The eight young people in the 2011 Youth IGF Project came from around the United Kingdom and Channel Islands, from urban and rural settings, and ranged in age from 15 to 17. Some of the youth participants were familiar faces at the IGF, but they were joined by newly recruited team members who experienced the IGF for the first time.
In preparation for the Internet Governance Forum the young people came to stay in London for a residential youth camp, where they discussed the issues of access and diversity and heard from a wide range of civil society groups and key players in the internet industry. The camp encouraged the young people to develop their own ideas about Internet Governance and they all responded by producing their own personal statement of beliefs.
All eight youth participants attended the IGF in Nairobi presenting their unique perspectives, attending several workshops, running a booth and giving out their own ‘Statement of beliefs postcards’. Read the transcript from the Youth IGF Project workshop 'The Challenges to Access from a Youth and Global Perspective'.
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2011 Youth IGF Project poster:
Key statistics from the 2011 poster