[AfrICANN-discuss] ISOC Next Generation Leaders (NGL) programme

Dawit Bekele bekele at isoc.org
Tue Feb 2 10:43:24 SAST 2010

The Internet Society (ISOC) is happy to announce a new programme beginning
in 2010: the ISOC Next Generation Leaders (NGL) programme.  

The NGL was officially launched 6 October 2009 at a youth forum lunch during
the ITU Telecom World week in Geneva.  The programme is aimed at emerging
talents across the globe, between the ages of 20 and 40, and is a unique
blend of coursework and practical experience to help prepare young
professionals from around the world to become the next generation of
Internet technology, policy, and business leaders.


Programme entrants will complete a tailored eLearning course, covering the
essential topics required for effective interactions and relationships
within the Internet ecosystem, as well as key concepts and emerging issues
in Internet governance.  They will be encouraged to apply for the Internet
Society's representation programmes, such as ISOC Ambassadorships to the
Internet Governance Forum (IGF), the World Bank, and OECD, and the ISOC
Fellowship to the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).


At the end of the programme, all Next Generation Leaders programme graduates
will be invited to submit a proposal for a project focused on an Internet
development issue within their own communities. Of those, three projects
will be chosen and the respective project leaders will be invited to Geneva
for a final, one-week course in Internet diplomacy.  The three project
leaders will be recognized as the Next Generation Leaders programme
laureates, rewarded with special opportunities to network with some of the
Internet's most respected leaders and to participate in special leadership
events, and they may be encouraged to start new Internet Society Chapters in
their communities.


More information on the programme can be found at


**You may sign up to receive periodic information on the NGL but visiting
the programme site and clicking on "Candidates: Register for NGL


We will be sharing application details for the eLearning component through
the sign up information list in the coming months.


If you have any questions or comments about the Next Generation Leaders
programme, please contact leaders at InternetSociety.org


Best wishes,


Connie J Kendig

Sponsored Programs & Grants Manager

Internet Society





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