MAPPING project at IGF

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João Pessoa, Brazil, November 9 - 13, 2015.


Cybersecurity and trust; the Internet economy; inclusiveness and diversity; openness; enhancing multi-stakeholder cooperation; the Internet and human rights; critical Internet resources; emerging issues – these eight sub-themes will frame the discussions in Joao Pessoa, Brazil, where the  Internet Governance Forum  2015 is taking place from November 10 –13 2015. The overarching theme of the 10th annual meeting of the IGF remains the “Evolution of Internet Governance: Empowering Sustainable Development”.

The MAPPING project* is not only widely promoted at the IGF 2015 through the information materials distributed at the stand of the Diplo Foundation, one of the MAPPING partners, but also by the contribution of the MAPPING consortium to the content at several sessions of this forum.

For example, the MAPPING project is organising workshop no. 190, Evolving Cyber Assurance for the Internet, Building on EU MAPPING's progress and its international community, this senior expert panel will outline the current situation and describe how collaborative risk management, cyber controls frameworks and federated identity management are combining to support cyber assurance. The panel will look at major drivers, relevant international standards and requirements for better cyber assurance, including key functions for new Internet Governance.

Cybersecurity, human rights and Internet business triangle is the title of workshop no. 172, This session will consider these three themes as jointly linked, with the individual Internet users forming a central link between each aspect. The discussion, based on examples from the Geneva Internet Platform experiences and the MAPPING project, should provide a valuable contribution to the dialogue of the international multi-stakeholder community.

The MAPPING Policy Observatory will be presented at workshop no. 169, Building Internet Observatories: approaches and challenges. This roundtable aims to bring together representatives of the Internet observatories from different parts of the world in order to foster cooperation among different projects to leverage capacity-building and education as well as policy-making vis-à-vis Internet Governance. 

Furthermore, the MAPPING project will also benefit from the “dual role” of its managing person, Prof. Joseph Cannataci, who will also participate at the IGF in his new position as the UN Special Rapporteur on Privacy.