Let‘s collaborate on Solutions for the Next Generation Internet Governance

Based on the ideas put forward in the book "Towards a Global Framework for CyberPeace and Digital Cooperation: An Agenda for the 2020s" (download full draft) stakeholders from across the globe and from civil society, private sector and public sector are deliberating and bootstrapping on an equal footing how to create #NextGenIG.

The IGF 2019 in Berlin is an ideal starting point for discussions on #NextGenIG with a view towards the 75th Anniversary of the UN (UNGA in 2020) and WSIS+20 possibly becoming a major Internet Governance event in 2025.

Overview & How to Join

We are inviting you to join us at the book launch event on Day 0 of the IGF, Monday 25 November, 9-9.45, Raum II, Estrel Berlin. to deliberate with authors of the book about future-proofing norms, developing tailored and smart policies, the institutional framework and evolution of the IGF in light of a growth in topics (e.g. Internet of Things) and game-changers like AI. The answers need to be as convincing as the challenges are great: realizing a rights-based, sustainable next-generation internet governance regime through adaptive and tailored governance approaches. Let us start working on them together.

It’s time to establish a multi-pronged approach for a #NextGenIG in the 2020s to harness the Internet’s energy. Our approach is to explore and define desirable properties and elements of good internet Governance for example around: responsible stewardship, accountability, inclusiveness and norm-generation, allowing outside solutions but importing them into the process and thus keeping a firm hand on the fragmentation of Internet policy-making.

If you are interested to participate and contribute to #NextGenIG you can: join the conversation around the hashtag #NextGenIG and we are also planning to organize workshops as well as off- and on-line events to evolve the movement both in terms of substantive proposals and implementation.

Contributions in the Book

download full draft of "Towards a Global Framework for CyberPeace and Digital Cooperation: An Agenda for the 2020s"

List of Authors and Titles

  1. WELCOME MESSAGE The 14th UN IGF in Berlin 2019, Thomas Jarzombek
  2. Internet governance must lead to policies that improve lives, António Guterres
  3. An Agenda for the Next Decade, Vint Cerf
  4. Introduction and Acknowledgements, Wolfgang Kleinwächter, Matthias C. Kettemann &Max Senges
  5. Prolog , Melinda Gates & Jack Ma, Co-Chairs of the UN High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation
  6. From digital independence to digital interdependence, Jovan Kurbalja
  7. Implementing Sustainable Digital Cooperation: Towards a #NextGenerationInternetGovernance for the 2020s, Matthias C. Kettemann, Wolfgang Kleinwächter & Max Senges
  8. Strengthening Digital Cooperation: The Future is Now, Houlin Zaho
  9. Once upon a time .... in cyberspace, Uri Rosenthal
  10. From IGF to IGF+, Marina Kaljurand
  11. Evaluating digital governance strategies, Virgilio Almeida
  12. A vision, values, principles and mechanisms for cooperation and governance fit for purpose for the digital age, Thomas Schneider
  13. Digital Governance, Peter Major
  14. ICANNs multistakeholder-model and the Internet Governance Ecosystem, Manal Ismail
  15. Global Digital Cooperation: Conditions for Success, Fiona Alexander
  16. Germany’s host role opportunities, Jimmy Schulz
  17. One World, one Net, one Vision, Pilar del Castillo
  18. Internet governance needs tough love, Marietje Schaake
  19. A Voice from Kazakhstan, Byrganym Aitimova
  20. Fostering trust in the digital economy, Roland Busch
  21. Towards a Global Framework for Cyber Peace and Digital Cooperation: An Agenda for the 2020s - African perspective, Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola and Natasha Aduloju-Ajijola
  22. Why we need a New Digital Deal, Christoph Steck
  23. SMEs and Internet Governance, Michael Rotert
  24. Internet Governance: multistakeholderism, trust and effectiveness, Michael Yakushev
  25. Towards a holistic approach to Internet Governance , Anriette Esterhuysen
  26. Essential but Vulnerable: the Centrality of Civil Society in the Future of Internet Governance, Brett Solomon
  27. Towards a Governance Protocol for the Social Hypergraph, Bertrand de la Chapelle
  28. The Future of Work, AI and the German Trade Union Approach, Anette Mühlberg
  29. The Future of the IGF, Carlos A. Afonso
  30. Three Eras of Digital Governance, Jonathan Zittrain
  31. Considerations on the High-Level Panel’s “Internet Governance Plus” Model, William Drake
  32. Multistakeholder Cybersecurity and Norm Implementation, Alexander Klimburg
  33. Cyber Governance and the Moral Limit of the Market, Robin Mansell
  34. Conservative “gatekeepers” and innovative multilateralism, Ilona Stadnik
  35. A human-centric approach to Internet Governance, Eileen Donahoe
  36. Latin American perspective on Internet Governance, Olga Cavalli
  37. Digital Interdependence as the Lever of Cyber Peace, Peixi Xu
  38. On Creating Internet Governance Organizations: A Comment on the ICANN Experience, Steve Crocker
  39. A Question of Will or Resources? Lynn St. Amour
  40. The High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation - Yet another UN panel and report? Jörg Schweiger
  41. New Deal, New Peal, Leonid Todorov
  42. Intersection of Privacy with Security and Stability: Balancing Competing Interests, Ram Mohan & Philipp Grabensee
  43. Internet Governance from a technical perspective, Hans-Peter Dittler
  44. Taking Responsibility for a Trusted Cyberspace, Wolfgang Ischinger
  45. Bridging Stakeholder Gaps in the Governance of Cyberspace, Chris Painter
  46. India, cyber-peace and digital cooperation, Latha Reddy
  47. The next decade of Digital Governance: Practice will make it perfect, Amandeep Gill
  48. Maintaining Strategic Stability in Cyberspace becomes the priority of cyberspace governance, Chuanying Lu
  49. OECD: Embracing Multistakeholderism at a Multilateral Organization, Andrew Wyckoff
  50. Distributed Co-Governance Architecture: Construction in Progress, Richard Samans
  51. Amazon and Internet Governance - The Future of Internet Governance Is Now, Brian Huseman
  52. African Perspective on Global Internet Policy Making, Daniel Nanghaka
  53. How UNESCO’s ROAM can reinvigorate Internet governance, Guy Berger
  54. Because I am involved! Nnenna Nwakanma
  55. NETmundial’s experiments should be recovered, Raúl Echeberría
  56. Does the Internet run a risk of becoming a victim of its own success? Yrjö Länsipuro
  57. From the WSIS Tunis Agenda (2005) to the UN High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation (2019), Wolfgang Kleinwächter


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