IGF 2022 Day 0 Event #44 IGF Women Summit

Monday, 28th November, 2022 (11:05 UTC) - Monday, 28th November, 2022 (14:05 UTC)

Africa Girls Code
Africa Girls Code Policy and Regulation Initiative for Digital Africa (PRIDA) Women In Tech Africa TechWomen University of the District Of Columbia Global X


Binta Moustapha - Global Entrepreneurship at University of the District of Columbia Zanyiwe Asare - Member of ICASA Consumer Advisory Panel Margret Nyambura - Prida Baratang Miya - Africa Girls Code

Onsite Moderator

Baratang Miya

Online Moderator

Margret Nyambura


Sylvia Mukasa



Targets: SDG 1- (1.1 to 1.5) Poverty hits women the most. The future of the economy is in the digital space. If we start by empowering women in Leadership to understand the opportunities in the digital space and how to navigate through the challenges, then we will have made great strides in addressing global poverty SDG 4 – (4.3, 4.4, 4.5 & 4.7) This relates to inclusive and equitable quality education and promotion of lifelong learning opportunities for all. Capacity building and awareness creation empowers women to flourish and be able to benefits from the opportunities in the digital space in equal measures as men SDG 5 – (5.4, 5.5, 5.6). Achieve gender equity and equality and empower all women and girls. Digital space is the drive of the future economies. For women in leadership to flourish in this space, they need to be confident with themselves and be able to handle the challenges in the digital space including bullying, online shaming etc. this session will provide some tips for women to navigate safely in the digital space SDG 16 – (16.1, 16.3, 16.7, 16.9). Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all …. Women are critical to sustainable peace not just at the household, but at the national, regional and global level. If we they start understanding issues of Internet Governance, they would use them positively to address security and promote peace.


Panel Discussion - about 4 people each making a 10-minute initial introductory intervention. total 40 minutes. Then prepared questions to the presenters- for 30 minutes. Then discussions and questions from the audience 50 minutes A round table discussion and contributions from attendees and stakeholders.




Even though women are a huge part of the IGF community and make up half of the population globally, women’s voices have been historically low or entirely absent in public and digital spaces. These imbalances ultimately deny leadership opportunities to women in IGF and digital spaces in their local environments, especially women who face additional forms of discrimination. IGF Women’s Summit will focus on IGF leadership mindset and to spotlight the women who can harness the power of this pivotal moment on the internet and to shape the Digital platforms, contribute a new way forward and come up with actionable solutions to drive meaningful progress in internet governance. This final output of the summit will be a resource produced by a community of participants at the summit, covering women’s views on the key themes under discussion at the Internet Governance Forum. The aim is to overcoming barriers for women participation on internet governance and digital spaces globally and to enable women voices to be translated into impact globally. The outputs will be considered living resources that will be updated and changed as additional input and comments are received throughout the IGF2022 and published on the final day. The IGF Women Summit will provides a unique platform to collect the views of the broader Internet governance community on the topic of how to enable women’s meaningful and affordable access to the Internet and digital governance.

Hybrid session