Global Multistakeholder Forum 2024

The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism (GIFCT) looks forward to welcoming you virtually to its 2024 Global Multistakeholder Forum on Thursday, June 27, 2024.

The Multistakeholder Forum will bring together industry, experts, civil society, government officials, and practitioners to discuss emerging security and tech trends and dynamics that shape terrorist and violent extremist threats online, and the solutions GIFCT is developing to address them.

GIFCT will present the latest progress on delivering critical resources to our dedicated technology company members and set the stage for the year ahead.

The sessions in Singapore aim to deepen understanding of regional trends in Asia as well as the implications and impacts of global terrorism and counterterrorism dynamics and lessons learned from a range of stakeholders.


This is a draft agenda and timings are subject to change. All times are in Singapore Standard Time.

8:00-9:00 >> REGISTRATION

9:00-9:30 >> Opening Remarks
The Honorable K. Shanmugam, the Republic of Singapore’s Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law and Naureen Chowdhury Fink, GIFCT Executive Director will open the day’s events.

9:30-10:15 >> Session 1: GIFCT’s Evolution and Impacts (panel)

This session will include reflections on the evolution of GIFCT and its impacts on key stakeholders and leaders, and the implementation of its mission against the backdrop of evolving threats, challenges, and opportunities.

  • [Moderator] Naureen Chowdhury Fink, Executive Director, GIFCT 
  • Courtney Gregoire, Chief Digital Safety Officer, Microsoft Corporation and Chair, GIFCT Operating Board
  • Ghayda Hassan, Chair, GIFCT Independent Advisory Committee

10:15-10:30 >> Updates from the Christchurch Call to Action

  • Paul Ash, Christchurch Call

10:30-11:00 >> COFFEE BREAK

11:00-12:30 >> Session 2: Terrorism Threats and Regional Challenges in Asia (small groups)
This session will focus on regional terrorism and violent extremism threats and challenges, with a particular focus on their implications online and for industry, government, and practitioners. The introductory statements by panelists will be live-streamed, but small group discussions will not be available to virtual participants.

  • [Moderator] Fola Aina, Research Director, Global Network on Extremism and Technology
  • Maya Mirchandani, Ashoka University, GIFCT Independent Advisory Committee
  • Benjamin Mok, Senior Analyst, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
  • Keneshbek Saizarov, Asia Regional Advisor and Uzbekistan Country Director, Search for Common Ground

12:30-13:15 >> LUNCH

13:15-14:15 >> Session 3: AI: Implications and Opportunities for Countering Terrorism Online (panel)
This session will examine the implications of AI for regional and international efforts to prevent and counter terrorism and violent extremism, with a focus on the online dimensions and the role of tech. Speakers will share perspectives from a range of stakeholders about the risks and opportunities of the use of AI in addressing terrorism and violent extremism online.

  • [Moderator] Hugh Handeyside, Policy Director, Digital Safety Unit, Corporate, External and Legal Affairs, Microsoft
  • John Lange, Associate General Counsel for Amazon Games and Content Policy, Amazon
  • Priyank Mathur, Founder and CEO, Mythos Labs
  • Ian Moss, Deputy Coordinator for Counterterrorism, Bureau of Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State
  • Lisa Roman, Director, Product Policy, YouTube

14:15-14:30 >> COFFEE BREAK

14:30-16:00 >> Session 4: Responding to Crises: Regional Perspectives (small groups)
This session will focus on lessons learned, good practices, and insights on responding to crises and incidents, particularly terrorist or violent extremist events with an online component, drawing on regional and international expertise, and including perspectives relating to victim and survivor engagement, liaising with local and national actors, partnerships between industry, governments, civil society, and the security sector. The introductory statements by panelists will be live-streamed, but small group discussions will not be available to virtual participants.

  • [Moderator] Erin Saltman, Membership and Programs Director, GIFCT
  • Jennifer Duxbury, Director of Policy, Regulatory Affairs, and Research, Digital Industry Group of Australia
  • Jolene Jerard, Executive Director, Centinel Group
  • Nawab Osman, Head of Counter-Terrorism and Dangerous Organizations, APAC, Meta

16:00-17:30 >> Session 5: Managing Risk and Classifications (small groups)
This session will focus on how various actors manage risks related to terrorism and violent extremist content, in terms of classifications and designations, triaging different considerations, taxonomies, and implications for a range of stakeholders including industry and government. The introductory statements by panelists will be live-streamed, but small group discussions will not be available to virtual participants.

  • [Moderator] Dina Hussein, Global Head, Policy Development and Expert Partnerships, Counterterrorism and Dangerous Orgs Policy, Meta
  • Adam Hadley, Executive Director, Tech Against Terrorism
  • Scott Storrie, UK Home Office, GIFCT Independent Advisory Committee
  • Katy Vaughan, Swansea University

17:30 >> Closing Remarks