Session: Is the Youth Factor Counting in IG and is IG Affecting the Youth?

Time: 
Thu, 2011-09-29 16:30 - 18:00

Concise Description:
Is the youth factor counting in Internet Governance? and Is Internet Governance affecting the youth?

In the last session of the IGF’s first phase (five year mandate), it emerged that the youth are a stakeholder group that has not been as actively involved as they should have in the process. Yet there has been some active participation from a small group of young people.

This workshop will raise and try to answer the following questions:

1. Has the IGF had any impact on the youth? Are young people affected by these discussions in the same way as adults?
2. The growth of the Internet is spurred by innovation; Youth are the key drivers in this scene, what policies should be in place so as not to hinder the Internet as a key tool for economic development in any government?
3. Are the youth part of any IG policy creation? Should they be? What has hindered youth in IG policy processes and what can be done to improve the situation?
4. During its first five year mandate, the IGF secretariat and other organisations conducted various capacity building program that targeted youth from developing countries. What impact did the program have on developing nations and what lessons did we learn that could improve the program in the next five year mandate?

To answer these questions, we shall be aided by panelists drawn from different sectors and of various ages, elaborating on their experiences and a lively discussion/ Q&A ,from the audience, that will come up with recommendations on the importance of the Youth engagement at the IGF, beginning from the National level to the Global level.

From twitter...


timdavies (Tim Davies)

Adding a point to draft #igf11 e-participation principles #67 about being youth-accessible #207 http://t.co/Y0FMhxoK

2 years 48 weeks ago

CuseYouthIGF (Syracuse IGF Team)

@SyracuseU "Syracuse University is a mover and shaker in the world of Internet Governance" #207 #igf11 #CuseYouth @miltonmueller

2 years 48 weeks ago

CuseYouthIGF (Syracuse IGF Team)

Follow the discussion about session #207 Is the Youth Factor Counting in IG? #igf11 #CuseYouth http://t.co/yK5JTPWt

2 years 48 weeks ago

CuseYouthIGF (Syracuse IGF Team)

Why don't youth participate in the #igf11? No knowledge about what it is, the @IGF11 needs to do a better job of promoting at colleges #207

2 years 48 weeks ago

CuseYouthIGF (Syracuse IGF Team)

@iSchoolSU come by room120 to participate in our remote hub for the #IGF11 in Nairobi Kenya discussing youth & the internet #207 #CuseYouth

2 years 48 weeks ago

CuseYouthIGF (Syracuse IGF Team)

RT @armarche: Older generations could learn a few tips about online privacy from young people http://t.co/R3Q9WiM8 #IGF11 @IGF11 #CuseYouth #207

2 years 48 weeks ago

CuseYouthIGF (Syracuse IGF Team)

RT @armarche: What can the @IGF11 do to get more of the youth involved? Reach out to college students! #IGF11 #CuseYouth #207 'cuse will be participating

2 years 48 weeks ago

DaBlackTenken (Ayinde JumanneSamuel)

RT @armarche: Older generations could learn a few tips about online privacy from young people http://t.co/R3Q9WiM8 #IGF11 @IGF11 #CuseYouth #207

2 years 48 weeks ago

armarche (Alex March)

Older generations could learn a few tips about online privacy from young people http://t.co/R3Q9WiM8 #IGF11 @IGF11 #CuseYouth #207

2 years 48 weeks ago

armarche (Alex March)

Older generations could learn a few tips about online privacy from young people http://t.co/R3Q9WiM8 #IGF11 #CuseYouth #207

2 years 48 weeks ago