The APrIGF Synthesis Document was an experiment of the APrIGF 2015 Macau, and its process has evolved through the 2016 Taipei, 2017 Bangkok, 2018 Vanuatu, 2019 Vladivostok and 2020 Virtual meetings. The concept was first raised and discussed at the APrIGF 2014 New Delhi Multi-stakeholder Steering Group (MSG) meetings, and further refined over the course of MSG deliberations through the year. The Synthesis Document aims to document items of common interest relevant to Internet governance in the Asia Pacific region and has developed into one of the highlight innovations of the APrIGF and inspired other national and regional initiatives to develop their own processes.
The current open input framework document is based on the submitted and accepted workshop proposals for the APrIGF, which will contain policy questions and basic summary of topics to be discussed at the APrIGF event. Further input will be sought at the Townhall sessions during the APrIGF event. Please go to the program for more details.
The Synthesis Document aims only to document the input from participants at the APrIGF and is not intended to be representative of the diverse Asia Pacific region. Nevertheless, it is the hope of the APrIGF MSG that the development of the Synthesis Document can help drive active participation in the movement, as well as to allow for a platform to project voices, views and thoughts in the Asia Pacific region as contributions to relevant global, national, local and international forums on Internet governance.
How to Contribute?
The APrIGF Synthesis Document is currently open for public input. Please go to https://comment.aprigf.asia to contribute to the Synthesis Document.
All APrIGF participants are encouraged to attend the Synthesis Document Town hall Sessions scheduled at 09:10 – 10:00 on Day 1 & Day 2 (28-29 September).
Everyone is welcome to take the mic to give input.
2021 Synthesis Document draft timeline (dates subject to change)
|22 Sept||Publish Draft 0 (pre-meeting draft)|
|22-26 Sept||Public input period 1 first phase (pre-meeting)|
|28-29 Sept||Synthesis Document Town hall @ APrIGF 2021 Meeting – live input
|27 Sept – 8 Oct||Public input period 1 second phase (post-meeting)|
|9-24 Oct||Drafting Committee active working period|
|Last week of Oct||Publish Draft 1|
|End of Oct – beginning of Nov||Public input period 2|
|Mid Nov||Publish 2021 Synthesis Document|