[AfrICANN-discuss] AfNOG-10 and AfriNIC-10: Meetings 10 - 22 May, 2009

Anne-Rachel Inné annerachel at gmail.com
Fri Oct 10 20:06:11 SAST 2008

AfNOG-10 and AfriNIC-10: Meetings 10 - 22 May, 2009

The African Network Operators' Group (AfNOG) and the African Network
Information Centre (AfriNIC) are pleased to announce that the 10th
AfNOG Meeting and the AfriNIC-10 Meeting would be held in Cairo ,
Egypt , in May 2009.
AfNOG 10 & AfriNIC 10 will be our 10th Anniversary in our journey from
Cape Town to Cairo !

About the Entire Event
AfNOG and AfriNIC are jointly organizing a two-week event that
includes the AfNOG Workshop on Network Technology (offering advanced
training in a week-long hands-on workshop), several full-day Advanced
Tutorials, a one-day AfNOG Meeting, and a two-day AfriNIC Meeting.

In addition, several side meetings and workshops will be hosted in
collaboration with other organizations such as the AAU and ISOC.

Additional information about the event may be found at
http://www.afnog.org/afnog2009/ and http://www.afrinic.net/meeting/.
Unix Boot Camp
  9 - 10 May 2009 (Saturday - Sunday)
AfNOG Workshop
11 - 15 May 2009 (Monday - Friday)
AfriNIC IPv6 Workshop
16 – 17 May 2009 (Saturday - Sunday)
AfREN Meeting
16 – 17 May 2009 (Saturday - Sunday)
AfNOG Tutorials
17 - 18 May 2008 (Sunday - Monday)
AfriNIC LIR Workshop
18  May 2009 (Monday)
AfNOG -10 Meeting
19  May 2009 (Tuesday)
20 - 21 May 2009 (Wednesday - Friday)
Africa INET Day
22 May 2009 (Friday)
Venue for the event will be announced shortly.

Hotel & Conferences
Hotel will be announced shortly

About AfNOG
AfNOG (see <http://www.afnog.org/>) is a forum for cooperation and the
exchange of technical information between operators of
Internet-connected networks in Africa . AfNOG has organized an event
like this one every year since 2000.
About AfriNIC
AfriNIC (see <http://www.afrinic.net/>) is a Regional Internet
Registry (RIR), responsible for Internet Number resources Mangement in
the Africa region. AfriNIC organizes two Public Policy meetings every
year (see < http://www.afrinic.net/meeting/>).
AfNOG Workshop on Network Technology
The AfNOG Workshop on Network Technology aims to offer advanced
training to people who are in the process of developing and enhancing
an Internet-connected network with regional and international
connectivity. The target audience includes senior and mid-level
technical staff of commercial Internet service providers (ISPs),
academic networks, government networks, or NGO networks.
This workshop builds on the experience of previous AfNOG workshops
held annually from 2000 to 2008 in nine different African countries,
and also the Internet Society's INET workshops, held annually from
1993 to 2000 at eight locations around the world. The workshop's
instructors are an international team with many years of experience
operating large networks and teaching about network operations.
The workshop is divided into four parallel tracks:
SA-E - Unix System Administration (in English), focused on using a
Unix-like operating system as a platform for delivery of Internet
SS-E - Scalable Internet Services (in English), focused on the design
and operation of email, web, and other Internet services, in ways that
can scale to handle large numbers of end users.
SI-E - Scalable Network Infrastructure (in English), focused on the
design and operation of networks using routers and switches, in ways
that can scale to handle large numbers of interconnected sites.
SI-F - Infrastructure Reseaux IP (en francais), similar to track E2,
but given in French.
Further information and application forms for the workshop are
available at <http://www.afnog.org/afnog2009/workshop/>
AfREN Meeting
The Africa Research and Education Networking community will be holding
a two-day meeting on 16 - 17 May 2009. The meeting will discuss issues
of interest to the NREN community such as coordination on activites in
the region, advocacy, bandwidth consortia, regional RENs etc.

Additional information about AfREN 2009  will be provided shortly at :
AfNOG Tutorials
AfNOG will offer 1 to 2 full-day(s) tutorials on advanced topics.

Tutorials take place in a classroom-style environment, and may include
a hands-on practical component. Tutorials are non-commercial in
nature, and most are technically oriented. They are intended to offer
advanced training on technology already deployed or soon to be
deployed on networking and related services provisioning for ISP

For additional information and the Tutorial schedule see:
10th AfNOG Meeting
The 9th AfNOG meeting will be held in Cairo , Egypt , on 19 May 2009.
AfNOG conferences provide a forum for the coordination and
dissemination of technical information related to backbone/enterprise
networking technologies and operational practices. The meetings are
informal, with an emphasis on relevance to current and future African
backbone engineering practices. The AfNOG 2008 conference in Rabat ,
Morocco , drew over 179 participants, mainly consisting of network
engineering staff from national service providers, and members of the
research and education community.

For additional information and the Conference schedule see:
AfriNIC-10 Meeting
The AfriNIC-10 meeting will be held in Cairo , Egypt , from 20  21 May
2009. AfriNIC Meetings are open to everyone and provide an excellent
opportunity to take part in Internet policy discussions. These
policies, which describe how Internet Number Resources should be
managed and distributed, are developed by the community. The meeting
will include tutorials, presentations, update on the various working
groups and the AfriNIC Public Policy Meeting. The two day meeting will
be preceeded by a two-day IPv6 training. The meeting will focus on the
IPv6 protocol and its deployment, especially in Africa and the issue
of the exhaustion of the IPv4 pool of address space. There will be an
opportunity to discuss the challenges which our region will be facing
with the exhaustion.

Further information is available at <http://www.afrinic.net/meeting/>.
ISOC - INET Africa Conference
The Internet Society will be organizing an INET Africa Conference on
22 May 2009 in conjunction with the AfriNIC 10 and AfNOG 10 meetings
in Cairo , Egypt . It will discuss about the situation of the Internet
Interconnection in Africa , the challenges as well as the solutions,
including Internet Exchange Points.
The meeting agenda is available at
Visa Requirements
Citizens of certain countries require visa to enter Egypt .  Please
check from the Egypt Embassy in your country.
Information on Visa to Egypt :
(source http://www.mfa.gov.eg/MFA_Portal/en-GB/Services/Rules+and+Regulations/)

Egyptian Visa Regulations
Non-Egyptian visitors arriving in Egypt are required to be in
possession of a valid passport. Entry visas may be obtained from
Egyptian Diplomatic and Consular Missions Abroad or from the Entry
Visa Department at the Travel Documents, Immigration and Nationality
Administration (TDINA). It is, however, possible for most tourists and
visitors to obtain an entry visa at any of the Major Ports of Entry.
Please check with the nearest Egyptian Consulate for specific details
and regulations relevant to your nationality.

There are three types of Egyptian visa:

Tourist Visa: is usually valid for a period not exceeding three months
and granted on either single or multiple entry basis.
Entry Visa: is required for any foreigner arriving in Egypt for
purposes other than tourism, e.g. work, study, etc. The possession of
a valid Entry Visa is needed to complete the residence procedure in
Egypt .
Transit Visa.

Major Ports of Entry to Egypt Airports:

Cairo International (2 terminals)
Alexandria Nozha
Luxor, Upper Egypt
Aswan, Upper Egypt
Hurghaga, Red Sea
Sharm El-Sheikh, South Sinai

Information to be provided shortly.

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