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The Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy (APIGA) is a 5-day capacity development workshop focused on topics related to Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and Internet governance. 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 from the Asia Pacific region, interested in Internet governance issues and related international activities, and between the ages of 18 and 35, are welcome to participate. 

Aim

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The Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy (APIGA) aims to develop youth leaders’ understanding of the Internet

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  • Building a solid technical foundation of how the Internet works.
  • Deepening participants’ understanding of the Internet ecosystem.

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and its ecosystem. APIGA also aims to equip its participants with the knowledge and skills to participate in Internet policymaking

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through developing a foundation of the following:

  • Introducing the The concept of Internet Governance, and the multistakeholder model of policymaking.
  • Helping participants identify and familiarize with global IG issues.
  • Enabling participants to apply ;
  • Current global Internet Governance issues, and applying these issues at the local and regional levels.;
  • Building The confidence in participants to speak up in regional and international fora.Spark

Last but not least, APIGA also aims to spark and develop participants’ interest in global Internet trends.

With its cooperative mechanism involving ICANN and other regional partners, APIGA may also serve as a capacity-building model for replication in other economies and 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.

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