Track Lead: Prof. Izumi Aizu

For most of us, the Internet has become daily tools. It has some unique features not seen from most other social tools:

  • No national borders perceived. It connects so many actors globally, instantly, and cheaply. 
  • No single structure of control. 

The concept of “Internet Governance” has been around for some 30 years. No common definition exists, yet many agree it’s important to discuss the issues around the Internet Governance. Hence, there has been Interne Governance Forum (IGF) organized by the United Nations and each host country annually, together with Multistakeholder Advisory Group (MAG).

This “Town Hall” session aims to bring the hottest issues around Internet Governance on the table, scan and identify what are they, then discuss and examine in more details, and hopefully extract some lessons and actions for each participant.

Prelimnary Programme

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10th Nov 2022

9PM-10:30PM [HKT] / 1PM - 2:30PM [UTC]SCAN
Hot Issues to the table.
How to deal issues around or using the Internet:

Introduction –
Izumi Aizu
Senior Research Fellow, Institute for InfoSocionomics, Tama Univ.

- "What do we mean by Divide and Fragmentation?
Pablo Hinojosa, Strategic Engagement Director, APNIC
Joyce Chen, UN IGF MAG Member, APrIGF MSG Member
Senior Advisor – Strategic Engagement, APNIC

- Internet fragmentation and countermeasures –
Carolina Caeiro, Senior Policy and Governance Specialist, Oxford Information Labs and Queen Elizabeth II Leadership Academy
Associate at Chatham House.

Discussion - either breakout of two topics or 20 min after each presentation.
- Closing - Izumi Aizu

11th Nov 2022

9PM-10:30PM [HKT] / 1PM - 2:30PM [UTC]FOCUS
- EU situation on Platform Regulation (Interoperability on MSA)
Ian Brown, Visiting Professor, Centre for Technology and Society, Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School, Rio de Janeiro

- Observation on EU Platform Regulation from Italy
Vittorio Beltora
Head of Policy & Innovation at Open-Xchange, EuroDIG member

- Discussion -
- Closing -

12th Nov 2022

9PM-10:30PM [HKT] / 1PM - 2:30PM [UTC]ACTION
- IGF Review Process - where we are (going to)-
Adam Peake, Senior Manager, Civil Society Engagement, ICANN

- Views from the Asia Pacific –
Edmon Chung, CEO, DotAsia Organisation
Jennifer Chung, Director of Corporate Knowledge, DotAsia Organisation

- A view from Japan –
Toshiaki Tateishi, Vice chair & Executive Director, Japan Internet Providers Association
- Discussion -
- Closing -

Target Audience
We invited anyone interested in or dealing with the policy issues around “Internet Governance”.