Engage, Voice Out, Act
HKYIGF 2017 青年代表
蔡伯賢 CHOI Pak Yin
聖言中學 Sing Yin Secondary School /
香港中文大學 - 政治與行政學系
The NetY Programme organzied by NetMission and Chinese YMCA in 2013 was the precursor of HKYIGF for secondary students, which was the stepping stone for my involvement in internet governance. I faced a lot of difficulties in the process because the workshops were conducted in Cantonese but I had very supportive team mates and mentors that helped me along the way.
Before joining the programme, I didn’t know anything about Internet Governance but doing the research essay and also attending the IGF 2013 in Bali has given me a lot of first-hand exposure. I have been in this journey for four years now.
Over the years, I have become a participant, an organizer, a speaker and now a MAG member because I received mentorship advice, training workshops and also participate in discussions. I hope that youth will continue to be involved in Internet Governance because it’s a very big area but each one is close to our lives and affect us in many different ways.
NetY Ambassador 2013
Hong Kong Baptist University /
is a network of young ambassadors dedicated to engage and empower youth around Asia on the Internet Governance discourse. Established in 2009, we are the pioneers on youth engagement in Internet Governance and sparked the movement worldwide. We founded the Asia Pacific Youth IGF in 2010 which is held annually in different economies around Asia since then. We also piloted the model ICANN meeting in 2014 and now being deployed in various youth Internet conferences and trainings.
Edmon Chung is the CEO for DotAsia Organisation and heads the secretariat for the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF). Edmon is a veteran in the Internet community and participates extensively on Internet governance issues with leadership positions at various International working groups. He is currently serving on the board of the Internet Governance Forum Support Association (IGFSA), and the Executive Committee of Internet Society Hong Kong, which serves as the secretariat for the Asia Pacific Regional At-Large Organisation (APRALO) of Internet Corporations for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). He is also the pioneer of Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) technology and the current vice-chair of the Universal Acceptance Steering Group (UASG).
"You can make an impact for how the Internet works and how you will work on the Internet into the future! Your view matters, you are the first digital native generation and you are the experts. Tell the world what you think!"