Jaewon Son

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Organization: UNDP Seoul Policy Centre
Affiliation: ALAC
Fellowship Program
Stakeholder Group(s): Academia
Civil Society/Non-Governmental
End User
Government/Inter-Governmental Organization
Region: Asia
Country: South Korea
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Jaewon Son is a committee member of the Korea Internet Governance Forum (KrIGF), outreach coordinator of Youth4IG, and Asia Pacific Regional At-Large Organisation (APRALO) Member. She is interested in ensuring the multistakeholder model in internet governance which made her initiate the first youth session in Korea during the 8th KrIGF and speak on the issue at various meetings.

Jaewon was an outstanding performer awardee at the Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy (APIGA) 2018, and was a mentor and keynote speaker at APIGA 2019.  She has attended ICANN 63 in Barcelona as a civilian expert appointed by Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA), and ICANN 64 in Kobe as a NextGen. As NextGen Ambassador, she attended ICANN66 in Montreal as NextGen Ambassador to enhancing youth participation. As a speaker and fellow, she has attended Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) 2019 in Vladivostok, and Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) 48 in Chiang Mai. In addition, she attended IGF 2019 in Berlin as a speaker, ICANN 67 as a fellow, and has been appointed as civilian expert to attend APrIGF 2020 by KISA.

Career History

UNDP Seoul Policy Centre (2020-Present)

UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (2019-2020)

Knowledge For Development Without Borders (2019)

Korea Information Society Development Institute (2018-2019)

Korea University (2017-2018)

VM Value Management GmbH (2017-2018)

Science and Technology Policy Institute (2016)

ICANN and Internet Governance Participation

Current Role

  • Korea Internet Governance Forum (KrIGF) Committee Member
  • Korea Internet Governance Youth Stakeholders (KIGYS) Co-founder
  • Youth4IG Outreach Coordinator
  • Asia Pacific Regional At-Large Organisation (APRALO) and At-Large Consolidated Policy Working Group (CPWG) Member

Fellowship & Speaker

  • IGF 2019 Speaker (Berlin, Germany) [1] [2]
  • APIGA 2019 Speaker and Mentor (Seoul, Korea)
  • Attended ICANN 63 on behalf of KISA as a Civilian Expert (Barcelona, Spain)


M.A in International Development and Cooperation at Korea University

B.A in International Studies at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies


IG related

  • DNS in times of COVID-19: the ccTLD experience – [ICANN68] Session Report [3]
  • Korea’s response to COVID-19: ICT’s role in flattening the curve [4]


  • Sustainable Water Security Based on the SDG Framework: A Case Study of the 2019 Metro Manila Water Crisis [5]
  • Can China’s Economic Rise and Sustainable Development Coexist? [6]
  • Girls’ Educational Challenge in Rural Vietnam [7]
  • From Sensing to Preventing: Satellite Remote Sensing for Water Disaster Management [8]
  • Impacts of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Facilities on Women's Access to Education -The Case of Lao Cai Province, Vietnam [9]

Honors & Awards

Green Talents Awards 2019 - awarded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Science & Technology Delegate at the Harvard College Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) 2019

Leader of Tomorrow at the 49th St. Gallen Symposium

Outstanding Performance Award at the Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy (APIGA) 2018