| Rajnesh Singh, Chair|
Chester Soong, Vice-Chair
Sylvia Cadena, Vice-Chair
DotAsia Organisation, Secretariat
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.
Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) serves as 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.
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
|e.g. Mr||Rajnesh Singh||Regional Directior of Asia Pacific||Internet Society||Technical||Australia||Multi-Stakeholder Cooperation, ICT4D, Future of the Internet||Yes|
|e.g. 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||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|
|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||Civil Society||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|
|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|
Join the Community
If you are interested to stay in touch and join the community for discussions or any workshop collaborations, please contact the Secretariat to be subscribed to our mailing list.
- Internet Governance Forum <https://www.intgovforum.org/multilingual/>
- Operating Principles of MSG <https://aprigf.asia/msg.html#op>
- Election Procedure of APrIGF MSG <https://aprigf.asia/documents/APrIGF_MSG_Election_Procedure.pdf>