IGF 2023 Global Youth Summit: Safe Digital Future

Sunday, 8th October, 2023 (04:30 UTC) - Sunday, 8th October, 2023 (06:00 UTC)
WS 1 – Annex Hall 1
About this Session
The IGF 2023 Global Youth Summit aims to bring together some of the brightest young minds and ‎seasoned leaders of today from around the world, fostering meaningful dialogue and collaboration ‎between generations. By facilitating an open exchange of ideas, experiences, and expertise, the ‎Summit seeks to chart a course towards a safer digital landscape for everyone. It will underscore the ‎crucial significance of implementing sound digital policies, laying the foundation for a secure and ‎responsible digital future. ‎

At the Summit, youth will embark on a journey of digital innovation, empowerment, and ‎collective action to create a world where youth and seniors unite as architects of a better and safer digital tomorrow. ‎



[5 min]

Introduction by moderators (TBC)

  • Mr. Markus Kummer, former UN IGF Secretariat Head and diplomat, Switzerland
  • Ms. Lily Edinam Botsyoe, Ghana Youth IGF


[10 min]

Welcome from the United Nations

  • Mr. Jinhua LI, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs

Address by IGF Leadership Panel

  • Mr. Vint Cerf, Chair of the Leadership Panel


[30 min]

Setting the stage: 

Current and next generations of experts and leaders cooperating for a safer digital future

  1. How can we effectively develop and enforce policies to safeguard the online privacy and safety of youth, while promoting digital engagement and innovation?
    • ‎Mr. Peter Marien, European Commission ‎
    • Ms. Jenna Fung, Asia Pacific Youth IGF

  2. How can policymakers strike a balance between protecting individual privacy and ensuring cybersecurity measures are robust and effective in an ever-evolving digital landscape? 
    • Mr. Nicolas Fiumareli, Youth LACIGF ‎
    • Ms. Susan Dossi, Member of Malawi Parliament

  3. Should there be more effective governance of social media platforms, including algorithm-based moderation, to shield young users from cyberbullying and online harassment?
    • Mr. Christopher Painter, Global Forum on Cyber ‎‎Expertise (GFCE) Foundation Board
    • Ms. Ihita Gangavarapu, Youth India IGF

  4. How can young people actively participate in shaping cybersecurity policies and governance frameworks, ensuring their voices are heard in the decision-making process?
    • Ms. Veronica Piccolo, Italy Youth IGF
    • Ms. Paula Pinha, Netflix


[40 min]

Open floor exchange


[5 min]

Summing up and closing


Join in person in Kyoto or through https://intgovforum.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqd-uurT4pHdOZQlsMfXIGyRXeyUFB-8SV.

Session Time
Sunday, 8th October, 2023 (04:30 UTC) - Sunday, 8th October, 2023 (06:00 UTC)