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Tongan Women in ICT meetup

The Tongan women in ICT held its monthly meeting at the Ministry of Meteorology, Energy, Information, Disaster Management, Environment, Climate Change and Communications (MEIDCC) conference room last week. Guest speaker for the month of August was Katrina Ma’u Fatiati who presented on empowerment in the work places. The Women in ICT is an NGO programme Read more…

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TRBR appoints Neustar as new back-end Registry Operator

for .vu country code Top-Level Domain Read the Press Release by clicking following the link.

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EuroSSIG 2019 Report by Fellow Andrew Molivurae

Introduction I was fortunate to have been selected by the Asia Pacific Top Level Domain (APTLD) Association Board to the 2019 EuroSSIG in Meissen, Germany from 14th to 20th July 2019 under the APTLD fellowship program. Even though the travels to Europe from my tiny island nation of Vanuatu took more than 40 hours one Read more…

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APrIGF 2019 Update

A brief report by Maureen Hilyard Hi everyone, A brief report from me on the recently completed APRIGF at the Far Eastern Federal University on Russky Island in Vladivostok, Russia. There was just a small representation from the Pacific at the event, but I think we all did well in providing a Pacific perspective in Read more…

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Cable Arrives in Honiara

As originally posted on PICISOC mailing list. The Coral Sea Cable System, a 40 Tbps submarine fibre optic cable, bringing next-generation connectivity to the people of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands has just landed in Honiara. PROJECT HIGHLIGHTSA 4,700 km submarine cable system linking Sydney to Port Moresby and Honiara. The Solomon Islands Domestic Read more…

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Internet Society Survey on Policy Issues in the Asia-Pacific 2019

An annual exercise of the Asia-Pacific Bureau of the Internet Society, your input is very important. Click for the survey

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The DNS and the Internet of Things: Opportunities, Risks, and Challenges

A report of the ICANN Security and Stability Advisory Committee (SSAC). Click to view the report: The SSAC focuses on matters relating to the security and integrity of the Internet’s naming and address allocation systems. This includes operational matters (e.g., pertaining to the correct and reliable operation of the root zone publication system), administrative matters Read more…

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“The Future of Digital Government for Sustainable Development” – A short report

PICISOC members, Andrew Molivurae and Anju Mangal attended the Expert Group Meeting on “The Future of Digital Government for Sustainable Development” from 4-5 June 2019 in Incheon, Republic of Korea. Click the link for their short report:

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Empowering girls in ICT

(Extracted from Vanuatu Daily Post) Women and girls were encouraged to be bold and innovative when utilizing an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tool. The call was made by several speakers when Vanuatu joined the United Nations agency on ICT, and girls and women around the world to drive global attention to the need for their Read more…

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Call for Travel Support to attend the 14th annual meeting of the IGF

The mandate of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) calls for strengthening and enhancing of the stakeholder engagement from developing ‎countries. It also calls for the Forum to contribute to building capacity for Internet governance in ‎developing countries, drawing fully on local sources of knowledge and expertise‎.  During the 13th IGF, the United Nations Secretary-General has called for action Read more…

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The Age of Digital Interdependence

Report of the High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation Following nine months of consultations with governments, the private sector, civil society, international organisations, academia and technical communities worldwide, the Panel’s report paints a picture of the interconnected nature of digital technology and policy impacts, and makes 5 recommendations for shaping our common digital future. Click to Read more…

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Strategy 2019-2022

The PICISOC Strategy articulates the strategic direction and priorities for the Pacific Islands Chapter of the Internet Society (PICISOC). The strategic priorities described inthis document will guide PICISOCs efforts in ensuring that it benefits all of the people in the Pacific and Oceanic region. PICISOC will continue to promote and strengthen strategic relationship and partnership with key stakeholders Read more…

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Pacific GIS & RS User Conference

The Pacific GIS & Remote Sensing Council (PGRSC) was established to oversee the activities of the Pacific Islands Annual GIS & RS User Conference in response to the need to outsource its administration and procurement processes. The Pacific GIS & RS Conference is the largest opportunity for Pacific Island and related stakeholders to share experiences Read more…

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.vu Domain name transfers from TVL to TRBR

Press Release 14 March 2019 At its board meeting held on Friday 14th March, 2019, in Kobe, Japan, it was announced that the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will transfer the .vu top level domain name from Telecom Vanuatu Limited (TVL) to the Telecommunications Radiocommunications and Broadcasting Regulator (TRBR). TVL decided their Read more…

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A new submarine cable for the Cook Islands: But to where?

By Jonathan Brewer  (Originally published on APNIC Blog on 23 Jan 2019) Manatua is a new submarine cable that will link Samoa with Tahiti, picking up Niue, Aitutaki, Rarotonga, and Bora Bora along the way. Its Rarotonga and Aitutaki landings will be the first fibre optic connectivity for the Cook Islands, who today access the Internet through an O3b medium-earth-orbit satellite link Read more…

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