As part of the commemorative events for the 60th anniversary of Kyoto Computer Gakuin (KCG) and the 20th anniversary of Kyoto Computer Guraduate Institute of Information Technology (KCGI), the SIG (School on Internet Governance) Office, established by the KCG Group, held a pre-event "SIG for the youth who will lead the future Internet" on Saturday, October 7, 2023 at KCG Kyoto Ekimae Campus and KCGI Kyoto Ekimae Satellite in a hybrid online format to celebrate the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Kyoto 2023 organized by the United Nations.Through workshops, keynote speeches, and panel discussions, the participating high school, vocational school, and university students, as well as participants from various countries who came to Japan for IGF Kyoto 2023, speculated, discussed, and learned how to deal with the latest technologies such as AI while expanding the possibilities of a free and open Internet.
In the morning, a "Safe and Secure Internet Workshop for Youth" was held, attended by high school students from a Cambodian NGO.Japanese university students introduced the local culture and history of their home country, deepening exchange between the two countries.We continued our discussion with Dixon Siu, who leads the Global Responsible Business at Fujitsu Limited, as we considered together what digital rights are and how youth can respond to fake news and cyber bullying.
IGF2023, organized by the United Nations, will be held for the first time in Japan from October 8 to 12 this year at the Kyoto International Conference Center.This year, Japan was the host country and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications was in charge of hosting the conference.In conjunction with IGF 2023, the KCG Group has set up a SIG office on campus and organized "SIG Japan" to discuss Internet governance from various perspectives as a related event to IGF 2023 Kyoto and as part of the 60th and 20th anniversary commemorative events of its founding.In April, we held a youth forum to promote IGF participation in collaboration with the International Committee of the Federation of IT Organizations of Japan (IT Federation), the Japan Internet Providers Association (JIPA), and the Japan Unified Telecommunications Carriers Association (JUSA), followed by the online delivery of lectures highlighting Internet privacy and security technologies, laws, and digitization.In November and December, we will also be conducting another series of lectures on illegal website issues in a hybrid format of in-person and online delivery.
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