The Asia-Pacific Bureau
The Internet Society officially opened a regional office in Singapore on 14 May 2012, which will be headed by Rajnesh Singh, Regional Director for the Internet Society’s Asia-Pacific Bureau. Singh has been with the Internet Society since 2008, and has also played founding and leading roles in several technology and private equity investment firms.
Regional Bureaus allow the Internet Society to better respond to local, national and regional needs. The Asia-Pacific Bureau was the third Bureau established by the Internet Society after Africa and Latin America/Caribbean. This Bureau is another focal point for Internet Society activities, initiatives and programmes related to education and training, membership, public policy and standards and technology.
The Singapore office is a representation of our commitment to the Asia-Pacific region, the world’s largest and most dynamic Internet market as the Asia-Pacific leads the way in membership at 26%. Some of the key global initiatives that will be driven through the Singapore office include:
- Programs for engineers from developing countries to improve technical training/skill sets and improve and empower their networks in their home countries.
- Standards and forum involvement in the region such as promotion of IPv6 adoption in Asia- Pacific.
- Developing deeper partnerships with APEC TEL, OECD and other partners in the policymaking process.
- Continued promotion of an open Internet – fostering innovation and creativity – and wider access for more people in the Asia-Pacific.
Find out more about the work Internet Society does in the Asia-Pacific.