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ITU Young ICT Policy Leaders


​Engaging the next generation of ICT Policy makers

Throughout the world, young professionals are pioneering innovate approaches and solutions to address some of the key challenges of our time. Engaging these professionals by offering them a platform to share and pursue their ideas is fundamental for organization's to benefit from fresh perspectives, creativity, energy and idealism.

The Young ICT Policy Leaders (YIPL) programme is reserved for the exclusive participation of PP-14 delegates under the age of 35, and caters to working young professionals from Member State delegations. The programme, integrated into the main agenda of the conference, will provide a platform for delegates to network and meet global leaders from the ICT sector, to nurture knowledge and skills exchange at an international level.

The overall objective of the YIPL programme is to engage and empower the next generation of ICT policy makers, through knowledge and skills exchange, peer-to-peer mentoring and direct exposure to experienced leaders with a proven record of consensus building and consolidation. 


​Onsite activities​:

The YIPL programme consists of five ‘Meet the Leaders’ sessions over the duration of the conference, as well as two select social networking functions hosted by the City of Busan. 

‘Meet the Leaders’ provides an opportunity for direct interaction between delegates and key actors from the conference, and will be led entirely through questions and discussion with the audience. The sessions will include a brief introduction of the ‘Leaders’, followed by a 2 minute statement from them, and approximately 45 minutes of open Q&A.

In addition, two special networking activities organized by Busan City on Sunday 26.10 and Sunday 02.11 will give participants a taste of local Korean life and culture. The events are described in further detail in the adjacent programme, and will give participants a chance to meet and mingle in a social environment, together with special guests from the PP-14 conference and Busan City.

Busan 2014

Member State administrations are invited to nominate two attendees (TIES username and password required), one male and one female, to participate in the 2014 edition of the ITU Young ICT Policy Leaders programme in Busan, Korea, from 20 October to 7 November 2014.
​Participants in this exclusive group, will be limited to a maximum of 150 places, 

The programme, sponsored by the City of Busan, will also provide paid fellowships to 35 candidates from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Island Developing States (SIDs).  Funding covers only flight and accomodation costs, unfortunately no daily subsistence allowance (DSA) is provided.

Applications for fellowships are now closed.