WEBCAST 28-29 AUG – Pacific Internet Governance Forum

ISOC LIVEOn 28 – 29 August 2023 the Pacific Internet Governance Forum will be held in Brisbane alongside APrIGF. The theme is “Is the Pacific ready to tackle the challenges of an evolving Internet – exploring AI and emerging technologies, cybersecurity, privacy, digital trust and Internet regulations.”

PROGRAM https://www.aprigf.au/programs# (UTC+10)

01 Overview of the Pacific IGF (Not recorded)
What to expect from 28 – 29 August Pacific
Andrew Molivurae, Pacific IGF Chair
Key Recommendations from 2021 Pacific IGF
Sarai Tevita, PICISOC Board Chair
A brief introduction on APrIGF, NetThing, Australia IGF
Rajnesh Singh, Internet Society

02 Opening Ceremony – Opening Remarks (Not recorded)
Rosemary Sinclair, Chief Executive Officer – AUDA
Hon. Minister of Toelupe Poumulinuku Onesemo, Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Samoa
Tenanoia Simona – Tuvalu Ministry of Telecommunication
Moderator/Facilitator: Anju Mangal

03 Emerging Technologies in the Pacific – AI, ChatGPT, OpenAI, Cryptocurrency, e-commerce
Winifred Kula, VP and co-founder of PNG Digital Cluster/Incubation hub
Sam Saili, Skyeye – Samoa
Craig Kirkland, MasterCard
Moderator/Facilitator: Savenaca Siwatibau

04 Meaningful Connectivity
Jonathan Brewer (NZ) – setting the scene – what does the data tell us?
Tenanoia Simona – Tuvalu Ministry of Telecommunication
Renga, Ministry of Communications, Kiribati
Semisi Panuve, Chief Executive Officer, Tonga Cable
Rober Abbio – Vanuatu Universal Access Policy, Challenges and opportunities – TRBR
Moderator/Facilitator: Selu Kauvaka

05 Digital Skills and Content
Kevin Soli, Founder of PNG Flying Labs, Papua New Guinea
Elisapeta Mauai, Head of Computing Department, National University of Samoa
Rukshar Khan, Analyst/Programmer
Doreen Leona – Chair SMART Sistas Girls ICT Camp
Moderator/Facilitator:  Sarai Tevita

06 Cybersecurity – legislations, policies, and capacity building
Jemesa Lave, Digital Forensic/Ministry of Defense, Fiji
Suetena Loia, Managing Partner, Websafe Samoa
Sakaio Manoa, Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA)
Moderator/Facilitator: Beau Tydd, Australian Computer Society (ACS)

07 Day 2 Welcome and Prayer
Savenaca Siwatibau, PICISOC

08 Day 2 Opening remarks
Anju Mangal 
Anya Gengal, IGF Secretariat
Whetu Fala, InternetNZ
Tenanoia Veronica Simona, IGF MAG
Save Vocea, ICANN

09 Country Priorities Session 4: Which public-private partnerships can we leverage on
Toni Friedman, The Asia Foundation
Brook Schofield
Rodrigo Balbontin, The Asia Foundation
Moderator: Mele Manitisa, PICISOC

10 Day 2 Opening remarks (continued)
Jordan Carter, AuDA
Rajnesh Singh, ISOC

11 Country Priorities Report Backs
Session 1: Map out Digital Skills training for the Pacific
Rukhshar Khan, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)
Session 2: Existing policies, legislations, frameworks & strategies for countries
Georgina Naguilevu, Tetra Tech
Session 3: Cybersecurity/cyber safety – what training is required for stakeholders?
Terry Sweetser, APNIC
Session 4: Which public-private partnerships can we leverage on
Mele Manitisa, PICISOC
Brook Schofield

12 Country Prorities – Discussion
Rajnesh Singh, ISOC
Dave Phelan, APNIC
Jobenz Manoa, PacIGF fellow from Samoa
Savenaca Siwatibau, PICISOC
Sarai Faleupolu Tevita, PICISOC / Pacific IGF
Calum Handforth, UNDP
Anju Mangal
Moderator: Andrew Molivurae, Pacific IGF Chair

13 Opportunities in the Pacific
Lefaoalii Unutoa Auelua, CEO – MCIT, Samoa
Rodrigo Balbotin, The Asia Foundation
Brent Carey, Netsafe

14 Closing Remarks
Save Vocea, ICANN
Sarai Faleupolu Tevita, PICISOC / Pacific IGF

15 Closing Prayer
Savenaca Siwatibau, PICISOC

16 Group Photo

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