IGF 2019 Approved Open Forums

The following are the open forums approved for the IGF 2019 annual meeting. 

ID Title Organization Co-Organizer(s)
3 African Union Open Forum African Union  
4 Cybersecurity investigation into vehicular communication Innov'COM Innov'COM Laboratory of Sup'COM Tunisia
5 Looking beyend the isolation - The LLDC´s and the World Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de la República del Paraguay  
6 ICANN - DNS, Threats and Opportunities ICANN  
7 Partnership for Inclusion in Lebanon OGERO Telecom, Gov, Lebanon  
9 Strengthening Digital Ecosystem for Better Digital Inclusion Ministry of Communication and Information Technology of the Republic of Indonesia (MCIT)

ID-IGF (Indonesia Internet Governance Forum) ​

SIBERKREASI (Indonesian Digital Literacy National Movement)

10 How ready is LAC for cyber challenges? Organization of American States (OAS)  
11 Data Governance and Competition Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (Germany) Martin Schallbruch, ESMT Berlin Mail: [email protected]
13 Human Rights & AI Wrongs: Who Is Responsible? Council of Europe Council of Europe (CoE)

EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)
14 Online Protection of Underage Users Cyberspace Administration of China Bureau of Policy and Regulations,Cyberspace Administration of China
16 Collaborative Multistakeholder Approaches in Cybersecurity Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation  
17 Formulating Policy Options for Big Data and AI Development UNESCO  
18 Personal Information Protection Bureau of Policy and Regulations, Cyberspace Administration of China  
19 Human rights and digital platforms – contradiction in terms? Council of Europe  
21 Digital Inclusion in the Arab Region UNESCWA League of Arab States and UNESCWA
22 Trust, Norms and Freedom in Cyberspace Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ms. Pille Kesler, Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

[Please note that a draft proposal #OF8 was submitted by Ms. Pille Kesler earlier this week named "Trust, Norms and Freedom of Internet" and we would like to ask you to consider this version as our proposal for this year's IGF.]
23 EQUALS in Tech Awards International Telecommunication Union Carla Licciardello, International Telecommunication Union
24 Business and Human Rights in Technology Project OHCHR  
25 Technological Innovation and Challenges to Data Governance Cyberspace Administration of China Cyberspace Administration of China

Chinese Academy of Cyberspace Studies
26 FOC Open Forum Freedom Online Coalition Support Unit

This session is being submitted by the FOC Support Unit and the governments of Germany, Ghana and the US:

Rainer Schmiedchen, Federal Foreign Office, Germany​

Emmanuella Darkwah, Ministry of Communications, Ghana

Jordyn Arndt, US Department of State

27 The Future of Artificial Intelligence and Sustainable Development GIZ - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit Robert Kirkpatrick, Director, UN Global Pulse

Johannes Wander, Advisor Sector Programme Digital Development, GIZ Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit 

Andreas Foerster, Head of Digital technologies for development unit, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
28 Internet Governance with and for the Citizens Missions Publiques Berger, Cathleen - Mozilla - Global - Private Sector

Castex, Lucien - Internet Society France - Civil Society

Cassa, Concettina - Agenzia per l’Italia Digitale - Italy - Government

Gatto, Raquel - ISOC - Global - Technical Community

Gerlach, Jan - Wikimedia Foundation - Civil Society

Mafe, Eniola - World Economic Forum - Global - Other

Oyako, Arthur - African Freedom of Information Center - Uganda - Civil Society

Scialpi, Valentina - DG Connect - European Commission - Europe - International Organization

Senges, Max - Google - Germany - Private Sector

Shcherbovich, Andrey - National Research University, Higher School of Economics -  Russian Federation - Academics
29 Public Service Internet, how media could fix the cyberspace EBU European Broadcasting Union (EBU) - Union Européenne de Radiotélévisions


31 Bridging the Digital in a large humanitarian organization IFRC International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
32 EQUALS Research Open Forum on Gender Digital Equality UN University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS)  
33 Developing policy guidelines for AI and child rights UNICEF Sandra Cortesi, Director of Youth and Media, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University
35 Strengthening Digital Transformation through Digital Security Ministry of Communication and Information Technology Republic of Indonesia 1. Indonesian Digital Literacy National Movement: SIBERKREASI

2. Indonesia – Internet Governance Forum (ID IGF)
37 Future Internet Governance Strategy for the European Union European Commission  
38 Impacts of Consolidation in the Internet Economy Internet Society  
39 Artificial Intelligence – from Principles to Practice OECD  
40 EU Delegation & Youth IGF Movement TaC-Together against Cybercrime International EU Delegation to the IGF
43 Open Forum on conflict prevention, cooperation and stability European External Action Service  
44 Disinformation Online: Reducing Harm, Protecting Rights

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, UK Government

Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab)

Annie Ferguson (DCMS)

Nicola Aitken (DCMS)

Georgia Durbridge (DCMS)
45 Information Sharing 2.0:  privacy and cybersecurity Israel National Cyber Directorate  
46 ITU WSIS Open Forum ITU WSIS   
48 MELANI, Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance of Switzerland MELANI, Reporting and Analysis Centre for Information Assurance of Switzerland