Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum- IGF in Hong Kong

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AHM Bazlur Rahman S21BR
Dhaka

AHM Bazlur Rahman-S21BR, Chief Executive Officer of Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication will join the Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum – IGF (APrIGF) in Hong Kong on June 14-16 2010, which is being graciously, hosted by the Hong Kong.

Head of the Bangladesh Delegation is H.E. Mr. Hasanul haq Inu, MP and Chairman Parliamentary Standing Committee for Ministry of Post and Telecommunication and

Deputy Head of the delegation H.E. Dr. Akram H. Chowdhury, MP Chairperson, Centre for e-parliament Research and Member, Parliamentary Standing Committee for Ministry Food and Disaster

Other delegation members are Mr. Main Uddin Mahmood, Member – Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum and Mr. Mizanur Rahman, Private Secretary to Chairman Parliamentary Standing Committee for Ministry of Post and Telecommunication.

The Hong Kong IGF Conference aims to introduce to the various stakeholders in Hong Kong, in particular NGOs and youth, the status of internet governance and the global IGF. The APrIGF Roundtable will bring together experts in the region and around the world from the civil society, private sector and public sector for an intensive discussion that should help shape the future of the IGF. The Youth IGF Camp is organized and led by young leaders.

During the 3-day (2 nights) forum, participants will role-play to represent different stakeholders in the society and interact with international experts in the field to discuss different social topics concerning the Internet.

All 3 component events combine to become a platform for regional collaboration and, albeit organised independently of the global IGF, intends to report its discussion to the global IGF to be held in September 14-17 in Vilnius, Lithuania. This adds to the significance of the APrIGF in that the ideas, recommendations and other outputs from the event will be used as inputs for the coming global IGF meeting in September.

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