IGF 2018 WS #108 Youth Engagement and Grassroots level Initiative

Format: 

Panel - 90 Min

Subtheme: 

Organizer 1: Shreedeep Rayamajhi, RayZnews

Speaker 1: Shreedeep Rayamajhi, Private Sector, Asia-Pacific Group
Speaker 2: Maheeshwara Kirindigoda, Civil Society, Asia-Pacific Group
Speaker 3: Sajina Karki, Civil Society, Asia-Pacific Group

Relevance: 

Youth leadership and empowerment is one of the most important question in terms of connecting the next billion. The approached and concept of empowerment completely depends upon how we develop the core values and how the new leaders will implement and engage towards creating better awareness and capacity building. The next generation leaders play a crucial role in connecting the next billion where individual efforts and approach matters.

Today there are various fellowship available from various internet organization where every year more and more fellows are travelling to various internet related events. The fellowship are directly subjective to diversity and engagement where the fellows have a certain responsibility.
If only these fellows could engage at grassroots level the impact could be great in terms of awareness and capacity building.

The collaborative Community Development Program Learn Internet Governance Program is a Dynamic platform of getting information which focuses in open knowledge sharing method. During the IGF 2018 we want to share our experience and help promote the concept to further enlarge the group of internet leaders with the possibilities of what can be done at individual level. Especially in least developed and developing nations where there is crisis of funding this concept can help people to network and do something credible in terms of spreading the awareness and knowledge that they have. They can use the available resources in utilizing their own knowledge and network to create a better means of communication channel that can empower the youths and share knowledge at local level without the support of any funding. It can further multiply and can be a very effecting means of capacity building as well. Right now with Learn IG, we have a simple website and forum for communication and collaboration. We are further planning to network and grow in terms of how and what can be done. As today in most parts of the world, it is very costly to participate in forums like IGF and other IG awareness course these kinds of informational tool can be handy for communication and information dissemination. Our main focus are:

1. To promote easy and effective mean of communication
2. To promote next generation leadership
3. To build network among internet leaders
4. To create an open knowledge sharing platform
5. Utilization of local resources

I strongly believe today when there is a trend of people who are just traveling as a holiday to all these internet events where with Learn IG we want to make a point that things can be done with strong will and knowledge to make change it is possible and we youths believe in creating a better, safe and equal internet for all.

Speakers:

1. Shreedeep Rayamajhi ……………………….……………………………..Nepal
2. Noha Ashraf ……………………………………………………………………..Egypt
3. Esther Mwema ………………………………………………………………….Uganda
4. yuliya morenets ………………………………………………………………….France
5. Krishna Kumar……………………………………………………………………. India
6. Maheeshwara buddhika bandara kirindigoda ………………………Sri Lanka
7. Agustina Callegari…………………………………………………………………Argentina
8. Hailey Yang …………………………………………………………………………..Japan
9. Sajina Karki......................................................................................................Nepal ( Remote)

Session Content: 

Some of our engagement in 2018 are: 1. ICANN 61 Newcomer tool kit https://www.slideshare.net/ShreedeepRayamajhi/icann-newcomer-toolkit 2. Mentor of the Digital Grassroots initiative https://www.digitalgrassroots.org/2018/04/meet-mentors-digra-ambassadors... 3. Organized Learn IG outreach for youths and students about internet ecosystem 2018 Report: https://www.slideshare.net/ShreedeepRayamajhi/report-on-awareness-and-ca... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWMHptMmYjc 4. Nepal School of Internet Governance, 2018 Organizer | Speaker | Fellowship Chair Presentation: https://www.slideshare.net/ShreedeepRayamajhi/internet-ecosystem-and-the... Report Link: https://www.slideshare.net/ShreedeepRayamajhi/report-on-np-sig2018-by-sh... Speakers 8*5 minutes 40 Minutes Video /Presentation 20 Minutes Discussion 30 Minutes Total 90 minutes

Interventions: 

We are planning to bring in the knowledge and first-hand experience shared by our leaders and we will bring in our experience of the Asia pacific school of internet governance, Nepal IGF, Nepal SIG, Sri Lanka IGF, Sri Lankan SIG, digital grassroots and many other initiative and how we can collaborate and work for the cause motivating the youth leadership.

Diversity: 

We have included people from all region and have tried to be gender inclusive.

Online Participation: 

I think online participation is an important aspect of how we can connect and collaborate with the youth leaders. We believe in motivating and reaching out in terms of creating a collaborative environment for empowering youth and diversity.

Discussion Facilitation: 

We are planning to start off with small introduction to leaders and their project with the 5 minutes each, then we will move into our engagement activities and what we have done. we have allotted 20 minutes for video and presentation if there are any specific thing to share. We have a video which we would like to share from Learn Internet Governance. After the video we will have an open session and interactive question and answer session of Question and Answers.

Onsite Moderator: 

Shreedeep Rayamajhi

Online Moderator: 

Maheeshwara buddhika bandara kirindigoda

Rapporteur: 

Shreedeep Rayamajhi

Contact Information

United Nations
Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

Villa Le Bocage
Palais des Nations,
CH-1211 Geneva 10
Switzerland

igf [at] un [dot] org
+41 (0) 229 173 678