[AfrICANN-discuss] The African Internet Governance Forum (AFIGF) at IGF 2011 Nairobi

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Tue Sep 20 20:55:38 SAST 2011

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Title of Workshop: The African Internet Governance Forum (AFIGF)
Venue: UN Conference Centre, Nairobi, Conference room 10
Date: 30th September 2011
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Duration: 90 minutes

Main objectives:

   - To increase awareness and build capacity on Internet Governance
   - To ensure that the concerns of Africa are taken into account in the IGF
   - To put in place a coordinated African process for dealing with Internet
   governance issues on the continent
   - To strengthen the multi-stakeholder dialogue model for Internet
   governance in Africa through sub-regional and national forums.
   - To ensure a multi-stakeholder representation of all parts of the
   African continent.
   - To ensure that all the countries are part of the sub-regional processes
   and launch/strengthen their national processes.

Speakers (5 minutes each):

   - Makane Faye - UNECA
   - Moctar Yedaly – AU
   - Alice Munyua - EAIGF
   - Nnenna Nwakanma – WAIGF
   - Baudin Schombe – CAIGF
   - Anriette Esterhuyen – SAIGF
   - A representative of North Africa

Speakers (3 minutes each):

   - Representatives of African ICT Ministries
   - Representatives of regional and international organizations, fully
   involved in IG process on the continent (NEPAD, RECs, AfriNic, ISOC, UNESCO,

Expected outcome:

   - Launch of AFIGF.
   - Approval of a Bureau composed of the five sub-regional IGFs.
   - Establishment of a Support Team composed of key stakeholder
   institutions involved in IG on the continent.
   - Draft TORs for AFIGF
   - Approval of the date and venue of the first AFIGF.
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