Role of the Internet and ICT during Crises, Conflicts and Disasters 

Stockholm Internet Forum (SIF) is a forum for advancing free, open, and secure internet as a driver of global development. This is an arena for exchanging knowledge and ideas, and the place to forge new partnerships for participants, including Sida partners, civil society organisations, policymakers, companies and academia . SIF is hosted by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

Stockholm Internet Forum provides a platform for discussing opportunities and challenges of digitalisation, ICT and the Internet. The conference aims to capture key issues ofconsideration for international policy makers. It is also an event for collaboration on capacity-building and on developing infrastructure and systems for a safe and secure digitalization. Stockholm Internet Forum is a collaborative space for development partners and other actors, including both established and new/emerging stakeholders. The overarching theme of SIF23 –crises, conflicts, and man-made and natural disasters – aims at putting the spotlight on people in the most challenging circumstances . 

The first Stockholm Internet Forum (SIF) was held in 2012 following a decision by the Government of Sweden. It has since then been organised on a biennial basis. The forum has become a well-established recurrent international platform for discussing digitalisation and human rights and capturing the development gains and challenges of digitalisation.

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