Event Wrap: Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy, Seoul

By on 18 Aug 2016

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Pablo facilitated a hands-on, two-hour tutorial explaining the role of IP addresses, the fundamentals of Internet infrastructure and their connection to the subject of Internet governance. Image: APIGA, Facebook

Around 50 undergraduate and graduate students from throughout the Asia Pacific gathered in Seoul last week for the inaugural Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy workshop.

Hosted by the Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the five-day workshop (8 to 12 August) provided attendees with a greater understanding of Internet governance issues, and the multistakeholder processes that are largely responsible for driving these issues.

A range of speakers from local, regional and global organizations, including the Korea Internet Governance Alliance (KIGA), KISA, the Internet Society (ISOC), ICANN, DotAsia, the UN Internet Governance Forum Multistakeholder Advisory Group (UN IGF MAG), and APNIC presented on topics such as the history of Internet governance; the fundamentals of Internet infrastructure; and multistakeholder policy making.

APNIC activities:

  • Pablo Hinojosa gave a keynote speech during the opening ceremony, explaining the importance of IPv6 with regard to connecting the next billions of users (and IoT devices) to the Internet.

  • Together with Jia-Rong Low (ICANN) and Leonid Todorov (APTLD), and moderated by Rajnesh Singh (ISOC), Pablo also participated in a panel discussion about the Internet global ecosystem.
  • Pablo facilitated a hands-on, two-hour tutorial explaining the role of IP address resources, the fundamentals of Internet infrastructure, and their connection to the subject of Internet governance. With the aid of APNIC-produced playing cards, he organized an interactive game where the concepts of IP addressing, networking and routing were introduced, together with an explanation of the role of each technical coordinating organization.
  • Pablo also presented during a session about IPv6 and security.

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