I&J convened

Published on
August 16, 2022

The Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network will host a Town Hall and an Open Forum at the UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF). The 17th annual IGF meeting will be hosted in a hybrid format, in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), from November 28 to December 2, 2022 under the theme “Resilient Internet for a shared sustainable and common future”.


The Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network Town Hall, taking place on December 1, 2022 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm UTC+3, will provide stakeholders with an update on the work in 2021/2022.

The session will present the Internet & Jurisdiction in the African Union Regional Status Report, which has been produced with the support of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). 

Marking the 10th-anniversary members of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network, Contact Groups will share updates on the work of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network Policy Programs (Data & Jurisdiction, Content & Jurisdiction, and Domains & Jurisdiction) developing concrete proposals to support legal interoperability in specific policy areas related to domains names system abuse, content moderation and access to electronic evidence. 

Finally, the I&JPN will share news of the new organization it has incubated, the Datasphere Initiative, which seeks to build agile frameworks to responsibly unlock the value of data for all. 

I&JPN will also co-organize an Open Forum on “Strengthening multistakeholder collaboration on DNS abuse” on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, from 9:30 am to 10:30 am GMT+3. The session, co-organized with the DNS Abuse Institute, Verisign, the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Egypt, Digital Medusa, and the UK National Crime Agency, will bring together practitioners to share their perspectives on DNS abuse and introduce initiatives that are working towards strengthening global multi-stakeholder collaboration and providing a framework on which responsible action by industry actors may be based.

The Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network has participated in the IGF since 2012 with special sessions and workshops.