APrIGF 2019 Synthesis Document Process: Commenting Period Now Open!

Jul 16, 2019 | News

The APrIGF 2019 Vladivostok Synthesis Document Process: Framework document is open for public input July 16-31

The Framework document is currently open for public input from July 16-31.  Please go to https://comment.aprigf.asia to contribute to the Synthesis Document. Join us at the venue and online at the Town hall sessions https://aprigf.ru/prog/ on July 17 and July 18. Make your voice heard!

Background

The APrIGF Synthesis Document was an experiment of the APrIGF 2015 Macau, and its continuation during through the 2016 Taipei, 2017 Bangkok and 2018 Vanuatu 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 Town hall sessions at the end of APrIGF event. Please go to the program https://aprigf.ru/prog/ 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 Session scheduled at 17:00 – 18:00 on Day 1 & Day 2.  Everyone is welcome to take the floor to give input, there will be remote participation (https://aprigf.ru/prog/) available throughout. An update of the synthesis document developments will be presented during the closing plenary on Day 3.

Draft Timeline

  1. July 16 – 19                  APrIGF Vladivostok Town hall Sessions
  2. July 16 – 31                  Open input period 1 on framework document
  3. August 1 – 18               Working period for Drafting Committee
  4. August 19                     Publish Draft 1 and Webinar
  5. August 20 – 31             Open input period 2 on Draft 1
  6. Sept 1 – 14                    Working period for Drafting Committee
  7. Mid – End of Sept         Finalization (including Translations) of Synthesis Document
  8. End of Sept/Early Oct   Publish Final Synthesis Document

Please contact sec[at]aprigf.asia for more information.

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