The Internet Governance Forum

This week, the 6th Internet Governance Forum will be held at the Nairobi UN office. The Proposed main theme of the meeting is: ‘Internet as a catalyst for change: access, development, freedoms and innovation’

The Internet Governance Forum, first held in 2006 in Athens, Greece. This is the first time the event is being held in Sub-Saharan Africa. Kenya should be proud to host it.

Just in case you are wondering, I am planning to attend this event starting from 27th to 30th September. Many issues to do with internet governance will be discussed, including:

  • G4D / Internet governance for development (IG4D) [also a cross cutting theme]
  • Emerging Issues
  • Managing critical Internet resources
  • Security, openness and privacy
  • Access and diversity
  • Taking stock and the way forward

The forum brings together stakeholders from all over the field including: media, government representatives, industry reps, NGOs, business people, technology institutions etc.

Unfortunately, registration for participation is already closed.

Learn more about the Internet Governance Forum.


In other News, the world mourns the loss of Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai. RIP.