IGF 2017 WS #6 Collaborative Community Development Program Learn IG Promoting Youth on the Table

Short Title: 
IG Grassroots initiatives, Youth leaders on the table
Format: 

Session Format: Panel - 90 Min

Proposer's Name: Mr. Shreedeep Rayamajhi
Proposer's Organization: RayZnews
Co-Proposer's Name: Ms. Sajina Karki
Co-Proposer's Organization: Rayznews
Co-Organizers:
Mr Shreedeep Rayamajhi, Civil Society, Learn IG
Ms Sajina Karki , Civil Society, Rayznews

Additional Speakers: 

Burna Santos – Civil Society-Brazil
For the past three years I have worked as a legal advisor at the Presidency of Brazil, covering Human Rights and Internet Governance issues and taking part in interesting discussions on the Internet in Brazil in past years like the Marco Civil da Internet (Brazilian Civil Rights Framework for the Internet) and Data Protection bill draft. I am also an alumna of the Brazilian School of Internet Governance, a CGI.br fellow at the 9th Latin America and Caribbean Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Internet Governance Forum, an ICANN Fellow during ICANN58, and a very proud member of the Internet Society Special Interest Group Youth Observatory.

Inspired by my Youth Observatory colleagues and as a young person who is interested in policy-making processes, building a safe online environment for young women is one of my highest priorities. Because of this, I joined the IGF's Best Practice Forum on Gender & Access as a voluntary investigator and co-authored the "Young Latin American Women Declaration: Enabling access to empower young women and build a feminist Internet Governance."

Aris Ignacio Academics -Philipnes Aris Ignacio is the Dean of the College of Information Technology at Southville International School and Colleges, where he teaches different disciplines in Information Technology and Computer Science.

He is also involved with ICANN through APRALO and ISOC. He is the President of the Internet Society's Philippines Chapter, as well as a member of the At-Large structure. He majorly involved with APrIGF youth IGF and other regional initiative.

 Maheeshwara Kirindigoda Private Sector SriLanka 
Maheeshwara Kirindigoda is an Activist in the filed of ICT I am being privilege to hold the responsibilities as the Secretary to the Internet Society Sri Lanka chapter, President of the Chamber of ICT, Chairmen IGF Sri Lanka organizing committee and Secretary to the Central Province Export Chamber. He runs the internet saftey program in Sri Lanka and has been associated with organizing the Sri Lankan IGF. 

Agenda: 

During the workshop, we will be highlighting the personal experience, initiative and skills of youth for bridging the gaps of IG. We are also planning to highlight the problems with in the awareness campaign and youth involvement in the internet governance process and their role for future.
The moderator will further make the session interactive  with questions and answers making the session more inclusion. Participants can ask their questions by raising their hand. 
here are major agendas. 

-Youth on the Table

-Leadership opportunity for youth

-Youth Participation in Internet Governance Process

-Youth fellowship and scope

-Youth Awareness and communication

-Collaborative awareness concept

-Awareness program and its sustainability

-Funding option available

-Indicators and players of IG

-Role of fellowship and scholars

We are keeping last 10 minutes to make sure we answer all the questions including online.  

Proposer:
Country: Nepal
Stakeholder Group: Civil Society

Co-Proposer:
Country: Nepal
Stakeholder Group: Civil Society

Speaker: Shreedeep Rayamajhi
Speaker: Mubashir Sargana
Speaker: Sajina Karki

During the workshop we would be highlighting the personal experience, and need of technology in terms of youth awareness and how community collaborative project like Learn IG can helps in bridging the gaps. Most of the times People are awarded fellowship but when they go back they limit themselves to the limitation of their reach. This session will explore the possibility of how leaders can use their knowledge, learning and expertise to help others raise awareness specially with youth and community.

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 2017 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 developing and 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. This year we also published a report on Internet development status of developing countries in AP region. 

We want to promote the concept of networking and knowledge sharing at individual level of youth internet leaders. Promoting and empowering youths as our basic objective. 

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 in developing countries 
3. To build network among internet leaders 
4. To create an open knowledge sharing platform 
5. Utilization of local resources 
6. Issues and challenges of Youth leadership in IG process 
7. Communication and collaboration opportunity 
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.

Tag 1: Youth Engagement
Tag 2: Access and Diversity
Tag 3: Digital Literacy

Interventions:

An interactive dialogue with questions and answers with all the participating leaders and exchanging information in an open discussion.

10 minutes –Introduction 
Followed by open disuccsuion  Question and answer 

we have selected all the speakers from a young group on the regional and on the basis of their work involvement with Internet governance issues. 
We have asked them to prepare a presentation or any form of information that they can share it on the table. 

Diversity:
Confirmed Speakers 
Shreedeep Rayamajhi – Media -Learn IG - Nepal
Aris Ignacio-Academia - College of Information Technology – Philippines
Maheeshwara Kirindigoda- Internet safety project – Private Sector -Sri Lanka
David NG- eHelp Association – Technical – Hongkong 
Burna Santos- Brazil 
jianne.soriano-Net Mission 

Online Participation:
The online participation will be carried out by online moderator and we will be taking in LIVE question from the online particiaption as well as our participats present . 

Discussion facilitation:
As mentioned above we have clearly defined the topic and have circulated our speakers about the topic. we have also asked them to get their information as organized as possible. We are also working in bringing in case study specifically related to individual projects and further other details of collaboration and communication. Likewise, we will also be focusing on the real time data and internet penetration rate of countries just in case to give an idea about where the global internet is moving. It will give the discussion a new angle for discussion during the introduction session.

Conducted a Workshop in IGF before?: No
Link to Report: https://www.slideshare.net/ShreedeepRayamajhi/internet-development-repor...
http://learninternetgovernance.blogspot.com/p/events.html

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