Working Groups

Ad hoc sub-groups:
It may, from time to time, be useful to create specific groups for the exploration of specific issues, as for example:

Recent Working Group:
IGC Tech Team
(A Working Group for Website & Mailing List Revival):

  • Akinremi Peter Taiwo,
  • Avri Doria,
  • Farzaneh Badii,
  • Ian Peter,
  • Imran Ahmed Shah,
  • Jeremy Malcolm,
  • Salanieta T. Tamanikaiwaimaro,
  • Tapani Tarvainen

Team Collaboration: A mailing list is created for the coordination of IGC TechTeam i.e. TechTeam at

Previous Record of Working Groups:
Interest groups: in conjunction with or in preparation for IGF thematic sessions editing groups: to prepare draft statements or recommendations to be reviewed by the IGC as a whole

Coordination groups: to coordinate various issues or activities requiring such coordinated efforts.These groups would, for the most part, be spontaneously self formed in response to a perceived need and be disband as the need was satisfied. In general these would be informal and would make recommendations to the caucus as a whole.

The rationale for the sub-groups is to allow IGC members with particular interests and expertise to collaborate and add depth to the IGC’s interventions.

While the formation of sub-groups is possible, they should not become bureaucratic entities in or of themselves and should be disbanded when they have served their purpose or if they are resulting in inefficient or exclusionary practice.

A number of voluntary working groups exist in past under the Internet Governance Caucus, to discuss issues and report back to the main list. These groups did not have any formal authority under the IGC Charter.

Example of past working groups is as follows (These groups were constituted for different objectives at different times):

  • IGC Outreach Working Group
  • IGC Strategy Working Group
  • IGC Work-Plan Working Group
  • IGC Charter Review Working Group
  • IGC Working Group for CSTD Issues

These working groups have separate mailing lists for their coordination with-in their group.

In addition, working groups have been formed around the IGF workshops that the IGC has organized from time to time. These working groups disband shortly after the workshop is held, and so are not listed here.