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IGF 2013 – Building Bridges – a packed agenda

Published on 21 October 2013
Updated on 05 April 2024

Mutlistakeholderism is the secret sauce of the Internet Governance Forum. The collaborative, open, ‘post-political’ space tantalisingly glimpsed in the early Internet is seemingly under threat, as never before. It’s still to early to predict the impact of the open publication of material about the extent National Security Agencies’ surveillance of Internet traffic while the concept of net neutrality is constantly being questioned and challenged. So it is tremendously imprtant that the 8th Internet Governance Forum happening in Bali this coming week has as its’ guiding theme, Building Bridges”- Enhancing Multistakeholder Cooperation for Growth and Sustainable Development. 

Diplo is engaged fully in the conference programme, which starts today:

Day 0, 21 October

  • 9.00-15.15 Collaborative Leadership Exchange (CLX), co-organised by Diplo
  • 9.30-12.30 High Level Meeting – Jovan Kurbalija, Diplo Director, is a panelist, representing civil society, in, ‘Global multistakeholder collaboration for achieving a safe, secure and tolerant cyberspace: Enabling growth and sustainable development through cyber ethics’, a high level pre-event organised by the Government of Indonesia
  • 12.30-14.30 Multistakeholder Advisory Group meeting

Day 1, 22 October

  • 8.00-9.30 Diplo is supporting the daily Orientation session for those new to the IGF
  • 9.30-11.00 Main session: Building bridges – role of governments: Diplo is co-moderating remote participation (Vladimir Radunovic)
  • 12.30-14.30 Vladimir Radunov is also a member of MAG, which is meeting with the UN Steering Group Representative

Day 2, 23 October

  • 11-12.30 Making Multistakeholderism More Equitable & Transparent: From Global to Local and Back, a key workshop co-organised by Diplo
  • 11-12.30 Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Roundtable – the Broadband (Access) Dilemma – moderated by Diplo Faculty member Tracy Hackshaw

Day 3, 24 October

  • 14.30-16.00, E-participation in IG processes, organised by Diplo
  • 16.30-  Free software and Human Rights on the Internet Tracy Hackshaw, Diplo Faculty member,  is on the panel
  • 17:15-18:00 DiploFoundation Flash Open Forum Session

Day 4, 25 October

  • 9.30-11.00 Emerging Issues Plenary Session (Surveillance in focus), co-moderated by Jovan Kurbalija
  • 11.00-12.30 Capacity Building Roundtable, co-organised by Diplo


More information can be found in our calendar. We aim to have reports from the Forum, while it is going on. For more news and information follow the eDiplomat or IGCBP Twitter accounts.    

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