Internet Governance Forum
The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) serves to bring people together from various stakeholder groups as equals, in discussions on public policy issues relating to the internet. While there is no negotiated outcome, the IGF informs and inspires those with policy-making power in both the public and private sectors.
At the annual meeting, delegates discuss, exchange information and share good practices with each other. The IGF facilitates a common understanding of how to maximise internet opportunities and address risks and challenges that arise. It was established in 2006 by the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN). The 17th annual IGF meeting was hosted by the Government of Ethiopia in Addis Ababa from 28 November to 2 December 2022 with a focus on Resilient Internet for a Shared Sustainable and Common Future.
As in previous years, the Insafe delegation contributed to a range of sessions to promote the work of the network and the annual SID celebrations. The session schedule as hosted by the Insafe delegation is outlined below:
- - Pre-event presenting the work of the Insafe network and opportunity to promote the new BIK+ strategy – Cyber hygiene: Best practices from the Insafe network – Monday, 28 November 2022.
- - Workshop on disinformation online – Blurred lines between fact and fiction: Disinformation online – Tuesday, 29 November 2022.
- - Workshop on online gender-based violence – The good, the bad and the ugly; online gender violence – Tuesday, 29 November 2022.
Throughout the week, the Insafe delegation also hosted a (virtual) booth to promote, among other activities, Safer Internet Day (SID).