IGF 2019 Third Open Consultations and MAG Meeting

MAG&WG Meetings

The meeting was held in the Main Building of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy, near the Berlin Hauptbahnhof (central railway station). The entrance is at Invalidenstrasse 48.

Please consult the website of the Ministry for exact location details (MAP). On the same page, you can see various options regarding how to reach the venue by public transport. Upon arrival at the premises (Invalidenstrasse 48), the signage will guide you to the registration area and further to the meeting room.

Participants can start getting their badges from 8 AM 5 June.

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Draft Agenda 

3rd IGF Open Consultations and MAG Meeting

5 – 7 June 2019

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

(Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie – Konferenzzentrum (Eichensaal))

The purpose of the third round of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) open consultations and the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) meeting is to advance preparations for the IGF 2019 annual meeting and to take stock of the ongoing IGF community intersessional activities and other relevant internet governance related fora.


Day 1: 5 June 2019 - Open Consultations


Registration and Welcome Coffee


Donors Meeting in Main Meeting Room


1. Adoption of the Agenda and Welcome from MAG Chair

2. Welcome from Honorary Host Country Chair and Briefing on State of Preparations for Annual Meeting

3. Welcome from the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)


4. Briefing on the State of Preparations from the IGF Secretariat

5. Workshop Review and Evaluation Process;

  1. Overview of the process
  2. Report from the MAG Digital Inclusion evaluation group
  3. Report from the MAG Safety, Security Stability & Resilience evaluation group
  4. Report from the MAG Data Governance evaluation group



14.00 – 14.15  

6. Welcome speech by [TBA]

14.15 – 15.45

7. Updates from IGF Intersessional Activities and  discussion with Community on how to Strengthen  

  1. Updates from IGF Dynamic Coalitions (DCs)

Community engagement/comment time 

8. Brief Update on MAG Working Groups

  1. Working Groups on IGF Improvements (WG-IMP); Outreach and Engagement (WG-OE); Fundraising (WG-FUN)

9. Multi-year Strategic Work Programme (WG-MWP) - Review and Discussion

15.45 – 16.00

Coffee break


    10. Updates from National and Regional Initiatives (NRIs)

    Community engagement/comment time 

    11. Briefings from Other Related/Relevant Initiatives or Organizations


    Day 2: 6 June 2019 - MAG Meeting (open to observers)


    Start of Registration

    Welcome Coffee (70 pax)

    08.00 – 10.00

    (Informal meeting of government representatives in Room K3 by invitation of the host country)


    10.00 – 10.30

    1. Opening Statements – MAG Chair,  Honorary Host Country Chair, UNDESA

    1. Introduction from the Chair and adoption of the agenda
    2. Introduction from UNDESA
    3. Introduction from Host Country Chair

    2. Briefing on State of Preparations for Annual Meeting by Host Country, including plans for:

    1. High Level Leaders Meeting
    2. Parlimentary Meeting
    3. Opening Sessions

    10.30 – 13.00

    3. Overview of Workshop Proposal Evaluations & Thematic Track Formation

    1. Presentation of recommended thematic tracks by Thematic Working Groups for review against the MAG objective of a more focused, cohesive programme
    2. Top and tail thematic session planning

    4. Update and review of IGF Best Practice Forums (BPFs) and discussion with community on how to strengthen them) –

    1. Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI);
    2. Cybersecurity;
    3. Gender & Access;
    4. Local Content

    13.00 – 15.00


    15.00 – 16.30

    5. Main Session planning - introductory discussion

    16.30 – 17.30

    6. Review of other sessions

    1. Day zero
    2. Open Forums
    3. Dynamic Coalitions
    4. NRI sessions
    5. Newcomer and Lightning sessions

    17.30 – 18.00

    7. Follow-up as Needed Based on Status Updates for

    1. BPFs
    2. NRIs
    3. DCs
    4. MAG Working Groups


    Day 3: 7 June 2019 - MAG Meeting (open to observers)



    Start of Registration

    Welcome Coffee

    10.00 – 13.00

    8. Opening Statements – MAG Chair and Honorary Host Country Chair

    9. Discussion on Main Sessions

    1. Main sessions: Content, including desired theme, format, length, etc.
    2. Main sessions: Desired outcomes/outputs in relation to meeting themes/
    3. Selection and scheduling of Main sessions
    4. Next steps in planning; appointment of MAG lead facilitators for Main sessions



    15.00 – 17.45

    [Discusion about main sessions may continue from morning ]

    10.  Strategic Priorities Including:  Multiyear Work Programme(s) and IGF Outputs and reporting Mechanisms including outreach and communications.

    17.45 - 18.00

    11. AOB

    Stakeholder Group Government
    Given Name Family Name Delegation
    Nebojsa Regoje Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Guilherme Fitzgibbon Alves Pereira Brazil
    Achilles Zaluar Brazil
    Paul Kenneth Charlton Canada
    Chrystiane Roy Canada
    Maricela Munoz Costa Rica
    Glavor Nataša Croatia
    Christine Arida Egypt
    Heiki Sibul Estonia
    Concettina Cassa Cassa Italy
    Ananda Khanal Nepal
    Maciej Gro? Poland
    Malgorzata Ignatowicz Poland
    Jorge Cancio Switzerland
    Susan Chalmers United States
    Stakeholder Group Civil Society
    Given Name Family Name Organization
    Xiaofeng Tao Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
    Thiago Tavares Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br)
    Maria Paz Canales Loebel Derechos Digitales
    Roberto Gaetano EURALO
    Sandra Hoferichter EuroDIG
    Adama Jallow Give1 Project Gambia
    Juliana Harsianti Global Voices
    Carlos Alberto Afonso Instituto Nupef
    Lianna Galstyan ISOC Armenia
    Sebastian Weise Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation
    Adam Burns Burns netCommons
    Arsene Tungali Rudi International
    Mushegh Martirosyan School, Armenia
    Sorina Teleanu SEEDIG
    Jutta Croll Stiftung Digitale Chancen
    Brit Münkewarf Stiftung Digitale Chancen
    Michael Raeder Stiftung Digitale Chancen
    Wolfgang Kleinwaechter University of Aarhus
    Stakeholder Group Intergovernmental Organization
    Given Name Family Name Organization
    Valentina Scialpi European Commission
    Anja Gengo IGF Secretariat
    Chengetai Masango IGF Secretariat
    Eleonora Mazzucchi IGF Secretariat/UNDESA
    Deniz Susar UNDESA
    Stakeholder Group Private Sector
    Given Name Family Name Organization
    Paul Rowney AfICTA
    Melinda Clem Afilias
    Desiree Evans Afilias plc
    Pablo Bello ASIET
    Adriele Ayres Britto Ayres Britto Consultoria Jurídica e Advocacia
    Jennifer Chung DotAsia Organisation
    Giacomo Mazzone EBU-UER
    Timea Suto ICC BASIS
    Mareike Günther ICC Germany e.V.
    Lori Schulman INTA
    June Parris Internet Society
    Kenta Mochizuki Mercari, Inc.
    Benjamin Wallis Microsoft
    Joana Reicherts Microsoft Deutschland GmbH
    James Prendergast The Galway Strategy Group
    Nikolis Smith Verisign
    Elena Perotti WAN-IFRA
    Stakeholder Group Technical Community
    Given Name Family Name Organization
    Silvia Cadena APNIC Foundation
    Yu Chen Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications
    Christoph Berkemeier Curiosity
    Peter Koch DENIC eG
    Daniel Keck Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
    Elisabeth Schauermann German Informatics Society
    Danko Jevtovic Jugodata, MAG member
    Mooho Cheon Korea Internet & Security Agency
    Sanghyun Kang Korea Internet and Security Agency
    Samantha Dickinson Lingua Synaptica
    Afi Edoh MAG Member
    Carsten Schiefner n/a
    Krzysztof Szubert National Research Institute NASK
    Mary Uduma NIGF
    Lynn St.amour UN IGF MAG Chair & CEO Internet Matters
    Stakeholder Group: Government
    Given Name Family Name Delegation
    Andrea Romaoli Garcia Brazil
    Jorge Cancio Switzerland
    Samuel NDICHO BAMBO Cameroon
    Bernd NEUJAHR Germany
    Manal Ismail Egypt
    utoyo donny Indonesia
    Concettina Cassa Italy
    Olasumbo Esther Olusanya Nigeria
    Arnold van Rhijn Netherlands
    Adhikari Rupesh Nepal
    Miguel CANDIA IBARRA Paraguay
    Stakeholder Group: Civil Society
    Given Name Family Name Organization
    Anriette Esterhuysen Association for Progressive Communications
    Alain Ilunga wa Ilunga Bureau pour la croissance intégrale et la dignité de l'enfant
    Bruna Santos Coding Rights
    Xiaobo Yang CyberSecurity Association of China
    Daniela Tews Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk e.V.
    Marco Lotti DiploFoundation and Geneva Internet Platform
    Tanja Lange Eindhoven University of Technology
    Sandra Hoferichter EuroDIG
    Adam Burns free2air / netCommons
    Adama Jallow Give1 Project Gambia
    Bachar Bong Abdeldjalil HOUSE OF AFRICA
    Louise Marie Hurel Igarapé Institute
    Markus Kummer IGFSA
    Carlos Alberto Afonso Instituto Nupef
    Obed Sindy Internet Society Haiti Chapter
    Lianna Galstyan ISOC Armenia
    Helani Galpaya LIRNEasia
    Antoine Vergne Missions Publiques
    Samik Kharel Net Mission Asia
    Vernatius Okwu EZEAMA Our Rights
    FAISAL BHATTI Pakistan Christian Peace Foundation
    Manoël Milfort Regroupement des Jeunes Dévoués des Gonaïves pour le Progrès (REJEDGOP)
    Chenai Chair Research ICT Africa
    Jean-Philippe N. Rubin Rubin International Law Firm and Notary
    Arsene Tungali Rudi International
    mokabberi Amirhossein Tehran University
    Sharada Srinivasan University of Pennsylvania
    William Drake University of Zurich
    Manju George world economic forum
    Stakeholder Group: Intergovernmental Organizations
    Given Name Family Name Organization
    Wisdom Kwasi Donkor Africa Open Data and Internet Research Foundation
    Jean-Christophe FINIDORI Blockstack evangelist
    Leonard Obonyo Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation
    Sadhvi Saran ITU
    Kerry-Ann Barrett Organization of American States
    WaiMin Kwok UN DESA
    Angel Gonzalez Sanz UNCTAD
    Sasha Rubel UNESCO
    Jasmina Byrne UNICEF
    Stakeholder Group: Private Sector
    Given Name Family Name Organization
    Melinda Clem Afilias
    Michael Nelson Cloudflare
    Mamadou LO Credit Agricole Bank Senegal
    Wim Degezelle DUERMOVO - DRMV
    HENRY LINGWE BARNABAS First Ghana Experimental Schools
    Marilyn Cade ICT Strategies - mCADE llc
    Lori Schulman INTA
    Manikantan VA Janastu
    Jochen Michels Kaspersky
    Ben Wallis Microsoft
    Joana Reicherts Microsoft Deutschland GmbH
    Charles Ofori Smad Infosys Ghana Ltd
    Jim Prendergast The Galway Strategy Group
    Mary Rose Ofianga Womenpowered Digital
    Stakeholder Group: Technical Community
    Given Name Family Name Organization
    Paul Rowney AfICTA
    Afi Edoh Afrotribune
    Joshua Joshua Bandwidth Consortium
    Flavio Wagner CGI.br
    Daniel Keck Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
    Nigel Hickson ICANN
    Adam Peake ICANN
    Lu Bo IGF
    Lynn St.Amour Internet Matters
    Paula Corte Real Internet Society
    Lucien M. CASTEX ISOC
    Priyatosh Jana Mallabhum Institute of Technology,W.B,India
    Mary Uduma Nigeria Internet Governace Forum
    Mohammad Ariful Islam UN Volunteers