Multi-stakeholder Steering Group

The Multi-Stakeholder Steering Group (MSG) of APrIGF is a self-organised committee with members from around the AP Internet Community formed with the below objectives:

  • To support and ensure the proper conduct of the organizational work of the annual Asia Pacific Regional IGF,
  • To promote and encourage dialogue among all stakeholders involved with Internet governance related issues in the Asia Pacific region, and
  • To act as an interface between the Asia Pacific IGF community and the global IGF community.

The membership emphasizes the inclusion of multi-stakeholders and so is open to any interested individuals within the AP region who are committed to:

  • The Organisational Principles of openness, transparency and multi-stakeholder cooperation,
  • Devote some time and effort in support of the APrIGF, and
  • Maintaining and demonstrating respect for all other members.

Any interested individuals who would like to join the MSG must read through the Operating Principles of the MSG as well as acknowledging and accepting it. If you wish to become part of the MSG, please kindly contact the secretariat at [email protected].

The Operating Principles can be downloaded here.

A Code of Conduct has been set by the committee in 2019 to ensure a safe and inclusive environment at the Forum, and can be downloaded here.

An Election Procedure has been adopted by the MSG on 2 July 2015 during the APrIGF Macao 2015, and has been updated on 8 January 2020. Please download here for more details.

The Program Committee Guidelines were set up by the MSG on 4 September 2019, and can be downloaded here.

The Fellowship Committee Guidelines were set up by the MSG on 22 October 2019, and can be downloaded here.

We welcome any comments and feedback on the Operating Principles from the community whereby amendments could be made under the discussion and decision from the MSG from time to time whenever necessary.


Chairing Members

Mr. Rajnesh SINGH, Chair (2019-2021) bio Singapore

Regional Vice-President, Asia-Pacific, Internet Society (ISOC) (Technical Community)

Ms. Anju MANGAL, Vice Chair (2019-2021) bio Fiji and New Caledonia

Asia Pacific Regional Director/Coordinator, The World Wide Web Foundation (WWW) (Inter-governmental Organisation)

Mr. Babu Ram ARYAL, Vice-chair (2018-2020) bio Nepal

Founder/CEO, Internet Governance Institute (Civil Society) (Civil Society)

View Past Chairing Members

Members

Ms. Kamala ADHIKARI
bio Nepal/Asia Pacific

Treasurer, Forum for digital Equality (Civil Society)

Mr. Suraj ADHIKARI
bio South Asia

Vice President, Internet Society Nepal (Civil Society)

Mr. Klée AIKEN
bio Wellington, NZ

Editorial Board, International Journal of Digital Peace and Security (Academia)

Mr. Peng Hwa ANG
bio Singapore

Professor, Nanyang Technological University (Academia)

Mr. Mohammad Abdul Haque ANU
bio Bangladesh

Secretary General, Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum (Civil Society)

Mr. Babu Ram ARYAL
bio Nepal/Asia Pacific

Founder/CEO, Internet Governance Institute (Civil Society)

Ms. Gunela ASTBRINK
bio APAC

Vice-President, ISOC Accessibility Special Interest Group (Civil Society)

Mr. Satish BABU
bio Regional

Chair, APRALO (Civil Society)

Mr. Fouad BAJWA
bio Lahore, Pakistan

Adjunct and Visiting Fellow, Centre for Public Policy and Governance (Civil Society)

Mr. Udeep BARAL
bio Nepal

Program Officer, Internet Society Nepal (Technical Community)

Melody BENDINDANG
bio Australia

External Relations Manager, APNIC (Technical Community)

Ms. Pravina BHARATH
bio India

Faculty, Global Ties (Private Sector)

Dr. N.Sudha BHUVANESWARI
bio India

Professor, Dr.G.R Damodaran College of Science (Academia)

Ms. Sylvia CADENA
bio Brisbane, Australia

Head of Programs, APNIC Foundation (Technical Community)

Ms. Joyce CHEN
bio Australia/Singapore

Senior Advisor - Strategic Engagement, APNIC (Technical Community)

Ms. YingChu CHEN
bio Taiwan

Assistant Research Fellow, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (Academia)

Mr. Sunny CHENDI
bio Australia

Senior Advisor Policy and Community Development, APNIC (Technical Community)

Mr. Rajesh CHHARIA
bio India

President, Internet Service Providers Association of India (ISPAI) (Technical Community)

Dr. Yik Chan CHIN
bio China

Assistant Professor, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (Academia)

Kilnam CHON
bio South Korea

Professor, Kaist (Academia)

Ms. Amrita CHOUDHURY
bio APAC

Director, CCAOI (Civil Society)

Mr. Edmon CHUNG
bio Hong Kong

CEO, DotAsia Organization (Technical Community)

Ms. Noelle DE GUZMAN
bio Philippines

Senior Advisor, Policy and External Engagement, Internet Society (Technical Community)

Mr. Shibendu DEBBARMA
bio Agartala, Tripura, India

Scientist-D, STPI (Technical Community)

Ms. Chat GARCIA RAMILO
bio Philippines

Executive Director, Association for Progressive Communications (Civil Society)

Mr. Ananda GAUTAM
bio Nepal

Program Officer, Internet Governance Institute (Civil Society)

Mr. Waqas HASSAN
bio Pakistan

Assistant Director (International Liaison & Training), Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (Government)

Ms. Maureen HILYARD
bio Pacific

Chair, ALAC (At-Large Advisory Committee), ICANN (Civil Society)

Mr. Pablo HINOJOSA
bio Australia

Strategic Engagement Director, APNIC (Technical Community)

Mr. Mohammad Jahangir HOSSAIN
bio Bangladesh

Board Member, Internet Society Bangladesh (Technical Community)

Mr. Hiro HOTTA
bio Japan

Director, JPRS (Technical Community)

Dr. Kenny HUANG
bio Taiwan

Chairman and CEO, Taiwan Network Information Center (Technical Community)

Mr. Ali HUSSAIN
bio Malaysia

Researcher, University of Malaya (Academia)

Dr. Aris IGNACIO
bio Philippines

Dean, College of Information Technology, Southville International School and Colleges (Academia)

Mr. Priyatosh JANA
bio India

Vice - President (Membership), Assistant Professor, ISOC India Kolkata Chapter, Mallabhum Institute of Technology (Academia)

Mr. Sumit JHA
bio India

Secretary, NFCSF (Private Sector)

Ms. Shubha KAYASTHA
bio Nepal

Executive Director, Body & Data (Civil Society)

Ms. Narine KHACHATRYAN
bio Armenia

Executive Director, STEM Society (Civil Society)

Ms. Gayatri KHANDHADAI
bio India

Asia Policy Regional Coordinator, APC (Civil Society)

Mr. Maheeshwara KIRINDIGODA
bio Sri Lanka

CEO, Asian Destinations Pvt Ltd (Private Sector)

Ms. Mariko KOBAYASHI
bio Tokyo, Japan

Researcher, Mercari, Inc. (Private Sector)

Mr. Samridh KUDESIA
bio India

Senior Associate, Reimagining Higher Education Foundation (Plaksha University) (Technical Community)

Ms. Cherie LAGAKALI
bio Fiji

Secretary, PICISOC (Civil Society)

Ms. Cheryl LANGDON-ORR
bio Australia

Company Director, Internet Australia and NetThing MSC (Civil Society)

Ms. Sabrina LIM
bio Singapore

Global Stakeholder Engagement Programs Manager, APAC, ICANN (Technical Community)

Dr. Yong LIU
bio Beijing

Researcher, Hebei Academy of Social Sciences in China (Academia)

Mr. Jia-Rong LOW
bio Asia

Vice President and Managing Director, Asia Pacific, ICANN (Technical Community)

Ms. Anju MANGAL
bio Pacific

Asia Pacific Regional Director/Coordinator, The World Wide Web Foundation (WWW) (Inter-governmental Organisation)

Ms. Jyotsna MASKAY
bio Nepal

Chairperson, LOOM (Civil Society)

Mr. Ananda NIRAULA
bio Kathmandu, Nepal

Cyber Crime Investigator, Nepal Police (Government)

Ms. Mary Rose OFIANGA
bio Davao City, Philippines

Managing Director, E3Hubs Philippines (Private Sector)

Mr. Rom Kant PANDEY
bio Nepal

Asst. Professor, Tribhuvan University (Academia)

Mr. Ram Krishna PARIYAR
bio South Asia Nepal

Sr.Network Engineer, Subisu Cablenet Pvt Ltd (Technical Community)

Mr. Krishna Prasad POKHREL
bio Kathmandu, Nepal

Technical, Internet Society Nepal Chapter (Technical Community)

Mr. AHM Bazlur RAHMAN
bio Bangladesh

Chief Executive Officer, Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio & Communication (Civil Society)

Mr. Shah Zahidur RAHMAN
bio Bangladesh

Consultant, cWork Microjob Ltd (Technical Community)

Dr. Gnanajeyaraman RAJARAM
bio India

PROFESSOR / TECHNICAL ANALYST, SBM COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Academia)

Ms. Pavitra RAMANUJAM
bio India

Project Coordinator, Association for Progressive Communications (APC) (Civil Society)

Mr. Vivek RANA
bio S. East Asia

Principal Consultant, InfoAssure LLP (Technical Community)

Mr. Shreedeep RAYAMAJHI
bio Nepal

ICT4D consultant, Rayznews (Civil Society)

Mr. Winston ROBERTS
bio New Zealand

Senior Business Advisor (International), National Library of New Zealand (Civil Society)

Mr. Mubashir SARGANA
bio Pakistan

Adviser to the Minister on Digital Media, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (Government)

Mili SEMLANI
bio India

Founder, Youth4IG (Civil Society)

Mr. Muhammad SHABBIR
bio Pakistan

President, Internet Society Accessibility Special Interest Group (Academia)

Mr. Bikram SHRESTHA
bio Nepal

President, Nepal Internet Foundation (Civil Society)

Mr. Hempal SHRESTHA
bio Nepal

Consulting IT and Legal Researcher, (Civil Society)

Mr. Santosh Babu SIGDEL
bio Nepal

Managing Director, Center for Law and Technology (Civil Society)

Mr. Rajnesh SINGH
bio Singapore

Regional Vice-President, Asia-Pacific, Internet Society (ISOC) (Technical Community)

Mr. Chester SOONG
bio Hong Kong

Director, ISOC HK Chapter (Civil Society)

Mr. Prabesh SUBEDI
bio Kathmandu, Nepal

Director, Media Chautari (Private Sector)

Mr. Zakir SYED
bio Pakistan

Independent Consultant, (Civil Society)

Ms. Szeming TAN
bio Malaysia

Digital Protection Specialist, (Civil Society)

Mr. Leonid TODOROV
bio Russia

General Manager, APTLD (Technical Community)

Mr. Mohammad Kawsar UDDIN
bio Bangladesh

General Secretary, Internet Society Bangladesh Chapter (Civil Society)

Mr. Paul WILSON
bio Australia

Director General, APNIC (Technical Community)

Prof. Hong XUE
bio East Asia

Director of Institute of Internet Policy & Law, Beijing Normal University (Academia)

Past Chairing Members

Ms. Sylvia CADENA, Vice-chair (2017-2019)
Brisbane, Australia

Head of Programs, Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) (Technical)

Mr. Chester Soong, Vice-chair (2015-2018) Hong Kong

Chairman, Internet Society HK (ISOCHK) (Civil Society)

Mr. Paul Wilson, Chair (2015-2017) Brisbane, Australia

Director General, Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) (Technical)

Mr Arun Sukumar, Vice-chair (2015-2017) India

Head of Cyber Initiative, Observer Research Foundation (Civil Society)

Mr. Paul Wilson, Chair (2013-2015) Brisbane, Australia

Director General, Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) (Technical)

Mr. Shahzad Ahmed, Vice-chair (2013-2014)
Pakistan

Country Director, Bytes for All (Civil Society)

Ms. Youn Jung Park, Vice-chair (2013-2015)
Songdo, Korea

Professor, SUNY Korea (Academia)