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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

You can read stories from our APAC Chapters here.

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

Pacific Report to the Dynamic Coalition of Small Island Developing States in the Internet Economy
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Shaping the Internet's Future 17 January 2020

Pacific Report to the Dynamic Coalition of Small Island Developing States in the Internet Economy

2019 was an active year for Pacific involvement in the Internet economy. What we have demonstrated is that originating...

Community Radio and Network Providers Join Force to Grow the Internet
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Growing the Internet 15 January 2020

Community Radio and Network Providers Join Force to Grow the Internet

Last month, more than 50 community radio and network providers from all across Asia-Pacific journeyed by road from Bengaluru,...

Strong Encryption Is Central to Good Security – India’s Proposed Intermediary Rules Puts It at Risk
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Encryption 9 January 2020

Strong Encryption Is Central to Good Security – India’s Proposed Intermediary Rules Puts It at Risk

Security and encryption experts from around the world are calling on the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeiTy) to...

Indian Community Making the Right Connections
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Shaping the Internet's Future 8 January 2020

Indian Community Making the Right Connections

In the lead up to last month’s Internet Engineering Task Force meeting in Singapore, IETF 106, the India Internet...

Lessons Learned from the Multistakeholder Process in the Philippines
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Shaping the Internet's Future 24 December 2019

Lessons Learned from the Multistakeholder Process in the Philippines

In 2018, we began collaborating with the Philippines’ Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) to develop the country’s National...

Rural Development Special Interest Group Organizes Internet Connectivity Tag 2019
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Building Trust 5 December 2019

Rural Development Special Interest Group Organizes Internet Connectivity Tag 2019

In November, the Internet Society Rural Development Special Interest Group (RD SIG) organized an event called the Internet Connectivity Tag 2019 in Bangalore,...

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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 21 chapter in 16 countries, this diverse and fast growing region is home to 25% 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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