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CAIGF 2017 Agenda


The second annual Central Asia IGF will address these issues through a two-day program of plenary sessions and workshops focused on the following themes and issues:


Day 1

Second Floor - Ayni Hall
8:00 - 9:00Registration of Participants
Moderator Mahmudjon Saraev
9:00 - 09.30Welcoming speeches

  • Welcoming message of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan to the Forum
  • Communications Service under the Government of Tajikistan
  • Mr. Ilhom Abdullaev, Open Society Institute - Assistance Foundation in Tajikistan (OSIAF)
  • Ms. Parvina Ibodova, Public Fund Civil Internet Policy Initiative (CIPI)
09.30 - 10:30International Partners on Internet Governance Introductory Remarks

  • Mr. Michael Yakushev, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
  • Mr. Frédéric Donck, Internet Society (ISOC)
  • Mr. Vint Cerf, Google (video message)
  • Ms. Sheen Handoo, Facebook
  • Mr. Nuritdin Muhitdinov, Regional Commonwealth in the field of Communications (RCC)
10.30 - 11:00Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30Plenary Session: Internet Governance in Central Asia

  • Representative of Tajikistan
  • Representative of Kazakhstan
  • Marat Torobekov, Security Council of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Rafal Rohozinski, CEO “SecDev Group”, Senior fellow for Future Conflict and CyberSecurity at IISS
  • Maarit Palovirta, “Аnalysis of the result of blocking content on the Internet”, research materials from Internet.
  • Andrey Romanov, .ru/.рф National Domain Coordination Centre, “How multi-stakeholder governance is implemented in the region?”
12:30 - 13:30Lunch (Rudaki Restaurant)
Second Floor- Ayni Hall9th floor - Kuhiston Hall
ModeratorTattu MambetalievaAsomiddin Atoev
13:30 - 15:00Unlocking the promise of digital economy: national strategies and regional cooperation

  • Oleg Petrov, The World Bank Group, “Landlocked to Land-Linked: Connecting Central Asia to the Global Digital Economy”
  • Ankhi Das, Director of Public Policy for Facebook in India and South & Central Asia
  • Irina Baikulova, Public Fund CIIP, Kyrgyzstan, “TazaKoom: Digital Transformation Programe 2040”
  • Aleksandr Donoc, Moldova


Cyber Security

  • Suhrob Safarov, Head of CyberSecurity Division of the General Prosecutor of the Republic of Tajikistan
  • Arman Abdrasilov, Centre for Analysis and Investigation of Cyber Attacks (Cybersec.Kz), Kazakhstan
  • Roman Kononov, Director of the Centre of Information Security, Kyrgyzstan, “Experience of Kyrgyzstan in Cybersecurity”
  • Andrii Pazyuk, Ukraine


15:00 - 15:30Coffee break
Second Floor- Ayni Hall9th floor - Kuhiston Hall
15:30 - 17:00Unlocking the promise of digital economy: national strategies and regional cooperation(continuation)

  • Vahan Khovsepyan, External Relations Officer of RIPE NCC, Director of ARMIX Foundation
  • Maksim Burtikov, RIPE NCC “New view to Ipv6 technology”
  • Azam Kholmatov, Digital economy division, Research Institute of Economy and Demography of the Academy of Sciences of Tajikistan
  • Mahinakhon Sulaimonova, Director of “Neksigol Mushovir”, ICT for Agriculture development


Cyber Security (continuation)

  • Vladimir Svanadze, Chairperson of the Board of Internet Development Initiative, Georgia
  • Yuri Kargapalov, UANIC
  • Anatoly Matveev, CERT.BY - TBC
  • Faig Farmanov, Director CERT.KZ, “Cybersecurity in Azerbaijan: Threats and Challenges”


17:30 - 20:00Tour to the Hisor TowerDinner in the “Shomi Qal’a” (Sunset of Tower)


Day 2

Second Floor- Ayni Hall9th floor - Kuhiston Hall
ModeratorDilovar MunavvarovLola Olimova
9:00 - 10:30Regulation and Self-regulation of Internet

  • Ceren Unal, “Protection of privacy online”, Internet Society (ISOC)
  • Akmal Davlatshoev, National approaches to Internet Governance
  • Sarkis Darbiyan, Russia
  • Gulmira Birjanova, Kazakhstan
  • Aleksey Kozluk, Republic of Belarus - TBC
  • Asomiddin Atoev, ICT4D expert,“Experience of Tajikistan on the Internet self-regulation”


The Threats and Realities of cyber extremism in Central Asia

  • Ankhi Das, Director of Public Policy for Facebook in India and South & Central Asia
  • Mikhail Anisimov, .RU/.РФ. National Domain Coordination Centre “The Digital Hygiene and public norms role in countering extremism online”
  • Yulia Denissenko, Director of Public Association for Religious Study Centres, Kazakhstan, “Reality of information countering of extremism online”
  • Vafobek Barombekov, Professor, Head of Sociology department at the Tajik National University


10:30 - 11:00Coffee break
Second Floor- Ayni Hall9th floor - Kuhiston Hall
ModeratorMuhammadi IbodulloevLola Olimova
11:00 - 12:30Workshop on Internet traffic Exchange Point (IXP)

  • Maarit Palovirta, Manager for partnership development in Europe, Internet Society (ISOC),
  • Rustam Kosimov, Director of the Public Fund “Internet”, Tajikistan
  • Khisrav Sodikov, Chairperson of TARENA, Perspectives of IXP for Tajikistan
  • Vahan Khovsepyan, External Relations Officer of RIPE NCC, Director of ARMIX Foundation, Armenia


The Threats and Realities of cyber extremism in Central Asia

  • Mahrambek Anvarzod, Religious Study Centre under the President of Tajikistan - TBC
  • Saidahmad Qalandarov, IWPR Expert on inter-confessional relations
  • Asel Janabaeva, Editor of the Project “Factchecking”, Kazakhstan
  • Sherali Rizoyon, Head of Department at the Strategic Research Centre under the President of Tajikistan, “Threats of cyberextremism in Tajikistan: myths and reality”


12:30 - 13:30Lunch (Rudaki Restaurant)
Second Floor- Ayni Hall
13:30 - 15:00Reports of Moderators andDevelopment of Recommendations
18:00Visiting Varzob Gorge

Plenary sessions will consist of short 5 to 10 presentations by panelists, followed by a moderated discussion. There will be a maximum of three panelists per session in order to ensure enough time for discussion and questions from the audience.

Parallel working sessions will be run as a roundtable, where participants will be invited to make short presentations, and discussion will be encouraged.  Participants will be invited to propose presentations, and will be strictly limited to five minutes.

The 2nd annual CAIGF will also include three additional special meetings:

Special meeting organized by the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate,
and the Swiss-based NGO ICT 4 Peace -   focused on building capacity among startups, governments, and industry partners to prevent terrorist use of the Internet.

Special Industry Forum: Cybersecurity in Eurasia.
This special forum will examine the changing threat and risk environment in cyber security, the role of CERTs, and public-private partnerships in addressing cybersecurity issues in the region. The forum will showcase cybersecurity companies active in the Eurasia region.

Special Industry Forum: IXP environment in CA countries.
The forum will gather telecom, government, civil society, and academia to discuss the challenges and opportunities of IXPs in the CA region. The establishment of an efficient IXP in Tajikistan is a key element of improving the overall Internet ecosystem in the country, to improve local network interconnection.