IGF 2022 Closing Ceremony - Friday 2 December, 17:30-18:30 UTC+3

Mr. Paul Mitchell

Mr. Paul Mitchell is the current Chair of the United Nations Internet Governance Forum Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group.

In nearly 30 years at Microsoft Paul held diverse roles spanning numerous products and technologies: digital programing tools including Microsoft’s first C++ development system, the launch of MSN, Microsoft’s digital television platforms including Mediaroom, numerous media standards, digital rights management systems for content protection, and wireless technologies.

Ms. Lily Edinam Botsyoe

Ms. Lily Botsyoe Edinam is focused on driving innovation and early adoption of emerging technologies and platforms. She is an expert in managing relationships with high-profile clients and translating needs into results-driven strategies.

She is the Community Engagement Lead and board member of Hacklab Foundation, curators of West Africa’s largest Hackathon and recruits/ manages a community of student developers in tertiary institutions all over the country.

Mr. Eddy Kayihura

Eddy Kayihura is currently the Chief Executive Officer of AFRINIC, the Regional Internet Registry for Africa and the Indian Ocean region. He has worked at AFRINIC since November 2019. He has worked in the Information Technology sector for than 20 years.

H.E. Mr. Hiroshi Yoshida


1987. Joined Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPT)

2007. Director, Terrestrial Broadcasting Division, Information and Communications Policy Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC)

2012. Director, Telecommunications Policy Division, Telecommunications Business Department, MIC

2015. Counselor, Minister’s Secretariat, MIC

2016. Counselor, Global ICT Strategy Bureau, MIC

2017. Deputy Director-General for IT Strategy, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)