Malawi IGF

About Malawi IGF

The Malawi Internet Governance Forum (MIGF) is a multistakeholder forum that has been held since 2014 to discuss issues of Internet governance that affect Malawi and the region as a whole. Malawi Internet Governance Forum was established in 2014. It adheres to the principles of the global Internet Governance Forum, along with all other national and regional IGFs, of being:

  • Open and transparent,
  • Inclusive,
  • Non-commercial,
  • Bottom up and
  • Multistakeholder.

Malawi IGF was established with a main objective of creating a unique discussion arena for the respectful community of Malawi, to discuss issues pertaining to the Internet governance. More specifically, the Malawi Internet Governance Forum (MIGF) aims to;

  • To increase awareness and build capacity on Internet Governance issues amongst stakeholders in Malawi.
  • To facilitate the participation of a broad range of Malawian stakeholders in regional and global Internet Governance and ensure that national concerns are taken into account.
  • To shape and inform national policy on development of the Internet and ICTs.
  • To contribute to strengthening the multi-stakeholder dialogue model for Internet Governance in the SADC region and Africa.
  • To provide a consultative and participatory platform for multi-stakeholder discussions and dialogue on Internet Governance issues.

Organizational structure

The first national IGF of Malawi IGF was organized by a multistakehoder Organizing Committee, with members coming from the following stakeholder groups:

  • Government
  • Private Sector
  • Civil Society
  • Technical Community

The work of the Organizing Committee was supported by the following stakeholders:

  • Malawi Internet Service Providers Association (MISPA)
  • Malawi ICT Association of Malawi (ICTAM)
  • Bankers Association of Malawi
  • Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA)
  • Consumers Association of Malawi (CAMA)
  • Council for Non-Governmental Organisations in Malawi (CONGOMA)
  • The Malawi chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA- Malawi)