IGF Regional and National Initiatives

Regional IGF Initiatives

Regional and sub-regional IGFs are organized by a multistakeholder organizing teams from different regions. In most of the cases, the criteria around which the regional classifications are developed, is geographical location. Depending on the size of the mapped area, they are classified as regional and sub-regional. The overall objective of these IGFs is to create a unique space where different stakeholders from the region can discuss issues pertaining to the Internet, reflecting the need of their respective communities. It facilitates exchanges of the experiences and ideas between stakeholders from the region and contributes to a better engagement of the mapped communities amongst themselves, but also with the global IGF.

Below table shows the current record of the existing regional and sub-regional IGFs.

AfIGF hosted its first regional, annual IGF meeting in 2012. The main objective of this regional IGF is to provide a platform for an inclusive multilateral, multistakeholder and multilingual discussion on issues pertinent to the Internet in Africa in general and Internet Governance issues in particular.

Name of Coordinator
Mary Uduma
Primary Email address

APrIGF was convened in 2010 year. The core objective is to raise awareness and encourage participation from relevant stakeholders around the region on Internet governance issues, as well as to foster multi-lateral, multi-stakeholder discussion about issues pertinent to the Internet in Asia.

Annual meeting Information
27-30 September 2021, hybrid meeting hosted in Kathmandu, Nepal
Name of Coordinator
Jennifer Chung
Primary Email address

Arab IGF was established in 2012. It aimes to create a multistakeholder platform to discuss all public policies issues related to Internet governance, especially the issues raised in the "Internet Governance Forum" with the aim of achieving the international governance and management of the Internet and promoting the Internet access, security, stability and development.

Annual meeting Information
Name of Coordinator
Christine Arida

CIGF was organized in 2006 year. The overall objective of this regional IGF is to establish a unique forum space and to engage stakeholders in the development of appropriate policies and structures for Internet governance (IG) in the Caribbean region.

Name of Coordinator
Nigel Cassimire
Primary Email address