[AFRI-Discuss] Apply for the West African Youth Internet Governance Forum

h i hfaiedh.ines2 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 27 13:15:05 UTC 2020

Dear Afralo Members,

This mail comes to announce the commencement of registration for the West
African Youth Internet Governance Forum.
The West Africa Youth Internet Governance (WAYIGF) is a sub-regional
initiative under the United Nations Internet Governance Forum. It exists
first and foremost to provide a platform for youth in West Africa to
contribute to discussions on Internet-related issues from where it affects
them the most as young people.
To enable this, the initiative engages in capacity building activities to
offer youth the opportunity to learn, be informed and better equipped to
contribute meaningfully to such discussions.

While youth are the largest demographic group on the Internet, they are
still underrepresented at the Internet Governance Forum. We believe that
young people have a high knowledge of the digital world they interact with
daily and therefore deserve to play a stronger role in decision making, and
policy processes regarding the Internet.

This year the WAYIGF will be hosted in Freetown, Sierra Leone. 50+ young
people from all over West Africa will gather for the 1-day Summit on July
22, 2020, to discuss key topics on Internet governance and policy, network
with experts, and draft the 2020 Youth Messages. These messages are policy
recommendations and will be presented at WAIGF, and the Africa Internet
Governance Forum.

If you are interested in Internet policies, want to contribute to trending
topics in media, innovation, cybersecurity, human rights, literacy and
more, apply to participate!
Eligibility criteria:

   - between 18-30 years old;

   - residing in a West Africa Country

   - participate in preliminary webinars (dates TBA)

   - Show interest in Internet governance, and motivation to actively
   participate in WAYIGF.

Learn more and register here <http://www.wayigf.org/>
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