[Community-Discuss] [AFRINIC-Announce] Common Statement By AF* on Internet Shutdowns in Africa

Sunday Folayan sfolayan at skannet.com
Fri Jun 9 20:28:14 UTC 2017

On 09/06/2017 18:47, Chevalier du Borg wrote:
> 2017-06-06 17:17 GMT+04:00 Ornella GANKPA <honest1989 at gmail.com 
> <mailto:honest1989 at gmail.com>>:
>     We ended up with this statement because this community is
>     resilient and survived to the abuse of the AFRINIC PDP by the
>     authors of the anti-shutdown policy proposal which unfortunately
>     included a board member who somehow failed to recognise that their
>     fiduciary duties extended to keeping the PDP on scope and
>     protecting its credibility.
>     One would have expected that after the first statement (1), the
>     board would engage other AF* organisations and create the
>     appropriate forum for the community to discuss the Internet
>     shutdown issues and lead this community to concrete outcomes.
> But board did not. But even discussion about this on community list 
> show how immature this community is to discuss issue. we seem more 
> caught up in 'horrible' Andrew and need to fight anyting he propose 
> rather than have intelligent thing about what may be possible to do.

Just for the records: AfriNIC Ltd did organize these at AIS '17:

1. https://www.internetsummitafrica.org/daily-recap/158-ais17-daily-recap-2
The AfGWG-16 Meeting saw several government officials, regulators and 
law enforcement agencies gather on Monday 29 May from 10:00 am to 3.00 
pm. It was a closed session.

Panel on Internet Shutdown
This session was held with the objective to demystify Internet Shutdown 
in Africa and view it with the lens of different stakeholders in the 
region. Panelists representing various stakeholder groups (Technical 
Community, Business Community, Civil Society, and Government) discussed 
the topic.
The panel consisted of:
     1. Moderator and Academia: Prof Nii Quaynor - Ghana
     2. AFRINIC and Technical representative and Business, Mr Sunday 
Folayan - Nigeria
     3. Dr Chérif Diallo, Ministry of ICT - Senegal
     4. Government ARPCE, Luc Missidimbazi - Congo
     5. KICTANET & Civil Society, Grace Githaiga - Kenya
     6. Civil Society, Kathleen Ndongmo - Cameroon
     7. Communication Authority of Kenya, Mr Vincent Ngundi - Kenya

Watch the video of this session at : 

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