Event Wrap: Nepal IGF 2018

By on 28 Nov 2018

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Opening Plenary at Nepal IGF 2018.

APNIC’s Sunny Chendi participated at the 2018 Nepal Internet Governance Forum (Nepal IGF 2018) from 2 to 3 November 2018 in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Following the successful inaugural 2017 event, Nepal IGF 2018 welcomed over 200 participants to discuss topics on the theme ‘Making Internet accessible, affordable and safe’.

APNIC activities:

  • Sunny joined the ‘Participation of Youth in the Global and Regional IG platforms’ session that was organized by a past APNIC Fellow, Dikchya Raut. There is interest in establishing a Nepal Youth IGF.
  • Sunny participated on the panel at the ‘Infrastructure of the Internet and Access’ session, and spoke about IPv4 exhaustion in the Asia Pacific region and the uptake of IPv6 in Nepal.
  • Sunny also joined the panel on ‘Multi-stakeholder Model of Internet Governance Forum and Issues of Developing Countries’ and noted the importance of multistakeholder dialogue and gender diversity in the Internet governance ecosystem, highlighting the APNIC Fellowship Program and Policy Development Process as examples.

  • APNIC provided webcasting support for the event.
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