The Friends of the IGF project (FoIGF) is a grassroots effort to increase public access to 10+ years of IGF discussions on Internet Governance and policy issues. The project’s core element is friendsoftheigf.org - a living archive of IGF discussions. This website features a searchable database of found transcripts, video, agendas, and reports from IGF events, stretching back to the first IGF event in Athens, in 2006. Friendsoftheigf.org enables users to search and browse IGF discussions by meeting, keyword, date, speaker, and other options.
The vision of FoIGF is to create a state-of-the-art archival database of IGF discussions from the global, regional, and national levels, which is built and sustained by the multistakeholder IGF community.
The mission of FoIGF is to preserve and make widely accessible the historical record of IGF discussions, thus enabling any Internet user to learn about and research the Internet Governance and policy issues that have been discussed at the IGF.
- Freedom of information and access to information; Awareness raising and knowledge sharing
- Cultural and linguistic diversity
- Permissionless innovation and collaboration
- Open, participative, and consensus-driven multistakeholder governance
FoIGF Scope of Work and Activities (IGF2016 - IGF2017)
The Scope of Work and Activities for FoIGF during the “IGF year” include:
Maintaining the current website;
Developing a portal for content uploading by National and Regional IGF Initiatives (NRIs);
With the IGF Secretariat, developing a process for the streamlined importation of IGF2016 videos and transcripts into the FoIGF database;
Developing and implementing a new and improved website for FoIGF, in time for IGF2017;
Conducting outreach and engagement activities to build an ecosystem of support for FoIGF, for example, financial and in-kind support, “marketing,” and creative partnerships.
The Multistakeholder Steering Committee
The purpose of the FoIGF Multistakeholder Steering Committee (MSC) is to lead and guide the work and activities of the FoIGF described above and to build community support for the project, including by establishing connections with other relevant initiatives in the Internet Governance space. The Terms of Reference for the MSC are available [here]. The MSC was formed by those interested in carrying FoIGF forward. For further information, please contact the FoIGF Secretariat.
The Clerical Role of CGI.br
The board of CGI.br agreed to take a leading role in coordinating the FoIGF effort by: providing in-house support for the maintenance of the current website and working with the MSC to develop a process for the streamlined importation of IGF2016 videos and transcripts into the FoIGF database; identify supporters and raise resources for the development and implementation of a new website for the Friends of the IGF; and conduct outreach and engagement activities to build an ecosystem of support for FoIGF.
For further information, please email assessoria [at] cgi . br.
FoIGF is a true multistakeholder effort with the aim of improving everyone's access to IGF discussions. We wish to thank our collaborators listed below, in addition to all individuals who dedicated their free time to the open development of this project.