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Survey report about youth on the table youth challenges and issues in internet governance

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This is a Survey report about youth on the table youth challenges and issues in internet governance. The survey was done with the purpose of a session to be hosted at the IGF2017, Geneva Switzerland. This report highlights the various issues and challenge of youth engagement and youth leadership

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Survey report about youth on the table youth challenges and issues in internet governance

  1. 1. 1 | P a g e Survey about Youth on the Table: Youth challenges and Issues in Internet Governance by Shreedeep Rayamajhi
  2. 2. 2 | P a g e Survey about Youth on the Table: Youth challenges and Issues in Internet Governance by Shreedeep Rayamajhi Information about the Survey: Date of Research 10/21/2017 to 11/22/2017 Social Media Platform Used Facebook /Google Plus /Twitter/LinkedIn Survey form Google docs Link learninternetgovernance.blogspot.com/p/igf-2017-survey- page.html Target Group Internet users and Professionals Survey type Questionnaire Participation number 48 Participants Methodology: The survey was done using google doc application sending invitation to the more than 48 participants. Various links were set up on social media sites like Facebook, twitter, google plus and LinkedIn for inviting people for the participation. During this survey the participants were asked various questions in terms of internet terminology, rights, quality of standard, technology used, safety online and user behavior. The selection of participants has been random including invitations sent and shared. Participants from various field and sectors have contributed in voicing the current problems and suggestion of what they have faced and what should be done to make internet more secure and feasible. We have tried to encompass various youth leaders from different regions in getting their responses to the survey.
  3. 3. 3 | P a g e Survey about Youth on the Table: Youth challenges and Issues in Internet Governance by Shreedeep Rayamajhi Findings: Sex: Age:
  4. 4. 4 | P a g e Survey about Youth on the Table: Youth challenges and Issues in Internet Governance by Shreedeep Rayamajhi Region: 1. Where does youth stand as a stakeholder in IG process?
  5. 5. 5 | P a g e Survey about Youth on the Table: Youth challenges and Issues in Internet Governance by Shreedeep Rayamajhi 2. How do you think youth should be involved in IG process? 3. Why should youth be involved in IG process?
  6. 6. 6 | P a g e Survey about Youth on the Table: Youth challenges and Issues in Internet Governance by Shreedeep Rayamajhi 4. What are the Challenges for Youth Leadership in Internet Governance process? 5. Why do you think there is a limitation for youth involvement in the IG process?
  7. 7. 7 | P a g e Survey about Youth on the Table: Youth challenges and Issues in Internet Governance by Shreedeep Rayamajhi 6. What should be done to promote youth engagement and involvement? Survey Key Findings:  Youth Gaps – There is a difference of knowledge, capacity and awareness among youth of developed and developing nation | Research in Youth gaps and focused programs  Engagement – Engagement of youth fellows and their roles and responsibilities hugely affects the future | Grassroots enagament and initiatives  Fellowship- Fellowship needs to be widened with broader perspective of encompassing the unheard groups of youth and their interest | More fellowship needed  Coaching and mentoring programs – Coaching and mentoring programs should be evaluated as per their efficiency and effectives in according to the adaptability and effectiveness | More focused coaching Prgrams needed  Next generation policy in Internet Organization | Youth intervention policy in internet organization  More collaboration from all sides | Collaboration is the Key  Diversity | Diversity needs to be addressed
  8. 8. 8 | P a g e Survey about Youth on the Table: Youth challenges and Issues in Internet Governance by Shreedeep Rayamajhi Survey Conclusions: Youths are the voice of today and future, from developing nation to least developed nation, youth stand as a focal point of change. “Youth on the table” or next generation leaders whatever we call them they are the focus of the evolving technology where on contrary, they are the most vulnerable group. This survey was conducted in various parts of the world to evaluate the various indicators of youth leadership and challenges in contrast to their internet ecosystem and their behavior. The youth leadership, youth involvement and youth engagement are various aspect of youth in internet governance process which majorly inspires the future of tomorrow. During the survey, we observed a strong voice of youth being one of the stakeholder and their role of engagement and involvement. But with limited resources and obstacle of lack of awareness and proper capacity building, there seems to be a gap creating a limitation of youth roles and responsibilities where youth are being ignored at various policy level. Somewhere down the line, the survey clearly shows two side of the story where in both side youth are the focal point in Internet Governance process but the indicators shifts in various ways conditioning the socio economical structure. In one side it highlights the issues of the developing and least developing nations where there is huge need of awareness of internet core values and clarity in role of youth as a definite stakeholder. The major challenges here are: 1. Youth of developing nation face issues of internet politics 2. Lack of information about fellowship and other leadership opportunity 3. Lack of proper leadership and capacity program is also another issue 4. Guidance and networks are major challenges 5. Funding and fellowship are challenge Whereas on the other side for the developed nations the challenges seems to be more focused towards utilizing the resources and opportunities with right awareness and capacity program. The major challenges here are: 1. Lack of proper focused awareness program 2. More leadership opportunities are there but there is less engagement 3. Focused programs needs to support youth towards giving direction 4. Collaboration and networking Diversity has been a major concern in establishing the role and engagement of youth leadership where a major fraction of the respondents focused on quality of awareness campaign and funding as major challenged for the Next Generation Leaders. Internet for all or open standards has been a global voice but failing to mitigate the issue has created layers where internet dynamic are creating variable limitation and difference. There has been subjective
  9. 9. 9 | P a g e Survey about Youth on the Table: Youth challenges and Issues in Internet Governance by Shreedeep Rayamajhi efforts towards mitigating the problem but with limitation of expertise and lack of intervention at the grassroots level youths are bound to suffer the consequence. Recommendations: The recommendation are listed below 1. There should be effective Youth awareness campaigns launched according to region 2. Youth issues and youth leadership are different things which needs strategic approach 3. In context of youth Developed and developing nation’s issues are different 4. Diversity is a must where more fellowship and exchange program should be introduced 5. Collaboration is the key for any successful leadership so Next generation leadership needs better integration and exposure 6. The internet organization need to prioritize the issues of youth gaps 7. More networking and communication for youth interventions needs to be promulgated 8. IG initiatives at grassroots level need to be facilitated with coaching and mentoring programs 9. Fellowship needs definite leadership and interventions activities facilitating and motivating youth fellows and leaders 10. There needs to be youth policy to be created for next generation and their adaptation 11. More focus funding and collaboration from all sides to empower youths and leaders Information about the Researcher Shreedeep Rayamajhi Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shreedeep_Rayamajhi Email: rayamajhishreedeep@gmail.com Website: https://learninternetgovernance.blogspot.com/ http://www.internetgovernancediplomacy.blogspot.com/ http://www.rayznews.com [Disclaimer: The suggestions and remarks in this research paper are based on personal research experience. Research practices and approaches vary. Exercise your own judgment regarding the suitability of the content.]

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