Internet Society Pacific Islands Chapter

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Type: Non-profit
Industry: Internet
Founded: 1999
Headquarters: PICISOC Secretariat
PO Box 4160
Fiji Islands
Country: Fiji
Email: info [at]
Facebook: PICISOC
Twitter: TwitterIcon.png@picisoc
Key People
Andrew Molivurae, Hon. Chairman

Maureen Hilyard, Hon. Co Vice Chair
Will Tibben, Hon. Co Vice Chair
Ellen Strickland, Hon. Secretary
Siaosi Sovaleni, Hon. Treasurer
David Leeming, Hon. Board Member (Membership Lists)
Andrew Berquist, Hon. Board Member (Webmaster)

The Internet Society Pacific Islands Chapter is the Pacific Island Chapter of the Internet Society. It serves the general society’s purposes by serving the interests of the global Internet community through its presence in the Pacific Islands. It focuses on local issues and developments, and as an impartial advisor to governments and the public on matters of significant interest to Pacific Island people.[1]

PICISOC has 22 chapters in the Pacific Island region and more than 300 individuals.[2]


PICISOC was formed in 1999 as the Pacific Island Chapter of the ISOC. Franck Martin is the Vice-Chairman of the Pacific Islands Chapter of the Internet Society (PICISOC) since its creation in 1999.[3]

Since 2002, PICISOC has been conducting PacINET, the largest ICT conference of the Pacific Islands.

Special Interest Groups(SIG)

  • Women in Technology (WIT)
  • Geographical Information Systems/Remote Sensing (GISRS)
  • IPv6
  • FOSS
  • Education & the Internet

National Liasons