What is IG?

Just a one Definition

"Internet Governance" is a broad term used in many different contexts, applying to activities as diverse as coordination of technical standards, operation of critical infrastructure, development, regulation, and legislation, among others. Internet governance is not restricted to the activities of governments. Many different types of stakeholders have a role in defining and carrying out Internet governance activities and the Internet Society has always been an active leader in such discussions.


In 2003, global attention turned to the notion of Internet governance with the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) held in Geneva in 2003 and Tunis in 2005. The Internet Society has been fully engaged in the Internet Governance debate since the very beginning, as a firm advocate of the open Internet model, based on bottom-up and collaborative policy and standards development processes, involving all stakeholders.

SIG Sri Lanka

The principal objective of SIG Sri Lankais to train professionals in the domain of Internet Governance, equipping them with the skills to enable them to participate effectively in global Internet Governance processes and institutions. SIG Sri Lankais planned as an annual school that would be held in different parts of India each year.

SIG Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan Internet Governance Forum (Sri Lankan IGF) attempted to bring people together from various stakeholder groups as equals, in discussions on public policy issues relating to the Internet. Thus in this year IGF Sri Lanka has introduced School of Internet Governance as a Pre-Event.

The value of the SIG Sri Lanka is LKR 14,000/= and Subsided for LKR 7,000/=. The Students who get selected can apply fellowships. Few organizations are ready to support the Fellowships scheme.

SIG Sri Lanka 2017 Important Events

  • Applying for Studentship - 25 April 2017
  • Selection of Students - 27 April 2017
  • Appliying for fellowships 30 April 2017
  • Fellowship finalizing 7 May 2017
  • Participation to the SIG 16 - 18 May 2017

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16th May 2017: Sri Lanka Internet Governance Forum

Time: May 16, 2017 8:00 AM India
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17th May 2017 : Sri Lanka Internet Governance Forum

Time: May 17, 2017 8:00 AM India
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SIG Sri Lanka 2017 Program Schedule

School of Internet Governance Content and Agenda

16th May 2017

8.30 Am: Registration

8.45 Am: Welcome

9.00 Am: Self Introduction and Grouping

9.15 Am: Internet history

Harsha Wijewardane

9.45 Am: Introduction to IG (history, Principles)

Prof Gihan Dias

10.30 Am: Tea Break

10.45 Am: IGF (The Talkshow) introducing Internet Governance Forum and UN involvement (UN Secretary)

Anja Gengo

11.15 Am: Multistakeholder Model

Maheeshwara Kirindigoda , Kelvin WongPm:

12.30 Pm: Lunch

12.15Pm: IG Eco System

Kelvin Wong

2.30 Pm: E Commerce (Ebanking. E-money, Virtual Currencies, tax, digital signatures .)

Fabian de alwis

3.30 Pm: Tea Break

3.45 Pm: Legal background (Jurisdiction, IP , Trademark, Patent, Cybercrime act, Privacy,...

4.30 Pm: Day 1 Feed Back

17th may 2017

9.00Am : Infrastructure and Standards (TCP/IP,DNS - (Apnic),ISP,)

Champika Wijethunga

Harsha Wijewardane

9.45Am: Development (Technology, Connectivity, Accessibility, Digital Divide,

Harsha Wijewardane

Sagarika Wickramasekera,

Champika Wijethunga

10.30Am: Tea Break

10.45Am: Political Perspective

Wasantha Deshapriya

Senarath Aththanayake

Maheeshwara Kirindigoda

11.30Am: Social (Human rights, Content, Safer Internet, Language, …

Harsha Wijewardane

Maheeshwara Kirindigoda

12.30Pm: Lunch

1.30Pm: IGF Core Values and how to organize IG Events for Betterment Discussion

Maheeshwara Kirindigoda

2.30Pm: Youth Internet Governance Forum

Kelvin Wong(Internet what we need, APRIGF , Next Gen)

Champika Wijethunga (safer INternet)

18th May 2017

8.30Am: IGF Sri Lanka 2017

4.30Pm: Award Ceromony

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