*SAVE THE DATE: 21st -23rd August 2017 ISOC-TT Membership Outreach & Caribbean IGF Remote Hub*
”Fostering Collaborative Approaches"
*DATE: 21st -23rd August 2017*
*VENUE: University of West Indies Faculty of Engineering (specific details on building & room to be provided later)*
*TIME: 9 am to 3:30 pm*
I am pleased to invite you to the Internet Society Trinidad and Tobago Chapter (ISOC-TT) Membership Outreach "Fostering Collaborative Approaches". As part of this outreach we will feature a Remote Hub Broadcast of 13th Caribbean Internet Governance Forum, taking place in the British Virgin Islands.
This serves as place-marker and initial correspondence to alert you to the dates. Be on the look-out for further messages from us, we will be using ISOC-TT ‘s various channels/tools such as social media to communicate. Feel free to share, visit and post !
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Are you 18-25? Apply now! Applications open from today through 15 August 2017.
- 25 July - 15 August: applications open for the the Youth@IGF programme - 28 August: announcement of the selected candidates - 1 September: start of the online course - 30 September: end of the online course - 10 October: announcement of Youth@IGF fellows - 15 October: start of the webinar discussions - 16 December: arrival in Geneva
All applicants must be Internet Society Society members* between the ages of 18-25 years.
Also, they must have:
- Basic awareness of Internet-related Issues
- Fluency in English, French, or Spanish
- Be able to write clearly
- Be comfortable with public speaking and communicating your positions
- Have regular access to the Internet
- Alignment with the Internet Society Core principles
- Spend a minimum of 8 hours each week during each of the phases
- Be ready take part in the meetings or webinars (this is the single most important requirement and should be evaluated seriously by any potential applicant).
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APPLY NOW: Internet Society Ambassadors to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)
*SCHEDULE FOR SELECTION*
Call for applications opens: 17 July 2017 Call for applications closes: 6 August 2017 Successful candidates notified: 28 August 2017
IGF Ambassadorships are for young Internet Society members who have a strong interest in the issues and themes of the IGF. Ambassadorship awards are available for first-time and returning ambassadors. Selection for the Ambassadorships is competitive. All applicants must be:
between the ages of 20 and 40a member of the Internet Society able to present a strong motivation for attending the IGF meeting able to demonstrate interest and expertise in issues on the IGF agenda able to demonstrate experience in leading Internet governance discussions at the international level and in multi-cultural environments capable of appropriately represent the Internet Society and its views and policies as an Ambassador during the IGF capable of continuing to work with the Internet Society locally after the IGF.
The selection committee will also attempt to achieve professional, geographical, and gender diversity in the overall selections.
*Take Part in the Forum*
Those individuals chosen as IGF Ambassadors take part in the forum itself, providing subject matter expertise and facilitating the exchange of information and best practices with key stakeholders participating in the meetings. In the lead up to the Forum itself, each ambassador will be paired with a mentor - an experienced IGF participant, often a former recipeint of this award - who will help them prepare and familiarise themselves with the relevant IGF materials, as well as acting as a point of contact at the meeting itself.
Ambassadors represent the Internet Society by promoting the organization’s positions on public policy issues related to the discussions happening at the IGF. They also contribute by providing local and regional perspectives and opinions to enhance the quality of the various sessions and workshops.
*About the Award*
Please read the selection criteria at the bottom of this page.
Take note of practical information, including which financial elements the award is intended to cover.
There are certain expectations placed upon award recipients, including administration and preparation for the Forum, and sharing their experiences afterwards.
*Why You Should Apply*
The Ambassadors themselves will gain valuable insight and experience through their exposure to a range of stakeholders from numerous disciplines across the Internet ecosystem and benefit from the high visibility of their engagement.
There are a range of other benefits to be derived from the programme, both for the Ambassadors and discussions around Internet governance;
* Focus attention on emerging leaders who embody the values of the Internet Society, promoting its mission to ensure that “the Internet is for everyone”.
* Reinforce the importance of multi-disciplinary leaders in fostering the sustainability, robustness, security, stability and development of the Internet.
* Promote youth citizenship, diplomacy, volunteerism and community service as key aspects of next generation leadership.
* Empower young Internet professionals by broadening their experience and enabling their participation in public policy debates.
* Provide opportunities for Ambassadors to participate in the global Internet ecosystem and to interact and engage with the broader Internet Governance community.
* Increase the visibility of Ambassadors and prepares them to deliver more meaningful impacts at the local and regional level.
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