Words from Alumni

我報名參加 NetMission 的時候, 沒有預期到八年後仍堅持著做有關網絡管治的工作。這八年來帶給我意想不到的經歷,訓練了溝通技巧和協調能力。當中也認識了一班好朋友,從政府官員到互聯網之父。一直的參與也讓我有機會成為聯合國網絡管治論壇多持份者諮詢委員會的一份子,落實協調一個世界性的會議。(哈哈,也不忘每次開會有機會周遊列國呀!)

When I first signed up for NetMission, I never expected to still work on Internet Governance related work after 8 years. I have learnt a lot in these 8 years, including my communications and coordination skills. I have also met a group of great friends, from Government officials to the Father of Internet. My continuous participation has also given me a chance to be elected as a member of United Nations Internet Governance Forum Multistakeholder Advisory Group coordinate a global event (Of course, I never forget to have fun when I travel!).

何思穎,网域使命青年使者 2009-2010年度
聯合國網絡管治論壇多持份者諮詢委員會成員 (2015-2017)
Bianca Ho, NetMission Ambassador, Class 2009-2010
 Member of Global Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Multi-stakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) (2015-2017)

The NetY Programme organzied by NetMission and Chinese YMCA in 2013 was the precursor of HKYIGF for secondary students, which was the stepping stone for my involvement in internet governance. I faced a lot of difficulties in the process because the workshops were conducted in Cantonese but I had very supportive team mates and mentors that helped me along the way.

Before joining the programme, I didn’t know anything about Internet Governance but doing the research essay and also attending the IGF 2013 in Bali has given me a lot of first-hand exposure. I have been in this journey for four years now.

Over the years, I have become a participant, an organizer, a speaker and now a MAG member because I received mentorship advice, training workshops and also participate in discussions. I hope that youth will continue to be involved in Internet Governance because it’s a very big area but each one is close to our lives and affect us in many different ways.

Jianne Soriano, NetMission Ambassador, Class 2016-2017
Member of Global Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) 2018
NetY Ambassador 2013

成為網域使命青年大使是在大學裡重要的一步。參加國際會議的機會和互聯網本身吸引了我。 很慶幸,我有機會參加在巴西10th UNIGF和成為在APrIGF中YIGF的籌委之一。由於我對互聯網管治鮮有認識,網域使命青年大使旅程由初期的摸著石頭過河,到後期的眼界大開,全然是一次珍貴的知識體驗。獲得的知識很多,亦很高興能以大使、青年人及亞洲人的身份發聲。如果你有願意接受挑戰,探討這領域,推薦你參加!

Different from being EXco, joining ECAs or fraternities, being a NetMission Ambassador is one of the best decisions in my university life. The chance to be a representative to an international conference and Internet itself excited and attracted me. Thus, I applied. Thankfully, I was selected to attend the 10th UNIGF in Brazil and to be one of the organizers in YIGF Taiwan during the APrIGF. Owing to my total ignorance to Internet Governance at the beginning, the learning curve was pretty steep. The exposure I got was tremendous. The knowledge I have acquired was interesting and important. The people I have met were inspirational and helpful. It’s been a blast throughout the journey. I am glad to have the chance to voice out as a NetMission Ambassador, as a youngster and as an Asian. I highly recommend this program to you if you have the guts to take challenges and are willing to explore Internet Governance!

楊珊瑜,网域使命青年使者 2016-2017 年度
Hailey YANG, NetMission Ambassador, Class 2016-2017
HKUST, Bachelor of Business Administration (Law) (ACCT&IS), Class of 2016

网域使命青年使者計劃帶給我的是視野和經驗。一年前我在填報名表時,我從來沒有想像過自己能夠遠赴巴西出席「聯合國網絡管治論壇 (UNIGF)」,又或者是在韓國協辦「亞太區網絡管治學院 (APIGA)」的訓練活動。很榮幸可以在不同場合與專家們討論網絡議題,和其他使者一起以香港青年的身分主動和與會者談及我所關注的題材。在個人層面上,我很高興能夠認識到一群志同道合的朋友,尤其是歷屆的网域使命青年使者。不要猶豫了,報名參加网域使命青年使者計劃啦!

I felt genuinely privileged to become a NetMission Ambassador. A year ago, never had I thought that this programme would offer me such valuable exposure and experience. NetMission provided me with the opportunities of attending the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (UNIGF) 2015 held in Brazil, as well as co-organising sessions in Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy (APIGA) in 2016. I was honoured to be able to discuss some of the most prevalent internet governance issues with prominent experts in the field. Furthermore, I felt empowered to proactively express my views in different occasions from the perspective of a youth from Hong Kong. On a personal level, I got to know lots of passionate and like-minded youth who are engaged in promoting youth participation, in particular the team of NetMission Ambassadors. If you’re thinking of joining the family of NetMission, you definitely should!

翁奕浩,网域使命青年使者 2016-2017 年度
Felix Yung, NetMission Ambassador, Class 2016-2017
HKU, Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting and Finance), Class of 2017