Local yIGF Initiative

Hong Kong Youth Internet Governance Forum 2016

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Background

Since 2009, NetMisssion Ambassadors, a group of dedicated young devoted to promote harmonious Internet development, attended the Internet Governance Forum organized by United Nations annually, after the meetings, they have the feeling that it is important to encourage more youth and teenagers as one of the Internet users engaging in the Internet Governance Discussion. Coming to the 11th United Nations IGF in 2016, “Youth Internet Governance Forum Hong Kong (HKYIGF)” Program is introduced by DotAsia Organisation and NetMisssion Ambassadors, with fully supported by Microsoft Hong Kong, which aims to provide mass education among high schools in engaging Next Generation from Hong Kong to take part in global discussion as digital citizens, facilitates them to build up the sense of belonging to the digital society, understand their rights and accountable for their responsibilities with mutual respect to other Internet users. At the same time, electing youth representatives on behalf of Hong Kong to attend the 11th United Nations Internet Governance Forum in Mexico in 6 – 9 Dec 2016 and exchange views on Internet Governance issues with stakeholders from different part of the world.

Programme

1. Netizens Seminar – 25 Jun 2016

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2. Internet Governance Training Camp – 8-10 Jul 2016

HKYIGF Internet Governance Training Camp was successfully held in Chinese University of Hong Kong. 45 secondary students from various schools have shown their big interest in Internet Governance. They seized the opportunity to learn from the honorable guests from industry, government and NGOs during workshops. By attending the interactive activities, delivering presentation about leveraging ICT to reach Sustainable Development Goals, one-minute individual speech on interested IG topics, making a short video on Safer Internet collaboratively, etc., the participants not only got to understand different aspects of Internet Governance, but also experienced the discussion model in IGF. We are impressed with the students’ performance and enthusiasm.

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3. Youth Internet Summit – 18 Jul 2016