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IGF 2021 Preparatory and Engagement Phase

Welcome to the IGF 2021 Preparatory and Engagement Phase! All IGF stakeholders are encouraged to join any of the sessions in this pre-programme. 

The Preparatory and Engagement Phase is more than an introduction to this year’s IGF. It aims to engage people in IGF discussions and identify synergies between different activities to facilitate cooperation. The pre-programme is organised jointly by the MAG, working in ‘issue teams’ dedicated to the programme's different policy areas; intersessional ‎activities, including NRIs who choose to participate; the Secretariat; and community members.

The shared goals are to: 

  • Facilitate in-depth engagement with IGF 2021 issue areas towards achieving the goal of a more focused and impactful IGF
  • Provide the IGF community with opportunities for developing capacity in IGF-linked areas
  • Facilitate engagement with IGF intersessional activities, and,
  • Broaden participation and inclusion in all aspects of the IGF process.

The IGF 2021 Programme is structured around six issue areas, defined through a community consultation. The issue areas will be introduced during the Preparatory and Engagement Phase by the MAG-facilitated issue teams.The issue teams are open to ‎non-MAG members, as are 'wiki pages' created to document initiatives and activities with issue areas.

To participate in the pre-programme below, please register first for the IGF 2021 Annual Meeting. Registration is easy and will give you full access to these sessions. 

The pre-programme contains several session types, depending on facilitators and modes of organization. These are:   

MAG Convened
Discussions
Youth Engagement Track Intersessional Work
Sessions Co-convened with NRIs and Broader IGF community MAG Chair Convened
Discussions

 
IGF 2021 Outreach Sessions

[CD] stands for capacity development 

DRAFT SCHEDULE

TIME
(UTC)

SESSION FACILITATORS

[Youth Engagement Track]

31 August 2021
14:00 UTC

YouthxPolicyMakers

German Informatics Society in collaboration with the German Youth IGF, Polish Youth IGF supported by the IGF Secretariat

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[CD]

8 September 2021
12:30 UTC

''Our Digital Future'' - Addressing Digital Transformation and Cybersecurity

IGF Secretariat, IGF BPF Cybersecurity, IGF DC on Internet Standards, Security and Safety (DC-ISSS), Microsoft

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[Youth Engagement Track]

18 September 2021
16:00 UTC

Youth Coalition on Internet Governance (YCIG) Webinar II

Open guided discussion on: Governance and Cooperation for an evolving Internet; Good practices from the BPF on Gender and Digital Rights; The role of youth in policy making processes

YCIG

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[IGF 2021 Outreach Sessions]

20 September 2021
13:00 UTC

IGF 2021 Town Hall: Hybrid Format in Practice

IGF Secretariat, MAG Chair, MAG WG-Hybrid Meetings, Host Country

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[Sessions Co-convened with NRIs and Broader IGF community] [CD]

27 September 2021
TBC

IGF 2021 at APrIGF

Ways to engage and discussing issue areas of relevance for the community

APrIGF, IGF Secretariat, MAG Issue Teams 

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[MAG Chair Convened
Discussions]

4 October 2021
14:00 UTC

Inclusive IG Processes in the Context of the Pandemic: Lessons Learned from Online IG Events in the Past 18 Months

MAG Chair, MAG WG-Hybrid Meetings

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[Youth Engagement Track] [CD]

7 October 2021
13:00 UTC

Youth Engagement at IGF 2021: Focus on Environment

Polish Youth IGF, Host Country, IGF Secretariat

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[Intersessional Work] [CD]

13 October 2021
13:00 UTC

IGF 2021 Intersessional Activities – Taking Stock and Community Engagement

Updates on draft research and recommendations followed by interactive discussion

• Best Practice Forum on Cybersecurity • Best Practice Forum on Gender and Digital Rights • Policy Network on Environment • Policy Network on Meaningful Access • Dynamic Coalitions (DC Coordination Group and all DCs who choose to participate)

Goal: Discuss issues these workstream cover

MAG Chair, IGF Secretariat, MAG Members, Facilitators of the BPFs, PNs and DCs

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[Sessions Co-convened with NRIs and Broader IGF community] [CD]

TBC October

IGF 2021 at Latin American and the Caribbean region

Ways to engage and discussing issue areas of relevance for the community

IGF Secretariat

[CD]

TBC October

 Webinar: 16 Years of IGF Evolution and Strengthening – Taking Stock and Looking Forward IGF Secretariat, MAG Chair

[Youth Engagement Track] [CD]

13 October 2021
14:00 UTC

Youth Engagement Webinar

Polish Youth IGF, Host Country, IGF Secretariat

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[Intersessional Work]

20 October 2021
15:00 UTC

Health Matters and the UN Sendai Framework Dynamic Coalition on Data Driven Health Technologies 

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[Intersessional Work]

TBC October 2021
14:00 UTC

Dynamic Coalitions – Public Consultations on the DC Paper IGF Secretariat, IGF DCCG

[CD]

TBC October 2021
14:00 UTC

How to Effectively Host and Participate in a Hybrid 2021 IGF - Session I

Training for session organizers and participants 

IGF Secretariat, MAG WG-Hybrid Meetings

[MAG Convened
Discussions]

1 November 2021
12:00 UTC

IGF 2021 – Official Opening of the IGF 2021 Preparatory Phase

Framing the challenge: IGF 2021 focus areas

Introducing IGF 2021 issue areas - presentation (and/or keynote address) followed by interactive discussion

• Overview of the issue areas • Strategic goals for IGF 2021 • Main challenges associated with the main focus areas 

Universal access and meaningful connectivity [90 mins] •  [30-min break] • Economic and social inclusion and human rights [90 mins]

Goal: Refining the scope of these issues with input from the perspective of different regions and stakeholder groups. Establishing common ground on expectations for IGF 2021 outcomes.

MAG Issue Teams

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[MAG Convened
Discussions]

2 November 2021
15:00 UTC

IGF 2021 Introductory Session II

Introducing IGF 2021 issue areas - presentation followed by interactive discussion

Emerging regulation: market structure, content, data and consumer/users rights regulation [90 mins] •  [30-min break] • Environmental sustainability and climate change [90 mins]

Goal: Refining the scope of these issues with input from the perspective of different regions and stakeholder groups. Establishing common ground on expectations for IGF 2021 outcomes.

MAG Issue Teams

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[MAG Convened
Discussions]

3 November 2021
13:00 UTC

IGF 2021 Introductory Session III

Introducing IGF 2021 issue areas - presentation followed by interactive discussion

Inclusive Internet governance ecosystems and digital cooperation [90 mins] •  [30-min break] • Trust, security, stability [90 mins]

Goal: Refining the scope of these issues with input from the perspective of different regions and stakeholder groups. Establishing common ground on expectations for IGF 2021 outcomes.

MAG Issue Teams

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[CD]

16 November 2021
14:00 UTC

Road to IGF 2021: What to Expect?

IGF Secretariat, MAG, Host Country

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[MAG Chair Convened
Discussions]

TBC November
14:00 UTC

State of Multistakeholder Internet Governance and the IGF MAG Chair and MAG WG-Strategy

[CD]

[Sessions Co-convened with NRIs and Broader IGF community]

TBC November

IGF 2021 at the African IGF

Discussing IGF 2021 issue areas and fostering engagement at the IGF

African IGF, IGF Secretariat, MAG Issue Teams

[CD] 

TBC November

How to Effectively Host and Participate in a Hybrid 2021 IGF - Session II

Training for session organizers and participants

IGF Secretariat, MAG WG-Hybrid Meetings

[Youth Engagement Track] [CD]

TBC November

Youth Engagement Webinar: Ways to Maximise Your 16th IGF Participation IGF Secretariat, Polish Youth IGF, Host Country

 

معلومات الاتصال

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Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

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