African internet governance in the spotlight this week

INTERNET

-
Image: Cairo Smart Village. By BiztechAfrica
Cairo Smart Village

Governance of the internet in Africa will come under discussion when Egypt hosts the African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF) at the Smart Village in Cairo this week.

The forum, to be held on 3 – 4 October, is a platform to conduct multilingual discussions about significant issues between African stakeholders related to the internet in Africa in general and internet governance issues in particular, says Egypt’s Ministry of ICT. 

The event is co-organised by AUC, ECA and the Government of Egypt through the Ministry of ICT. AfIGF 2012 is expected to bring together over 500 participants from all over the continent to discuss Africa's participation in the IG agenda and shape the way for Africa's participation in the Baku IGF. The meeting will share best practices from countries and from sub-regional IGFs.

Among the specific objectives of the forum are to increase awareness and build capacity on internet governance for African users to ensure that all stakeholders are well prepared for contribution and interaction; to put in place a coordinated African process for dealing with internet governance issues; to facilitate national and regional exchanges and interactions between countries and sub-regions in continent; and to promote use of African languages in cyberspace.



barry - Oct. 1, 2012, 1:25 p.m.

who is attending from kenya

Share the News

Get Daily Newsletter

comments powered by Disqus

MORE INTERNET NEWS

Average connectivity speeds increase steadily

Global average connection speeds are improving, with the top ten global countries passing average speeds of 10Mbps and the top country, South Korea, topping an average of 21.9Mbps, says a new report by Akamai. Read More

ICANN DNSSEC roadshow in Zambia

ZICTA, in conjunction with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), will host the ICANN African DNSSEC Roadshow which will run from 28th to 30th April. Read More

Africa will fast forward connectivity growth

There’s a new wave of growth on the horizon for African Internet companies and it’s being driven by remote peering, says NAPAfrica. Read More

Virtualisation ‘frees up innovation budget’

Virtualisation allows for the ICT budget to shift its focus from maintenance to innovation – a benefit that is resonating with CIOs across the continent, says Ravi Bhat, VMWare’s new Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa. Read More

Safaricom revamps site for the visually impaired

Safaricom has launched a revamped corporate website that will be fully accessible to Visually Impaired Persons. Read More

SEACOM partners with Akamai Technologies

SEACOM has announced a new partnership with cloud service provider Akamai Technologies, and is deploying Akamai content clusters and caching nodes on its Pan-African IP network footprint. Read More

Online nutrition calculator aims to boost kids’ health

Nestlé Kenya, through its MILO brand, has unveiled a web based nutrition calculator to help foster healthy nutrition among kids. Read More

Mozambique joins Alliance for Affordable Internet

Mozambique has become the first SADC country to join A4AI, and the third developing country to sign an MOU with the Alliance, joining Nigeria and Ghana.  Read More

Intelsat managed broadband service for Vodacom

Intelsat is to provide a managed broadband service to Vodacom in sub-Saharan Africa. Read More

ICANN, ZACR sign landmark dotAfrica agreement

The May 2014 commercial launch of dotAfrica is now a fait accompli with the signing of the final outstanding paperwork today. Read More

PRESS OFFICES

Sage ERP AfricaSage Pastel AccountingTrust PayVMWareSamsung ElectronicsMitsumi DistributionPhoenix DistributionSage HR AfricaMTN Business

FEATURED STORY

Kenyan shift to Green Economy would generate USD 45bn by 2030 Kenyan shift to Green Economy would generate USD 45bn by 2030

Kenya’s transition to a green economy could produce major economic benefits  equivalent to an estimated USD 45 billion by 2030, a new  study shows.

IN DEPTH

E-waste threatens Ghana’s beachesE-waste threatens Ghana’s beaches

Many beaches in Ghana, already stressed by pollution and poor maintenance, are now facing a new threat: e-waste.

COMPANY NEWS

VMware Reports First Quarter 2014 Results

VMWare has announced Year-over-Year revenue growth of 14% to $1.36 Billion in its Q114 results.