Bi-weekly IG update

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Youth Coalition on Internet Governance

Jun 5, 2022, 5:36:51 AMJun 5

Dear YCIG community,


It's time for the bi-weekly IG update! This update contains opportunities and events for Youth in the field of Internet Governance that we have come across. Please feel free to share these opportunities further and reach out to us at if you know of any other opportunities or events that can be shared in the next update.


Application opportunities

ISOC IGF Youth Ambassador Program - Call for Applications

The applications for this year’s IGF Youth Ambassador Program are open until 23 June 2022. More information can be found here ( 

“We are excited to announce that the Internet Society is now accepting applications for this year's IGF Youth Ambassador Program. Do you know Internet Society members aged 18-30 who want to make a significant impact in your community, influence key Internet governance issues, receive training and mentoring, and engage with Internet stakeholders worldwide? Applications are open until 23 June 2022 at 23:59 UTC.”


NextGen@ICANN - Call for Applications

The applications for NextGen@ICANN for ICANN75 are open until 1 July 2022. More information can be found here ( 

“The ICANN organization is looking for the next generation of individuals who are interested in becoming actively engaged in their regional communities and in shaping the future of global Internet policy. Important work is happening every day at ICANN. If you are ready to start your journey, attending an ICANN Public Meeting as a NextGen@ICANN participant could be the place to start! Through the NextGen program, ICANN provides coaching and travel assistance to students from the regions where the ICANN meeting is taking place.”


GigaNet Annual Symposium 2022 - Call for Papers

The call for papers for the GigaNet Annual Symposium 2022 are open now until 10 July 2022. More information can be found here ( 

“GigaNet – the Global Internet Governance Academic Network – is now accepting extended abstracts for papers to be presented at its annual symposium. As of now, GigaNet 2022 is planned to be held alongside the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF), which is held in a hybrid format in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 28 November to 2 December 2022. For the time being, the GigaNet symposium is planned as a virtual event on Day 0 of the IGF. Papers on any Internet/digital governance-related topic are welcome. Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches are encouraged. There will be the possibility of a focused subset of accepted papers to be fast-tracked for publication in a relevant journal. In the last two years, selected papers presented at the conference were invited for a dedicated special issue of Telecommunications Policy.”


APrIGF 2022 - Call for Local Hubs

The call for local hubs for APrIGF 2022 is open until 1 August 2022. More information can be found here ( 

“Due to the global pandemic, online participation will be a major part of APrIGF 2022. Meanwhile, its organizers are also committed to stimulating discussions at the national and sub-national levels by promoting local points of presence i.e. hubs, where small audiences will, where possible, enjoy an opportunity to be physically present throughout the event. Such a combination of the online and physical participation is known as hybrid format. Hubs are self-organized and self-supported local meetings that take place in parallel with the APrIGF sessions. The audience at a hub can watch the webcast of sessions and are encouraged to discuss and debate topics to help bring a local perspective on issues into the virtual APrIGF session, as well as send questions (via text, audio or video) that will be answered by panelists and otherwise contribute to the wider debate.”


SANOG-38 Fellowship - Call for Applications

The applications for the SANOG-38 Fellowship are open until 13 June 2022. More information can be found here ( 

“We are pleased to announce that SANOG-38 Fellowship applications are now open!! SANOG-38 workshops & conference will be held in Kathmandu, Nepal with 4 days of Workshop from 18 July to 21 July, 2022 and the Conference on 22nd July 2022. SANOG Fellowship has long been established as the program from where next generation Internet Leaders and Speakers are being evolved from the South Asian region. SANOG Fellowships provide financial support for individuals from South Asian Economies to attend the SANOG conference and workshop. Fellows get an opportunity to meet & network with, and learn from experts in the industry and return home with new insights to aid them in their professional development.”


EngageMedia Digital Security Localization Fellowship - Call for Applications

The applications for the EngageMedia Digital Security Localization Fellowship are open until 12 June 2022. More information can be found here ( 

“EngageMedia is now accepting applications for the Digital Security Localization Fellowship, which aims to convene a network of localizers and contribute to the development of localized digital security resources in Southeast Asian languages. The program is open to applicants from civil society organisations and interested individuals from Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Thailand. The deadline for applications is on Sunday, June 12, 2022, 23:59 UTC+7 (Bangkok time).” 



EuroDIG 2022

YCIG is organizing an online Day 0-session at EuroDIG 2022: ‘A celebration of youth voices in Internet Governance’ ( on 20 June 2022. To participate in our session, apply now for the European Dialogue on Internet Governance, taking place from 20-22 June 2022, here ( 

“The session will first focus on achievements of young people and youth initiatives in the field over the past year and the goals for the upcoming year to further increase youth involvement. This will take place in the form of a good practice exchange, discussing what has been achieved last year and what are the lessons learned. Furthermore, there will be a discussion on why it is important to actively involve young people in Internet Governance work. The discussion will focus on how to create common platforms of thought and experience exchange between the different youth initiatives. Currently there is still a lack of coordination between youth organisations, which hinders the development of the ideas and perspectives that the youth brings to this field. The goal of this discussion is to encourage collaboration among youth from different regions, to ensure the internet governance discussion process is inclusive with the voice of the youth.”


ICANN74 Policy Forum Meeting

The ICANN74 Policy Forum Meeting is scheduled to be held in The Hague, the Netherlands from 13 to 16 June 2022. In person registration will close on 8 June 2022. More information and registration can be found here ( 


Asia Pacific Youth IGF 2022

The Asia Pacific Youth IGF 2022 is taking place in a hybrid format in Singapore on 10 and 11 September. Registration is open until 26 June 2022. More information can be found here ( 

“Organized and facilitated by NetMission.Asia, the Youth IGF occurs in conjunction with the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) annually, to raise awareness and build the capacity for youth to join the Internet governance discussions. Based on the mandate of IGF to bring people together from various stakeholder groups as equals, YIGF provides an open platform for the young generation to express and interchange their ideas and own thoughts on internet governance freely. This year, yIGF will be held as a 2-day meeting with a hybrid format and co-locate physically along with APrIGF 2022 in Singapore. Participants will be engaged in discussing hot issues related to Internet governance with other young talents from the region and experienced speakers from the IG community.”


Kind regards, 

Youth Coalition on Internet Governance and Youth SIG

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