Deadline: 12 June 2016
iRights, in cooperation with the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and LIRNE asia, with the financial support of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development is currently inviting applications for its Fellowship Program at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Academy.
The project seeks to foster and enhance freedom of expression on the Internet and inclusive and transparent national Internet governance and policy processes through the creation and/or consolidation of multistakeholder, national Internet Governance structures in Africa and Asia.
Fellowships will be awarded through a competitive process.
- The fellowship will provide experienced individuals with the opportunity to:
- receive mentoring from internationally renowned Internet governance practitioners
- deepen their understanding of Internet governance issues and processes
- expand their networks nationally, regionally and globally
- develop a strategic roadmap to strengthen existing or initiate inclusive national Internet Governance > processes in their countries
- peer learning with experts from their country, their region and cross-regionally
- participate in a regional training event
- participate in a training event at the global IGF
- participate in the global UN IGF 2016 in Guadalajara
- be part of a (cross)regional and UN global dialogue on freedom of expression and information preparing for the UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF)
- Applicants will receive assistance and funding for travel, accommodation and meals to attend:
- One training event in their region (3 days), dates and location to be determined
- The UN Internet Governance Forum, Guadalajara, Mexico and a one-day pre-IGF workshop, December 4- 10 2016
- The selected candidates must provide a clear motivation for participating in the academy, including demonstrating a strong sense of what they intend to accomplish, how Internet Governance may help to foster freedom of expression in the long term in their home country and how they intend to apply to the regional and global experiences from the trainings and the global UN IGF in their own national project.
- Two fellows per country will be selected, one of them experienced in the human rights field, the other with experience in Internet governance processes.
- In order to qualify applicants must be based in one of the countries mentioned below
- and be able to demonstrate that they
- are proficient in English (oral and written)
- are committed to the use of the Internet as a driver for development, democracy and human rights and Internet governance
- are self-motivated and able to work independently
- have fundraising and resource mobilization skills at a national level
- have the capacity to build networks and to convene stakeholders from a variety of sectors
- Depending on their profile (freedom of expression / Internet governance), candidates must have a proven track-record in
- human rights work (especially freedom of expression) at a national level
- Internet governance and/or public policy, especially in national regulatory ICT processes
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online via given website.
Namibia, Republic of the Congo, Togo, South Africa, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Bangladesh
For more information, please visit IGF Academy Fellowships.