Hago DAFALLA - Youth Coordinator to the Youth IGF in Sudan
At the Committee on IT in the Ukrainian parliament where I have been working for last two years I advise on e-commerce, e-communications and internet governance issues. On May 2014 the State Agency on Science, Innovation and Informatisation of Ukraine, as a the state entity responsible for the internet governance, appointed me as Representative of Ukraine to the Governmental Advisory Committee of Internet Corporation on Names and Numbers (ICANN).
As a result of the plan I designed for the Committee on IT involvement into local and international internet governance institutions in 2013, the committee saw a boost in the effectiveness of policy implementation and the involvement of civil society. Activities I am planning in the near future include managing committee hearings on Safer Internet Day, a round table on cyber security, the Broadband Internet National Plan etc.
Oleksandr TSARUK - Youth Coordinator to the Youth IGF in Ukraine
Dunsin Fatuase is a serial and social entrepreneur who is fully invested in maximising the potential of the internet and helping individuals, businesses, thought leaders and young people take charge of the internet for socio- economical development. He is a member of the board of advisors to a chapter of Intel Student Partners and Google's WomenTechMakers, and the founder of the Tech&Teens Initiative.
Introducing myself and my concept: I am hungry to know, to learn and to leave my footprint for future generations.
Young Africans are gifted, and thousands of them can be empowered and given help to realise their dreams through the ICTs, coding, and the entrepreneurial power of the internet. It is also vital that we work towards the empowerment of girls and young women as well: we will not be blinded by gender segregation.
Most importantly, we need to introduce them to the ethics of internet use and promote the protection of their private space and the security of the Internet for doing secure business.
Let their needs be heard, and make use of all the support we can find as we use what we have at present to get what we need to emerge as world changers.
Short description of the concept:
Our methodology for letting the youth of Nigeria voice their needs is to hold monthly meetings at three main geopolitical locations in Nigeria: the east, north central and southwest. We will not allow distance to become an obstacle either – we will allow other pre-informed and equally concerned representatives of Nigeria’s youth to participate in the meeting via Skype and WhatsApp and learn more via the monthly topics surrounding the full use of the internet and its safety for all, regardless of age group and gender.
We have chosen to kick-start this initiative on Nigerian Democracy Day (May 29, 2016) and will inform you of the topic beforehand.
This first edition plans for 10 people meeting physically in the southwest of Nigeria with people Skyping in from the north central (Abuja to be precise) and eastern (Enugu and Owerri) regions, making a total of around 25 young participants.
Dunsin FATUASE - Youth Ambassador to the Youth IGF in Nigeria
I am a French student currently in Vilnius. After five years of law studies in France, I decided to go abroad to accomplish my last year of studies in Vilnius, Lithuania (Master's degree in European Union Law & Governance).
I am currently doing my internship at the Lithuanian Cybersecurity Cybercrime Center of Excellence for Training, Education and Research (L3CE). I am mostly working on the Passenger Name Record, which is a system for collecting and exchange data between several states on airline passengers, in order to detect serious criminals or potential criminals by using a profiling system. I will write my Master's thesis on this topic.
Fighting against crime, especially at an international level, has been a focus of my attention for some time and is the main reason for my choice to go to law school.
Recently, I became an Ambassador for the Youth Internet Governance Forum. I find this project very interesting: indeed, every Ambassador in every part of the world gathers some information about the worries and opinions of the young people of a country. Thus, I will represent Lithuanian young people during the forum.
To allow young people from all over the world to express themselves on this subject is crucial as we are the famous generation “Y”, the first ones who were born in this IT environment. It could also be a plus at the United Nations real Internet Governance Forum for them to collect our opinions and take them into account in their discussions, decisions, and creation of international texts.
I would like to add that later I would love to work in an international police force, especially EUROPOL, as I have decided to specialize at the European level.
Elodie FREITAG - Youth Ambassador to the Youth IGF in Lithuania
Born in Montsrerrado county in Monrovia, Liberia, for the past five years Peterking Quaye has been a key Youth Advocate in Liberia. He has been working with Liberia's youth across the nation in the area of information technology and communication.
He has a working experience at the Africa Union Commission as a communication Officer. He served as Africa Union Youth Volunteer and was a communication consultant to the government institution in Liberia, private companies in Ghana and Liberia.
Peterking is very passionate about the internet, and this was made clear when he served as a lead panelist and chaired the first African Union ICT Week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ( at the 2013 Youth in ICT in Africa Summit ). At this event he made presentations and worked with the Union's Information Society Unit, ICANN, and Microsoft, making a significant contribution to shaping the agenda on the role the young people of Africa can play in the development of the ICT industry on the continent. He is a member of the ISOC Ghana & Liberia.
He has gone on to establish his own ICT company( Webbtech ICT –Liberia) in Liberia, which has offered free training to deprived but brilliant Liberian youth, including a technology initiative for girls as well as development of a website and mobile app with his team in Liberia.
He is graduated in Business Studies, majored in Accounting and BSc. Marketing with emphasis on Digital and Integrated Marketing Communication from the University of Professional Studies in Accra, Ghana. He also holds a certificate in website design from the World Press Institute, U.S. and is currently pursuing an MBA in Management at the University of Nicosia in Cyprus. He aspires to be a lead advocate in internet governance, focusing on issues of cybersecurity, cyber policy, and telecommunication policy.
Peterking QUAYE - Youth Ambassador to the Youth IGF in Liberia
Tom Omwenga is the executive director of the Child Aid Organisation Kenya NGO and has a strong managerial background of over 10 years in senior management and leadership in the non-profit sector.
He has good strategic appreciation and vision,and is able to build and implement sophisticated plans, with a proven track record of explicitly supporting business needs.
He is internationally and nationally recognised for his reputation for spearheading children's rights and youth programmes, as well as designing, implementing and managing successful innovative evaluation studies on sexual violence against children and youth sexual and reproductive health rights. Tom has strong organisational and leadership skills that cultivate learning and positive change for clients, study participants, and employees.
He is a self-driven team player who sets aims and targets and leads by example. His collaborative approach, with good interpersonal skills to engage, motivate and encourage others through change, have made him highly successful in the projects he has previously managed. In addition, he is highly focused, with a consistent track record of successfully delivering full life-cycle project implementations to tight time scales and within budget.
Tom holds a Master of Science in Project Management and Community Based Development and Diploma in Nonprofit Management. His passion is working with children and young people.
Tom OMWENGA - Youth Coordinator to the Youth IGF in Kenya