The digital economy, digital governance, emerging technologies, and internet accessibility are some of the issues that are on the cards for discussions at the event. The government on Monday announced the launch of the India Internet Governance Forum (IIGF) and said that it will be held in October this year. The theme for the event, according to a press release, will be 'Inclusive Internet for Digital India' and members of the coordination committee for the event have also been revealed. Why it matters? The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a United Nations platform on which stakeholders discuss internet policies from across the world. This will be India's first national chapter of the IGF. Who will be a part of the organisation committee? The committee will be headed by NIXI CEO Anil Kumar Jain as chairperson. Along with vice-chairpersons: T.V. Ramachandran, president of Broadband India Forum Jaijit Bhattacharya, founder of the Centre for Digital Economic Policy Research (CDEPR) Rajat Moona, former director-general of Centre for Development of Advanced Computing The following 12 members from government ministries, civil society, and industry associations are also involved: Amrita Choudhury, Director of Cyber Café Association of India Ajay Data, Founder of iSpirit T Santhosh, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology Seema Khanna, Deputy Director General at NIXI Anupam Agarwal, Chairman of India Internet Foundation Satish Babu, founding director of International Centre for Free and Open Source Software Bhanupreet Singh Saini, Public policy head at Internet and Mobile Association of India Deepak Mishra, CEO at ICRIER…
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