Internet Governance Forum Support Association

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Stakeholder Group: Academia, Business, Civil Society, Government, Technical
Type: International Organization
Issue Areas: Cybersecurity, Internet of Things, Privacy, Access, Inclusiveness, Human Rights, Intellectual Property, E-commerce, Capacity Development, Intellectual Property



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Organization: Internet Governance Forum Support Association

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is one of the most successful outcomes of the United Nations World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) and brings together governments, civil society, the private sector and the technical community from around the globe to an informal setting, free from binding negotiations. The IGF functions through support from its participants and friends. In order to continue its growth and progression, it needs to have a robust and sustainable income stream.

The IGFSA is a channel for additional funding from individuals, companies and foundations to keep the IGF the go-to event for everyone who is interested in the Internet and its governance. The IGFSA was launched on September 1, 2014 at the ninth IGF meeting in Istanbul, Turkey.

Recently, the IGFSA began to support National and Regional Initiatives (NRI) of the IGF, in addition to the IGF itself.

As of mid 2018, the IGFSA had supported 78 National IGFs and 34 Regional IGFs since 2015.

As of mid 2018, the IGFSA has donated 260,000 USD to the IGF Trust Fund and 225,500 USD to the NRIs.

The IGFSA supports the IGF and NRIs through individual and corporate memberships and donations. To donate, become a member, or learn more, visit

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