APNIC participated in the ITU’s ICTs for Smart Sustainable Asia Pacific from 6 to 7 June 2016 in Manila, Philippines.
Co-organized by the ITU Regional Development Forum for the Asia Pacific Region (RDF-ASP 2016) and the Philippines Department of Science and Technology Office (DOST-ICTO) (with support from the Australian Department of Communication), the forum provided a platform for high-level dialogue on Asia Pacific initiatives towards the Telecommunication Development Bureau’s (BDT) regional work plan. These included:
- Special consideration for LDCs, Pacific Island countries, and landlocked developing countries
- Emergency telecommunication plans, challenges and gaps
- Harnessing the benefits of new technologies
- Duncan Macintosh presented on the ITU-APNIC partnership on the transition from IPv4 to IPv6 at the “Harnessing the benefits of new technologies” session on the collaboration activities between the ITU and APNIC on IPv6 capacity development in developing economies.
- He also spoke with some of the attendees on their IPv6 deployment plans and the opportunities for them to build their capacity with APNIC Training and Technical Assistance services.
- After this event, Duncan joined a second conference, the Innovative Strategies for Development Summit 2016 (ISDS 2016) from 8 to 10 June, also in Manila. The summit was co-organized by the Asian Development Bank and the Philippines Department of Science and Technology’s Information and Communication Technology Office (DOST-ICTO). Under the central theme “Accelerating inclusive and sustainable development through ICT”, the conference provided a discussion platform for high-level participants from telecommunications and ICT organizations, including policy makers and regulators, industry, SME, local government, academia and development partners in the Asia Pacific region.
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