Youth and Internet Governance: the way forward

16 November 2009 - A Workshop on Internet Governance for Development in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt


The main purpose of the workshop is to continue fostering the process of youth and future deicision makers involvement in the IG process issues and to showcase all related initiatives. This workshop will explore the main emergent issues faced by youth (more than +18 years) and push for further discussions and proposals. about : Some of the themes that will be discussed are: the creation of a cybersafety taskforce for youth, setup remote participation youth hubs, the formation organization of a Dynamic Coalition for youth involvement,participation of young citizens in democratic processes of their countries through social media on the Internet, some ways to foster and broaden youth capacity building initiatives,involvement of young leaders with innovative solutions, and a more general debate on youth and social media. The workshop will include young panelists, to give prove support to the participation of youth in the process and their contributions. They will discuss relevant local experiences and projects. There will be an attempt to find young representatives from all segments involved with IG, in order to put together a multistakeholder panel and to launch dynamic coalition for youth. They will represent all multistakeholders with focus on local experiences and projects.
a) Provide the names and affiliations of the panellists you are planning to invite. Describe the main actors in the field and whether you have you approached them about their willingness to participate in the proposed workshop.