2018 APrIGF Election

Candidate Profile

Vice-Chair Position (2018-2020)

Mr. Babu Ram ARYAL

Title: Founding Vice Chair, MSG of Nepal IGF
Geographical Location: Nepal
Stakeholder Group: Civil Society

Babu Ram Aryal played significant role on establishing a very inclusive and multi stakeholder national IGF [Nepal IGF] and is the Founding Vice Chair of the MSG of Nepal IGF.

Mr. Aryal has a range of experience in relevant research and practice in ICT Laws, Media Laws and International Business. Some of major researches he involved are: Policy Survey for WorldWideWeb Foundation for the task of Affordability Index 2014 and 2016, Information Security Gap Analysis for Agricultural Development Bank, 2016;Trends of Cyber crime in Nepal and Its Mitigation Measures, 2015,"Drafting Unified Information Technology Bill-2013" (2013), Reviewing Information Technology Laws in Nepal" (2013), "Use of Criminal Laws to Curb Freedom of Expression Online in Nepal" (2012), Mapping Position of Internet and Freedom of Expression in Nepal with reference to UN Special Rapporteur's Report to UN General Assembly" (2012). 

Mr. Aryal is one early contributor to the Secretariat of Asia Pacific School on Internet Governance (APSIG) and played vital role on shaping Nepal School on Internet Governance (npSIG). Mr. Aryal, a cyber law and Cybersecurity expert, based in Kathmandu is also the co-founder of ISOC Nepal and the President of the chapter for two terms [2011-2016) and an expert member of National ICT Council of Nepal, an apex ICT policy body of the Government of Nepal chaired by right Honourable Prime Minister of Nepal.

Mr. Aryal has got LLM from Pune University, India. He is a Media Policy Fellow of Annenberg-Oxford Summer Institute and Cybersecurity Policy Fellow of US Telecommunication Training Institute, USA.


Other Nominees:

Mr. Babu Ram ARYAL | Mr. Waqas HASSAN