IGF 2023 Networking Session #111 Meet&Greet for those funding Internet development

Tuesday, 10th October, 2023 (05:00 UTC) - Tuesday, 10th October, 2023 (06:00 UTC)
Room C-2

APNIC Foundation
Sylvia Cadena, APNIC Foundation, Technical Community, WEOG


Sylvia Cadena, APNIC Foundation, Technical Community, WEOG

Onsite Moderator

Sylvia Cadena

Online Moderator

Ellisha Heppner


Dave Dawson


Round table

Duration (minutes)

The APNIC Foundation organized donor gatherings at previous IGFs, in Geneva, Paris and Berlin, looking at facilitating networking among development agencies, grants programs and other kinds of investors and supporting collaboration and alignment of the different funding mechanisms to contribute to the development of the Internet across the world. This networking session will provide a unique opportunity to meet others walking similar paths, and discuss opportunities for collaboration to amplify investment strategies.

The APNIC Foundation will seek to engage other donors and grants programs that might not be able to join us in Japan to share about their funding opportunities and share questions and areas of collaboration they are open to explore. The session will start with a brief introduction (max 10 minutes) of the agenda and people going around the table to introduce them selves in less than 30 seconds. Then the group will be divided in 30 minutes of intense networking, using the speed dating methodology to have individuals in the room to network in blocks of 3 minutes to share on 1) current and future areas of investment; and 2) interest for collaboration. After that, the group will be divided in 3 to 4 clusters according to their interest for collaboration for a final 15 minute conversation where each cluster should have identify at least one possible area of collaboration. Each group will be facilitated by APNIC Foundation staff with notes shared with all attendees.