[IRP] IRP Digest, Vol 12, Issue 39

Fouad Bajwa fouadbajwa
Sun Jan 17 22:32:51 EET 2010

Rafik, I shared only a concern for the statement, its not an
argument/debate but something to add in the statement.

Its true that I saw more young arabs and than youth from other
countries. There are various programs in place that did bring some
youth including the Commonwealth IGF Bursaries for 14 young people,
the ISOC IGF Ambassadors, the Egyptian host had sponsored 100 youth as
the host country organizer Nermine had briefed in the Open
Consultations in last September in Geneva and some youth participated
from the Diplo Foundation. Apart from that there were very few people
from the regions that I have mentioned below. Though this is only a
personal observation.

I appreciate your concern. Take care and see you soon in Nairobi.

Fouad Bajwa

On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 1:01 AM, Rafik Dammak <rafik.dammak at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>> - The issue of youth and gender participation including regional
>> diversity is missing, please don't miss this issue. There were more
>> youth present from Arab world countries but lesser participation of
>> youth from other African States, South Asian, Asia Pacific, Central
>> Europe etc. and Women could be easily be given a head count which is
>> still very devastating in terms of participation because that has to
>> increased in upcoming meetings and activities.
> more youth present from Arab world? are you sure? I didn't see so much. if
> you are talking about egyptians who mostly of them are volunteers, you
> forgot that Egypt organized the last IGF. arab league has 22 country members
> and many countries didn't send any youth and even more of them came through
> through other organizations or structures and not on behalf of their
> respective countries.
> in fact there is no so much youth participation because existing programs
> cannot provide more fellowships for young people to participate. there are
> some initiatives like netmission supported by the registry of dotasia which
> brought a good delegation of young participants from China and Hongkong .
> Regards
> Rafik

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