Foundation Projects

FCA: APrIGF and PacIGF Fellowships and logistics support

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The aim of the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) Fellowships is to bring diversity into the Internet Governance community by fostering the participation of underrepresented communities in the Internet Governance discussions. Through the program, Fellows can develop a greater understanding of pressing and emerging Internet Governance issues in the Asia-Pacific region and globally, and network with peers from diverse Internet Governance fields in a face-to-face manner.

In 2023, the APrIGF event was held in Brisbane, Australia, in conjunction with the Pacific Internet Governance Forum (PacIGF). There were technical fellowships for people from around the region, as well as PacIGF fellowships for attendees from the Pacific.

The event included a dedicated session for fellows to present their learnings at the APrIGF to the public onsite, including the online audience.

This funding joined contributions from other organizations including APNIC, to support the following people to attend the two co-located conferences:

Technical APrIGF fellows

NameNationalityStakeholder group
Eshaq ShahinBangladeshCivil society
Geuna KimSouth KoreaStudents
Heng Sok layCambodiaAcademia
Jose Carmelo Barte CuetoPhilippinesGovernment
Ma. Maristela Zaide MirandaPhilippinesPrivate sector
Mamta SiwakotiNepalPrivate sector
Namkha ZangpoBhutanTechnical
Oyuntsetseg JargalsaikhanMongoliaCivil society
Paribhasha PradhanNepalAcademia
Priyatosh JanaIndiaAcademia
Ryan PayneAustraliaAcademia
Sebastian Wee Kiat HoeSingaporeStudents
Seerat KhanPakistanCivil society
Shradha PandeyIndiaPrivate sector
Vidhya Yella ReddyIndiaCivil society
Sarai TevitaSamoaAcademia

PacIGF fellows

NameNationalityStakeholder group
Robert AbbilVanuatuGovernment
Jason DicksonPapua New GuineaGovernment
Chia Chen LinSamoaPrivate sector
Bongraoi ArebaioKiribatiTechnical
Ayesha Rani LataFijiIntergovernmental organization
Shrestra SharmaFijiGovernment
Brian Misikui MangiSolomon IslandsPrivate sector
Gina Fangu O Vavau MaheTongaPrivate sector