Internet Society IGF Youth Ambassadors Programme 2021 for Young Leaders

Internet Society IGF Youth Ambassadors Programme 2021 for Young Leaders

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Attend the IGF Youth Ambassadors Programme If you’re 18-25 and meet the following criteria below.

Application Deadline: 23rd June 2021

Eligible Countries: International

To Be Taken At (Country): Berlin, Germany

About the Award: Starting from this year, the Internet Society will combine the IGF Ambassadors and Youth@IGF into a single program called IGF Youth Ambassadors Programme.

The goal of the IGF Youth Ambassadors Programme is to empower young adults aged 18 through 30 from all around the world by:

  • Building their capacity through training
  • Fostering a new cadre of young Internet leaders who are motivated to learn, engage, and act within their region and beyond
  • Partnering with organizations to broaden the depth and breadth of the program
  • Reinforcing the importance of multi-disciplinary leaders in fostering the sustainability, robustness, security, stability and development of the Internet
  • Promoting youth citizenship, diplomacy, volunteerism and community service as key aspects of next generation leadership
  • Broadening their experience and enabling their participation in public policy debates
  • Providing them with opportunities to participate in the global Internet ecosystem and to interact and engage with the broader Internet Governance community
  • Increasing their visibility and preparing them to deliver more meaningful impacts at the local, regional and global levels
  • Mobilizing youth beyond Internet Governance specific topics

Type: Fellowship, Training

Selection Criteria: All applicants must be:

  • Internet Society Members
  • Between 18-30 at the date of the IGF
  • Able to present a strong motivation for Internet Governance
  • Able to demonstrate interest and expertise in issues on the IGF agenda
  • Comfortable with public speaking and communicating positions
  • Able to demonstrate interest and experience in key Internet governance related issues
  • Capable of appropriately representing the Internet Society and its views and policies as an Ambassador during the IGF
  • Capable of continuing to work with the Internet Society locally after the IGF
  • Fluent in English
  • Able to spend a minimum of 8 hours each week during the eLearning Phase
  • Ready to take part in the meetings and webinars
  • Not been selected as Youth@IGF Fellow or IGF Ambassador before

The selection committee also attempts to achieve professional, geographical, and gender diversity in the overall selections.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: The program has the following phases:

  1. Online course work
  2. IGF Youth Ambassadors will attend the Internet Governance Forum in 2021 remotely due to COVID-19.
  3. Webinar lecture series
  4. virtual Collaborative Leadership Exchange

How to Apply: Apply now

Visit Programme Webpage for Details

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