yIGF in Hong Kong (14-16/6/2010)
Participating in the yIGF gave participants in Hong Kong a chance to understand and discuss relevant topics from the point of view of various stakeholders. During the 3-day forum, participants role-played different stakeholders in society, such as Children, youth, government, parents, teachers, business leaders and so on. The three main topics revolved around censorship, privacy and the digital divide. We interacted with international and local experts, who of- fered us valuable guidance and support.
The yIGF camp achieved remarkable success – brand new ideas were conceived, intensive discussions were created, awareness among the youth was enhanced, and most im- portantly, we realized our role in creating a better Internet environment. After the yIGF, NetMission Ambassadors worked together with YIGF participants to draft the yIFG report, which would be submitted at the UNIGF in Vilnius, Lithuania 2010.
NET (Networking Opportunity, Empowering Youth, Talent Development) is a model to achieve the mission of youth empowerment in internet governance, ambassadors who have received year round training and gained oversee conference experience will form a working group to work on community projects like HKYIGF ,yIGF, APIGA. We hope these kind of community works can raise public awareness of what is internet governance.
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