IGF 2018 WS #109 Youth and SIG

Format: 

Round Table - 60 Min

Organizer 1: Shreedeep Rayamajhi, RayZnews

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

Relevance: 

The role of youth is considered immense everywhere, they are considered the next generation leaders and a prominent stakeholder of the internet ecosystem but with such responsibilities they are marginalized in many ways. From their rights to access to their problems and challenges youth have be ignored in terms of adaptation and standardization issues in internet ecosystem. Especially in various part of the world where the next billion is coming, they are marginalized in many ways of making their voices and issues heard.

The key to the outreach and diversity is the youth and especially when it comes to reaching out to the unreachable, the role and scope of young leadership certainly matters.
But in most of the internet organization the scope and role of youth is very limited though there is a huge recognition of empowering the youth with various fellowship and capacity building program but there is a limited opportunity for youth leadership. This is a reality which haunts most of the internet communities and considered one of the biggest hurdle.

Speakers:

 Shreedeep Rayamajhi --------------------------------------- Learn Internet Governance
 Mubashir Sargana ---------------------------------------------------Pakistan
 Maheeshwara Buddhika Bandara Kirindigoda …………………Sri Lanka
 Abdeldjalil Bachar Bong…………………………………….Chad
 Nicolas Fiumarelli…………………………………………………………….. Uruguay
 Bianca Ho……………………………………………………………………………Hongkong
 Israel Rosas………………………………………………………………………..Mexico
 Paola Pérez……………………………………………………………………………..Venezuela

Session Content: 

This session is all about the current practice of how youth are working in creating a better network and participating in various ways of making a difference in the internet ecosystem. Various initiative are currently running in context of awareness and capacity building of youth around the globe. This session is also an extended version of the Asia Pacific school of internet governance where we have started talk about how role, scope and responsibility of youth in internet governance and various SIGs and IGF events.

Interventions: 

In this session we will be talking and hearing about the various initiative and how youth are being channelized in the process of internet governance process. With this session we want to achieve  Create a better understanding of youth leadership and challenges  Create a better network for communication and collaboration  Identify various indicators and factors affecting youth leadership  Strengthen and weakness of awareness and capacity programs  Empowerment of youth in real time internet ecosystem

Diversity: 

We have youth leaders Representing from all region and we are strongly believe in gender equality  Shreedeep Rayamajhi --------------------------------------- Learn Internet Governance  Mubashir Sargana ---------------------------------------------------Pakistan  Maheeshwara Buddhika Bandara Kirindigoda …………………Sri Lanka  Abdeldjalil Bachar Bong…………………………………….Chad  Nicolas Fiumarelli…………………………………………………………….. Uruguay  Bianca Ho……………………………………………………………………………Hongkong  Israel Rosas………………………………………………………………………..Mexico  Paola Pérez……………………………………………………………………………..Venezuela

Online Participation: 

I think online participation is an important aspect of how we can connect and collaborate with the youth leaders around the globe. We believe in motivating and reaching out in terms of creating a collaborative environment for empowering youth and diversity. We will also publicise in social media network for more accessible

Discussion Facilitation: 

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.

Onsite Moderator: 

Shreedeep Rayamajhi

Online Moderator: 

Mubashir Sargana

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