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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 were the APrIGF Chair, Pal Wilson; The Taiwanese host, Kuo Wei; the Taiwan Minister of Transport and Communication; Markus Kummer (ICANN Board), Susan Pointer (Google), Vint Cerf (videoed, Google) and a special presentation in honour of the late Dr Suguru Yamaguchi and his service to JPNIC and to the internet globally. The theme of the conference was “A New Internet Era – Merging Physical Space with Cyberspace”.

 Paul Wilson opening the eventPaul Wilson, Chair of the APrIGF MSG, opening the conference plenary event  Kenote Speakers: Markus Kummer, Susan Pointer, Minister Tan, Paul Wilson, Kuo WeiKenote Speakers: Markus Kummer, Susan Pointer, Minister Tan, Paul Wilson, Kuo Wei
 Special acknowledgement of Dr Suguru Yamaguchi.Special acknowledgement of Dr Suguru Yamaguchi.  Host - Kuo Wei (Taiwan) and co-Sponsor - Edmon Chung (Dot Asia)Host – Kuo Wei (Taiwan) and co-Sponsor – Edmon Chung (Dot Asia)
 PICISOC participating in the Opening PlenaryPICISOC participating in a very well attended Opening Plenary  2016 Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum Opening Plenary2016 Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum Opening Plenary

 

 Synthesis Document:  One of the significant outputs of this meeting will be a synthesis document which is proposed to be a high level outline of topics which were considered of significant importance to those who attended this meeting, based on the topics covered and the discussions held during the APrIGF. The synthesis document was initiated at the Macao meeting in 2015, and was considered valuable enough to be made an important output of future APrIGFs as a contribution to meetings that may require some input from the AP region about IGF issues.  Participants were asked to contribute to the document both online in during two plenary sessions co-moderated by Maureen Hilyard (Cook Islands) and Chat Garcia Ramilo (Philippines).

 	 	 	The synthesis document session 2 being co-moderated by Maureen and Chat, with technical assistance from Jennifer Chung 	The synthesis document session 2 being co-moderated by Maureen and Chat, with technical assistance from Jennifer Chung  Initially explaining how participants can make their contributions to the document via the APrIGF websiteInitially explaining how participants can make their contributions to the document via the APrIGF website
 Seeking support for contributions from the APrIGF participants Seeking support for contributions from the APrIGF participants  Contributions coming from the floor with regards to specific issuesContributions coming from the floor with regards to specific issues
 Gunela and Ellen making a statement for consideration in the documentGunela and Ellen making a statement for consideration in the document  The document aims to gather the many views on IG issues from this meetingThe document aims to gather the many views on IG issues from this meeting
 The synthesis document was a well attended sessionThe synthesis document was a well attended session  Jennifer explaining the document completion process following the APrIGF Jennifer explaining the document completion process following the APrIGF

 

Other sessions and People …

 Rajnesh Singh, former PICISOC Chair, participated in a session about multi-stakeholderism.Rajnesh Singh, former PICISOC Chair, participated in a session about multi-stakeholderism.  Raj making a point in defence of his view which were varied on the panel.Raj making a point in defence of his view which were varied on the panel.
 Ellen collecting her conference pack during registrationEllen collecting her conference pack during registration

Andrew participating in an important part of conference attendance - networking.

Andrew participating in an important part of conference attendance – networking.

 Paul Wilson sizing up APTLD General Manager, Leonid Todorov - for his t-shirt.Paul Wilson sizing up APTLD General Manager, Leonid Todorov – for his t-shirt.  Professor Kilnam Chon who is leading the organisation of the first APSIG which will be held in Bangkok in SeptemberProfessor Kilnam Chon who is leading the organisation of the first APSIG which will be held in Bangkok in September
 Maureen was the buddy for the multistakeholder rapporteurs who included Shita Laksmi (in yellow, from Indonesia), Nica Dumlao (Philippines) and Satish Babu (India). Maureen was the buddy for the multistakeholder rapporteurs who included Shita Laksmi (in yellow, from Indonesia), Nica Dumlao (Philippines) and Satish Babu (India).  A big thank you to the organisers for the food - and there was lots of it. A big thank you to the organisers for the food – and there was lots of it.

Maureen Hilyard. 2 August 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

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