Lebanon IGF

Details of the organization
OGERO Telecom
  • The organization has a strategy for coordinating WSIS Implementation at the national level: No
  • The organization has a national e-strategy: Yes

Information about the project
Lebanon IGF
Lebanon IGF platform would foster national multistakeholder dialogue and collaboration with the global Internet community on public policy for the Internet. Outputs from the Lebanese IGF (LIGF) will be presented to the Internet Governance Forum. LIGF is a national Internet Governance Forum initiative devoted to open, inclusive and transparent dialogue on internet governance issues among all stake-holders in Lebanon. LIGF emanated from the need to gather relevant stakeholders from the country in one place to discuss the current state , necessities and emerging internet related issues in Lebanon. LIGF intends to learn from best practices of the global IGF. Lebanon IGF will encourage all actors to actively participate in the process. LIGF for its first forum, chose the theme "LIGF, a step towards achieving SDGs". When selecting panels for the program agenda, the Lebanon Multistakeholder Group (LMAG) will adopt a participatory approach that includes multi-stakeholders participation from civil society, academia, private and public sectors. The MAG will also ensure gender and generation balance. Objectives: - Engage the community in discussing Internet Governance issues - Facilitate a multistakeholder dialogue between different bodies dealing with the internet to share expertise, best practices and to identify common grounds - Highlight the importance of the role of the internet in developing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
National implementation: Lebanon
Ongoing from 08/12/2017 to 30/06/2018
OMSAR, ISOC, Ministry of Telecoms, Ministry of Health, UNESCO, AUB, CISCO, MICROSOFT

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
  • Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all
  • Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
  • Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
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