The Internet offers many opportunities for communication, development, and collaboration, but we can also acknowledge concerning environmental, social, and economic effects of digitality. Young people are at the forefront of advocacy for a more sustainable world, and have impact on policy development. For the UN Internet Governance Forum 2020, the Youth4DigitalSustainability Program wants to highlight the opportunities of digital sustainability and point the way forward.
The key policy topics that this program is concerned with are: Greening the Internet, Fair Digital Businesses, Internet for Social Good, and Sustainable Internet Governance. For each, a global working group is established in order to draft policy recommendations to be presented to decision-makers in the public and private sectors, civil society, academia, and the technical community.
Youth who are between 16 and 30 years of age from across the globe are part of these working groups and we are happy to inform that Lily Edinam Botsyoe (Secretary), Juliana Novaes (Global Engagement Director), Eileen Cejas (Regional Engagement Director-Latin America and the Caribbean region), Elnur Karimov (Regional Engagement Director- Eastern Europe region) and Mohammad Atif Aleem (Regional Engagement Director- Asia Pacific region) were selected for this program along with other active members of Youth Observatory also have been chosen to work in the above mentioned 4 working groups.
Young people in all world regions, with diverse backgrounds and levels of professional and academic experience are contributing through this interesting initiative.
On August 16, Elnur Karimov had a 1-1 online session with Elisabeth , organiser of the Youth4DigitalSustainability Program. You can watch the recording and read the slides here
Register in the links below to participate of the webinars:
Webinar 1: Greening the Internet
August 20, 2020; 4 PM-5PM/16:00-17:00 CEST (Berlin Time)
Webinar 2: Fair Digital Businesses
August 27, 2020, 4PM-5PM/16:00-17:00 CEST (Berlin Time)
Webinar 3: Internet for Social Good
September 3, 2020, 4PM-5PM/16:00-17:00 CEST (Berlin Time)
Webinar 4: Sustainable Internet Governance
September 14, 2020, 4PM-5PM/16:00-17:00 CEST (Berlin Time)