MANRS for Policy Makers to improve global routing security

Part 1 - Lead Organizer


Contact Person

Ram Krishna Pariyar

Organization / Affiliation (Please state "Individual" if appropriate)

Internet Society


Policy Ambassador, MANRS



Economy of Residence


Primary Stakeholder Group

Technical Community


Part 2 - Session Proposal

Your proposal is for

Main Conference (Day 1-3)

Session Title

MANRS for Policy Makers to improve global routing security



Session Format

Panel Discussion

Where do you plan to organize your session?

Virtual / online

Specific Issues for Discussion

In the present context, security has been a challenging issue globally. In order to keep the system or network secure, organisation and policymakers of those organisation are struggling. To secure the cyberspace or network special focus has been given by Internet Governance Forum, the track Trust in IGF is an essence of it. There are many ways of achieving security in network. In fact, there are different practices. Among those practices, the best and standard practice is applied by ISOC through initiative of MANRS. So, the session here will enable or build capacity and then acquainted policymakers/organisation leaders to build the environment of trust. This trust could be established knowing how MANRS( a standard best practice) can be adapted for the purpose of network/ routing security. There are smaller steps in MANRS such as Filtering, Coordination, Global Validation for example which will help these leaders of organisation(policymakers) not only to secure there organisation but indeed secure the global routing. There are challenges in Asia for security, building trust. Cases of having many security threats and incidents such as session hijacking for example do exist. Incidents had already occurred in Pakistan Telecom, Telestra in Australia, so the session has strong relevancy.

Describe the Relevance of Your Session to APrIGF

As mentioned briefly above, there are security challenges to establish trust in the local/regional/ global routing environment. Incidents have taken place or are currently happening or probable to happen in near future; these are of alarming type. If timely proper action, discussion and special initiatives by proactive leadership are not taken place this might be disastrous. IGF is a forum where such leadership or initiative has to be taken place by means of the session which is proposed here(MANRS for Policy Makers to improve global routing security). The session will have a multistakeholder initiative. Also, this is to enable stakeholders or participants (organisation leaders/ policymakers) to learn how to build trust via MANRS. This indeed the priority of APrIGF. This session will also be the platform to share/discuss the best practices, latest trends and happenings among the organisation or policymakers which is another aspect to greatly consider in APrIGF. Likewise, geographical incidents in case of security threats are increasing day by day in East Asia: China, Hongkong, Japan, India, Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Mongolia, South Asia entirely, South East Asia: Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam and in Australia and different parts of geography in Asia. Hence, these points prove relevancy.

Methodology / Agenda

The proposed session (mode: panel discussion, 60 mins) will have 4 speakers facilitated by a moderator. Speaker(s) comes from a distinguished background of creating trust in their organisation as a policymaker, successful leaders of their respective countries. They have years of experience building an environment of trust via security. Likewise, a moderator, well-familiar with regulatory practices, policy-making practice who represents Internet Service Providers Alliance having experience of moderating in IGFs and international conferences will facilitate the session. In the session, the moderator will briefly introduce speakers(5 mins). Moderator will give an opportunity to present to each speaker allocating -5 mins (5*4=20 min). The moderator will then ask questions to speakers(questions will be collected before the session through a weblink; however questions will also be taken from Slido where the audience will interact) and a few of them will be asked from the moderator's intelligence. The time allocated for the question is 20 mins. 10 min of time will be utilised to share the experience of audiences who represents diverse organisations of different geography. The last 5 min will be used to conclude the session by the moderator.

Please provide 3 subject matter tags that best describe your session.

#Trust #PolicyMaking #InternetHygiene


Moderators & Speakers Info (Please complete where possible)

Name Designation Organization Economy of Residence Stakeholder Group Gender Status of Confirmation
Moderator (Primary) Mr. Suvash Khadka CEO Internet Service Providers Association of Nepal Nepal Private Sector Male Confirmed
Moderator (Back-up) Mr. Srinivas Chendy(Sunny) Senior Advisor Policy & Community Development APNIC Australia Civil Society Male Proposed
Speaker 1 Mr. Ram Krishna Pariyar Policy Ambassador Internet Society-MANRS Nepal Technical Community Male Confirmed
Speaker 2 Ms. Rebecca Emmanuel Ryakitimbo Policy Researcher Kuza STEAM Generation Tanzania Youth \/ Students Female Confirmed
Speaker 3 Mr. Bijay Roy Director Nepal Telecommunications Authority Nepal Government Male Confirmed
Speaker 4 Mr. Anurag Bhatia Network Researcher Hurricane Electric India Technical Community Male Confirmed


Please explain the rationale for choosing each of the above contributors to the session.

Speaker(s) comes from a distinguished background of creating trust in their organisation as a policymaker, successful leaders of their respective countries. They have years of experience building an environment of trust via security. Similarly, moderator mentioned above has good feedback on facilitating sessions in IGFs, global conferences. Speakers represent Government Telecommunication Regulatory(Body), Internet Society MANRS Policy Team, Policy Research, Internet Backbone and Co-location Provider. This actually helps the audience to understand the diverse perspective of creating trust and security from their work experience, research, practices and lesson learnt. Likewise, the audience will also learn well from their experience of working in a multi-stakeholder approach in different areas of the same discipline(Security). Majorly these speakers are brilliant who can contribute to the main objective of the session. ---Avoid regulatory barriers. ---Encourage good practices in global routing system. ---Promote common guidelines: Common guidelines for network operators, help facilitate industry best practices for routing security, and promote their implementation. ---Eliminate legal barriers: help identify and eliminate legal barriers on information sharing and responses to routing incidents. ---Lead by example: as governments typically run large networks of their own, they can lead by example by improving Internet infrastructure reliability and security. -- Facilitating cooperation and collaboration, building resilience, flexibility and scalability. Hence, the session objective to discuss the issues in order to bring a concrete point of action to solve the problem can be achieved by mentioned contributors.