Applications Invited for NetMission Academy 2024
Apply By: 05 Nov 2023
About the Organization
The NetMission Ambassadors (NetMission.Asia) program aims to bring together a network of dedicated young volunteers devoted towards promoting and contributing towards a collaborative and sustainable Internet as well as youth engagement on Internet governance.
The vision of NetMission is that the empowerment of, and the informed perspectives and participation from young digital natives, provide substantive and constructive enrichment to the multi-stakeholder Internet governance discourse, globally and locally, now and into the future.
About the Course
The NetMission Academy is a series of online sessions designed to equip youth with the knowledge and discussion skills to participate in Internet policymaking. This online academy is not a one-sided learning program. The program includes two pre-training webinars in December, followed by 7 training webinars and a closing ceremony in January and February. Selected fellows will be assigned into thematic groups to research and prepare for the respective session as a host.
Upon completion of the program, we offer motivated individuals a chance to further advance their understanding of Internet governance. Graduates of the academy will become NetMission Ambassadors, and work together with other NetMission alumni as a team to contribute to the Internet governance community through working groups, conference activities, and youth events.
Those who are passionate about creating an impact with collaborative effort may continue their participation in our network by joining any of the following initiatives:
Join Our Working Groups
Working group members shall kick-start by defining their own goals and the impact that they want to create. Members can participate in policy processes and advocacy, develop toolkits and educational materials, organize local initiatives, or join the NetMission Academy Organizing Committee (Formerly called Buddy Scheme) to help nurture ambassadors of the next cohort.
Become an Event Organizing Committee Member
As part of our Internet Governance youth engagement work, NetMission Ambassadors have a strong presence at regional Internet Governance conferences. This includes APIGA, APrIGF, ICANN, and IGF. NetMission Ambassadors will have the chance to apply for the demanding role of organizing and hosting youth activities at some of these events which involves moderating a policy discussion dialogue. A separate process will be initiated for recruiting the organizing committees for respective events.
Submit Workshop Proposals
NetMission alumni initiate submissions of workshop proposals to APrIGF and IGF every year. We support all the initiatives by leveraging our network of connections at regional and global levels.
Fellowship Application Support
One of the goals of the Academy is to help our ambassadors and alumni grow to another role in the Internet governance community. We could provide advisory support on your application to different fellowship programs, for example, APrIGF Fellowship, APIGA, NextGen@ICANN, ICANN Fellowship Program, APNIC Fellowship Program, IGF Youth Ambassador Program, etc.
If you are a student currently enrolled in any tertiary institution within the Asia Pacific and want to make a change for the betterment of the Internet, this is the program for you.
- Part-time or full-time students enrolled in tertiary education institutions within the Asia Pacific of all disciplines are welcome.
- Young professionals who are not enrolled in any tertiary education may not be considered.
How to Apply
Application Deadline: 5 November 2023 (23:59 UTC)
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