Wathagi ndung'u joywathagi at gmail.com
Fri Jan 12 23:40:36 EET 2018

Hello team,

The Internet Governance Forum that took place at the United Nations in
Geneva from the 18th to the 21st of December 2017 had the theme: ‘Shape
Your Digital Future.’ Internet Society Youth Fellows saw the need to
increase youth participation in Internet Governance Issues. Even though we
are digital natives, young people are secluded from the decision making
table on policies and issues affecting the internet that has shaped and
continue to shape our daily lives.

The Digital Grassroots Ambassador program is an initiative to accomplish
the following goals:

   1. Build a positive narrative on youth participation in Internet
   2. Engage youth in resolving internet relation problems at community
   3. Introduce youth to participation in Internet Governance through
   4. Use Internet Literacy as a tool to accomplish Sustainable
   Developmental Goals

The Digital Grassroots Ambassador program will include:

   1. An Internet Literacy Coursework tailored to accomplish the SDGs
   2. A community engagement activity that will be done by selected
   3. A 4 week mentorship program with a mentor to induct Ambassadors to
   Youth Participation in Internet Governance

Successful Ambassadors will receive a certificate at the end of the
program, an opportunity to share success stories and write articles related
to internet on our website, forum and social platforms, and an exclusive
mentorship program on how to engage as a youth in Internet Governance, and
an opportunity to join the core team in a given capacity.


   - Between 14 and 29 years old in 2018
   - Interested in using the internet as a tool for social good and
   - Community Centred individual passionate about sharing information
   - Applications encouraged from persons from regions facing internet
   related challenges including access problems.
   - You do not need prior experience in Internet Governance to participate
   - Applicants are encouraged to join the Digital Grassroots forum for
   news updates (Optional).


Applications Open: 10 January 2018
Applications Close: 30 January 2018
Successful Applicants Notified: 15 February 2018


Best Regards,

Joy Wathagi Ndungu
Co-Founder, Digital Grassroots www.digitalgrassroots.org
Phone number :*+254706690282 *
Alternate Email 1: *joy.w at digitalgrassroots.org
<joy.w at digitalgrassroots.org> *Alternate Email 2:
*jndungu at studentsforliberty.org
<jndungu at studentsforliberty.org>*
8638-00300 Nairobi, Kenya

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