Bangkok hosted the 2017 Asia Pacific regional Internet Governance Forum (2017 APrIGF Bangkok), held at Chulalongkorn University from 26 to 29 July.
Since 2010, the annual event has been a platform for discussion and cooperation to advance the development of Internet governance in the Asia Pacific region. This year’s theme was ‘Ensuring an inclusive and sustainable development in Asia Pacific’.
The conference program consisted of three parts: pre-event meetings, the conference, and the ‘yIGF’ or Youth IGF. APNIC’s Adli Wahid, Pablo Hinojosa, Paul Wilson and Sunny Chendi participated throughout the program.
- As Chair of the APrIGF Multi-Stakeholder Steering Group (MSG), Paul Wilson participated in a number of sessions, including:
- Delivering a welcome to attendees at the Opening Plenary.
- The AP* update session where he shared APNIC’s recent activities.
- “Townhall” sessions on the APrIGF Synthesis Document, which will report the proceedings and conclusions of this year’s event.
- The inaugural session of the “Asia Pacific Legislator’s Roundtable”.
- The Closing Plenary, where he facilitated a reporting session from all of the APrIGF sub-themes.
- A closing speech, in which he congratulated and welcomed Rajnesh Singh (Regional Director of the Internet Society’s Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau) as the new chair of the MSG.
— Paul Wilson (@apnicdg) July 30, 2017
- Sunny attended and participated in a number of sessions and side meetings, including:
- Moderating a session during the Fellows welcome and orientation, during which attendees shared and discussed Internet Governance issues in their economies.
- Attending and adding to discussions at the “National policies and Industry strategies on IPv6 in the Asia Pacific region” session.
- Participating as a panel member at the “Taking Internet Governance to Communities in Asia Pacific: Need for a Sustainable and Collaborative Approach” session.
- Attending the MSG meeting.
- Co-moderating the closing plenary session and Fellow debrief meeting.
- Meetings with APTLD, APASA, ISOC, PKSIG, and NPIGF for future collaboration, participation and joint activities.
- Pablo Hinojosa and Sunny ran an interactive game that is under development by APNIC, to explain the concepts of IP addressing, routing, and the DNS.
— Brittany Piovesan (@B_Piovesan) July 26, 2017
- Adli Wahid participated in a number of sessions and meetings, including:
- Chairing a panel discussion on the role of national CERTs in the region.
- Participating in the side event Cybersecurity Workshop Spotlight on GCCS 2017 organized by Global Partners Digital. He also participated in a panel discussion on national CERTs in the region.
- Organizing and facilitating a Cybersecurity incident role play. Read APrIGF 2017, Bangkok: Cybersecurity Incident Role PlayMeeting representatives of ThaiCERT along with attendees from BtCIRT, TongaCERT and TWCERT.
— Adli Wahid (@adliwahid) July 29, 2017
- Prior to the APrIGF, the second Asia-Pacific School of Internet Governance (APSIG) took place, also in Bangkok, from 22 to 26 July. In an “all-SIG” meeting, Pablo introduced the Asia Pacific Alliance for Schools and Academies of Internet Governance (APASA).
You can view photos from the event in the 2017 APrIGF Bangkok Facebook photo gallery.
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