Welcome to VanIGF Website!
This year, 2019, the Vanuatu Internet Governance Forum (VanIGF) was established. It serves as a platform for discussions,
with the aim to bring all stakeholders together to the table as equals to exchange information and share good
policies and practices that are related to Internet and technologies.The platform will also facilitates common
understandings and knowledge exchange of how to effectively maximize Internet opportunities and address risks and
challenges as they arise. Stakeholders include representatives from government,
private sector, civil society, technical and academic communities. While the platform may not have decision-making
mandates, it serves to inform and inspire those who do.
IGF / ICT Announcements
Report Online Abuse
Posted on Oct 25, 2019
Online abuse is a growing concern for people throughout Vanuatu, especially
children who are most vulnerable. Vanuatu IGF supports a great internet
environment for internet users when they go online, as nowadays there are
many incidents relating to online abuse. People do not feel safe and some
never do just by listening to bad experiences from their peers.
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NetMission.Asia 2020 Recruitment
Posted on Sep 3, 2019
The NetMission Academy offers motivated individuals the chance to further their understanding of Internet Governance issues.
Graduates of the academy can become NetMission Ambassadors, working together with a team to build an initiative for the
development of the Internet and advance the governance discussions in Asia.
Part of this includes being an organiser of regional conference activities for youth.
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Registration for ICANN66 | Montréal
Posted on Jul 17, 2019
ICANN66 will be held from 2-7 November 2019. This six-day Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be focused on showcasing ICANN’s work to a broader global audience,
with more time dedicated to capacity building and leadership training sessions. The AGM is also where new members of the ICANN Board of Directors take their seats.
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Call for Travel Support to attend the 14th annual meeting of IGF
Posted on May 15, 2019
The mandate of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) calls for strengthening and enhancing of the stakeholder engagement from developing countries. It also calls for the Forum to contribute to building capacity for Internet governance in developing countries, drawing fully on local sources of knowledge and expertise.
During the 13th IGF, the United Nations Secretary-General has called for action to increase inclusiveness in the IGF processes. The Secretary-General underlined that the IGF must increase its efforts to draw upon the “weak and missing voices” into the IGFs work. It was also called for a broader multidisciplinary approach, to involve experts not traditionally involved in the IGF processes. The community also echoed for more inclusion and diversity in the IGF's participation spectrum.
For these reasons, the IGF 2019 Host Country, Government of Germany, will support eligible candidates from developing countries to participate at the 14th annual meeting of the IGF from 25 - 29 November in Berlin, Germany. It will also support the participation of the MAG members at the MAG meetings and the IGF annual meeting.
The Call for applications will be open from 9 April to 30 June 2019. For more information click the following link:
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