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BPF on Local Content

IGF 2020 Best Practice Forum on Local Content

     [NEW] Draft report available

     BPF Local Content is pleased to present its draft output report –"Local and indigenous content in the digital space: Protection, preservation and sustainability of creative work and traditional knowledge", published on 30 October 2020. Community feedback on this draft report is welcome.



    • Feedback can be sent in an email or as a Word or PDF document attached to an email.
    • If a comment is on a specific section or paragraph, please indicate this clearly.


    • It is possible to submit feedback on this document until the last day of the IGF 2020 meeting (17 November). However, we would appreciate your feedback before 9 November 2020, as this would allow us to take your feedback into account during the BPF session at the IGF meeting.


    • Received feedback will be considered by the BPF coordination team for integration into the final BPF output report.

    [NEW] BPF meeting at IGF 2020

    • Join the BPF Local content meeting at IGF 2020, on 9 November 2020, 17:20 – 18:50 UTC. 


    About this BPF

    In 2020 the BPF will concentrate its work on one key element that emerged from the 2019 outcome report: the need to further explore issues related to the protection, preservation and remuneration of creative work and collective wisdom, from a local content perspective. As such, the BPF will focus on:

    • How to protect, preserve and remunerate creative work and collective wisdom in order to create a sustainable model for the production, distribution and local fruition of local content in the digital age. This may involve intellectual ownership rights, communities' intellectual property rights, ownership of national or community identifiers of natural resources, protection of creative works and so on.

    The goal is to compile and then analyse case studies of good practices from different sectors (e.g. private sector, media sector, governments and international organizations like WIPO, UNESCO, civil society organizations, community groups and so on).

    More details are available in the revised work plan.

    BPF co-facilitators

    • Carlos A. Afonso (Nupef), MAG member
    • Giacomo Mazzone, representing EBU/WBU in the MAG
    • Sorina Teleanu (IGF Secretariat supporting consultant)

    Join the mailing list

    Stakeholders interested in contributing to the work of this BPF are invited to join the dedicated mailing list. Subscriptions can be done via the link below: 


    For any queries related to the work of this BPF, please send us an email at [email protected].

    Past documents


      Contact Information

      United Nations
      Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

      Villa Le Bocage
      Palais des Nations,
      CH-1211 Geneva 10

      igf [at] un [dot] org
      +41 (0) 229 173 411