Category Archives: Regional IGF Updates

Launching of Youth Internet Governance Forum of Pakistan

Internet Governance Forum of IGF Pakistan is launching another initiative for Teenagers and Youngsters, i.e. Youth Internet Governance Forum of Pakistan with the collaboration of “TaC-Together against Cybercrime International”

Youth Internet Governance Forum:
The Youth IGF aims to give the opportunity of equal multi-stakeholder participation in the building process of the Information Society to teenagers and young people from different countries of the world.

Youth Internet Governance Forum of Pakistan:
Miss Erum Arif has been chosen to serve the community as an Ambassador to Youth Internet Governance Forum of Pakistan initiative. Just after accepting her responsibilities, She is organizing first Meeting of yIGF Pakistan on 22nd October 2016.

Comments Invited on IGF Retreat

A two-day working retreat on “Advancing the Ten-Year Mandate of the IGF” was organized by the UN Secretariat in Glen Cove, New York from 14 to 16 July 2016. Against the backdrop of a newly extended ten-year mandate, the programme of the retreat examined areas for further  development and improvements for the IGF, anchored in the Tunis Agenda as well as subsequent recommendations made by the IGF Community, the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) Working Group on IGF Improvements, and multiple reports from the first 10 years of IGF meetings.

Forty attendees from each of the four IGF stakeholder communities – Government, the private sector, civil society and the technical community – as well as UNDESA/IGF Secretariat staff, were present at the retreat. The resulting proceedings record of the discussion that took place is published and available for comment on the IGF’s website.

Many of the ideas and suggestions that emerged from the retreat have been compiled in the following document and are included as an annex to these proceedings.The compilation is structured and ordered following the agenda of the retreat and is published here for ease of reference and to facilitate public consultation.

All stakeholders are invited to make comments and any additional suggestions by September 26th, 2016 for review by the community and as input to the 2016 Internet Governance Forum (IGF): ‘Enabling Inclusive and Sustainable Growth’, scheduled to take place from 6-9 December 2016 in Guadalajara, Mexico.

IGF Retreat Output Document is available for commenting until 26 September.

The stakeholders from Pakistan are appreciated to provide their feedback and comments to the IGF Pakistan to group them, compile as a consolidated feedback document and facilitate to update on the Online Document with endorsement of your name and/or your organization. Comments may please be sent through email at info(at)IGFPAK(dot)Org. In case you will have any questions or comments, do not hesitate to contact IGF Pakistan.

Nominations Invited for yIGF Ambassador

IGF Pakistan invites Nominations for the Ambassador to Youth Internet Governance Forum.

Internet Governance Forum of Pakistan is committed to encourage youth involvement in dialogue to address the Internet Governance Issues. IGF Pakistan is aggressively and actively involved in organizing and development of Secure and Civilized Internet for Kids, Teenagers and Youngsters. With the same mission IGF Pakistan is supporting Youth Internet Governance Forum in Pakistan and invites nominations from Youth community to nominate their representative as the Ambassador to Youth Internet Governance Forum. Please arrange to nominate by August 15, 2016.  For nomination criteria, age limitations, and procedure please contact through email at info(at)IGFPAK(dot)Org or for further detail.

IGFPAK Invites to Host IGF 2016 Remote Hubs

IGF Pakistan is inviting for proposals to Host “IGF 2016 Remote Hubs” to motivate National Community participation remotely in the IGF 2016 at Guadalajara, Mexico.

Universities are invited to host “IGF 2016 Remote Hubs” at their Main Campuses or Sub Campuses anywhere in Pakistan. Please contact info(at)IGFPAK(dot)Org for further detail. IGF Pakistan will provide technical support and assistance to make the remote hubs successful.

Remote Hubs will enable local community, youth, Researchers and Student to attend the Eleventh IGF meeting in Guadalajara, Mexico, Remotely! Remote participants/hubs will be able to interact with the meeting by sending text questions and/or video/audio interventions using the remote participation platform.

Remote participation, and specifically the hubs structure, has been successful in previous IGFs. IGF Pakistan has arranged IGF Remotes Hubs at International Islamic University 2011 and 2012.

For more details on how to organize a Hub and/or register your hub check the Hub Instructions. Several training sessions for Remote Panelists and Remote Hubs will be held.

Call for Written Inputs on IGF Retreat 2016

All stakeholders are invited to send written inputs commenting on issues that will be discussed (agenda), with reference to the following background documentation. The guiding questions below are based on the the draft agenda:

1)    What are some ways to:

  • Improve the overall preparatory process of the IGF,
  • Improve the nomination process and make-up of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG) and the appointment process for the IGF-MAG Chair,
  • Strengthen the IGF support structures?

2)    What measures can be taken to engage those stakeholders who are currently unengaged, with a view to expand and diversify physical and virtual participation?

3)    What are the ways we can better capture the outputs of the IGF and increase their visibility and impact?

4)    What modalities should be put in place to ensure sustained funding to support the IGF process and the IGF Secretariat.

5)    How can the IGF better support the work of national and regional IGF initiatives (NRIs) and how can synergies between the IGF and NRIs and amongst NRIs be increased?

6)    What are other issues, if any, that could be discussed at the Retreat?

Please keep your inputs concise. The deadline for submitting contributions to igfretreat@intgovforum.org is 1 July.  All written inputs received will be shared in public on the IGF website. IGF asked to group your inputs according to the specific agenda item if possible. If some one on his individual capacity or on behalf of an organization is willing to contribute their inputs, IGF Pakistan staff is available to assist in organizing the inputs in a group format and will submit the joint inputs with endorsements of your name or the name of the organization contributing their inputs. Please submit your inputs through email at info(at)IGFPAK(dot)Org.

Asia Pacific Regional IGF 2016 at Taipei

Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) 2016 will be held from July 27  – 29, 2016 at NTUH International Convention Center, Taipei, Taiwan. Youth IGF, will be held in parallel.

Venue: NTUH International Convention Center

Overarching Theme:
This year Theme of this year APrIGF is as follows:
A New Internet Era – Merging Physical Space with Cyberspace

Sub-Themes:
1. The Future Impact of IANA Transition
2. Security
3. Human Rights
4. Impacts of International Agreements and Policies
5. Universality
6. Cyber Connectivity

Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) 2016 will be held from July 27  – 29, 2016 at NTUH International Convention Center, Taipei, Taiwan. Youth IGF, will be held in parallel.

Proposal for Theme for APrIGF-2015@Macao

Internet Governance Forum of Pakistan (IGFPAK) proposed Main Theme and Sub-Theme for APrIGF 2015, which is as follows:

Main Themes:
1: Secure & Civilized Global Internet
2: Local & Regional Linguistic Internet

Sub-Themes:
1. Formation of Local and Regional Internet
2. Formation of Linguistic Internet and IDN cc/gTLDsTopic of Discussions

1. Formation of Local and Regional Internet:
1.1 Local and Regional Independent Internet Services
1.2 Internet of Things, Security and Reliability
1.3 Local Internet for sustainable growth for Industrial, Health, Educational and Agricultural Projects (ICT development, commercial and non-commercial use)
1.4 Security matters for Local Internet Cloud and Net Computing
1.5 Global & Regional Cooperation Commitment

2. Formation of Linguistic Internet and IDN cc/gTLDs and What the other option do we have? (e.g. Frogans Technology):
2.1 New Horizon Beyond English Language Internet, and main commercial opportunities
2.2 Security for Linguistic Internet Services
2.3 Community Demand vs IDN ccTLDs & IDN gTLDs
2.4 Development & Support for Local and Regional Linguistic Internet Services.
2.5 Global & Regional Cooperation Commitment

Proposed Thematic Suggestion are published on “Submitted Thematic Suggestions