Event Wrap: APIGA 2019

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Sunny Chendi with participants at the mock APNIC Policy SIG.

APNIC participated at the 2019 Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy (APIGA 2019) event in Seoul, South Korea, from 12 to 18 August 2019.

This was the fourth edition of a five-day capacity development workshop, co-organized by ICANN and KISA, and supported by APNIC, Internet Society, APTLD, DotAsia, KIGA, JPRS and TWNIC. It was attended by 55 students from 19 Asia Pacific economies.

APIGA aims to help the next generation of Internet leaders better understand Internet governance issues and the technical aspects of the Internet, and encourages them to be active multistakeholder governance participants.

APNIC activities:

  • Pablo Hinojosa and Sunny Chendi helped conduct the Internet Fundamentals workshop and presented the third version of IPGO, an educational tool developed by APNIC to explain IP addressing and networking principles to non-technical audiences. As currently designed, it is a group exercise about building a network. Different modules include: IP addressing, routing, packet-switching, DNS, NATs, and IPv6.

  • Pablo and Sunny discussed the history of Internet governance and the Internet ecosystem, and managed a brainstorming session on current Internet governance issues.
  • Sunny held a mock Policy SIG session to give participants a better understanding of the APNIC Policy Development Process.

  • Pablo and Sunny also provided advice and support to the APIGA participants as part of the mentorship the event offered.
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