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PNE Multistakeholder Working Group

About the Multistakeholder Working Group (MWG)

Within the Policy Network on Environment there is a Multistakeholder Working Group (MWG) of experts which ‎supports transforming community’s expressed views into concrete actions, such as outputs and actionable next steps. ‎The main goal of the MWG is to publish a report by December 2021 containing concrete, actionable policy recommendations, to be presented and discussed at the IGF 2021 in Katowice, Poland. During the next six months, the PNE aims to use the work on this report and our collective weight of the group as a lever of influence to raise the profile of the issue.

Our Next Meeting - Join us!

The MWG Meetings are open to everyone interested: Register now for our next Meeting on July 14, 14:00-15:30 CEST. After registration, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the meeting. We are looking forward to seeing you! See also the IGF Calendar for future MWG Meetings and other IGF Acitivites.

Update on Work

The Working Group is organized into workstreams on different focus topics. Learn more about our work in our Statement of Action.

Members of the PNE Multistakeholder Working Group 

Ado Lõhmus
Government of ‎Estonia, Ministry of ‎the Environment
Specialised ‎diplomat at the UN ‎Representation in ‎Nairobi, Permanent ‎Representative of ‎Estonia to the ‎UNEP 


Andrew Zolli
Director Global of Impact initiatives ‎and Ethics 


Ayman Elsherbiny
UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
ICT Policies Section

Adil Suleimani (interim)
Senior Policy Officer, AU Commission, African Union

Daniel Akinmade ‎Emejulu
Microsoft Corporation
Program ‎Manager, UN Affairs

David Jensen
UN Environment ‎Programme
Head of ‎Environmental ‎Peacebuilding

Ilias Iakovidis
European ‎Commission  
DG-CNECT’s ‎Adviser, Green ‎and Digital ‎Transition 
Jacob Malthouse, 
‎Foresight ‎Cleantech ‎Accelerator
VP Business ‎Development 

Joan Carling
Indigenous Peoples ‎Major Group for ‎Sustainable ‎Development
Convenor and environment and ‎indigenous rights ‎defender

Joyce Chen
Senior ‎Advisor for Strategic ‎Engagement and IGF MAG member

Karen Bakker
University of British ‎Columbia Program on Water ‎Governance
Research Chair and ‎Director 

Kathryn Sforcina 
Head of Global Strategy;
Farmbot Monitoring Solutions, Non-Executive Director 


Richard King 
Chatham House
Senior Research Fellow, Energy, Environment and Resources Programme
Selamyhun ‎Adefris
‎Government of ‎Ethiopia, Ministry ‎for Innovation and ‎Technology
Director ‎General for ‎Innovation ‎Development and ‎Research
Tereza Horejsova ‎
Project ‎Development ‎Director  and IGF MAG member

Verena Weber 
Head of the ‎Communication ‎Infrastructures and ‎Services Policy Unit

Yoichi IIDA, ‎Deputy  ‎Government of ‎Japan, Ministry of ‎Internal Affairs and ‎Communication
Director-‎General for ‎G7/G20 Relations
Youssef Nassef  
UN Climate Change (UNFCCC)

Przemysław Typiak, Internet Governance and Digital Dialogue Unit
Digital Policy Departement
Chancellery of the Prime Minister (Poland)
David Oehmen
UN Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Associate Programme Officer, Adaptation Division

How has the Working Group come about?

Careful research has been carried out to ‎globally map the stakeholders that could be members of the working group. It has mapped the stakeholders ‎on regional and international scene that deal with the intersections between environment and ‎digital technologies, in collaboration with relevant helpdesks and observatories. A contact ‎database has been built. Among these contacts, those having the strongest work focus and ‎achieved impact and results have been invited to be members of the above-described working ‎group. All others are informed about the work and invited to contribute to the ‎consultation processes and other mechanisms established by the working group (e.g. including ‎providing feedback to the draft output document produced by the working group).‎

The PNE multistakeholder working group will closely collaborate with the members of the IGF's Multistakeholder Advisory Group and its Chair; networks of Dynamic Coalitions; National, Regional and Youth IGF initiatives; Best Practice Forums and all other interested stakeholders.

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Contact Information

United Nations
Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

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