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Panelist / Speakers are welcome for the IGF Sri Lanka 2017
Registeration and Topics for Youth IGF Sri Lanka
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Slogan for the IGF Sri Lanka 2017
join or suggest for the MSG please fill following form.
Two Additional Topics for the IGF Sri Lanka 2017.
Main Theme suggession
IGF Sri Lanka 2017 - first Meeting Poll
Suggestions on a venue that is suitable for IGF Sri Lanka 2017. (Email)  
Open for Joining to Organizing Committee
Open call for themes & sub-themes


For more details

IGF Sri Lanka 2017 Process

Information of IGF Sri Lanka 2017

Date      16th May 2017 - 18th May 2017

Venue BMICH - Colombo

Inclusive of


  • Youth IGF

 Multistakeholder Audiance will hear the perspectives of youth in Sri Lanka.

  • Youth IG Guide

 An Information session for youth who participte Youth IGF Sri Lanka

  • Woman IGF

  Gender perspective discussion forum within IGF Sri Lanka

  • SIG Sri Lanka

School of Internet Governance of Sri Lanka

  • Accessibility Forum

Forum for differently abel community

  • Safer Internet Workshop and Forum

Pre-Session for the main topic with SIG Students and Youth IGF Fellows


Event Agenda (Parallel Sessions)


Day / Room

Committee Room E

Committee Room F

Committee Room C

16th May

8.30Am - 12. 30 Pm

Accessibility Forum

SIG Sri Lanka


1.30 Am - 4.30 Pm

Women IGF

SIG Sri Lanka


17th May

8.30 Am - 1.30 Pm

Safer Internet Forum

SIG Sri Lanka


2.30 Am- 5.00 Pm

Youth IGF Guide + Youth IGF

SIG Sri Lanka


18th May

8.00 Am - 9.30 Am


IGF Sri Lanka 2017 Main Event

Opening Session

9.30Am - 12.30Pm


Cyber Security & Safer Internet      

01.30 Pm- 03.00 Pm


SDG and Internet

03.15 Pm - 4.45 Pm


Digital Rights and Multistakeholderism in Sri Lanka  


The timing can be slightly change.

Components of the SIG

Day 1

Session 1 (8.30 Am - 12.30 PM)

  • Introduction to IG (history, Principles)
  • Multistakeholder Model
  • IGF (The Talkshow)
  • IG Eco System
Session 2 (1.30 PM - 5.30 PM)
  • Infrastructure and Standards (TCP/IP,DNS - (Apnic),ISP,)
  • Legal background (Jurisdiction, IP , Trademark, Patent, Cybercrime act, Privacy,...

Day 2

Session 1 (8.30 Am - 12.30 PM)

  • E Commerce (Ebanking. E-money, Virtual Currencies, tax, digital signatures ...)
  • Development (Technology, Connectivity, Accessibility, Digital Divide,
  • Political Perspective
Session 2(1.30 PM - 5.30 PM)
  • Social (Human rights, Content, Safer Internet, Language, ...
  • Youth IG Issues (Youth IGF Sri Lanka ) Practical Session (2.30 Hrs)

Day 3

(8.30 Am - 6.30 PM)

  • IGF Sri Lanka 2017
  • SIG Certificate awarding ceremony




What is IG?

Just a one Definition

"Internet Governance" is a broad term used in many different contexts, applying to activities as diverse as coordination of technical standards, operation of critical infrastructure, development, regulation, and legislation, among others. Internet governance is not restricted to the activities of governments. Many different types of stakeholders have a role in defining and carrying out Internet governance activities and the Internet Society has always been an active leader in such discussions.


In 2003, global attention turned to the notion of Internet governance with the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) held in Geneva in 2003 and Tunis in 2005. The Internet Society has been fully engaged in the Internet Governance debate since the very beginning, as a firm advocate of the open Internet model, based on bottom-up and collaborative policy and standards development processes, involving all stakeholders.

Future of IG

The internet has been a principal contributor to evolution and growth in the global economy over the past decades. It continues to have the potential to propel societies, help business leaders develop innovative business models, and help governments address legitimate policy concerns related to a networked future as long as the essential integrity of the digital ecosystem remains intact.

IGF Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan Internet Governance Forum (Sri Lankan IGF) attempted to bring people together from various stakeholder groups as equals, in discussions on public policy issues relating to the Internet.

Call for nominations for Mutistakeholder Steering Group.

Nominate via this form

IGF Sri Lanka 2017

With warm wishes for a happy and happening 2017 IGF Sri Lanka started moving again. To make the IGF Sri Lanka 2017 a success we humbly request your assistance.
This year schedule is as follows.
Program Timeline:

Date ActivityAction
Jan 2 Open for Joining to Organizing Committee
Jan 2 - Jan 15Open call for themes & sub-themes
Jan 16 - Jan 31Accepting Presentations, Workshops, Proposals, and Booths
Feb 1 - Feb 28Finalizing Logistics
Feb 15Evaluation - Finalized program release
Feb 18Registration for the IGF Sri Lanka 2017 (Fellowships)

Please be kind enough to share these information openly to any interested parties. You can post your nominations, suggestions via the given links. You ca suggests any member to the IGF Sri Lanka 2017 group as well as unsubscribe if required.

Some interesting Facts( Representation % )




Civil Society





Policy issues discussed in Sri Lankan IGF 2016

  • Next Billionth User and Sri Lankan Contribution
  • Safer Internet
  • Freedom of Expression and Responsibility.

IGF Sri lanka 2016 Agenda

Few memories from 2016