16 January 2015
Internet Society, Nepal Chapter and Internet Exchange Nepal had jointly host the three-day workshop on IPv6 Design and Development from 25th December 2014 to 27th December 2014 in Kathmandu. The workshop was attended over 35 participants, mostly representing ISPs, Banking and Financial Institutions, Government, Software/Application Development house and Network Industry in Nepal. It was said that the IPv6 workshop was best attended workshop.
The workshop was began with brief opening remarks from Mr. Babu Ram Aryal, president, Internet Society Nepal Chapter followed by Mr. Indiver Badal, CEO, Internet Exchange Nepal. Instructors Mr Ram Krishna Pariyar, Indiver Badal and Uttam Shrestha Rana conducted the workshop. The workshop was successfully concluded on 27th December 2014 after distributing certificate of participation to all the participants.
In the sideline, the panel discussion on 26th December 2014 featured prospects and challenges for IPv6 Design and Deployment in Nepal. Director General of Department of Information and Technology, Mr. Birendra Kumar Mishra inaugurated the Panel discussion. Mr. Mishra express pleasure and congratulated Internet Society Nepal Chapter on organizing such an important public dialogue on IPV6 and expressed cooperation from Nepal Government to design and deploy IPv6 in Nepal. Also, The panel was chaired by Mr. Babu Ram Aryal, President of Internet Society Nepal Chapter and moderated by Mr. Hempal Shrestha, Member of Internet Society and the panelists were Mr. Ananda Raj Khanal, Director, Nepal Telecom Authority, Mr. Babu Ram Dawadi, Faculty Member, Institute of Engineering, Mr. Binay Bohara, ISPAN, President, Mr. Bimlesh Jha, Engineer of Nepal Telecom, Mr. Indiver Badal, CEO, Internet Exchange Nepal. The panel discussed the importance of the deployment and position of Nepal. The Panel and the audience expressed the concern of Developing Countries perspectives and urged developed countries to extend their cooperation. The panelists were all authorities on the topic with valuable experiences to share, and they represented a wide array of professional backgrounds.
Overall, the event was a success. Mr. Bikram Shrestha, Vice President of Internet Society Nepal Chapter, on behalf of Internet Society Nepal Chapter, extended great appreciation toward all panelists, moderator and instructors for their contributions. He also thanked Internet Society, specially Mr. Naveed-ul-Haq, Chapter Manager for Asia Pacific, and Internet Exchange Nepal for their support and APNIC for providing the lab for the workshop. Mr. Bhushan Ratna Bajracharya, executive member of Internet Society Nepal Chapter coordinated the public dialogue event and Mr. Shubhas Pandey, member of Internet Society Nepal Chapter,coordinated the management of the training.