Posted on November 25, 2019

The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) is participating in the 14th Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF 2019), organized by the Government of Germany in cooperation with the United Nations at Estrel Congress Center, Berlin from November 25 - November 29, 2019, under the overarching theme “One World. One Net. One Vision”.

The IGF is a multi-stakeholder discussion platform of the United Nations, which is attended onsite or remotely by multi-stakeholder from governments, civil society, business, academia, international organizations and the technical community. The participants deal with all aspects related to the question of how the Internet as we know it can be maintained and improved.

The Forum addresses current legal, political, social and technical aspects of the Internet. The issues up for discussion include technical standards, human rights matters, the impact of digital technologies on everyday life and working life, and opportunities arising for economic and social development. The IGF has an advisory function and provides an opportunity for all participants to influence the discussions in the relevant decision-making bodies at national and international level. The forum focuses this year on three major themes; data governance, digital inclusion and security, safety, stability & resilience.

“The Internet Governance Forum brings various stakeholders groups together to discuss and share good practice to key element of Internet governance in order to foster sustainability, robustness, security, stability and development of Internet. Being on such important multi diverse stakeholder’s forum and exchanging knowledge with experts further add value on crafting and developing the best practice towards promoting the development of online society that add value to Qatar journey towards its national vision 2030 where digital knowledge fuel the economy” said Eng. Abdulla Jassmi (pictured), Technical Affairs Department Manager, CRA.

On the sidelines of the Forum, more than 50 different stakeholders will display their Internet governance-related work at IGF Village.