The Hong Kong Youth Internet Governance Forum (HKyIGF) is a one-day summit of capacity building on Internet governance discourse for NetMission ambassadors and alumni, university and tertiary education students, and youth that are interested in Internet-related issues, which consists of networking sessions, a workshop and a discussion session.
Date: 25 May 2019 (Saturday)
Duration: 5 hours
Venue: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Theme: FinTech & Digital Economy
Big data and privacy
Personal financial technology
Cryptocurrency & Blockchain
Application Deadline: 19 May 2019 (Sunday)
A networking opportunity for university students, young professionals, entrepreneurs and NetMission alumni to engage on technology policy and Internet governance discourse at local, regional and international level on a continuous basis.
In this introductory capacity-building session, participants are introduced to Internet Governance and its multi-stakeholder framework. We introduce Internet Governance bodies such as IGF and ICANN. Guest speakers from Government, NGOs, and Industry will be invited to share their perspectives on the current state of affairs and social issues.
A roundtable discussion for all participants and guests to exchange their ideas and expand on the topics discussed in the capacity-building workshop in the format of the IGF discussion model.
By the end of the summit, a youth statement is expected to be drafted to summarize the topics discussed during the summit, and to present at the IGF and to the UNIGF Secretariat.