Jaewon Son

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Organization: UNDP Seoul Policy Centre
Affiliation: 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) and outreach coordinator of Youth4IG. 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. In addition, she will be attending ICANN66 in Montreal as NextGen Ambassador to enhancing youth participation. she has attended Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) 2019 in Vladivostok, and Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) 48 in Chiang Mai as a fellow and speaker; and as a speaker at IGF 2019 in Berlin. In addition, she has been selected as a fellow to attend ICANN 67 in Cancun, Mexico.

Career History

UNDP Seoul Policy Centre (2020-Present)

UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (2019)

Korea Internet Governance Alliance (2019-Present)

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

ICANN 67 Fellow (Cancun, Mexico)

IGF 2019 Speaker (Berlin, Germany)

ICANN 66 NextGen Ambassador (Montreal, Canada)

APNIC 48 Fellow and Speaker (Chiang Mai, Thailand)

APIGA 2019 Speaker and Mentor (Seoul, Korea)

APrIGF 2019 Fellow and Speaker (Vladivostok, Russia)

ICANN64 NextGen Fellow (Kobe, Japan)

Committee Member of KIGA (Seoul, Korea)

Attended ICANN 63 on behalf of KISA as a civilian expert (Barcelona, Spain)

Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy 2018 (APIGA 2018) Fellow (Gwangju, Korea)


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

M.A in International Development and Cooperation at Korea University


Can China’s Economic Rise and Sustainable Development Coexist? [1]

Girls’ Educational Challenge in Rural Vietnam [2]

From Sensing to Preventing: Satellite Remote Sensing for Water Disaster Management [3]

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