Synthesis Document

The APrIGF 2016 Taipei Synthesis Document is now available.  Thank you for all the community input and contribution.

Download/view: APrIGF 2016 Taipei Synthesis Document | Appendix II

Working Timeline for Final Document

Draft 2 – Public Comment 2 (15 – 26 August)
Draft 3 – Drafting Committee review (2 September)
Drafting Committee finalization (7 September)
Publish Final Synthesis Document (9 September)

Previous Updates

Draft 2

The Synthesis Document Draft 2 is now open for public comment until 26 Aug 2016, 23:59 UTC.

Draft 1

The Synthesis Document Draft 1 will be opened until 5 Aug 2016, 23:59 UTC for any last comment after the conference.

Input from the recently concluded first public comment period has been collated into version 1 of the draft Synthesis Document now available at:

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.

Both in-person and remote participants will have opportunities to give their input during the open microphone Town Hall sessions.  The online commenting platform will be open throughout the APrIGF meeting to encourage wider input from the online community.

All input received from the APrIGF event from in-person and remote participants, as well as all input received on the online commenting platform during the meeting will be included into version 2 of the draft Synthesis Document to be put out for a second public comment period after the Taipei meeting.


The APrIGF Synthesis Document was an experiment of the APrIGF Macau 2015 which can be referred back at “” The concept was first raised and discussed at the APrIGF New Delhi 2014 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.

In terms of the process of the development of the Synthesis Document, building on the success of the inaugural APrIGF Synthesis Document from the APrIGF Macao 2015 meeting, this year we are including more opportunities and channels for community input. The first rough draft 0 is based on the submitted and accepted workshop proposals for the APrIGF, which will contain largely placeholders and basic summary of topics to be discussed at the APrIGF event. The rough draft is circulated at the APrIGF Drafting Committee mailing list and posted publicly to solicit comments. The document is expected to be further developed and hopefully finalized at multiple “Synthesis Document Discussion” sessions at the APrIGF event. You can refer to the APrIGF 2016 Agenda for details of the scheduled session.

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?

Kindly go to to contribute your input to the Outcomes Document. All APrIGF participants are encouraged to attend the Outcomes Document Session scheduled at 17:30 – 18:30 on Day 1 & Day 2. The final synthesis document will be presented during the closing plenary on Day 3.

Draft 0 for Public Comment [PDF] – Comment at (Open from 9 June to 7 July 2016, 23:59UTC)

Draft 1 for Public Comment [PDF] at (Open from 21 July to 5 August 2016, 23:59UTC)

Draft 2 for Public Comment [PDF] at (Open from 15 August to 26 Aug 2016, 23:59UTC)