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NRIs Virtual Meetings VI and VII



- Virtual Meetings VI and VII: 8 June 2017, 08:00 a.m. UTC and 14:00 p.m. UTC -





  1. The sixth and seventh virtual meetings of the National and Regional IGF initiatives (NRIs), took place on 18 June at 08:00 a.m. and 14:00 p.m. UTC. The IGF Secretariat hosted two meetings on the same subject agenda, in order to accommodate NRIs participants form different time zones. This report reflects major outcomes from both meetings.
  2. Meeting was hosted by Ms. Anja Gengo from the IGF Secretariat. The agenda is attached to this document as Annex A1 and a list of Meeting Participants as Annex A2. 
  3. The purpose of the meeting was to cluster received inputs to the NRIs Main Session Call into major areas of interest.


Summary Report

  1. The Host reminded that 33 initiatives submitted multiple inputs, as shown in the public spreadsheet. 
  2. The coordinators reviewed all received inputs, and agreed to cluster them into major areas of interest, which are:

    Rights in the digital/online world
    IG Ecosystem and Developments
    New Emerging Technologies

    Digital/Media Literacy
    Digital Economy/Digitization (of daily lives)
    Digital divide and inclusiveness
    Digital Transformation
    InnovationsRights in the digital/online world 
    IG Ecosystem and Developments 
    New Emerging Technologies 
    Digital/Media Literacy 
    Digital Economy/Digitization (of daily lives) 
    Digital divide and inclusiveness 
    Digital Transformation 

  3. It was agreed that the first five top rated major areas of interest will be submitted to the MAG, in order of a priority.
  4. It was agreed that the Focal Point will developed a proposal for the NRIs main session, to be reviewed and approved by the NRIs. It was noted that the final proposal will reflect these topics as well as the objectives from the NRIs Session Guidelines
  5. Participants didn’t have any edits to the NRIs Session Guidelines.
  6. The NRIs collaborative sessions will be discussed on the next call, due to the time limitations of this one.


Next Steps

  1. The Secretariat will send the summary report to the NRIs mailing list, and ask for feedback.
  2. If there won’t be objections from the NRIs, a proposal for the NRIs collaborative sessions will be developed.
  3. Next meeting: The Secretariat will distribute the Doodle poll for the members of the NRIs to cast the votes for the best time slots for the next virtual meeting.
  4. For any suggestions or questions regarding the Report, kindly contact the IGF Secretariat, NRIs Focal Point at: [email protected].



AGENDA: National and Regional IGF initiatives (NRIs)

IGF NRIs: Virtual Meeting VI and VII, 8 June 2017 at 08:00 a.m. and 14:00 p.m. UTC

  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. NRIs Main Session: Reviewing the submitted proposals
  3. NRIs Collaborative Sessions: Reviewing the submitted proposals
  4. NRIs Session Guidelines Document: Final Review
  5. Proposal for the final written submission to the MAG for both types of sessions
  6. AoB




MEETING PARTICIPANTS (in alphabetical order):

  1. Cesar Dias, LACIGF
  2. Maheeshwara Kirindigoda, Sri Lanka IGF
  3. Aida Mahmutovic, SEEDIG
  4. Marilyn Cade, IGFSA, IGF-USA                          
  5. Judith Hellerstein, IGF-USA
  6. Jennifer Chung, APrIGF
  7. Zoraida Frias, Spain IGF
  8. Susana Chaves, Costa Rica IGF
  9. Élisson Diones Cazumbá, Youth LACIGF Observatory
  10. Shreedeep Rayamajhi, Nepal IGF community
  11. Youssouf Abdelrahim, Chad IGF
  12. Michel Tchonang Linze, Central Africa IGF
  13. Mary Uduma, Nigeria IGF, West Africa IGF
  14. Zeina Bou Harb, Lebanon IGF*
  15. Natasa Glavor, Croatia IGF
  16. Imran Ahmed Shah, Pakistan IGF*



* In formation

Contact Information

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