Youth-led initiative Cambodia Youth Internet Governance Forum (Cambodia YIGF) is making its debut in September with the aim of bridging the technology divide among the nation’s younger generations while empowering digital champions.
The inaugural Cambodia YIGF will take place in September to provide a platform for youth to address digital rights, literacy, and technology-driven policies through discussions and research on social and economic development. The forum will target peers, educators, and policymakers to examine Internet governance issues both in Cambodia and worldwide.
Open Development Cambodia (ODC), Chumrum Digital, and Cambodia YIGF Advisory Committee have also announced a call for the Organizing Committee for the upcoming forum.
Thy Try, Executive Director of ODC, said, “We are excited to announce that for the first time, the ODC initiative will be hosting the YIGF in Cambodia. This forum will provide a unique opportunity for young people to come together and discuss the future of the internet and its impact on society.”
He added, “With the rapid advancement of technology, it is more important than ever to ensure that young people are engaged in shaping the future of the internet. The YIGF will provide a platform for them to share their perspectives and ideas, and to help shape policies that will affect their generation.
“We invite you to join us in supporting this important initiative, as we work towards a more inclusive and equitable digital future for all.”
Cambodia hosting YIGF means the Kingdom joins a worldwide movement of forums. The youth forums build on the global Internet Governance Forum that brings together people from diverse groups of stakeholders to discuss Internet public policy concerns.