The programme for the roundtable event emulates the IGF structure of discussing the Internet governance issues around Access, Openness, Security, Critical Internet Resources and Diversity. Moderators have been nominated to organize panelists to help lead the roundtable sessions. In addition, we will be discussing the future shape of the IGF and close with a deeper look at the emerging issue of the role of civil society.
In the spirit of the IGF, the meeting will be convened as a roundtable meeting with participation from the civil society, private sector and public sector. Outputs from the event will be used as inputs for the coming global IGF to be held in September 14-17 in Vilnius, Lithuania. The APrIGF will therefore help shape the future of the IGF. How should it be constituted? What should the IGF look like if it is to be held again? What should be on the agenda?
|Venue: Function Rooms 1-3, Level 3, Cyberport 3, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong [ map ]
Dates: June 14 (Mon) – June 16 (Wed), 2010
|Monday, June 14|
The Habitat Lounge
29/F, QRE Plaza, 202 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai [ map ]
|Tuesday, June 15 [ Read Transcripts: Session 1 | Session 2 | Session 3 | Session 4 ]|
|Venue: Function Rooms 1-3, Level 3, Cyberport 3, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong [ map ]|
Introduction: Setting the Scene
|1100-1230||Security: Cyber-Security and Network Confidence
The dangers of cyber threats continue to evolve with risks further compounding as increasingly connected societies transcend geographical and physical borders, where stakeholders communicate in realtime. Utilising the same networks and links that bind us globally, cyber threats and attacks are able to strike from virtually anywhere in the world, potentially causing catastrophic social and economic harm to countries that are oceans away. Neither governments, nor private sector entities can contain these cyber threats singlehandedly and domestically. This session will bring together the experience from experts in the region and to explore how the Asia Pacific region may be able to converge and share information and resources to escalate the cybersecurity and network confidence.
|1400-1530||Openness: Challenges and Criticalness of an Open Internet Culture
The extensively open culture of the Internet provides an important platform for innovation, creativity and exchange of ideas. While the openness is a critical aspect of the Internet, it presents a challenge to safety and security of different dimensions. This includes challenges to parenting and child protection. This session will bring together a diverse set of stakeholders to explore the challenges and promises of the openness of the Internet.
|1600-1730||Access: The Digital Divide in Asia
Internet has dramatically transformed people’s lives in the last decade, bringing new opportunities in education, employment and socio-economic development. At the same time, however, the gap between those who have access and those who have not is widening rapidly. This digital divide constitutes a major problem to modern society especially in the area of social development and poverty alleviation. This session explores studies, projects and initiatives from around Asia that aims to extend access and address the digital divide in Asia.
|1830-2200||APrIGF Roundtable Dinner (Sponsored by IMPACT)|
|Wednesday, June 16 [ Read Transcripts: Session 1 Session 2 | Session 3 | Session 4 ]|
|0930-1100||Managing Critical Internet Resources
The term ‘critical Internet resources’ is described by the report of the United Nations Working Group on Internet Governance as including the administration of the domain name system (DNS) and Internet protocol (IP) addresses, administration of the root server system, technical standards, peering and interconnection, and telecommunications infrastructure, including innovative and convergent technologies. This session convenes experts in the region to explore the policy imperatives to move the Internet towards the IPv6 address space in face of the eventual exhaustion of IPv4 addresses, and the role of ccTLDs (Country Code Top Level Domains) and their relationships to ICANN and the Internet.
|1115-1245||Diversity: Challenges and Opportunities for Internationalized Domain Names
Having IDN TLDs is a part of multilingualism on the Internet, which is essential for Asian Internet users. Introduction of IDN TLDs has been over-a-decade effort started in AP region. Filnally, ICANN decided to launch IDN ccTLDs last November and some IDN ccTLDs have been already in place. Introduction of IDN gTLDs are under intensive discussion as part of new gTLDs. In this session, “How IDN TLDs will change our life” will be discussed.
|1415-1545||Emerging Issues: Role of Civil Society in Internet Governance
One of the major recommendations of the WGIG Report was that civil society should have a key role in Internet governance, a role that places civil society as a stakeholder on par with government and the business sector. That’s the theory. In practice, civil society does not seem to be a major stakeholder and these days its significance seems to be paling. Because civil society groups played an important role in the innovative use of the Internet, the concern over the loss is not just a matter of representation on the Internet but also the larger concern over whether future innovations may be stymied. This session aims to explore the question of the role of civil society in Internet governance.
|1600-1730||The Way Forward: The Next Model of the IGF
This session aims to bring together the various threads of discussions to give inputs to shaping the next reiteration of the IGF. What should be the shape of the IGF going forward? What should be its format? Its mandate? How should we continue the collaboration in Asia?
|Venue: Function Rooms 1-3, Level 3, Cyberport 3, 100 Cyberport Road, Hong Kong [ map ]Dates: June 17 (Thu) – June 18 (Fri), 2010|
“Building Vibrant Communities, Realizing Internet Possibilities”
|Thursday, June 17 [ Read Transcripts: Session 1 | Session 2 | Session 3 | Session 4 ]|
Stephen Lau, Chairman of Organizing CommitteeOpening RemarksStephen Mak, Acting Government Chief Information Officer of the HKSAR OGCIO
Group Photos with Representatives of Organizing Committee
|1000-1030||Keynote Opening Session
Session Chairman – Stephen Lau, Chairman of Organizing Committee“IGF and Internet Governance”
Markus Kummer, Executive Coordinator to the IGF Secretariat, UNAn introduction and update to the global UN IGF initiative and its relevance to Hong Kong
|1030-1110||“Trust and Cloud Computing: New Opportunities, New Responsibilities”
John Galligan, Director, Internet Policy, Microsoft Asia PacificCloud Computing offers enhanced choice, flexibility, operational efficiency, and cost savings for governments, businesses, and individual consumers in Asia. To take full advantage of these benefits, reliable assurances regarding the privacy and security of online data must be provided. In addition, a number of regulatory, jurisdictional, and public policy issues remain to be solved in order for online Computing to thrive. This presentation will discuss how these key defining characteristics affect the level of user confidence and how a public-private partnership is necessary to engender trust, responsibility and accountability for data governance, privacy and online safety in this new computing paradigm
|1130-1330||Access and Diversity
Access would be to enable disadvantaged groups to gain access to ICT, in particular those who are disabled with respect to the ‘infrastructure, or access divide’ dimension of digital divide.Diversity would be to enable the contribution to a diversity of content and application on the internet, and therefore increase the relevance of the internet to the disadvantaged population, and how the disadvantaged groups themselves such as the ethnic minority, the elderly and the disabled could be engaged in the generation of such content/applications. In other words it would be about how to address the ‘content and application divide’ dimension of the digital divide.
|1445-1645||Security, Openness and Privacy
The issues of security, openness and privacy online are interwoven, where it is crucial to strike a balance among them. This session will examine at practical and policy-making levels how to balance access to knowledge, the freedom of expression, and the intellectual property rights in the virtual world, from the perspectives of scholars, practitioners as well legislators. The discussion will cover practical aspects of the coordination needed to secure the network (e.g. to fight spam) and their relationship to issues pertaining to openness (e.g. ensuring the open architecture of the Internet). Issues to be discussed will include:
|1645-1730||Reporting from Regional roundtable & IGF issues specific for Asia PacificModerator:
Mr. Edmon Chung, Coordinator of rIGF roundtable
|1830-2130||Hong Kong IGF Conference Gala Dinner (Sponsored by HKIRC)
Venue: La Dynastie Restaurant at Shop 102, The Arcade, Cyberport, HK
|Friday, June 18 [ Read Transcripts: Session 1 | Session 2 | Session 3 ]|
The Internet is an ever-changing media, itself constantly evolving and always challenged our social norms and the world’s economic system. As the world’s Internet population approaches 2 billion, the advent of Web 2.0 technology has confronted public and private organizations with the need to adopt social media and cloud computing technologies for improved civic engagement using the new media. This panel session will examine all issues related to these and other emerging issues, with an Asian perspective.Moderator:Mr. Charles Mok, Chairman, Internet Society Hong Kong
|1130-1300||Youth and Internet Governance
Together with a Panel, presentations will be made by youth representatives of the Youth Internet Governance Forum (held the preceding weekend) on their discussions on Digital Divide, Online Privacy and Security, Freedom of Speech, Cyberactivism, Copyright, Cyberlaw and Social NetworksModerator: Mr. Ken Chan, Chief Officer, Children & Youth Service, HKCSS
|1415-1615||Managing Critical Internet Resources
Internet domain names and IP addresses are your “identity” on the Internet. In the past, Internet users thought that these are technical details which they should not be concerned with. A number of recent developments, including the coming additions of new top-level domains, intellectual property rights, non-Latin domain names, and the imminent exhaustion of IPv4 addresses, have however led to increased attention in the user community. This panel session intends to introduce the issues and stimulate exchange of views and concerns related to them.
|Camp Dates: June 12 (Mon) – June 14 (Wed), 2010|
|Saturday, May 29th|
|1400-1600||Briefing SessionIntroduction to Internet Governance by experts from the field. This session will prepare you for the discussions at the Youth IGF. Venue: 1/F Auditorium, Hong Kong Council of Social Services (HKCSS)|
|Youth IGF Camp 2010During the 3-day (2 nights) forum, participants will role-play to represent different stakeholders in the society to discuss different social topics concerning the Internet. Participants will receive guidance and be able to interact with international and local experts.|
|Friday, June 18th|
|1600-1730||Report at Asia Pacific Regional IGF, Hong Kong IGF ConferenceRepresentatives from Youth Internet Governance Forum will be selected to present and share with the public their views on the Internet development from the youth perspective
(2010.6.18 4-5:30PM). Other participants can optionally participate in the Regional Internet Governance Forum at Cyberport