Reviewing past Best Practice Forums (BPFs)
to enhance future BPF work:
a "BPF on BPFs"
The BPF on BPFs reviewed the IGF Best Practice Forums (BPFs) as a whole, in terms of their effectiveness as a tool for the IGF to structure intersessional work.
With the input from those directly involved in organising and leading BPFs between 2014 and 2019 (MAG facilitators, Co-facilitators, key contributors, IGF Secretariat/consultants), the BPF on BPFs was able to identity a number of challenges and not yet fully used opportunities of the IGF Best Practice Forums. This allowed to formulate concrete suggestions, best practices and recommendations for improvements, most of which are hands-on and could serve to strengthen BPFs from 2021 onwards.
The BPF on BPFs also reflected on ways to evaluate BPF proposals and outcomes that would allow the MAG to develop a more systemized process of assessing and selecting BPF topics.
Content of the report:
- overview of BPFs 2014-2019
- observations, challenges and suggestions for organising BPFs
- draft BPF modalities document
- proposed mechanism supporting selection of BPF topics
Download the BPF on BPFs report (.pdf)
- BPF on BPFs Report - Reviewing past BPFs to enchance future BPF work
- BPF on BPFs - overview of recommendations
- IGF Best Practice Forums, Definitions, Procedures, and Modalities
- Preparing for the BPF 2021 cycle, Networking session at IGF2020 (meeting page)
- MAG Meeting ‘From the BPF on BPFs to the BPF Process 2021’, 26 October 2020, summary
- Presentation at the MAG Chair's webinar on IGF Intersessional Work Now and in the Future
- Presentation to the MAG Virtual Meeting XIV
- ToRs of the BPF on BPFs