Event Wrap: APrIGF 2020

By on 15 Oct 2020

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APNIC supported and participated at the 2020 Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF 2020), held online from 27 to 30 September 2020.

The agenda reflected the main theme of ‘Internet Governance for Good: Norms, Standards and Mechanisms’, with topics including technical capacity building, cybernorms, and the digital rights landscape post COVID-19.

APNIC activities:

  • Duncan Macintosh managed the Q&A section of the capacity-building session for fellows and newcomers under the Innovation and Development sub-theme. Sylvia Cadena provided a prerecorded presentation to introduce the sub-theme to the group, highlighting the three sessions that were included in the program. Watch the video.
  • Pablo Hinojosa organized and helped moderate the session, ‘Do cybernorms help or hinder incident response activities‘, on bridging the gap between policy challenges with technical considerations, for the operationalization of cybernorms. Adli Wahid participated as a panellist at this session. Watch the video.
  • Pablo also organized and helped moderate the session, ‘The Internet’s Environmental Impact: an action-oriented dialogue‘, the first of its kind in an IGF setting, on how to solve environmental questions such as bridging the gaps in data and building a suitable data governance for the planet’s sustainable development. Watch the video.
  • Sylvia submitted the proposal for the session, ‘New approaches to technical capacity-building: an action-oriented dialogue‘, seeking community input about what the APrIGF community can do to improve the way technical training is delivered in the Asia Pacific. The session was co-moderated by Duncan and Joyce Chen. Che-Hoo Cheng started the dialogue by sharing the capacity building work APNIC has conducted in the region, the challenges of COVID-19 and future plans. Most of the time allocated to the session was used to encourage dialogue and gather input from the participants using networking tools. Watch the video.
  • Joyce co-chaired the APrIGF Drafting Committee of the APrIGF Synthesis Document and virtual Townhalls, was a member of the Program Committee, which created the APrIGF agenda.
  • Sunny Chendi was part of the APrIGF Fellowship Committee, and was also actively involved in the Virtual Conference Committee, which helped put the event online.
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