[AfrICANN-discuss] Gambia to host the AFTLD Initial Registry Operators Course

Barrack Otieno otieno.barrack at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 20:35:13 UTC 2019

Dear Listers,

Gambia, 30th January 2019

Africa Top Level Domains Organization (AFTLD) and the Senegal Network
Information Centre (NIC.SN) will be facilitating an Initial Registry
Operators Course in the Gambia as from 4th to 8th February 2019 at the
Paradise Suites Hotel.
The workshop has been organized by the Internet Society Gambia Chapter
and the Information Technology Association of the Gambia on behalf of
the .GM delegation committee with the support of the Ministry of
Information and Communications, The Public Utilities and Regulatory
Authority, University of the Gambia and Private Sector stakeholders.
The objective of the workshop is to equip the Gambian multistakeholder
community with the skills needed to manage and sustain the .GM
registry once the delegation process that is currently underway is
completed. The Initial Registry Operators Course is an entry level
course for organizations and people interested and involved in
management of ccTLD registries. They include but are not limited
officials from public sector institutions such as regulators, research
and education networks, internet service providers, the media and
civil society.
More than 30 participants from the Gambia and other African Countries
are expected to participate in the workshop.


AfTLD is recognized as the representative of country code Top Level
Domain (ccTLD) managers from Africa. It is an active participant in
the ICANN ccNSO, and also actively participates in various Internet
governance fora with the African continent and beyond, including the
IGF, where it has run a number of workshops. With collaboration in
Internet governance and development a cornerstone of the bottom up
policy development processes that make the Internet truly a
multi-stakeholder phenomenon, AfTLD works in collaboration and
partnership with other Regional Top Level Domain Organizations
(RTLDOs), these being APTLD, CENTR and LACTLD.

About IT Association of the Gambia

The Information Technology of the Gambia (ITAG) was incorporated in
the Gambia on the 3rd of August 2004. The organization’s membership
cuts across a wide spectrum of professionals covering all aspects of
ICT.  Since Inception the organization has not only been committed to
promoting the ICT industry in the Gambia but has continuously been
proactive in the developments of ICT in the country.  The Ministry of
Information Communication and Infrastructure, the Gambia has
recognized ITAG as the sole ICT professional organization in the
Gambia. ITAG’s work focuses primarily on advocacy, capacity building,
through its various seminars, workshops and conferences covering
various thematic themes and its collaborations with the Ministry of
Information Communication and Infrastructure and other partners
towards having a vibrant and productive ICT sector based on its
vision, mission and core values.

About the Internet Society Gambia Chapter

The Internet Society Gambia Chapter (ISOC Gambia) is a civil society
organisation that is providing leadership in Internet related
standards, education and policy. It is dedicated to ensuring the open
development, evolution and use of the Internet for the benefit of
people throughout The Gambia. The Internet Society supports and
promotes the development of the Internet as a national and global
technical infrastructure, a resource to enrich people's lives, and a
force for good in society. Chapter work aligns with its goals for the
Internet to be open, nationally and globally-connected, secure, and
trustworthy. The chapter works closely with Ministry of Information
and communication Infrastructure MOICI, Public Utilities and
Regulatory Authority - PURA, Academic, Media fraternity, Information
Technology Association of the Gambia ITAG among other interest groups
and individual users of the Internet of The Gambia.

Contacts:secretariat at aftld.org
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