The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a not-for-profit foundation whose membership is composed of large corporations from around the world.
The forum engages political, business, academic, and other leaders of society in collaborative efforts to shape global, regional and industry agendas. Together with other stakeholders, it works to define challenges, solutions, and actions, in the spirit of global citizenship. It also serves and builds sustained communities through an integrated concept of high-level meetings, research networks, task forces, and digital collaboration.
The WEF undertakes a series of projects and research initiatives covering Internet governance and digital policy related issues. Some examples include: the Internet for All project, aimed at bringing online tens of millions of Internet users by the end of 2019, initially through programmes targeted at the Northern Corridor in Africa, Argentina, and India; the Digital Transformation of Industries Project, aimed at analysing the impact of digital technologies on business and society, in terms of both opportunities and risks; the Cybercrime project, dedicated to finding practical ways to combat cybercrime through public-private cooperation; and the Partnering for Cyber Resilience project, which focuses on activities in the area of cybersecurity aimed at assisting stakeholders to identify and address emerging cyber risks. In January 2018, the Forum launched a Global Centre for Cybersecurity, to foster collaboration among governments, businesses, experts, and law enforcement agencies in addressing cybersecurity challenges.