APrIGF 2021 Synthesis Document

Sep 22, 2021 | News

3 December 2021 Update:

APrIGF 2021 Synthesis Document Document

The Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum 2021 Synthesis Document is now published. View the document here to explore all the issues discussed, processes and outcomes of APrIGF 2021 Kathmandu.


10 November 2021 Update:

Draft 1 is currently open for public input from 11 through 20 November. Please go to https://comment.aprigf.asia to contribute to the Synthesis Document. Make your voice heard!

The Framework document is currently open for public input from 22 September through to 7 October.  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 process has evolved through the 2016 Taipei, 2017 Bangkok, 2018 Vanuatu, 2019 Vladivostok and 2020 Virtual 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.

Each comment will require your name (published), your email address (not published) and abides by the Privacy Policy as set forth here (https://www.aprigf.asia/privacy-policy.html).

If you missed our Synthesis Document Town hall sessions, you can watch them here:
Day 1 https://youtu.be/B5iTanPLbhM
Day 2 https://youtu.be/vGAvFNSCVQU

All APrIGF participants are encouraged to attend the Synthesis Document Town hall Sessions scheduled at 09:10 – 10:00 on Day 1 & Day 2 (28-29 September). 

Everyone is welcome to take the mic to give input.

Draft Timeline

2021 Synthesis Document draft timeline (dates subject to change)

22 Sept

Publish Draft 0 (pre-meeting draft)

22-26 Sept

Public input period 1 first phase (pre-meeting)

28-29 Sept

Synthesis Document Town hall @ APrIGF 2021 Meeting – live input

  • Townhall 1 (28 Sept)

  • Townhall 2 (29 Sept)

27 Sept – 8 Oct

Public input period 1 second phase (post-meeting)

9 Oct -11 Nov

Drafting Committee active working period

11 Nov

Publish Draft 1

11-20 Nov

Public input period 2

3 Dec

Publish 2021 Synthesis Document

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