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.


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.

IGFSA Executive Committee - Joyce Chen

Joyce Chen

IGFSA Executive Committee - Brian Cute

Brian Cute

IGFSA Executive Committee - Placeholder Profile Image

Wisdom Donkor

Profile coming soon

Makane Faye


Nigel Hickson

Markus Kummer


IGFSA Executive Committee - Christopher Mondini

Christopher Mondini


Jimson Olufuye


Eduardo Santoyo


* Makane FAYE photo courtesy AfriSIG (via Creative Commons 4.0)

Remembering MARILYN CADE

Former IGFSA Executive Committee - Marilyn Cade

MARILYN CADE, 1947 – 2020

IGFSA is deeply saddened to learn about the passing of Marilyn Cade. She was a tireless champion and promoter of the IGF, the NRIs and the multistakeholder model and therefore also of IGFSA. Quite naturally, she was elected member of the Executive Committee at the IGFSA inaugural meeting in Istanbul on 2014 and throughout her tenure she maintained her dedication and continued to recruit new members and garner support for the Association. Her strong commitment to the NRIs translated into the trust and high esteem she was held in by the NRI network.

The Executive Committee and all IGFSA members valued her friendship, her energy and enthusiasm. Marilyn will be sorely missed.

IGFSA members are encouraged to to submit messages of remembrance on the IGF website.




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 [email protected]

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.