NetMission Academy 2022 Recruitment

NetMission.Asia 2022 Recruitment

Application Period: 20 Sep – 24 Nov 2021

The NetMission Academy offers motivated individuals the chance to further their understanding of Internet Governance issues. Graduates of the academy can become NetMission Ambassadors, working together with a team to build an initiative for the development of the Internet and advance the governance discussions in Asia. Part of this includes being an organizer of regional conference activities for youth. 


Who are we looking for?

We are looking for young visionaries who want to make a change for the betterment of the Internet and our community. Full-time students currently enrolled in any tertiary institutions within the Asia Pacific of all disciplines are welcome.  Read the FAQ.

Program Timeline & Important Dates: 

20 Sep 2021

Open Online Application

24 Nov 2021

Application Deadline

29 Nov – 1 Dec 2021

Interview period

10 Dec 2021

Result Announcement to Successful Participants
16 Dec 2021

Orientation Webinar

Jan – Mar 2022

NetMission Academy

Mar 2022

Become NetMission Ambassadors
* Continue your participation in the community by joining the NetMission Buddy Scheme, working group(s), organizing committees, or writing workshop proposals for APrIGF and IGF.

NetMission Academy

The NetMission Academy is a series of online sessions designed to equip youth with the knowledge and discussion skills to participate in Internet policymaking. The sessions will include one orientation webinar, followed by 8 training webinars. These 1.5-hour workshops will be interactive discussion sessions, with expert guest speakers selected for each topic.

This online academy is not a one-sided learning program. Selected fellows will be assigned into thematic groups to research and prepare for the respective session as a host. All fellows are expected to actively contribute to discussions. If you are a student in tertiary education (undergraduate or postgraduate) and are interested in how the Internet impacts society, this is the program for you.

16 Dec 2021Orientation Webinar
6 Jan 2022Internet Governance Ecosystem & Internet Infrastructure
13 Jan 2022Access and Empowerment
20 Jan 2022Human Rights Online
27 Jan 2022Cybersecurity, Privacy & Safer Internet
10 Feb 2022Digital Economy and Emerging Technologies
17 Feb 2022Diversity & Sustainability in Internet Governance
24 Feb 2022ICANN Policies
3 Mar 2022Closing Ceremony

*Please be noted that the session(s) will be held at 11:30-13:00 UTC. You may click HERE to check the local time in your city accordingly.

Becoming NetMission Ambassadors

Upon completing the NetMission Academy, those who are passionate to create an impact with collaborative effort can become part of our network as NetMission Ambassadors.

Ambassadors will form working groups based around their areas of interest from each theme. Each working group will be assigned a mentor with experience in the field.

What will your working group do?

Working group members shall kick-start with defining your own goals and the impact that you want to create. You can participate in policy processes and advocacy, develop toolkits and educational materials, or organize local initiatives. Feel free to go beyond. Innovate! Experiment! Our aim is to bring Internet Governance issues to the youth of Asia.

Conference Organising Committees

As part of our Internet Governance youth engagement work, NetMission Ambassadors have a strong presence at regional Internet Governance conferences. This includes APIGA, APrIGF, ICANN, and IGF. NetMission Ambassadors will have the chance to apply for the demanding role of organizing and hosting youth activities at some of these events which involves moderating a policy discussion dialogue. A separate process will be initiated for recruiting the organizing committees for respective events.