Call For Participants
Cambodia Youth Internet Governance Forum (YIGF) extends its invitation to all young people aged between 18 and 35 who are expected to exhibit a profound passion for Internet governance, coupled with an unwavering dedication to making the Internet a more inclusive and equitable space.
Call for Participant for Cambodia YIGF 2023
CamYIGF 2023 aimed to raise the awareness of youth on Internet governance discourse and to encourage the young generation to have more active engagement in policy discussion and the decision-making process. The forum allows youth, technological professionals, policymakers, and digital experts to share knowledge and to make positive changes in information sharing and internet safety, in addition to that is for them to understand their role in future internet society.
Date : 23rd-24th September 2023
Location: Cambodia Academy of Digital Technology(CADT), Phnom Penh
The Main Theme of Cambodia YIGF 2023 : “Digital Empowerment: Ensuring Access, safety, and Opportunities for All” which is followed by the Sub-theme:
- Introduction to AI
- Digital Rights and Online Responsibility
- Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
Selection Criteria and eligibility
- Must be between the ages of 18 and 35
- Must be interested in Internet governance
- Must have a strong commitment to making the Internet a more inclusive and equitable space for the local community
- No prior Internet governance experience required
- Able to participate in-person in Phnom Penh for 23 & 24 September 2023 and Pre-requisite preparation phase in August and early September 2023.
- Selected Participants will get full sponsorship during the events which will include travel expenses, accommodation, and meals for participants from provinces
- Obtain knowledge on matters surrounding the internet
- Build the network and self-professional development
- Create a Platform for Youth Empowerment and Development
- Receive the certificate of appreciation
Participants selection timeline
Friday 8 September 2023 Finalist Participants
Thursday 31 August 2023 Deadline of Submission
Tuesday 8 August 2023 Open for Applications
*Note: We reserve the right to make alternative if necessary in term of selection timeline.
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