[AfriNIC-announce] WAIGF : Registration is now open - Accra, Ghana - 14 to 16 October 2009

Stephanie Moorghen-Bernon stephanie at afrinic.net
Thu Sep 10 14:58:22 SAST 2009

AfriNIC is pleased to invite you to attend the 2nd Annual West Africa IGF
(WAIGF) that is being held 14-16 October 2009, at La Palm Royal Beach Hotel,
Accra, Ghana. The forum will be attended by regulators, academia, civil
society, governments, private sector, the technical community, and other
leaders and stakeholders in the Internet community. This event is open to
the public and will be hosted by the  <http://www.moc.gov.gh/> Ghana
Ministry of Communications. 


This event is a part of a broader Internet Governance initiative that we are
establishing with stakeholders and is referred to as the WAIGF initiative,
which will also be used as aformal preparatory forum to improve West
Africa's contribution to the global Internet Governance Forum. 


The three (3) day forum will include discussions on Internet governance,
Internet Access, Capacity Building and the Internet, Role of Government in
Internet Development, Cyber Crimes & Cyber Security, and a
Government/Regulator's Roundtable discussion. 


Anticipated outcomes of this event are: That relationships are established,
promoted and strengthened; A more global platform will be established to
consolidate key issues and concerns affecting development of the Internet
throughout Africa; Continuity can be achieved from similar local and
regional efforts being made, such as the EAIGF in Nairobi, Kenya, the West
Africa IG Workshop held in March 2009, and the IG Workshop held in Dakar,
Senegal, Oct 2008; and, That other local IGF initiatives will be established
in areas where they do not currently exist or are in the process of being
formed to ultimately result in a global African IGF.


Please visit the meeting site for registration and information at:



You are also invited to participate as a sponsor for this event. Sponsorship
information can be obtained at:



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