Youth Internet Governance Forum (yIGF) is a youth-driven initiative by NetMission Ambassadors hoping to create more peer influence. The idea of yIGF indeed was triggered by NetMission Ambassadors on the way back from a trip to United Nations Internet Governance Forum (UNIGF) Egypt in 2009. We felt that Internet Governance should not be only a topic or concern of adults that youth should be part of it as well. Therefore, we tried to project this multi-stakeholder discussion model to the youth level. This gave rise to the yIGF Hong Kong in 2010 with the effort of all NetMission Ambassadors.
YIGF since initiated by NetMission in 2010 in Hong Kong, it has been a concurrent camp with Asia Pacific regional IGF. YIGF takes the same multi-stakeholders’ approach as UNIGF which participants are assigned a role as one of the interest group such as government, private sectors and NGOs. It aims to encourage the youth to think from the others’ stance and also providing a platform for them to express and interchange their ideas freely.