|Rajnesh Singh, Chair|
Chester Soong, Vice-Chair
Sylvia Cadena, Vice-Chair
DotAsia Organisation, Secretariat
Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) is a platform for discussion, exchange and collaboration at a regional level, and also where possible to aggregate national IGF discussions, ultimately advance the Internet governance development in the Asia Pacific region.
Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum
Today, Asia has the strongest growing demand for Internet addresses. That is more and more people in Asia are using the Internet. In contrast to North America and Europe, demand for the Internet in Asia is not only growing, but also growing at an accelerating rate.
In 2010, while the global IGF is already in its fifth and final year of its initial charter, and Regional IGFs have been established in many other regions, including Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, to date, Asia has seen no parallel forum for discussing Internet governance issues at a regional level. For the first time, the APrIGF is therefore being convened in Hong Kong with objectives to raise awareness and encourage participation from relevant stakeholders around the region on Internet governance issues, as well as to foster multi-lateral, multi-stakeholder discussion about issues pertinent to the Internet in Asia.
The multi-stakeholder approach is a core principle of the APrIGF with the emphasis on the diversity of participants and openness of the discussion. Valuing the youth as an important stakeholder and the future generations of the Internet, a Youth IGF also become an integral part of the APrIGF whereby they are held in parallel annually featuring a simulation of the multi-stakeholder discussion model among the young people on various Internet governance issues.
Multi-Stakeholder Steering Group (MSG)
The Multi-Stakeholder Steering Group (MSG) of APrIGF is a self-organised committee with members from around the AP Internet Community formed with the below objectives:
- To support and ensure the proper conduct of the organizational work of the annual Asia Pacific Regional IGF,
- To promote and encourage dialogue among all stakeholders involved with Internet governance related issues in the Asia Pacific region, and
- To act as an interface between the Asia Pacific IGF community and the global IGF community.
The membership emphasizes the inclusion of multi-stakeholders and so is open to any interested individuals within the AP region who are committed to:
- The Organisational Principles of openness, transparency and multi-stakeholder cooperation,
- Devote some time and effort in support of the APrIGF, and
- Maintaining and demonstrating respect for all other members.
Any interested individuals who would like to join the MSG must read through the Operating Principles of the MSG as well as acknowledging and accepting it. If you wish to become part of the MSG, please kindly contact the secretariat.
An Election Procedure has been adopted by the MSG on 2 July 2015 during the APrIGF Macao 2015.
We welcome any comments and feedback on the Operating Principles from the community whereby amendments could be made under the discussion and decision from the MSG from time to time whenever necessary.
APrIGF Vanuatu 2018
Date: Prep-Day 13 Aug (Mon); Main Conference 14 Aug (Tue) - 16 Aug (Thu)
Venue: National Convention Centre, Port Vila, Vanuatu
Host: Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) & The Telecommunication & Radiocommunications Regulator (TRR) of Vanuatu
Overarching Theme: Empowering the Communities in Asia Pacific to Build an Affordable, Inclusive, Open and Secure Internet
- Online Privacy and Protection
- Access and Empowerment
- Digital Economy & Emerging Technologies
- Multi-Stakeholder Participation in Internet Governance
Potential Speakers List
This Potential Speakers List aims to help workshop organizers to enrich their proposal with diverse speakers and especially assist them to look out for speakers from the local vicinity as well as those with funding to travel for the event.
If you are planning to participate in APrIGF whether in-person or remotely and are open to sharing your expertise as a speaker, we encourage you to sign up as a Potential Speaker. Person on the Potential Speakers List may be invited by workshop organizers to be speaker/penalist on workshop relating to their field of expertise and experience
Please follow the steps to add yourself to the list.
- Create your account on ICANN wiki and create a profile page outlining your expertise & past experiences (Guide)
- Add yourself to the below table and type [[Your Name]] to link your wiki profile or any external profile
- Outline briefly 3 area of expertise that you can contribute to a session in the table. More in-depth references and details shall be included in your profile instead.
- Leave your contact email in your profile should you wish to be contacted directly by the workshop organizers or leave your contact details to the secretariat via the online form for any future enquiry from the community.
- Please specify your planned attendance in order to assist the planning of workshop organizers. **Note: No funding support will be given to any potential speakers on the list.
|Salut.||Name||Job Title||Organzation||Stakeholder Group||Geographical
|3 Area of Expertise||Secured Funding to Attend
|Mr||Rajnesh Singh||Regional Directior of Asia Pacific||Internet Society||Technical||Australia||Multi-Stakeholder Cooperation, ICT4D, Future of the Internet||Yes|
|Mr||Edmon Chung||CEO||DotAsia Organisation||Technical||Hong Kong||IDN, Universal Acceptance, Youth Mobility in Asia||Yes|
|Ms||Doreen Leona||Chairlady||Women and Girls in ICT Vanuatu||Civil Society||Vanuatu||Access and Empowerment||No|
|Ms||Georgina Faerua||Provincial Planner and Acting Secretary General||Penama Provincial Government Council, Department of Local Authorities||Government||Vanuatu||My experience as a Planner during a mass evacuation of 11,000 people out of the island of Ambae to other islands as a result of a Volcanic eruptions in Vanuatu.
My experiences with technology as a key government personnel in the rural areas. My experiences with Climate Change and Climate Change projects.
|Ms||Jenny Thornton||International Development Manager||Internet Watch Foundation||Civil Society||United Kingdom||Cybersecurity, Child Online Protection, Multi-stakeholder Participation in Internet Governance||Yes|
|Mr||Chia I Cheng||Legal Researcher||Science & Technology Law Institute, Institute for Information Industry||Civil Society||Taiwan||Network Neutrality, Internet Shutdown & Online Regulation, Spectrum Management & Broadband Policy||Yes|
|Ms||Sylvia Cadena||Head of Programs||APNIC Foundation||Technical||Australia||Internet infrastructure development, Regulatory frameworks for equitable access, Community engagement on ICT projects
|Mr||Klee Aiken||External Relations Manager||APNIC||Technical||Australia||Cyber Policy, Capacity Building, Cybersecurity||Yes|
|Ms||Shita Laksmi||Project Manager for Asia||Diplo Foundation||Academia||Indonesia||Multistakeholder process, Capacity building initiatives, Transparency and Accountability||Yes|
|Mr||Sivasubramanian_Muthusamy||President, Internet Society India Chennai||Internet Society||Civil Society||India||Multi-Stakeholder Cooperation, ICT4D, Future of the Internet||Yes|
|Mr||Champika Wijayatunga||Regional Security Engagement Manager||ICANN||Technical||Australia||DNS/DNSSEC, Cybersecurity,
Internet Identifier Abuse Handling
|Mr||Winston Roberts||Senior Advisor||IFLA / National Library of New Zealand||Civil Society||New Zealand||Online information services for open government, Community digital information services, Protection of & digital access to cultural heritage||Yes|
|Mr||Naveed Haq||Regional Development Manager||Internet Society||Technical||Pakistan||Access & Empowerment
Multi-stakeholder participation in Internet Governance
Online Privacy & Protection
|Mr||Min Hsuan Wu||Deputy CEO||Open Culture Foundation||Civil Society||Taiwan||Civic Tech, Open Government, LGBT||Yes|
|Mr||Shreedeep Rayamajhi||ICT4D Consultant||RayZnews||Civil Society||Nepal||Internet Governance Policy, Cyber Security, Youth Leadership||No|
|Ms||Sajina Karki||Gender Experts||RayZnews||Civil Society||Nepal||Gender Equality, Women Leadership, Internet Policy||No|
|Mr||Talal Raza||Program Manager||Media Matters for Democrazy||Media||Pakistan||CyberSecurity, Online Protection and Privacy, Access and Empowerment||No|
|Mr||Jahangir Hossain||Vice Chair||ISOC Bangladesh Dharka Chapter||Technical||Bangladesh||Cyber security, Digital Economy, Internet Governance||No|
|Mr.||Benjz Gerard Sevilla||Planning Officer||Department of Information and Communications Technology||Government||Philippines||Promoting Access and Rural Connectivity, Broadband Deployment and the Digital Economy, ICT Planning and the Multistakeholder Policy Development Process||No|
|Ms||Sidra Jalil||Director Operations||Code for Pakistan||Civil Society||Pakistan||Digital Empowerment for Youth and Women, Open Data, Civic Tech||No|
|Mr||Kritipong Jupoh||Teacher||Organic Family||Civil Society||Thailand||Facilitator on political Economic, akha and Thai. Cross culture community development, and Indigenous Knowledge and wisdom.||No|
|Ms||Anju Mangal||Knowledge Management and ICT Specialist||Pacific Community (SPC)||Inter-governmental Organisation||Fiji||· Cybersecurity
· Access and Empowerment
· Multi-Stakeholder Participation in Internet Governance
|Ms||Argyro Karanasiou||Assistant Professor of Law (SL)||Bournemouth University||Academia||United Kingdom||Data Protection, AI & Law, Data-Driven Governance||No|
|Mr||Satish Babu||Chair, APRALO||ICANN||Civil Society/ Technical||India||Internet Governance, Multi-stakeholder Model, IDNs, DLTs, IoT, Open Source||No|
|Mr||Rohana Palliyaguru||Director Operations||Sri Lanka CERT/CC||Government||Sri Lanka||Cyber security, Internet Governance, Privacy and Freedom of expression||No|
|Ms||Mili Semlani||Media Consultant||IGF||Civil Society/Youth||India||Gender Youth, Media at IG, Multi stakeholder participation in IG||No|
|Ms||Ying-Chu Chen||Assistant Research Fellow||Taiwan Institute of Economic Research||Private Sector||Taiwan||e-commerce, Internet Governance, Digital Government, Privacy, Data protection, Cyber Security regulation||No|
|Mr||Gertjan Boulet||Legal researcher and lecturer||Korea University||Academia||Republic of Korea||- Cybersecurity law and policy
- EU privacy and data protection law
- Peacetime and wartime international law applicable to cyber operations
|Mr||Kenneth Katafono||Entrepreneur and ICT Consultant||TraSeable Solutions Pte Ltd||Private Sector||Fiji||DLT/Blockchain, Digitisation and Enterprise MIS in the Pacific, Cybersecurity, IoT||No|
|Mr||Waqas Hassan||President||Internet Society Pakistan Islamabad Chapter||Civil Society||Pakistan||Internet access and infrastructure , Digital Empowerment of Women in South Asia, Digital economy and internet taxation, especially in Pakistan||No|
|Mr||Benjamin Zhou||Project Manager||The University of Hong Kong||Civil Society||Hong Kong||government transparency, corporate transparency, digital rights||No|
|Ms||Dikchya Raut||Cyber Law Officer||Campaign against Cyber Crime||Youth||Nepal||1. Cyber Crime
2. The role of youth in building sustainable Internet ecosystem.
3.Awareness on Cyber Security in developing countries.
|Mr||Waruna Sri Dhanapala||Senior Assistant Secretary (ICT for Development)||Ministry of Telecommunication, Digital Infrastructure & Foreign Employment||Government||Sri Lanka||1. ICT for Development
2. Internet Governance
3. Development co-operation
4. Sustainable Development/SDGs and 2030 Global Development Agenda
5. Skills development for ICT Industries and digital inclusiveness
6. Development Issues of Small States
|Dr||Aris Ignacio||Dean, College of Information Technology||Southville International School and Colleges||Academia||Philippines||Youth Engagement/Involvement in IG, Outreach through Digital Literacy, ICT for Development||No|
|Mr||Ali AlMeshal||Head of Digital Business / Board Member of Bahrain ISOC||CrediMax Bank / ISOC Bahrain||Private business / Civil||Bahrain||Digital Business and Credit Card professional. E-commerec , cybersecurtiy||No|
|Ms||Annam Lodhi||Project||Media Matters for Democracy||Civil Society||Pakistan||Digital Empowerment, Gender Equity, Access and empowerment||No|
|Ms||Komal Mughal||Project Lead||Media Matters for Democracy||Civil Society||Pakistan||community journalism, access and empowerment, diversity||No|
|Mr||Prateek Pathak||President/CEO||The Internet Society India Mumbai Chapter/ Heterotopia Media and Entertainment Private Limited||Media||India||Emerging Technologies,Digital Economy,Data protection and Cyber Laws,Technology policy,Multi-stakeholder governance,Consumer Trust,New gTLD,Capacity Building.||No|
|Mr||Babu Ram Aryal||Executive||Forum for Digital Equality||Civil Society||Nepal||#Cybersecurity #FOE #Access #Cybercrime #law&policy||No|
|Mr||Sakib Adnan||Solution Manager||Huawei Technologies Bangladesh Limited||Technical||Bangladesh||1. Cyber security (For general and technical people)
2. Communication Technology for Rural area people to fulfill the requirement of Education, Healthcare & agriculture.
3.Impact of social media on the life of Developing and under-developed countries.
|Ms||Hasna Khairunnisa||Founder||FemaleTechPioneers PENS in Indonesia||Youth||Indonesia||Diversity
Access and Empowerment
|Ms||Zolzaya Shagdar||Chief Operations Manager||Mogul Service and Support LLC||Private Sector||Mongolia||Gender equality in Mongolian ICT, Diversity, Inclusion||No|
|Mr.||Ali Hussain||Technology Researcher (Digital Rights Management)||University of Malaya||Academia||Pakistan||ICT for development,
Digital Content Security and Gender balance for sustainable economic development.
|.Dr.||Sam Goundar||Professor||Multiple Universities||Academia/Civil Society||Fiji/Malaysia||Cloud Computing, Fog Computing, Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies||No|
|Mr||Santosh Sigdel||Vice President||ISOC Nepal||Civil Society||Nepal||Online Privacy and Protection , Online Freedom of Expression, Human Rights and Artificial Intelligence||No|
|Dinesh||Tech Director||Janastu||Technical / Civil Society||India||Web Annotation based content Renarration for low-literates, archives and indigenous media making, 3D spacial navigation of Information||No|
|Mr||Handoko Suwono||CEO||Datacom Informatika||Private Sector||Indonesia||Cybersecurity in underserved area, open-source software for in-field deployment, good management practice, green environment and energy conservation, freedom of expression and responsibility, openness using the social media platform with cases from ASEAN regions||No|
|Mr||Priyatosh Jana||Assistant Professor, Department of CSE||Mallabhum Institute of Technology||Academia||India||Digital Literacy, Access and Empowerment,ICT4D,Youth for Internet Governance,MOOC||No|
|Mr||Chester Soong||Director||ISOC Hong Kong||Civil Society||Hong Kong||Information Security
Data and privacy protection (enforcement)
Intellectual Property laws
Cybercrime management and investigation
|Mr||Shahjahan Siraj||Director||Machizo Multimedia Communication||Media||Bangladesh||Session Facilitation, Effective Use of Online Media, Multimedia Production on Development Issues||No|
|Mr||Ashirwad Tripathy||Co-founder/ Executive Director||Educating Nepal||Civil Society||Nepal||- Developmental activities through Educating and Empowerment in marginalized community through use of ICT since 2012.
- Connecting broadband Internet to disaster affected communities of Nepal after Nepal earthquake 2015 - Field research and papers on various ICT issues during and after disaster.
|Mr||Rejinel Valencia||Information Officer||Philippine Institute for Development Studies||Government||Philippines||Regulatory issues of sharing economy, Social media and youth participation, Social media as a political public sphere||No|
|Mr||David Ng||Co-Founder||eHelp Association||Civil Society||Hong Kong||Child Online Safety, Community and Multistakeholder Engagement, Youth Participation||No|
|Mr||Ziyam Abdeen||Computer Network and Security Trainer||WinSYS Networks||Academia||Sri Lanka||Technical Training and Mentoring,
Multi stakeholder Policy Development Process,
Community engagement and woman empowerment
|Mr||Waqas Naeem||Project Manager||Media Matters for Democracy||Civil Society||Pakistan||Online Privacy and Protection, Digital Economy and Emerging Internet Technologies, Multi-stakeholder Participation in Internet Governance||No|
|Ms||Hazwany (Nany) Jamaluddin||Facilitator||Youth For Rights Asia||Civil Society||Malaysia||Data protection and privacy, inter-generational capacity/knowledge building, digital literacy, access to information, open data, open government||No|
|APrIGF||2018||August 13 - 16||Port Vila, Vanuatu|
|YIGF||2018||August 13 - 16||Port Vila, Vanuatu|
|APrIGF||2017||July 26 - 29||Bangkok, Thailand||2017.aprigf.asia|
|YIGF||2017||July 26 - 29||Bangkok, Thailand||2017.yigf.asia|
|APrIGF||2016||July 26 - 29||Taipei, Taiwan||2016.aprigf.asia|
|YIGF||2016||July 26 - 29||Taipei, Taiwan||2016.yigf.asia|
|APrIGF||2015||June 30 - July 03||Macao SAR, China||2015.aprigf.asia|
|YIGF||2015||June 30 - July 03||Macao SAR, China||2015.yigf.asia|
|APrIGF||2014||August 03 - 06||Delhi, India||2014.aprigf.asia|
|YIGF||2014||August 03 - 06||Delhi, India||2014.yigf.asia|
|APrIGF||2013||September 04 - 06||Seoul, Korea||2013.aprigf.asia|
|YIGF||2013||September 03 - 06||Seoul, Korea||2013.yigf.asia|
|APrIGF||2012||July 18 - 20||Tokyo, Japan||2012.aprigf.asia|
|YIGF||2012||July 19||Tokyo, Japan||2012.yigf.asia|
|APrIGF||2011||June 16 - 18||Singapore||2011.aprigf.asia|
|YIGF||2011||June 16 - 18||Singapore||2011.yigf.asia|
|APrIGF||2010||June 14 - 18||Hong Kong SAR, China||2010.aprigf.asia|
|YIGF||2010||June 12 - 14||Hong Kong SAR, China||2010.yigf.asia|
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