With 2017 fast approaching, it’s time for a quick look back on all the happenings from the past year and a hopeful look ahead at the great things in store for me Aji and the DotAsia team.
2016 started with me, Aji, being appointed a Tx2 ambassador. I was RRAO~ring to go spread the word. Tx2 is a vision by tiger range countries (China, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Nepal, Laos, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Russia) to #doubletigers in the wild by 2022, the next year of the tiger!
Good news kept rolling in April for Tx2 – for the first time wild tiger numbers have risen from 3,200 to just under 3,900 thanks to the transboundary collaborative efforts of the 13 tiger range countries. At the 3rd Asia Ministerial Conference on Tiger Conservation, the New Delhi Resolution on Tiger Conservation was adopted by the tiger range countries. RRAO~ to the progress made and the pledge to do more for the Tx2 goal!
On the community front, we had school visits with over 10,000 kids and visits to Shirase. Check out the kids showing their best tiger style moves! Plus I get to drop tiger facts on their inquiring minds as well! Like did you know that lovely smell of hot buttered popcorn at the movies smells exactly the same as a tiger marking its territory?! RRAO~! The more you know!
Aji sightings at ICANN Marrakech, Helsinki and Hyderabad, APrIGF Taipei and IGF Guadalajara, Domainfest.asia and APRICOT! This was a busy year for Internet governance – the whole community celebrated a few milestones of the IANA Transition. In March when the proposal was sent to the NTIA and in October when the contract with the US government lapsed and the stewardship of the IANA functions transitioned to the global multistakeholder community. That deserves a HUGE RRRAO~ of approval!
Another big milestone was the renewal of the WSIS mandate for another 10 years at the end of 2015 and earlier this month the first of the next 10 Internet Governance Forums was held in Guadalajara, Mexico. 2016 also marked the first year the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda was put into action, with the world working towards the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
If you have been following my Instagram (if you aren’t, you really should!!) you would have seen my really big appetite. I have been taking bites and sips of all kinds of food and drinks from all my travels. Zipping around with the DotAsia team has turned me into an omnivore!
RRAO~ing forward, 2017 will have even more exciting events and news from me, Aji and the DotAsia team. Stay tuned and follow my adventures around the world!
SUNDAY FUNDAY! On board the amazing ICEBREAKER ship SHIRASE last month thanks to my friends at Weathernews, RRAO~! I met the amazing Captain Jiro and his crew and got to meet lots of little friends too who were very interested in tigers and conservation. We raised...read more
It’s Aji here, telling you all about my second ICANN meeting – RRRAO~!! Morocco is such an amazing country, all the SIGHTS and SMELLS and SOUNDS are super cool. Marrakech is known as the Red City because of its famed red walls that surround the Medina.read more
RRAO! It’s me Ajitora! The one and only cyber tiger that was born on the INTERNET! Yup, I’m a panther cybernetica (a proper Latin name is a must!). I bet you didn’t know how the internet birthed a tiger like me? And did I swim around in little bits and bytes of data before popping out into the world?read more
A big part of being at the IGF Joao Pessoa is meeting all the people who care passionately about the internet: how it's being shaped, the policies behind it, the constantly developing technology, and the human-aspect of it all. One person who we can truly say was at...read more
#CyberMonday in the US is all about getting online deals, but in the spirit of the UN #SDG ‘Responsible Consumption and Production’ let’s reclaim the day to celebrate #cyberspace.read more
Pop quiz!! What’s October 31st’s significance? Yes, it’s Hallowe’en – but in 2015, it was the day I first stepped out onto the streets of Hong Kong! I was so honored to have little tiger cubs from around the city join me while we danced and performed for delighted passers-by!read more
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