[AfrICANN-discuss] Successful AfriNIC-10 Public Policy Meeting in
Cairo, Egypt, May 2009
annerachel at gmail.com
Fri Jun 5 14:52:18 SAST 2009
For Immediate Release
05 June 2009
A Successful AfriNIC-10 Public Policy Meeting in Cairo, Egypt, May 2009
AfriNIC-10 Public Policy Meeting which was held jointly with AfNOG’s 10th
Anniversary meeting, from 10 - 21 May 2009 at the InterContinental Cairo,
Hotel, Egypt and attended by some 150 delegates, proved to be a great
success! It was
hosted by the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) of
Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of Egypt (MCIT), and
by Internet Society (ISOC), Cisco Systems Inc. (CISCO) and Google.
The event was opened by a Keynote Address from Mr. Mahmoud El Gowini,
Honourable Dr. Tarek Kamel, Minister of Communications and Information
was comprised of training workshops; presentations on the latest Internet
trends referenced by interesting case studies; overviews and updates from
the other Regional Internet Registries (RIRs); Policy Discussions; AfriNIC
Elections; and, closed with a social dinner at the Smart Village which was
by the MCIT where the delegates were privileged by the presence and speech
Honourable Dr. Tarek Kamel.
One major outcome of the meeting was the approval of the Global Policy
the Allocation of IPv4 Blocks to Regional Internet Registries (RIRs). In
line with the
AfriNIC Policy Development Process (PDP), the policy proposal is now in the
last call for comments period. However, the IPv4 Soft Landing and the IPv6
to Non-Profit Networks policies did not reach consensus during the meeting
therefore sent back to the RPD mailing list for further discussion. More
on the policy proposals can be found at:
v4gb200903.htm and to learn more about the AfriNIC PDP, please visit
Delegates also had the opportunity to participate in IPv6/LIR workshops and
presentations from Industry leaders on subjects including the Legal Aspects
Egypt IPv6 Task Force; Economics and Technical aspects of Internet Exchange
(IXPs); updates from ICANN and IANA, discussions on the importance of
the policy development process; and, updates on the Internet Governance
2009, which we are proud to say will be held in the African Region in Sharm
Egypt, 15-18 Nov 2009.
AfriNIC Board Elections also took place on 21 May 2009 and the candidates
AfriNIC Board are: Southern African Region: Mark J. Elkins (of South Africa):
Silvio Almada (of Angola): Alternate; (2) Eastern African Region: John
Kenya): Primary, Lillian Wambui Karanja (of Kenya): Alternate. The term of
elected Board members start on 01 July 2009 and for a three-year period.
AfriNIC Public Policy meetings are open to anyone and are particularly
members, ISPs, the Internet community, academia, governments and regulators.
Participation in these meetings will give you tremendous opportunities to
business, increase your knowledge on Internet related issues, make valuable
for building business relationships, and to have your say in policies that
future development of the Internet in your region. We are pleased to
the AfriNIC 11th Public Policy meeting will be held in Dakar, Senegal from 28th
4th Dec. 2009 and would like to extend a warm invitation to the community to
and participate. Please visit our website for additional information.
Press Release also attached in PDF format.
Communications Area Manager
press at afrinic.net
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