Opening Plenary

Chief Guest

Dr. Baikuntha Aryal

Secretary, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

Dr. Baikuntha Aryal

Secretary, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

Speakers

Mr. Rajnesh Singh

Regional Vice-President, Asia-Pacific, Internet Society (ISOC) MSG Chair

Mr. Rajnesh Singh

Regional Vice-President, Asia-Pacific, Internet Society (ISOC)

Mr. Manohar Kumar Bhattarai

Chairman, Internet Governance Institute Local Host Representative

Mr. Manohar Kumar Bhattarai

Chairman, Internet Governance Institute

Mr. Edmon Chung

CEO, DotAsia APrIGF Secretariat

Mr. Edmon Chung

CEO, DotAsia

Ms. Bea Soriano Guevarra

YIGF Representative

Ms. Bea Soriano Guevarra

Mr. Chengetai Masango

Head of Office, UN IGF Secretariat

Mr. Chengetai Masango

Head of Office, UN IGF Secretariat

Mr. Babu Ram Aryal

Founder/CEO, Internet Governance Institute (IGI) Moderator

Mr. Babu Ram Aryal

Founder/CEO, Internet Governance Institute (IGI)

Date: 28 Sep 2021
Time: 04:00 – 05:30 UTC | 09:45 – 11:15 NPT

1. Opening Ceremony (30 mins)

  • MSG Chair – Mr. Rajnesh Singh, Regional Vice-President, Asia-Pacific, Internet Society (ISOC)
  • APrIGF Secretariat – Mr. Edmon Chung, CEO, DotAsia
  • YIGF Representative – Ms. Bea Soriano Guevarra
  • Local Host Representative – Mr. Manohar Kumar Bhattarai, President, Internet Governance Institute
  • Head of Office, UN IGF Secretariat – Mr. Chengetai Masango
  • Chief Guest – Dr. Baikuntha Aryal, Secretary, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

2. Panel Session (60 mins)

Title: Covid-19: Internet as a Lifeline

Moderator:  Rajnesh Singh, Chair of APrIGF MSG

Speakers

Name Title Organization Economy Stakeholder Group Profile
Mr. Vint Cerf

(recorded speech)

Chief Internet Evangelist Google US Technical / Private Sector View Profile
Mr. Muhammad Shabbir Awan Founding President ISOC Accessibility Special Interest Group Pakistan Civil Society View Profile
Mr. Binay Bohra Managing Director Vianet Communications Nepal Private Sector
Ms. Nuria Kutnaeva Founder & Head Digital Technologies Foundation Kyrgyz Republic Civil Society
Mr. Enrique Tayag Director IV Department of Health – Knowledge Management and Information Technology Services Philippines Health View Profile
Ms. Sarai Tevita ICT Director University of Samoa Samoa Academia View Profile

Session Agenda:
10 minutes – Session introduction from moderator with video message from Vint Cerf
15 minutes – Opening comments by panellists
25 minutes – Panel discussion
5 minutes – Closing comments
1 minute: Wrap-up by moderator