Rebuilding APNG Community

Part 1 - Lead Organizer


Contact Person

Md. Mahfuzus Salam Khan

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

Asia Pacific Next Generation (APNG)





Economy of Residence


Primary Stakeholder Group



Part 2 - Session Proposal

Your proposal is for

Main Conference (Day 1-3)

Session Title

Rebuilding APNG Community



Session Format

Birds of a Feather (BoF)

Where do you plan to organize your session?

Virtual / online

Specific Issues for Discussion

The Asia Pacific Next Generation (APNG) — — is an arena in which future leaders of the digital society in the Asia Pacific region gather to build a human network and learn from each other. Pioneers of digital society also participate in this as senior mentors to nurture the next generation. Participants of the community work together to achieve 17 Sustainable Development Goals through mutual cooperation, knowledge sharing, and promoting activity for the next generation to build a sustainable future. The APNG has offered resources and discussions for multi-stakeholders from different regions to challenge the digital divide. The APNG has also helped people to think about digital society from the Asia Pacific perspectives. Keeping the fact in our mind that the youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow, activities at the APNG not only empower the Next Generation but also bond and strengthen relationships among senior leaders and the youth to share the visions for digital society in the Asia Pacific and beyond. To obtain the vision of APNG we would like to discuss with AP* community to find scopes for broader cooperation.

Describe the Relevance of Your Session to APrIGF

- Find scopes for broader cooperation with APrIGF community. - Create awareness of APNG, APNG CAMP, and other activities among APrIGF participants - Reconnect with the Asia Pacific community/organizations - Promote APNG CAMP 2022 - Discuss APNG CAMP initiatives/benefits with the APrIGF 2021 Youth participants - Share the camp plans and encourage feedback/comments

Methodology / Agenda

The session is a BoF where participants are invited to discuss the future APNG community. The session will be divided into two main sub-sections which are (1) APNG mission, vision, and activity reports (2) Panel discussion with senior leaders The session is divided into 5 mins session introduction, 15 mins for the 1st round, the second session is set for 25 mins, and 15 mins Q&A.

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

#Community #Innovation #Cooperation


Moderators & Speakers Info (Please complete where possible)

Name Designation Organization Economy of Residence Stakeholder Group Gender Status of Confirmation
Moderator (Primary) Md. Mahfuzus Salam Khan Co-Chair APNG Japan Technical Community Male Proposed
Moderator (Back-up) Yang Sunyoung Chair APNG USA Academia Female Proposed
Speaker 1 Paul Wilson APNIC Australia Technical Community Male Proposed
Speaker 2 Tommy Matsumoto Advisor APNG Japan Civil Society Male Proposed


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

The participants have been invited based on their experience.