The Centre for Global Cooperation Research was again actively involved in the Internet Governance Forum, held this year in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia between 28 November and 2 December 2022. While last year’s IGF saw a presentation of the Centre’s edited volume, Power and Authority in Internet Governance: Return of the State? this year brought the presentation of a forthcoming edited volume, Global Digital Data Governance: Polycentric Perspectives. Both books appear in the Routledge Global Cooperation Series and result from the Centre’s work on the policy field of internet governance.
The presentation of Global Digital Data Governance took place on 29 November. In spite of the early hour, the room was full with 80 participants, plus a further audience online. The Centre’s Co-Director, Jan Aart Scholte, was onsite in Addis Ababa to open and close the discussion. Volume co-editors Carolina Aguerre and Malcolm Campbell-Verduyn added introductory remarks as remote participants. Four chapters from the book were also presented: by Wenlong Li; Dmitry Epstein and Rotem Medzini; Bruna Martins dos Santos; and Malcolm Campbell-Verduyn. Alison Gillwald, Executive Director of Research ICT Africa, most ably chaired the proceedings. Lively discussion continued informally well after the official event finished.
17th Iinternet Governance Forum (IGF)
Resilient Internet for a Shared Sustainable and Common Future
IGF 2022 Launch / Award Event #45 Digital Data: Polycentric Governance Perspectives
(Details of this session, as recorded above.)