Diplo Internet Governance Community

Stay networked. Get informed. Broadcast your projects.

[Webinar] Evidence and measurement in IG: What sort of data and numbers are we talking about?

Although the Internet is an engineering artefact, we have very little data relevant for Internet Governance (IG). In cybersecurity, for example, we are still in doubt about the number of threats and the size of the losses incurred. The same applies in other IG fields. Without understanding the scope of the problem, it is difficult to discuss possible solutions. What can be done to bring more evidence in IG, using what concrete tools and techniques? How should an IG observatory, which would gather and prepare such evidence, function?

Join us for the October IG webinar, focusing on 'Evidence and measurement in IG' on Tuesday, 28th October, at 12:00 GMT (13:00 CET). To register, please fill in the registration form.

Topics for discussion

The event will provide an overview of what is the evidence-based approach to Internet governance and highlight lessons from the fields of cybersecurity, e-commerce, and development.

Policy-makers and, increasingly more engaged general public are looking for answers to the questions such as:

  • What is the contribution of the Internet to development and poverty reduction?
  • What was the financial cost of the largest cybersecurity incident in a company (or in a country)?
  • What are the most common causes of cybersecurity incidents (expressed as a % of all causes)?

This list can be extended considerably. The real issue is to identify ways to make the best use of metrics and available evidence to support policy development in digital policies and IG.

[New] Background document: An overview of the cybersecurity challenge.


  • Dr Jovan Kurbalija, Director of DiploFoundation, head of the Geneva Internet Platform
  • Ms Lichia Yiu, Director of the Centre for Socio-Economic Development, Geneva
  • Mr Michael Kende, Chief Economist of the Internet Society
  • Dr Eduardo Gelbstein, Former Director of the UN Computing Center (tbc


The theme 'Evidence and measurement in IG' is the third of the preparatory events for the Geneva Internet Conference, a process which is tackling relevant themes with the input of communities around the globe. The previous two preparatory events discussed how to overcome policy silos, and the avenues for addressing IG issues. The outcomes of the thematic discussions will feed into the Geneva Internet Conference.

This announcement was originally published at http://www.diplomacy.edu/calendar/webinar-measurement-and-evidence-ig

Views: 68


You need to be a member of Diplo Internet Governance Community to add comments!

Join Diplo Internet Governance Community



Follow us

Website and downloads

Visit Diplo's IG website, www.diplomacy.edu/ig for info on programmes, events, and resources.

The full text of the book An Introduction to Internet Governance (6th edition) is available here. The translated versions in Serbian/BCS, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, and Portuguese are also available for download.


Karlene Francis (Jamaica)
Ivar Hartmann
Elona Taka (Albania)
Fahd Batayneh (Jordan)
Edward Muthiga (Kenya)
Nnenna Nwakanma (Côte d'Ivoire)
Xu Jing (China)
Gao Mosweu (Botswana)
Jamil Goheer (Pakistan)
Virginia (Ginger) Paque (Venezuela)
Tim Davies (UK)
Charity Gamboa-Embley (Philippines)
Rafik Dammak (Tunisia)
Jean-Yves Gatete (Burundi)
Guilherme Almeida (Brazil)
Magaly Pazello (Brazil)
Sergio Alves Júnior (Brazil)
Adela Danciu (Romania)
Simona Popa (Romania)
Marina Sokolova (Belarus)
Andreana Stankova (Bulgaria)
Vedran Djordjevic (Canada)
Maria Morozova (Ukraine)
David Kavanagh (Ireland)
Nino Gobronidze (Georgia)
Sorina Teleanu (Romania)
Cosmin Neagu (Romania)
Maja Rakovic (Serbia)
Elma Demir (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Tatiana Chirev (Moldova)
Maja Lubarda (Slovenia)
Babatope Soremi (Nigeria)
Marilia Maciel (Brazil)
Raquel Gatto (Brazil)
Andrés Piazza (Argentina)
Nevena Ruzic (Serbia)
Deirdre Williams (St. Lucia)
Maureen Hilyard (Cook Islands)
Monica Abalo (Argentina)
Emmanuel Edet (Nigeria)
Mwende Njiraini (Kenya)
Marsha Guthrie (Jamaica)
Kassim M. AL-Hassani (Iraq)
Marília Maciel (Brazil)
Alfonso Avila (Mexico)
Pascal Bekono (Cameroon)

© 2021   Created by Community Owner.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service