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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: O IGF é um espaço para construir uma agenda específica para o desenvolvimento da internet
Defensor de direitos humanos, Brasil
The IGF We Want: The conversations we had on community networks at the global level trickled down at the regional and national level
Josephine Miliza
Association for Progressive Communications, Kenya
The IGF We Want: Builds connections, collaboration, understanding of the role of different stakeholders and facilitates a more inclusive, open approach to addressing the challenges we’re facing in Africa to ensure freedom of expression and internet rights
Anriette Esterhuysen
Senior internet governance advisor at the Association for Progressive Communications, South Africa
The IGF We Want: Este foro ha empoderado a muchas personas a tomar mejores decisiones en cuanto al uso de la tecnología
Maria Encalada
ONG Derechos Digitales, Chile/ALC
The IGF We Want: Providing support for regional and local discussions, and allowing for local communities to decide together and for themselves what are the internet-related topics that they are concerned and passionate about
Joyce Chen
Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), Australia
The IGF We Want: It's the only opportunity that we organisations working on internet rights have to engage with other civil society organisations and it’s a step backwards when only states are part of the discussions
Michel Lambert, Canada
The IGF We Want: An ordinary African woman can influence global issues even from her village
Nnenna Nwakanma
FOSS activist, community organiser, development adviser, Nigeria
The IGF We Want: Is an event that allows people to network - people of similar passion, ideals and interests around tech, internet, freedom of expression and digital rights
Olumide Babalola
Researcher and digital activist, Nigeria
The IGF We Want: The IGF is well structured and it trickles down to the local communities so the conversations there really come from the grassroots
Peace Oliver Amuge
APC, Uganda

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