Event Wrap: 2016 APrIGF Taipei

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2016 APrIGF Opening. Image Credit: APrIGF

Taipei hosted the 2016 Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (2016 APrIGF Taipei), held from 27 to 29 July.

The annual event is a platform for Internet governance discussion, exchange and collaboration at a regional level, and where possible, to aggregate national IGF discussions, to advance the development of Internet governance in the Asia Pacific region.

The Asia Pacific Internet Leadership Program (APILP) and the Youth IGF were held in parallel to the main event.

APNIC activities:

  • The day before the forum, Paul gave a welcome address and two presentations at the APILP:
    • In the first presentation, he provided a basic overview of critical Internet resources, discussing how the Internet works, the availability of IPv4 and the adoption of IPv6, and the challenges in maintaining a stable and secure Internet

  • In the second presentation he focused on the fundamentals of cybersecurity and network security, explaining the need for protection of information systems from damage and disruption

  • As Chair of the Multistakeholder Steering Group, Paul welcomed attendees at the Opening Plenary, and participated in a number of sessions across the three days, including:
    • A panel session that discussed the history, process and future of the IANA Stewardship Transition
    • Both APrIGF Synthesis Document discussions. The Synthesis Document aims to record items of common interest relevant to Internet Governance in the Asia Pacific region
    • A panel discussion on IPv6 deployment: the challenges, lessons learned and the way forward in the Asia Pacific region
    • The Youth IGF workshop, during which he talked about the challenges of human networking, and pointed out the advantages of the APNIC Fellowship Program
  • Paul also took the opportunity to meet with TWNIC representatives to discuss preparations for APNIC 44 to be held in Taichung, Taiwan, in 2017

The 2017 APrIGF will be held in Melbourne, Australia.

You can view photos from the event in the 2016 APrIGF Taipei photo gallery.

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