12 August 2016 | Yonsei University

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About the Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy 

The Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy is a 5-day workshop on Internet governance and related topics. It is targeted at, but not limited to, undergraduate and graduate students from universities and tertiary educational institutions in South Korea and Asia Pacific. Anyone between the ages of 18 and 35 from the Asia Pacific region, interested in Internet governance issues and related international activities, is welcome to participate. 



Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA)
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) 


Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP)
Asia-Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC)
Internet Society (ISOC)
DotAsia Organization
Communications Policy Research Center (CPRC), Yonsei University
Cyber Security Research Center, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)
Korea Internet Governance Allliance (KIGA) 
Vietnam Internet Network Information Center (VNNIC) 
Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Name Association (APTLD) 
Japan Registry Services Co., Ltd. (JPRS)
China Internet Network Information Centre (CNNIC) 


The Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy serves to improve the participants’ understanding of Internet governance issues, and the multistakeholder processes that are largely responsible for driving these issues. Topics include History of Internet GovernanceFundamentals of Internet Infrastructure; and Multistakeholder Policy Making.

Through this program, participants will be able to form regional networks and contribute to the work of local, regional and global organizations involved in Internet governance work, including the Korea Internet Governance Alliance (KIGA), Asia Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC), Internet Society (ISOC) and ICANN. The participants will also be able to better understand the importance of participating in platforms such as the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) and UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF).

This academy, together with its cooperative mechanism involving ICANN and other regional partners, may also serve as a capacity building model for replication in other economies and other regional localities.

Expected Outcomes

Participants will build confidence in and appreciation for multistakeholder processes, such as that found in ICANN and IGF platforms. Participants will be exposed to a range of Internet governance topics and will be able to stay connected to the APAC Internet community through the academy’s partnerships with regional initiatives.

At the local level, the academy will provide continuity for Korean undergraduates and graduates through the KISA Summer School program (started in 2015), as well as KISA’s university engagement strategy.

Participants are required to complete customized online modules from ISOC and ICANN as prerequisite training for the academy, and will receive certificates upon completion. Upon successful completion of the 5-day academy, participants will also receive a certificate of completion given by KISA and ICANN.

Participants will be invited to attend regional and global Internet governance – related events including Korea IGF, Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) (Seoul), as well as the upcoming IGF (Mexico) and ICANN meetings.

The Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy will also provide Fellowship to some of these upcoming IG related events to selected individuals. 

Date and Venue

8 to 12 August 2016 (Monday – Friday)
Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea 

Speakers & Key Program Elements

Speakers from the local, regional and global organizations involved in Internet governance, such as Korea Internet Governance Alliance (KIGA), Asia Pacific Internet community such as Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), Internet Society (ISOC), DotAsia, UN IGF MAG, etc, will be speaking during the 5-day program. They will be joined by representatives from the co-organizers, ICANN and KISA.

The academy program includes the following elements:

  • History of Internet Governance
  • Introduction to Internet’s Global Eco-system
  • Fundamentals of Internet Infrastructure and Internet Security
  • Introduction ICANN and Domain Name System
  • Introduction to the Multistakeholder Model and ICANN’s Policy Making Process
  • Asia Pacific Governance Models and Korea’s Internet Governance Activities
  • Mock ICANN Meeting and ISOC Seminar

Pre-requisite Online Learning

To ensure effective learning and facilitate more robust discussions at the workshops, two customized online learning modules have been developed for the Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy. These modules touch on Internet governance and ICANN topics respectively:

  • ISOC Course on Internet Governance (moderated and self-paced)
  • ICANN Learn Course: Asia Pacific Internet Governance Program (self-paced)

The two modules will span over 3-4 weeks. Upon the successful completion of the ISOC Course, participants will be presented with a certificate. Participants are required to complete the two online learning modules before the commencement of the academy.

Mock ICANN Meeting

Participants will prepare for, and present, in a role-play segment on Day 4 during the mock ICANN Meeting. The mock ICANN Meeting, supported by our partner NetMission[1], will allow participants to gain first-hand experience of how ICANN meetings are conducted and better understanding of the ICANN multistakeholder decision-making process.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy 2016 will provide opportunities for local and regional organizations to contribute to the nurturing of future Internet leaders in the Asia Pacific region.
The organizers welcome sponsors to come forward to join us in this program with their funding support. The funds will go towards the awarding of more Fellowships to deserving and high potential undergraduates and graduates in the Asia Pacific region.
Sponsors will have their organization logos displayed in the Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy webpage as well as other relevant publications.

To discuss this sponsorship opportunity, please contact:

APIGA Secretariat (please include both addresses)
(KISA) ap.ig.academy@kisa.or.kr
(ICANN) ap.ig.academy@icann.org



Applications have Closed 

Selection will be done in stages, and applicants will be notified via email on the status of their applications shortly.


.[1]NetMission.Asia is an Ambassadors Program supported by DotAsia Organisation, which aims to bring together a network of dedicated young volunteers to promote digital inclusion, Internet governance as well as a respectable and harmonious Internet environment.

About the Hosts

Korea Internet & Security Agency, KISA

KISA is a government agency dedicated to promoting Internet and information security and contributing to Korea’s Global Competitiveness.

KISA has set ‘Internet Promotion’ for the future and ‘Information Security’ for our safety as its primary tasks, and is focusing on enhancing the information security capacity of Korea’s ICT industry while expanding global cooperative partnerships based on the K-ICT Security Development Strategy, in order that these twin pillars may serve as the core competencies of the future Korea in equal and harmonious measure.

KISA, founded in 2009 through a merger of three separate organizations, is dedicated to developing Korea’s Internet industry and information security capabilities. As an Internet and security promotion agency armed with global competitiveness, KISA will maintain its commitment to creating a safe and happy Internet world.

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, ICANN 

ICANN’s mission is to help ensure a stable, secure and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you have to type an address into your computer – a name or a number. That address has to be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world.

ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation and a community with participants from all over the world. ICANN and its community help keep the Internet secure, stable and interoperable. It also promotes competition and develops policy for the top-level of the Internet’s naming system and facilitates the use of other unique Internet identifiers.

ICANN doesn't control content on the Internet. It cannot stop spam and it doesn't deal with access to the Internet. But through its coordination role of the Internet's naming system, it does have an important impact on the expansion and evolution of the Internet.

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