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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

In India, Days Left to Comment on Rules That Could Impact Your Privacy
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Encryption 28 January 2019

In India, Days Left to Comment on Rules That Could Impact Your Privacy

The public has until 31 January to comment on a draft set of rules in India that could result...

Internet Society Delhi Chapter and CCAOI Organize Webinar on India’s Draft Intermediary Rules
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Encryption 17 January 2019

Internet Society Delhi Chapter and CCAOI Organize Webinar on India’s Draft Intermediary Rules

On 10 January, the Internet Society Delhi Chapter and CCAOI jointly organised an interactive webinar on the draft Information Technology [Intermediary Guidelines...

Fear of Getting Hacked Is Why People are Walking Away from the Internet of Things
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In the News 29 November 2018

Fear of Getting Hacked Is Why People are Walking Away from the Internet of Things

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The Third India School on Internet Governance
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Beyond the Net 28 November 2018

The Third India School on Internet Governance

The third edition of the India School on Internet Governance (inSIG) took place from 13–15 October 2018 at the...

2018 Survey on Policy in Asia-Pacific: We Need to Do Something About IoT Security
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Internet of Things (IoT) 27 November 2018

2018 Survey on Policy in Asia-Pacific: We Need to Do Something About IoT Security

Earlier this year, we asked Internet users across Asia-Pacific just how secure they thought their smart gadgets were. The...

IETF 103, Day 4: Trusted Systems, IoT & IPv6
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IETF 7 November 2018

IETF 103, Day 4: Trusted Systems, IoT & IPv6

This week is IETF 103 in Bangkok, Thailand, and we’re bringing you daily blog posts highlighting the topics of interest...

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Asia Pacific team

Rajnesh Singh

Chief Regional Bureau Director for Asia-Pacific

Naveed Haq

Regional Development Manager, Asia-Pacific

Subhashish Panigrahi

Chapter 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.