Saturday, March 29, 2008

The 10th Asia Pacific Networking Group (APNG) Camp

Fellowship Program
The 10th Asia Pacific Next Generation (APNG) Camp is planned to be held on 11 - 15 August 2008 at the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand.
Theme: “APNG - ICT vision from, by and for Next Generation”
The APNG Camp is:
Where future Internet leaders in the AP Region meet together. *
Where AP Seniors and the Next Generation learn and work together. *
Where AP perspective of the Internet is shared and discussed.
Keeping the fact in our mind that the youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow, APNG and its camp activities are not only empowering the Next Generation who has the power of developmental assets and an innovative and fresh point of view on Internet Technology but also bonding and strengthening relationship among senior leaders and the youth to share and discuss over perspectives of today’s Internet in Asia Pacific.
Our very FIRST camp was held in Bangkok in year 2002 and even since its inception, we had successfully organized nine camps in the past whereas the recent one was the 9th organized in Xi’an, China in conjunction with 24th APAN Meeting. Celebrating the 10th APNG Camp is an important milestone in APNG history and achievements.
The APNG Camp Committee now cordially invites qualified applicants to apply for fellowship funding to participate in 10th APNG Camp in Thailand.
Who can participate?
The APNG Camp Fellowship Program targets personnel from developing countries who are actively involved in Internet development, in any of the following roles:
* Young network architects/developers/engineers. * Young decision makers in government, educational, non-government, commercial, non-profit sectors related to Internet development. * Young on-line activists in (and not limited to) social science, business, environment, gender equivalence, entertainment, etc.
Award Package
Fellowship for International Applicants
Fellowship package will cover camp registration fees, local accommodation and local transportations and (full/part of) the roundtrip cheapest economy airfare. Lunch, Refreshments and Dinner will be provided during camp period.
Fellowship for Local Applicants
This is a special fellowship package to encourage participation from Thai youth who are interested/involved in Internet Technology Development. Local fellowship package will cover registration fees, local accommodation (fellows from outside greater Bangkok area only) and local transportation (train-fare/bus-fare). Lunch, Refreshments and Dinner will be provided during camp period.
The final grant size is determined according to final costs and available funding, of which successful applicants will be duly informed.
The fellowship recipients will be selected based on:
Residency in a developing country 2. Full-time student of a university or college (public or private), or 3. Employed by Internet-related company and in the age less than 35 years old 4. Willingness to return to APNG Camp as a presenter or trainer in future 5. Willingness to work with APNG Working Groups 6. Willingness and capability to present your country's culture/heritage/traditions/costume 7. Presentation materials and a 2-page paper submitted for APNG Camp “Call for Presentation”. The presentations/papers are expected to align with one of the following working groups (WG): 1. Internet Technologies WG 2. Internet Culture & Blog WG 3. Internet History Museum WG 4. Live-E & DUMBO WG 5. Natural Disaster Recovery Management and e- Health
Please refer CFP page for further details on working groups.
Applicants from any part of the world will be considered, however it is expected that the majority of fellows selected will be from Asia-Pacific region.
Applications will first be reviewed by APNG Camp Committee and APNG Fellowship Selection Committee will then select those who meet the above-mentioned selection criteria in their final decision. The 10th APNG Camp Fellowship Selection Committee is led by Mr. Tommy Matsumoto and constituted by APNG Steering Committee and APNG Camp Committee.

The following deadlines will apply to the APNG 10th Camp Fellowship Program:
* Public Announcement: 2 January 2008 * Applications Deadline: * 29 March 2008 (extended) * Selection Announcement: 15 April 2008
Please kindly fill the application in English in the following format:
* Name and affiliation: * Age: * Gender: * Nationality: * Contact email address: * Your qualifications and/or experience (Preferred in point form): * Why do you want to join APNG Camp and how would you like to contribute to the APNG Camp? (Limit to 500 words) * Key terms or topic of presentation: * Description of presentation (between 250 and 500 words): o Authors should aim for presentations of 15 to 20 minutes duration, including question time. * How you would present your countries ethnicity in 10th APNG (Do something really unique to represent your ethnicity).
Any inquiries about the Fellowship, please contact .
To apply, please submit your Application with full details to the APNG Camp Committee, by email to <>. Along with the application for fellowship, the applicant must also submit a 2-page paper as well as accompanying presentation material for speech opportunity in the APNG Camp. Refer to 'Call for Presentation' for details.
For more information at