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Welcome to the YLinICTs Website!

The Youth Programme of the ITU Development Sector launched in April 2004, the ITU-Young Leaders in ICTs Network as the follow-up project of the ITU-TELECOM Youth Forum World 2003. Targeting to bridge the digital divide among youth worldwide, this Network aims at gathering together all the Alumni participants in the ITU TELECOM Youth Forums since their creation in 2001, to share their experience, knowledge and views on ICTs and to keep them informed of the ITU activities.


This Network is the only site that gives the opportunity to the Youth Forums Alumni to express their views and opinions on the progress of the ICTs through Forums and Discussion Boards, and facilitates in the transmitting of these views and opinions to the relevant Parties within the framework of the ITU meetings, conferences and events.


The activities and development of this portal is continuously progressing to respond to the Youth Forum Alumni interests and needs and rely on the active participation and support of its Members.


Let’s work together to use this Network as an efficient and useful tool towards the integration of the Youth worldwide into the Information Society!


Thanks for being a member of our network



YLinICTs Team


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Dear 2009 ITU Youth Forum Alumni, We trust you enjoyed the 2009 ITU World TELECOM Youth Forum and have made it safely home. We certainly enjoyed meeting all of you. As discussed during the 2009 Youth Forum workshops on Web 2.0 and Gaming, ITU has created a dedicated network for all Youth Forum alumni at, entitled “Young Leaders in ICTs”. This network, designed to attract Youth Forum Alumni since the first Youth Forum in 2001, provides a platform to enable users to share their experience, knowledge and views on ICTs and for ITU to keep Alumni informed about ITU activities. The Young Leaders in ICTS platform, the only official ITU Alumni network, currently includes forums, discussion boards, online courses and more. To join the network, please login and follow the instructions at: We now plan to further enrich the platform to include some of the exciting Web 2.0 content you developed during the 2009 Youth Forum (currently available at We are actively seeking volunteers with the necessary web development skills who can help create a more interactive platform that also includes content from the current platform. Interested alumni are requested to contact ITU to express their interest and send a CV highlighting their web development skills to copy to Once we launch the new platform, we will contact you by email so that you can be our eyes and ears on the ground, tracking exciting ICT development initiatives in your home countries through blogging, posting images and videos and using other Web 2.0 tools. The new Alumni platform will also help you track progress in implementation of the 2009 Youth Forum Declaration, as well as supporting each other in your future careers and studies in the field of ICTs. In the meanwhile, please feel free to logon to the Young Leaders in ICT network and use the forums, discussion boards and online courses. We look forward to staying in touch! Special Initiatives Team
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