The Youth Caucus of the World Summit on the Information Society is a loose group of youth who are active leaders in all kinds of areas. The WSIS Youth Caucus isn’t an official organisation, but both TakingITGlobal and SchoolNetAfrica provide logistical and technical support. There is no official list of members, because the Youth Caucus is open to membership; there is no application process, therefore members are not listed. There are, however, various ways to ascertain the member base of the Youth Caucus, mainly the WSISYouth mailing list (hosted by TakingITGlobal), a central virtual ‘shouting board’ which allows important information to be communicated to caucus members.
During the first phase of the World Summit on the Information Society, the Youth Caucus was on of the most successful stakeholders of the Summit. The Youth Caucus successfully lobbied for the inclusion of a youth-centric paragraph in the WSIS Declaration of Principles that states “