What is the IGF?
The IGF is a forum for multi-stakeholder dialogue on public policy issues related to key elements of Internet governance issues, such as the Internet's sustainability, robustness, security, stability and development. The United Nations Secretary-General formally announced the establishment of the IGF in July 2006 and the first meeting was convened in October/November 2006.
The Sierra Leone Internet Governance Forum (SLIGF) was initiated in Sierra Leone by in 2008 by Sahr Gborie and other youths who saw the need for Sierra Leone to join the International discussion for the advancement of the Internet through multi-stakeholder participation.
To date Sligf has held 5 National IGF Meetings. In 2012 the SLIGF hosted the West Africa National Internet Governance Forum with 24 participants from eight West Africa Nations and 186 Sierra Leoneans.