IGF 2024 Launches and Awards Proposals Received

Below is the list of Launches and Awards proposals, received in response to the IGF 2024 call for sessions. These proposals were cleared against the basic entry criteria of the IGF and are currently under detailed evaluation for possible inclusion in the IGF 2024 programme. It is expected that the final list of all accepted sessions will be announced shortly after the 2nd IGF 2024 Open Consultations and MAG Meeting, 26-28 July.

ID Organization Title Note
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The Galway Strategy Group
Jim Prendergast The Galway Strategy Group, Private Sector, WEOG
Nidhi Hebbar, Google, Private Sector, WEOG
Samantha Dickinson – Lingua Synaptica, private sector. APAC
Charles Bradley, Adapt, Private Sector, WEOG

IGF 2024 Launch / Award Event #13 Can I trust this? Contextual tools for information literacy
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Internet Law Research Center, University of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Xiaochun LIU, Internet Law Research Center, University of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, civil society, Asia-Pacific States
Yiran XING, China Federation of Internet Societies, civil society, Asia-Pacific States
Junhao LIU, China Federation of Internet Societies, civil society, Asia-Pacific States
Han JIANG, Internet Law Research Center, University of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, civil society, Asia-Pacific States
Nel Broothaerts, Child Focus, civil society, Western European and other States
Emma Day, Child Redress International, civil society, Western European and other States

IGF 2024 Launch / Award Event #30 Protecting Children from Online Abuse in AI Age
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Lenovo
Lenovo

IGF 2024 Launch / Award Event #33 Lenovo AI Bridges Gap for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
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Center of Science, Technology and Education Policy, Tsinghua University
Zhang Fang, Center of Science, Technology and Education Policy, Tsinghua University, CHINA [onsite]
Wei Yuming, Institute of Intelligent Society Governance, Tsinghua University, CHINA [onsite, moderator]
Xie Qijun, Center of Science, Technology and Education Policy, Tsinghua University, CHINA [online, moderator]
Shi Guangyu, Institute of Intelligent Society Governance, Tsinghua University, CHINA [online]
Ren Tianpei, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University, CHINA [onsite, rapporteur]

IGF 2024 Launch / Award Event #34 Launch of 2024 White Paper on Intelligent Society Governance
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Pan African Youth Ambassadors for Internet Governance
Name: Sorene Assefa
Email/Link: https://www.intgovforum.org/en/users/sorene
Affiliation: Pan African Youth Ambassadors for Internet Governance
Stakeholder Group: Technical Community
Name : Abraham Fiifi Selby
Email/IGF Profile Link: https://www.intgovforum.org/en/users/abraham-fiifi-mensah-selby
Region: Africa
Stakeholder Group: Technical Community

Name: Noha Abdel Baky
Email/Link: https://www.intgovforum.org/en/users/noha-abdel-baky
Region: African
Stakeholder Group: Civil Society

Name: Athanase Bahizire
Email/Link: https://www.intgovforum.org/en/users/athanase-bahizire
Region: Africa
Stakeholder Group: Technical Community

Name: Gege Marjorie Mudi
Email/Link: https://www.intgovforum.org/en/users/gege-marjorie-mudi
Region: African
Stakeholder Group: Civil Society

IGF 2024 Launch / Award Event #53 Multilingual Internet Governance in the Global South
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GIZ Egypt
1) Mariam Walid, GIZ Egypt
2) Tamer Taha, Ministry of International Cooperation- Egypt
3) DDP World Bank

IGF 2024 Launch / Award Event #64 Building Bridges in Africa in the Digital Age
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United Nations University - CRIS
Nadia Tjahja, United Nations University-CRIS, IGO, WEOG
Jamal Shahin, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, WEOG
Trisha Meyer, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, WEOG

IGF 2024 Launch / Award Event #65 Meaningful participation at the IGF
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United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research
Dr. Samuele Dominioni, UNIDIR, Western European and other States.
Ms. Marie Humeau, First Secretary Cyber, Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Conference on Disarmament, Western European and other States.
Ms. Wenting He, UNIDIR, Asia-Pacific States
Mr. Pavel Mraz, UNIDIR, Eastern European States.

IGF 2024 Launch / Award Event #67 Ensuring International Security and a Safe and Open Internet
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Global Internet Governance Academic Network
Riccardo Nanni, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Civil Society, WEOG
Roxana Radu, Blavatnik School of Government, Civil Society, WEOG
Jamal Shahin, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Civil Society, WEOG
Nadia Tjahja, United Nations University-CRIS, Civil Society, WEOG

IGF 2024 Launch / Award Event #68 New challenges in Internet governance
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Health Parliament
Rajendra Pratap Gupta, Health Parliament - Private Sector - South East Asia

IGF 2024 Launch / Award Event #73 Grassroot Change Awards
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UNECA
Dr. Mactar Seck (M) – Chief of Technology and Innovation Section, UNECA- IGO, Africa
Ms. Sorene Assefa (F) Cybersecurity & Digital governance Expert, UNECA- Technical Community, Africa
Moses Bayingana (M), Ag. Director of Infrastructure & Energy, AUC- IGO, Africa
Hon. Emma Theofelus (F) – Minster, Ministry of Information and Communication Technology Namibia , Government , Africa
Hon. Ramatulai Wurie (M) – Minster, Minister of Technical and Higher Education of the Republic of Sierra Leone , Government , Africa

IGF 2024 Launch / Award Event #78 Digital Governance inAfrica:Post-Summit of the Future
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Internet Safety Labs
Lisa LeVasseur, Internet Safety Labs
Irene Knapp, Internet Safety Labs

IGF 2024 Launch / Award Event #86 Safety Labels as a Democratizing Force in Tech Governance
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CFIEC
Junko Kawauchi, Director, Digital Society Research Institute, CFIEC, Private sector, Asia
Keisuke Kamimura, Head, internet Governance Research Group, CFIEC, Private sector, Asia
Masanobu Katoh, Head, Digital Society Research Institute, CFIEC, Private sector, Asia

IGF 2024 Launch / Award Event #100 IGF 2023 in Kyoto - UN Conference in Internet Governance
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Digital Cooperation Organization
Alaa Abdulaal, Chief - Digital Economy Foresight (DEF), Digital Cooperation Organization (DCO); Dr. Syed Iftikhar H. Shah, Digital Research Director, DEF, DCO, DCO Member States, DCO Observers.

IGF 2024 Launch / Award Event #103 Uncovering the Digital Economy Trends of 2025
104

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)
Louise Marie Hurel, Royal United Services Institute, Civil Society, WEOG

IGF 2024 Launch / Award Event #104 Compendium: Regional Views on Responsible Cyber Behaviour
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UNESCO
Prateek Sibal, Programme Specialist, UNESCO
Ikran Ali Abdirahman, Consultant, AI and the Rule of Law, UNESCO

IGF 2024 Launch / Award Event #109 Guidelines for the use of AI Systems by Judiciary
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Digital Government Authority
The Digital Government Award Ceremony is owned and organized by the Digital Government Authority (DGA), in its 3rd edition seeks to encourage government agencies in the Kingdom to adopt best-in-class local and international standards during digital transformation journey.
The Award also help raising efficiency of government work by promoting a culture of innovation and excellence in using modern technologies and providing more efficient and effective digital services that realize customer satisfaction and foster quality of life in line with Vision 2030 objectives.

*it will take place on the Day Zero on schedule*.

The Award aims to highlight excellence in government performance and document best digital solutions to enable and accelerate sustainable digital transformation, as well as contribute to creating developmental and innovative opportunities in government sector by serving as a source of competitiveness for introducing innovative digital solutions.

IGF 2024 Launch / Award Event #115 Digital Government Award Ceremony
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UNESCO
Mr Tawfik Jelassi, Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information, UNESCO
Ms Sonia Gill, Secretary-General, Caribbean Broadcasting Union (Latin America and the Carribean)
Mr Ahmed Nadeem, Secretary-General, Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (Asia-Pacific)
Mr Mounir Daymi, Executive Director of Digital, Al Jazeera (Arab States)
Ms Sherrie Wang, Assistant Professor, Earth Intelligence Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Europe and North America)
Mr John Shawe-Taylor, Director, International Research Centre on Artificial Intelligence (Europe and North America)
(The above list is provisional and is subject to change.)

IGF 2024 Launch / Award Event #118 Launch of an Online Repository of AI Tools for Media
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Digital government authority
TBD

IGF 2024 Launch / Award Event #121 Digital government authority (Host country)
128

Nominet on behalf of A Technical Community Coalition for Multistakeholderism (TCCM)
A Technical Community Coalition for Multistakeholderism (TCCM):

Byron Holland, Charles Noir and Sabrina Wilkinson - Canadian Internet Registration Authority

Annaliese Williams and Jordan Carter - au Domain Administration

Jodi Anderson - InternetNZ

Alishah Shariff and Nick Wenban-Smith - Nominet (.UK registry)

Hiro Hotta, Board Member & Senior Executive Vice President, Japan Registry Services Co,Ltd.

Rosalía Morales, Executive Director NIC Costa Rica)

All members of the technical community from Western European and other states, Asia-Pacific Group and Latin-American and Caribbean Group.

IGF 2024 Launch / Award Event #128 A Technical Community Coalition for Multistakeholderism
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Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet)
Cherie Oyier, KICTANet, NGO, Kenya
Nicodemus Nyakundi, KICTANet NGO, Kenya
Linda Gichoi, KICTANet, NGO, Kenya
Florence Awino, KICTANet, NGO, Kenya

IGF 2024 Launch / Award Event #130 Multiverse of Multistakeholder Madness: Worldcoin in Kenya
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Youth Standing Group
João Moreno Rodrigues Falcão, [email protected], Youth Standing Group, Technical community, GRULAC
Natálie Terčová, IGF Czechia/ ISOC 2024 Early Career Fellow/ ISOC YSG/ ICANN79 Fellow, stakeholder group: academia, Eastern Europe, [email protected]
Denise Leal, [email protected], Academia and Civil Society, UnB and YCIG, LAC region
Germán López Ardila, [email protected], Academia, Civil Society, Private Sector, Javeriana University, ISOC YSG, Colombian Chamber of IT and Telecoms - CCIT

IGF 2024 Launch / Award Event #145 Youth2Leader: Tracing the Long-Term Impact of Youth Programs
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ISOC Brazil
Pedro de Perdigão Lana, ISOC Brazil, Technical Community, GRULAC
Juliana Fonteles da Silveira, ISOC Brazil, Civil Society, GRULAC
Maria Eduarda Fonseca de Oliveira, ISOC Brazil, Private Sector, GRULAC
Thobias Prado Moura, ISOC Brazil, Technical Community, GRULAC

IGF 2024 Launch / Award Event #151 ISOC BR research on news content remuneration in Brazil
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Creators Union of Arab ECOSOC Consultative Status-UN
Creators Union of Arab ( Egypt, Africa )
Arab Media Union ( Egypt, Africa )
HDTC Training & Consuting ( United Arab Emirates )
Security Circle Group ( United Kingdom )
Speakers Onsite
Dr. Ahmed Nour ( The head of Creators Union of Arab ), UAE
Dr. Hala Adly Hussein ( Secretary General of Women Affairs ), Egypt
Dr. Nabeih Abdelmajid ( Professor in the Cyber Security ), Jordan
Eng. Asaad Kazkaz ( Consultant ), Syria

Moderator: Dr. Nermin Selim
Ms.Esraa Omar

IGF 2024 Launch / Award Event #160 Promote innovation in digital space for Sustainability
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Arab Media Union, ECOSOC Consultative Status UN
Arab Media Union ( Egypt, Africa )
Creators Union of Arab ( Egypt, Africa )
Swift News electronic Journal , Saudi Arabia Kingdom

Speakers Onsite
Dr. Ahmed Nour ( The head of Creators Union of Arab ), UAE
Dr. Jassem Al Yakout ( Vice President , Arab Media Union ) KSA
Mr. Ahmed Abdel Rahman Zaki ( Assistant Secretary General ) Egypt
Mr. Mohamed Al Raei ( Director of Jeddah Radio)

Moderator: Dr. Nermin Selim
Ms.Esraa Omar

IGF 2024 Launch / Award Event #161 The role of digital transformation & its impact on the media
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Centro Latinoamericano de Investigaciones Sobre Internet
Jose Luis Mendoza, Centro Latinoamericano de Investigaciones Sobre Internet
Carlina Fernandez, Universidad de Carabobo

IGF 2024 Launch / Award Event #164 Campaign: Digitize your city