The Internet Society is proud to announce that 23 emerging global leaders have successfully completed the inaugural eLearning online course, a central component of the Internet Society’s Next Generation Leaders (NGL) programme.
The Internet Society’s Next Generation Leaders programme blends coursework, practical experience and mentorship to help prepare young professionals from around the world to become the next generation of Internet technology, policy, and business leaders.
To create the NGL eLearning curriculum, the Internet Society has partnered
with the DiploFoundation. The DiploFoundation has long been a global leader in providing academic courses and training workshops on a variety of diplomacy-related topics.
During twenty four intensive weeks, our students learned the essential topics required for effective interactions and relationships within the Internet ecosystem, as well as key concepts and emerging issues in Internet governance.
2011 will see an expansion of the eLearning offerings: one class in English and a concurrent class in French. We intend to translate the course material into other official UN languages.
With the overwhelming response to the inaugural class (over 200 applications were received), the Internet Society expects to receive many more expressions of interest in the upcoming application round, slated to open in the first quarter of 2011.
The 2010 eLearning students join an ever-expanding pool of NGL talents that have already, or will, take the opportunity to apply their leadership skills through participating in the Internet Society’s Next Generation Leaders representation programmes, including fellowships to the Internet Governance Forum, Internet Engineering Task Force, World Bank, and Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development.
The NGL programme is sponsored by organizations including: Nominet Trust and the Association Française pour le Nommage Internet en Coopération (AFNIC) and the European Commission. Additional support has been provided by Microsoft, Intel, Afilias, and Google for the NGL’s Internet Society Fellowship to the IETF component.
Full details of the Next Generation Leaders programme and its other opportunities are available here: http://www.InternetSociety.org/leaders/
Successful participants of the Next Generation Leaders 2010 eLearning course:
Rajendra Prasad Poudel (Nepal)
Towela Jere (Malawi)
Sorina Teleanu (Romania)
Dmitry Epstein (Israel, Russia)
Filiz Yilmaz (Turkey)
Freddy Linares Torres (Peru)
Paul Muchene (Kenya)
Fernando Gont (Argentina)
Bünyamin Atıcı (Turkey)
Ebenezer Dadzie (Ghana)
Grace Mutung’u (Kenya)
Fouad Bajwa (Pakistan)
Eswari Prasad K. Sharma (Nepal)
Rahat Sabyrbekov (Kyrgyztan)
Ricardo Patara (Brazil)
Stenio Fernandes (Brazil)
Mohibul Hasib Mahmud (Bangladesh)
Karim Attoumani Mohamed (Comoros)
Anupam Agrawal (India)
Cedrick Adrien Mbeyet (Congo)
Maria Casey (Ireland)
Maduka Attamah (Nigeria)
Srimal Andrahennadi (Sri Lanka)