Veni Markovski, member of The Multistakeholder Advisory Board with The UN and The Internet Governance Forum makes an overview of the IGF’s perspectives and the immediate priority task MAG members have in focus for 2019.
Questions related to the technical expertise and The Internet Governance Forum receive best answers by Veni Markovski who is the founder and CEO of The Bulgarian Chapter of The Internet Society since 1995.
MAG members have on their list the preparation of IGF 2019, taking place on the 25th November 2019 at the Estrel Congress Centre in Berlin. The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) was set up as an open discussion platform of the United Nations for key legal, political, social and technical issues relating to the internet.
In an interview for IGF 2019, Mr. Vin Cerf is talking about the need to cooperate for better governance principles and mechanisms of international scope.
Veni Markovski is expecting a successful event and a lot of participants. The bigger work to do, he says is to make sure the IGF will continue to reach out to newcomers and make the case why countries that have not yet joined, should be part of IGF. Young people are desperately needed in the IGF, points out Mr. Markovski. They can talk to the fathers of the Internet, discover their niche of interest, subscribe to the corresponding mailing lists and show up at IGF events and conferences on the leading topics of
- Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Big Data
- Gender and Access
- Local Content
Looks like an exciting 2019 for the MAG group and all involved!
Quote from IGF 2019: “What is… internet governance? (Introduction)
What rules apply to the internet? Who governs it? Internet governance is no longer just for technical experts, as it deals with political questions about the future of the internet – matters that affect everyone.”