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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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By connecting the world, working with others, and advocating for equal access to the Internet, the Internet Society strives to make the world a better place.

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

Safer Internet Day 2019: Malaysia Gears Up for Cyber Wellness
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Privacy 10 April 2019

Safer Internet Day 2019: Malaysia Gears Up for Cyber Wellness

Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over 100 countries each year to promote a more secure Internet. It nurtures...

CCAOI-ISOC Delhi Webinar on the Draft National e-Commerce Policy
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Privacy 2 April 2019

CCAOI-ISOC Delhi Webinar on the Draft National e-Commerce Policy

The Indian government’s Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade has released a draft of the National e-Commerce...

IoT Security, Privacy Vital from the Outset
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Building Trust 29 March 2019

IoT Security, Privacy Vital from the Outset

For any new technology to be trusted, it must be secure. That is why privacy and security are essential...

Coming Together for an All-Inclusive and Accessible Internet in South Asia
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Connecting the World 20 March 2019

Coming Together for an All-Inclusive and Accessible Internet in South Asia

Last year, at the Internet Society Asia-Pacific and Middle-East Chapters Meeting, I was introduced to the series of easily-digestible...

Making the Internet Better Together at APRICOT 2019
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Improving Technical Security 12 March 2019

Making the Internet Better Together at APRICOT 2019

Asia Pacific Regional Internet Conference on Operational Technologies (APRICOT) 2019, said to be the largest technical conference in the...

RIRs Enhance Support for Routing Security
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Improving Technical Security 25 February 2019

RIRs Enhance Support for Routing Security

BGP hijacking and route leaks represent significant problems in the global Internet routing systems, along with source address spoofing....

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Asia Pacific team

Rajnesh Singh

Regional Bureau Director for Asia-Pacific

Naveed Haq

Regional Development Manager, Asia-Pacific

Subhashish Panigrahi

Former Regional Community Engagement 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.