[AfrICANN-discuss] Fwd: [AfriSIG-Alumni]: Call for applications for the Sixth African School on Internet Governance now open!

SILLAH Kawsu kawsu.sillah at gmail.com
Thu May 17 12:05:54 UTC 2018

Publisher: APCNews     16 May 2018

Are you a current or potential leader in internet governance forums and
debates in Africa?

Do you want to deepen your understanding of the “multistakeholder” approach
to internet-related policy making?

Whether you are a policy maker, a researcher, a regulator, an engineer, a
journalist, an entrepreneur or a gender equality and human rights defender
– if you care about internet policy in Africa, AfriSIG is for you!

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the African Union
Commission are pleased to announce the call for applications for the
sixth African
School on Internet Governance <http://afrisig.org/> (AfriSIG). The 2018
School will coincide with the African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF)
which will take place later this year in Sudan. Dates are still to be

AfriSIG’s primary goal is to give Africans from multiple sectors and
stakeholder groups the opportunity to gain knowledge that will enable them
to participate confidently and effectively in national, regional and global
internet governance processes and debates.

The School is structured as a five-day intensive learning and
knowledge-sharing event which covers:


   An overview of internet governance concepts, issues and institutions

   Internet architecture, infrastructure, standards and protocols and
   management of internet names and numbers

   Internet governance and social issues: gender, human rights and

   Cybersecurity, multistakeholder approaches and emerging issues in
   internet governance such as algorithms and the internet of things.

The highlight of the school is a practicum in which participants have to
tackle an actual internet-related policy challenge and come up with an
agreed solution or statement.
Who can apply?

Applicants who have relevant work experience and/or involvement in internet
governance or ICT policy and regulation and who are positioned to make
meaningful contributions to strengthening internet governance in Africa,
and African voices in internet governance globally.

The School will accept applications from current or emerging leaders and
professionals from:


   Government ministries and departments, national and regional
   communications regulatory authorities, and public sector information and
   communications services such as public libraries.

   Members of parliament, particularly if they are involved in
   parliamentary portfolio committees that deal with media, communications and
   information technology issues.

   Service providers and other businesses who form part of the internet

   Civil society and non-governmental organisations who interact with or
   operate in the internet-related information and communications sector.

   Human rights institutions dealing with internet issues, such as national
   or regional human rights commissions.

   Community-based information and communications services and the broader
   community informatics sector.

   The judiciary and other members of the legal community working with
   internet and communications law.

   Members of law enforcement agencies who deal with internet issues.

   The internet technical community.

   Academic and research institutions that deal with internet issues.

   Media organisations and outlets that focus on the internet. Individual
   bloggers and journalists who focus on the internet are also encouraged to

Funding opportunities

The AfriSIG organisers have a limited number of scholarships available for
successful applicants. These will cover air travel, shared accommodation
and meal costs for the duration of the School. Successful applicants have
the option of staying in a single room, but they would need to cover the
additional cost themselves. Self-funded and sponsored participants are
encouraged to apply. All participants, even those who are awarded
scholarships, will be expected to pay their own local transport expenses
and visa fees.

To apply please complete the form here
<https://www.apc.org/limesurvey/index.php/341217/lang-en> by *Friday 16
June 2018*. Please note that as part of the application, you will be
required to upload a recent CV, two reference letters and a letter of
financial commitment should you be self-funded For more information, visit
the AfriSIG website <http://www.afrisig.org/> or contact the AfriSIG
organiser, Koliwe Majama at afrisig at apc.org.
AfriSIG footprints/More about AfriSIG

AfriSIG is part of the growing global community of practice for promoting
and strengthening active multistakeholder participation in internet
governance spaces. Similar internet governance schools are held in Europe,
Asia and Latin America. The first AfriSIG took place in 2013 in Durban,
South Africa, followed by Mauritius in 2014, Ethiopia in 2015, South Africa
in 2016 and Egypt in 2017.

Over the years, AfriSIG has built a multidisciplinary cadre of expertise in
internet governance on the continent through the participation of current
and emerging leaders drawn from government, business, academia and civil
society. The diversity of participants emphasises the school’s objective of
enhancing multistakeholder cooperation in national to global internet
policy and development. A tracer study <https://www.apc.org/en/node/34578> that
examines the impact on individual participants over the first four rounds
of the school reflects what a huge positive difference it has made in their
perceptions and careers.

In 2017 the School was awarded with a World Summit on the Information
Society (WSIS) Prize <http://afrisig.org/tag/wsis-prize> for international
and regional cooperation.

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Koliwe Majama <koliwe at apc.org>
Date: Thu, May 17, 2018 at 7:43 AM
Subject: [AfriSIG-Alumni] Announcing call: AfriSIG [6th edition]
To: <afrisig-alumni at lists.apc.org>

Dear Colleagues

I hope I find you well.

Please find below the link for the call for the Sixth African School on
Internet Governance.


Please share in your networks.

Warm regards,

Koliwe Majama
AfriSIG Coordinator
Mobile/Whatsapp : +263773619198
Skype: koliwe.nyoni

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[image: --]SILLAH Kawsu

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