Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a multistakeholder, democratic and transparent forum which facilitates discussions on public policy issues related to key elements of Internet governance. IGF provides enabling platform for discussions among all stakeholders in the Internet governance ecosystem, including all entities accredited by the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), as well as other institutions and individuals with proven expertise and experience in all matters related to Internet governance.
Since 2006, IGFs are convened for each year. This year, inspired by the location of the meeting, the main theme of the ninth IGF is agreed as
"Connecting Continents for Enhanced Multi-stakeholder Internet Governance"
Sub-themes under the main theme are;
- Policies Enabling Access
- Content Creation
- Dissemination and Use
- Internet as an Engine for Growth & Development
- IGF & The Future of the Internet Ecosystem
- Enhancing Digital Trust
- Internet and Human Rights
- Critical Internet Resources
- Emerging issues.
Over 100 different sessions are expected to be held in IGF 2014. Programmes and other details in relation to programmes can be reached through the official IGF website.