The Government of India has announced the first-ever India Internet Governance Forum (IIGF). It is scheduled to take place between 20th-22nd October 2021. The theme of the forum is ‘Inclusive Internet for Digital India.’
Over 100,000 participants are expected to participate in this event. There will be over 25 workshops on topics relating to the digital economy, digital governance, trust, security, stability, sustainability, to name a few.
Details of the event
IIGF is the Indian chapter of the United Nations-based Internet Governance Forum. It is an Internet Governance policy discussion platform to bring representatives together from various groups, considering all at par to discuss public policy issues regarding the Internet. The basic objective of the forum is to generate discussions about policy formation. This will also become a starting point for the identification of bottlenecks and resolving them one by one.
The Chairman of the coordination committee, IIGF 2021 Anil Kumar Jain said, “India is the second-largest broadband subscription country in the world and also has the highest data consumption per user per month. Therefore, the aspirations of the Indians should be reflected in International policy formation and stakeholder discussion. India Internet Governance Forum is the correct initiative for the country to ensure that the growth of broadband adheres to the lifestyle and requirements of the Indian community.”