Outcome of G7 Ise-Shima Summit and Ministerial Meetings

06 December 2016 - A Open Forum on Guadalajara,Mexico


Session Title: Outcome of G7 Ise-Shima Summit and Ministerial Meetings

In April and May 2016, Japan, as the G7 Presidency, organized the Ise-Shima Summit, ICT Ministers’ Meeting and Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. These meetings dealt with Internet governance, and produced outcome documents.

G7 leaders, with those documents, committed to “promote a multi-stakeholder approach to Internet governance which includes full and active participation by governments, the private sector, civil society, the technical community, and international organizations” and “collaborate to maximize the potential of the digitally connected world, and to address global challenges, bridge digital divides, realize inclusive development, and to achieve progress on the 2030 Agenda”. These commitments are consistent with the main theme of the IGF2016.

In this program, Japan and other G7 governments will report the G7 outcomes to the global multi-stakeholders beyond the G7, and they will discuss the role of multi-stakeholders for achieving the goals listed on the outcomes together.


  • Mr. Shigeki SUZUKI: Vice-Minister for Policy Coordination, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Japan.
  • Mr. Stefan Schnorr: Director-General for Digital and Innovation Policy, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Germany.                                                                       
  • Ms. Megan Richards: Principal Advisor to Director-General of DG CONNECT at the European Commission                                                                                                               
  • Ms. Kathryn Brown: President and CEO, the Internet Society     
  • Dr. Makoto YOKOZAWA: Vice Chair, Japan Committee on Internet Economy Industry Forum, Sub-Committee on Information and Telecommunication Policy, Japanese Business Federation,Keidanren,JAPAN                            


Mr. Masaaki SAKAMAKI: Executive, Docomo CS Co.Ltd, JAPAN



1. Opening (12:30-12:45)    

(1)Opening Remarks and Brief Introductions of all panelists by the moderator

(2)Keynote speech of Mr. Shigeki SUZUKI "The Outcomes and Further Work of G7 ICT Ministers' Meeting in Takamatsu, Kagawa"


2. Panel Discussion (12:45-13:20)

(1) 1st round: Viewpoint of the Government

(2) 2nd round: Importance of Multi-stakeholder approach


3. Wrap-up and Closing (13:20-13:30) 

 A comment of each participant