Supported by DotAsia Organisation, NetMission.Asia was established in 2009 where students from top tertiary institutes or universities are recruited every year and will be provided with a series of training workshops. We are endeavoring to empower young minds and to constructively contribute to the local, regional and global Internet governance discourse through organizing the Hong Kong Youth Internet Governance Forum (HKyIGF), international conferences and community projects. NetMission was awarded the Hong Kong ICT Awards 2009 at Best Digital Inclusion Award (Service).
NetMission.Asia has been actively participating in various Internet conferences both regionally and globally, including ICANN meetings, IGF, APrIGF, Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy (APIGA) and the Asia Pacific Next Generation Camp (APNG Camp), etc.
NetMission.Asia is currently one of the At-Large Structure (ALS) of APRALO within At-Large in the ICANN community representing the youth voices on the Internet domain name policies. NetMission.Asia is also an active member of the Youth Coalition on Internet Governance (YCIG) in IGF.
The NetMission Ambassadors organize the annual Youth Internet Governance Forum (yIGF) around Asia Pacific since 2010 to support and encourage youth participation on Internet governance, the ambassadors have been organising the yIGF in the Asia-Pacific regions, including Singapore, Tokyo, Seoul, Delhi, Macao, Taipei, Bangkok and Port Vila since 2010.
The format of role-playing the multi-stakeholder discussion on Internet governance in the youth forums are one of the key highlights pioneered by NetMission.Asia that later led to the Model ICANN meetings which are widely deployed.
In NetMission.Asia, we create impact through our NET model where accepted fellows will firstly be admitted to the NetMission Academy. Through the NetMission.Asia Academy, we develop a network of NetMission alumni and ambassadors, who endeavor to share their knowledge gained to their local community and organize their own youth-led initiatives to inspire more youth to care about the Internet. NetMission.Asia provides a platform for young people in Asia with shared interests on Internet issues to connect, advocate and channel the ideas to the global policy dialogue.