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    IGF 2020 Dynamic Coalition on Schools of Internet Governance
    4 Nov 08:10 to 09:40 UTC

    Intended as a round table of school organizers.

    IGF 2020 OF #14 Copyright and inclusion
    4 Nov 12:10 to 13:10 UTC
    WIPO is deeply involved in promoting the "Inclusion" of people with disabilities. Beyond helping countries to implement the Marrakesh Treaty, WIPO leads an ambitious set of initiatives under the Accessible Books Consortium (ABC), already changing the lives of thousands of people with a visual impairment around the world.

    Mr. Scott Labarre, World Blind Union - “The Marrakesh Treaty and its impact on inclusion”

    Ms. Monica Halil, WIPO - "the Accessible Books Consortium (ABC)"

    Ms. Aria Indrawati, Mitra Netra Foundation - “WIPO ABC Capacity building programs: the experience of Indonesia”

    Mr. Rafael Ferraz, WIPO - "SCCR Study on Access to Copyright Protected Works by Persons with Disabilities"

    Mr. Christian Vogler, Gallaudet University - “People with disabilities and access to content: challenges and solutions” 

    IGF 2020 OF #16 Internet Governance with and for the Citizens
    4 Nov 13:20 to 14:20 UTC
    Humanity deserves and asks for better governance. Both citizens and decision-makers are ready to experiment with new approaches. Decisions taken on behalf of 7+ billion human beings require to augment the traditional expertise with the vision and experience of ordinary citizens that will enrich, legitimize, and strengthen the decisions.

    Moderator: Antoine Vergne [email protected]

    Co-moderator: Benoit  VERHULST [email protected]





    Flash Talks between Youth and IG Experts: IG capacity development opportunities
    4 Nov 14:00 to 14:30 UTC

    IGF 2020 OF #31 Safe digital spaces, a dialogue on countering cyberviolence
    4 Nov 17:50 to 18:50 UTC
    • Chenai Chair, Web Foundation (Moderator)
    • Helene Molinier, Senior Manager for the Action Coalition on Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality at UN Women
    • Bhavna Jha, IT for Change
    • Marwa Azelmat, APC
    • Mariana Valente, InternetLab
    • Cindy Southworth, Facebook

    IGF 2020 Community Networks at Times of Crises and Pandemics
    4 Nov 18:20 to 19:50 UTC
    The session will discuss the value of community networks to expand access and empower individuals and communities in times of emergencies, such as the covid19 pandemic. Participants will discuss concrete initiatives, present case studies and innovative approaches to foster meaningful connectivity, featured in the 2020 DC3 outcome report on “The Value of Internet Openness at Times of Crisis”.
    • Sonia Jorge, Alliance for Affordable Internet A4AI
    • Osama Manzar, DEF
    • Jane Coffin, ISOC
    • Rolf H. Weber, University of Zurich
    • Cynthia El Khoury, APC
    • Senka Hadzic, CyberBRICS / Research ICT Africa
    • Nicholas Echaniz, AlterMundi

    IGF 2020 NRIs Collaborative Session: Future of jobs/work in the digital age
    4 Nov 18:40 to 19:40 UTC

    Clone of IGF 2020 NRIs Collaborative Session: Future of jobs/work in the digital age
    4 Nov 18:40 to 19:40 UTC

    IGF 2020 Fostering a new key role of Youth in Internet Governance
    4 Nov 19:00 to 20:30 UTC
    The YCIG session is the space where young people can exchange experiences and points of view of Internet issues around the world. We will address key policy questions under the topic “Fostering a new key role of youth in Internet Governance”, recapping the reflections of last years’ Youth IGF Summit while considering which are the next steps and tools for youth to increase the representation of young people in key policy roles, BPF, DC and more spaces.

    1- Eileen Berenice Cejas, Argentina, YCIG/Youth Observatory (Civil Society)

    2- Emilia Zalewska, Poland, , LegalTech Polska (Civil Society)

    3 - Mohammad Atif, India, Youth SIG (Civil Society)

    4- Joao Pedro Martins, Portugal, Lusophone Youth IGF, (Civil Society)

    5- Lily Edinam Botsyoe, Ghana , Ghyrate Ghana (Private Sector) 

     6-Augusto Marturin, Argentina,  Youth IGF Argentina Technical Community (Technical)


    IGF 2020 OF #21 Strengthening Implementation Capacities for AI Ethics
    5 Nov 08:40 to 09:40 UTC
    How can ethical principles for AI be implemented? How do we translate high-level principles into policies? What kind of human and institutional capacities are needed to govern AI? These are some of the questions that experts from national, regional and international organizations working on the governance of AI would be focusing on during the session.

    Moderator:  Sasha Rubel, UNESCO


    • Dafna Feinholz, UNESCO
    • Léonard Bouchet, European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
    • Jed Horner, International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
    • Jan Kleijssen, Council of Europe 
    • Nicolas Miailhe, The Future Society
    • Clara Neppel, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    • Sophie Peresson, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) 
    • Karine Perset, OECD
    • Benjamin Prud’homme, Quebec Institute for Artificial Intelligence (MILA) 
    • Sally Radwan, Arab League Working Group on AI (Egypt)

    IGF 2020 OF #6 African Union Open Forum
    5 Nov 12:30 to 13:30 UTC
    As this forum is organized by the highest continental body in Africa, stakeholders are encouraged to participate and share views on the way forward on IG issues in Africa.

    Moctar Yedaly, African Union;Adil Sulieman, African Union; Makane Faye, African IGF Secretariat; Mary Uduma, African IGF- MAG; Mactar Seck, UNECA; Sandro Bazzanella, PRIDA.

    IGF 2020 Equitable access to digital content: lessons from COVID-19
    5 Nov 12:40 to 14:10 UTC
    The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted crucial questions around access to key digital resources and services at a time of crisis. This session takes stock of emergency responses of libraries, governments, publishers and other key stakeholders - and their impacts on digital inclusion and access to information and content. Looking at the current policy context and lessons learned during the pandemic, the session examines key policy questions and lessons for the ‘new normal’ and any future emergencies.
    • Nkem Osuigwe, African Library and Information Associations & Institutions (Nigeria)
    • Don Means, Libraries WhiteSpace Project and Gigabit Libraries Network (USA)
    • Mark Graham, The Internet Archive and The Wayback Machine (USA)
    • Theresa Hackett, Electronic Information for Libraries, Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager
    • Valensiya Dresvyannikova, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (Netherlands)

    IGF 2020 #Netgov and news media sustainability in the times of crisis
    5 Nov 13:40 to 15:10 UTC
    This session will constitute our annual meeting to update the DC-Sustainability members on important developments since we launched at IGF 2019. It will also provide space to present the outcome of our 2020 action plan, which we devised in December 2019 and January 2020.

    Tanja Maksic, BIRN Serbia

    Fiona Nzingo, RNW, Love Matters Kenya Social Media Director

    Ellery Biddle, Ranking Digital Rights 

    Olaf Steenfadt, Reporters Without Borders

    Michael J. Oghia and Mira Milosevic, Global Forum for Media Development

    IGF 2020 NRIs Collaborative Session: Digital economy: ‎trans-territorial ‎regulations and the ‎impact on digital ‎sovereignty
    5 Nov 14:20 to 15:20 UTC

    IGF 2020 OF #33 WSIS Action Lines achieving the SDGs: WSIS Forum 2021 OCP
    6 Nov 09:10 to 10:10 UTC
    The WSIS Forum 2021 Open Consultation process (OCP) aims at ensuring a participatory and inclusive spirit of the Forum. This process actively engages multistakeholders in the preparatory process to ensure broad ownership and further improvements of the Forum. The Open Consultation Process will include a collection of inputs from regional and national WSIS related events and therefore work towards shaping the Themes and Format of WSIS Forum 2021. New open calls will be described and promoted.

    Opening Remarks:

    • Mr. Catalin Marinescu, Head of Strategic Planning Division, SPM, ITU
    • Mr. Joe Hironaka, Programme Specialist, UNESCO 
    • Ms. Scarlett Fondeur Gil, Economic Affairs Officer, UNCTAD
    • Ms. Minerva Novero-Belec, Policy Specialist, UNDP

    Moderators and Presenters:

    Ms. Gitanjali Sah, Strategy and Policy Coordinator, ITU, and Mr. Vladimir Stankovic, Program Officer, ITU

    IGF 2020 Accessibility - Closing the Gap
    6 Nov 11:30 to 13:00 UTC
    Closing the gap to improve accessibility for persons with disability is the key focus of the Dynamic Coalition on Accessibility and Disability (DCAD). This session brings together disability experts presenting their experiences of online meetings during COVID-19 as well as discussing intersessional activities and plans.
    • Paulina Lewandowska
    • Petra Rezar or Damjan Šebjan
    • Muhammad Shabbir Awan
    • Peter Crosbie
    • Judy Okite
    • Shadi Abou-Zahra
    • Judith Hellerstein
    • Gunela Astbrink

    IGF 2020 OF #12 EQUALS in Tech Awards 2020
    6 Nov 13:00 to 14:00 UTC
    This award will be presented in the following categories: Access, Skills, Leadership in Tech, Leadership in SMEs and Research

    Welcome Remarks
    Ms. Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director, ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau

    Keynote Address

    Ms. Silvina Moschini, Founder of SheWorks! and TransparentBusiness first Unicorn women-led.  EQUALS in Tech Award Winner 2019


    Announcement of Winners


    • Access Category: Ensuring that women and girls have full access to digital technologies, devices and services. Presenter: Mr. Mats Granryd, Director General, GSMA
    • Skills Category: Empowering women and girls to acquire skills to become both ICT users and creators in the digital world and STEM fields. Presenter: Mr. Houlin Zhao, Secretary General, ITU
    • Research Category: Sharing research to enable data-driven and evidence-based action in support of digital gender equality. Presenter: Dr. David Malone, Rector, UN University
    • Leadership in SMEs Category: Supporting women entrepreneurs and creators in technology. Presenter: Ms. Pamela Coke-Hamilton, Executive Director, ITC
    • Leadership in Tech Category: Promoting women in decision-making roles and leadership opportunities in the digital workforce. Presenter: Ms. Anita Bhatia, Deputy Executive Director, Resource Management, UN System Coordination, Sustainability and Partnerships, UN Women

    IGF 2020 Sustainable Internet Governance & the Right to Development
    6 Nov 13:10 to 14:40 UTC
    This meeting continues groundbreaking work drawing links between environmental sustainability and human rights. Its focus is Article 4 of the Charter of Human Rights and Principles for the Internet in light of the urgent need to identify and rectify the adverse environmental impacts of internet technologies. This meeting will contribute to emerging action plans to ensure that environmental sustainability and the full realization of human rights are cornerstones of internet governance.

    Ms Minda Moreira, Co-Chair of the Internet Rights and Principles Coalition

    Ms Noha Ashraf Abdel Baky (Youth Coalition in Internet Governance) is Senior Data Storage Analyst at Dell EMC. She is also a Dell University Relations Committee Member and a Dell Social Media Ambassador. She has previously worked for multinational companies like Microsoft and Orange Business Services. Noha has participated in the Mozilla Open Leaders Program, and is a Fellow to the Middle East and Adjoining Countries School of Internet Governance (MEAC SIG). She was selected as an ISOC [email protected] Fellow in 2017, and after the Geneva IGF, she co-founded Digital Grassroots with other fellows, a youth-led initiative to promote digital citizenship. She has completed several ISOC online courses, and is currently part of the organization’s group of qualified moderators.

    Ms Hanane Boujemi (former co-Chair IRPC, former Manager the HIVOS IG-MENA Program), is executive director of Tech Policy Tank. She is an international expert in Internet Governance and has extensive experience in global Internet Governance processes at the UN level. She specialises in the economic and legal aspects of Internet Policy and Governance. Her work focuses on the policy and regulatory challenges deploying emerging technologies. . She peer reviews Chatham's House Cyber Policy Journal and She lectured on the subject at Clingendael Institute, University of Amsterdam, and University of Toronto. Ms Boujemi has a master's degree in international law and a master's degree in diplomacy with specialisation on Internet Governance and serves on various expert groups at OECD, African Union, European Commission, and the Innovation centre hosted at the UK parliament.

    Mr Ilias Iakovidis (PhD) is currently an Adviser at the European Commission, DG CONNECT working on Green digital transformation. The work involves a development of EU wide measures to improve the energy and material efficiency of the ICT sector, in particular datacentres, electronic communications and digital devices. Ilias is also working on maximising the positive contribution of digital solutions (networks, technologies and applications) to accelerate the transition to circular economy, and, to support the sustainability goals in sectors such as energy networks, manufacturing, transport, and agri-food. He is exploring with stakeholders development of consistent and  transparent methods to estimate the net impact of digital solutions on environment/climate. Before that, he was leading and managing eHealth and ICT for active and healthy ageing units and activities of the European Commission.

    Mr Rigobert Kenmogne (IRPC Steering Committee), is Cameroonian, Holder of a master’s in public and Private Administration obtained at the University of Yaoundé 2 in 2013. Web journalist, researcher in Digital Rights, and writer (Cameroon: the true face of governance), he was committed for nearly ten years in the development of digital and in defense of Digital Rights to provide a response to development and human rights in Cameroon and Africa. In 2017, he became a Digital Rights Program Officer for Francophone Africa at Paradigm Initiative, based in Nigeria, he is the regional expert on digital issues and evaluates digital public policies in 30 countries in Francophone Africa. One of its main objectives in the region is the promotion and leadership in ICT in Africa for future generations. Its role also includes the influence of actions related to violations of digital rights and Internet freedoms in French-speaking countries. With respect to the issues of Internet freedoms, he is an elected member of the Internet Rights and Principe Coalition Steering Committee since early 2019. At the local level, since 2016, he is one of the volunteer local leaders of Digital Access. He is also one of the local leaders of Internet Society.

    Ms Vesna Manojlovic (RIPE Network Coordination Centre), is the Senior Community Builder with a focus on measurement tools. She joined the RIPE NCC as a Trainer in 1999. In 2003, she took responsibility for developing and delivering advanced courses, such as RPSL, Routing Registry, DNSSEC and IPv6. In 2008, she lead efforts to establish IPv6 RIPEness as a measure of IPv6 deployment among LIRs. In 2011, she joined the Science Division as Manager of the Measurements Community Building team. Vesna also takes part in and gives presentations at many technical conferences and workshops.Vesna received a BS in Computer Science and Informatics from the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade. She has three children.

    Ms Raashi Saxena (Youth4DigitalSustainability Program) is a consultant for Gapminder Foundation and a Local Expert for studio intO, a fast-growing international research consultancy. As a member of the Scientific Committee with Missions Publiques, she currently works on rebuilding structures with citizens on matters pertaining to Internet Universality and Governance. Raashi has been a speaker at several international forums such as UN Internet Governance Forum, RightsCon, World Learning events, Campus Party and Communities & Technologies for her valuable contributions in the Internet Governance Space. Her capacity building & advocacy efforts in digital rights, gender rights and youth participation have strengthened the Internet freedom movement in several parts of India. Raashi is a dynamic community builder, currently serving as a Do School Fellow and Young Leader with Women Deliver. She has been an active member of the TED community. In 2019, Raashi was trained by Al Gore to become a certified Climate Reality Leader. Raashi was the Vice Curator of the Bangalore Chapter of the Global Shapers Community, a World Economic Forum initiative. As a Global Shaper, she serves as a steering committee member for the Shaping Fashion Project, a grassroots initiative across the globe to transform the fashion industry into a more sustainable one.

    IGF 2020 Net Neutrality at times of Covid19
    6 Nov 14:20 to 15:50 UTC
    The Covid19 pandemic has demonstrated that free and non-discriminatory Internet access is essential. This session will discuss the importance of the various facets of Internet openness at times of crisis. Panellists will discuss case studies, strategies and regulations explored in the DCNN annual report (developed in partnership with DC3)on "The Value of Internet Openness at Times of Crisis"
    • Luca Belli, FGV
    • Anriette Esterhuysen, MAG Chair
    • Nikhil Pawha, Medianama
    • Frode Sorensen, Norwegian Telecoms Regulator (Nkom)
    • Aurore Tual, French Telecoms Regulator (ARCEP)
    • KS Park, Korea University Law School/Open Net
    • Smriti Parsheera, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy in New Delhi
    • Apar Gupta, Internet Freedom Foundation
    • Anya Orlova, CyberBRICS
    • Andrey Shcherbovich, Higher School of Economics, Moscow
    • Alejandro Pisanty, Autonomous University Mexico

    IGF 2020 NRIs Collaborative Session: Access and digital inclusion
    6 Nov 14:50 to 15:50 UTC

    Flash Talks between Youth and IG Experts: Access and Digital Inclusion - challenges and ways forward
    6 Nov 15:00 to 15:30 UTC

    IGF 2020 The Criticality of the Internet for SIDS in a global crisis
    6 Nov 17:10 to 18:40 UTC
    How will Islands cope & survive in a world turned on its head by the social & economic effects of grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic? How can the Internet & related technologies help SIDS economies deal with and recover from the current challenges? More at:

    Session Chairs: Tracy Hackshaw - Trinidad & Tobago Internet Governance Forum (TTIGF) / Internet Society Trinidad & Tobago Chapter (ISOC-TT) & Maureen Hilyard - Chair, ICANN At Large Advisory Committee & Pacific Islands Chapter of the Internet Society (PICISOC) 

    Lead discussants

    • Pacific Islands (Cherie Lagakali, Chair PICISOC, Fiji;  Jackson Miake, Vanuatu; Dalsie Baniala, MAG member, Vanuatu; Maureen Hilyard, ALAC Chair, At-Large, ICANN, Cook Islands; Georgina Naigulevu, PICISOC and Fiji Disability Forum) 
    • Caribbean (June Parris, Barbados; Nigel Cassimire, Caribbean Telecommunications Union & Caribbean IGF convenor; Bevil Wooding, Director, Caribbean Affairs, ARIN; Carlton Samuels, Jamaica; Rhea Yaw Ching, Covela Foundation; Lance Hinds, Guyana)
    • AIMS (Karim Attoumani Mohamed, Comoros)


    Internet Society IGF Youth Ambassadors: Mauricia Abdol-Tshilunda; Ananda Gautam; Herman Ramos; Veronica Piccolo

    IGF Youth: Yao Amevi Amessinou Sossou

    IGF 2020 Lessons Learnt from Evidence-Based Research
    6 Nov 17:10 to 18:40 UTC
    This session aims to share insights on (1) digital skills, (2) health, (3) community networks, based on 120 case studies on ICT-based initiatives from 50 countries and to provide practical takeaways for practitioners.

    Christopher Yoo, University of Pennsylvania, USA Muge Haseki, University of Pennsylvania, USA Leon Gwaka, University of Pennsylvania, USA Leandro Navarro, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, SPAIN Claire Sibthorpe, UK Sarbani Banerjee Belur INDIA

    IGF 2020 NRIs Collaborative Session: Digital rights and impact on democracy
    6 Nov 18:50 to 19:50 UTC

    IGF 2020 WS #37 Community Network, Electricity and Digital Inclusion
    9 Nov 07:40 to 09:10 UTC
    The objectives of this workshop session is to bring together key stakeholders to discuss this important topic within the Covid-19 context and how we can fully develop and improve community networks and showcase best practices and innovative solution within the global digital frameworks.

    Speaker 1: Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro, Civil Society, Asia-Pacific Group
    Speaker 2: Zeina Bou Harb, ,
    Speaker 3: Carlos Rey Moreno, Civil Society, African Group
    Speaker 4: Kwaku Antwi, Civil Society, African Group

    Propose speakers

    • Fuatai Gisa Purcell: - Chief Executive Officer, Office of the Regulator, Government of Samoa
    • Andre Laperriere, Executive Director, Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN), Montreal, Canada
    • Carlos Rey-Moreno, Community Network Specialist, Association for Progressive Communications (APC), South Africa
    • Michuki Mwangi, Senior Director, Internet Technology and Development. Internet Society (ISOC)
    • Onica Nonhlanhla Makwakwa, A4AI Coordinator, Africa
    • Hon. Samuel Nartey George, Member of Parliament, Ghana
    • Salanieta Tamanikaiwaimaro, Legal Practitioner / Former UN IGF MAG Member
    • Stephanie Pariel, ICANN GNSO Council Member
    • Stanley Kwakye Dankyira, Co-Founder / Director, Maxim Nyansa (NGO)

    IGF 2020 WS #147 Building digital bridges: engaging young women online
    9 Nov 11:00 to 12:00 UTC
    In the session Building digital bridges: engaging young women online, we will learn how contextualized approaches to bridging the digital gender divide can lead to the empowerment of (young) women’s voices online. Three speakers will introduce different on-the-ground experiences and explore the differentiated responses needed to guarantee that women’s voices are heard.

    Speaker 1: Anna Kuliberda - Senior Advisor TechSoup 
    Speaker 2: Reema Hamidan - Project Coordinator Huna Libya
    Speaker 3: Jahou Nyan - Programme Specialist RNW Media 

    IGF 2020 WS #105 Designing inclusion policies in Internet Governance
    9 Nov 12:10 to 13:40 UTC
    The session will have 3 segments: 1) Introduction of speakers 2) Collective discussion on the 5 topics, dividing the analysis in 3 blocks, using a collective document we will share during the session. 3) Online campaign: after the collective discussion, we will start drafting the online campaign at a mind map. This link will be also provided during the session.

    Speaker 1: Mamadou Lo , Civil Society, African Group
    Speaker 2: Eileen Cejas , Civil Society, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)
    Speaker 3: Mohammand N. Azizi, Government, Asia-Pacific Group
    Speaker 4: Meri Baghdasaryan, Civil Society, Eastern European Group
    Speaker 5: Debora Barletta, Civil Society, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)

    IGF 2020 WS #163 Access Challenges among Rural Communities & Local Solutions
    9 Nov 17:20 to 18:50 UTC

    Speaker 1: Michael Spencer, Private Sector, African Group
    Speaker 2: Mary Olushoga, Civil Society, African Group
    Speaker 3: Harmik Singh, Civil Society, Asia-Pacific Group

    IGF 2020 BPF Local Content
    9 Nov 17:20 to 18:50 UTC
    Join the BPF Local Content for a discussion on local and indigenous content in the digital space – the protection, preservation and sustainability of creative work and traditional knowledge.

    IGF 2020 WS #327 Believe it or not, the Internet Protocol is on Sale!
    10 Nov 10:20 to 11:20 UTC
    The discussion will be facilitated by the on site moderator who will use an online platform, called, to present the policy questions that will be debated by panelists and audience.

    Speaker 1: Lee Howard, Private Sector, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
    Speaker 2: Antonio Marcos Moreiras, Technical Community, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)
    Speaker 3: Mukom Akong Tamon, Technical Community, African Group

    Marco Hogewoning (RIPE NCC)

    Rajesh Chharia (Internet Service Providers Association of India)

    Youth Corner: Networking in IG for creating opportunities
    10 Nov 14:00 to 14:30 UTC

    IGF 2020 WS #152 Cultural processes in the age of the digital revolution
    10 Nov 14:10 to 15:40 UTC
    The internet space is an extremely multi-threaded and complex process that is very closely related to social development. Recognising the extent of the internet, it is crucial for everyone to learn to govern this digital revolution in their everyday lives. COVID-19 restrictions have only amplified this, turning the home into a remotely-connected school and workplace. The workshop will focus on the human-media practices and analyse what steps must be taken to building good digital citizenship.

    Speaker 1: Philippine Balmadier, Civil Society, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
    Speaker 2: Miroslaw Filiciak, Private Sector, Eastern European Group
    Speaker 3: Anna Kalinowska, Civil Society, Eastern European Group
    Speaker 4: Janice Richardson, Civil Society, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
    Speaker 5: Anna Rywczyńska, Technical Community, Eastern European Group

    IGF 2020 WS #107 Educational Opportunities & Challenges in Times of Crisis
    10 Nov 14:10 to 15:40 UTC
    The session will have an interactive format.

    Speaker 1: Alfredo Calderon, Civil Society, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)
    Speaker 2: Sona Baghiyan, Civil Society, Eastern European Group
    Speaker 3: Gloria Alaneme, Civil Society, African Group
    Speaker 4: Tel Amiel, Civil Society, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)
    Speaker 5: Glenn McKnight, Civil Society, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
    Speaker 6: Thiago Moraes, Civil Society, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)

    IGF 2020 WS #132 Inclusion Challenges and Solutions for Fair Online Education
    11 Nov 09:40 to 11:10 UTC
    With the development of advanced network and online resources, more and more people have benefited from online education programs. Contrary to what many believe, some students who have internet connections only have poor connections. Public schools that operate educational programs available only through high-speed internet connections are not truly accessible. The demand for bandwidth of online education becomes more urgent when people have to study from home during public emergencies.

    Speaker 1: Yang Yang, Technical Community, Asia-Pacific Group
    Speaker 2: Radomir Bolgov, Civil Society, Eastern European Group
    Speaker 3: Ines Hfaiedh, Government, African Group
    Speaker 4: Mikhail Komarov, Civil Society, Eastern European Group
    Speaker 5: Elsa Estevez, Civil Society, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)

    Unfortunately,  Prof. Radomir Bolgov and Ms. Ines Hfaiedh will not be able to attend due to his personal reasons. 
    Prof. Radomir Bolgov (Eastern European Group) and Ms. Ines Hfaiedh will be removed from the speaker list of Workshop IGF 2020 WS #132.
    We will allocate the saved time to other four speakers and Q&A.
    We have another speaker (Prof. Mikhail Komarov) from Eastern European Group to ensure the diversity of regions.

    Allow me to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

    IGF 2020 WS #289 Women and the platform economy: Access, Autonomy and Agency
    11 Nov 11:20 to 12:20 UTC
    The platform economy is growing at a fast pace across the global South, with mixed impact on workers. This roundtable will focus on the role of women workers in this ecosystem, including issues of access, digital literacy and skills, and the impact of algorithmic management on workers' autonomy. We will also discuss possibilities of alternative models and strategies to ensure that workers' agency and rights are enhanced and protected.

    Speaker 1: Mawii Zothan, Civil Society, Asia-Pacific Group
    Speaker 2: Aayush Rathi, Civil Society, Asia-Pacific Group
    Speaker 3: Lalvani Simiran, Civil Society, Asia-Pacific Group

    The speakers for this session are Fairuz Mullagee, Simiran Lalvani, and Sofía B. Scasserra. The session will be hosted and moderated by the Centre for Internet and Society, India, and Tandem Research.

    IGF 2020 WS #139 CopyLeft or Right? Mediating Interests in Academic Databases
    11 Nov 16:50 to 18:20 UTC

    Speaker 1: Vivian Moya, Government, Asia-Pacific Group
    Speaker 2: Mariana Valente, Civil Society, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)
    Speaker 3: Thierry Nathanael Kopia , Civil Society, African Group
    Speaker 4: Elnur Karimov, Civil Society, Eastern European Group

    IGF 2020 Main Session INCLUSION
    11 Nov 18:30 to 20:00 UTC
    Access to meaningful Internet Services for REMAINING BILLIONS is one of the main challenges to effectively overcome the digital divide. In developing and least developing countries, the prices and business models for Internet Services condemn those communities to continue living in a world without Internet. The panel will comment about strategic actions and public policies that have been conducted over recent months of health crisis, perhaps some applicable widely in the near future.

    IGF 2020 WS #324 One size fits all? Global norms as a threat to inclusion.
    12 Nov 09:00 to 10:30 UTC
    This session explores the ways that - in 2020, still - rules for internet are shaped in some parts of the world and brought to others. The panelists will discuss how cross-border application of rules and regulations for content and conduct online as well as the processes to shape the global standards and norms could impact access to information and digital inclusion.

    Speaker 1: Agustina Del Campo, Civil Society, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)
    Speaker 2: Chinmayi Arun, Civil Society, Asia-Pacific Group
    Speaker 3: Alex Walden, Private Sector, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
    Speaker 4: Frane Maroevic, Civil Society, Intergovernmental Organization

    IGF 2020 WS #212 Learn from Home During COVID-19
    12 Nov 14:30 to 16:00 UTC
    This session focuses on practices, experiences, and insights on digital infrastructure, learning management systems, and new digital behaviors during COVID-19. It will also cover the education for the most marginalized post-COVID-19, and suggest guidance for governments in the uses of digital technologies in education. We hope to come up with a more complete overview of the challenges faced by educators and learners, and suggestions to the identified issues together with all attendees.

    Speaker 1: Tim Unwin, Intergovernmental Organization, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
    Speaker 2: Rilla Gusela Sumisra, Technical Community, Asia-Pacific Group
    Speaker 3: Paola Galvez, Private Sector, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)
    Speaker 4: Veronica STEFAN, Civil Society, Eastern European Group

    IGF 2020 WS #165 Unlocking the Digital Potential of the DLDC (Part II)
    12 Nov 16:10 to 17:40 UTC
    The workshop will explore the digital potentials of Developing and Least Developed Countries (DLDC) in the post-COVID-19 era. It will examine digital cooperation initiatives that encompass the industry 4 technologies and related methods such as smart manufacturing and environmental sustainability with meaningful connectivity. The workshop would also focus on the requisite digital skills and tools necessary for the sustainable development of the requisite labour and human capacities.

    Speaker 1: Melissa Sassi, Technical Community, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
    Speaker 2: Kossi AMESSINOU, Government, African Group
    Speaker 3: Jane Coffin, Technical Community, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
    Speaker 4: Kulesza Joanna, Civil Society, Eastern European Group
    Speaker 5: Mark Datysgeld, Private Sector, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)

    IGF 2020 WS #168 Capacity Building in the Age of Convergence
    13 Nov 08:00 to 09:30 UTC

    Speaker 1: 'Gbenga Sesan, Civil Society, African Group
    Speaker 2: Prateek Sibal, Intergovernmental Organization, Intergovernmental Organization
    Speaker 3: Verena Weber, Intergovernmental Organization, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
    Speaker 4: Julia Schuetze, Civil Society, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
    Speaker 5: Andrea Calderaro, Civil Society, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)

    IGF 2020 WS #255 Digital (In)accessibility and Universal Design
    13 Nov 09:40 to 11:10 UTC
    A large majority of Persons with Disabilities globally are excluded from reaping “digital dividends” because most digital technologies are, by their design, not accessible to them. Today, more and more aspects of political, social and economic life are being shifted to the online sphere where the societal exclusion of PWD is amplified. At the same time there is evidence that not only persons with disabilities, but everyone could benefit if ICTs were designed inclusively.

    Speaker 1: Wairagala Wakabi, Civil Society, African Group
    Speaker 2: Tim Unwin, Intergovernmental Organization, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
    Speaker 3: Bernard Chiira, Technical Community, African Group
    Speaker 4: Judith Ann Okite, Civil Society, African Group
    Speaker 5: Claire Sibthorpe, Private Sector, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)

    Judith Ann Okite (judyokite_1428) will not be able to attend. (needs to ber removed from the session)

    Irene Mbari-Kirika (irene_23831) will be participating instead as a speaker (needs to be added to the session!)

    Bernd Schramm (Bernd Schramm) will be participating for a short introduction as a speaker. (needs to be added to the session!)

    Edith Kimani (edith.kimani_23626) will take over the role of the main moderator. (needs to be added to the session!).

    Paul Horsters (paul.horsters_19877) will be the assisting/second moderator, facilitating the collection of the questions from the Q&A as well as the chat. (listed as organizer and rapporteur)


    IGF 2020 BPF Gender and Access
    13 Nov 11:20 to 12:50 UTC
    The session will look at (1) whether and how issues related to violence, harm, pleasure and consent online (from a gender-diversity perspective) have been brought up at the IGF and (2) whether and how the IGF has fostered the participation of women and gender-diverse people.

    IGF 2020 WS #246 Will the real public Interest internet please stand up?
    13 Nov 14:00 to 15:00 UTC
    What are the characteristics of a 'public interest Internet' ? And what are the current threats and challenges posed to it? This workshop wants to address the characteristics of a public interest internet and current challenges to ensuring it, and examples of measures/proposals for measures which can protect the public interest internet.

    Speaker 1: Farzaneh Badii, Civil Society, Asia-Pacific Group
    Speaker 2: Albert Antwi-Boasiako, Government, African Group
    Speaker 3: Mehwish Ansari, Civil Society, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
    Speaker 4: Ramon Roca, Civil Society, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
    Speaker 5: Dragana Kaurin, Civil Society, Eastern European Group

    Final Panelists List: 

    Ramon Roca, The Foundation for the Open, Free and Neutral Network -

    Mehwish Ansari, Head of Digital at Article 19 

    Farzaneh Badii, Director of Social Media Governance Initiative at Yale Law School

    Graeme Bunton, Policy Director, Tucows

    IGF 2020 WS #267 Universal Acceptance of Domain Names and Email Addresses
    16 Nov 08:30 to 10:00 UTC
    Billions of users could be accessing internet in their own local languages. Universal Acceptance (UA) is key for such a seamless access, making available internationalised domain names and email-addresses that support local scripts. Currently, the technology deployed online supporting these is limited. This session aims to address the challenges UA is facing, how to bridge the gap between demand and supply and to provide concrete solutions to enable a truly inclusive internet.

    Speaker 1: Kulesza Joanna, Civil Society, Eastern European Group
    Speaker 2: Walter Wu, Private Sector, Asia-Pacific Group
    Speaker 3: Ajay Data, Technical Community, Asia-Pacific Group
    Speaker 4: Akinori Maemura, Technical Community, Asia-Pacific Group

    Walter Wu, Business Community, Asia-Pacific Group

    IGF 2020 WS #259 Building Inclusive Digital Economies in Emerging Markets
    16 Nov 10:10 to 11:10 UTC
    This participatory workshop will explore how diverse actors are reimagining and rebuilding their local communities and how the global community can help ensure inclusive, digitally enabled economic growth in the post-COVID-19 era, with an emphasis on expanding digital inclusion across emerging markets. The session will also highlight how the IGF community can help address policy barriers that impede a resilient and inclusive digital economy.

    Speaker 1: Rainer Heufers, Civil Society, Asia-Pacific Group
    Speaker 2: Mary Rose Ofianga, Private Sector, Asia-Pacific Group
    Speaker 3: Juliet Nanfuka, Civil Society, African Group
    Speaker 4: Nicole Primmer, Private Sector, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)

    In addition to Rainer Heufers, Juliet Nanfuka, and Mary Rose Ofianga, this session will also be joined by Nicole Primmer, Senior Policy Director at Business at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).  

    IGF 2020 WS #202 Digital Discrimination during the COVID 19 Pandemic
    16 Nov 12:20 to 13:50 UTC
    International experts and advocates with disabilities, have come together to discuss how COVID 19 has affected persons with disabilities and how pandemic has changed the narrative around planning for services and support. This session will bring into a spotlight what it means to enable Persons with Disabilities in meaningful participation, where they shall be equal partners in designing, implementation and delivering solutions which will provide access.

    Speaker 1: Lidia Best, Civil Society, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
    Speaker 2: Christopher Lee, Intergovernmental Organization, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
    Speaker 3: Shadi Abou-Zahra, Technical Community, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
    Speaker 4: Masahito Kawamori, Technical Community, Intergovernmental Organization
    Speaker 5: Fernando Botelho, Private Sector, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)

    IGF 2020 WS #290 Unlocking the Internet: Stakeholder Perspectives of Interoperability
    16 Nov 17:20 to 18:20 UTC
    This round table event will bring a diverse group of civil society organisations, SMEs, as well as consumer organisations’ representatives to discuss how increased interoperability could be a future-proof way to solve some of the most intractable issues of the Internet platform market.

    Speaker 1: Michał Woźniak, Technical Community, Eastern European Group
    Speaker 2: Ian Brown, Civil Society, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)
    Speaker 3: Szymielewicz Katarzyna, Civil Society, Eastern European Group
    Speaker 4: Annika Linck, Civil Society, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
    Speaker 5: Maryant Fernandez Perez, Civil Society, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)

    IGF 2020 WS #310 How digital payments support inclusive economic growth?
    17 Nov 09:00 to 10:00 UTC
    We discuss the possible ways of implementation of discussed policies around the world and provide factual insights on determinants of economic growth and financial and digital inclusion.   

    Speaker 1: Konrad Slusarczyk, Private Sector, Eastern European Group
    Speaker 2: Willem Pieter De Groen, Civil Society, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
    Speaker 3: Pawel Widawski, Private Sector, Eastern European Group

    Youth Flash Talks with IGF 2021 Host Country: what’s there for youth ‎next year? ‎
    17 Nov 12:00 to 12:30 UTC

    IGF 2020 WS #271 Multilingualism online: old challenges and new perspectives
    17 Nov 12:50 to 14:20 UTC
    A diverse group of experts will discuss the status of the multilingualism in the Internet and the challenges that the Internet users face in using their own language and script.

    Speaker 1: Maria Kolesnikova, Technical Community, Eastern European Group
    Speaker 2: Galila Abdalmonem, Government, African Group
    Speaker 3: SYLVIA HERLEIN LEITE, Civil Society, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)
    Speaker 4: John Klensin, Technical Community, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)

    Sylvia Herlein Leite who will not be able to join as a speaker for health reasons and will be replaced by Harold Arcos.

    Ilona Stadnik will replace Natalia Filina as remote moderator.

    Both additional participants belong to the same stakeholder groups and geopolitical areas of the original participants.

    The scheduled speakers are:

    John Klensin has a wide technical background that includes contributions to the protocols for internationalized domain names and email addresses.

    He will provide an overview of the most important issues that are barriers to entry for new people or greater use - local languages, difficulties of translation, writing systems including insufficient rendering of text, difference in culture, etc.

    Abdalmonem Tharwat Galila has the experience of Government, working for the Telecom Regulatory Authority in Egypt.

    He will speak about Universal Acceptance of Internationalized Domain Names and Internationalized Email Addresses, touching also on the additional problems related to a the right-to-left writing system.

    Maria Kolesnikova has the experience of ccTLDs, including that is in non-Latin script, and of an Eastern European country..

    She will speak about the user experience in different contexts, for instance about the possible differences between the ASCII .ru and the Cyrillic .рф, but also in relation to social media.

    Harold Arcos is the president of an Internet users association in Venezuela.

    He will speak about the use of local languages on the Internet and in particular about indigenous languages in Latin America.

    IGF 2020 WS #216 Governance and Business Models for Inclusive Development
    17 Nov 14:30 to 16:00 UTC
    The pandemic offered proof that the Internet can enhance participation in global economic value chains and contribute to improving the standard of living of all. Governance and frameworks can play a role in enhancing wealth creation. Initiatives at the national, regional and international levels will be explored in this session along with private sector experiences.

    Speaker 1: Sissi de la Pena, Private Sector, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)
    Speaker 2: Claire Sibthorpe, Private Sector, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
    Speaker 3: Rishab Raturi, Technical Community, Asia-Pacific Group
    Speaker 4: Daniel Annerose, Private Sector, African Group
    Speaker 5: Mercy WANJAU, Government, African Group