and Freedoms Issues, encompassing Digital Rights, Freedom of Expression, Gender Rights & Freedoms, and Privacy, aligns with the evolving challenges of our digital society. This thematic focus ensures that human rights are at the forefront of discussions, fostering a responsible and inclusive digital future.
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
As a strong internet research the The IGF plays a pivotal role in aligning with major global initiatives such as the United Nations Secretary General's Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments, notably the Global Digital Compact. To better reflect and contribute to these initiatives, the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work can prioritize discussions and initiatives that directly address the commitments outlined in :"Our Common Agenda". This involves fostering inclusive dialogues on digital governance, promoting the principles of the Global Digital Compact, and actively engaging with stakeholders to ensure that the outcomes of IGF contribute substantively to the "Summit of the Future" in 2024. By integrating these priorities into its agenda and actions, the IGF can effectively serve as a key platform for shaping the global digital governance landscape in accordance with the broader UN agenda.

As a strong internet research the The IGF plays a pivotal role in aligning with major global initiatives such as the United Nations Secretary General's Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments, notably the Global Digital Compact. To better reflect and contribute to these initiatives, the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work can prioritize discussions and initiatives that directly address the commitments outlined in :"Our Common Agenda". This involves fostering inclusive dialogues on digital governance, promoting the principles of the Global Digital Compact, and actively engaging with stakeholders to ensure that the outcomes of IGF contribute substantively to the "Summit of the Future" in 2024. By integrating these priorities into its agenda and actions, the IGF can effectively serve as a key platform for shaping the global digital governance landscape in accordance with the broader UN agenda.
I strong suggest -Introducing a dynamic hybrid format for the IGF, combining traditional in-person sessions with innovative virtual components, can enhance inclusivity and global participation. This approach accommodates diverse time zones and resource constraints, fostering broader engagement. Implementing interactive thematic tracks with pre-recorded content, live discussions, and virtual collaboration spaces ensures sustained dialogue throughout the year. This format aligns with the UN IGF mission by democratizing access, maximizing stakeholder involvement, and facilitating continuous, inclusive discussions on crucial internet governance issues, thus advancing the IGF's core objective of fostering a multistakeholder approach to shape the digital future. This i submit for consideration .

🔒Liberia IGF /West Africa ICT Action Network
Civil Society

ID153

Cybersecurity and Trust, Digital Cooperation, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity

None

Brenda Gaelle Ako Tiku
Private Sector

ID154

Cybersecurity and Trust, Economic Issues and Development, Rights and Freedoms

It would be great to schedule topics on a (similar) theme from general to specific, so that participants gain knowledge as they go along and have opportunities to participate, rather than diving into deep topics first and discussing more general issues later in the week.

Stiftung Digitale Chancen | Digital Opportunities Foundation
Civil Society

ID155

Artificial Intelligence, Media and Content, Rights and Freedoms
children's rights in the digital world
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
recognise youth as a stakeholder group

recognise youth as a stakeholder group

Martin Fischer
Civil Society

ID156

Cybersecurity and Trust, Emerging Technologies and Innovation


Zainab Amini
Private Sector

ID157

Artificial Intelligence, Data Governance, Digital Cooperation


Natalie Tercova
Civil Society

ID158

Artificial Intelligence, Rights and Freedoms


Aimen Taimur
Technical Community

ID159

Cybersecurity and Trust, Rights and Freedoms, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity

More dynamic sessions, include people from the communities, translation of the sessions into Spanish language

Karen Cruz
Civil Society

ID160

Cybersecurity and Trust


Business and Technology University (BTU)
Private Sector

ID161

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
Emphasis of green digitalization and recycling of e-waste.

Emphasis of green digitalization and recycling of e-waste.
Affordable Internet Services especially for global South.

Henrietta Ampofo
Technical Community

ID162

Cybersecurity and Trust, Technical and Operational Topics
No

No

Tilahun Ejigu
Government

ID164

Cybersecurity and Trust, Data Governance, Rights and Freedoms


Association For the Welfare of the Underprivileged Cameroon
Civil Society

ID165

Artificial Intelligence, Data Governance


ONG ASHAD
Civil Society

ID166

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust


Initiative Africaine pour le Développement Durable
Civil Society

ID167

Cybersecurity and Trust
Transform the protection paradigm to defend and anticipate paradigm.
Understand the basic assymetries to understand the attacker's perspective:
• Information asymmetry: The adversary has a higher level of knowledge of the target technology infrastructure than the organization.
• Asymmetry of capabilities: The adversary knows better than the organization the time and resources needed to access the target (and conduct follow-on activities).
• Risk asymmetry: The adversary has a higher level of understanding of the risk involved in conducting certain cyber operations compared to the organization.
• Asymmetry of opportunity: The adversary has a greater level of understanding of the information it can acquire and/or the capacity for disruption, denial, degradation and destruction compared to the organization

The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
Digital trust practices in governments and companies.

Digital trust practices in governments and companies.
Rethink cyber risk management in a BANI World.
Avoid false sense of security based on best practices and standards

Jeimy Cano
Technical Community

ID168

Artificial Intelligence, Digital Cooperation, Economic Issues and Development


Sonali Zol
Technical Community

ID169

Data Governance, Emerging Technologies and Innovation, Media and Content


Zartash Afzal Uzmi
Private Sector

ID171

Cybersecurity and Trust, Emerging Technologies and Innovation, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity


Jana Priyatosh
Technical Community

ID172

Economic Issues and Development, Rights and Freedoms
Equitable affordable meaningful access


Amali De Silva-Mitchell
Private Sector

ID174

Cybersecurity and Trust, Data Governance, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
I think these commitments reflects the IGF annual meeting. What the mentioned earlier it's all are time demand issues.

I think these commitments reflects the IGF annual meeting. What the mentioned earlier it's all are time demand issues.
Its a better way to collect the opinion.

Ashrafur Rahman Piaus
Civil Society

ID175

Emerging Technologies and Innovation, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity
L'accès à l'internet communautaire à haut débit et à prix abordable doit être une préoccupation mondiale pour le développement du TIC dans le temps et dans l'espace . Il s'avère nécessaire que ce forum serait une occasion d'extérioriser les défis et de prendre des dispositions de plus value pour une innovation
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
Que les réunions présentielles se multiplient à défaut qu'il y ait dans chaque pays au moins 10 participants à la dite réunion mondiale qui se tient chaque année

Que les réunions présentielles se multiplient à défaut qu'il y ait dans chaque pays au moins 10 participants à la dite réunion mondiale qui se tient chaque année
D'une façon générale,la conception de l'IGF est appréciable mais la platte forme de suivi des enseignements nécessite un long chemin pour accéder aux études vu qu'on a déjà signalé que le débit est lent près que partout dans le monde.

LOUIS NITEREKA
Civil Society

ID176

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Data Governance


André Muderhwa
Technical Community

ID177

Emerging Technologies and Innovation, Rights and Freedoms, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity
N/A
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
I think most of the themes which discussed in annual IGF meeting could contribute for the Global Digital Compact because this kind of multi-stakeholder collaboration is a root for future discussion and collaboration for Internet-related issues in terms of implementing the Global Digital Compact. In particular, this annual IGF meeting somehow contribute to United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda, commitment 1; No one left behind, 7; Improve digital cooperation, and 11; Listen to and work with youth.

I think most of the themes which discussed in annual IGF meeting could contribute for the Global Digital Compact because this kind of multi-stakeholder collaboration is a root for future discussion and collaboration for Internet-related issues in terms of implementing the Global Digital Compact. In particular, this annual IGF meeting somehow contribute to United Nations Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda, commitment 1; No one left behind, 7; Improve digital cooperation, and 11; Listen to and work with youth.
N/A

ZIN MYO HTET -
Civil Society

ID178

Data Governance, Digital Cooperation, Media and Content


YOUTH IGF DRC
Technical Community

ID179

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Data Governance

I want to bring more interaction to IGF sesssions, through gamification to intrigue discussion. I'v done this in many sessions with Cybersecurity in Critical infrastructure. Let me know if I can help

Liljana Pecova Ilieska
Private Sector

ID180

Cybersecurity and Trust, Data Governance, Digital Cooperation
Regulatory Compliance in Cyberspace.
What is the role of regulation in cyber space. Currently self-regulation is the standard. Is there a role for regulators? Does current legislation e.g. consumer protection allow regulatory oversight on digital security? Would consumers be better protected if regulators could/would step in?

Last year in Kyoto there were many sessions on the same topics, sometimes to extremely empty rooms. It comes across as a waste of resources, time and effort of good sessions and potential solutions that went mostly unheard. A second complaint was that there were too many sessions in general. Can the IGF improve itself and become more efficient and output driven on these popular themes? Here is a suggestion to do so.

When a topic, e.g. A.I., cyber security or human rights on the Internet, receives a significant proportion of session submissions, there are two options. 1) Allow the best ones to present, often resulting in very similar statements, often by the same people, with messages that have been presented in other venues before and after or 2) invite these experts to work towards an outcome, whether a message, recommendation or policy advice.

At the IGF many experts are already in the venue, but the IGF most likely misses the ones not selected. This can be altered by changing the focus of popular topics, across all session forms, from sending messages to output. How can the MAG achieve insight into the motivation of session proposers?

These questions could be added to all submission forms:
- What is the issue you want to solve?;
- What is your message/solution/recommendation/policy advice?;
- How do you foresee reaching this outcome?;
- Who do you need to reach the desired outcome?
The answers provide the MAG with valuable insight on route to a tangible outcome. The popular topics have already manifested themselves in the application process.

These themes can be bundled by the MAG and the submitters invited to work together towards a tangible outcome to be presented at the IGF, instead of each sending an individual message there and go home. To approach all session proposals from this angle forces individuals and organisations to change their approach from sending mode to action mode. When working together the group can be tasked with selecting the participants from their midst who get to present individually in support of the tangible outcome.

As a side effect, the number of sessions will go down as well, while more time can be spend on a specific topic.

In an age where more is demanded from the IGF, this is not only a way to produce tangible outcomes but also a way to bring experts together in the intersessional period to work on these messages that can be finalised at the IGF. It will bring another advantage. Organisations that presently can afford to detach themselves from a specific debate, will have an interest to join it in this new setting, to have their voices heard and have influence.

Most likely the topic to pilot this proposal in 2024 will present itself to the MAG.

DC Internet Standards Security and Safety (IS3C)
Civil Society

ID181

Artificial Intelligence, Data Governance, Rights and Freedoms
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
- organization the polls in differents contries about AI, data governance, rigths and freedows in the differents aeras like regulations, technicals aspects, public politicies from 2023 until february 2024 (for example) ;

- establish with the national experts and others stakeholders a situation report on the AI, data governance and rigths/freedows following the polls and researchs;

- identify the good practrices and recommandations to the stakeholders;

- organization the polls in differents contries about AI, data governance, rigths and freedows in the differents aeras like regulations, technicals aspects, public politicies from 2023 until february 2024 (for example) ;

- establish with the national experts and others stakeholders a situation report on the AI, data governance and rigths/freedows following the polls and researchs;

- identify the good practrices and recommandations to the stakeholders;
- online training on zoom or Microsoft teams and so one;
- organization international or regional conferences for sharing experiencies in the specifics thematic ;
- organization research, surveys and polls in the different contries or continent about different thematic;
- establish the annual or half-year report on the results of research, surveys and polls to the other stakeholders such as governement, internationals organizations, etc.

PRISQUE DIPINDA DIAVOVUA
Civil Society

ID182

Cybersecurity and Trust, Digital Cooperation, Technical and Operational Topics
Ensuring cyber security through public and private procurement.
If all organisations start buying ICTs on the basis of upfront deployment of the most modern security standards, all users would benefit from the raised level of security in ICT devices, services and products. Procurement can play a driving role here, if harmonised. The overarching theme here is that research IS3C has conducted in 2023 shows that in general governments do not recognise Internet standards for what they are: the public core of the Internet. This has to change and as soon as possible. Because of this omission, the newer generation Internet standards know a slow level of deployment by Industry, while the flaws are attacked and abused every moment of the day. It leaves all endusers unnecessarily unprotected. At the moment official, i.e. legal, recognition is extremely hard. Pushing for deployment does not have to be. When all organisations would demand the modern generation Internet standards and ICT best practices to be part of all ICT products they procure (or renegotiate), no insecure product would be bought or rented from that moment onwards. IS3C has provided for a list with the 23 most relevant and critical standards that can serve as a starting point for all involved. This would result in a more secure and safer Internet, ICT and IoT for all involved, as regular consumers will profit as well. Starting this discussion at the IGF could be a great lift for all consumers around the world and their trust in online activities.

The IGF is confronted with the desire to produce more tangible outcomes and of a different substance than messages. One way to achieve this is through intersessional processes.

Dynamic Coalitions that work the year round to produce tangible outcomes underneath the aegis of the IGF already contribute to this new standard. How can the work of the DCs become more relevant to the IGF and better known across the board within and outside of the IGF?

IS3C proposes the following options to improve engagement with the DCs in general and with DCs producing tangible outcomes more specifically, so they can contribute to the IGF process in full.
1. To make an inventory of DCs’ output plans at the start of the IGF cycle.
2. To give more prominence to work undertaken in DCs that aim to produce tangible outcomes.
3. To work out how DC reports can receive IGF recognition.
4. To bundle the DC workshops in the IGF programme to avoid competition with a dozen other topics.
5. Through active coordination integrate DCs into relevant parts of the programme, so that messages get shared more widely and effectively.
6. To actively promote DC (and BPF and PN) workshops where a report or message/recommendation is presented.
7. To report on the DC workshops and their outcomes as a standard.
8. To assist in sharing the report with relevant organisations.

DC Internet Standards Security and Safety (IS3C)
Civil Society

ID183

Cybersecurity and Trust, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
Le FGI peut contribuer à cette initiative en fournissant une plateforme pour discuter des questions de gouvernance de l’Internet et de la manière dont elles peuvent être résolues de manière multipartite, ouverte, transparente et inclusive. Le FGI peut également aider à promouvoir la durabilité environnementale numérique, qui est un enjeu crucial pour l’avenir d’Internet et de la planète

Le FGI peut contribuer à cette initiative en fournissant une plateforme pour discuter des questions de gouvernance de l’Internet et de la manière dont elles peuvent être résolues de manière multipartite, ouverte, transparente et inclusive. Le FGI peut également aider à promouvoir la durabilité environnementale numérique, qui est un enjeu crucial pour l’avenir d’Internet et de la planète
Selon une enquête récente menée par Venafi auprès de 800 responsables de la sécurité et de l’informatique de grandes entreprises aux États-Unis, au Royaume-Uni, en France et en Allemagne, il y a de nombreux défis à relever en matière de cybersécurité pour 2024. Les défis incluent la manipulation malveillante des modèles d’IA, le vol des données d’identification et d’accès, les attaques sur le cloud natif avec les environnements Kubernetes ou la gestion des identités machine.

Ces défis nécessitent une approche ascendante, multipartite, ouverte, transparente et inclusive pour être résolus.

Trinité AMOUSSOU
Civil Society

ID184

Cybersecurity and Trust
network security and penetration testing


American International University - Bangladesh
Private Sector

ID185

Artificial Intelligence, Media and Content, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity
Alfabetización digital, apropiación digital bajo la mirada de los usos y sus significaciones, más allá de la tecnificación.


Gabriela Hernández Rodríguez
Technical Community

ID186

Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Technologies and Innovation, Rights and Freedoms
New framework to the Internet and Digital World Governance. The advance on digital technologies based on internet requires new digital framework to the digital governance. IA, Bockchain and 5G deliveries will be 1000% stronger in transform the human live. Currently, Internet Governance Model do not have answers to this kind of technologies based in through Internet.

New framework to the Internet and Digital World Governance. The advance on digital technologies based on internet requires new digital framework to the digital governance. IA, Bockchain and 5G deliveries will be 1000% stronger in transform the human live. Currently, Internet Governance Model do not have answers to this kind of technologies based in through Internet.

Juan Pablo Salazar
Private Sector

ID187

Artificial Intelligence, Data Governance, Emerging Technologies and Innovation


SMART LIFE
Private Sector

ID188

Artificial Intelligence, Data Governance, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity


SMART LIFE
Private Sector

ID189

Artificial Intelligence, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change
Good environnement in Africa 2030


Ibrahim Sani Moussa
Civil Society

ID190

Artificial Intelligence, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity
IGF governance may examine moderation of internet use in order to align with the principles of sustainable development and achieving energy balance
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
Achieving fine balance between regulation and liberalism

Achieving fine balance between regulation and liberalism
The thematic tracks may include the adoption of tools to pursue those

UrbanFirst Systems Private Limited
Private Sector

ID191

Cybersecurity and Trust, Data Governance, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change


Corporación Cambio Sostenible
Civil Society

ID192

Cybersecurity and Trust, Emerging Technologies and Innovation, Media and Content
These three points are the main ones in what will be the definition of the new economy together with the interconnection to the Internet of products or utensils.

The human being is distinguished from the rest of the biological beings on the planet by his ability to create intangible property. This makes it possible to differentiate the individual from the hive.

In the field of a mixed reality between human beings and domestic appliances (IoT), and in the reality of different ways of interpreting and making decisions (intelligence), it is necessary not so much to legislate as to determine the global objectives in these aspects.

the three proposals are independent of the energy or social model., way ahead of that XXst century behavioural science model.
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
by getting down to work, limiting response time and decision making, even if this implies certain aspects to be developed at a later stage, integrating ethnic minority populations in order to preserve their values in an interconnected global context. etcetera

by getting down to work, limiting response time and decision making, even if this implies certain aspects to be developed at a later stage, integrating ethnic minority populations in order to preserve their values in an interconnected global context. etcetera
Noy ay this time

Delfi Ramirez
Technical Community

ID193

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Data Governance

A call for workshops should be done based on the different thematic areas. It will attract experts and participants in those areas to contribute in a more open manner. Also some panel discussion on pressing issues like Child online safety and how AI affect them should be considered.

Mamoqenelo Morolong
Civil Society

ID194

Cybersecurity and Trust, Digital Cooperation, Technical and Operational Topics


Romanian National Cyber Security Directorate
Government

ID195

Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change, Technical and Operational Topics, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity
To ensure unconnected to be connected
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
I'm ready to patriciate in this agenda I'm to ensure solving problem of climate change and Digital to connect unconnected

I'm ready to patriciate in this agenda I'm to ensure solving problem of climate change and Digital to connect unconnected
Affordable Internet Access using Stilsttellight in remotines area

Community health Organization
Private Sector

ID196

Cybersecurity and Trust, Data Governance, Media and Content
Data Governance: How to govern data with an emphasis on control to the citizens.
Every individual should have transparency and control over their digital footprint and their data.
How can states & companies empower citizens and individuals on the control of their data?

Content policy & regulation: What ways to have a global standard for content authenticity and how can content credentials become a global standard? How do we get very large online platforms to cooperate with content creator tools and hardware producer?

A crossover event of the youth track and the parliamentarian track, where young people pitch their biggest challanges and possible solutions, each in 5-10 minutes to the parliamentarians and/or a meet-up/lunch/reception where the youth-delegations meet with the MPs, mainly of their country/region.
Since the IGF is going to be hosted by the KSA, some prominent space for local activists and activists in diaspora would be important.
Last but not least it would be great to integrate the driving start-up scene in KSA and in general more start-ups and SMEs to the IGF, although I don't know how to get them to attend.

Tobias Bacherle
Government

ID197

Cybersecurity and Trust
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) plays a crucial role in addressing major global initiatives and agendas related to the internet. To ensure that the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute by Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Digital inclusion, Human rights and Freedom of Expression,CyberSecurity, Emerging Technologies like blockchain, AI, IOT etc; Multistakeholder participation.

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) plays a crucial role in addressing major global initiatives and agendas related to the internet. To ensure that the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute by Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Digital inclusion, Human rights and Freedom of Expression,CyberSecurity, Emerging Technologies like blockchain, AI, IOT etc; Multistakeholder participation.
IGF can enhance its impact by diversifying thematic tracks, adopting interactive workshop formats, and integrating regional and national perspectives. Youth involvement should be prioritized with dedicated sessions and mentorship programs, while a hybrid model and virtual collaboration tools can broaden global participation. The IGF should focus on tangible outcomes through policy incubators and best practice showcases, ensuring inclusivity across stakeholders. By fostering innovation through labs and competitions, the IGF can evolve into a dynamic forum that effectively addresses the multifaceted landscape of internet governance.

Shahanaj Begum
Private Sector

ID198

Cybersecurity and Trust, Emerging Technologies and Innovation, Rights and Freedoms
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
Dentro de la agenda seria pertinente tener en cuenta los compromisos:
Numerales 4; 5; 7 y 12

Dentro de la agenda seria pertinente tener en cuenta los compromisos:
Numerales 4; 5; 7 y 12
Propuesta: Quisiéramos que estas charlas más que charlas, fueran talleres de concientización, sobre nuestra responsabilidad como actores civiles, con ejemplos concretos, sobre estas vulnerabilidades. Nuestro tema como colectivo a sido derechos y libertades en cuanto a la imposición de elementos tecnológicos en el cuerpo humano. ( quizás si hay ejemplos puntuales no seria de gran utilidad)

Super importantes que estos foros fueran descentralizados y llegaran a quienes están por fuera de internet como comunidades rurales o sociedades en conflicto.

Colectivo
Civil Society

ID199

Cybersecurity and Trust, Data Governance
Cyber- security and computer development
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
United Nations secretary general’s out common agenda

United Nations secretary general’s out common agenda
I have many different ideas

North Africa
Government

ID201

Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Technologies and Innovation, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity


Yao Amevi A. SOSSOU
Civil Society

ID202

Cybersecurity and Trust, Data Governance, Emerging Technologies and Innovation
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
EDUCATION ON INTERNET
DIGITAL TRUTH
HAW CAN IMPRUVE DIGITAL SKILL

EDUCATION ON INTERNET
DIGITAL TRUTH
HAW CAN IMPRUVE DIGITAL SKILL
YES

samuel lemma
Civil Society

ID203

Economic Issues and Development, Emerging Technologies and Innovation, Media and Content
Internet for Change and Transformation

“It [is] the best of times, it is the worst of times, it is the age of wisdom, it is the age of foolishness, it is the epoch of belief, it is the epoch of incredulity, it is the season of light, it is the season of darkness, it is the spring of hope, it is the winter of despair” –opening passage of A Tale of Two Cities in the present tense.

Another way of seeing what is happening around the world is as in the cusp of change.

There are organizations around the world, some doing quiet work to build communities, resolve conflicts, bridge differences across geographies and cultures, effective in what they do, yet suboptimal in their connections, reach and effect.

Internet, the Network of Networks in the virtual space could look around off screen to identify core communities, empower and enable them to connect initiates and change makers to one another, enable them deduplicate, amplify and optimize their work to heal wounds, bridge differences and cause positive global developments to happen to bring about change and transformation.

With this theme, it is proposed to identify and bring to the IGF significant organizations and initiatives to examine ways of enabling purposeful coordination for good.
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
As outlined above

As outlined above
As outlined above

Sivasubramanian Muthusamy
Private Sector

ID204

Cybersecurity and Trust, Media and Content, Rights and Freedoms
Recommend focusing on technology-facilitated gender-based violence as a threat to pluralism, democracy, and individual and societal wellbeing.


Elayne Deelen
Civil Society

ID205

Cybersecurity and Trust, Data Governance, Rights and Freedoms


IREX
Civil Society

ID206

Data Governance, Digital Cooperation, Economic Issues and Development
Implementing IT Service Management (ITSM) in Public Services. In the present era of digital advancements, the seamless operation of government institutions relies heavily on the presence of efficient and dependable IT services. To achieve this, many public sector organizations are embracing IT Service Management (ITSM) frameworks. ITSM provides a structured approach to managing IT services, optimizing operations, and delivering high-quality services to citizens. In this article, we will explore the key steps involved in implementing ITSM in a government institution and discuss the benefits it brings. In Europe, Public Institutions (Government offices, General Directorates, Public Services for citizens) still have an important role in the democracy’s development. We see, every day, around Europe, a lot of channels, media, services destabilizing democratic institutions with the aim of encouraging debate around topics that, in fact, add nothing to improving the quality of life of citizens. Therefore, implementing ITSM frameworks in public services will allow us to create stronger institutions that are more resistant to threats from the digital world. Step 1: Define Goals and Objectives Step 2: Select an Appropriate ITSM Framework Step 3: Establish an ITSM Team Step 4: Conduct a Gap Analysis Step 5: Design and Document Processes Step 6: Implement Service Desk and ITSM Tools Step 7: Training and Change Management


Rui Esteves
Government

ID207

Rights and Freedoms, Technical and Operational Topics, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity
Affordable Internet Access. Access is the ability to connect to and use the internet. This requires that people have the ability to connect physically (i.e., where they live have internet coverage) as well as the resources to use the internet. Internet access is different from availability, which refers to whether internet service is a possibility (e.g., whether or not mobile internet coverage is available where a person lives). Governments around the world often include language in their national broadband plans or ICT policies that call for “affordable internet access for all.” This same language is used in the Sustainable Development Goals — SDG 9c calls for universal, affordable internet access by 2020. Clearly, the importance of enabling everyone, everywhere to access and participate in the digital revolution is increasingly being recognised the world over. However, many of these statements are not entirely clear about what they mean by ‘access’ and ‘affordable’. This lack of clarity around what exactly we are trying to achieve can be problematic. How can we achieve a goal if we can’t measure it or if we’re all aiming for different goalposts? European companies must develop clearest guidelines and best practices fair and to be understanded for all citizens.


Rui Esteves
Government

ID208

Rights and Freedoms, Technical and Operational Topics, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity
DNS abuse. European security institutions must work actively in several settings to continually develop ways to combat and prevent DNS abuse. Draft a commitment to tackling security threats, including developing best practices, and educating the internet community. And conduct ongoing technical analysis to assess whether .com domain names are being used to perpetrate infrastructure-based DNS abuse.


Rui Esteves
Government

ID209

Artificial Intelligence, Data Governance, Digital Cooperation


EY
Private Sector

ID210

Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity
WCAG 2.2


Accessibility Lab
Technical Community

ID211

Artificial Intelligence, Data Governance, Media and Content
e- Governance and service delivery
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
By developing a guideline on how member countries can effectively implement the 12 commitments.

By developing a guideline on how member countries can effectively implement the 12 commitments.
No

Rosemary Okello-Orlale
Private Sector

ID212

Cybersecurity and Trust, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change


Nahil Niguse
Private Sector

ID213

Artificial Intelligence, Data Governance, Media and Content


IGF Spain
Civil Society

ID214

Emerging Technologies and Innovation, Media and Content, Rights and Freedoms

I suggest some keywords:
- WIDE PARTICIPATION ( make sure that anyone can listen and participate at the discussion on the selected issues)
- DIFFERENT CONTRIBUTION /NOT SECTORIAL ( make sure having different perspective, visions and contributes to discuss the selected issues)
- BOTTOM - UP APPROACH ( make sure to integrate the discussion with bottom - up approaches )

E. A.
Civil Society

ID215

Cybersecurity and Trust, Data Governance, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change


Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute
Government

ID218

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust


Res PaPaz
Civil Society

ID219

Economic Issues and Development, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity


Mary Rose Ofianga
Private Sector

ID220

Digital Cooperation, Emerging Technologies and Innovation, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
 

- The diversity and multistakeholder nature of the IGF can serve as a strong example of inclusive governance for the Global Digital Compact and other processes. By keeping these fundamental principles, the IGF will demonstrate how diverse voices can collaborate effectively on complex global issues.

- Including young people in all IGF processes is essential to achieving the goals of Our Common Agenda. My suggestion is to ensure systematic youth participation in all sessions of the IGF, whether in preparation or as speakers or actors at some point. This will help empower future leaders and foster crucial intergenerational dialogue.

- I also suggest bringing the spirit and commitments of Our Common Agenda to the NRI network and vice versa. By doing so, the IGF will bring internationally diverse contributions to the Global Digital Compact. This ensures that the voices of all regions and stakeholders, from the very bottom to the top, are heard and represented, and the commitments of our Common Agenda have a wider reach.

 

- The diversity and multistakeholder nature of the IGF can serve as a strong example of inclusive governance for the Global Digital Compact and other processes. By keeping these fundamental principles, the IGF will demonstrate how diverse voices can collaborate effectively on complex global issues.

- Including young people in all IGF processes is essential to achieving the goals of Our Common Agenda. My suggestion is to ensure systematic youth participation in all sessions of the IGF, whether in preparation or as speakers or actors at some point. This will help empower future leaders and foster crucial intergenerational dialogue.

- I also suggest bringing the spirit and commitments of Our Common Agenda to the NRI network and vice versa. By doing so, the IGF will bring internationally diverse contributions to the Global Digital Compact. This ensures that the voices of all regions and stakeholders, from the very bottom to the top, are heard and represented, and the commitments of our Common Agenda have a wider reach.

Athanase Bahizire
Technical Community

ID221

Artificial Intelligence, Rights and Freedoms, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity
Universal declaration of AI human rights
Interplanetary Internet
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
Universal declaration of AI human rights
Interplanetary Internet

Universal declaration of AI human rights
Interplanetary Internet
Universal declaration of AI human rights
Interplanetary Internet

Nabeel Yasin Mohammed Amin
Civil Society

ID222

Artificial Intelligence, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity

Not yet.

Primus Dotsé Guenou
Private Sector

ID223

Artificial Intelligence, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity


Palaquiéme BIASSA
Civil Society

ID224

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Data Governance


Raymond Kumar
Private Sector

ID225

Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Technologies and Innovation, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity


Chilufya Theresa Mulenga
Civil Society

ID226

Data Governance, Media and Content, Rights and Freedoms
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
The UN IGF through its annual meeting and its intersessional work should continue to engage into the GDC and Summit for the Future discussions, inter alia by developing focused “Messages” on the matter, as well holding intersessional discussions, and delivering recommendations and reports from the IGF BPFs and Policy Networks on matters relevant to the GDC.
On the other hand, the IGF has offered itself as multistakeholder follow-up mechanism for periodic evaluation of the GDC (https://www.intgovforum.org/en/filedepot_download/24/26649): the IGF should flesh out the proposals included therein during 2024 and implement them as far as possible, inter alia, the following ones:
“The annual IGF meeting could include a dedicated work track, incorporating workshops, open fora, and main and high-level sessions, focused on review and follow-up on the needs and gaps identified in the GDC.
- UN departments and agencies, as well as other interested stakeholders, can be invited to prepare annual/periodic reports on GDC progress that would be presented within this event track, culminating in a debate on "The State of Global Digital Cooperation", convened by the IGF Leadership Panel, and bringing the UN Secretary-General together with multistakeholder leaders from across the globe.
- The IGF Leadership Panel and MAG can call upon the global network of NRIs to dedicate specific conference tracks to GDC follow-up, as appropriate, and report on these discussions; we can also call upon the community to dedicate IGF intersessional work at the global level to GDC issues.
- A synthesis of the outcomes of relevant intersessional work, the annual IGF, debates and agreements relating to GDC review and follow-up can be summarized in a dedicated section of the annual "IGF Outputs" and communicated to all UN departments and agencies, as well as other stakeholders, for appropriate follow-up actions;”

Finally, the IGF 2024 should devote time and space to multistakeholder discussions focused on the WSIS+20 process, and especially, how the UN IGF can be a key element for an updated WSIS Plus architecture fit for purpose to address the challenges and needs of the present and future digital society.

The UN IGF through its annual meeting and its intersessional work should continue to engage into the GDC and Summit for the Future discussions, inter alia by developing focused “Messages” on the matter, as well holding intersessional discussions, and delivering recommendations and reports from the IGF BPFs and Policy Networks on matters relevant to the GDC.
On the other hand, the IGF has offered itself as multistakeholder follow-up mechanism for periodic evaluation of the GDC (https://www.intgovforum.org/en/filedepot_download/24/26649): the IGF should flesh out the proposals included therein during 2024 and implement them as far as possible, inter alia, the following ones:
“The annual IGF meeting could include a dedicated work track, incorporating workshops, open fora, and main and high-level sessions, focused on review and follow-up on the needs and gaps identified in the GDC.
- UN departments and agencies, as well as other interested stakeholders, can be invited to prepare annual/periodic reports on GDC progress that would be presented within this event track, culminating in a debate on "The State of Global Digital Cooperation", convened by the IGF Leadership Panel, and bringing the UN Secretary-General together with multistakeholder leaders from across the globe.
- The IGF Leadership Panel and MAG can call upon the global network of NRIs to dedicate specific conference tracks to GDC follow-up, as appropriate, and report on these discussions; we can also call upon the community to dedicate IGF intersessional work at the global level to GDC issues.
- A synthesis of the outcomes of relevant intersessional work, the annual IGF, debates and agreements relating to GDC review and follow-up can be summarized in a dedicated section of the annual "IGF Outputs" and communicated to all UN departments and agencies, as well as other stakeholders, for appropriate follow-up actions;”

Finally, the IGF 2024 should devote time and space to multistakeholder discussions focused on the WSIS+20 process, and especially, how the UN IGF can be a key element for an updated WSIS Plus architecture fit for purpose to address the challenges and needs of the present and future digital society.
Thematic tracks are a good idea, but not all discussions can happen in silos, many of the themes above are overarching and should be considered throughout the program at the IGF. For instance, gender, human rights, accessibility and connectivity.
In addition, we would like to recall our suggestions included in our stocktaking input of November 2023:
Please allow us to share some additional general suggestions for IGF 2024, in the spirit of an “IGF+” as proposed by the UNSG’s Roadmap on Digital Cooperation, particularly the ideas outlined in Paragraph 93.
In this line, the MAG Working Group on IGF Strengthening and Strategy (WG-strategy) developed concrete recommendations on strategic improvements to the IGF and operational measures in 2021 and 2023. In our opinion, these recommendations are still very valuable and should be followed and implemented.
More specifically, we would like to share the following suggestions:
- We look forward to a stronger collaboration with the UNSG Tech Envoy. 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, the MAG WG Strategy and the IGF Secretariat.

- 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 a maximum of four to five focus topics - all culminating in a maximum of five high-level main sessions.

- In addition, it should be more integrated than ever: NRI, DC, BPF, PNetworks should be integral part of the high-level and 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 opening session should maintain an interactive format, like e.g., a high-level roundtable.

- 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. All parts of the ministerial and parliamentarian program should be open to observation by interested members of the community.

- Similarly, there could be a small CEO business-track, allowing them to mingle amongst each other, but maintaining a coherence with the overall IGF program.

- The MAG would be leading on all the program aspects, with the IGF-Leadership Panel interacting closely with the MAG, and providing strategic input on main focus topics, suggesting speakers, commenting on “draft messages”, and contributing to bringing final messages to other high-level for a.

- 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.

- Finally, the organization of the 2024 IGF has to take all necessary steps to ensure a safe and free space for discussions, debate and interaction during the proceedings of the meeting, addressing as soon as possible the concerns expressed, inter alia, by civil society representatives.

Federal Office of Communications of Switzerland
Government

ID227

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Data Governance
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
Please support our applications in sponsorship the attendees

Please support our applications in sponsorship the attendees
Please support our applications in sponsorship the attendees

Institute Of Information Technology Kazaure Jigawa State
Government

ID228

Cybersecurity and Trust, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change

Non je vois les questions traitées par l'équipe IGF sont pertinentes.

Allafouza Mahamat Youssouf
Civil Society

ID229

Artificial Intelligence


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Private Sector

ID230

Media and Content, Rights and Freedoms, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity
creation of website page of disability resource center for the students with disabilities
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
Inclusion of newly emerging but professional stakeholders of civil society is strongly desired. Although the are full of innovative and gap filling ideas, not supported by the government programs due to their strict requirements.

Inclusion of newly emerging but professional stakeholders of civil society is strongly desired. Although the are full of innovative and gap filling ideas, not supported by the government programs due to their strict requirements.
N/A

Mon Fem Net NGO
Civil Society

ID231

Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Technologies and Innovation, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change


N2N Pacific
Technical Community

ID232

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Economic Issues and Development


Gerelsuren Bayarsaikhan
Government

ID233

Economic Issues and Development, Emerging Technologies and Innovation, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity
Dismantle the barriers and grant everyone access to the digital world!
Together, we can remove tariffs and non-tariff barriers that prevent the least developed nations (LDCs) from accessing technology. Imagine a time when all residents of LDCs are able to take advantage of technology, whether it is for interacting with the outside world or obtaining essential data and resources. By working together, we can close the digital gap and open doors to better healthcare, education, youth engagement and economic development. Let us Come together to build a more prosperous and inclusive world where LDCs are empowered by accessible technology to thrive!
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
The IGF expects to give priority to assisting the least developed countries (LDCs) in the following ways:
 paying attention to the ways that digital technologies and internet governance could contribute to LDCs achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
 looking into ways that internet governance might help LDCs become more resilient to climate change and adjust to it.
 giving priority to discussions on closing the digital gap in LDCs by enhancing infrastructure, affordability, and access.
 encouraging LDCs to participate fully in internet governance processes and to develop their capacity.
 promoting global collaboration and assistance to LDCs in the area of internet governance.
The IGF can empower LDCs and encourage their development through the use of digital technology by addressing these topics.

The IGF expects to give priority to assisting the least developed countries (LDCs) in the following ways:
 paying attention to the ways that digital technologies and internet governance could contribute to LDCs achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
 looking into ways that internet governance might help LDCs become more resilient to climate change and adjust to it.
 giving priority to discussions on closing the digital gap in LDCs by enhancing infrastructure, affordability, and access.
 encouraging LDCs to participate fully in internet governance processes and to develop their capacity.
 promoting global collaboration and assistance to LDCs in the area of internet governance.
The IGF can empower LDCs and encourage their development through the use of digital technology by addressing these topics.
Some of the following concepts should be taken into account for the IGF's general structure and design:
 Use themed tracks to concentrate on particular interest areas.
 To encourage active engagement, introduce interactive workshops and policy hackathons.
 Set up roundtables at the highest level for strategic discussions.
 Incorporate tracks or sessions with a regional emphasis.
 Encourage discussions with multiple stakeholders to hear different points of view.
 Involve young people with specialised programmes or tracks.
 Place a focus on measurable results and practical suggestions.
The IGF may develop into a more vibrant and significant forum for discussions and actions related to internet governance by putting these suggestions into practice.

Birhanu Niguse Ayele
Civil Society

ID234

Digital Cooperation, Rights and Freedoms, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity
Digital Inclusion: Focusing on issues like improving digital literacy, skills acquisition, and digital transformation to close digital divides and strengthening capacities to ensure individuals can use the Internet safely and in their own language and realize the economic and social potential of the digital economy, particularly for those in underserved communities.

Sustainability: Sustainability is key to encouraging digital development and transformation that advances the green energy transition and reduces the environmental footprint of the Internet and digital technologies. In parallel, technology is also a tool to promote sustainability and to mitigate the impacts of climate change.


U.S. Department of State
Government

ID235

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Digital Cooperation
8 sub-themes at IGF 2023 were too much from our point of view. Perhaps 3-4 subtopics are enough in a year to actually address the most pressing issues. Due to the particular importance of the topic of AI, we propose including AI in the overarching motto.
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
In particular when it comes to the intersessional work, the Best Practice Forums, Dynamic Coalitions and the Policy Networks should – if feasible – submit written input to the zero draft of the Global Digital Compact. The Global Digital Compact and the results of the “Summit of the future” should be discussed in one of the main sessions of this year’s IGF.

In particular when it comes to the intersessional work, the Best Practice Forums, Dynamic Coalitions and the Policy Networks should – if feasible – submit written input to the zero draft of the Global Digital Compact. The Global Digital Compact and the results of the “Summit of the future” should be discussed in one of the main sessions of this year’s IGF.
The range on offer at the IGF is very comprehensive and complex. It is not easy for visitors to find their way around. In this respect, consideration should be given to reducing the number of thematic fields (as mentioned above) and also to reducing the number of sessions. The hybrid character should be further expanded in order to offer onsite and online participants the same opportunities for participation and discussion, for example to take part in interactive surveys both onsite and online. Breaks could also be scheduled between the individual sessions to change rooms so that participants can experience the entire session.

🔒Kaspersky
Private Sector

ID236

Data Governance, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity
Data Governance: As countries advance towards AI regulation, considerations must be made to prioritize the governance of data, a key facet of AI systems. Data needs from companies training large AI models stand to increase dramatically over the next year, raising concerns about consumer privacy, intellectual property, and informed consent. Given the new complexities the introduction of AI has posed to the production and use of data, countries must be proactive in revamping existing data regulations and putting new safeguards in place.

Environmental Sustainability: As climate change disproportionately affects countries in the Global South, there is a need for sustainable solutions to scale worldwide. However, rising interest in leveraging AI also comes with climate concerns, given the large amount of computing and natural resources this technology consumes. With this in mind, the promise of AI must be balanced with environmental vigilance to lessen the risk of exacerbating the current crises and focus on developing solutions to counteract future devastating impacts.

Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity: To ensure that countries can equitably participate in the global digital economy, investments must strengthen telecommunications and electrical infrastructure and increase access to internet services. Africa struggles with limited internet penetration, which should be a priority for the continent as it aims to increase participation in AI development. While there have been significant efforts from large tech companies such as Amazon, Google, Meta, and Microsoft to establish subsea cables, this growing development raises concerns about “algorithmic colonization.” Countries throughout the Global South should work to establish data infrastructure independently of big tech while ensuring that marginalized populations have meaningful access to these services.
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
The IGF's commitment to engaging major global agendas should be reflected in truly inclusive delegate representation. Though past forums have seen relatively diverse participation, government delegations skew heavily European. Future organizing communities could better serve the mission of IGF by increasing representation from Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Oceania. Particular effort to incorporate smaller South Pacific nations would align with rising internet governance priorities in that rapidly connecting region. Amplifying voices from across geographies and economic backgrounds is the first step towards digital inclusion.

The IGF's commitment to engaging major global agendas should be reflected in truly inclusive delegate representation. Though past forums have seen relatively diverse participation, government delegations skew heavily European. Future organizing communities could better serve the mission of IGF by increasing representation from Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Oceania. Particular effort to incorporate smaller South Pacific nations would align with rising internet governance priorities in that rapidly connecting region. Amplifying voices from across geographies and economic backgrounds is the first step towards digital inclusion.
The current IGF thematic tracks aptly capture salient internet governance issues. However, a solid opportunity exists to amplify on-site and virtual collaboration through more hands-on workshops, collaborative policy sprints, and innovation showcases. Such efforts could set the groundwork for future developments and highlight impactful initiatives in internet governance. Facilitating collective action across stakeholders has strong potential to accelerate IGF's mission to shape our digital future.

Chinasa T. Okolo
Civil Society

ID237

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Emerging Technologies and Innovation
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The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
Certainly, the IGF annual meeting and its intersectional work will accelerate the development of the UN Secretary General's Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments, particularly the Global Digital Compact in the lead up to the "Summit of the Future" (2024).

Certainly, the IGF annual meeting and its intersectional work will accelerate the development of the UN Secretary General's Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments, particularly the Global Digital Compact in the lead up to the "Summit of the Future" (2024).
Not at the moment, but an improvement over last years IGF meeting at Kyoto, Japan will be suitable.

Timothy Asiedu
Technical Community

ID238

Cybersecurity and Trust, Data Governance, Rights and Freedoms
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
The IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work can better reflect and contribute to the United Nations Secretary General's Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments, particularly the Global Digital Compact, by:

1. Aligning with the objectives and principles outlined in the Our Common Agenda and Global Digital Compact.
2. Including a diverse range of stakeholders to gather diverse perspectives and expertise.
3. Generating concrete policy recommendations to support the implementation of the Global Digital Compact.
4. Promoting multi-stakeholder cooperation to address digital governance challenges.
5. Disseminating information and raising awareness about the Our Common Agenda and the Global Digital Compact through the IGF platform.

By implementing these measures, the IGF can enhance its contribution to the United Nations' global initiatives and agendas, facilitating discussions, collaboration, and policy development in the digital governance space.

The IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work can better reflect and contribute to the United Nations Secretary General's Our Common Agenda and its 12 commitments, particularly the Global Digital Compact, by:

1. Aligning with the objectives and principles outlined in the Our Common Agenda and Global Digital Compact.
2. Including a diverse range of stakeholders to gather diverse perspectives and expertise.
3. Generating concrete policy recommendations to support the implementation of the Global Digital Compact.
4. Promoting multi-stakeholder cooperation to address digital governance challenges.
5. Disseminating information and raising awareness about the Our Common Agenda and the Global Digital Compact through the IGF platform.

By implementing these measures, the IGF can enhance its contribution to the United Nations' global initiatives and agendas, facilitating discussions, collaboration, and policy development in the digital governance space.
When considering the overall format and design of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), including thematic tracks or treating themes differently, here are some ideas to consider:

Diverse Thematic Tracks:

Create diverse thematic tracks that cover a wide range of topics related to internet governance. This could include tracks on cybersecurity, digital inclusion, emerging technologies, human rights online, and more.
Ensure that each track addresses both current challenges and future trends in the digital landscape.
Interdisciplinary Approach:

Encourage an interdisciplinary approach by integrating themes that span technology, policy, law, ethics, and social aspects of the internet. This can provide a holistic view of internet governance.
Dynamic Themes:

Allow for dynamic themes that evolve each year based on the rapidly changing digital landscape. This ensures that the IGF remains relevant and responsive to emerging issues.
Regional Focus:

Introduce regional focus within thematic tracks to address specific challenges and opportunities unique to different parts of the world. This can promote inclusivity and diversity in discussions.
Interactive Sessions:
Involve Civil Society on their areas of scope, our, in Human Rights, Open Government, Transparency, tracking systems and educational forums

Design sessions that encourage active participation and engagement from attendees. This could include workshops, roundtable discussions, locally, state, and nationally, and interactive panels to facilitate meaningful conversations.
Incorporate Emerging Technologies:

Include tracks dedicated to emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, and the Internet of Things. Explore their implications on internet governance and their role in shaping the digital future.
Youth Involvement:

Incorporate a thematic track or dedicated sessions that focus on the perspectives and contributions of young people. This can help ensure a more inclusive and future-oriented discussion.
Multi-Stakeholder Participation:

Emphasize the importance of multi-stakeholder participation by involving representatives from governments, businesses, civil society, academia, and technical communities. This diverse input can lead to more comprehensive and balanced discussions.
Case Studies and Best Practices:

Include sessions that showcase successful case studies and best practices in internet governance. This provides practical insights and solutions that other regions or stakeholders can learn from.
Continuous Evaluation and Feedback:

Implement a system for continuous evaluation and feedback from participants to refine and improve the IGF's format and design each year. This ensures responsiveness to the needs and expectations of the community.
Remember, these are just starting points, and the design should be flexible to adapt to the evolving nature of the internet and the global digital landscape.

USA REFUGEES & IMMIGRANTS,CORP
Civil Society

ID239

Artificial Intelligence, Data Governance, Digital Cooperation


Boris Lo
Intergovernmental Organization

ID240

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Rights and Freedoms


Musa Dumbuya
Civil Society

ID241

Artificial Intelligence, Data Governance, Media and Content
I would love to explore the how we can incorporate African philosophy into the regulation of AI
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
What is imperative in this present future is that the recommendations need to be acted upon. The impediment the world faces is the lack of action from the stakeholders and seeing the rise of emerging technologies and various issues aligned with it, there is a great duty upon the UN to try and give realization to such a vision.

What is imperative in this present future is that the recommendations need to be acted upon. The impediment the world faces is the lack of action from the stakeholders and seeing the rise of emerging technologies and various issues aligned with it, there is a great duty upon the UN to try and give realization to such a vision.

Sabelo Sabelo Zimu
Technical Community

ID242

Artificial Intelligence, Digital Cooperation, Economic Issues and Development
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
In an ever-evolving digital landscape, fostering collaboration and inclusivity is paramount. The Global Digital Compact outlines key principles for a sustainable and equitable digital future. Here's how the annual meeting of the IGF and its intersessional work can better reflect and contribute to this global initiative:

1. Aligning Agendas:
The IGF should proactively align its annual meeting themes and intersessional activities with the principles and main themes of the Global Digital Compact. This alignment ensures that discussions and outcomes directly contribute to the goals of fostering a secure, open, and inclusive digital environment and contribute to shaping the Compact.

2. Multi-Stakeholder Engagement:
The Global Digital Compact emphasizes the importance of multi-stakeholder cooperation. The IGF should enhance efforts to include diverse voices from governments, civil society, private sector, and technical communities in its deliberations. This ensures a holistic approach to addressing challenges and crafting effective solutions.With the Secretariat of the IGF located in Geneva it is well placed to engaged other international organizations such as the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Additionally, it's location also provides a unique access to the financial community which should be included in this discussions as investments and other financial resources will be critical especially tackling the digital divide and connectivity. The Secretariat could prioritize capturing the perspectives of International Geneva and ensure they are fed into the ongoing discussions in New York.

3.Capacity Building:
The Global Digital Compact highlights the need for capacity building to bridge digital divides. The IGF's intersessional work should prioritize initiatives that empower developing nations with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the digital landscape and actively participate in shaping digital governance policies.These initiatives should include targeted and tailored thematic training and capacity building for diplomats and technocrats especially from developing countries.

4. Implementation, Monitoring and Reporting:
As the next annual meeting of the IGF will be held after the Summit of the Future, the IGF should position itself to contribute to the implementation and monitoring of the Compact. The IGF can contribute to by through collaboration with relevant stakeholders to establish mechanisms for monitoring and reporting on progress. Regular assessments of the impact of digital policies and initiatives discussed at the IGF can provide valuable insights and accountability in advancing the goals outlined in the Compact post its adoption.

5. Public Awareness and Education:
To align with the Compact's goal of raising public awareness, the IGF should prioritize initiatives that educate individuals about digital rights, online safety, and the broader implications of digital technologies. Empowered citizens are essential for creating a digital society that respects human values.

In an ever-evolving digital landscape, fostering collaboration and inclusivity is paramount. The Global Digital Compact outlines key principles for a sustainable and equitable digital future. Here's how the annual meeting of the IGF and its intersessional work can better reflect and contribute to this global initiative:

1. Aligning Agendas:
The IGF should proactively align its annual meeting themes and intersessional activities with the principles and main themes of the Global Digital Compact. This alignment ensures that discussions and outcomes directly contribute to the goals of fostering a secure, open, and inclusive digital environment and contribute to shaping the Compact.

2. Multi-Stakeholder Engagement:
The Global Digital Compact emphasizes the importance of multi-stakeholder cooperation. The IGF should enhance efforts to include diverse voices from governments, civil society, private sector, and technical communities in its deliberations. This ensures a holistic approach to addressing challenges and crafting effective solutions.With the Secretariat of the IGF located in Geneva it is well placed to engaged other international organizations such as the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Additionally, it's location also provides a unique access to the financial community which should be included in this discussions as investments and other financial resources will be critical especially tackling the digital divide and connectivity. The Secretariat could prioritize capturing the perspectives of International Geneva and ensure they are fed into the ongoing discussions in New York.

3.Capacity Building:
The Global Digital Compact highlights the need for capacity building to bridge digital divides. The IGF's intersessional work should prioritize initiatives that empower developing nations with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the digital landscape and actively participate in shaping digital governance policies.These initiatives should include targeted and tailored thematic training and capacity building for diplomats and technocrats especially from developing countries.

4. Implementation, Monitoring and Reporting:
As the next annual meeting of the IGF will be held after the Summit of the Future, the IGF should position itself to contribute to the implementation and monitoring of the Compact. The IGF can contribute to by through collaboration with relevant stakeholders to establish mechanisms for monitoring and reporting on progress. Regular assessments of the impact of digital policies and initiatives discussed at the IGF can provide valuable insights and accountability in advancing the goals outlined in the Compact post its adoption.

5. Public Awareness and Education:
To align with the Compact's goal of raising public awareness, the IGF should prioritize initiatives that educate individuals about digital rights, online safety, and the broader implications of digital technologies. Empowered citizens are essential for creating a digital society that respects human values.
1.While the thematic tracks are relevant , it is important that connectivity still sits at the heart of the discussions as there are still a significant portion of the world that is still unconnected.

2.For some of the thematic tracks, it could be useful to have high profile individuals or celebrities become spoke persons or ambassadors to increase visibility and awareness. Online Safety for example it not very technical and is of growing concerning.

3.The Secretariat should increase visibility through briefings and training sessions especially for developing countries.

Rashaun Watson
Government

ID243

Digital Cooperation
It is important to stop taxing internet access and device we must use for the access. When we look at innovation internet can provide to other economy sector, it is important to permit access to internet for anyone anywhere. In rural area internet is not available anywhere. We can provide global funds for building community network anywhere. it is not only ISOC chapters whom can do it everywhere. Others organizations such as local NGO can contribute more. In my country Benin, some of NGO such as NGO Women Be Free provide training for laddies and women in digital environment. It provide school on internet governance also for laddies and women.This NGO need support and funds to continue it contribution. It impact local village directly with it contribution. Internet is some time big challenge for it job. It is important to help with universal funds and other fund also available in global level.
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
It is important now to have some announcement for grant in the specific area of the implementation of internet in the development. We need fund for training in school of internet governance anywhere. it is important to let more people know and use internet for their activities and access to service knowledge and public activities. It is also important to have fund to establish community network anywhere.

It is important now to have some announcement for grant in the specific area of the implementation of internet in the development. We need fund for training in school of internet governance anywhere. it is important to let more people know and use internet for their activities and access to service knowledge and public activities. It is also important to have fund to establish community network anywhere.
In IGF 2024 we need for each session: general information, practical action, decision for the future and date of evaluation.

kossi AMESSINOU
Government

ID244

Cybersecurity and Trust, Emerging Technologies and Innovation, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity
First, the need of UN-International Internet Governance Law (IIGL): let us think about the root cause of the current Internet connectivity major problems such as by the name of freedom speech and democracy, universal human rights, unrestricted democracy, free inclusive internet connectivity etc, affected local countries and governments that are unable to control both streams’ media & social media. As a global unified society, we need unified governing UN-International Internet Governance Law (IIGL).

Second, Education for cyber attackers: We must start educating cyber attackers to behave as natural human beings, behave professionally, ethically applying natural law with more soft skills and acceptable hard skills. If we all perform any task with integrity, honesty, humanity, kindness, apply responsibility and accountability for the equitable benefit of all human-kinds such as global society including all nations citizens of our beautiful earth.

Third, current Existing Working System Framework (EWSF): We must break the current cycle of the world society governing system which is dominated to everything with developed nations (formulated before the Internet come to existence or early age). We must build new system that matches/suitable and applicable to the rapid advanced technology and the interest of all nations citizens worldwide that fully agreed and signed by every UN-IGF and ITU members nations/countries for the common public benefits.

The world society need of UN-International Internet Governance Law (IIGL). Otherwise the INTERNET will heart undemocratic nations worldwide such as social media (FB, YouTube, Ticktock, Twitter etc) connectivity and inclusiveness it self with out the IIGL will mobilize weaker nations citizens specially unemployed youth. We already witnessed countries currently lawless such as Libya, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia etc. Also the world is a witnessing government sponsoring war in Ukraine Vs Russia, Israel Vs Palestine Group Hamas. The INTERNET and SOCIAL MEDIA PLAY an important role both negative and positive directions.

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Shebeshi Ayalew
Civil Society

ID245

Cybersecurity and Trust, Rights and Freedoms
Tech Facilitated gender based violence


IREX
Civil Society

ID246

Artificial Intelligence
AI in business processes - legal, economic and management aspects


The Chamber of Digital Economy (Izba Gospodarki Elektronicznej)
Private Sector

ID247

Cybersecurity and Trust, Digital Cooperation, Media and Content

If the IGF can create a group forum for young participants, where they can meet and discuss how the Internet is been utilized in their own community, in their various cultures, to enable the IGF create a synergy to systemize the advantages each culture or country gain from their own use of the Internet. This will help to improve Africa’s participation in the Internet objective or goal as intended by the IGF.

3ideastore Electrical and Technical Limited
Private Sector

ID248

Artificial Intelligence
While AI systems offer great perspectives, they also represent important risks for equality, including gender equality. This was analysed, together with legal responses that could be offered to combat these risks and the potential of these technologies to promote equality, including gender equality, in the 2023 'Study on the impact of artificial intelligence systems, their potential for promoting equality – including gender equality – and the risks they may cause in relation to non-discrimination', commissioned by the Gender Equality Commission (GEC) and the Steering Committee on Anti-discrimination, Diversity and Inclusion (CDADI) of the Council of Europe.
The regulatory landscape regarding the use of AI systems is developing rapidly. The adoption of the EU AI Act is expected by Spring 2024. Meanwhile, the Council of Europe is finalising a framework convention on AI, human rights, democracy and the rule of law. This international legally-binding instrument will be complemented by sectoral instruments to tackle specific aspects and provide guidance to member States, including in field of combating discrimination and promoting (gender) equality.
In the study and draft legal texts outlined above, equality bodies have been identified as key actors in raising awareness of the opportunities and challenges, including biases of AI, and in providing redress for those affected by them. However, equality bodies alone cannot succeed. Effective redress can only be achieved through a combination of different regulatory tools, including data protection and sectorial regulation such as employment laws. Enacting equality in the use of AI systems requires awareness and relevant competences in all sectors and from the design stage via deployment and implementation to monitoring. End-users should be informed of the use of AI and be enabled to seek redress.
The IGF can facilitate a cross-sectoral exchange and networking to stratagize how to go from regulation to practice and make it work for the end users.


Council of Europe
Intergovernmental Organization

ID249

Cybersecurity and Trust, Media and Content
States across the globe experienced several crises in the last few years, which have impacted on the production, dissemination, and reception of hate speech.Crises can exacerbate hate speech that is targeted at specific individuals and groups who are deemed responsible for them, and crises can also be aggravated by hate speech. Hate speech in times of crisis may build on existing discriminatory or hate narratives, but also trigger and multiply new narratives.
In order to be prepared to tackle hate speech in times of crisis, legal frameworks should be amended, law enforcement measures reinforced, collaboration between media, national human rights institutions and equality bodies strengthened, and support to those targeted by hate speech prioritised. These are among key recommendations provided to Council of Europe member states by 'Study on preventing and combating hate speech in times of Crisis' published in 2023 by the Council of Europe. The study analyses hate speech that occurred in Europe during crises in recent years, including the Covid-19 pandemic and the full-scale military aggression of Russia against Ukraine since February 2022, and related responses from the state authorities and other actors. It outlines challenges and lessons learnt from such responses and gives recommendations on addressing crises.
Challenges in addressing hate speech during crises are numerous: distinguishing free speech from hate speech, accessing data on online hate speech, removing online hate speech quickly, dedicating enough resources for quick reaction, and investing in a timely manner in enhanced education and training, to name a few.
Important steps have already been taken – by various actors and at various levels – such as the implementation of legal measures to combat hate speech, coordinated campaigns online and offline by law enforcement and networks of stakeholders, education and counter-speech initiatives and some actions in support of those targeted by hate speech.
However, much remains to be done to increase the preparedness for preventing and combating hate speech in times of crisis. It should be recognised that it can be difficult to amend legal frameworks, to establish efficient procedures to combat hate speech or make quick substantial policy or practical changes in times of crisis, the authors of the report stress. Therefore, it is essential to take steps to prepare good conditions of social cohesion and solid response mechanisms to hate speech in ordinary times to ensure a greater level of resilience to discriminatory and hateful speech and enable quick and efficient intervention in times of crisis.
The study builds on Recommendation CM/Rec(2022)16 of the Committee of Ministers to member States on combating hate speech adopted in May 2022.


Council of Europe
Intergovernmental Organization

ID250

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity


Isaac Apenteng
Civil Society

ID251

Cybersecurity and Trust, Digital Cooperation, Rights and Freedoms
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
The IGF's multi-stakeholder format and active engagement of youth participation align with the United Nations Secretary-General's Common Agenda commitments, particularly focusing on "Leave no one behind" (Commitment 1), "Improve digital cooperation" (Commitment 7), and "Listen to and work with youth" (Commitment 11). By addressing these commitments, the IGF structure aims to contribute significantly to building a more inclusive and cooperative digital future. Emphasizing the importance of ongoing crises affecting cyberspace, the IGF Annual Meeting and its intersessional work provide a platform for collaborative efforts. Through multi-stakeholder collaboration, there is a collective commitment to "Leave no one behind" (Commitment 1), "Promote peace and prevent conflicts" (Commitment 3), "Improve digital cooperation" (Commitment 7), and "Listen to and work with youth" (Commitment 11). This collaborative approach is crucial for navigating current challenges and working towards a better digital future.

The IGF's multi-stakeholder format and active engagement of youth participation align with the United Nations Secretary-General's Common Agenda commitments, particularly focusing on "Leave no one behind" (Commitment 1), "Improve digital cooperation" (Commitment 7), and "Listen to and work with youth" (Commitment 11). By addressing these commitments, the IGF structure aims to contribute significantly to building a more inclusive and cooperative digital future. Emphasizing the importance of ongoing crises affecting cyberspace, the IGF Annual Meeting and its intersessional work provide a platform for collaborative efforts. Through multi-stakeholder collaboration, there is a collective commitment to "Leave no one behind" (Commitment 1), "Promote peace and prevent conflicts" (Commitment 3), "Improve digital cooperation" (Commitment 7), and "Listen to and work with youth" (Commitment 11). This collaborative approach is crucial for navigating current challenges and working towards a better digital future.

Promoting increased involvement of children in upcoming global Internet Governance Forum (IGF) sessions is crucial, as they should be recognized as valuable stakeholders within the IG community. Given that children play a pivotal role in shaping our digital future, their perspectives on the challenges and advantages they face while using the Internet are indispensable. It is essential to acknowledge their firsthand experiences.

Furthermore, there is a pressing need to address the online safety of children and youth, providing education on secure usage of social media platforms such as TikTok and Instagram Reels. Every discourse within the IGF should actively incorporate the voices of children, ensuring their concerns are heard and taken into account when formulating future digital measures and policies. This inclusive approach will contribute to a more comprehensive and effective framework for safeguarding the digital well-being of the younger generation.

Coordinator@Youth IGF Myanmar
Civil Society

ID252

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Emerging Technologies and Innovation


Elizabeth Fang
Technical Community

ID253

Data Governance, Rights and Freedoms
Global Human rights principles support the right to disconnect or stay offline, and individuals must not be penalized or deprived of services that could accessed otherwise. Vulnerable members of society become overwhelmed with multiple digital services and entirely cut off from traditional ways of accessing everyday services such as transportation, medical services, accommodation, etc. The reality of aging or contextual circumstances that create unique features inapplicable to a generalized system process - this scenario isolates individuals with distinctive scars and experiences.
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
IGF annual meetings and its intersessional work can better reflect or contribute by integrating outputs from other global initiatives into the IGF agenda. IGF must also be more inclusive and align with other international initiatives as a source of input and discussion beyond IGF NRI tracks. IGF must be flexible enough to accommodate smaller initiatives and sufficient to amplify emerging conversations.IGF must go beyond traditional means of engagement and actors to reach communities affected by Internet governance forum conversations.

IGF annual meetings and its intersessional work can better reflect or contribute by integrating outputs from other global initiatives into the IGF agenda. IGF must also be more inclusive and align with other international initiatives as a source of input and discussion beyond IGF NRI tracks. IGF must be flexible enough to accommodate smaller initiatives and sufficient to amplify emerging conversations.IGF must go beyond traditional means of engagement and actors to reach communities affected by Internet governance forum conversations.

Benjamin Akinmoyeje
Civil Society

ID254

Cybersecurity and Trust, Media and Content, Rights and Freedoms
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
The New Iron Curtain: How the Russian Government is cracking down on the Internet and what can be done to prevent it

Exiled media organizations encounter numerous threats to their personal safety and their ability to fulfill their journalistic mission, such as staying relevant while reporting from exile, preserving their readership in denied areas and circumventing the numerous blockings by the authorities. Russian censorship policies, combined with the well-intentioned sanctions from the West, constrain Russian citizens’ ability to access independent, fact-based journalism. And these problems are common not only for the Russian independent media, but also for civil activists, anti-war projects and ordinary citizens with an anti-war stance. Within just a couple of years the Russian internet that used to be one of the most free ones has become one of the most regulated and censored. We see how many governments of non-democratic countries take an example from Russia and start to copy these mechanisms to suppress the freedoms and rights of its citizens, and we believe this will have horrible consequences not only for Russians, but for the whole world on very different levels. This is important to not to let this scenario be repeated in whatever part of the world.



The New Iron Curtain: How the Russian Government is cracking down on the Internet and what can be done to prevent it

Exiled media organizations encounter numerous threats to their personal safety and their ability to fulfill their journalistic mission, such as staying relevant while reporting from exile, preserving their readership in denied areas and circumventing the numerous blockings by the authorities. Russian censorship policies, combined with the well-intentioned sanctions from the West, constrain Russian citizens’ ability to access independent, fact-based journalism. And these problems are common not only for the Russian independent media, but also for civil activists, anti-war projects and ordinary citizens with an anti-war stance. Within just a couple of years the Russian internet that used to be one of the most free ones has become one of the most regulated and censored. We see how many governments of non-democratic countries take an example from Russia and start to copy these mechanisms to suppress the freedoms and rights of its citizens, and we believe this will have horrible consequences not only for Russians, but for the whole world on very different levels. This is important to not to let this scenario be repeated in whatever part of the world.



Meduza
Civil Society

ID255

Cybersecurity and Trust, Digital Cooperation, Technical and Operational Topics


Razan Mohammed
Technical Community

ID256

Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and Trust, Data Governance
Feminist research on digital technologies show there are many things to be interrogated with regard to how tech is sold to us — those living with the continuities of colonisation, those living within patriarchal oppression. In this age of A.I, expanded digital economies, and flagrant data harvesting, economically precarious communities find themselves further estranged from crucial deliberations pertaining to the governance of the internet. We must therefore center economics in the discussion.
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?
The digital ecosystem, as currently organised, ignores our experiences as users and instead centres profit-making, data extraction in the name of “market-interests,” and the political interests of those in power. In addition, contrary to the beliefs often sold to us regarding digital spaces being “democratic,” or “inherently progressive” by virtue of the things they enable such as connection and innovation, digital spaces are entrenched in and sometimes even worsen the inequalities we face “offline.” As such, it is increasingly necessary that the IGF grapples with and organise around the inequalities and violences that are embedded in our “online” and “offline” lives as shaped by our digital experiences. This can be done by involving grassroots communities organizing around gender, environment and combatting mass digital surveillance.

The digital ecosystem, as currently organised, ignores our experiences as users and instead centres profit-making, data extraction in the name of “market-interests,” and the political interests of those in power. In addition, contrary to the beliefs often sold to us regarding digital spaces being “democratic,” or “inherently progressive” by virtue of the things they enable such as connection and innovation, digital spaces are entrenched in and sometimes even worsen the inequalities we face “offline.” As such, it is increasingly necessary that the IGF grapples with and organise around the inequalities and violences that are embedded in our “online” and “offline” lives as shaped by our digital experiences. This can be done by involving grassroots communities organizing around gender, environment and combatting mass digital surveillance.
Involve more grassroot community organizers as these IGF discussions can come off as very siloed and elitist.

Maureen Kasuku
Civil Society

ID257

Cybersecurity and Trust, Media and Content
Protection of children againts online pornography
The IGF also relates to major global initiatives and agendas. How can the IGF annual meeting and its intersessional work better reflect or contribute to the following?