[governance] Fwd: [fellowships-alumni] FW: Civil Society Applicants for the Internet Governance Forum

Arsène Tungali arsenebaguma at gmail.com
Fri Aug 25 07:24:58 EDT 2017

Hi all,

Reposting this on this list and my apologise for any cross posting. This call is for civil society actors willing to attend the IGF.


Arsène Tungali,
+243 993810967
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Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo

> Date: Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 4:25 PM
> Subject: FW: Civil Society Applicants for the Internet Governance Forum
> The Internet Society is searching for representatives from Civil Society and nonprofits globally for it Ambassadors program to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and associated activities in Geneva, Switzerland from December 17 to 21, 2017.
> IGF Civil Society Ambassadorships are for next generation leaders who have a strong interest in the issues and themes of the IGF.  Selection for the Ambassadorships is competitive.    
> The Internet Society Ambassadors to IGF program is looking for Civil Society representatives with the following attributes:
> · Works with or demonstrates an interest in utilizing the Internet or technology
> · Is active in policy discussions
> · Has mobilized a group for a cause or lead an advocacy campaign
> · Has experience and passion in convening diverse groups of stakeholders to advance the global good
> About the IGF Ambassadorship Award
> - ISOC membership is required and applicants must register for their free ISOC membership prior to submitting the application for the IGF ambassadorship-https://www.internetsociety.org/get-involved
> - Take note of practical information, including which financial elements the award is intended to cover. There are certain expectations placed upon award recipients, including administration and preparation for the Forum, and sharing their experiences afterwards.
> -The deadline to apply is September 24, 2017.
> How to Apply
> https://internetsociety.wufoo.com/forms/2017-civil-society-ambassadors-to-the-igf/
> About the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)
> The Internet’s influence has touched people all over the globe. In 2003 and 2005, the United Nations organized the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). One of the most critical outcomes from this landmark summit was the creation of the Internet Governance Forum, or the "IGF".  Each year there are global, national, and regional IGFs events happening around the world.
> Every IGF offers a unique space for an amazing range of people to share information and develop solutions on key Internet issues. It was purposefully designed not to be a decision-making body, which allows people to speak freely, on an equal footing, without limitations linked to the negotiations of formal outcomes. What comes out of the IGF, however, plays an essential role in shaping decisions taken by other groups that helps the Internet run.
> Take Part in the Forum
> Those individuals chosen as ISOC Ambassadors to IGF take part in the forum itself, providing subject matter expertise and facilitating the exchange of information and best practices with key stakeholders participating in the meetings. In the lead up to the Forum itself, each ambassador will participate in an online course for four weeks and will be paired with a mentor – an experienced IGF participant, often a former recipient of this award – who will help them prepare and familiarize themselves with the relevant IGF materials, as well as acting as a point of contact at the meeting itself.
> Ambassadors represent the Internet Society by promoting the organization’s positions on public policy issues related to the discussions happening at the IGF. They also contribute by providing local and regional perspectives and opinions to enhance the quality of the various sessions and workshops.
> For any other information, please contact bengaard at isoc.org
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