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2017 Board Members

Dr. Etuate Cocker – Chair (Technical) Dr. ‘Etuate Cocker is originally from Tonga and was awarded the first PhD in Computer Science for the Kingdom of Tonga. While doing extensive research in the Pacific, he was awarded two grants (ISIF and Internet NZ grants) and have attended a number of International and regional conferences. The Read more…

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Register for the PacIGF, 17-18 May, Port Vila

Please click here to register for the PacIGF which will be held in Port Vila, Vanuatu on 17-18 May, 2017  

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Pacific IGF (17-18 May) Update held at PITA conference

During the week of 3-7 April, 2017, the Pacific Islands Telecommunication Association held their 21st anniversary AGM on Rarotonga, Cook Islands. This milestone event which attracted more than 200 overseas attendees, was opened by the Prime Minister. The conference theme was “Unlocking Smarter Communities in the Pacific” and addressed critical issues and challenges in the Read more…

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PICISOC attends APrIGF Taipei 2016

Board member Ellen Strickland and former Board Chairs, Rajnesh Singh, Andrew Molivurae and Maureen Hilyard attended the APrIGF in Taipei, 27-29 July 2016. Maureen and Raj are on the MSG (Multistakeholder Steering Group).  Andrew attended as a Fellow. Following is a report based on photographs taken by the conference photographer. More on  https://2016.aprigf.asia/. The Opening Plenary :  Keynote Speakers Read more…

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APRALO joins PICISOC at APRICOT 2016

Just had to share this shot of the APRALO Leadership team (Siranush Vardanyan, Satish Babu, Kaili Kan, and Ali AlMeshal, and myself) along with PICISOC members, Ellen Strickland, Emani Lui, and Stan Osao at the APRICOT meeting in Auckland last month. Lianna Galystan from Armenia also stayed with us after the APTLD meeting.  Kaili (from Read more…

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Report to ISOC – WSIS+10 meeting

Pattaya Key Messages – Voices from the Asia Pacific – Comment on WSIS+10 Review Non-paper September 2015     PICISOC REPORT ON THE WSIS+10 MEETING PATTAYA, THAILAND 3-5 SEPT, 2015 It was a privilege to be invited to participate in this event as the sole representative from the Pacific Islands region within the 38 member Read more…

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Asia Pacific Submission to WSIS+10

General Assembly’s overall review of the implementation of WSIS outcomes   Official Form for Comments on the Non-paper A.    Your Information Title: Pattaya Key Messages – Voices from the Asia Pacific First name: Anja Lastname: Kovacs  Name of Organization:  Stakeholder Type[1]: On behalf of the supporters Civil society, academia and technical sector of the Pattaya Key Messages Country: Read more…

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PICISOC @ Intercommunity2015

One of the innovations for NetHui2015, was the involvement of the Internet Society Board and its engagement with ISOC Chapters around the world in a major internet event called Intercommunity2015. More than 100 countries were involved and thousands of chapter members who joined in conversations with each other and with their Board members, to celebrate the Read more…

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PacINET@NetHui 2015, Auckland, New Zealand

Thursday 8 July, 2015 This year PacINET has established a collaborative PacINET@NetHui with the kind support of  InternetNZ whose NetHui which is being held at the Sky City Convention Centre in Auckland, NZ.  This could set a trend for PacINETs as the Board attempts to find the best opportunities for training, knowledge building and networking Read more…

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PICISOC Annual Report 2015

The Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Pacific Islands Chapter of the Internet Society was presented by Maureen Hilyard on 8 July 2015, to the members of the Board of Trustees of the Internet Society at the Annual General Meeting held in Auckland, prior to NetHui 2015.   The Board was also Read more…

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PacINET2014, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

PacINET Rarotonga was held in the Cook Islands on 22-26 September and was opened by the Minister of Telecommunications. It focused on raising understanding within the local community about ISOC, ICANN and innovative development related to internet users in the Pacific. The conference was organised by the local Cook Islands Internet Action Group under the Read more…

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Speakers list for PacINET 2014, Rarotonga

PACINET, Rarotonga Cook Islands, 22 – 26 September, 2014   Ali AlMeshal, ISOC Bahrain Mr. Ali AlMeshal is currently the Business Relationship Manager at CrediMax. In this role, he is responsible for managing, directing and participating in growing the merchant base through different channels (E-com & Others) and business volume, continuing to coach and develop Read more…

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2014-2015 PICISOC Board

Edwin Liava’a – Fiji Edwin has a personal philosophy  – “I innovate and provide solutions NOT problems”.  He has spent over 15 years working in the Pacific region, specialising in ICTs  and GIS, and offering his skills and talents  to support the building of solutions  across the Pacific. He has been a member of the Read more…

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New PICISOC Board elected

The PICISOC Board welcomes its four newly elected members.  89 PICISOC members participated in the election, and although this is  a small percentage of our total membership, the number far exceeds electoral participants in past years. The Board was very grateful for the services of the Internet Society officer, Naveed Haq, who coordinated the Pacific Chapter’s Read more…

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Former Chairman of ICANN to attend PacINET

Peter Dengate Thrush is globally recognized as a leader of Internet infrastructure and governance organisations.  He has ardently defended the Internet from singular points of control and capture. A free Internet, he believes, is instrumental for encouraging self-expression,innovation and fundamental economic growth. This passion has defined his career since 1995 when he agreed to help Read more…

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