The 17th IGF in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 28 November to 2 December 2022

Remote Hubs

We will be hosting online participation, and specifically the hubs structure. You can follow the discussions from our IGF HUB in Mombasa, Kenya from Nov 28 – Dec 02, 2022!

DISCLAIMER: Remote Hubs are the responsibility of the local organizers and should be held in accordance to the local rules, regulations and advice of the local health authorities with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hubs are local meetings that take place in parallel with the IGF. People can watch the webcast of IGF sessions together and send interventions (via text, audio or video) that can be answered by panelists in IGF. In addition, hub organizers can hold debates to discuss the themes introduced at the IGF from their local perspective. Training sessions for Remote Hubs will be made available.

There are several advantages in creating a hub:

  • It helps to raise awareness about Internet Governance issues.
  • It fosters networking among participants and community building.
  • It encourages follow-up activities.

How to organize a hub?  The requirements are very simple:

  • A physical or virtual place provided that local restrictions according to current health situation due to COVID-19 pandemic are followed.
  • A computer with a broadband Internet connection and a projector equipment, to enable the hub participants to watch the video.
  • A hub moderator, who will plan the dynamics of the local discussions as well as transmit the hub participants’ questions or comments to the IGF through the remote participation channels.
  • A general call in lists, forums etc, to invite the interested local community.