Deadline: June 30, 2019
The call for applications for travel Support to attend the 14th annual meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2019 is now open. The Fourteenth Annual Meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be hosted by the Government of Germany in Berlin from 25 to 29 November 2019 under the overarching theme: One. World. One Net. One Vision.
The mandate of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) calls for strengthening and enhancing of the stakeholder engagement from developing countries. It also calls for the Forum to contribute to building capacity for Internet governance in developing countries, drawing fully on local sources of knowledge and expertise.
During the 13th IGF, the United Nations Secretary-General has called for action to increase inclusiveness in the IGF processes. The Secretary-General underlined that the IGF must increase its efforts to draw upon the “weak and missing voices” into the IGFs work. It was also called for a broader multidisciplinary approach, to involve experts not traditionally involved in the IGF processes. The community also echoed for more inclusion and diversity in the IGF’s participation spectrum.
For these reasons, the IGF 2019 Host Country, Government of Germany, will support eligible candidates from developing countries to participate at the 14th annual meeting of the IGF from 25 – 29 November in Berlin, Germany. It will also support the participation of the MAG members at the MAG meetings and the IGF annual meeting.
The Call will support individual stakeholders that:
- represent any stakeholder group.
- are from a Least Developed Country, Landlocked Developing Country, Small Island Developing State or a Transitional Economy.
- demonstrate interest in Internet governance-related activities.
- show a demonstrated commitment to contribute to its community after participating at the IGF 2019.
Preference will be given to candidates from underrepresented groups, such as: women, indigenous people, persons with disabilities, older persons, youth.
Those requesting partial funding will have preference over others, should all criteria be met.
Candidates engaged in programme sessions (e.g. co-organisers, speakers, moderators) will be evaluated on a priority and case-by-case basis.
- Close Call for Applications: 30 June 2019
- Evaluation: 15 July 2019
- Announcement of successful applicants: 31 July 2019
For more information, visit Internet Governance Forum.