APrIGF 2020

Virtual Conference

Overarching Theme: Internet Governance for Good: Norms, Standards and Mechanisms

Date: 27-30 September 2020 | Location: Virtual, Online | Host: MSG, Executed by APrIGF Secretariat

Code of Conduct

Participation Guide

APrIGF Registration (Closed)


YIGF Registration (Closed)

Attendee List

2020 Fellows

APrIGF 2020 Synthesis Document

Final is published. Please read the document here. Thank you for those who contributed to the Synthesis Document!

Sponsors and Supporters:

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Host and Executor:

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Trivia Supported by:



APrIGF 2020 Agenda and Material Archive

Photos from APrIGF 2020 – Day 0 to Day 3

Themes Digital Inclusion, Gender Equality and Diversity Innovation and Development Cybersecurity, Safety and Trust Human Rights and Ethics
Date 27 Sep (Sun) 28 Sep (Mon) 29 Sep (Tue) 30 Sep (Wed)
Time (UTC) Day 0 Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
04:00 – 05:00

Capacity Building Program for Fellows and Newcomers

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Opening Plenary

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Townhall session

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05:00 – 05:15 Break / Social (15 min) Break / Social (15 min)

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05:15 – 06:15 

Accessible digital information, training and libraries: Reducing discrimination for persons with disability

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The Single, Global Internet – A Technical Discussion

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Access to information: a holistic approach to meaningful digital inclusion.

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Not just 0s and 1s : discussing the increasing role of technology in ‘women’s safety’

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Jack and the Tech Giants: Freedom of Expression and Information in the Tech Era

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Breaking Encryption: Is it the Panacea for addressing security issue online?

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06:15 – 06:45 Social: Trivia Break / Social (30 min)

Break / Social (30 min)

06:45 – 07:45 

Breakout Sessions:

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Digital Inclusion

Human Rights


Promoting internet and human rights:  Challenges in Establishing Multistakeholder Collaborations

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Combating Live Streaming of Online Child Abuse Content

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Closing Plenary

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New approaches to technical capacity building: an action-oriented dialogue

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The Internet’s Environmental Impact: an action-oriented dialogue

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07:45 – 08:00  

Break / Social (15 min)

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Break / Social (15 min)

08:00 – 09:00   

Learn from Home During COVID-19

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Bridging the digital gender divide: Learnings from the digital gender gap audit scorecard

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Post-conference Social

Do cybernorms help or hinder incident response activities?

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The digital rights landscape in Asia Pacific after COVID19

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10:00 – 11:00 YIGF – Internet Happy Hour   YIGF – Internet Happy Hour  

APrIGF 2020 – Day 0 Capacity Building Program

Date: 27 Sep 2020 (Sun)
Time: 04:00 – 07:00 UTC


Time Agenda Speaker/Moderator Format / Description
04:00-04:15 Introduction Speaker: Rajnesh Singh, MSG Chair – Introduction to IG
– Background of APrIGF
– Role of MSG
– How to use the virtual APrIGF space
04:15-04:20 Introduction of Sub-themes Moderator: Anju Mangal, MSG Co-chair  
04:20-04:45 – Cybersecurity, Safety and Trust Speaker: Noelle de Guzman, ISOC

– Deep dive into different topics and issues under each sub-theme
– Guide to attend different sessions under each sub-theme
– Including 15 min of presentation and 10 min of Q&A

04:45-05:10 – Digital Inclusion, Gender Equality and Diversity Speaker: Liza Garcia, FMA
05:10-05:20 Break (10 min)  
05:20-05:45 – Human Rights and Ethics Speaker: Gayatri Khandhadai, APC
05:45-06:10 – Innovation and Development Speakers: Sylvia Cadena & Duncan Macintosh, APNIC
06:10-06:30 Sharing Session Moderator: Aris Ignacio, Naveed Haq, Fellowship Committee Co-chairs – Sharing of experiences & expectations by APrIGF fellowship alumni
06:30-07:00 Breakout Discussions (optional)   – Dividing participants into separate rooms for small discussions based on themes

APrIGF 2020 – Opening Plenary

Date: 28 Sep 2020
Time: 04:00 – 05:00 UTC
Host: Jennifer Chung, DotAsia Organisation

  1. Opening Remarks
  2. MSG Chair, Mr. Rajnesh Singh (ISOC)
  3. UN IGF Multistakeholder Advisory Group Chair, Ms. Anriette Esterhuysen
  4. APrIGF Secretariat, Mr. Edmon Chung (DotAsia)
  5. Summary of YIGF, Ms. Jenna Fung (NetMission.asia)

Plenary Roundtable

Title: Dealing with a Pandemic in a Digital Era

Moderator: Mr. Jordan Carter, CEO – InternetNZ, NZ (Profile @ InternetNZ)





Country/ Economy

Stakeholder Group


Ms. Audrey Tang

Digital Minister

Government of Taiwan


Government – Digital

View profile

Mr. Harish Pillay

Global Head, Community Architecture and Leadership

Red Hat Inc.



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Mr. Vashkar Bhattacharjee 

Program Manager

Young Power in Social Action (YPSA)


Civil Society

View profile


Plenary Outline:

With the threat of COVID-19 pandemic crisis and natural disasters, the world has been collectively addressing challenges to ensure a more conducive environment to foster change especially in the digital era. Amidst the pandemic, people are becoming more reliant on technology. The Covid-19 crisis is forcing the international community to redouble the efforts made over the past twenty years to connect the unconnected, to bring them fully into the information society for the sake of their health and our collective security. These efforts are reflected on the global agenda particularly the Asia Pacific Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF).

Pressing issues like misinformation, data privacy, digital divide, inequality, internet connectivity issues, access to remote teaching and learning platforms require the best insights from across the Asia and Pacific region. A collaborative effort of multi-stakeholders has proven to be an effective solution to tackle the pandemic and address immediate humanitarian, economic and socio-cultural challenges.

The opening plenary will highlight how the internet has enabled everyone to adapt to the changes and respond to good practices in their respective sectors when responding to COVID-19.  Speakers will address the challenges and lessons learnt especially highlighting the emotional and financial burdens in allocating resources to combat COVID-19 pandemic crisis. The speakers will also discuss the opportunities to ensure that no one is left behind – particularly strengthening stakeholder relations and cooperation, highlighting how the internet can help governments, organisations, businesses and users in spite of COVID-19 crisis, lockdowns & state of emergencies.

APrIGF 2020 – Closing Plenary

Date: 30 Sep 2020
Time: 06:45 – 07:45 UTC
Host: Amrita Choudhury, CCAOI

1. Summary Report by APrIGF 2020 Fellow Representative(s)

2. Plenary Roundtable

Title: Closing the Digital Divide Gap – Post COVID-19 Contingency Plans

Moderator: Mr. Osama Manzar, Founder & Director – Digital Empowerment Foundation, India (Profile @ DEF, Profile @ APC)


Name Title Organization Country/ Economy Stakeholder Group Profile
Ms. Maria Ressa CEO & Executive Editor The Rappler PH Media View profile
Ms. Atsuko Okuda Regional Director ITU / Inter-government View profile
Mr. Shane Walter Hurrell Chief Information Officer Ministry of Health TO Government See remark 1
Prof. Erwin Huang Senior Advisor (Entrepreneurship), HKUST The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology HK Academia View profile

Plenary Outline:

COVID-19 has amplified the digital divide which exists in our society. While earlier physical proximity was a great leveller in discharging and accessing services, that is no longer the case in a society interacting online where not all participants have equal access to devices / internet connections through which they connect to each other. This panel will discuss how this divide plays out in domains like:

  1. Access to education and digital literacy
  2. Economic disparity and jobs/employment
  3. Persons with disabilities
  4. COVID-19 misinformation and privacy
  5. Gender digital divide
  6. Access to Internet infrastructure

The speakers will share their experiences from the COVID-19 era, along with their reflections on the contingency plans going forward – where do they see government consultations and the current implementations going in the future? During the pandemic, there is a lot of misinformation spreading on the Internet about how the virus arose and spread – what can we do to tackle such moral issues? The Internet has huge potential for both good and ill, and this plenary will raise the debate from community activity to that of public policy on a grander scale.

  1. Closing Remarks
  2. MSG Chair, Mr. Rajnesh Singh
  3. Vice-chair handover, Mr. Babu Ram Aryal & Ms. Amrita Choudhury
  4. IGF Programme and Technology Manager, IGF – Mr. Chengetai Masango
  5. 2021 Local Host


1. Mr. Shane Walter Hurrell

Shane is the current Chief Information Officer for the Ministry of Health, Tonga. He is currently leading 2 eHealth projects – 1. Implementation of a National Health Information System; 2. Implementation of a Public Health Reporting System (Tupaia/DHIS2).

Shane is a current board member of the Pacific Health Information Network (PHIN), which was established in 2006. PHIN has 71 members from 16 different Pacific Island Countries and Territories. PHIN’s mission: “A network of professionals that connect, innovate and collaborate towards a national health plan using health information for evidence-based decision-making to measure and improve health outcomes in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories through appropriate and sustainable digital health solutions”

APrIGF 2020 Themes

Overarching Theme: Internet Governance for Good: Norms, Standards and Mechanisms

The multistakeholder model of Internet Governance affects the technical architecture of the Internet, its reliability, resilience and potential for further development; as well as complex public policy issues arising from the use of the Internet and its social, economic and political impact. To be ‘well/better-governed’, consensus building on norms (conventions) and standards is important. Equally important is to ensure greater impact of Internet Governance discussions, by translating them into concrete policies and normative frameworks to be implemented in appropriate platforms.

Sub-themes: APrIGF MSG has decided following 4 themes for APrIGF 2020

Cybersecurity, Safety and Trust

Cybersecurity covers protection of Internet infrastructure from innumerable cyberthreats that can cause harm to business processes and people. Strengthening cybersecurity requires that all stakeholders should understand cyberthreats and how to counter them. As the Internet is ubiquitous, every individual is entitled to feel safe in using the Internet to perform legitimate activities and transactions without the fear of loss of money, personal information, reputation or freedom. However, with the tremendous increase in human activities being mediated through digital platforms, many surveys show a large decline in trust in the Internet. Under this sub-theme, APrIGF expects to receive proposals for sessions focusing on methodologies and tools to help people use the Internet and digital technology with confidence, on regulatory approaches to increase trust between users and platforms, and on the roles of all stakeholders in building online trust.

Digital Inclusion, Gender Equality and Diversity

Everyone should be given the opportunity to use the Internet as a public good; to receive and impart information for legitimate purposes, regardless of their social status, gender, age, beliefs or financial status. Affordable and reliable access must be provided – using a range of different approaches – equally to all sectors of the community, whether rural or urban, persons with disabilities, indigenous people, vulnerable people and communities, more recently established populations, or new immigrants and refugees. Norms and standards-making must reflect the diversity of individual experiences, cultures and legitimate developmental needs in all societies, encouraging people to create local content on the Internet in their own languages. Under this sub-theme, APrIGF expects to receive proposals for sessions focusing on technical and organizational approaches for affordable and reliable access for all, methodologies and tools to make the Internet and digital technologies more inclusive and diverse, regulatory approaches and best practices, the role of all stakeholders in access provision and inclusion, and the provision of education and training for information literacy and digital literacy, including the responsible exercise of these skills with respect for other people.

Human Rights and Ethics

Human rights (as defined by international human rights instruments and conventions and reflected in national laws) and ethics must be at the core when developing online applications and services as well as the design of regulatory approaches and normative frameworks governing the Internet. This is essential for ensuring accountability, trust and responsible infrastructure management across the Internet. Evidence of various violations gathered through Internet governance processes should form the basis for reviewing existing frameworks and practices towards enabling legal protections and the development and modernisation of laws and policies, as well as other regulatory approaches. Under this sub-theme, APrIGF expects to receive proposals for sessions focusing on digital rights, methodologies and tools for translating debates around human rights and ethics into practice. Areas which could be covered include refinement of definitions and interpretations under national law and regulations, ethical codes, standards and best practices as well as other regulatory approaches, and research to improve the lives of all persons with a specific focus on the role of governments in the protection of human rights online and the open participation of all stakeholders, including civil society and the technical community.

Innovation and Development

As development needs grow larger across the globe, the Internet and related technologies are now seen as a viable option to scale development solutions, to promote and underpin the Sustainable Development Goals. Technological innovation and the evolution of the Internet and its applications has facilitated the development of the digital economy and substantial advancement in science, agriculture, health and education. For innovation to benefit all, an understanding of incentives for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) as well as start-ups and grassroots communities are important for design, development and use. With so many emerging technologies, it is also important to consider new frontiers such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), big data and the Internet of Things. Under this sub-theme, APrIGF expects to receive proposals for sessions focusing on law, regulatory approaches, ethical codes, standards and best practices, research and the open participation of all stakeholders in digital innovation and development.

APrIGF 2020 Synthesis Document
The Framework document is currently open for public input from 10-19 September.  Please go to https://comment.aprigf.asia to contribute to the Synthesis Document. Join us online at the virtual Townhall sessions. Make your voice heard!


The APrIGF Synthesis Document was an experiment of the APrIGF 2015 Macau, and its continuation during through the 2016 Taipei, 2017 Bangkok, 2018 Vanuatu and 2019 Vladivostok meetings.  The concept was first raised and discussed at the APrIGF 2014 New Delhi Multi-stakeholder Steering Group (MSG) meetings, and further refined over the course of MSG deliberations through the year. The Synthesis Document aims to document items of common interest relevant to Internet governance in the Asia Pacific region and has developed into one of the highlight innovations of the APrIGF and inspired other national and regional initiatives to develop their own processes.

The current open input framework document is based on the submitted and accepted workshop proposals for the APrIGF, which will contain policy questions and basic summary of topics to be discussed at the APrIGF event. Further input will be sought at the Townhall sessions during the APrIGF event. Please go to the program for more details.

The Synthesis Document aims only to document the input from participants at the APrIGF and is not intended to be representative of the diverse Asia Pacific region. Nevertheless, it is the hope of the APrIGF MSG that the development of the Synthesis Document can help drive active participation in the movement, as well as to allow for a platform to project voices, views and thoughts in the Asia Pacific region as contributions to relevant global, national, local and international forums on internet governance.

How to Contribute?

The APrIGF Synthesis Document is currently open for public input.  Please go to https://comment.aprigf.asia to contribute to the Synthesis Document.

All APrIGF participants are encouraged to attend the Synthesis Document Town hall Sessions scheduled at 04:00 – 05:00 on Day 2 & Day 3 (29-30 September)

Everyone is welcome to take the mic to give input.

Draft Timeline
2020 Synthesis Document draft timeline (dates subject to change)

Sept 9 Open for Drafting Committee volunteers
Sept 10 Open input document published
Sept 10 – 19 Open input period 1
Sept 20 – 26 Drafting Committee active working period
Sept 26 Draft 0 pre-meeting draft published
Sept 29 – 30 Virtual Townhall meetings (live input)
Oct 1-10 Drafting Committee active working period
Oct 11/12 Draft 1 published for public comment
Oct 12-26 Public comment period
Oct 26-end Drafting Committee active working period
End of Oct Publish 2020 Synthesis Document


APrIGF 2020 Sessions

Please find below the list of accepted sessions out of the total 65 session proposals evaluated by the Program Committee.

(List of submitted sessions and session description here)

No. Session Title Contact Person Organization Sub-Themes
1 Do cybernorms help or hinder incident response activities? Mr. Pablo Hinojosa APNIC Cybersecurity, Safety and Trust
2 Combating Live Streaming of Online Child Abuse Content Mr. Kamala Adhikari Forum for Digital Equality Cybersecurity, Safety and Trust
3 Not just 0s and 1s : discussing the increasing role of technology in ‘women’s safety’ Smita V Point of View Cybersecurity, Safety and Trust
4 Breaking Encryption: Is it the Panacea for addressing security issue online? Ms. Amrita Choudhury Internet Society Delhi Chapter Cybersecurity, Safety and Trust
5 New approaches to technical capacity building: an action-oriented dialogue Ms. Sylvia Cadena APNIC Foundation Digital Inclusion, Gender Equality and Diversity
6 Access to information: a holistic approach to meaningful digital inclusion. Mr. Winston Roberts IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations & Institutions Digital Inclusion, Gender Equality and Diversity
7 Bridging the digital gender divide: Learnings from the digital gender gap audit scorecard Ms. Liza Garcia Foundation for Media Alternatives Digital Inclusion, Gender Equality and Diversity
8 Promoting internet and human rights: Challenges in Establishing Multistakeholder Collaborations Ms. Wathshlah Naidu Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) Malaysia Human Rights and Ethics
9 Jack and the Tech Giants: Freedom of Expression and Information in the Tech Era Ms. Sutawan Chanprasert DigitalReach Human Rights and Ethics
10 The digital rights landscape in Asia Pacific after COVID19 Mr. Raman Jit Singh Chima Access Now Human Rights and Ethics
11 The Single, Global Internet – A Technical Discussion Ms. Sabrina Lim ICANN Innovation and Development
12 The Internet’s Environmental Impact: an action-oriented dialogue Ms. Sylvia Cadena APNIC Foundation Innovation and Development
13 Learn from Home During COVID-19 Ms. Jenna Man Hau Fung NetMission.Asia Innovation and Development
Merger 1 Accessible digital information, training and libraries: Reducing discrimination for persons with disability Ms. Gunela Astbrink Internet Society Accessibility Special Interest Group Digital Inclusion, Gender Equality and Diversity

Updated on 19 Aug 2020

APrIGF 2020 Registration (Closed)
APrIGF 2020 Attendee List
First Name Last Name Organization Country/Economy of Residence
Sidharth Narayan CUTS International IN
Shubhangi Heda Consumer Unity & Trust Society IN
Arshad Iqbal Iqbal ARQ Builders QA
Joanne Lavutul NIL PG
Yasir Ahmed Ufone PK
Tanish Shrestha Nepal Internet Foundation NP
Tazanna Shrestha Nepal Internet Foundation NP
Swasti Karmacharya ChildSafeNet NP
Vidit Deswal Delhi High Court IN
O K Fem MM
Andrew Molivurae PICISOC VU
Anupam Agrawal IIFON IN
Sivasubramanian Muthusamy Internet Society India Chennai IN
Shane Hurrell Ministry of Health, Tonga TO
Letitia Masaea Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) SB
Sushanta Sinha Sinha Global IT Organization IN
Ananya Ramani Manushya Foundation TH
Lipasha Shrestha Nepal internet foundation NP
Barsha Upadhyaya Digital Media Foundation NP
niw wong niw wong thairath TH
Mick Wilson @home CA
Sarah Boxall ADB AU
Doreen Florence Women in Ict-vanuatu VU
Fiona Uagunu Fiji Commerce & Employers Federation FJ
Amr Seleem Seleem Ytg Egypt DE
Seluvaia Kauvaka MEIDECC TO
Koto Qalo Pacific Women in ICT FJ
Aditi Agrawal Agrawal MediaNama IN
Donna Austin GoDaddy Registry US
Bina Vaidya TUCL NP
Araba Sey University of Washington US
Bill Proudfit Knowledge Management Services HK
Leif Castren Yale University US
Kalpana Shrestha Idea Venture Pvt. Ltd. NP
Linjian Song Alibaba CN
carolina christofoletti university BR
Haisheng Yu cfiec CN
B. Swamy Vinayak Impex Agenncies IN
Shreejana Bidari student NP
Eric Yang Next Domain Ltd HK
Yin Yadanar Thein Free Expression Myanmar MY
vivek rana InfoAssure LLP NP
Dilara Begum East West University BD
Shalini A Janastu IN
Kenny Huang TWNIC TW
Emma Day Independent UK
Jac Kee Centre for Independent Journalism, Malaysia MY
Shankar Mondol Janalok BD
Toshiaki Tateishi JAIPA JP
Yoshihiro Obata BizMobile Inc. JP
Prisha Chamling Legal Axis Associates Pvt Ltd NP
Rupesh Shrestha Internet Exchange Nepal (NPIX) NP
Mohamed Ibrahim Kajm AU
Geetanjali Misra CREA IN
Md Jahangi Hossain Internet Society Bangladesh BD
Archill Niña Capistrano University of the Philippines Cebu PH
prerna kapoor CDAC IN
Leona Chen-Birkner DotAsia Organisation CA
Satish Babu APRALO IN
Lihsuan Liang NII Enterprise Promotion Association TW
Gustaff Iskandar Common Room Networks Foundation ID
Kenneth Lo HKIX HK
Johanna Weaver DFAT AU
Kar Jin Ong CIJ MY
Wathshlah Naidu Centre for Independent Journalism (CIJ) Malaysia MY
Adli Wahid APNIC AU
Anil Raghuvanshi ChildSafeNet NP
Damar Juniarto SAFEnet ID
Vivek Vijayan Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham IN
Sherry Shek CUHK HK
Aliza Basharat GC Women University, Sialkot PK
Emran Kamal SECISYS PK
Fouad Bajea Bajwa IRP2 PK
Iqbal Ahmed WBB BD
Christopher odu Odu Ecweb Technology KR
Muhammad Qureshi Al Safi Danone PK
DIPESH JOSHI Nepal Police, Cyber Bureau NP
Namra Naseer National Defence University ISSRA PK
Karthik Viswanath The Dialogue IN
Amir Hossein Mokabberi Tehran university and CRI IR
Pov Nay Sonincorp KH
Prithvi Rai Legal Axis Associates Pvt. Ltd. NP
Roshan Pokharel Galli Galli NP
Bikram Shrestha Nepal Internet Foundation NP
Ram Pariyar ISOC Nepal Chapter NP
Sandi Win Naing ISP MM
Muhammad Rahman University of Dhaka BD
Hiu Tung Chim APrIGF fellow HK
Wei-Chung Teng National Taiwan University of Science and Technology TW
Cristiana Belo Radio Rakambia TL
Jimmy C ISOC Philippines PH
Subha Wijesiriwardena CREA LK
Agita Pasaribu Bullyid Indonesia ID
Shilpa Dhungel Prayatna Nepal NP
Sayda Jahan Summit Communications Limited BD
Peng Ang Nanyang Technological University SG
Oala Moi PNG Department of Information and Communications Technology PG
Mathieu Pellerin LICADHO KH
Lewis Chu Orange Business Services HK
Milagros Rimando Neda PH
Valensiya Dresvyannikova IFLA NL
Jack Tomon Department of ICT, Goverment of Papua New Guinea PG
Jeevitha R Dr.G.R.Damodaran College of Science IN
Raashi Saxena studio intO IN
Hasina Rupakheti Nepal Law Campus NP
YUDHVIR SINGH University Institute of Engg & Tech, MD University, Rohtak IN
SANGITA PUROHIT Ahmedabad  University IN
Farha Diba Diba NovoCom Ltd BD
Stephen Ng University of Hong Kong,  CBF SPACE HK
Vivek Baranwal Nepal Post Daily Media Pvt. Ltd. NP
Dhevy Sivaprakasam International Commission of Jurists SG
Shaila Sharmin Brac Bank Limited BD
Samana Lawati Political Literacy for Women (PLfW) NP
Anjali Sah Sah Madhesh Council Nepal NP
Edris Hamraz Self Employed AF
Kaung Naing Maubin Technological University MM
Rajesh Namdev Government Polytechnic College Datia IN
Linh Nguyen Management and Sustainable Development Institute (MSD) VN
SowmyaShree SM NTT DATA IN
Jose Nomer Macalalad Break The Silence National Network, Inc. PH
Jhulindra Monger Monger Bhutan Silicon Metal Private Limited BT
Akinori MAEMURA Japan Network Information Center (JPNIC) JP
Lavish Mawuena Mensah Mensah Valley View University GH
Raymond Zylstra GoDaddy Registry AU
Galbaatar Lkhagvasuren Lkhagvasuren Mongolian Bar Association MN
Swaran Ravindra Fiji National University FJ
rafiullah samim ABARFAN TECH AF
Ali Hussain University of Malaya MY
Eneken Tikk Cyber Policy Institute FI
Saimoon Rahman Eshad Daffodil International University BD
Abubacker Siddick Syed Mohammed M S Swaminathan Research Foundation IN
Kamaluddeen Danyaro Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS MY
Gisa Purcell Office of the Regulator WS
Md. Islam Aspire to innovate (a2i), ICT Division BD
Gilesh P Govt Engineering College Wayanad IN
Mohammad Pervaiz Ansari Dr. Antonio Da Silva Technical High School & Jr. College IN
Susie Hargreaves Internet Watch Foundation UK
SENTHILKUMAR R Shree Venkateshwara hi tech Engineering College IN
Sumaira Waseem Paradigm Shift PK
Atson Nakayama Chuuk State FM
maghfirullah hakimi Arand education centet AF
Binod Syangtan AU
Kathy Win Phandeeyar UK
Manoj Mittal Bluerose Technologies IN
Jane Uymatiao BlogWatch PH
Prabesh Subedi Media Chautari NP
Sidra Shah MOIT PK
Samridh Kudesia Plaksha University IN
Sagar Pathak Inspiring Lab NP
Prakash Gopalakrishnan Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham IN
Murugan Chillayah Silambam Asia MY
Gokul Balu Akshaya Patra Foundation IN
GANESAN PURUSHOTHAMAN Nallandala systems Pvt Ltd IN
Joshy Ravindran Accenture IN
Samsul Alam Daffodil International University BD
Niño Rodil National Academy of Science and Technology PH
MD. RAHMAN Sonali Bank Limited BD
Mohammad Sadaat CIMMYT Bangladesh BD
David Jensen UN Environment Programme CH
Sonam Qaumi Qaumi Kabul university AF
Md. Muraduzzaman ECL Systems Ltd. BB
Manisha Hada Swastha Naari NP
Udeep Baral CAN Federation NP
Aman Routh Gopal Narayan Singh University IN
Dr A Kanaka Durga A Stanley College of Engineering and Technology for Women IN
Shobha R M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology IN
Pallavi Majumdar Amity School of Communication, Amity University Uttar Pradesh IN
Chandan Das IOE, Pulchowk campus NP
Siddhant Chatterjee ICANN IN
Yatindra Singh IIT Kanpur IN
John Paul Cruz World Enabled PH
Niharika Singhal Legal UA
Sabila Enun Dcastalia Limited BD
Laxmi Yadav State-2 NP
Sumaya Saadat Afghanistan Chapter member AF
Natalia Delos Reyes International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) PH
Abdullah Wahid Bproperty.com BD
Abhishek Pandey Pandey z00r00 IN
Kirsten Han Freelance SG
Sarkhanbay Khuduyev The Academy of Public Administration, Azerbaijan AZ
Lakshmi Sankaran CHRIST(Deemed to be University) IN
Mohammad Uddin Internet Society Bangladesh Chapter BD
Aung Hein Search For Common Ground – Myanmar MM
Misbah Mushtaq Pakistan Red Crescent PK
Cholai Kurapa PG
Indra Adhikari Tribhuvan University NP
Dandan Zhang FLAME TW
Md Hossain Prattasha Samazik Unnayan Sangstha-PSUS BD
Widanalage Dakshina Fernando Kotelawala Defence University LK
Lakshmi Narayana Boreddy Srinivasa Ramanujan Institute of Technology IN
Subash Neupane MAXTECH Study and Services NP
Wai Htut MIDO MM
Narasimhan Srinivasan UrbanFirst Systems Private Limited IN
Yatanar Htun MIDO (Myanmar ICT for Development Organization) MM
Mufassir Yaseen Lovely Professional University Phagwara India IN
Prakash Neupane Sarathi NP
Gaurav Kumar Banaras Hindu University IN
Sutawan Chanprasert DigitalReach TH
Pratik Paudel Eminence Ways Pvt. Ltd. NP
Shveta Kokash Dr.AntoniodaSilva Technical Junior College IN
Hadshana Kamalanathan Loop1 LK
Alwin Joseph CHRIST (Deemed to be University) IN
Mudzramer Hayudini Mindanao State University-Sulu PH
Savith Sadanandan Blue Mount Builders And Developers Private Limited SG
Ganesh Dangat Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil College of Engineering Satara IN
Shiu Lung Lam pccwglobal HK
Genesis Giselle Baseleres UPLB Gender Center PH
Sunil Pandey Institute of Technology & Science, Ghaziabad IN
Trivedi Jasvantray The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda IN
Wolfgang Heinze Friedrich Naumann Foundation PH
Jerbert Briola Human Rights Online Philippines (HRonlinePH) PH
Pawan Kumar Sharma Bidhana HealthCare Pvt. Ltd. NP
Kolitha Mandanayake SE LK
NILESH Ranshing Saimangal infotech IN
Mohammed Alsamman Internetworks Laboratory MY
Rajnesh Singh Internet Society (ISOC) AU
Arshad Haris Haris SLIIT LK
SH Goh Cisco Systems SG
Unggul Sagena SAFEnet ID
Francky Gerby Vanuatu Emergency service association(vesa) VU
Nabiel Darindigon N/A PH
Annajiat Alim Rasel Brac University BD
Vinod Kanvaria University of Delhi IN
Edmund Monilar sfac PH
Marina Yastreboff Australian Society for Computers and Law AU
Jackson Miake Vanuatu IGF VU
Edwin Arifianto ASEAN Youth Organization ID
Isaac Andy iZND Services MY
Yasir Qadir Technology Management Services and Solutions PK
Aziman Abdullah Universiti Malaysia Pahang MY
Lennon Chang Monash University AU
Glen G  Hayoge Hayoge FPDA PG
Abdul Bari Info Security Pakistan PK
Randi Sandra National Central University, Taiwan ID
Tom Dale Independent Researcher AU
Akash Nair College of Engineering Adoor IN
Jashneel Kumar Vodafone Fiji PTE Limited FJ
Raza Syed MSN Pakistan PK
Miller Perez RCG PH
Syahirah Abdul Shukor Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia MY
SIVAMOHAN S Uttavar Foundation IN
Ben Scott SCU / MANRS AU
Mansoor Ahmed Cyber Crime Control Foundation IN
SOUMENDU ROY University of Gour Banga IN
Md M A Adil Amber IT BD
T I M NURUL KABIR Kabir Foreign Investors Chambers of Commerce (FICCI) BD
Daniel Dasig De La Salle University Dasmarinas PH
Tasauf A Baki Billah Bangladesh Open Innovation Lab (BOIL) BD
Kumi MITANI ISOC Japan Chapter JP
Kaarika Das NIEPA IN
hvale vale Association for Progressive Communication BA
Mika Kerttunen Cyber Policy Institute FI
Sheetal Kumar Global Partners Digital UK
Sangduen Pongput The Secretariat of the Senate of Thailand TH
Serge Droz FIRST CH
RAQUEL CASTILLO SPELL-Sustainability and Participation through Education and Lifelong Learning PH
Emmanuel Caliwan PUP Faculty Circle PH
Sajina Karki Rayznews NP
Shreedeep Rayamajhi Rayznews NP
Cheryl Langdon-Orr APrIGF MSG; Internet Australia; ICANN At-Large AU
Yik Chan Chin XJTLU CN
Telibert Laoc NDI PH
Dmitry Kuznetsov School of Journalism & Communication, CUHK HK
Shaharima Parvin East West University BD
Niyar Saikia Rising Flame IN
Divya Goyal Rising Flame IN
Fizza Juddy Rising Flame AE
Srinidhi Raghavan Rising Flame IN
Neil Patrick Dela Fuente Southville International School and Colleges PH
Bea Guevarrra Southville International School and Colleges PH
Manju Chen NIIEPA TW
Jan-Wen Peng TWIGF TW
Hiroshi Kawamura Assistive Technology Development Organization JP
Muhammad Bhatti University of Gujrat PK
Kaile Yu eHomemakers MY
James Ting-Edwards InternetNZ NZ
Hannah Brown Australian Government AU
Niamh Healy UCL UK
Madeline Carr University College London UK
June Lau DotAsia Organisation HK
Joly MacFie Internet Society US
Darika Bamrungchok EngageMedia TH
PEI CHIA CHUANG National Communications Commission TW
Kathleen Azali EngageMedia ID
BENJZ GERARD M. SEVILLA SEVILLA Department of Information and Communications Technology PH
Dianne Olivan EngageMedia PH
Sara Pacia EngageMedia PH
Dilli Paudel Media Chautari NP
Hnaung Thae Myanmar ICT for Development Organization (MIDO) MM
Puteri Hishammuddin International Islamic University Malaysia MY
Reshma Dangol Dangol Saarc Secretariat NP
John David Moncada University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines PH
Khadijah Mohammad Zainal Projek Dialog MY
Aye Myat Thiri Kyaw University of newcastle AU
Gita Thapa Nepal Library Association NP
Shubham Saran National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) IN
Vladimir Radunovic DiploFoundation RS
Merike Kaeo Double Shot Security US
Simon Baroi Fiber@Home Global Limited BD
Kelvin Truong DotAsia Organisation HK
Jaewon Son Korea Internet Governance Alliance KR
Michael Oghia Internet Rights and Principles Coalition (IRPC) RS
Anurag Maloo Seedstars IN
Jian-Chuan Zhang ICANN CN
Moe Satt Thu Thu Thu Thu Youth/25 MM
Tin Wai Youth/Youth29 MM
Chengetai Masango Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum CH
Alan Alegre N.A. PH
Chit Hnin Yu Free Expression Myanmar MM
ressa lestari Commonroom ID
Nan Lin Myan ICT for Development Organization MM
Hein Oo Myanmar ICT for Development Organization MM
Jordan Carter InternetNZ NZ
Ellen Strickland InternetNZ NZ
Alvin Kumar Asian Development Bank FJ
Thant Thaw Kaung Thaw Kaung Myanmar Book Aid and Preservation Foundation MM
Shahid Akbar Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID) BD
Abdul Rahman Yusuf MY
Alexandra Tyers-Chowdhury Panoply Digital Ltd MY
Herman Ramos Inaglobe Education MZ
Runiy Maldud Yayasan Sukarelawan Siswa/ Student Volunteers Foundation Malaysia MY
Xin Dee Low SUARAM / YIGF Malaysia MY
Aris Ignacio Southville International School and Colleges PH
Edmon Chung DotAsia HK
Rudy Heryanto Universitas Gadjah Mada ID
Natalia Tariq Association for Progressive Communications PK
Pooja Majgankar BAIF IN
SHI YOUNG CHANG Korea Internet & Security Agency KR
Abdul Raheem Mohamed Nibras Internet Society-Srilanka Chapter LK
Elvin Prasad Council of Regional Organisations of the Pacific (CROP) ICT FJ
Kathryn Sforcina SingularityU AU
Parris Burtenshaw Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications AU
Annaliese Williams Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications AU
Savenaca Vocea ICANN AU
Paul Wilson APNIC AU
Uvindu Jayasinghe General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University LK
Ramprasad V BAIF Development Research Foundation IN
Hui Lin National Taiwan Normal University TW
Pavan Budhrani DotAsia Organisation HK
Liz Thomas Microsoft NZ
Ben Lokshin The Asia Foundation US
Chris Buckridge RIPE NCC NL
Cheekay Cinco None PH
Sarbani Belur Association for Progressive Communications IN
Achia Nila Women in Digital BD
JAEYEONG LEE Dongguk University / KIGYS KR
Clemens Kunze Heinrich Boell Stiftung HK
Lucia Siu Heinrich Böll Stiftung Asia Ltd HK
Waleed Khaliqi NITPAA AF
Debora C UNU ID
Edgardo Legaspi Independent PH
Jiweon Jeong KrIGF KR
Elliott Mann Swinburne Law School AU
Yu Jen Chen Netmission TW
Boyoung Kim KISA KR
Sachini Perera None LK
Naveed Haq Internet Society PK
Michael Suantak ASORCOM MM
Dikshya Khadgi body and data NP
Suraj Adhikari Internet Society NP
Hiro Hotta JPRS JP
Chat Ramilo Association for Progressive Communications PH
Sein Ma Ma The SecDev Foundation MM
Govind Govind APSIG IN
Eijun Kim Kyung Hee University KR
Paska Darmawan Center for Digital Society ID
Stanley Junior Bernard Internet Society Haiti Chapter HT
Ei Phoo University of Information Technology, Myanmar MM
Prabath Samarasinghe Saegis Campus LK
Martha Hatch Netmission HK
Prasad De Silva MediaDefined LK
Sean Wei NCTU, National Chiao Tung University TW
Felix Arokiya Raj A.P. NITTTR Chennai IN
Che Cheng APNIC AU
David Dawson APNIC AU
Md.Ariful Islam TEXOL Technology Solutions BD
Osama Manzar Digital Empowerment Foundation IN
Thazin Tun Tun Youth/29 MM
Erin Lin Graduate School of Criminology, National Taipei University TW
Hanan Khatib self employes JO
Kam Sze Yeung APNIC HK
Clement Leong None HK
Shin Yamasaki Japan Network Information Center JP
Melody Bendindang APNIC AU
Joyce Chen APNIC SG
Debarati Das Point of View IN
Gilbert Andres Center for International Law PH
Binod Basnet Educating Nepal NP
Holmes Leong MONIC MO
Keisuke Kaneyasu LINE corporation JP
Jan Jacob Glenn Jansalin Limitless Lab PH
Arsene NEDIS Vanuatu Institute of Technology VU
Duncan Macintosh APNIC Foundation AU
Kalsin Lawi Vanuatu Institute of Teachers Educations VU
Uttam Shrestha Rana npNOG NP
Alexander Isavnin Obey Your Laws llc RU
Prasanth Sugathan SFLC.in IN
Rana Shabbir Aesthetic Tech PK
Ashirwad Tripathy Educating Nepal NP
Shripa Pradhan Body & Data NP
Chester Soong ISOC HK HK
Arun Mahendru Crew247 IN
Donja Ghobadi Global Partners Digital UK
Sylvia Cadena APNIC Foundation AU
Raghu Gagneja Jai Hind College, Mumbai IN
Felicia Yunike Universitas Gadjah Mada ID
Naing khin None MM
Kaung Kyaw Myan ICT for Development Organization (MIDO) MM
Phyo Lwin Ti Pho Myanmar MM
Phuong Anh Vu Youth Internet Governance Forum – Vietnam VN
Linh Hoang Foreign Trade University VN
Naris Khanitthabud Global campus Asia Pacific institute of Human Rights TH
Ghanshyam Chaurasiya Chaurasiya National Law College, Sanepa Lalitpur NP
Pavel Farhan Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)/NetMission.Asia TH
Aye Chan San University of Computer Studies Yangon MM
Shivam Sharma Bharat Institute of Technology IN
Wunna Tun Youth/29 Creative Society MM
Kim Fernandes University of Pennsylvania IN
Jean-Jacques Sahel Google SG
Jennifer Chung DotAsia Organisation HK
Aye Htwe Agri Youth Club MM
Shakiba Ibrahimkhail UN AF
Ananda Gautam Internet Governance Institute NP
Nann Shwe Win Shwe Win Women Affair’s Committee of DUSU MM
Yan Myint ARTICLE 19 MM
Myint Myat Chaw Su Chaw Su UV Mechanical Engineering Co.,Ltd MM
Allen P Alex Youth IGF India IN
Mohit Gautam Virinchi College NP
Zin Htet University of Yangon (UY) MM
Michael Khoo TRPC SG
Karma Sangay DITT BT
Taimur Shahzad COMSATS University Islamabad Attock campus PK
R Reza Fahlevi Internet Society and World Youth Alliance ID
Kyaw Zaw Lin Lin Lean On Me Organization MM
Nu Wai None MM
Kabita Luitel National Law College NP
Win Htet Kyaw TU(Mawlamyine) MM
Muhammad Ahmed Shahjalal University of Science and Technology BD
Priyatosh Jana ISOC India Kolkata IN
Mohamad Afiq Tulos Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) MY
Muhammad Farhan Khan Internet Society Pakistan Islamabad Chapter PK
Pratik Ghumade Payatu IN
Joselito Asi Department of Education PH
Yee Man Ko Dot Asia NetMission HK
Dalsie Baniala Ministry of Public Infrastructure, Industry and Commercer VU
Samiran Gupta Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers IN
Rilla Sumisra Internet Development Institute ID
AKASH PATIAL DAV College Amritsar IN
Mohamed Shareef Ministry of Communication, Science and Technology MV
Nguyen Le Vietnet Information Technology and Communication Center VN
Chintan Bhatt Charotar University of Science And Technology IN
Jenna Fung NetMission.Asia/ DotAsia HK
Gunela Astbrink Internet Society Accessibility SIG AU
Nonito Eddie Napigkit Internet Society Philippines Chapter PH
Jefferson Limjuco MMDA PH
Wai Min Kwok United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs US
Jacob Williams Interlink Co., Ltd. JP
Waltraut Ritter Knowledge Dialogues HK
Bushra Kiani ICAP PK
Fahad Khan Optome PK
Sohaib Bukhari Mirpur University of Science & Technology PK
Sangappa Biradar SDMCET IN
harkrisyati Kamil Association of Indonesian Library and Information Professionals ID
Lianna Galstyan Armenia IGF AR
Kristina Hakobyan Internet Technologies Center LLC AR
Ushnish Sengupta University of Toronto CN
Néstor Boniche González Universidad Técnica Nacional CR
Katarina Gevorgyan Gevorgyan GlobalAM AR
Krishna Gahatraj National Association of the Physical Disabled-Nepal NP
Dewan Md Rahman ABBANK BD
Kapil Goyal Goyal DAV College Amritsar IN
Cathy Nembu Commonwealth Ombudsman AU
Vashkar Bhattacharjee Young Power in Social Action (YPSA) BD
Md. Parvez Dutch- Bangla Bank Ltd BD
Chiranjibi Bhandari Department of Conflict, Peace and Development Studies, Tribhuvan University NP
Wendy Brown Women and Media Collective LK
Judith Hellerstein H&A US
Cherie Lagakali PICISOC FJ
Jia-Rong Low ICANN SG
Shamsullah Shams National IT Professional Association of Afghanistan AF
Kyalsin Swe University of Information Technology MM
Jean Queralt The IO Foundation MY
Seint Thet University of Mandalay MM
Eunwoo Joo Ewha Womans Univ. KR
Amrita Choudhury CCAOI IN
Waqas Hassan ISOC Islamabad Chapter PK
Gayatri Khandhadai Association for Progressive Communications IN
Pablo Hinojosa APNIC AU
AHM Rahman Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio & Communication BD
Bernice Soriano Foundation for Media Alternatives PH
Jamael Jacob Foundation for Media Alternatives PH
Naeem Hadi Torwali Research Forum (TRF) PK
Miru Lee Korean Progressive Network Jinbonet KR
Nica Dumlao Independent PH
Klée Aiken IJDPS NZ
Rita Baramu Body & Data NP
Yien Chyn Tan ICANN SG
Wai Ling Chan University of Malaya (Faculty of Law) MY
Samik Kharel Freelance NP
Soklay Heng NIPTICT KH
ASHOK SARKAR metro pharmacy BD
Shah Rahman cWork Microjob Ltd BD
Satish Babu APRALO IN
Kate Pacalt-Shady OCSC AU
Liza Garcia Foundation for Media Alternatives PH
Rohini Lakshané The Bachchao Project IN
James Boorman OCSC AU
Krishna Neupane Vianet Communication NP
Sana Nisar University Malaysia Sabah MY
Ritu Srivastava GeoMeo IN
Sabrina Lim ICANN SG
Man Hei (Connie) Siu NetMission Asia / The Chinese University of Hong Kong HK
Nicola Brown InternetNZ NZ
Sanjeev Prasad SFLC.in IN
Piyush Aggarwal The Indian Express IN
Apurva Singh Software Freedom Law Centre India IN
Ejaz Chaudhry TechEdge Solutions PK
Sidra Jalil InspireMill PK
Ruby Khela Global Partners Digital UK
Clayton Ford auDA AU
Winston Roberts IFLA / National Library of New Zealand NZ
Milan Nepali Insurance Board, Ministry of Finance NP
Atul Kayastha NCIT NP
Shradha Pandey TNNLU IN
Babu Ram Aryal Internet Governance Institute NP
Daniela Schnidrig Global Partners Digital UK
Ruth Peter None VU
Feng Gao Open Data China CN
Scott Hook Solomon Islands Ministry of Finance and Treasury SB
Sunny Chendi APNIC AU
Syed Ahmed Telnet communication Ltd BD
Jack Matariki Vanuatu Institute of Teacher Education VU
Hilmi Ghalib YODET YE
Fahmida Faiza World Federation of UN Associations (WFUNA) BD
Virendra Kumar Investment Consultants IN
Saurav Kishor Care India IN
Niranjan Patel Top Nepal International Pvt Ltd NP
Anup Paudel internstolearn.com NP
Lovensky Leon BoostIT HT
Chia Feng Hsu NTU TW
Jim Prendergast The Galway Strategy Group US
Satya Gupta Bluetown IN
Sri Ojha Visva-Bharati IN
Juliana Harsianti Global Voices ID
Shibendu Debbarma STPI IN
Maureen Hilyard ALAC, ICANN CK
Sinfah Tunsarawuth Mahidol University International College TH
Champika Wijayatunga ICANN AU
FuJen Hsueh ChengXun Tech CO., LTD TW
Tom Varghese Facebook SG

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APrIGF 2020 Fellows List

YIGF 2020

Youth IGF 2020

Youth is the largest demographic group of internet users. However, their voices are less heard in decision making processes related to the internet. With a dedication to raise the awareness of youth on internet governance and encourage young generations to participate in public policy discussion, Youth Internet Governance Forum (YIGF) has been initiated and is an integral part of Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) since its inception in 2010.

What is Youth IGF

Youth Internet Governance Forum (yIGF) has firstly been initiated by a group of NetMission Ambassadors (www.netmission.asia) in 2010 in parallel with the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF). It aims to raise the awareness of youth on Internet governance discourse and to encourage the young generation to have more active engagement in policy discussion and the decision-making process.

Inspired by the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), a multi-stakeholder forum for policy dialogue on issues of Internet governance, the yIGF is also established in the same multi-stakeholder approach as the IGF.

yIGF is usually a 4-day-3-night camp which participants are assigned with roles as one of the interest groups, including government, private sectors and NGOs, to brainstorm their ideas and voice out their opinions on the issues of Internet governance from new perspectives.

yIGF provides an open platform for the youth to express and interchange their ideas and own thoughts on Internet governance freely. It also serves as a preparation camp for them to understand various Internet issues and open their door to the international policy discussion.

You might find more details on www.yigf.asia.



NetMission.Asia is a network of passionate youth from Asia dedicated to engage and empower youth on Internet governance discourse with the aim to enhance youth mobility and create impact in Asia.

Students from top tertiary institutes or universities are recruited every year and will be provided with a series of training workshops. We are endeavoring to empower young minds and to constructively contribute to the local, regional and global Internet governance discourse through organising the Hong Kong Youth Internet Governance Forum (HKyIGF), international conferences and community projects.

NetMission Ambassadors are actively participating in various international Internet conferences, including ICANN meetings, IGF, APrIGF, Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy (APIGA) and Asia Pacific Next Generation Camp (APNG Camp).

To support and encourage youth participation on Internet governance, the ambassadors have been organising the yIGF in the Asia-Pacific regions, including Singapore, Tokyo, Seoul, Delhi, Macao, Taipei, Bangkok and Port Vila since 2010.

The NetY Program (www.nety.asia) is also initiated for further outreach to secondary school students from 2012 to 2014 by partnering with Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong. In 2016, it was firstly marked as HKyIGF (hk.yigf.asia) followed with a 3-day-2-night camp and an Internet Summit with the same approach used in the yIGF model.


Key Features

  1. Role-Play Discussion

All youth participants will be assigned to different stakeholder groups, for example, Civil Society, Private Sectors, Governments, etc. for the discussion of various internet governance issues. The aim of this simulation session is to let the youth to put themselves into other people’s shoes and encourage them to think from a multi-stakeholder perspective.

After experiencing multi-stakeholder perspective of thinking in role-play discussion, preparatory session will be organized to discuss some of the APrIGF workshop’s discussion topics from youth perspective. While the best way of practice is by actual participation, yIGF participants will attend APrIGF workshops and sit as panelists to share their discussion outcomes after preparatory session, that youth can bring contribution to actual Internet governance discussion in APrIGF.

  1. Idea Wall
    This session aimed at exchanging views and thoughts on various hot Internet topics. Participants are expected to put their ideas on the ideal wall by writing down their own thoughts on the sixth themes listed in the synthesis document, including 1) Cybersecurity, 2) Online Privacy and Protection, 3) Access and Empowerment, 4) Digital Economy and Emerging Internet Technologies, 5) Diversity and Inclusion, and 6) Multi-stakeholder Participation in Internet Governance.

Throughout the session, participants will interchange their insights freely and have a discussion all together on the selected themes after reviewing the posted ideas on the idea wall. Participants will be split into six groups according to their own interest to have further discussions on the topics. They will present and exchange their discussion outcomes at the end of the session.

  1. Mini-Townhall Session
    Mini-Townhall session is designed to build the capacity of participants for the synthesis document townhall session in APrIGF. In this session, participants were asked to raise their concerns or comment on the synthesis document. Participants have familiarized with the basic ideas of the synthesis document and have been equipped to voice out their opinions in the townhall session based on the following themes, including 1) Cybersecurity, 2) Online Privacy and Protection, 3) Access and Empowerment, 4) Digital Economy and Emerging Internet Technologies, 5) Diversity and Inclusion, and 6) Multi-stakeholder Participation in Internet Governance.

The mini-Townhall session will be divided into three parts. Participants will firstly be encouraged to raise their ideas in the first 30 minutes based on the sixth themes in the synthesis document. Participants will then be asked to comment and expand the discussion on the raised ideas for 30 minutes. Lastly, participants will form into groups according to their own interests based on the above sixth themes to facilitate further discussion and make comments on the synthesis document.

YIGF 2020 Registration (Closed)

Registration Form YIGF 2020

The application period for YIGF has closed. We welcome you to register and join the main APrIGF 2020 sessions here:

APrIGF 2020 Registration Form

YIGF 2020 Program Agenda

Day 1 – 18 Sep (Fri)


03:00-03:10 UTC

Briefing session

  1. Edmon Chung, DotAsia Organisation
  2. Jenna Fung, NetMission.Asia

03:10-03:30 UTC

Ice-breaking game

03:30-04:00 UTC

Introduction of Role play discussion

04:00-04:15 UTC

Coffee Break

04:15-05:20 UTC

Topic 1: Privacy Umbrella – “Violation of Data and Privacy in the COVID-19 Era”

  1. Rajnesh Singh, Internet Society
  2. Elliott Mann, Swinburne University Melbourne
  3. Aditi Agrawal, MediaNama

05:20-05:50 UTC

Roundtable roleplay discussion (prep for presentation)

05:50-06:00 UTC

Wrap up

Day 2 – 19 Sep (Sat)


03:00-03:30 UTC

Introduction of APrIGF & MSG

  1. Rajnesh Singh, MSG Chair
  2. Jennifer Chung, APrIGF Secretariat

03:30-04:00 UTC

Introduction of Youth@Synthesis document

  1. Jennifer Chung, APrIGF Secretariat
  2. Jenna Fung, NetMission.Asia

04:00-04:15 UTC

Coffee Break

04:15-05:20 UTC

Topic 2: Misinformation and Disinformation Regulation in the Context of a Public Health Crisis

  1. Prateek Waghre, The Takshashila Institution
  2. Nat Gyenes, Meedan
  3. Viviane Vinagre, Uber Brasil

05:20-05:50 UTC

Roundtable roleplay discussion (prep for presentation)

05:50-06:00 UTC

Wrap up

Day 3 – 20 Sep (Sun)


12:00-12:15 UTC

Program summary

12:15-12:50 UTC

yIGF – participant presentation

12:50-13:10 UTC

Feedback (presentation & program)

13:10-13:20 UTC

Way Forward

13:20-13:30 UTC

Coffee Break

13:30-15:00 UTC

Lightning Talk with Youth@Global IG community

  1. Elisabeth Schauermann (Policy and Communications Officer, German Informatics Society & EuroDIG)
  2. Noha Ashraf (African group representative, YCIG)
  3. Mili Semlani (Founder, Youth4IG)
  4. Joshua (Coordinator, West African YIGF)
  5. Ihita Gangavarapu (Co-founder, Youth IGF India)
  6. Elliott Mann (APIGA 2019 Fellow)

APrIGF 2020 Virtual Participation Guide

Schedule & Meeting Links

Code of Conduct & Privacy Policy

Virtual Platform

  • All plenaries and sessions during APrIGF 2020 will be conducted on Zoom, and live-streamed on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/aprigf.asia).
  • All plenaries and sessions will be recorded. Recordings will be shared online publicly afterwards, and may be used for promotional purposes in future APrIGF events.
  • Live captioning service is provided for all plenaries and sessions. You may view the captioning by clicking on “Closed Caption” in Zoom or by using the streamtext link.
  • Transcripts will be shared online publicly afterwards.

Get Prepared

For the best possible experience, participants are recommended to:

  • Install the latest version of Zoom. However, joining from a web browser is also allowed.To download Zoom: https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting
  • Register for a Zoom account with real names.
  • Join via desktop/laptop instead of mobile phone
  • Be connected over wired internet (if possible), or stable Wi-Fi
  • Use headphones with an integrated microphone (to avoid echo feedback in Zoom)
  • Use Zoom’s integrated audio setup test to ensure your audio is working before entering the Zoom room.

General Guidelines

  • Anyone attending the conference must register to access the event: https://2020.aprigf.asia/
  • Meeting links and passwords will be sent to all registered participants by email before the event.
  • Attendees should avoid naming themselves by nicknames or general terms (e.g. iphone10).  Should you need to join anonymously, please notify the Secretariat (sec[at]aprigf.asia) at least 5 days (22 Sep 2020) before the conference.

Technical Support and Troubleshooting

  • Participants facing connection issues or urgent technical problems during the conference may reach us in the following ways:
  • Facebook Messenger: Message us live through the Facebook Chat box on this website! Or send your message to http://www.facebook.asia/aprigf.asia
  • Email address: technical[at]aprigf.asia

Participate in a Session


  • To ask questions or make comments, attendees may use the “raise hand” function in Zoom or enter them into the dedicated Q&A pod.
  • Panellists will decide whether to address questions/comments from the Q&A pod live or type their replies in the pod.


  • Each session may handle questions and comments differently. The session moderator will explain how these can be done at the start of each session.
  • Usually, attendees will use the “raise hand” function to request to speak after the moderator announces the beginning of the Q&A section. Attendees may also type their questions and comments in the Zoom chat.

Virtual Background

  • Feel free to download our virtual backgrounds for Zoom use video use. Download here 

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