IGF 2021 received Open Forum proposals

Below is the list of Open Forums proposals, received in a response to the IGF 2021 call for sessions. These proposals were cleared against the basic entry criteria of the IGF and are currently under detailed evaluation for possible inclusion in the IGF 2021 programme. It is expected that the final list of all accepted sessions will be announced shortly after the 2nd IGF 2021 Open Consultations and MAG Meeting, 22-23 and 30 June.

ID Organization Title
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Council of Europe

IGF 2021 Open Forum #4 Free expression and digitalisation: compatibility mode
5

Cyberspace Administration of China
Bureau of International Cooperation, Cyberspace Administration of China Chinese Academy of Cyberspace Studies

IGF 2021 Open Forum #5 Development and Rule-Making on Artificial Intelligence
6

Cyberspace Administration of China
Facilitator: Li Min, Cyberspace Administration of China

IGF 2021 Open Forum #6 Children’s personal information protection in cyberspace
9

Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation

IGF 2021 Open Forum #9 Commonwealth Hard Talk for Action
10

Cetic.br/NIC.br and UNESCO

Facilitators: Sasha Rubel, UNESCO; Vanessa Dreier, UNESCO; Alexandre Barbosa, Cetic.br/NIC.br; Ana Laura Martinez, Cetic.br/NIC.br

IGF 2021 Open Forum #10 AI and the Rule of Law in the Digital Ecosystem
12

Government of Switzerland
Swiss Foreign Affairs Department 
Federal Office of Communications

IGF 2021 Open Forum #12 Digital Selfdetermination: next steps
13

Government of New Zealand
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

  • David Reid, NZ Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Government, WEOG Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, Tech / International NGO
  • Dr Albert Antwi-Boasiako, Ghana Ministry of Communications, Government, African Group
  • Anjum Raman, Inclusive Aotearoa Collective Tāhono, Civil Society, WEOG
  • Courtney Radsch (In-Person Moderator) - Christchurch Call Advisory Network, Civil Society, WEOG
  • Liz Thomas, Microsoft, Tech, WEOG
  • Dina Hussein, Facebook, Tech, African Group
IGF 2021 Open Forum #13 Christchurch Call & GIFCT: multi-stakeholder efforts for CVE
14

Government of Japan
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan

 

IGF 2021 Open Forum #14 Promoting common understanding on global data governance
16

Council of Europe
Co-organizers:
 EU/European Commission; EU/FRA; United Nations

Main contacts for this submission: Council of Europe: Yannick Meneceur OECD: Karine PERSET, Luis ARANDA, Francesca SHEEKA UN/UNESCO: Sasha RUBEL, Veronica DREIER
Other co-organizers: EU/European Commission: Jola DERVISHAJ, Peter MARTIN, Irina ORSSICH, Karen FULLERTON EU/FRA: David REICHEL, Martha STICKINGS United Nations: Yu Ping Chan IADB: Cristina POMBO World Bank: Zeina KHOURY

IGF 2021 Open Forum #16 Globalpolicy.ai
18

GIZ - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

  • Moses Bayingana, Head of Information Society Division, African Union Commission, Government, Africa
  • Johannes Wander, Policy Advisor, GIZ-AU-Office, Technical Community, Europe
IGF 2021 Open Forum #18 Harmonizing regulation for cross border data flows
21

African Union Commission

  • Adil Sulieman – African Union Commission
  • Mary Uduma - Chair of AfIGF- MAG
  • Margaret Nyambura Ndung’u - PRIDA Chair of the Host of Continental IGF
  • Mactar Seck - UNECA
  • Dawit Bekele- Internet Society
  • Salyou Fanny, Cote d'Ivoire
  • Joshua Joshua, Nigeria
  • Aicha Jeridi, Tunisia
IGF 2021 Open Forum #21 The African Union Open Forum 2021
24

Government of Germany
Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

IGF 2021 Open Forum #24 The GovStack Initiative - digital government cooperation
26

Government of Poland
Office of Competition and Consumer Protection in Poland (UOKIK)

  • Martyna Derszniak-Noirjean - Government, Director of International Cooperation Office, Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKIK), Eastern European States
  • Natasza Skrzek - Government, Chief Expert, International Cooperation Office, Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKIK), Eastern European States
  • Karol Muż – Government, Director of ECC Poland, European Consumer Center in Poland - Eastern European States
  • Jacek Marczak – Government - Deputy Director of Branch Office in Bydgoszcz - Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKIK), Eastern European States
  • Piotr Adamczewski - Government - Director of Branch Office in Bydgoszcz - Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKIK), Eastern European States.
IGF 2021 Open Forum #26 Artificial Intelligence (AI) for consumer protection.
27

GIZ - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
Moses Bayingana, Head of Information Society Division, AUC, Government, Africa

IGF 2021 Open Forum #27 One size fits none – Creating a digital ID architecture acro
28

The Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) - on behalf of the Cybil Knowledge Portal

  • Stephanie Borg Psaila, DiploFoundation
  • Carolin Weisser Harris, Global Cyber Security Capacity Centre
  • Roeland van Zeijst, Dutch National Police
  • Kathleen Bei, GFCE/Cybil Knowledge Portal
IGF 2021 Open Forum #28 Online knowledge portals for national cyber capacity
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  • Konstantinos Komaitis, Internet Society - Technical Community, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
  • Agustina Callegari, Internet Society - Technical Community, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)
IGF 2021 Open Forum #29 Internet Society Open Forum 2021
30

International Telecommunication Union
UNESCO, UNCTAD, UNDP

IGF 2021 Open Forum #30 WSIS Action Lines Achieving the SDGs: WSIS Forum 2022 OCP
34

UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression
Co-Host: Irene Khan, UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression Moderator: Mariana Valente, Director, InternetLab, Civil Society, Latin America Rapporteur: Nandini Chami, Deputy Director, IT for Change, Civil Society, Asia-Pacific

IGF 2021 Open Forum #34 Women's right to online participation: promise or pipedream?
39

OECD

  • Bengt Molleryd, Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS) and Chair of OECD’s Working Party on Communication Infrastructure and Services Policy
  • Steve Wood, Deputy Commissioner (Policy) at the Information Commissioner’s Office (UK) and Chair of the OECD's Working Party on Data Governance and Privacy in the Digital Economy
  • Maximilian Reisch, OECD
  • Andras Molnar, OECD
IGF 2021 Open Forum #39 Inclusive and Safe Connectivity for Children and Adults
40

EU Agency for Fundamental Rights

  • Elise Lassus, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, Europe, EU Agency
  • Emil Lindblad Kernell, Danish Institute for Human Rights, Europe/International, Human Rights National Institution
IGF 2021 Open Forum #40 The challenges of AI Human Rights Impact Assessments
44

Government of Israel
Israel National Cyber Directorate

  • Reut Yamen - Legal Advisor, Israel National Cyber Directorate, Israel
  • Amit Ashkenazi - Head of Legal Department, Israel National Cyber Directorate, Israel
IGF 2021 Open Forum #44 Digital Cyber risk Management at The Age of Covid-19
47

Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br)

  • Everton Teles Rodrigues, Expert Advisor to the CGI.br Board, Technical Community, GRULAC
  • Kelli Priscila Angelini Neves, NIC.br Legal Department, Technical Community, GRULAC
  • Diego Sígoli Domingues, NIC.br Legal Department, Technical Community, GRULAC
  • Alexandre Costa Barbosa, Technical Advisor to the CGI.br Board, Technical Community, GRULAC
  • Isadora Perez Alves Peixoto, Technical Advisor to the CGI.br Board, Technical Community, GRULAC
IGF 2021 Open Forum #47 11 years of .br domains conflicts resolution using SACI-Adm
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Government of the United Kingdom
Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) 

The Session will be led by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) in the UK in partnership with a number of other organisations from business and civil society, including the Internet Society and the UK Office of Communications (OFCOM). We intend the Session to be hosted by our Internet Minister.

Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS); Government WEOG Internet Society; Technical Community; UK Office of Communications (OFCOM); NGO; WEOG

IGF 2021 Open Forum #48 Future of the Internet
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The Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace

  • Alexander Klimburg, Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace, Civil Society, Europe
IGF 2021 Open Forum #50 Protecting the Public Core: Next Steps after the OEWG & GGE
55

UNESCO

  • Mr Guilherme Canela, Chief, Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists Section, UNESCO - IGO
  • Mr Oscar Castellanos, Assistant Communication Officer, UNESCO - IGO
  • Ms Rachel Pollack, Associate Programme Specialist, UNESCO - IGO
IGF 2021 Open Forum #55 Enhancing the transparency of internet companies
56

Government of Canada
Global Affairs Canada

 

IGF 2021 Open Forum #56 Fostering democracy via digital inclusion: a global dialogue
57

Council of Europe

  • Peter Kimpian, IGO, Council of Europe
IGF 2021 Open Forum #57 The role of regulation in a post pandemic context
60

Global Partners Digital
Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland: Ambassador for Human Rights, Rauno Merisaari

IGF 2021 Open Forum #60 Freedom Online - Internet Governance in the 2020s
61

ICANN
Andrea Beccalli, ICANN Stakeholder Engagement Director - Europe, Technical Community, WEOG Laurent Ferrali, ICANN Government and IGO Engagement Senior Director, Technical Community, WEOG Vera Major, ICANN Government and IGO Engagement Manager, Technical Community, WEOG

IGF 2021 Open Forum #61 The building blocks to meaningful connectivity
62

European Commission
In collaboration with TaC-Together against Cybercrime International
 

IGF 2021 Open Forum #62 EU Delegation to the IGF & the Youth IGF
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Global Forum on Cyber Expertise

  • Ms. Manon van Tienhoven, GFCE, Civil Society, Western Europe Mr. Elliot Mayhew, GFCE, Civil Society, Western Europe
IGF 2021 Open Forum #64 Global Forum on Cyber Expertise
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Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Technology

  • JeoungHee Kim, ITU, Intergovernmental Organization Derek Pieper, UNDP, Intergovernmental Organization
IGF 2021 Open Forum #65 Strengthening Global Digital Capacity Development
66

Government of Canada

IGF 2021 Open Forum #66 Moving Forward – Guiding Principles on Diversity of Content
67

European Commission
 

IGF 2021 Open Forum #67 Access to the Open Internet: benefits, challenges and policy approaches
68

United Nations-Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA)

  • Ayman El-Sherbiny, United Nations-Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA)
  • Rita Wehbe, United Nations-Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA)
IGF 2021 Open Forum #68 ESCWA Open Forum for Digital Cooperation in the Arab Region

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