Event Wrap: APrIGF 2017, Bangkok

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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’.

Read: APrIGF 2017: A regional agenda for Internet governance

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.

APNIC activities

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Adli Wahid participated in a number of sessions and meetings, including:

  • 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).
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