Dynamic Teen Coalition


The Dynamic Teen Coalition at the IGF is an extraordinary platform that empowers passionate and determined teenagers to take part in shaping the global landscape of internet governance. Through the near selection of thirteen teens for an ultra-intersectional STEAM Teen Board in coordination with our existing multigenerational Co-chair mentorships, we create a slow to growth community with shared concerns and hopeful solutions. 

DTC offers engaging social media challenges and contextualised creator awards, elevating the best teen solutions, creative expressions, and innovative developments that transcend physical borders on a web of new teen communities surrounded by change and hope. We amplify the voices of current teen leaders and will listen and do our best to shift into action.

Additionally, we celebrate the rich cultural tapestry of host countries by integrating their unique artistic, musical, literary, and media traditions into our endeavours. This artistic celebration is complemented by an exploration of the technological advancements specific to each host country, fostering an appreciation for their contributions to the global technological landscape.

Together, we unify under the banner of the Dynamic Teen Coalition, breaking down barriers and building a global digital community where teens' diverse contributions are valued and celebrated. We recognize outstanding achievements through the creator awards, honoring those who showcase exceptional creativity, innovation, and problem-solving capabilities.

Join us in this remarkable journey of connectivity, inclusivity, and transformative change. Become a trailblazer within the Dynamic Teen Coalition at the IGF and be a catalyst for global change. Let us now redefine the boundaries of internet governance to include teen voices and let us continue to leave an indelible mark on the world stage.

    Action Plan

    2024 Overview: Dynamic Teen Coalition's Commitment to Sustainable Development Through Emerging Technologies

    In 2024, the Dynamic Teen Coalition (DTC) embarks on a transformative journey under the auspices of the United Nations' Internet Governance Forum (IGF), with a resolute commitment to integrating advanced technologies within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

    This year, the DTC unveils an innovative initiative - the Grand Voyage, aimed at fostering a web of hope and change by actively engaging teenagers in the global digital community and amplifying their voices in the discourse on internet governance and technology.

    Principles and Commitments:

    As we navigate the evolving landscapes of technology and education, the DTC advocates for the integration of knowledge, skills, and abilities surrounding Artificial Intelligence (AI), Quantum Computing, and Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) into our strategies to achieve SDG 4 (Quality Education), SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure), SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities), and SDG 16 (Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions). Recognizing the transformative potential of these technologies, our plan emphasizes:

    • Revising Educational Curricula: To align with SDG 4, we advocate for a global update of education systems to encompass up-to-date digital literacy, critical thinking, ethical considerations of technology use, privacy, and cybersecurity. This initiative aims to prepare the youth for future workforce complexities and responsible digital citizenship.
    • International Standards for Privacy and Security: Supporting SDG 16, we call for the development and adherence to international standards that protect digital privacy and security, ensuring technological progress respects human rights and freedoms.
    • Promoting Ethical Employment Opportunities: In line with SDGs 8 and 9, our focus extends to generating ethical employment opportunities that harness technology for innovation, while upholding privacy and security standards. This includes bolstering startups and SMEs that lead in ethical tech solutions.

    Follow-Up and Engagement:

    To ensure the sustainability of these commitments, we propose a robust follow-up mechanism leveraging the WSIS follow-up structures, with specific reviews on integrating privacy and security in digital education and employment. An inclusive and continuous dialogue with stakeholders across all sectors is paramount, fostering a multilateral approach to the challenges and opportunities of emerging technologies. 

    Looking Forward:

    The Dynamic Teen Coalition is dedicated to creating a future where technological advancements serve to enhance education, employment, and digital security, aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals. Through the Grand Voyage and our targeted initiatives, we aim to craft meaningful opportunities for teens to contribute to the development and regulation of internet technologies, emphasizing teen mental health and well-being, as well as climate awareness, in the digital age.

    DTC focuses on five main Sustainable Development Goals: SDG 4, 8, 9, 10, 16 with three undercurrent and constantly intersecting goals (3, 13, 17). 

    For more information on our initiatives, including the Grand Voyage 2024 and how to get involved, follow our updates through the Internet Governance Forum's official platforms and the DTC's social media channels. If you are a teen, join us on our DTC Discord

    Mailing List


    Dynamic Teen Coalition Board

    • Omor Faruque, Bangladesh, Project OMNA
    • Lo Boris Hong Pak, Hong Kong, Onepile Foundation
    • Yuma Soerianto, Australia, Made By Yuma
    • Sean Speegle, United States, Global Initiative for Digital Rights
    • Minatallah Adlan, Sudan, Global Initiative for Digital Rights 
    • Catherine Page, United States, Global Initiative for Digital Rights
    • Dhruv Bhatt, India, CovidUnder19
    • Conan Wang, Canada, Articula
    • Netra Adsaya Senthil, Canada 
    • Adwoa Baduwa Ahinaquah, Ghana
    • Jeffery Liu, United States, One Loan Fund

    Dynamic Teen Coalition Co-Chairs

    • Stacy Gildenston, Australia/United States (co-chair)
    • Pyrate Ruby Passell, Australia/United States (co-chair), Open Quantum Institute Friend, CERN
    • Glenn McKnight, Canada, Virtual School of Internet Governance (co-chair)

    Dynamic Teen Coalition Mentors

    • Shreedeep Rayamajhi, Nepal, Founder, Learn Internet Governance 
    • Nadya Sistha, Indonesia, Global Team Leader of the GYSRL Podcast (UN Foundation)
    • Vinton Cerf, United States, VP Google; chair of IGF Leadership Panel
    • Rajendra Pratap Gupta, India, Founder, Project CREATE & Health Parliament
    • Ashrafur Rahman Piaus, Bangladesh, Secretary General, Bangladesh School of Internet Governance (bdSIG)
    • Phyo Thiri Lwin, Myanmar, Coordinator, Youth IGF Myanmar
    • Desiree Miloshevic, Serbia, Founder, Descon ecology hackathon
    • Reyansh Gupta, India, CEO and Founder, Qubitech Corporate
    • Philippa Smith, New Zealand, Principal, P K Smith Professional
    • Umut Pajaro Velasquez, Colombia/Sweden, Independent researcher and consultant on AI and Internet Governance
    • Jackie Carpenter, Australia, Founder and Director, One Giant Leap Australia
    • Audace Niyonkuru, Rwanda, CEO, Digital Umuganda; UN IGFMAG Member
    • Carol Roach, The Bahamas, UN IGFMAG Chair
    • Natalia Filina, Russian Federation, EURALO (At-Large, ICANN)
    • Joan Kerr, Canada, Foundation for Building Sustainable Communities
    • Vanda Scartezini, Brazil, DNS WOMEN INSTITUTE - POLO Consultores Associados - ICANN - Lacralo
    • Ayesha Iftikhar, Pakistan, Center for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Cybersecurity, University of Bristol and University of Bath
    • Sarata Omane, Ghana, EGIGFA
    • Meg Gallacher, Australia, University of Melbourne
    • Sarah Moran, Australia, Girl Geek Academy, PatientNotes
    • Martha Alade, Nigeria, Women in Technology in Nigeria (WITIN)
    • Lilian Ivette De Luque, Virtual School of Internet Governance
    • Laura DeNardis, United States, Georgetown University
    • Nicolas Fiumarelli, Uruguay, Civil Society - Individual
    • John Pabon, United States/Australia, Founder & Chief Advisor at Fulcrum Strategic Advisors, Sustainability author, consultant, and speaker
    • Taylor Kendal, United States, President, Learning Economy Foundation
    • Katja Hemmerich, United States/Portugal, Managing Director, ReformWorks


    • Encode Justice
    • Global Initiative for Digital Rights
    • One Loan Fund