Internet governance

FIFAfrica 2017: Send your suggestions of session topics!
FIFAfrica 2017: Send your suggestions of session topics! 23 June 2017

The Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) and APC are proud to host the upcoming Forum on Internet Freedom in Africa 2017 (FIFAfrica). Take part in shaping the discussions at the upcoming FIFAfrica and send your suggestions of session topics!

HRC34: Why is it important for internet rights?
HRC34: Why is it important for internet rights? 21 April 2017

The Human Rights Council 34th session wrapped up at the end of last month. As we noted in our pre-session briefing, a number of internet-related human rights issues were on the agenda, ranging from a new resolution on the right to privacy in the digital age, to the renewal of mandates of Special Rapporteurs who play a key role in protecting human rights online. Here are some highlights of outcomes relating to internet rights at the session.

African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG)
African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) 22 March 2017

AfriSIG, an initiative co-organised by APC and NEPAD, is a multistakeholder training initiative that aims to give Africans from diverse sectors and stakeholder groups the opportunity to gain knowledge and confidence to participate effectively in internet governance processes and debates. 

An eye-opening experience in Guadalajara
An eye-opening experience in Guadalajara 24 February 2017

My name is Masibulele Siya, but I’m also known as Jay where I live in rural Eastern Cape in South Africa. I was born in the mid-1980’s and raised in these rural areas, but I left my homeland for about seven years for educational purposes.    

IGF 2016: What is the internet’s role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals?
IGF 2016: What is the internet’s role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals? 06 February 2017

Serge Daho of PROTEGE QV in Cameroon attended the IGF for the first time in 2016 thanks to the APC Member Exchange and Travel Fund.The 11th annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) took place in Guadalajara, Mexico on 5-9 December 2016.      

IGF 2016: For a free, neutral, safe, open, resilient and decentralised space – Guadalajara reflections
IGF 2016: For a free, neutral, safe, open, resilient and decentralised space – Guadalajara reflections 02 February 2017

YZ Ya’u, right, with Dr Tunde Akanni of Lagos State University, Nigeria and Nanjira Sambuli (from Kenya) of the World Wide Web Foundation.Coming from Africa, and especially Nigeria, where access to the internet is characterised by different layers of exclusions and where development challenges are also layered with variou

IGF 2016: How applicable is the multistakeholder approach to internet governance in Africa?
IGF 2016: How applicable is the multistakeholder approach to internet governance in Africa? 02 February 2017

What is the value for Africans in international internet governance processes if the approach towards internet governance on the continent has not fully embraced the multistakeholder model?

IGF 2016: A tale of victories – and new challenges
IGF 2016: A tale of victories – and new challenges 31 January 2017

Thanks to travel support from APC’s Member Exchange and Travel Fund (METF), I was able to attend the IGF and its related events from 4 to 9 December in Guadalajara, Mexico.

APC input to the IGF stocktaking consultation - January 2017
APC input to the IGF stocktaking consultation - January 2017 27 January 2017

In January 2017, the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Secretariat organised a public consultation, inviting IGF stakeholders to submit inputs to take stock of the 2016 programming, preparatory process, community intersessional activities and the 11th annual IGF.

Submission to the CSTD Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation from the Association for Progressive Communications
Submission to the CSTD Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation from the Association for Progressive Communications 23 January 2017

With regard to enhanced cooperation on policy issues pertaining to the internet, APC stresses that enhanced cooperation should aim to improve and democratise the governance of the internet at all levels, not only to establish more equitable influence for and among sovereign states.