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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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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Professor Cram

Professor Lawrence Cram is a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University working in the Department of Applied Mathematics. His interests include astronomy, mathematics, engineering, computing, and physics. Due to his extensive expertise, professor Cram has worked as a Professor of Physics at the University of Sydney and as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor at ANU during 2004-2012. In 2013, he retired as a Master, University House and Graduate House. In January 2014, he was appointed as an acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Charles Darwin University. Professor Cram is also a Fellow at the Royal Astronomical Society and the Australian Institute of Physics.
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