The Internet offers many opportunities for communication, development, and collaboration, but we can also acknowldge concerning environmental, social, and economic effects of digitality. Young people are at the forefront of advocacy for a more sustainable world, and have impact on policy development. For the UN Internet Governance Forum 2020, we want to highlight the opportunities of digital sustainability and point the way forward.
The key policy topics are Greening the Internet, Fair Digital Businesses, Internet for Social Good, and Sustainable Internet Governance. For each, a global working group will be established in order to draft policy recommendations to be presented to decision-makers in the public and private sectors, civil society, academia, and the technical community.
From July 1 to July 19, 2020, you can apply to become a working group member if you
- are between 16 and 30 years of age
- want to collaborate in an international team
- show strong interest in the key policy topics and have previous knowledge in at least one of those topics
- are willing and able to participate in the planned activities (more information see below the form)
We highly encourage applications from young people in all world regions, with diverse backgrounds and levels of professional and academic experience.
To learn more about youth policy in Internet Governance, you can read the outcomes in our final publication of our 2019 program, where young people have also drafted policy recommendations to the Internet Governance Forum.