Ghana IGF 2016, How to implement the Multi-Stakeholder model in the internet development in Ghana BY: anja gengo presentation
2016 Ghana National IGF
Emerging Issues: How to implement
the Multi-stakeholder model in the
internet development in Ghana
Accra, Ghana, 18 August 2016
Ladies and Gentlemen, dear Colleagues,
My name is Anja Gengo and I have the pleasure to work from the current IGF
Secretariat’s position, with many of the IGF initiatives existing on national,
sub regional and regional IGF. Ghana is one of them, and I have to say that we
have wonderful communication and most importantly , excellent mutual
cooperation with the aim of supporting each other’s good work on Internet
By listening carefully today your program and being impressed by the
speakers and mostly by the presented content, I am very thankful that you
have invited me to share with all of you some updates regarding similar
ongoing activities that are happening around the world, and all that thanks to
the 65 teams of our colleagues that are organizing national, sub-regional and
regional IGFs (we refer to them as the NRIs).
I hope you all can see the slides shared with you, where we illustrated
scheduled annual events of the NRIs. The map itself shows that the IGFs
being allocated around the world, with many of new IGFs emerging.
IGF 2015 ATTENDANCE STATISTICS
The breakdown by gender, indicates that there were 38 % of female and 62 % of male
IGF 2015: NRIs Survey
Answering on the question (Q22b) regarding the stakeholders group breakdown, it is concluded that most of the initiatives
have most participants from the sector of government (9) and private sector (8). The smallest number of participants are
coming from international organization and academic and technical community (2).
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sri Lanka IGF
Central Asia IGF
Youth LACIGF IGF
First IGF Open
Second IGF Open
IGF 2016 Annual
NRIs annual events – to date
The process of gathering all NRIs events details is ongoing.
All events are published as they are announced by the NRI Coordinators to the IGF
West Africa IGF
Youth AP IGF
NRI Geographic Coverage – What the
World looks like
* This Map is constantly being updated as new Initiatives are emerging.
NRIs Substantive Work in 2016
•NRIs Main Session preparations for the IGF 2016
•NRIs joint Booth at the IGF 2016 Village
•Tool Kit and Info Manual: gathering best NRIs
•NRIs – 90 minutes Administrative/Management
Discussion Session at the IGF 2016
•Policy Options for Connecting and Enabling the
Next Billions - Phase II; Best Practice Forums
• This year’s IGF that will be in Mexico in December, is critically important
for the NRIs as a network. One of the most important activities for us is
the fact that for the very first time, the NRIs will host a joint MAIN
SESSION at the global IGF meeting! The preparations are ongoing for
creating a unique session for an audience of 2000 at the IGF, with the
speakers from all over the world on IG sharing their perspectives. This
will be followed by a joint Booth, a gathering point for all NRIs at the IGF.
A separate session, of 90 minutes will be organized as well, so you and
all your NRIs colleagues can address the issues that are particular for
your initiative and are of administrative or management nature.
• I won’t be taking any more time as we are here to hear from Marilyn’s
long work experience on IG, but I would like to invite you to visit the IGF
website, section NRIs, or contact the Secretariat directly, through Eric
and Wisdom, so that we can connect and work together on these
important for all of us, tasks.
• Once again, thank you all very much, especially Wisdom and Eric, prof.
Nii, for a wonderful day you gave us all, and for this opportunity, in