December 2, 2022

Internet Governance Forum 2022 Workshop: Move Fast and Fix Policy! Advocacy in an era of rapid change

6:30 UTC – 07:30 UTC
UN Conference Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

International Governance Forum

The 17th annual IGF meeting will be hosted by the Government of Ethiopia in Addis Ababa from 28 November to 2 December 2022 on Resilient Internet for a Shared Sustainable and Common Future and on five constituent themes aligned with the Secretary-General’s envisioned Global Digital Compact.

WS #411 Move Fast and Fix Policy! Advocacy in an era of rapid change

This session will address the question of what processes and mechanisms need to be created so that diverse stakeholder groups can efficiently provide input on the growing array of digital policy being proposed. It will also explore the different modalities that might be employed to make sure that different stakeholders are able to provide meaningful input that can strengthen responses to complex policy issues. A specific policy angle this session will address is how to make sure that stakeholder groups that are typically under-represented in digital policy discussions such as news media, small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and human rights advocates are able to engage meaningfully. Participation in policy dialogue can be challenging for these groups as they are often under-resourced for this particular type of engagement. However, their input is vital to make sure digital policy is both effective and is beneficial to broader social progress.



This session is designed so that attendants both online and in-person can participate equally. There will be an on-site moderator and a couple on-site speakers, as well as speakers and moderators participating virtually.


UNECA Conference Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

About the McCourt Institute

Launched in early 2022 with founding partners Sciences Po in Paris and Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., the McCourt Institute aims to ensure that digital governance is prioritized in the development of new technology and embedded in the next generation of the web. It supports the goals of Project Liberty, a visionary initiative launched by civic entrepreneur, business leader, and philanthropist Frank McCourt in 2021 to transform how the internet works, create a more equitable digital economy, and develop a new civic architecture for the digital world.

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