The Sixteenth Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be hosted by the Government of Poland under the overarching theme: ‘’Internet United’’. The programme is built around the six issue areas: Economic and Social Inclusion and Human Rights, Universal Access and Meaningful Connectivity, Emerging Regulation: Market Structure, Content, Data and Consumer Rights and Protection, Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change, Inclusive Internet Governance Ecosystems and Digital Cooperation and Trust, Security and Stability.
ANO "Center for Global IT-Cooperation", Director General
He has headed the Center of Competence for Global IT Cooperation since its foundation. The organization is a think tank that develops ideas for creating a positive image of Russia as a world leader in IT, as well as for summarizing global experience in IT for the needs of the Russian expert community.
Between 2014 and 2020, Vadim Glushchenko worked as an Counsellor on ICT and digital economy at Russia’s Permanent Mission to the EU in Brussels. Before that, he worked at the Rostelecom Department of International Cooperation heading its International Relations Division.
IGF MAG Member
Dr. Roman Chukov has graduated with bachelor and master’s degree (cum laude) fr om the School of International Relations, St. Petersburg State University. He holds a PhD degree in political science, has a number of scientific publications on G7, G20 and BRICS and awards by the state for working during the Russian presidencies in these formats, where he has been involved for more than twelve years on behalf of Russia.
He serves as Chair of the Board at the Centre for International Promotion Fund, adviser to the CEO of the Roscongress Foundation and a founding member of the Friends for Leadership network for the next generation leaders and entrepreneurs.
In 2018 he was elected and appointed by the UN Secretary General as a Russian representative in the Multistakeholder Advisory Group Member of the UN Internet Governance Forum (MAG IGF).
ANO "Dialog", General director
Graduated from the Department of International Relations of the Department of Modern History of Lomonosov Moscow State University and postgraduate studies at the Institute of the USA and Canada of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He headed major media projects at Interfax News Agency and Rambler &Co Holding, including the Internet portal Lenta.ru From 2017 to 2020, he worked as Deputy Head of the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation for Public Projects. He was engaged in Internet initiatives of the state and its interaction with citizens in the Internet space. Since 2020 - General Director of ANO "Dialog" and ANO "Dialog Regions".
ANO "Dialog", deputy Head of the Analytical service ANO"Dialog"
Timofey V is an expert on digital government communication and services, crisis management and fakes. For more than two years Timofey works for state non-profit Dialog, which focuses on empowering digital communication on various levels between Russian state and citizens.Throughout 2020 Dialog was a base for “Russian Information Center for fighting COVID-19”, providing analytics, public informational campaigns and counter action to fakes and misleading information.Timofey is also known among officials for his public and private lectures on crisis management and fakes.On November 13th Timofey spoke at the UN, covering Russian experience on informational campaigns during СOVID pandemic.
The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a global multistakeholder platform that facilitates discussions on public policy issues pertaining to Internet governance. The IGF was one of the most important outcomes of the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) that mandated the United Nations Secretary-General to formally convene the Forum.
Institutionally, the IGF is supported by the IGF Secretariat, administered by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), while the programme of the annual IGF meeting is developed by the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG).
Within IGF’s framework of intersessional work and annual meetings, stakeholders coming from all disciplines (e.g. governments, private sector, civil society and technical communities) and from all parts of the world are discussing public digital policy, networking and exchanging best practices for an open, safer and accessible Internet for all.