IGF 2022 DC-IUI Strengthening digital ecosystems through shared principles


Dynamic Coalition on Internet Universality Indicators

Round Table - U-shape - 90 Min


During its engagement with the Internet Governance Forum community in the past 17 years, UNESCO has been advocating for a human-centered and universal Internet, with it’s 38th General Conference having endorsed the Internet Universality ROAM Principles, which stands for an Internet that is (R) human Rights-based, (O) Open, (A) Accessible by everyone, nurtured by (M) Multi-stakeholder participation and governance in 2015. Since UNESCO launched the Dynamic Coalition on Internet Universality ROAM-X indicators at IGF 2020, the Coalition has played an essential role in supporting more than 40 national assessments of ROAM-X indicators across five continents. The Coalition has regularly organized meetings and sessions on occasions of the global IGF and regional IGF meetings in Africa, Asia Pacific, EuroDIG, etc. The Coalition closely liaise with the NRIs and disseminate newsletters to keep the Coalition members engaged. The Dynamic Coalition (DC) on ROAM-X seeks to engage further with all Member States and all stakeholders worldwide to shape digital transformation by UNESCO’s Internet Universality ROAM principles and indicators, which underpin the growth and evolution of the Internet, in ways that are conducive to operationalizing digital cooperation at all levels, achieving the Sustainable Development Goals as well as supporting UN global digital compact.  This session will trigger discussion in three dimensions : - Lessons learned from DC members and partners on the importance of developing and applying shared principles for humanistic digital ecosystems, and a reflection on how the DC on ROAM-X can support consultations, development and uptake of the Global Digital Compact. - What principles, what commitments - Advice and suggestions given by DC members and partners on technical dimensions to improve DC’s work on the following points: How can we can expand the application of shared principles by Member States, how to engage other stakeholders? Specifically on the ROAM-X and IUIs, how can we ensure that these principles and indicators are effectively applied, including in terms of follow-up? How can we adapt ROAM-X to emerging digital challenges and technologies?

This session will be an interactive panel discussion with the moderator allowing very short statements from on-site and remote speakers to trigger discussion on how t improve the DC on IUIs.   Participants will gain knowledge from partners of the Dynamic Coalition who have advocated for the UNESCO’s Internet Universality ROAM-X Indicators assessment and the Dynamic Coalition.


UNESCO, Polish National Commission for UNESCO, German National Commission for UNESCO Information for All Programme (IFAP), Council of Europe Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Association of Progressive Communications, Missions Publiques, CETIC ,Universite Bordeaux Montaigne, Internet Society (ISOC), Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) NIC.br, 7Amleh, Development House KICTANet, Centro de Estudios en technologias en Sociedad (CETyS), Media Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD), Global Network Initiative (GNI), I and J, CIPESA


Tawfik Jelassi, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information Marielza Oliveira, UNESCO Director for Partnerships and Operational Programme Monitoring Anriette Esterhuysen, Association for Progressive Communication (APC) Yu Ping Chan, Office of United Nations Tech Envoy Lutz Möller, Deputy Secretary General, German Commission for UNESCO   Paul Mitchell, Chair of Internet Governance Forum Multi-Advisory Group Constance Bommelaer, Area Vice President, Institutional Relations and Empowerment, Internet Society  Deniz Susar, Governance and Public Administration Officer, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) Vera Julia Major, Government and IGO engagement - Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Alexandre Barbosa, Head of Regional Center for Studies on the Development of the Information Society (CETIC.br)   Dorothy Gordon, Chair of the Information For All Programme Anja Gengo, Internet Governance Forum Secretariat and NRIs   Anju Mangal, Head of Asia-Pacific Region, Alliance for Affordable Internet   Sandra Hoferichter, European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EURODIG)  Kossi Amessinou, African ICT Foundation Juliet N. Nanfuka, Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA)

Onsite Moderator

Xianhong Hu

Online Moderator

Karen Landa


Viktoriya Grudyuk


4. Quality Education
5. Gender Equality

Targets: This session will underline the relevance of the Dynamic Coalition in providing and building synergies with global stakeholders and institutions via the Dynamic Coalition on ROAM to shape global digital transformation, foster digital collaboration and formulate the global digital compact. UNESCO’s Internet Universality Indicators framework fills a standard-setting void at the global and national levels and proves a holistic research tool to foster Internet policies for sustainable development in all countries.