Региональные и национальные инициативы IGF

Asia Pacific Regional Group

Current record of the existing national IGFs in Asia Pacific regional group:

The Internet Governance Forum Afghanistan (IGFA) was established in 2017. It aims at addressing issues of relevance for the respective community of Afghanistan. It brings diverse stakeholders under a single platform to discuss challenges and propose solutions.

Annual meeting Information
To be confirmed.
Name of Coordinator
Ghayoor Bawary

Bangladesh national IGF was launched in 2016 year. It provides a domestic independent forum in Bangladesh aiming to engage different stakeholder groups into the discussion on Internet governance. It helps to create partnerships, coalitions and dialogues that demonstrate best practices and help move policy forward.

Annual meeting Information
29-31 December 2021, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Name of Coordinator
Mohammad Abdul Haque
Primary Email address

National IGF of China was recognized in 2019. Its core objective is to foster a bottom-up, participatory, open, transparent, and inclusive platform where all stakeholders can exercise their respective roles in enhancing Internet security, accelerating industry development, advancing good Internet governance and promoting digital economy.

Annual meeting Information
To be confirmed
Name of Coordinator
Guo Feng
Primary Email address

The national IGF of India IGF was established in 2021. Its aim is to facilitate discussions between all stakeholders as equals on public policy issues related to the Internet. 

Annual meeting Information
25-27 November 2021, hosted online
Name of Coordinator
Anil Kumar Jain
Primary Email address

Indonesia national IGF was established in 2012 year. It aims at achieving the highest principles, as signed in the Indonesia IGF Declaration.

Annual meeting Information
To be confirmed
Name of Coordinator
Mariam F. Barata
Primary Email address

Japan national IGF was established in 2016. Its main goal is to create a unique place for all stakeholders of this respective community to discuss the issues related to Internet governance.

Annual meeting Information
To be confirmed
Name of Coordinator
Keisuke Kamimura (interim)
Primary Email address

National IGF of Lebanon was established in 2017. Its core objective is to develop a multistakeholder process for their respective community to address matters pertaining to the Internet governance.

Annual meeting Information
23-25 November 2021, hosted online
Name of Coordinator
Zeina Bou Harb

National IGF of Nepal was established in 2017. Nepal IGF Declaration indicates that the main objective of this IGF is to promote and encourage open and inclusive dialogue and exchange of ideas among all stakeholders involved with Internet governance related issues. It focuses on the organization of the annual meeting, as well as on the capacity building, raising awareness, creating new opportunities for this respective community and bringing new perspectives to it, all in regards to the Internet governance.

Annual meeting Information
To be confirmed
Name of Coordinator
Babu Ram Aryal
Primary Email address

The national IGF of Pakistan was established in 2017 year. It aims for creating a platform for discussion, dialogue, exchange and collaboration on Internet Governance issues.

Annual meeting Information
To be confirmed
Name of Coordinator
Fouad Bajwa

This national IGF was established in 2012, and recognized in 2017. It is an annual forum for multistakeholder policy dialogue on Internet-related matters.

Annual meeting Information
20 August 2021, hosted online
Name of Coordinator
Eun Chang Choi
Primary Email address

Sri Lanka national IGF was recognised in 2015 year. Its main objective is to reinforce active citizenship in people and participates in the development of intercultural and intergenerational dialogues.

Annual meeting Information
To be confirmed
Name of Coordinator
Maheeshwara Kirindigoda

Vanuatu IGF was established in 2019. It aims at establishing a multistakeholder platform for discussing the Internet governance related matters.

Annual meeting Information
15 December 2021, Port Vila, Vanuatu
Name of Coordinator
Jackson Miake
Primary Email address