[AfriNIC-announce] Invitation to Attend AfriNIC-9, Addis Ababa, 22-28 Nov 2008

Lillian O. Sharpley lillian at afrinic.net
Thu Sep 18 13:43:04 SAST 2008

Dear Colleagues,
AfriNIC is pleased to invite you to attend AfriNIC-9, scheduled to take place at the
Sheraton Addis, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 22 – 28 Nov 2008.  AfriNIC-9 is the second of 
two Public Policy meetings held annually that is attended by AfriNIC members, policy 
makers,regulators, global RIR organizations, university representatives, and other 
leaders in the Internet development community.  There are generally 150-200 
participants at the events and are from various parts of Africa and countries outside 
of Africa.  This event is open to the public and is hosted by the Ethiopian 
Telecommunications Corporation (ETC).  
This event will include IPv6 training sessions, presentations from Industry leaders on
issues that affect the overall success of the Internet throughout Africa, best 
practices discussions, Public Policy forums, ICANN consultation session, IPv6 day, 
discussions on Internet Exchange Points, elections, and social events.  The actual 
agenda can be accessed at: http://meeting.afrinic.net/afrinic9/agenda.html
AfriNIC is offering a few fellowships to attend this event.  The fellowship is reserved
to people from small organisations (Universities and journalists also included) 
actively involved in Internet Operation or ICT Policy in their countries and the 
community and who can positively and actively contribute to IP address management 
awareness in the AfriNIC region of service.  Additional information may be obtained at 
the meeting website.
Also please be advised that the “Call for Papers” is still open if you or a member of
your organization would like to present on a related topic.  For additional detail on
this or for registration and more information, please visit 
We are excited about this event and hope to see many of you in Addis Ababa showing your
continuous support and participation in the Internet development issues in our region! 
Also, registration is currently open, and we encourage you to book your hotel rooms
before 15 Oct 2008 to ensure availability at the venue, Sheraton, Addis.  

Please see the attached invitation in PDF format.  


Lillian Sharpley
Communications Area Mgr

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