National and Regional IGF initiatives (NRIs) are organic and independent formations that are discussing issues pertaining to Internet Governance from the perspective of their respective communities, while acting in accordance with the main principles of the global IGF.
As of 2021, there are more than 135 initiatives located in all five UN regions and spread around the world.
To support the recommendations of the NRIs, the IGF is hosting regular (bi)monthly virtual meetings where the NRI Coordinators share updates, and collaborate on the NRIs engagement to the annual IGF meeting, as well as continuously discussing further enhancements to support the NRIs engagement toward the IGF.
Internet Governance Forum. IGF Regional and National Initiatives (2021). Internet Governance Forum.