Time Topic Speaker
09:00 – 09:15 Welcome address

Introduction to APILP and yIGF

Paul Wilson

Prof Ang, Peng Hwa

David Ng

09:15 – 10:30 General: 1) Introduction to Internet Governance &Multistakeholder Model

General: 2) Introduction to APrIGF/MSG and Synthesis Document

This session sets the context of Internet Governance and updates on current global developments, as well as identifying the key drivers and important milestones in the history of Internet Governance. The answers to the following will be provided: What is Internet Governance? What are the key meetings and events that have shaped the world’s thinking on Internet Governance? What is at stake here? Why should you care? A brief overview of the multistakeholder model and the value of multistakeholder cooperation will also be given, explaining the importance of cooperation between and among stakeholders, from governments, private sector, civil society and academic and technical stakeholders in the governance of the internet.

Edmon Chung
CEO, DotAsia Organization

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00 Technical: IANA Transition

10 March 2016 saw the transmitting of a plan developed by the international internet community from the ICANN board to the NTIA, that, if approved, will lead to global stewardship of the IANA functions. Beginning from the announcement by the US Government on the passing on of key Internet domain name functions to the global multistakeholder community, this session gives the background and updates on this IANA Stewardship Transition. The final proposals for the two parallel tracks of IANA Stewardship Transition and Enhancing ICANN’s Accountability will be explained as well.

Kuo-Wei Wu
Board of Directors of ICANN

12:00 – 12:30 Technical: Basics of Critical Internet Resources (DNS/IP addresses etc)

Critical internet resources, such as the Domain Name System (DNS), Internet Protocol addresses, technical standard and telecommunications infrastructure will be introduced in this session. How exactly does the internet work? What is the issue surrounding the availability of IPv4 and the adoption of IPv6? What are the challenges in maintaining a single, stable and secure Internet? This session seeks to provide a good background to some of these questions, as well as provide a better understanding on the importance of these critical Internet resources.

Paul Wilson
Director General,
Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC)

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:30 Technical: Fundamentals of Cyber Security / Network Security

This session touches on the fundamentals of Cyber Security / Network Security, as well as explain the need for protection of information systems from damage and disruption (Cyber Security). Also, the session will explain the need for protection of networking computer network infrastructure and its traffic from unauthorized access and misuse (Network Security).

Paul Wilson
Director General,
Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC)

14:30 – 15:30 Academic: Internet User’s Rights (privacy and access to knowledge)

Introduces the issue of the Internet user’s right, protection of privacy and personal data, and access to knowledge. What are the rights of users to access, to use and to change digital content so as to further certain social and economic purposes? What roles can the law and policies play to break down barriers to full participation in the digital economy through expansions of user rights?

Hong Xue
Institute for the Internet Policy & Law/
Beijing Normal University

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:30 Civil Society:Human Rights and the Internet

Giving an overview of how the human rights framework has been applied in internet governance and policy development, this session also covers the history of human rights from WSIS to IGF, the interlinkages between policy processes such as Human Rights Council, ITU and UN Commission on the Status of Women in the articulation of the right to freedom of expression, violence against women, the right to be forgotten, and privacy on the Internet.

Chat Garcia Ramilo
Deputy Executive Director,
Association for Progressive Communications

17:30 – 18:30 Plenary on Emerging Issues

  • IoT, mobility and digital fabrication and related governance issues – Izumi Aizu (10 minutes)
  • IoT and its unique implications on online privacy, security and personal data protection – Noelle de Guzman, ISOC (10minutes)
  • Regulation for the “sharing economy” – Uber, AirBnBetc – Speaker TBC (10 minutes)
  • Women’s rights issues in relation to the internet – BishakaaDatta (10 minutes)
  • – Q&A (20 minutes)

A round-up session where various speakers will provide diverse and bold perspectives on emerging issues that will impact people in critical ways; as well as on governance issues tied to emerging topics or technologies.

As indicated
18:30 – 18:35 Closing Address