Closing Plenary

Date: 30 Sep 2020
Time: 07:50 – 09:20 UTC | 13:35 – 15:05 NPT

1. Open Forum (45-50 mins)

Title: Sail, not Drift: Multistakeholderism and Diversity at APrIGF

Moderator: Gayatri Khandhadai, Co-convenor of Stakeholder Engagement Committee



Name Title Organization Economy Stakeholder Group Profile
Ms. Sylvia Cadena Head of Programs APNIC Foundation US Technical / Private Sector View Profile
Mr. Ananda Raj Khanal Former Senior Director Nepal Telecommunication Authority  Nepal Regulator / Government View Profile 


Name Title Organization Economy Stakeholder Group Profile
Ms. Marianne Franklin Professor and Steering Committee Member of the Internet Rights and Principles Coalition Internet Rights and Principles Coalition New Zealand Civil Society
Hon. Premila Kumar Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Government of Fiji Fiji Government
Ms. Htaike Htaike Aung


Executive Director Myanmar ICT for Development Organization (MIDO) Myanmar Civil Society

Session Objective: To foster an open and interactive dialogue on multistakeholderism and how the APrIGF process can become more diverse, inclusive and representative of the different stakeholders in the Internet governance ecosystem in the coming years.

Session Agenda:
Overall session time – 50 minutes
5 minutes – Opening along with highlights of the Stakeholder Engagement Committee report
5 minutes – Exercise on the Mentimeter before going to the speakers
5 minutes – Scene-setting by Sylvia Cadena
5 minutes – Scene-setting by Ananda Raj Khanal
30 minutes – Open questions to the intervenors and audience

Wrap-up (10 mins)

Forum summation and call to action on the theme of increasing and optimising diversity in APrIGF going forward by the moderator on behalf of the MSG.

Closing Remarks (30 mins)

APrIGF Secretariat – Mr. Edmon Chung, CEO, DotAsia
YIGF Representative – Mr. Amogh Palleri Chettuparambil
Local Host Representative – Mr. Bikram Shrestha, President, Nepal Internet Foundation
Chair of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group of UN IGF – Ms. Anriette Esterhuysen
Chief Guest – Mr. Dhanraj Gyawali, Secretary of the Prime Minister’s Office and the Council of Minister
Representative from IGF 2023 Japan – Mr. Yoichi Iida, Deputy Director General for G7 and G20 Relations, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
MSG Chair – Mr. Rajnesh Singh, Regional Vice-President, Asia-Pacific, Internet Society (ISOC)
Announcement of leadership changeover