Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2022

The 17th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) took place from 28 November—2 December 2022, in a hybrid format, accommodating participants on-site in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and online.

We’re longtime supporters of the IGF. We believe that the opportunities we can create from converging around common themes and bringing diverse stakeholders together, either in person or virtually, can help us combat the threats the Internet faces today.

We were at IGF:

  • To provide the knowledge and skills needed to a new generation of Internet leaders to defend the Internet and empower them to take action.
  • To advocate for an open, globally connected, trustworthy Internet for everyone by highlighting the current risks of the Internet becoming a splinternet.
  • To defend the Internet against shutdowns by presenting the work of Internet Society Pulse on Internet Resiliency in Africa.
  • To present our position on Low Earth Orbit Satellites (LEOs).
  • To spotlight the important work that so many people around the globe, as part of the Internet Society community, are doing in all of these important fields. 
  • To show support to the IGF and its multistakeholder model in the context of the new Leadership Panel
Our IGF Youth Ambassador Program

We also selected 30 young, passionate people to participate in our IGF Youth Ambassador Program, equipping the next generation of Internet leaders to collaborate and innovate for a better world. Meet our fellows.

About IGF 2022

The theme for this year’s IGF was “A resilient Internet for a shared, sustainable, and common future.” The program was centered around the following sub-themes, drawn from the Global Digital Compact in the UN Secretary General’s Our Common Agenda report:

  • Connecting All People and Safeguarding Human Rights 
  • Avoiding Internet Fragmentation 
  • Governing Data and Protecting Privacy 
  • Enabling Safety, Security, and Accountability
  • Addressing Advanced Technologies, including Artificial Intelligence
Date and Time

Monday 28 November 2022 –

Friday 02 December 2022


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Online