Event Wrap: inSIG 2019 and bdIGF 2019

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Participants at inSIG 2019.

APNIC participated at the India School of Internet Governance 2019 (inSIG 2019) event in Kolkata, India, from 15 to 17 November 2019.

Held for the fourth time, inSIG 2019 welcomed 80 participants, including local and international fellows from six economies in the region. The three-day program of presentations, panel discussions and role-plays focused on understanding the different levels of engagement and participation at various regional and international Internet governance forums and in cybersecurity.

The second Youth IGF was held on 14 November 2019, alongside the GFCE Triple-I workshop.

Following inSIG 2019, APNIC also participated at the inaugural Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum (bdIGF 2019) and the Bangladesh Youth IGF in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 16 November 2019.

APNIC activities:

  • Paul Wilson joined ICANN Board Chair, Maarten Botterman, as a keynote speaker on the topic, ‘Internet Governance: Perspectives on Current State and Future’ at inSIG 2019 and also spoke at bdIGF 2019 as the keynote presenter on the same topic.
  • Sunny Chendi moderated the ‘Internet Technologies I: Routing/DNS’ session, facilitating an IPGO game, which outlines technology perspectives in Internet governance discussions and explains the concepts of IP addressing. He also moderated the ‘Internet Technologies – II: Cybersecurity Incident Roleplay’ session.
  • At the Bangladesh Youth IGF, Sunny gave the concluding remarks, encouraging the next generation of the Internet community to initiate national Youth IGF forums and to discuss relevant topics of interest.
  • Paul and Sunny also met with APNIC Members to discuss training and technical assistance collaboration.
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