The 6th Armenian Internet Governance Forum

08:30-09:30 Opening & Keynote Speech
09:30-10:00 Open mic

  • Vahagn Khachaturyan, HTI Minister
  • Mikhail Anisimov, ICANN, Head of Global Stakeholder Engagement for Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  • Vahan Hovsepyan, RIPE NCC, External Relations Officer, Caucasus and Central Asia
  • Lianna Galstyan, ArmIGF Coordinator
10:00-10:45 Town Hall Session | Internet Freedom, Cybersecurity

The invited speakers will present the important aspects and issues related to their topics. Then the floor will be opened for participants
to raise their questions.
  • IT Courses| Davit Sahakyan, HTI Ministry, Deputy Minister
  • Internet Freedom| Samvel Martirosyan, ArmSec Foundation Director
  • Cybersecurity| Davit Karapetyan, OWASP Yerevan Chapter Leader
10:45-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:30 Updates on ․հայ IDN & Universal Acceptance

  • Anna Karakhanyan, AMNIC ադմինիստրատոր
  • Grigori Saghyan, “Internet Society” NGO Board Vice-Chair
  • Ajay Data, UASG (Universal Acceptance Steering Group) Chair
11:30-13:00 Panel | Hate Speech

How would you feel if someone would hate you just because of who you are? How to distinguish hate speech? Where is the fine line of hate speech and freedom of speech? What are the legislative regulations in Armenia?Similar questions are very common in our daily life in different circles. If you are also interested in receiving the answers to them, we invite you to participate in this panel discussion.
  • Anush Beghloyan, Member of Parliament
  • Tatevik Manukyan, Assistant to the Human Rights Defender
  • Ara Ghazaryan, “New Armenia – Modern Parliament” UNDP Expert
  • Davit Alaverdyan, Chief Editor at Mediamax Media
  • Moderator:՝ Tigran Hakobyan, TV and Radio Committee Chair
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Panel | Online Education: advantages and pitfalls

Last year, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, education went online, revealing many problems. What kind of problems still exist for Universities and Schools? What lessons did the participants of the education system learn? How to overcome difficulties and develop advantages?During the discussion on these issues, the invited experts will share their points of view.
  • Narine Mesropyan, National Center of Educational Technologies, Senior Specialist of Distance Learning Organization
  • Suren Aloyan, «» Educational Program Founding President
  • Armen Ghazaryan, ASUE Associate Professor, Chair of Economic Informatics and Information Systems Department
  • Rouben Meschian, Arminova Technologies CEO
  • Moderator:՝ Atom Mkhitaryan, Dean of the International Scientific-Educational Center of NAS RA, Candidate of Sciences, Associate Professor
15:30-16:00 Digital Inclusion

Integration of Displaced People from Artsakh

  • Movses Poghosyan, “House of Hope” Foundation Director

Providing Internet to vulnerable groups

  • Lianna Galstyan, Internet Society Armenia Chapter Board Chair
16:00-16:30 Coffee break
16:30-17:30 Panel | E-Health in Armenia

The United Information System of Electronic Healthcare in the Republic of Armenia is a data-transmission platform for three types of data: clinical, administrative, and financial.The e-health system envisages making paper outpatient cards or medical charts electronic. The use of such a system in the digital age, on the one hand, makes it possible to more quickly and easily study the patient’s medical history, complete picture of the state of health, on the other hand, does it provide protection of patient personal data, medical secrets for 2.9 million citizens registered in the system?Where is the data stored – in the territory of RA or in foreign cloud systems? Who ensures cyber security, what are the legal gaps in this area?We expect to receive answers to these questions during the discussion of the session.
  • Armine Sargsyan,Head of the E-Health Implementation Department of the National Institute of Health
  • Avet Manukyan, “National Electronic Healthcare Operator” CJSC Director
  • Gevorg Hayrapetyan, Head of Personal Data Protection Agency
  • Andranik Vardanean, Illuria Security, Inc․ Co-founder
  • Moderator:՝ Georgi Chaltikyan, MD, PhD, Professor of Digital Health, Deggendorf University (Germany), RAU (Armenia), Founding President of Armenian Association of Telemedicine
17:30-18:00 Wrap up
19:00–21:00 Networking | Award Ceremony of Websites & Wiki Contests


08 October 2021