Proposal

APrIGF 2024 Session Proposal Submission Form
Part 1 - Lead Organizer
Contact Person
Ms. Angela Wibawa
Email
Organization / Affiliation (Please state "Individual" if appropriate) *
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
Designation
Director (Government and IGO Engagement, APAC)
Gender
Female
Economy of Residence
Singapore
Primary Stakeholder Group
Technical Community
List Your Organizing Partners (if any)
1. au Domain Administration Limited (auDA), technical community, annaliese.williams@auda.org.au
2. Internet Society (ISOC), technical community, wan@isoc.org
Part 2 - Session Proposal
Session Title
NetMundial+10, GDC, WSIS+20 – what else is happening in the world of Internet governance
Session Format
Open Mic Townhall
Where do you plan to organize your session?
Onsite at the venue (with online moderator for questions and comments from remote participants)
Specific Issues for Discussion
The transformative impact of the Internet that we celebrate today is based on the Internet being open, accessible, inclusive, and globally interoperable. The multistakeholder approach to Internet governance (IG) has allowed it to thrive. Internet standards are a great example of the benefits of diverse participation. They keep the Internet running as smoothly as we expect, especially if agreed openly and collaboratively. As IG discussions continually evolve alongside geopolitical developments, more events and processes within the UN multilateral system have come to the fore that impact on IG discussions. These include the new Global Digital Compact (GDC) as part of the UN Summit of the Future, the ITU WSIS+20 Forum High Level Event, and the impending WSIS+20 review process in 2025. Outside the UN system, the announcement of the NetMundial+10 meeting is perhaps another response from the multistakeholder community to all these UN processes.

This session will inform the Asia Pacific community of the outcome and/or progress of discussions at NetMundial+10, ITU WSIS+20 Forum High Level Event, and GDC, and will examine their potential impact to the future of the Internet, including how they might affect or influence the 2025 UN WSIS+20 review process. Most importantly, the session will encourage community discussions on the importance of the multistakeholder approach, and how these developments could impact the Asia Pacific region. The session offers the opportunity to follow-up on some of the discussions from the APrIGF 2023 Townhall session “Is Fragmentation the Future of the Internet and How can we Resist?” Is there a lens in the IG discussions as referenced above which has an effect or impact on Internet fragmentation? Through guided questions (detailed in the agenda section), the APrIGF community will explore what lessons can be learnt, and how IG may further evolve as a result of these discussions. Responses to questions will be limited to two minutes per person.
Describe the Relevance of Your Session to APrIGF
Protecting the open, accessible, inclusive and interoperable nature of the Internet, essentially preventing it from being fragmented, is directly related to the APrIGF themes of Security and Trust. The multistakeholder model of Internet governance has provided the conditions for decades of participation of all relevant stakeholders in the smooth and resilient operation of the technical layer of the Internet. However, as processes and discussions flourish in the UN multilateral environment, there is a risk for fragmentation to occur which may potentially lead to an erosion of trust on the Internet.

Expected outcomes of this session are: increased understanding of the on-going international conversations related to Internet governance, and exploration of ways for the Asia Pacific community to participate in these discussions. Through the session’s open mic townhall format, we wish to give the Asia Pacific community the opportunity to voice their views, raise questions, and make constructive suggestions. These views will then inform the APrIGF Synthesis document and subsequently the global IGF. The community can also take some of the recommendations back to their local communities.
Methodology / Agenda (Please add rows by clicking "+" on the right)
Time frame (e.g. 5 minutes, 20 minutes, should add up to 60 minutes) Description
5 minutes Welcome and housekeeping by moderator
15 minutes Scene setting: Outcomes of NetMundial+10 and the ITU WSIS+20 High Level Forum, Expectations for Global Digital Compact (GDC), and WSIS+20 Review process
10 minutes Discussion of Question 1: What have we learned from NetMundial+10, ITU WSIS+20 High Level Forum, and GDC processes so far? Are their approaches similar or different?
10 minutes Discussion of Question 2: What are the principles of the Internet that should be protected to avoid Internet fragmentation that need to be highlighted to policymakers?
10 minutes Discussion of Question 3: What should be the region’s key priorities for the upcoming UN WSIS+20 Review process and how can we best participate?
10 minutes Final Remarks, Moderator summarizes and wrap up
Moderators & Speakers Info (Please complete where possible)
  • Moderator (Primary)

    • Name: Jordan Carter
    • Organization: auDA
    • Designation: Internet Governance and Policy Director
    • Gender: Male
    • Economy / Country of Residence: Australia
    • Stakeholder Group: Technical Community
    • Expected Presence: In-person
    • Status of Confirmation: Confirmed
    • Link of Bio (URL only): NA
  • Moderator (Facilitator)

    • Name: Angela Wibawa
    • Organization: ICANN
    • Designation: Director (Government and IGO Engagement, APAC)
    • Gender: Female
    • Economy / Country of Residence: Singapore
    • Stakeholder Group: Technical Community
    • Expected Presence: In-person
    • Status of Confirmation: Confirmed
    • Link of Bio (URL only): NA
  • Speaker 1

    • Name: Akinori Maemura
    • Organization: JPNIC
    • Designation: General Manager of the Internet Development Department
    • Gender: Male
    • Economy / Country of Residence: Japan
    • Stakeholder Group: Technical Community
    • Expected Presence: In-person
    • Status of Confirmation: Confirmed
    • Link of Bio (URL only): NA
  • Speaker 2

    • Name: Amrita Choudhury
    • Organization: CCAOI
    • Designation: Director
    • Gender: Female
    • Economy / Country of Residence: India
    • Stakeholder Group: Civil Society
    • Expected Presence: Online
    • Status of Confirmation: Confirmed
    • Link of Bio (URL only): NA
  • Speaker 3

    • Name: Ian Sheldon/ William Lee
    • Organization: Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts
    • Designation: Director (Internet Governance)
    • Gender: Male
    • Economy / Country of Residence: Australia
    • Stakeholder Group: Government
    • Expected Presence: In-person
    • Status of Confirmation: Confirmed
    • Link of Bio (URL only): NA
Please explain the rationale for choosing each of the above contributors to the session.
Each moderator/speaker is an expert in the field of Internet governance. In addition, they are well informed of the issues around the possible threat of fragmentation. The session is designed as an open mic townhall. Hence, the moderator will facilitate discussions with the audience directly by inviting comments and dialogue.
Please declare if you have any potential conflict of interest with the Program Committee 2024.
No
Are you or other session contributors planning to apply for the APrIGF Fellowship Program 2024?
No
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