IGF Ambassadors and the Internet Leaders Programme
As part of the ISOC Internet Leaders programme, the Ambassador programme is designed to involve individual members in Internet Society’s public policy activities while providing valuable expertise and know-how to IGF meetings. Ambassadors add their significant local and regional experience and insight to discussions and interventions during the sessions and workshops. The Ambassadors are also expected to take home first-hand experience of the IGF and to continue to drive local ISOC activities, particularly as they relate to Internet governance issues. The objective is also for them to continue participating in global discussions on Internet governance.
Following the successful Internet Society Ambassador programmes to the World Summit on the Information Society in late 2005, and the Internet Governance Forum in Rio in 2007, the Internet Society called for expressions of interest to participate in the Internet Society Ambassador programme to the Internet Governance Forum meeting in Hyderabad, India, from 3 to 6 December 2008. The Internet Society’s IGF Hyderabad Ambassadors helped to explain and promote the Internet Society’s positions on public policy issues related to the themes of the IGF.