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Friday, November 13 • 12:00 - 13:00
Open Forum - Internet Number Community

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This will not be an Open Forum about the RIRs as organizations. This will be an Open Forum which will talk about the Numbering Community: how the number community has developed policies for the management and distribution of IP resources; how it has lead the deployment of technologies that use such resources, i.e. IPv6; and it will also introduce some of their efforts in producing a proposal for the transition of the stewardship of the IANA numbers function. If time permits, it will also talk about community participation in capacity building efforts that RIRs have.


The Numbering Community has been actively working in bottom-up processes even before ICANN and WSIS existed. It has worked well to coordinate IP addressing resources, at the regional and at the global levels. This has been a key element for the Internet to work well over many years. This Open Forum will talk about this story of community involvement in the Internet Numbers space.


To explain the Numbers Community to a wider audience. To welcome new participants to this community. To encourage participation in Policy Development Processes.
More info here: http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/openforums-2015/details/34/501/open-forums-apnic-the-regional-internet-registry-for-asia-pacific —


This is a 60 minutes session. This session will have Axel Pawlik, current NRO Chair, as moderator.

Aaron Hughes, CEO of 6connect, from North America, will talk about community-led policy development processes, at the regional and global levels.

Then Nicolás Antoniello, Advisor to a Ministry in Uruguay, from Latin America, will talk about the policy forum of Lacnic and examples of policies in this region.

Saskia Kleine-Tebbe, from the Federal Ministry of the Interior in Germany, will talk about how governments are also part of the Numbers Community and examples of their participation in the RIPE-NCC policy process.

Mike Blanche, from Google, will talk about the multistakeholder nature of the RIPE community and organisation.

Lito Ibarra, Member of the Board of ICANN and Lacnic, from El Salvador, will talk about the role of the Internet Number Community in Internet Governance processes, such as the IANA transition.

Then Izumi Okutani, from JPNIC in Japan, will talk about the work to develop the Numbers Proposal for the IANA stewardship transition.

Finally Janvier Ngnoulaye, Lecturer in  theICT- University of Yaounde from Cameroon and former Afrinic Board Member will speak about community involvement in Internet development and how IP addresses are progressing in Africa.

There will be time for active participation from the audience.

Session Organizers
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Pablo Hinojosa

Strategic Engagement Director, APNIC

Friday November 13, 2015 12:00 - 13:00 GMT-03
Workshop Room 6

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