This page shares stories about emerging leaders of the digital world. Some of them are already involved in ICANN, the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and different Internet Governance (IG) policy environments. Others play leadership roles at universities and in local or regional communities. Some are involved in grassroots activities. All of the featured emerging leaders have participated in Diplo's Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme (IGCBP).
Like the the Internet itself, leadership in Internet governance is not centralised, but distributed throughout the ‘network’ and exercised on various policy and implementation levels and in various contexts. Through their activities, emerging leaders strengthen their communities, institutions, networks and societies.