1st Asia Pacific Information Superhighway Steering Committee
Over 100 international and regional ICT experts attended the first session of the Asia-Pacific Information Superhighway (AP-IS) Steering Committee held last November 1 - 2, 2017 at Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The event is a collaboration by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Government of Bangladesh to enhance regional broadband connectivity as articulated in the Regional Road Map for Implementing Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development in Asia-Pacific.
The event addressed the broadband deficits among ESCAP member countries. It aims to enhance affordability, availability, reliability and resilience of the broadband infrastructure across the regions. The AP-IS Steering Committee meeting marked the first major step to operationalize the governance structure, develop regional and subregional implementation plans, identify challenges and opportunities and develop partnerships with international and regional organizations.
UN ESCAP Website documented the event, as follows:
ICT Disaster Response Conference 2017
To raise awareness in reducing the effects of disasters through a showcase of different ICT solutions that serves to improve communications, resilience and disaster response, we are pleased to announce the very FIRST Information and Communication Technology Disaster Response Conference (ICT DRC) in Cebu City.
The event will be on September 20 to 21, 2017 at The Waterfront Cebu City Hotel. Our participants will come from the government, academe, private companies and non-government organizations.
For more information please visit the conference website, http://www.ictdrconference.ph/
8th Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum
CVISNET Executive Director Jeffrey Llanto represented the foundation during the 8th Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum held Bangkok, Thailand, from 26 to 29 July 2017 at Chulalongkorn Unviersity.
The Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF) is a multi-stakeholder platform for public policy on internet and its impact on society. For almost a decade, the forum draws in discussions and incubates collaborations for the developments of universally affordable, accessible, non-discriminated, secure and sustainable internet across the region.
Dir. Llanto introduced the foundations's project on resilient communications technology, the Movable and Deployable ICT Resource Unit (MDRU) with the Municipality of San Remigio, Cebu. This was presented during the forum by LIRNEasia, Reconnecting the Disconnected in Disasters.
Futher details on the presentation can be found at the LINRNEasia website, http://lirneasia.net/2017/08/aprigf2017-rreact/