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Dynamic Coalitions

The concept for Dynamic Coalitions first emerged at the IGF's inaugural meeting in Athens, with a number of coalitions establishing themselves at that time. The coalitions are informal, issue-specific groups comprising members from various stakeholder communities.

Dynamic Coalitions welcome collaboration with anyone interested in contributing to their discussions.




Information on Dynamic Coalitions (DCs) and Requirements for Coordinators

*To establish a Dynamic Coalition, interested individuals are advised to first hold a meeting and express the need for creating their coalition. They are required to produce a written statement which should outline:

  1. The need for the dynamic coalition
  2. An action plan
  3. A mailing list
  4. The contact person(s)
  5. A list of representatives from at least three stakeholder groups

It is also recommended that the support of different stakeholder groups in creating the coalition is illustrated. Whilst not compulsory, setting up a webpage or a blog is highly recommended.

If you are planning to create a dynamic coalition, please contact the IGF Secretariat at [email protected]. The Secretariat will carefully review the request to form a coalition and will inform you of the result.

*Once established, coalitions must follow three basic principles of inclusiveness and transparency for carrying out their work: open membership, open mailing lists, and open archives. They must also ensure their statements and outputs reflect minority or dissenting viewpoints. DCs should follow further guidelines laid out in the Dynamic Coalition Coordination Group ToR, which is applicable to all DCs.

*DCs should adhere to guidelines for managing their individual mailing lists, in particular as regards conduct on the mailing list, as specified here. These guidelines were conceieved by DCs themselves in their coordination meetings and through joint discussion on the DCs mailing lsit. 

*Coalitions will also be asked to submit a yearly report or thematic paper to the Secretariat as an update of their activities. Such a report is required to be considered eligible for an individual meeting slot at annual IGFs and to be listed as an active coalition. 

*Coordinators are strongly encouraged to keep up-to-date on the DC community's activities, including joint, cross-DC activities, by subscribing to and participating in the DC mailing list and consulting the DC Coordination page.

*A briefing document shared with the IGF's Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) in May 2017 provides a useful overview of the individual and joint work of DCs during the 2017 cycle. 


The Dynamic Coalition Coordination Group (DCCG)

Each DC is invited to volunteer one or two of its members to join the DCCG and its regular monthly meetings. DCCG meetings are open and all DC members are invited to attend.

To be a part of coordination activities, please subscribe to the DC mailing list. All news about upcoming meetings and coordination work will be available on the list, including details on how to participate in the meetings, as well as on the dedicated DC Coordination page.

The DCCG is guided by Terms of Reference, available here.


List of Active Dynamic Coalitions


Inactive Dynamic Coalitions


Additional Information


Contact Information

United Nations

Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

Villa Le Bocage

Palais des Nations,
CH-1211 Geneva 10


+41 (0) 229 173 678

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