News, Synthesis

Open Call for Contribution – APrIGF Synthesis Document

Dear APrIGF Community,

Building on the success of the inaugural APrIGF Synthesis Document from the 2015 APrIGF Macao meeting, this year we are including more opportunities and channels for community input: The Open Call for Contribution will begin on Tuesday, May 17 [5:00:00 UTC] and close on Monday, May 30 [23:59:59 UTC].

All input to the Synthesis Document may be sent to [email protected]. Please include the following optional information along with your input:

  1. Name (optional);
  2. Economy of Residence (optional);
  3. Stakeholder Group (optional);
  4. Organisation (optional).

All input sent to [email protected] will be publically archived.

Please base your input on this year theme: “A New Internet Era – Merging Physical Space with Cyberspace” along with the six sub-themes:

  1. The Future Impact of IANA Transition;
  2. Security;
  3. Human Rights;
  4. Impacts of International Agreements and Policies;
  5. Universality;
  6. Cyber Connectivity.

The Synthesis Document aims to document items of common interest relevant to Internet Governance in the Asia Pacific region. Synthesis Document Discussion Town Hall Sessions have been scheduled at the end of Day 1 and 2 of the APrIGF Taipei meeting, with a presentation of the document at the closing plenary of the final day. There will be two public comment periods on the draft Synthesis Document: one scheduled before the Taipei meeting to collect preparatory input; and one after the meeting to aggregate discussions.

Anyone who wishes to join the Synthesis Drafting Team, a volunteer group that takes on additional review work for the Synthesis Document, may contact the Secretariat at [email protected].

News, Workshop

Call for Workshop Proposals

Evaluation Process & Time Frame

Submission Period: 11/30/15 -02/16/16, Tuesday, 24:00 UTC. Application Closed.
Selection Release: March, 2016

The Selection Committee under the Multi-Stakeholder Steering Group (MSG) will review all proposals received by the deadline. In order to evenly distribute proposals among the parallel sessions and to accommodate as many proposals as possible, mergers or rearrangement of proposals might be required for similar issues of discussions. Specific changes of speakers may also be recommended by the Selection Committee to ensure a stakeholder and geographical balance of the panel.

Evaluation Criteria

1. Relevance
Are the specific issues to be addressed by the proposal clearly correlated to the designated sub-theme and relevant to the overarching theme of the 2016 APrIGF?

2. Completeness
Does the proposal provide all information requested in the CFP, specifically: fully expounded issues, viable approach to discussion, and the formation of panelists. The state of confirmation of panelists will also be taken into consideration.

3. Diversity
Does the proposed session represent viewpoints from multiple stakeholders and provide divers geographical, economic, and cultural perspectives? Are the listed panelists qualified to represent various distinct stakeholder groups? Does the session contribute to the overall diversity of the APrIGF event?

Additional Note
The MSG would like to see more collaborative discussion among the participants and panelists; therefore we encourage proposals that foster interactive dialogues. A description of how you intend the session to be conducted would help the Selection Committee better understand your proposal.