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Internet Governance Forum 2023, Japan

October 8, 2023 @ 8:00 am - October 12, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

IGF (The Internet Governance Forum) is one of the most important fora in the field of Internet policy, where diverse stakeholders discuss a wide range of issues related to the Internet on an equal footing under the auspices of the United Nations. The first annual meeting of IGF has been held in 2006.The 18th meeting will be held in Kyoto, Japan, under the overall theme of “Internet We Want – Empowering All People -. The meeting will feature approximately 300 sessions organized by a diverse range of stakeholders to discuss a variety of Internet issues.

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The importance of data in development
The importance of data in development

Please allow me to use this opportunity to extend an invitation to all of you, both physically present in Japan and virtually, to participate in our session as we work to resolve some of the challenges involving numerous community networks and data issues that we are currently facing in Africa and around the world.
Sunday, Day 0 Session #196:
Date: Sunday, October 8, 2023 | Time: 18:00–19:00 (UTC +9) | Room: WS 10—Room I
Sub-theme: Data Governance and Trust
Session Topic: “Leave No one behind: The Importance of data in Development”
Session Zoom link: https://intgovforum.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEucuihrT4pE9VXFZ6GWP2gQNOjl19VqgLQ
Session Document: https://www.intgovforum.org/en/content/igf-2023-day-0-event-196-leave-no-one-behind-the-importance-of-data-in-development

Monday, Day 1 session #176 :
Date: Sunday, October 9, 2023 | Time: 00:30 GMT–01:15 GMT (UTC +9) | Venue: WS 4 – Room B–I
Sub-theme: Digital Divides and Inclusion
Session Topic: “Africa Community Internet Program” (Program rollout and piloting of Internet Backpack and skills capacity training in selected African Countries)
Session Zoom Linkhttps://intgovforum.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtcOippzwtHNfkfORt2J5CYHv1CiqzEBor
Session Document: https://intgovforum.org/en/content/igf-2023-launch-award-event-176-africa-community-internet-program-donation-platform-launch
Exhibition booth:
If you are on-site, make time to stop by our exhibition stand, where the internet Backpack will be on display, so get to know more about our Programs.
The Inventor Prof. Lee, Wisdom, Jane Coffin, Prof. Dannielle, Yusuf, Doctoral Candidate Jane, Kwaku, Zanyiwe, Lahari, Peter, Lily, and a few other intriguing stakeholders will all be at the booth to interact with you. For the community, the backpack is here to stay; therefore, we must make good use of the opportunity.


October 8, 2023 @ 8:00 am
October 12, 2023 @ 5:00 pm


Kyoto International Conference Centre (ICC Kyoto)
Kyoto International Conference Centre (ICC Kyoto) Japan + Google Map