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 yout...@gmail.com if you know of any other opportunities or events that can be shared in the next update.
Work opportunity at the World Bank Group
Young Professionals Program (WBG YPP) is open now.
The WBG YPP is a two-year leadership development program at the start of a five-year employment contract with the World Bank, IFC or MIGA. Young Professionals (YPs) start the program in Washington, DC, where they engage in intensive training—on-the-job and in the classroom—learning the fundamentals of leadership and development operations across institutions, and how to identify opportunities for joint impact.
Deadline: 15th July
Numun Fund’s first call for applications is open!
Open for application: 1 July - 1 August 2022
The Seed, Grow & Sustain Grant Call is aimed at supporting initiatives, collectives, groups, and organizations with a focus on feminist tech activism in the Larger World, aka the Global South. Grants are between USD5,000-USD100,000 for a period of 2 years and is a flexible fund that can be used for general support and/or projects.
Numun Fund is the first dedicated fund for feminist tech in, for, and led by the Larger World, what we call what is commonly referred to as the Global South. Our aim is to seed and sustain feminist technology infrastructure for movement organizing, and we understand digital technologies to be an important part of movement infrastructure. Numun Fund draws on the breadth and depth of knowledge that already exists in social justice and feminist movements and works to shift power and resources to feminist and women/trans-led groups, organizations, and networks that engage with technology in their activism.
IGF 2022 Call for Travel Support
The IGF Secretariat announced the opening of the IGF 2022 Call for Travel Support to support eligible candidates to participate in person in the 17th IGF in Addis Ababa. The call is open until 31 August at 23:59 UTC
More information can be found here (https://www.intgovforum.org/en/content/igf-2022-call-for-travel-support)
Open Internet for Democracy Leaders Program
Applications for the Open Internet for Democracy Leaders Program are now open until July 12th! Apply to join a cohort of global advocates for #digitalrights and #internetfreedom More information can be found here (https://openinternet.global/call-for-applications)
INTERNET GOVERNANCE FORUM 2022 YOUTH ENGAGEMENT TRACK
The second capacity development workshop hosted at the Youth African IGF. 18 July 2022 | 10:00-11:00 UTC Malawi, Lilongwe, and online
Digital Transformation for Better Future for All - are we all given the same start chance? Connectivity is a prerequisite to digital transformation.
More information can be found here (https://intgovforum.org/en/content/igf-youth-track-at-african-igf)
African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) 2022
The African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) 2022 will take place from 23 – 25 August at Kigali Marriott Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda.
This event will be held as a hybrid event, with participants present in Rwanda, and others online and will focus on Internet interconnection dynamics, content distribution, and transit obstacles at local and regional levels.
AfPIF aims to promote the development of national and cross-border interconnection and offers the African technical community a unique opportunity to showcase interconnection challenges and opportunities.
Registration for the Youth IGF USA 2022 is open!
Youth IGF USA is a day-zero event preceding IGF USA 2022, giving the
participants an overview of Internet Governance and its current
challenges, a sneak-peak into IGF USA 2022, and a networking opportunity
with other young professionals in the space.
Date: July 20, 2022
More information can be found here (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/igf-usa-2022-tickets-328408928947)
Africa Internet Governance Community Engagement Call
The call's theme is "The Roads to IGF 2022, Ethiopia". The Africa IGF 2022 in Malawi, the Africa Youth IGF, and the AFRINIC Issues and Matters emerging internationally will be the main topics of conversation.
Date: Thursday, July 14, 2022, at 14:00 UTC.
Recommendations from the engagement will be made available to the public and key institutions.
African Youth Internet Governance 2022
The African Youth Internet Governance will take place on Monday 18th July in the context of the AfIGF.