Jaewon Son

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Organization: Knowledge for Development without Borders (KFDWB)
Affiliation: NextGen@ICANN
Stakeholder Group(s): Academia
Civil Society/Non-Governmental
End User
Email: jaewon_son@korea.ac.kr
LinkedIn: LinkedInIcon.png   Jaewon Son

Jaewon Son has studied in Diplomatische Akademie Wien and Korea University. After being awarded as one of the outstanding performers in the Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy (APIGA) 2018, she was appointed by Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) to attend ICANN 63 Annual General Meeting in Barcelona as a civilian expert. As a committee member of Korea Internet Governance Alliance (KIGA), she has organized the 8th KrIGF (Korea Internet Governance Forum) to encourage the local community to be aware of Internet-related issues and initiated the first youth session in Korea. As a NextGen fellow, she has attended ICANN 64 in Kobe to present the role of the Internet of Things in disaster risk reduction. She has attended APrIGF 2019 as a fellow and was a speaker for the "Analyzing Perspectives on Youth Participation in the Multi-stakeholder Landscape" and “Big tech everywhere: Is this the future of the Internet?” session. In addition, she has attended APIGA 2019 as a keynote speaker and mentor while presenting on KrIGF during "IGF & NRIs: Smart Tips for a Successful Workshop" session and sharing her IG journey during "Way forward and Future Engagement" session. 

In addition, Jaewon will be attending Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) 48 as a fellow and will be presenting on Youth4IG, while being a NextGen Ambassador at ICANN 66.

Career History

UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (2019-Present)

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 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

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