Policy Brief - Who Do You Think We Are? Recommendations to Improve our Knowledge of the Composition of Multistakeholder Participation at the IGF

Author(s): Nadia Tjahja, Jamal Shahin, Trisha Meyer
Publication Date: 2022
Publication Place: Bruges
Publisher: UNU Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies
Copyright Holder: UNU Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies

This Policy Brief draws on the public IGF participation lists from 2006 to 2019 in which we analysed how individual participants chose to identify their stakeholder categories. We subsequently analyse the data to address the following questions:

1. How have stakeholders identified themselves in comparison to their allocation in the internet governance stakeholder framework, and where do the discrepancies lie?

2. Have individuals maintained their roles during different editions of the IGF?

3. Have stakeholders moved between stakeholder groups?

Addressing these questions will give us the means to open up a space for critical reflection on the multistakeholder model at the IGF.