Cooperation SIG

Cooperation SIG Co-Chair Election

An election was held as the first agenda item of the APNIC 45 Cooperation SIG meeting. Co-Chair Bikram Shrestha was elected to serve for a two year term.

The community would like to thank Billy Mooho Cheon for his service to the Cooperation SIG as a Co-Chair.

Cooperation SIG Charter

Chair Dr Govind
Co-Chair Bikram Shrestha
  • The Cooperation SIG is a forum for discussion about broader Internet issues like Public Policy and Internet Governance, which are related to APNIC community interests, but which involve governments, other organizations, and other communities.
  • The Secretariat will report to the SIG about APNIC’s outreach activities and seek advice and guidance on future activities.
  • The SIG will act as a forum to develop and clarify the APNIC community’s position on issues of relevance to the public sector, or on matters for which a community position has been sought.
  • The SIG should focus on information sharing, outreach, capacity building, and other activities that will advance APNIC’s vision for a global, open, stable, and secure Internet.
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About the Chair

Name Dr Govind
Tenure APNIC 39 – APNIC 47

Dr Govind played a key role in establishing Internet Exchange Points in India and the .IN Registry. Recently, he was involved in the establishing of the Indian NIR, IRINN. He is involved in broadband proliferation, Internet technologies, promotion of domain names in local languages and Multi-stakeholder Advocacy in the Internet Governance field.

About the Co-Chair

Name Bikram Shrestha
Tenure APNIC 45 – APNIC 49

Bikram has more than 20 years of experience in the ICT industries. Bikram had established a startup ISP when he was just 19 years and has been dedicating to the community since then. As the professional, he is working as Head of e-Banking of the Sanima Bank Ltd in Nepal with additional responsibility of Information Security Officer (ISO).