[AfrICANN-discuss] Invitation to Applicants: Internet Society Ambassadors to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

Y Mshana2003 ymshana2003 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 19 07:48:02 SAST 2012

Good question..
Why is there age restriction?
Anybody could be new to IGF therefore I would suggest removal of age restriction.
I have heard about a 70+ years old doing still studying in a school ?
Kind regards.

From Yassin . Sent from samsung mobile. On O2.

Birhanu Yifru <birhanu_yifru at hotmail.com> wrote:

 Dear Dawit,
thank you for the invitation. But, why the need to limit the age up to 40?
Hoping to hearing from you ASAP.
Birhanu Yifru


From: bekele at isoc.org
To: africann at afrinic.net
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2012 21:40:40 +0300
Subject: [AfrICANN-discuss] Invitation to Applicants: Internet Society Ambassadors to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

The Internet Society is pleased to invite applications for the 2012 Internet Society Ambassadors to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF).

As part of the Internet Society's Next Generation Leaders (NGL) programme, the Ambassadorships to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) are available to Internet Society members between the ages of 20 and 40.

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a multi-stakeholder forum for policy dialogue on issues of Internet governance. It brings together government, private sector, and civil society stakeholders, including the technical and academic community, on an equal basis and through an open and inclusive process. The IGF facilitates a common understanding of how to maximize Internet opportunities and address risks and challenges that arise. 

About the 2012 Ambassadors to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF)

In 2012, the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will focus on Internet Governance for Sustainable Human, Economic and Social Development. Participants will explore key topics such as Cybersecurity, Online Child Protection, Intellectual Property, Copyright, Managing Critical Internet Resources, Access & Diversity and numerous others. The Forum will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan from the 6-9 November 2012.

Ambassadors to the IGF may be involved in various activities at the Forum, including contributions to the IGF Ambassadors' blog, participating broadly in the IGF meeting agenda and assisting with staffing of the Internet Society booth at the venue. Details of these opportunities will be confirmed in advance of the Forum.

For more information, please visit:



How to apply

To apply to be chosen as one of the 2012 Internet Society Ambassadors to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), please go to:



Please Note: The above link will take you to our new application service provider, zoomgrants.com.  Before beginning the application process, you will need to register as a new user on the system, even if you've previously been an awardee of any Internet Leadership programmes (the moderated e-Learning course, the Fellowship to the IETF, the Fellowship to the World Bank infoDev Global Forum or the Fellowship to the OECD Technology Foresight Forum).


In addition to completing the online application form, you will be required to upload a 2-3 page briefing paper as well as upload your most recently updated CV.


The deadline for applications is midnight UTC on 6 July 2012.


Successful candidates will be notified on 20 July 2012.

The Next Generation Leaders programme

The Internet Society’s Next Generation Leaders programme is supported by funding from SIDN and is conducted under the patronage of the European Commission for Information Society and Media.


For more information about the Next Generation Leaders programme, please visit:


You can also contact us at leaders at isoc.org.

If you are interested in becoming a Corporate or Organizational partner of the Next Generation Leaders (NGL) programme, please email leader-sponsor at isoc.org



Niel Harper
Senior Manager, Next Generation Leaders

Internet Society
1775 Wiehle Ave. Suite 201
Reston, VA 20190
direct: 571.299.2509
mobile: 246.243.3818
skype: olokunbb



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