Proposal

APrIGF 2024 Session Proposal Submission Form
Part 1 - Lead Organizer
Contact Person
Ms. Junko Kawauchi
Email
Organization / Affiliation (Please state "Individual" if appropriate) *
CFIEC
Designation
Director
Gender
Female
Economy of Residence
Japan
Primary Stakeholder Group
Private Sector
Part 2 - Session Proposal
Session Title
Multistakeholderism in the post-GDC era
Session Format
Panel Discussion (60 minutes)
Where do you plan to organize your session?
Onsite at the venue (with online moderator for questions and comments from remote participants)
Specific Issues for Discussion
Under the Tunis Agenda, the IGF has nurtured multistakeholderism for the past 20 years. Discussing various issues on the Internet in a forum attended by a wide range of stakeholders has been effective in understanding the issues and considering solutions.

After the GDC, the IGF will continue, as will multistakeholderism that it has fostered. However, according to the GDC ZERO draft, after the GDC, many of the topics that the IGF has dealt with will move to other initiatives and processes. As Doria (2023) suggests, multistakeholderism can be characterized by several maturity levels. Some will take the IGF-style multistakeholder approach, while others will remain in multistakeholder consultation (consultation only). There is also a wariness of the use of the new phrase multistakeholder cooperation (even weaker) to describe
multistakeholderism (Konstantinos Komaitis, 2023).

On the other hand, multistakeholderism that has been adopted in the IGF arena may not be equally valid for all issues of a different nature: the scope of issues raised by Internet governance is too broad, the stakeholders involved are too diverse, and national interests are too intricate." The scope of issues raised are too broad, the stakeholders involved are too diverse, and the national interests too conflicted" (Milton Mueller, 2023). Because such issues are Under the GDC, the meaning of multistakeholderism may change if issues that have been discussed under the common umbrella of Internet governance are divided.

We will consider how multistakeholderism will (or won't) change at such a turning point.
Describe the Relevance of Your Session to APrIGF
For 20 years, multistakeholder approach at IGFs has shown its unique advantages to discuss various global issues related to internet governance. Even if IGF continues to be held after WSIS+20 in 2025, multistakeholder process might not be the same as it is at the current IGF. As it would be important to discuss how multistakeholderism should be at the future internet governance discussions, we want to raise this issue for discussion at the APrIGF.
Methodology / Agenda (Please add rows by clicking "+" on the right)
Time frame (e.g. 5 minutes, 20 minutes, should add up to 60 minutes) Description
5 minutes Introduction by moderator
15 minutes (5 minues each x 3 speakers) Moderator raise the first question and each speaker comment to answer
15 minutes (5 minues each x 3 speakers) Moderator raise the second question and each speaker comment to answer
10 minutes Discussion by moderator and speakers
15 minutes Discussion with audience and wrapup by moderator
Moderators & Speakers Info (Please complete where possible)
  • Moderator (Primary)

    • Name: Keisuke Kamimura
    • Organization: CFIEC
    • Designation: Head of Internet Governance Research Group
    • Gender: Male
    • Economy / Country of Residence: Japan
    • Stakeholder Group: Academia
    • Expected Presence: In-person
    • Status of Confirmation: Confirmed
    • Link of Bio (URL only): N/A
  • Moderator (Facilitator)

    • Name: Junko Kawauchi
    • Organization: CFIEC
    • Designation: Director, Digital Society Research Institute
    • Gender: Female
    • Economy / Country of Residence: Japan
    • Stakeholder Group: Private Sector
    • Expected Presence: In-person
    • Status of Confirmation: Confirmed
    • Link of Bio (URL only): N/A
  • Speaker 1

    • Name: Amrita Choudhury
    • Organization: CCAOI, Internet Society India Delhi Chapter
    • Designation: Director
    • Gender: Female
    • Economy / Country of Residence: India
    • Stakeholder Group: Civil Society
    • Expected Presence: Online
    • Status of Confirmation: Confirmed
    • Link of Bio (URL only): N/A
  • Speaker 2

    • Name: Chris Buckridge
    • Organization: Buckridge Consultants
    • Designation: Principal
    • Gender: Male
    • Economy / Country of Residence: Australia
    • Stakeholder Group: Technical Community
    • Expected Presence: Online
    • Status of Confirmation: Confirmed
    • Link of Bio (URL only): N/A
  • Speaker 3

    • Name: Yoichi Iida
    • Organization: Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
    • Designation: Deputy Director General for G7 and G20 Relations
    • Gender: Male
    • Economy / Country of Residence: Japan
    • Stakeholder Group: Government
    • Expected Presence: Online
    • Status of Confirmation: Confirmed
    • Link of Bio (URL only): N/A
  • Speaker 4

    • Name: TBD
    • Organization: TBD
    • Designation: TBD
    • Gender: TBD
    • Economy / Country of Residence: US or Europe
    • Stakeholder Group: Select One
    • Expected Presence: Online
    • Status of Confirmation: Proposed
    • Link of Bio (URL only): N/A
  • Speaker 5

    • Name: N/A
    • Organization: N/A
    • Designation: N/A
    • Gender: N/A
    • Economy / Country of Residence: N/A
    • Stakeholder Group: Select One
    • Expected Presence: Select One
    • Status of Confirmation: Select One
    • Link of Bio (URL only): N/A
Please explain the rationale for choosing each of the above contributors to the session.
(Moderator Primary) Mr. Keisuke Kamimura has contributed IGF for many years both at the global and domestic level.
(Moderator Facilitator) Junko Kawauchi contributes as a IGF MAG member for 2022-2024.
(Speaker1) Ms. Amrita Choudhury contributed as a IGF MAG member for 2021-2023, and has wide range of expertise in internet governance issues.
(Speaker 2) Mr. Chris Buckridge has been active as IGF MAG member for 2022-2024, and also working hard as the chair of the Working Group on IGF Strategy.
(Speaker 3) Mr. Yoichi Iida, as a member of MIC of Japanese government, hosted IGF 2023 in Kyoto, which attracted the biggest number ever to join the event.
(Speaker 4) Another speaker from US/Europe is under consideration.
Please declare if you have any potential conflict of interest with the Program Committee 2024.
No
Are you or other session contributors planning to apply for the APrIGF Fellowship Program 2024?
No
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