IGF 2021 received Town Hall proposals

Below is the list of Town Hall 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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Jokkolabs Banjul
Folks from the Association of Progressive Communication of which Jokkolabs Banjul is a Member, Folks from the West African and African Internet Governance forum, of which am a member and also the representative of our NRI and Youth from the African continent. All are civil society lead organizations. Also folk from the Government of the Gambia which is the governmental focal point for the Gambia NRI and our IGF.

IGF 2021 Town Hall #3 Digital Inclusion a Tool for Empowerment in the New Normal
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Missions Publiques
Nota Bene: The Open Forum is coordinated by Missions Publiques with the backing of a global Coalition of Stakeholder.

For complete a list of co-organizers, see: www.wetheinternet.org

IGF 2021 Town Hall #7 Internet governance with and for the Citizens
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Alliance for Affordable Internet/Web Foundation
Eleanor Sarpong, Alliance for Affordable Internet/Web Foundation, Civil Society, Western European and other States Teddy Woodhouse, Alliance for Affordable Internet/Web Foundation, Civil Society, Western European and other States

IGF 2021 Town Hall #8 South-South strategy on facing digital gender inequalities
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Global Partners Digital (GPD)
Marianela Milanes; Asociación por los Derechos Civiles (ADC) - South America / Argentina Blenda Santos; InternetLab - South America / Brazil Gabreal Odunsi; Paradigm Initiative (PIN) - Africa / Nigeria James Wamathai; Bloggers Association of Kenya (BAKE) - Africa / Kenya Maryam Lee; The IO Foundation (TIOF) - South East Asia / Malaysia Vita Yudhani; Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (ELSAM) - South East Asia / Indonesia

IGF 2021 Town Hall #11 Leveraging the UNGPs on Business and Human Rights in tech
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EDMO
EDMO is the European Commission created body to monitor and fight misinformation and hate speech on line. It's funded by EU money and is based in Florence, Italy, at the European University Institute. ERGA representative Moderator: Giacomo Mazzone Rapporteur: Morand Fachot

IGF 2021 Town Hall #15 EDMO: HOW TO FIGHT MISINFORMATION AND HATE SPEECH ON LINE
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International Federation of Information Processing WG 9.10 on ICT Uses in Peace and War

Brett van Niekerk, University of KwaZulu-Natal & International Federation of Information Processing WG 9.10, Academia & civil society, Africa

Joey Jansen van Vuuren, Tshwane University of Technology & International Federation of Information Processing WG 9.10, Academia & civil society, Africa

Louise Leenen, University of the Western Cape & International Federation of Information Processing WG 9.10, Academia & civil society, Africa

Trishana Ramluckan, Educor Holdings, UKZN International Federation of Information Processing WG 9.10, Academia & civil society, Africa

IGF 2021 Town Hall #17 Emerging Technologies in conflict and maintaining peace
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Fletcher School-Tufts University / ISP Yale Law School
Organizer: Patricia Vargas-León, The Fletcher School-Tufts University/ISP Yale Law School, Academia/Civil Society, GRULAC Organizer: Nicolás Díaz Ferreyra, User-Centred Social Media Research Training Group University of Duisburg-Essen, Academia/Civil Society, WEOG Onsite Moderator: Imane Bello, Sciences Po Paris, Lawyer/Civil Society, WEOG Online Moderator: Monica Trochez, Nucleo TIC, Technical Community, GRULAC Rapporteur: Manuel Zambrano Aquino, MGM Corporate Resources, Technical Community, GRULAC

IGF 2021 Town Hall #19 Paving the road for the European Regulation on AI
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APNIC
- Onsite Moderator: Michael Kende, Europe, academia - Online Moderator: Pablo Hinojosa, Asia Pacific, technical community Oscar Robles, LACNIC, Latin America, technical community Julia Allford, Analysis Mason, Europe, private Sector

IGF 2021 Town Hall #20 Introducing Study about Internet’s Technical Success Factors
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Institute for Technology and Society of Rio (ITS Rio)

João Victor Archegas, Institute for Technology and Society of Rio, LATAM Civil Society (Rapporteur)

Christian Perrone, Institute for Technology and Society of Rio, LATAM Civil Society (Moderator)

IGF 2021 Town Hall #22 Framing the Post-Pandemic Digital Rights Initiative (PDRI)
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Georgia Tech Internet Governance Project
Jamal Shahin, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), academia
Charlotte van Wieren, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), academia
Milton Mueller, Internet Governance Project, Georgia Tech, academia

IGF 2021 Town Hall #23 Beyond hype: what does digital sovereignty actually mean?
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Gulf Centre for Human Rights
 

 

IGF 2021 Town Hall #25 Defending human rights: Banning sales of surveillance tech
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Universal Acceptance Steering Group / Coordination Center for TLD RU
 

IGF 2021 Town Hall #31 Universal Acceptance for Wider Access through Collaboration
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Kaspersky
The event is organized by Kaspersky. Speakers (see list below) represent Kaspersky partner organizations and stakeholder groups that the company works with on the suggested topic of the event.

IGF 2021 Town Hall #32 The future of human augmentation: gain or 'cyber-pain'?
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Visa
Konrad Slusarczyk, Private sector, Visa, Central-Eastern Europe Katarzyna Cyrbus, Private sector, Grayling, Central-Eastern Europe Piotr Sobolewski, Private sector, Polityka Insight, Central-Eastern Europe

IGF 2021 Town Hall #33 Digital currencies paving a way for digital innovations
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Paul Fehlinger, Co-Founder and Deputy Executive Director, Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network, other/civil
society,Western European and other States
Bertrand de La Chapelle, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network, other/civil
society,Western European and other States
Sophie Tomlinson, Communications and Outreach Manager, Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network, other/civil
society,Western European and other States

IGF 2021 Town Hall #35 Internet and Jurisdiction Policy Network Session
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Media and Information Literacy Expert Network (MILEN)
Alexandre Amaral, Media and Information Literacy Expert Network (MILEN) Ena Omerovic, Media and Information Literacy Expert Network (MILEN) Supported by Deutsche Welle Akademie, Leah Winnett (rapporteur)

IGF 2021 Town Hall #36 "Internet For All But Privacy For Me" Live Podcast
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The Oversight Board
Organised by Tracy Manners at the Oversight Board. Panel will be moderated by an external person (TBA once times are confirmed)

IGF 2021 Town Hall #37 Digital Rights, Self-Regulation and The Oversight Board
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Electronic Frontier Foundation
Jillian C. York, Electronic Frontier Foundation, non-governmental actor, Europe David Greene, Electronic Frontier Foundation, non-governmental actor, USA Nathalie Maréchal, Ranking Digital Rights, non-governmental/academic actor, USA/Europe

IGF 2021 Town Hall #38 The New Santa Clara Principles
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National Democratic Institute
Moira Whelan, National Democratic Institute

Daniel Arnaudo, National Democratic Institute

Sandra Pepera, National Democratic Institute

Caroline Hubbard, National Democratic Institute

Kaleigh Schwalbe, National Democratic Institute

Molly Middlehurst, National Democratic Institute

Sarah Oh, Facebook and Atlantic Council

TBD Local partners that will be engaged throughout the project

IGF 2021 Town Hall #41 Interventions: End Online Violence Against Women in Politics
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O Foundation and Rising Voices

IGF 2021 Town Hall #42 Building the wiki-way for low-resource languages
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Institute for Technology and Society of Rio
João Victor Archegas, ITS Rio, LATAM Civil Society Debora Albu, ITS Rio, LATAM Civil Society

IGF 2021 Town Hall #43 Towards a typology of inauthentic behavior on social media
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GÉANT

  • Auke Pals, Project Manager (Internet Governance stakeholder manager), GÉANT, Technical community, WEOG
  • Hendrik Ike, Public Affairs Officer, GÉANT, Technical community, WEOG
  • Chris Atherton, Senior Research Engagement Officer, GÉANT, Technical community, WEOG
IGF 2021 Town Hall #45 Exchanging research data responsible to safe the planet
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Polylat
Tierra Comun - Global
Polylat
Government of Mexico

IGF 2021 Town Hall #46 Technology Sovereignty and Public Investment
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ARTICLE 19
Kathleen Boyle, ARTICLE 19, Civil Society, Western European and Other Groups Gabrielle Guillemin, ARTICLE 19, Civil Society, Western European and Other Groups Maria Luisa Stasi, ARTICLE 19, Civil Society, Western European and Other Groups

IGF 2021 Town Hall #51 Unbundling: Free speech and innovation on social media
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3AI:The Triple Partnership For Responsible AI
Janaina Costa, Institute for Technology & Society, Civil Society Organisation, Latin America; Christian Perrone, Institute for Technology & Society, Civil Society Organisation, Latin America; Christian Fieseler, BI Norwegian Business School, Academia, Europe.

IGF 2021 Town Hall #53 AI for inclusion and diversity - 4 continents perspectives
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Laboratory of Public Policy and Internet - LAPIN
Cynthia Picolo, Laboratory of Public Policy and Internet, Civil Society. Henrique Bawden, Laboratory of Public Policy and Internet, Civil Society. Gustavo Henrique Luz Silva, Laboratory of Public Policy and Internet, Civil Society.

IGF 2021 Town Hall #58 Data Protection In International Organizations
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Amnesty International Germany
Sebastian Schweda, Amnesty International Germany, Civil Society, Western European and Others Regional Group (WEOG); Jakob Scherer, Amnesty International Germany, Civil Society, Western European and Others Regional Group (WEOG) Kristian Burghartz, Amnesty International Germany, Civil Society, Western European and Others Regional Group (WEOG);

IGF 2021 Town Hall #59 A Human Rights-Based Approach to Regulating Platforms
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Youth Coalition on Internet Governance (YCIG)
Mohammad Atif Aleem, Youth Coalition on Internet Governance (YCIG), Private Sector
Marta Musidlowska, Youth IGF Poland, Technical Sector,
Lily Botsoye, Youth Special Interest Group Internet Society, Civil Society
Innocent Adriko, Independent Director, Youth Initiative Nigeria, Technical Society
Nicholas, Internet Society, Private Sector

IGF 2021 Town Hall #63 Tackling the menace of E-Waste through greener ways

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