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Biography: 

Constance is currently Senior Director of Global Internet Policy at The Internet Society. Strategic thinker, coupled with experienced and practical hands-on approach, she is responsible for the department's budget and strategic planning while liaising with ISOC's Regional Bureaus. She also leads the organization's engagement with the UN (SDGs, WSIS, etc.) with a strong focus on issues at the intersection of media development and Human Rights.

Constance has extensive experience in developing partnerships and building alliances across stakeholder communities including governments, academia, civil society and business. Well versed in consensus-based and multistakeholder approaches she served on a number of committees: appointed by the UN Secretary-General to the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) for the IGF (2015), the World Economic Forum (WEF) Cyber-Resilience Partnership (2013), chair of UNESCO's Mixt Programmatic Commission on ICT and e-Ethics (2009), founder of the Internet Technical Advisory Committee (ITAC) to the OECD (2008).

In 2010 and 2011 she was responsible for the strategic and operational development of The Internet Society's Next Generation Leaders program, a youth program designed to help prepare young professionals from around the world to become the next generation of Internet technology, policy, and business leaders.

Constance is a member of the Women's Forum network and was distinguished in 2014 by the French newspaper Les Echos, member of "La Relève, French Touch".

Latest Posts

  • At the WSIS Forum 2016 this week, participants had a clear mission: Supporting the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the WSIS Action Lines. With 1,800 participants from 140 countries, including 85 ministers and 250...
    Date published 06 May 2016
  • This week, we concluded the UN's ten year review of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS+10), a multi-year process, designed to cover discussions about the evolution of the Information Society and the governance institutions and...
    Date published 18 December 2015
  • In just two weeks, UN member states and leaders from the Internet community will gather in NY to discuss the future of the Information Society, "post-2015" ( WSIS+10). The last round of negotiations was held last week, so far without any final...
    Date published 01 December 2015
  • This year marks a milestone in the evolution of the Internet and its governance. The growth of Internet access and its impact on society demonstrate the success and ongoing viability of a collaborative, people-centered, and inclusive information...
    Date published 05 November 2015
  • NOTE: On 19 October 2015, Constance Bommelaer delivered the following statement on behalf of the Internet Society before the UN General Assembly as part of the WSIS+10 Second Informal Interactive Consultations. -------   In listening to today's...
    Date published 21 October 2015

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