AfriSIG 2018: My experience and takeaways

The sixth African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG), organised by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the African Union Commission (AUC), was attended by 35 fellows and 26 faculty members from different countries who came together for five days to brainstorm, teach, learn, network, dialogue and exchange ideas about issues related to internet governance on a global, regional and local level.

When I got the mail from the AfriSIG organisers confirming that my application was successful, I was super excited. I started packing my bag a week prior to the school. Coming from an information technology background, it was quite easy familiarising myself with the preparatory materials sent by Anriette Esterhuysen, Senior Advisor on Internet Governance, Advocacy and Strategy at APC.

I arrived at Z Ocean Hotel in Zanzibar, Tanzania, the venue of AfriSIG 2018, and was greeted by the welcoming warmth of the island and a cool breeze from the Indian Ocean. Having a day to rest gave me an opportunity to explore the beautiful structures of the Z Ocean Hotel and the surrounding environment, which was full of different types and shades of flowers.

Continue reading on the AfriSIG website. 

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