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Application open for NetMission Academy – Asia

Application open for NetMission Academy - AsiaThe NetMission Academy is offering motivated individuals in Asia the chance to further their understanding of Internet Governance issues. Graduates of the academy can become NetMission Ambassadors, working together with a team to build an initiative for the development of the Internet and advance the governance discussions in Asia. Part of this includes being an organiser of regional conference activities for youth.

If you’re a young visionary who can make a change for the betterment of the Internet and community, this is your chance to join NetMission Academy. Full-time students currently enrolled in any tertiary institutions within Asia Pacific of all disciplines are also welcome.  

Applications open from to November. 

The academy will be teaching more on Internet Governance Ecosystem & Internet Infrastructure, Access and Empowerment, Human Rights Online, Cybersecurity, Privacy & Safer Internet, Digital Economy and Emerging Technologies, Diversity and Multi-Stakeholder Participation and ICANN Policies through its webinar series.

The NetMission Academy is a series of online sessions designed to equip youth with the knowledge and discussion skills to participate in Internet policy making. The sessions will include one orientation webinar, followed by 7 training workshops. These 1.5-hour workshops will be interactive discussion sessions, with expert guest speakers selected for each topic.

This online academy is not a one-sided learning program. Selected fellows will be assigned into thematic groups to research and prepare for the respective session as a host. All fellows are expected to actively contribute to discussions. If you are a student in tertiary education (undergraduate or postgraduate) and are interested in how the Internet impacts society, this is the program for you.

Becoming NetMission Ambassadors

Upon completing the NetMission Academy, those who are passionate to create an impact with collaborative effort can become part of our network as NetMission Ambassadors.

Ambassadors will form working groups based around their areas of interest from each theme. Each working group will be assigned a mentor with experience in the field.

What will your working group do?

Working group members shall kick-start with defining your own goals and the impact that you want to create. You can participate in policy processes and advocacy, develop toolkits and educational materials or organise local initiatives. Feel free to go beyond. Innovate! Experiment! Our aim is to bring Internet Governance issues to the youth of Asia. Podcasts? Games? Viral marketing? Go crazy!

Conference Organising Committees

As part of our Internet Governance youth engagement work, NetMission Ambassadors have a strong presence at regional Internet Governance conferences. This includes APIGAAPrIGFICANN, and IGF. NetMission Ambassadors will have the chance to apply for the demanding role of organising and hosting youth activities at some of these events which involves moderating a policy discussion dialogue. Separate process will be initiated for recruiting the organizing committees for respective events.

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