IGF2022 received Networking Session proposals

Below is the list of Networking Session proposals, received in response to the IGF 2022 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 2022 programme. It is expected that the final list of all accepted sessions will be announced shortly after the 2nd IGF 2022 Open Consultations and MAG Meeting, 6-8 July.

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13 IGF 2022 Networking Session #13 Support IS3C in Making the Internet More Secure and Safer
  1.  Basic Internet Foundation 
  2. African Child Projects







IGF 2022 Networking Session #22 School Connectivity 101
  • Gender Standing Group - ISOC
  • Elnur Karimov, Kyushu University, Academia, Eastern Europe
  • Veronica Piccolo, Youth SG ISOC, Technical Community, WEOG
  • Umut Pajaro Velasquez, Gender SG ISOC, Technical Community, GRULAC
IGF 2022 Networking Session #26 YouRBan: Being LGBTQIA+ on social media
  1. Dariusz Kloza, Universiteit Gent – Human Rights Centre (Belgium)
  2. Georgios Terzis & Mihalis Kritikos, Vrije Universiteit Brussel – Brussels School of Governance (BSoG) – Centre for Digitalisation, Democracy and Innovation (CD2I) & Olga Gkotsopoulou, Research Group on Law, Science, Technology & Society (LSTS) – Health and Ageing Law Lab (HALL) (Belgium)
  3. Giovanni De Gregorio, University of Oxford – Centre for Socio-Legal Studies – Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy (PCMLP) (United Kingdom); Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Católica Global School of Law – PLMJ Chair in Law and Technology (Portugal)
  4. Evelyne Tauchnitz & Peter Kirchschläger, University of Lucerne – Institute of Social Ethics (Switzerland)
  5. Rosanna Fanni, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) – Digital Forum (Belgium)
  6. Paolo Passaglia, University of Pisa – Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza (Italy) Latin America
  7. Agustina Del Campo, Universidad de Palermo – Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information (Argentina)
IGF 2022 Networking Session #32 Internet’s contrasts: rights/obligations, inclusion/exclusion, in/accessibility, dis/connection, ...

Open Internet for Democracy Initiative
Daniel O'Maley, Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA), Civil Society, WEOG Andrea Vega Yudico, Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA), Civil Society, WEOG Sarah Moulton, National Democratic Institute (NDI), Civil Society, WEOG Morgan Frost, Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), Civil Society, WEOG

IGF 2022 Networking Session #4 "Speed Dating" for Democracy and Digital Rights Advocates

School of International Information Security (Institute of Contemporary International Studies, Diplomatic Academy of the Russian MFA) and the Coordination Center for TLD RU/РФ Youth Council.
The School of International Information Security is a youth scientific and analytical platform created on the basis of the Institute of Contemporary International Studies of the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation in cooperation with the Council of Young Scientists of the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation for an inclusive discussion and exchange of views, positions and assessments, development of strategies for a comprehensive solution to problems of international information security, formation of Track II – Youth Diplomacy on IIS and IG issues by Russian and foreign young scientists, international experts and practitioners, Russian and international academic and research institutes. To pursue its declared goals the IIS School is actively participating in the development of scientific discourse on the OEWG topics by creating a scientific and educational platform on Information Security issues and, as a matter of fact, interacting with state and non-state institutions, IT companies, scientific and technical community on the topic of the IIS. By doing so, IIS School is also engaged in popularization of the relevant ICT issues. The School, functioning more than a year, already managed to organize and participate in 19 different forums, lectures, seminars and round-tables. Furthermore, the IIS School team, which includes people from CIS region, participated and stated its development prospects at OEWG ICT (2021-2025) Virtual, informal dialogue with stakeholders. For the moment, the main participants of the School events are Russian experts and the interested youth from different parts of wold. In spite of this fact the IIS School is willing to expand its partnership contacts even more by engaging with different multistakeholder groups from various countries and regions. Batyrkanov Baktinbek is a Postgraduate student at The Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry. He is an active member of The School of International Information Security. Apart from that, he is the Chairman of Kyrgyz International Youth platform in Russia, Zhash Tolkun. He also participated in UN Model—DAIMMUN (Diplomatic Academy International Ministerial Model United Nations) and been a volunteer at National Red Cross Society. Daria Stepovaya is a Postgraduate student at Lomonosov Moscow State University at the Faculty of Global Studies. She is an active member of The School of International Information Security. Besides, She is participating in NetMission and is an EURALO Individual Member on the At-Large ICANN. She has been a Rapporteur in NetMission - so she possesses the necessary skills for being a one. Both of the organizers are the Academia representative, but represent two different Regional Group—first Asia, second Europe. Regarding onsite moderator: as for now, we are not sure if we will be able to travel to onsite. Could we kindly ask to be provided with the onsite moderator?

IGF 2022 Networking Session #42 Youth Initiatives: the School of International Information Security experience

Digital Grassroots
Uffa Modey, Digital Grassroots, technical community, Africa Esther Mwema, Digital Grassroots, civil society, Africa Hanna Pishchiyk, Digital Grassroots, civil society, Europe

IGF 2022 Networking Session #59 Technology and Innovation Challenge for Gender Equality

Digital Rights Foundation
Hyra Basit, Digital Rights Foundation Seerat Khan, Digital Rights Foundation

IGF 2022 Networking Session #60 Safe internet use for all: Helplines working with communities

Fernanda K. Martins - InternetLab director, civil society organization, Latin American, Brazil;
Alice Lana, InternetLab head of research, civil society, Latin American, Brazil;
Bárbara Simão - InternetLab head of research, civil society organization, Latin American, Brazil;
Clarice Tavares - InternetLab head of research, civil society organization, Latin American, Brazil.

IGF 2022 Networking Session #72 Social protection and data justice: how datafied social policies impact citizens' privacy and data protection in the Global South?

Fernanda K. Martins, InternetLab director, civil society, Latin America, Brazil;
Alice Lana, InternetLab head of research, civil society, Latin America, Brazil;
Clarice Tavares, InternetLab head of research, civil society, Latin America, Brazil;
Ester Borges, InternetLab head of research, civil society, Latin America, Brazil

IGF 2022 Networking Session #76 Biasing music consumption and possible impacts of recommendation systems


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IGF 2022 Networking Session #77 Online Gendered Disinformation from a Global South Perspective

Open Data Collaboratives
Katherine Townsend, Open Data Collaboratives, civil society, north america Kaitlyn Holm, Open Data Collaboratives, Civil society, North America Winnie Kamau, Association of Freelance Journalists, civil society, Africa

IGF 2022 Networking Session #79 Open Data for the Future of the Internet

DIGILOGIC H2020 project www.digilogic.africa fostering the collaboration between European and African DIHs 
Partner in charge of the Networking session Prototipi (Nigeria)

IGF 2022 Networking Session #8 The role of Digital Innovation Hubs to ensure digital inclusion to all, especially youth, in Africa