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To have the internet we want, we need a strengthened Internet Governance Forum.

We believe that the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) remains at the heart of the internet governance ecosystem. There is no equivalent space for enabling public participation, shared learning, monitoring of progress in achieving inclusive, human-rights based, people-centred internet and digital governance, and discussing the positive and negative impacts of the internet and internet policies in a multidisciplinary and multistakeholder setting.

Currently in its third mandate, the IGF and its extension will be a critical aspect of the upcoming WSIS+20 review process and IGF+20 consultation in 2025, which will be informed by the proposed Global Digital Compact, to be adopted at the Summit of the Future in 2024. An IGF mandate beyond 2025 will be considered – presenting an opportunity for continuity and progress toward the aim of a people-centred and multistakeholder approach to global digital transformation.

The Global Digital Compact could help strengthen the mandate of the IGF, playing a key role in ensuring that the lessons learned from years of multistakeholder cooperation feed into future processes of internet policy, internet governance and global digital cooperation and in setting parameters for safeguarding multistakeholderism, transparency, inclusivity, dialogue and accountability.

To have the internet we want, we need a strengthened IGF.

Testimonies on the value of the IGF, in the first person:

The IGF We Want: Learning, sharing and networking on models of complementary connectivity initiatives within the internet governance context
Lisa Dacanay
Institute for Social Entrepreneurship in Asia (ISEA), Philippines
The IGF We Want: Equipping parliamentarians with a better understanding on internet governance issues is leading to better policies with actual actions happening
Lillian Nalwoga
Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA), Uganda
The IGF We Want: Es desde estos espacios donde se crean nuevas vías para pensar internet de cara al futuro
Belén Roca
ONG Derechos Digitales, Chile/ALC
The IGF We Want: Getting African voices heard on the issues of internet governance
Alison Gillwald
Research ICT Africa, South Africa
The IGF We Want: Ha contribuído a visibilizar los temas de gobernanza de internet
Karen Cruz
Representante de la sociedad civil, Costa Rica
The IGF We Want: It’s not just about technical matters, but about human rights, freedom, and to give people of all backgrounds the opportunity to leverage new technologies
Abdul Hakeem Ajijola
African Union Cybersecurity Expert Group, Nigeria
The IGF We Want: It has empowered many young Africans because it has a unique way of operating
Arsene Tungali
Rudi International, Democratic Republic of Congo
The IGF We Want: O IGF ensinou como a sociedade civil, o setor privado e a academia podem pensar a internet para além do colo dos órgãos governamentais
Wilson Guilherme
Instituto de Referência em Internet e Sociedade (IRIS), Brasil
The IGF We Want: It's a huge point of connection
Jordan Carter
.au Domain Administration Limited (auDA), Australia

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