yIGF in Singapore (16-18/6/2011)
We are team of 9 NetMission Ambassadors together with the secretarat support from DotAsia, formed an organizing committee to put this into action.
This was an awesome experience as taking the facilitator’s role is a new to some of Ambassadors, especially when the participants were very proactive and intelligent. Some of the delegates are even in their pursuit of postgraduate outstanding performance really exceed our expectation. The 3-day-2-night forum was highly commended among the Singapore participants.
One of the delegates Bernard Oi (PhD, NUS) said that after attended the yIGF and the subsequent ICANN meetings, he developed a much deeper appreciation the dynamics and politics behind global policy development. He also thought that the yIGF was a highly interactive and meaningful forum with the different stakeholder groups demonstrated how the issues were affecting their constituents with empirical evidences which presented a compelling case for their position and offered suggestions how all the stakeholders could work together This approach enabled the stakeholders to see correlations of these i broad consequences on all segments of today’s society.
Yet we do not just stop there. We would like to keep spreading our impact to other countries in Asia Pacific region. We hope a united youth force will arise in the future to make something great with the intercontinental collaboration.
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 kinds of community works can raise public awareness of what is internet governance.
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