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At the Internet Society, we believe the Internet can help improve the quality of your life and the lives of people everywhere. Too ambitious? We think it’s possible – but only with the help of our partners, Chapters, and individual members.

Together we work to promote policies that sustain an Internet that’s open and has a universally accessible platform for innovation, creativity, and economic opportunity.

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 18 to 21 December 2017, on the theme Shape Your Digital Future! The event is a global multistakeholder forum that promotes discussions and dialogue about public policy issues related to the Internet.

Are you a community network manager, operator, researcher, or enabler and interested in attending? The Internet Society has initiated a rapid call for community network fellowships, which will cover IGF air travel and hotel costs.

Criteria:
– You must have worked with, managed, created, researched, or enabled a community network for more than one year. (We consider community radio as part of community networks.)
– You must not have received an Internet Society fellowship to the IGF in the past.

To Apply:
– Send an email by 11 December at 1700 UTC to coffin@isoc.org and buell@isoc.org indicating “why” as a community network manager, operator, researcher, or enabler you would like a fellowship to the IGF 2017.

There will be a strong focus on women working with community networks, community networks in Indigenous communities, community networks working with refugees, and community networks working in disaster and emergency response situations.

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