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    IGF


    The Internet Governance Forum, established by the World Summit on the Information Society in 2006, is the leading global multi-stakeholder forum on public policy issues related to internet governance.

    The IGF is an open forum bringing people together from various stakeholder groups to inform and inspire those with policy-making power in both the public and private sectors. It gives developing countries the same opportunity as wealthier nations to engage in the debate on internet governance and facilitates their participation in institutions and arrangements.

    At their annual meeting, delegates hold discussions, exchange information and share good practices, facilitating a common understanding of how to maximize internet opportunities and address associated risks and challenges.

    Egypt has been an active participant in the forum since its inception, and in 2009 hosted the IGF fourth annual meeting, in Sharm Al-Sheikh. Egypt is also a member in the Multi-stakholder Advisory Group (MAG) related to the IGF.

    Arab IGF

    The Arab Internet Governance Forum (IGF) forum is the Arabic version of the Internet Governance Forum held annually under the umbrella of the United Nations based on the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society.
    The Arab IGF is a platform for dialogue for all stakeholders, including governments, the private sector, civil society, academics, the technical community, as well as the regional and international organizations. 

    The National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority  (NTRA) undertook the duties of the Arab IGF Secretariat, which requires its supervision and follow-up on many of the forum preparatory actions, especially the preparation of the topics and workshops planned.
    Egypt has constantly participated in the forum by organizing workshops related to child online protection, assessing blocking and self-regulation in the Arab Region.

    African IGF

    AfIGF is a platform for an inclusive multilateral, multi-stakeholder and multilingual discussion on issues pertinent to the Internet in Africa in general and Internet Governance issues in particular.

    Specific objectives include:

    §  Increase awareness and build capacity on Internet Governance for African users to ensure that all stakeholders are well prepared for contribution and interaction
    §  Ensure the concerns of Africa are taken into account in the IGF process
    §  Put in place a coordinated African process for dealing with Internet governance issues on the continent
    §  Strengthen the multi-stakeholder dialogue model for Internet Governance in Africa through regional and national forums
    §  Ensure a multi-stakeholder representation of all parts of the continent
    §  Ensure that all countries are part of the regional processes and launch/strengthen their national processes
    §  Facilitate national and regional exchanges and interactions between countries and regions in continent
    §  Facilitate the participation of African stakeholders in AfIGF and other appropriate regional and national Internet Governance Forums
    §  Promote the use of African languages in the cyberspace

    The first African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF) was hosted by Egypt in 2012 at the conference hall in Smart Village with the participation of 48 African nations.

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