The second annual Armenian Internet Governance Forum, ArmIGF 2016, was held on October 5, 2016 in Yerevan, Armenia. It was organized by the IGC with the support of the MTCIT of Armenia and the ISOC Armenia. The forum brought together around 150 participants of all stakeholder groups from 10 countries: Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Georgia, Iran, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, USA. 86% of all participants were from Armenia.
The Forum was aimed to be a capacity-building event, as well as a space for discussions on Internet governance emerging issues, challenges and define the way forward.
The theme of the ArmIGF 2016 was “Internet Governance for Sustainable and Inclusive development“. It was a one-day event with plenary and panel sessions program.
More information can be found at ArmIGF website.
The IGC Secretary Grigori Saghyan and Secretariat member Lianna Galstyan took part in the second meeting of the Georgian Internet Governance Forum (GeoIGF), held on 5 September, 2016 in Tbilisi. The Forum brought together around 180 Georgian and foreign participants, for a full day of discussions on Internet-related issues. Topics addressed included: the multistakeholder model of Internet governance, the gap in Internet access and broadband connectivity, copyright in the digital age, privacy and personal data protection, domain names, child safety online, and media and the Internet. The meeting was attended by representatives of public institutions, civil society organisations, academia, private companies, and the technical community.
The 9th European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) took place in Brussels on 9 – 10 June 2016 under the theme “Embracing the digital (r)evolution”. This edition was hosted by EURid (the .eu registry) in cooperation with the European Commission.
Approximately 600 representatives from governments, business, technical community, civil society and academia gathered in Brussels to address Internet governance and policy issues, including internet privacy, security and access.
The Armenian IGC Secretariat member Lianna Galstyan took part in the 10th annual meeting of Internet Governance Forum (IGF 2015) in João Pessoa, Brazil on November 10-13, 2015 and organized a workshop “IGF Initiatives MasterChef” with participation of National and Regional IGF Initiatives.
IGF is a multistakeholder platform that enables the discussion of public policy issues pertaining to the Internet. This year’s IGF focused on a range of sub-themes, including Cybersecurity and Trust; Internet Economy; Inclusiveness and Diversity; Openness; Enhancing Multistakeholder Cooperation; Internet and Human Rights; Critical Internet Resources and Emerging Issues.
For more information on the IGF and its mandate, click here.
IGF 2015 reports are consolidated on this page.
The first Armenian Internet Governance Forum, ArmIGF 2015, was held on September 7-8, 2015 in Yerevan, Armenia. It was organized by the IGC with the support of the MTC of Armenia and the ISOC Armenia. The forum brought together nearly 170 participants from 10 countries: Russia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Serbia, Belgium, Bahrain, Australia.
The main objectives of the forum were:
- to provide an open and transparent platform for all stakeholder groups
- to bring up and discuss the Internet governance related issues
- to give the floor to the wide community
- to deliver the messages to the policy makers
More information can be found at ArmIGF website.
The Armenian IGC Secretariat member Lianna Galstyan took part in the 6th Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF 2015) held on July 1-3, 2015 in Macao and presented a report on Armenian IG principles.
APrIGF is one of the key regional initiatives on Internet governance which provides an open platform for multi-stakeholders to discuss and identify issues and priorities, and ultimately advances the development of Internet governance in the Asia Pacific region as well as bring forward and contribute to the wider global Internet community.
Among the forum’s sponsors were APNIC, Google, ISOC and ICANN.
At SEEDIG and EuroDIG 2015, June 3-5, 2015, Sofia, Bulgaria, the Armenian IGC Secretary Grigori Saghyan presented a report on IGC and IGC Secretariat member Lianna Galstyan presented a report on Armenian IDN .հայ. The Institutional partners of the event were ICANN, ISOC, RIPE NCC, European Commission, the Council of Europe, Google, Microsoft, etc.
At the WSIS Forum, 25-29 May, 2015, Geneva, Switzerland, the IGC Secretary Grigori Saghyan remotely presented a report “Multi-stakeholder Internet Governance possible solutions” within the thematic workshop “Governance of the Service Quality in Internet – Regulation and Customers Role” on May 25, 2015.
Yury Grin, Deputy Director General, Intervale
Igor Milashevski, founder, RIIC
Markus Kummer, Member of the Board of Directors, ICANN
Alex Semenyaka, COO Qrator Labs
Grigori Saghyan, VP, Internet Society of Armenia and Secretary, Internet Governance Council of Armenia
Maxim Krayushin, Network Probe
The Armenian Internet Governance Council members Grigori Saghyan, Hayk Chobanyan and Samvel Martirosyan participated in the Workshop “Towards Harmonization of Digital Markets (HDM) in the Eastern Partnership” organized by the European Commission on 6-7 May, 2015 in Brussels, Belgium.
The Armenian IGC Secretariat member Lianna Galstyan took part in the 6th Russian Internet Governance Forum (RIGF-2015) held on April 7, 2015 in Moscow. The event was hosted by the Coordination Center for TLD RU/РФ and supported by the Technical Center of Internet, the Russian Ministry for Telecommunications and Mass Media, the Russian Association for Electronic Communications (RAEC) and Kaspersky Lab. The forum’s partners include ICANN, ISOC and APTLD. This year, the forum brought together nearly 500 participants from 27 countries and four continents of the world: Eurasia, Africa, North and South America.