Lebanese Internet Governance Forum 2021: Digital Transformation for Resilience

To all stakeholders from the Government, Business Sector, Civil Society, Technical Community, Academia, International and Regional Organizations, decision makers and experts in the area of Internet Governance in Lebanon

The Lebanese Multistakeholder Advisory Group (LMAG) is pleased to invite you to participate in the virtual annual meeting of the Lebanese Internet Governance Forum (LIGF) under the theme:

“Digital Transformation for Resilience”
on 23-24 November 2021.

We look forward to your participation for a fruitful forum.

Online Registration at www.igflebanon.org/visitors/

Links will be shared 2 days prior to the sessions

Agenda of  LIGF 2021


Session 1- Free flow of information in times of nationwide crises
Organizer: MAHARAT- SMEX
Date: Nov. 23 Time: 10:00 a.m.
Mr. Ali Rammal, Academic/Media Studies
Ms. Layal sakr, Legal Counsel
Mr. Ali Berro, Advisor to the Ministry-OMSAR
Mr. Hassan Chaaban, Media Management Expert
Ms. Halima Tabiaa, journalist

Workshop 1: Access to Public Information & Big Data in Lebanon
Organizer: Gherbal Initiative
Date: November 23 at 12:30 


Session 2- Driving Digital Access and Inclusion in Lebanon
Organizers: OGERO- ESCWA
Date:  Nov. 24 Time: 10:00 a.m.
Mr. Imad Kreidieh, Chairman of the Board-Director General – OGERO
Mr. Nabil Bu Khaled, Administrator – Lebanese Domain Name Registry
Ms. Sumaya Al Majthoub, Social Affairs officer – ESCWA
Ms. Asma Zein, Advisor to the Board- LLWB, Co-chair – 3RF project
Mr. Antoine Aoun, Chief of National Exploitation services – MoT
Mr. Philippe Abou Zeid, Journalist

Workshop 2: Building Digital Capacity following Covid pandemic
Organizers: OGERO
Date: November 24 at 12:30 

Session 3- The leap into virtual life: a challenge or an opportunity?
Organizers: DT Network, USJ, AUB, ISACA, ESCWA
Date: Nov. 24 Time: 14:00 p.m.
Mr. Mohamad Nawar Al Awa, Regional Advisor on Tech for development- UNESCWA
Mr. Kassem Danach Expert in Operational Research and AI- DTNL
Mr. Gabriel El deek, President ISOC Lebanon – ALMA Lebanese ICT Federation
Mr. Nasser Israoui, Director of the Technical Cooperation Unit, OMSAR
Mr. Rudy Shoushany, Digital transformation Strategist-LMAG/DTNL

Workshop 3: A Gendered Approach to Digital Economy: A Feminist Perspective ظ
Organizer: Fe-Male
Date: November 24 at 16:00.

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SMEX is a registered Lebanese NGO that works to advance self-regulating information societies in the Middle East and North Africa.