Hiro Hotta (.jp), participated in APEC TEL54 WG meeting in Kyoto as a representative of APTLD. He presented the activities of APTLD, focusing on the outreach and capacity building efforts.
The highlights of his presentation:
One of the most characteristic features of the Internet is the global connection in multiple layers, i.e., technical infrastructure, application, and even human activities on the Internet. For AP region, big obstacles in achieving the global connection are diversity of language, culture, and business customs.
To cope with the above situation, APTLD takes various actions, such as
● Building good practices,
● Capacity building,
● Making the community have a voice to the global arena,
● Interaction and information exchange with the other 3 regional organizations, and
● Fellowship programs to support smaller sized ccTLD’s participation in regional and global events.
APEC TEL WG Chair and the audience responded to his speech by emphasizing that “capacity building is very important for APEC TEL WG as well and welcoming APTLD, as well as other regional organizations, such as APNIC, ISOC, efforts in this regard to promote the standing of the AP region”.