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About the Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy (APIGA)
The Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy (APIGA) is a capacity-development program focused on Internet governance that is targeted at youth leaders from the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. APIGA is co-hosted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA). It is organised in collaboration with regional organisations including the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), DotAsia Organisation, the Internet Society (ISOC), Asia Pacific Top Level Domain (APTLD) etc.
APIGA aims to develop youth leaders’ understanding of the Internet and its ecosystem. It also aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to participate in Internet policymaking through developing a strong foundation in the following:
Learning is through immersive, hands-on sessions with dedicated mentoring by regional industry experts. Participants will also build a strong network with peers, APIGA alumni, leading APAC Internet organizations, and key APAC community leaders.
Through the program, participants will build confidence in and appreciation for multistakeholder processes with a solid foundation in Internet governance fundamentals. They will also receive guided pathways to continue participating in the Internet governance space including at ICANN, the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the Internet Society (ISOC), and various Internet governance forums.
Past data shows that one in four APIGA alumni continue to participate in Internet governance fora locally, regionally, and globally.
About the 2021 Program
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, APIGA 2021 will be specially adapted from its original 5-day in-person program into a new format combining virtual participation with a hybrid event day.
Special Thanks to our APIGA 2021 Partners
Read the ICANN announcement on APIGA 2021 here.
For general enquiries about APIGA, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Apply for APIGA 2021
Applications are open from Tuesday, 13 July 2021 00:00 (UTC+9) to Sunday, 8 August 2021 23:59 (UTC+9). Individuals interested in Internet governance issues are welcome to apply:
To submit an application, please click here. The application system is provided courtesy of APNIC. Kindly note the following when applying:
For any technical questions/difficulties using the application system, please seek help using this webform.
Successful applicants will be informed by September 2021 of their acceptance into the program.
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.