The Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy serves to improve the participants’ understanding of Internet governance issues, and the multistakeholder processes that are largely responsible for driving these issues. Topics include History of Internet Governance; Fundamentals of Internet Infrastructure; and Multistakeholder Policy Making.
Through this program, participants will be able to form regional networks and contribute to the work of local, regional and global organizations involved in Internet governance work, including the Korea Internet Governance Alliance (KIGA), Asia Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC), Internet Society (ISOC) and ICANN. The participants will also be able to better understand the importance of participating in platforms such as the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) and UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF).
This academy, together with its cooperative mechanism involving ICANN and other regional partners, may also serve as a capacity building model for replication in other economies and other regional localities.
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.
At the local level, the academy will provide continuity for Korean undergraduates and graduates through the KISA Summer School program (started in 2015), as well as KISA’s university engagement strategy.
Participants are required to complete customized online modules from ISOC and ICANN as prerequisite training for the academy, and will receive certificates upon completion. Upon successful completion of the 5-day academy, participants will also receive a certificate of completion given by KISA and ICANN.
Participants will be invited to attend regional and global Internet governance – related events including Korea IGF, Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) (Seoul), as well as the upcoming IGF (Mexico) and ICANN meetings.
The Asia Pacific Internet Governance Academy will also provide Fellowship to some of these upcoming IG related events to selected individuals.