Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2023: Internet we want – empowering all people

InternetNZ CEO Vivien Maidaborn •

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This month I completed my orientation to the Internet governance space with the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Kyoto. The theme was ‘Internet we want – empowering all people.’ 9,000 people participated online and in-person at the massive event, hosted incredibly well by the Japanese Government — Imagine providing 6,000 bento boxes every day! 

A collage of images from KYOTO IGF, including one of a group of women at a table, a bento box and a Japanese castle

CAPTION Clockwise from top left — Shinto Shrine; a workshop group; the golden IGF banners which greeted us wherever we went; Fukuyama Castle; and an intricate and delicious bento box.

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