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Report on amazon fellowship to igf2017 by shreedeep rayamajhi

Report on Amazon Fellowship to IGF2017 by Shreedeep Rayamajhi

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Report on amazon fellowship to igf2017 by shreedeep rayamajhi

  1. 1. Report on Amazon Fellowship to IGF2017 by Shreedeep Rayamajhi APSIG/AMAZON-2017-1 2017 IGF Report 2017.12.28 Shreedeep Rayamajhi 1. INTRODUCTION The APSIG Amazonfellowshipwasagreatexperienceof learningandnetworkingwhere we fellowsgot the chancesto voice our issuesandchallengesfaced inAsia.Asiaisaregionwhichhasissuesof standardizationandthe internetpracticesdiffersfromone countrytoanothermakingitvulnerable as well asat highrisk. The diversityandthe language barrierssimplynotonlychallengesthe development processbut provestobe a bighurdle.Otherthanthat Asiaisa big regionthathas a limitedtolerance againstissuesof internetrights,FoE,Access,infrastructures,Cybersecurity,cyberpoliciesandsoon. The major cause of thisisbecause of lack of awarenessandlackof internetcore values. With fellowshipsandopportunitieslikethese,the Asiancommunity cancertainlycreate betterawareness and exposure. The program helped me tocommunicate andcollaborate atvariouslevels.Duringthe IGF2017, my engagementandparticipation wasnotjustlimitedtomy sessioninfactfrommypersonal side I participatedinvariousbestpractice forumandcollaborated withvariousothergroupsincreatingtool kitsand betteradaptationof IG foryouths. I participatedinvarioussessionsrangingfromhumanrightstoIoT to forums,the experience was overwhelmingingraspingandunderstandingthe overallprocessof internetgovernance andhow the bottomup approach works. Iwas more involvedwithyouthmotivationandleadershipandhadfew informal sessiononhowwe coulduse our local resource andexpertiseincreatingourownInternet governance initiative. We are evenplanningtofacilitate local IGeventsandavailableresource and collaborate ineverypossible wayinlesseningthe gaps. My focuswasnot justto attendthe IGF but to analyze the situationof how the mentalityis changingespeciallyatthe leadershipandpolicylevel of seeingAsiaasagrowingeconomyof internet and howtheyare planningtotackle the issueshere.Asiaitselfisbiggergrowing economyin contextof digital worldwhere there isagreatneedsof integrationof core valuesand leadership. Fromthisyears’ experience,Icertainlygotthe vibesof betterinternetecosystemwheremultistakeholderismisthe key and youth engagementinIGprocess isthe biggestchallenge. The program needstobe furtherexpandedingettingmore people fromAsiaPacificto participate inthe global internetgovernance processcreatingabetterunderstanding of multistakeholderismandcollaboration.
  2. 2. Report on Amazon Fellowship to IGF2017 by Shreedeep Rayamajhi 2. SESSION AT IGF Session: WS6 IG GrassrootsInitiativesYouth Leaderson the table Link: https://igf2017.sched.com/event/CTqn/ig-grassroots-initiatives-youth-leaders-on-the-table-ws6 Date : Tuesday, 2017-12-19, 09:00 - 10:30 Location: RoomXI BLDG A VideoLink: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erNCZaqKgN0 The workshop sessionwasstartedwitha presentationon the survey thatwasconducted majorlyamongyouthsof variousregionsinunderstandingtheirchallengesandissuesof youth leadershipandtheireffortsof voicingthe issues. The presentationhighlightedthe findingsandthe currentgapsin betweenthe perspectivesof developedanddevelopingnation’syouth. The findingsof the report are:  Youth Gaps  More Engagementneeded  More Fellowship  Focused Coachingandmentoringprograms  NextgenerationpolicyinInternetOrganization  More collaborationfromall sides  Diversity We highlightedthe youthinvolvementinInternetgovernance processes,astheyare the next generationof leadersandthe mostvulnerable group.The challengesfacedbyyouthleadershipin Internetgovernance are attimessidelined. Especially,withthe lackof properguidelinesyouthsufferthe consequencesof nepotismand favoritism, internetpoliticsand ultimately failtounderstand the overallconceptof the multistakeholder process. In thisprocessof gettingyouthonthe table there needstobe visibilityandidentificationof youthrelatedissuesandfurtherneedtoworkoncreatinga bridge tocreate an understatingin facilitatingthe process. Youthhave tobe reachin a more simplifiedandeasywaysof identifyingtheir commonalityincreatingthatinterest. A lotof issueswere coveredwhichprimarilyfocusedonthe basicinterventionof gettingthe youthon the table andtheirchallenges.The issuesthatwere discussedwere: 1. Why youthshouldbe involved? 2. What shouldbe the interventions? 3. How can theystart the IG process?
  3. 3. Report on Amazon Fellowship to IGF2017 by Shreedeep Rayamajhi One of the speakerhighlightedthe needtolookatthe abusive content,childpornography, inappropriate content,andsafetyof childrenandgetsupportforfundinginitiativesandengage differentstakeholderstotackle the problemsof onlinechildpornissues. Especially,talkingabout grassrootslevel initiative thereisnofundingforInternetgovernance initiatives.A lotof studentsinthe Philippinesare onlyconcernedwhenthe Internetisslow,andtheyhave problemsconnectingtoit. The issueshave tobe targetedintermsof theirinterestandconcernedthatcanbe an effective wayof engagement. Likewise, issueswere pointedoutthatInternetgovernance of itself isahard subject.InBrazil, theyare soproud of multistakeholdersbutitishard to engage Brazilianyouthinthe subjectitself.For example,afatherwouldnotbe able toexplaintohischild how touse a mobile phone;theydonotknow howto restrictit. The generationsaheadneedtolearn.Itisimportanttoletyoungpeople know that theyare the mainusersof the Internet,andthattheyare expectedtohave yearsof experiencein Internetgovernance. Influencingyouthandthe general publiconissuesof Internetgovernance isa majorchallenge asislinkingittotheirdailylife. Similarly,inmostof the cases issuesof e-governmentare associated withpolitical issues,digital issues,andpoliciesthatthe governmentbringforth,affecteveryindividual’slife.Associatingthosewith Internetgovernance helpsalotintermsof attractinginterestfromeitherthe youthorthe general public. One of the participantsalsohighlighted thatherpeersare not interestedinlearningabout Internetgovernance andcybersecurity. She saidthatthe Internetof Thingsishappening,and informationissolvedbutpeople are choosingtooverlookthe breachesof privacyforthe sake of continuingto use the devicesandplatformswe want. The session wasclosed byaskingthe audience touse capacityresourcesin startingupforums and blogs, andtalkingaboutInternetgovernance issues,startingnotstoppingwhatevertheycando to engage propercommunicationwithinthe communityincollaborationandcommitmentforchange. 3. ISSUES AND CHALLENGES  If there were some level of stipend,itwouldhave facilitatedourexperience aswe hadnofree transportationandfood so I thinkitshouldbe considered  RegardingVISA,especiallyforAsianthe VISA approval processiscompletelydifferentthanrest of the world, itis lengthyand full of stress,timelycommunicationandcollaborationisamust  The engagementof the fellowshipshouldfurthercontinue 4. RECOMMENDATION 1. A formal sessionwithAmazon during the firstorsecondday and itsworkwhichhelpsthe fellowstoknowwhotheyare connectedwithandtheirrolesandresponsibilitiesinthe future 2. A certificate of recognitionbyAmazonandAPSIG
  4. 4. Report on Amazon Fellowship to IGF2017 by Shreedeep Rayamajhi 3. The fellowshipwasagreat opportunityforAsianfellowstoshare theirexperience andissues,an interactive formal social amongall the amazonfellowsfromvariousregion 4. A fellowshipsessionatIGFfor bettercollaborationandcooperation 5. A more focused social mediaand communicationstrategy forvisibility REFERENCES 1. IGF, 2017 WS #6 CollaborativeCommunityDevelopmentProgramLearnIG PromotingYouthon the Table, https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/content/igf-2017-ws-6-collaborative- community-development-program-learn-ig-promoting-youth-on-the. 2. ShreedeepRayamajhi,LearnIG “InternetdevelopmentReport” https://www.slideshare.net/ShreedeepRayamajhi/internet-development-report-of-asia-pacific- 2016-least-developed-countries-ld-cs-and-their-challenges-by-shreedeep-rayamajhi. 3. ShreedeepRayamajhi,Youthonthe table,ppt,2017-12-19, https://www.slideshare.net/ShreedeepRayamajhi/youth-on-the-table-survey-presentation. 4. ShreedeepRayamajhi,(Final) SurveyaboutYouthonthe Table:Youth challengesandIssuesin InternetGovernance,IGF,2017-12-19, https://www.slideshare.net/ShreedeepRayamajhi/survey-report-about-youth-on-the-table- youth-challenges-and-issues-in-internet-governance. 5. IGF, IG Grassrootsinitiatives,Youthleadersonthe table (WS6),2017-12-19, https://igf2017.sched.com/event/CTqn/ig-grassroots-initiatives-youth-leaders-on-the-table- ws6.
  5. 5. Report on Amazon Fellowship to IGF2017 by Shreedeep Rayamajhi Figure 1 Shreedeep Rayamajhi Hosting the session at IGF2017 Figure 2 At the Social organized by Chris Wilson of Amazon
  6. 6. Report on Amazon Fellowship to IGF2017 by Shreedeep Rayamajhi Figure 3 At the Lunch organized for APSIG and Amazon fellows by APSIG

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