The Kenya Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) role is to assist in convening the Kenya IGF Meeting by preparing the programme, logistics and schedule and improve the IGF process through community consultations, outreach and stakeholder engagement. MAG members volunteer and serve in their personal capacity, and are expected to have established linkages with their respective stakeholder groups.
The key tasks include the following:
- Develop the detailed programme of the IGF meeting, including the identification of themes, taking into account inputs of all relevant stakeholders;
- Determine how best to plan, organise and facilitate the annual IGF meeting;
- Coordinate panels and provide support and guidance to panellists, moderators and speakers at the meeting;
- Promote the work of the IGF amongst all stakeholders and foster multistakeholder participation and collaboration;
- Attend MAG meetings – virtual or in-person as and when the situation warrants);
- Engage in outreach communication to the wider community and bring other networks related to Internet governance into the discussions and planning;
- Explore new fundraising opportunities for contributions to support the event;
- Identify emerging Internet governance issues and other areas in need of discussion, research or recommendation; and,
- Any other role as may be agreed upon by the MAG.
It’s important to note that the decisions in the MAG meetings are by consensus, and members will have equal say. The discussions and planning will continue to take place throughout the course of June and July through in-person and virtual meetings.
MAG membership is renewed on a yearly basis contingent on their engagement and contributions and thereafter is rotated to enhance diversity and bring in new viewpoints. Lastly, MAG members serve on a voluntary basis.