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Internet Governance Ecosystem

Class Title:   4.1 Internet Governance Ecosystem    

Class Description:

This class will provide an overview of the broad range of entities and organisations involved in the development and continuous evolution of the Internet. It will touch upon the fundamental principles of the open Internet and its architecture—interoperable, transparent, global and distributed—and the ways by which these characteristics have shaped the manner in which the Internet is governed: a participatory, decentralised, bottoms-up and multi-stakeholder approach that departs from traditional structures of governance. Likewise, it will discuss the dynamic roles of governments, businesses, technical sectors, civil society and intergovernmental organisations within this ecosystem. It will also provide an overview of the working methodologies of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).
The class is designed to be interactive and will seek to elicit participants’ insights on recent trends and developments, specifically in Asia-Pacific, that may pose a challenge to the decentralised and multi-stakeholder model of Internet governance, or conversely, enable it to flourish even more in the region.

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Speaker's Bio:

Rajnesh Singh is Director of the Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau at the Internet Society, the world's trusted independent source of leadership for Internet policy, technology standards, and future development.

In this role, he oversees projects, initiatives and activities across the Asia and Pacific region, including in the areas of Public Policy, Capacity Building, Development and Internet Standards & Technology.

Prior to joining the Internet Society, Rajnesh played founding and leading roles in several technology and private equity investment firms, and still maintains varied business interests. He has broad project management experience, and his career background includes communications & power infrastructure, agriculture and real estate. He has provided consulting and mentoring support on business strategy to start-ups and SMEs in the Asia-Pacific region, and has held advisory roles across multiple sectors ranging from governmental organisations to sporting organisations and the private sector.

His extensive work with the Asia-Pacific Internet community includes leadership roles such as Founding Chair of ICANN's Asia Pacific Regional At-Large Organisation (APRALO) and Chair of the Pacific Islands Chapter of the Internet Society. He has worked extensively on ICT policy, training and capacity building in the region, including delivering programmes for UN agencies and the private sector.

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