About Us

About Us

About the IGF Support Association (IGFSA)


The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) brings people together from all stakeholder groups as equals, in discussions on issues relating to the Internet. The IGF is inclusive and anyone can participate

The Internet Governance Forum Support Association (IGFSA) is set up to support the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF). The goal of the IGFSA is to provide stable and sustainable support for the IGF Secretariat and to fund related activities. The IGFSA was launched on September 1 2014 at the ninth IGF meeting in Istanbul, Turkey.


2018 IGFSA Executive Committee

The IGFSA Executive Committee is comprised of at least five and no more than nine members, elected by the General Assembly. Among its tasks are the preparation of the annual budget for approval by the General Assembly, developing communications materials and fundraising strategies; establishing principles for allocating funds raised on behalf of the IGFSA. The Executive Committee is supported by a Secretariat with responsibility for day to day activities and carrying out the Association’s operational tasks such as preparing for meetings and other regular office requirements.

Marilyn Cade


Edmon Chung


Avri Doria

Independent Researcher

Tarek Kamel


Markus Kummer


Jimson Olufuye


Eduardo Santoyo


Makane Faye

Nilmini Rubin

Tetra Tech


The IGFSA Executive Committee is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Manu Bhardwaj.

Manu was elected member of the Executive Committee at the 2017 IGFSA General Assembly. He cared deeply about equality, dignity and justice for all and believed in the promises the Internet holds for solving issues of inequality and exclusion. We will miss his energy and optimism.




The IGFSA’s daily operations are run by the Secretariat. If you have any questions or want to reach out please e-mail us at secretariat@igfsa.asia.

The secretariat is supported in large part by, Ms. Jennifer Chung, DotAsia serving as Secretary and supported by Mr. Kelvin Truong, DotAsia. The IGFSA would also like to thank the Internet Society for providing further support.