A new wave of Internet leaders traveled from 18 countries to help influence and shape Internet policy at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt in November 2009. The 17 Internet Society Ambassadors and three Returning Ambassadors were selected by the Internet Society as part of its IGF Ambassadors Programme.
The Ambassadors Programme is a key component of the Internet Socitey’s Next Generation Leaders Programme, through which our Members engage in global engagement activities while providing valuable expertise and know-how to the IGF. Ambassadors contribute their unique perspectives, insights, and local and regional experiences to discussions and interventions during IGF sessions and workshops. Following the meetings, the Ambassadors report back to their communities in an effort to ensure a genuine sense of inclusion in the ongoing policy dialogue.