Japan IGF has made the following submission in two surveys conducted by the IGF secretariat, on the themes for National Regional IGF(NRI) sessions at IGF2017 (18-21 Dec 2017 Geneva, Switzerland).

Before the submission, Japan IGF Coordination Group discussed the suggested themes, and shared the draft themes with the community on the public mailing list (member@igcj.jp) and at IGCJ19 meeting (25 May 2017) for any feedback.

NRIs Main Session: suggest topics

Call by the IGF secretariat:

The Call for the NRIs to submit suggestions for the topic of the NRIs Main Session is open until 26 May. All NRIs are encouraged to consult their communities and submit their suggestions through this form. Please note that you are welcome to submit as many suggestions as your community would want to.

Submission by Japan IGF:

  1. "Further actions /discussions by NRIs on IGF2016 outputs" 
    Basic concept:
    • It is worth sharing with the global IGF, further actions and discussions by NRIs, on outputs of the global IGF 2016
    • In addition to specific contents, share how NRIs bring back global discussions and develop discussions in the local context
    • This would be a cycle of bringing NRIs discussions/output back to the global IGF
    • Specific experiences/examples to be shared by NRIs
  2. "NRIs' contribution to Internet Governance discussions, and Coordination with existing local fora as an effective local discussions platform"

Basic concept:

Introducing NRI contributions to the Internet Governance discussions in the ecosystem surrounding NRIs in their respective communities, possibly with case studies.

  • Coordination with global discussions/local awareness raising
  • NRIs' role in sharing new issues/raising awareness within their respective communities
  • Any role in policy making discussions in respective communities
  • Coordination with other communities at national/regional level
  • Discuss how global IGF can effectively work with NRIs, in receiving inputs from local perspectives and highlighting notable issues globally, to be discussed in the local context

Other NRIs individual sessions: suggest topics

Call by the IGF secretariat:

As we would need to come up with the proposals for the sessions where the NRIs would partner among themselves on a particular topic, we agreed that firstly we will need to identify the topics of mutual interest. Please use this form and propose as many topics as you would want to.

Submission by Japan IGF:

"Accommodating growing access: National/regional strategy for IPv6 including mobile access"

For any questions, contact: contact@japanigf.jp