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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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The Process of Developing and Submitting an IETF Internet Draft: My Story
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IETF 22 January 2018

The Process of Developing and Submitting an IETF Internet Draft: My Story

Read the story of the awardee of IETF 100 Fellowship under the ISOC IETF-Outreach Program in South Asia on...

Connecting Nepal’s Earthquake Affected Communities with a Sustainable Model
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Beyond the Net 18 January 2018

Connecting Nepal’s Earthquake Affected Communities with a Sustainable Model

Internet Society Nepal Chapter, in partnership with the NPO "Forum for Digital Equality", led a successful project to reduce...

Building a World Free of Barriers: Vashkar Bhattacharjee’s Story
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Access 11 December 2017

Building a World Free of Barriers: Vashkar Bhattacharjee’s Story

We recently shared Part One and Part Two of Vashkar Bhattacharjee’s story. Vashkar is the National Consultant, Accessibility, A2i, Prime Minister’s Office...

Making Education Accessible for All: Vashkar Bhattacharjee’s Story
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Access 7 December 2017

Making Education Accessible for All: Vashkar Bhattacharjee’s Story

We recently shared the first part of Vashkar Bhattacharjee’s story. Vashkar is the National Consultant, Accessibility, A2i, Prime Minister’s Office of...

Deploy360 at IETF 100, Day 5: Zaìjiàn from the Lion City
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Deploy360 16 November 2017

Deploy360 at IETF 100, Day 5: Zaìjiàn from the Lion City

There’s a couple of sessions of interest on the last day of IETF 100 before we wrap up for the...

Deploy360 at IETF 100, Day 4: Woohoo for DOH!
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Deploy360 15 November 2017

Deploy360 at IETF 100, Day 4: Woohoo for DOH!

This week is IETF 100 in Singapore, and we’re bringing you daily blog posts highlighting some of the topics that Deploy360 is interested...

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Asia Pacific team

Rajnesh Singh

Regional Bureau Director for Asia-Pacific

Naveed Haq

Regional Development Manager, Asia-Pacific

Ms. Noelle Francesca De Guzman

Regional Programmes Coordinator for Asia-Pacific

Aftab Siddiqui

Technical Engagement Manager for Asia-Pacific

Subhashish Panigrahi

Chapter Development Manager - Asia Pacific

Our chapters

With 76 chapters in 30 countries, this diverse and fast growing region is home to 30% 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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