Date: 26 - 29 May 2020 18 - 20 Sep 2020
Meeting Venue: Online Only
1) Undergraduate or Graduate students in tertiary education in the Asia Pacific; or
2) Young professionals who are based or come from the Asia Pacific region aged between 18 and 30;
3) Internet Governance events' alumni or fellows in the Asia Pacific region.
Application Deadline:15 Mar 2020 (Sunday) 16 August 2020 (Sunday) 23:59 UTC
NOTE: The provision of personal data and other related information by means of the application form is voluntary and will be used to determine the application. Please ensure the data provided is adequate and accurate.
What is Youth IGF?
Organized and facilitated by NetMission.Asia, the Youth IGF occurs in conjunction with the APrIGF annually, to raise awareness and build the capacity for youth to join the Internet governance discussions. Based on the mandate of IGF to bring people together from various stakeholder groups as equals, YIGF provides an open platform for the young generation to express and interchange their ideas and own thoughts on internet governance freely.
YIGF is usually a 4-days-3-nights camp in which participants are assigned a role as one of the interest groups such as government, private sectors, and civil society organizations. During the camp, they are encouraged to think from a new standpoint and different perspectives. It also serves as a preparation camp for them to understand various internet issues via interactive activities & games as well as further directly participating in the local and global internet policy discussion platform.
This year, YIGF will be held as a 3-day virtual meeting with a series of virtual social meetups during the week when APrIGF 2020 is happening. Participants will be engaged in discussing hot issues related to Internet governance with other young talents from the region and the experienced speakers from the IG community.
More information about past youth IGF could be found at https://nma.asia/yigf.
Build the capacity of young adults to participate in internet governance discussion
Encourage youth to attend and bring contribution to actual internet governance discussion.
Provide a platform for cultivating idea to drive social change and further actualizing the initiative for a healthy and harmonious internet
Develop youth network on internet governance
1. Role-Play Discussion
All youth participants will be assigned to different stakeholder groups, i.e. civil society, private sectors, governments, and the technical community for the discussion on the topics of “Violation of data and privacy in the COVID-19 era” and “Internet disaster management in and after emergency situations”.
The aim of this simulation session is to let the youth to put themselves into other people’s shoes and encourage them to think from a multi-stakeholder perspective. While the best way of practice is by actual participation, yIGF participants are encouraged to attend APrIGF workshops to share their opinions, youth can bring contribution to actual Internet governance discussion in APrIGF.
2. Youth Policy Statement
Throughout the 3-day event, participants will be given chances to interact with guest speakers and discuss the issues with other participants. The ideas and opinions, cases and examples, policies and solutions suggested by participants will be recorded to establish a Youth Policy Statement. The Statement will be included in the Report of yIGF 2020, which will be submitted to and published on the official site of the Internet Governance Forum by the United Nations.
3. Social Virtual Meetups
We value the social elements of an event. To maximize our participants’ experiences in participating APrIGF 2020, we will host different kinds of social virtual meetups with different themes, including culture, music, movie, etc. on 27 Sep (Sun) and 29 Sep (Tue) 2020. We hope our community members could mingle with each other through both topics about Internet governance and their interests.
Day 1 – 18 Sep (Fri) 03:00-06:00 UTC
Introduction of role-play discussion
Topic 1: Privacy Umbrella – ‘Violation of data and privacy in the COVID-19 era”
Day 2 – 19 Sep (Sat) 03:00-06:00 UTC
Introduction of APrIGF
Introduction of Youth@Synthesis document
Topic 2: Internet disaster management in and after emergency situations
Day 3 – 20 Sep (Sun) 12:00-15:00 UTC
Participant presentation & program summary
Lightning Talk with youth in global IG community