[AfrICANN-discuss] The Sixth Africa DNS Forum to take place in Cotonou, Benin

Abdoul-Fatah Amevi Sossou soyames at gmail.com
Tue Jul 3 08:59:45 UTC 2018

It's already started.

On Mon, Jul 2, 2018, 10:59 Tomslin Samme-Nlar <mesumbeslin at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks for the information Barrack.
> Cheers,
> Tomslin
> On Mon., 2 Jul. 2018, 07:25 Barrack Otieno, <otieno.barrack at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Listers,
>> On 3-5 July, the sixth Africa DNS Forum <https://dnsforum.africa/> will
>> take place under the theme “Building a Sustainable Domain Name Industry
>> in Africa” in Cotonou, Benin. The Forum is co-organized by the Internet
>> Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the Africa Top Level
>> Domains Organization (AfTLD <http://aftld.org/#&panel1-1>), and
>> AfRegistrar <http://afregistrar.org/>. It will be hosted by the
>> Regulatory Authority of Communications Electronics in Benin (ARCEP
>> <https://www.arcep.fr/>). This year's forum follows on the success of
>> the preceding forums, held in Durban, South Africa (2013), Abuja, Nigeria
>> (2014), Nairobi, Kenya (2015), Marrakech, Morocco (2016), and Dar es
>> Salaam, Tanzania (2017).
>> Over the past six years, the Africa DNS Forum has become an important
>> annual event, bringing together regional players and world experts in the
>> DNS field to share experiences, best practices, and provide updates on
>> developments in the domain industry. This year's three-day event builds on
>> the takeaways from the previous one, and addresses key issues that directly
>> concern the regional industry. Among this year's topics are data protection
>> and privacy, registry and registrar platform development, Internationalized
>> Domain Names and Universal Acceptance initiatives in Africa, and investment
>> opportunities in the Africa DNS industry.
>> Moreover, on 6 July, the African Internet community will celebrate 20
>> years of Internet Governance in Africa <http://internethistory.africa/>.
>> Representatives of ICANN leadership as well as the Internet pioneers of
>> Africa will come together for the celebrations in Benin, twenty years after
>> the first African Internet Governance Forum was held in Benin in 1998. The
>> anniversary will be marked by a day-long event themed “An Efficient
>> Governance of Internet in the Service of Africa Development.”
>> Representatives of ICANN, Internet Society (ISOC), local governmental
>> authorities, United Nations Development Programme, Internet pioneers of
>> Africa, and more will be partaking in the event. For more information on
>> the event, visit www.internethistory.africa.
>> The first week of July will allow the regional Internet stakeholders to
>> celebrate and reflect back upon the journey of the Internet in Africa, and
>> discuss ways to improve the Internet penetration rates, online business
>> opportunities, and participation in the global Internet Governance across
>> the continent.
>> We look forward to both events that will give us the opportunity to once
>> again convene with our African stakeholders.
>> For registration and more information on the Africa DNS Forum, visit
>> www.dnsforum.africa.
>> Kindly note that you can participate remotely.
>> Best Regards
>> --
>> Barrack O. Otieno
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>> +254733206359
>> Skype: barrack.otieno
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