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Asia-Pacific

The Asia Pacific bureau works with chapters to cultivate expert communities in developing countries, collaborate with regional policy makers, and build access for unserved and underserved communities.

We work in the following sub-regions:

  • East Asia
  • Oceania
  • South Asia
  • Southeast Asia

Regional focus

Community empowerment

In a bid to promote Internet usage and innovation in remote towns and villages, the APAC Bureau undertakes workshops for marginalised communities–including women and indigenous minorities–on digital literacy, online content.

Infrastructure

Infrastructure

Focusing on rural connectivity, the APAC Bureau collaborates with local partners and community members in deploying and scaling up wireless mesh networks, and in advocating for the use of unlicensed spectrum for Internet connectivity.

Policy

Policy

The APAC Bureau is at the forefront of the advocacy for a bottoms-up and decentralised model of Internet governance in the region. It reaches out to key influencers within and beyond the core Internet community.

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Capacity building

Capacity-building forms a crucial part of the APAC Bureau’s efforts to foster an open and sustainable Internet. In line with the Internet Society’s ‘smart development’ approach, it ensures that physical networks are built alongside the human capacity.

Technology

Standards & technology

The APAC Bureau actively engages with vendors, operators and service providers at gatherings such as the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies (APRICOT) and the Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Meetings to promote.

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Wireless For Communities

Wireless for Communities (W4C) provides last mile connectivity to rural and remote areas of the Asia-Pacific using wireless technologies.

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Asia Pacific news

Sri Lanka Chapter Tackles Internet Restrictions and Cybersecurity Threats
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Connecting the World 17 September 2019

Sri Lanka Chapter Tackles Internet Restrictions and Cybersecurity Threats

Since its establishment nine years ago, the Internet Society Sri Lanka Chapter has been a key stakeholder in ensuring a free,...

Voices from the Pacific at APrIGF
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Shaping the Internet's Future 11 September 2019

Voices from the Pacific at APrIGF

The Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) was held on 16-19 July 2019 at the recently constructed Far Eastern Federal...

The Case for Complementary Local Access Networks by the Community, for the Community
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Community Networks 28 August 2019

The Case for Complementary Local Access Networks by the Community, for the Community

Back in 2010, I conceptualised and started a pilot project to see how we could introduce Internet connectivity to...

To bridge Asia’s growing digital divide, help DIY community networks to flourish
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In the News 26 August 2019

To bridge Asia’s growing digital divide, help DIY community networks to flourish

South China Morning Post
Second Meeting of the Indian Network Operators’ Group Concludes Successfully
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Improving Technical Security 15 August 2019

Second Meeting of the Indian Network Operators’ Group Concludes Successfully

The Indian Network Operators’ Group (INNOG) organized their second meeting ( INNOG 2) in New Delhi on 1-4 July....

Asia-Pacific ICT Ministers Focus on Co-Creating the Future of the Internet
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Shaping the Internet's Future 1 August 2019

Asia-Pacific ICT Ministers Focus on Co-Creating the Future of the Internet

In June, ICT ministers across Asia-Pacific got together in Singapore to decide on the direction of ICT development in...

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Asia Pacific team

Rajnesh Singh

Regional Bureau Director, Asia-Pacific

Naveed Haq

Regional Development Manager, Asia-Pacific

Aftab Siddiqui

Technical Engagement Manager for Asia-Pacific

Adrian Wan

Outreach Manager, Asia-Pacific

Our chapters

With 22 chapters in 17 countries, this diverse and fast growing region is home to 28% of our global members. This active and dynamic network of chapters hosts local and regional events and discussions, builds Internet infrastructure in underserved regions, and provides technical trainings to build local expertise.

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