[AfrICANN-discuss] 2009 East Africa Internet Governance Forum (EAIGF), Nairobi, Kenya, 7th-9th September 2009

Vincent Ngundi vincent at kenic.or.ke
Mon Jun 22 07:12:29 SAST 2009

2009 East Africa Internet Governance Forum (EAIGF):  Advancing the Internet
Governance Debate in East Africa
³Thinking Globally; Acting Locally²
The Kenya ICT Action Network (KICTANet) <http://www.kictanet.or.ke/> , the
Kenya Network Information Centre (KENIC) <http://www.kenic.or.ke/> in
collaboration with other organisations are pleased to invite you to the
second East African Internet Governance Forum (EA-IGF 2009) to be held at
the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC) in Nairobi, Kenya, from
7th to 9th  September 2009.

The 2009 EA-IGF is a follow up to the inaugural EA-IGF that was held in
November 2008 in Nairobi, which aimed at catalysing the Internet governance
debate in the East African sub region.
With the increased access to broadband infrastructure in the East Africa
region and the continued spread of sophisticated mobile services,
understanding and addressing Internet policy issues has become a priority.
The national and regional EA-IGF¹s will help prepare East African
stakeholders to address the opportunities, strengths and challenges that
arise, as well as ensuring that they have a voice in shaping Internet policy
decisions at the global level.
This year¹s EAIGF therefore seeks to continue to strengthen the national and
regional dialogues on Internet Governance as well as;
* Increase awareness of Internet Governance issues, including but not
limited to local content and cyber;
* continue to develop capacity  and skills of various stakeholders and build
regional consensus on IG issues; and,
* Begin to discuss the development of a regional East African Communication
policy, among others.
The outcomes of the EAIGF will be submitted to the East Africa Regulatory,
Postal and Telecommunications Organization (EARPTO), the African
Parliamentary Knowledge Network (APKN), the East African Community, as well
as, the fourth UN Internet Governance Forum taking place in Sharm El-Sheikh,
Egypt, in November 2009. Further, the 2009 EAIGF will set the stage for the
37th ICANN meeting to be held in Nairobi, Kenya, in March 2010.
For planning purposes, please register for the meeting at
http://www.eaigf.or.ke or send an email to meeting at eaigf.or.ke confirming
your attendance.

Kind Regards,

Vincent Ngundi
Administrative Manager
KENIC - The Kenya Network Information Centre
vincent at kenic.or.ke
[T] +254 20 4450057/8
[C] +254 20 2398036
[M] +254 733 790073
[F] +254 20 4450087

³dot KE for Every Name in Kenya!²

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