Jul 2017 30 – 01 Aug 2017

The IGF Academy was initiated by iRights in March 2016, in cooperation with APC and LIRNEasia, to support fellows from four African and four Asian countries in the creation and/or consolidation of multistakeholder, national Internet governance structures. At this training event for IGF Academy fellows from Asia, Dr. Anja Kovacs will be facilitating a morning of discussions and exercises around gender, speech, diversity and governance.

The IGF Academy aims to foster freedom of expression on the Internet and inclusive and transparent national Internet governance and policy processes.

It offers its fellows mentoring from internationally renowned experts in the Internet governance process and a platform for peer-learning and networking among experts locally, regionally and at a global level. Fellows also take part in regional workshops with peers from other countries, as well as in the global Internet Governance Forum (IGF). The IGF Academy thus contributes to a (cross)regional and UN global dialogue on freedom of expression and information preparing for the UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF).