[governance] Fwd: [AfriSIG-Alumni] APPLY NOW: Applications Open for the 2017 Youth at IGF programme

Arsène Tungali arsenebaguma at gmail.com
Tue Jul 25 10:15:47 EDT 2017

Do we have young people here?
Consider this opportunity to learn, practice and attend the upcoming IGF in
**Arsène Tungali* <http://about.me/ArseneTungali>*
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& Mexico
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<https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-2014-07-18-en> & Marrakech
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From: Evelyn Namara <namara at isoc.org>
Date: 2017-07-25 14:52 GMT+02:00
Subject: [AfriSIG-Alumni] APPLY NOW: Applications Open for the 2017
Youth at IGF programme
To: African School on Internet Governance Alumni list <
afrisig-alumni at lists.apc.org>

Dear all,

Apologies for cross posting.
I thought the information below may be useful to the youth on the group. Or
you can forward it to your networks.


Dear All,

The Internet Society is now opening applications for the *2017 Youth at IGF

*I encourage you to share this information with others who are also
passionate about seeing more youth engaged in the future Internet.*

Information and links to apply can be found here:

In English:  https://www.internetsociety.org/youth-igf-programme

In Spanish: https://www.internetsociety.org/es/programa-para-la-juventudigf

In French: https://www.internetsociety.org/fr/programme-jeunesseigf

Additional details, including program design and background, are below.

Please note that the call for applications for Phase 1 will close on 15
August 2017.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact leaders at isoc.org.

Thank you in advance for your collaboration.

Best regards,

*Alejandra Prieto*

Implementation Lead

Internet Leadership, Global Engagement

+41 22 809 03 75 <+41%2022%20809%2003%2075>

Internet Society <https://www.internetsociety.org/>


*Additional Information*

*2017 Youth at IGF programme*

This time, the Youth at IGF programme supports a crucial leadership
development opportunity for young adults aged 18-25 from all around the
world, with an emphasis on youth from Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the

The programme will include:

   - 4-week *Online Training* on topics including, Internet Governance;
   Actors and Stakeholder Groups; Infrastructure, Standards and Protocols; and
   Policy Principles. Participants will be grouped into classes, each with a
   dedicated expert moderator to facilitate the learning process. Classes will
   be delivered in English, French and Spanish.
   - *Travel Fellowships* for the best participants of the online course to
   the Internet Governance Forum 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland, 18-21 December
   - *Webinar Discussion Series* led by global Internet Governance experts
   to deepen the youths’ knowledge and to prepare them for the IGF event.
   - *Onsite Collaborative Leadership Exchange* in partnership with
   Internet Society Ambassadors to IGF, Youth Fellows from other programs, and
   IGF attendees more generally.


Early in 2015, the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br
<http://cgi.br/>) identified as a desired outcome of the Internet
Governance Forum (IGF) an increase in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)
youth participation in the Internet governance processes and the meeting

Both CGI.br <http://cgi.br/> and Internet Society have extensive experience
in providing capacity building on Internet governance through online
courses and fellowships to previous IGFs. Therefore, the two organizations
combined efforts to create the LAC Youth at IGF program to empower the next
generation of leaders and increase the participation of young voices (age
18-25) from LAC in the debates about Internet Governance.

Since then, and together with our partners – NIC.MX, the Government of
Mexico, Microsoft and Verizon – we have brought more than 130 youth from
all around the world to IGF 2015 and 2016 under the Youth at IGF programme, as
part of our commitment to ensure the next generation of Internet leaders
are primed to advance an Internet of opportunity for all.

As a result of these efforts, many of these young people are now
contributing to the Youth SIG and to regional meetings, such as the African
Internet Summit, EuroDIG, and others.

Best of luck;

Evelyn Namara
Policy Outreach Fellow
Internet Society
Mobile: +256754440893 <+256%20754%20440893> | +256771366479
Email: namara at isoc.org

Skype: enamara

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