APrIGF 2020 Synthesis Document

Sep 10, 2020 | News

The APrIGF 2020 Synthesis Document Process: Framework document is open for public input 10-19 September

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

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