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"AfriSIG has been improving every year": Interview with Dr Mawaki Chango

Dr Mawaki Chango is the Founder & Managing Director of DigiLexis Consulting.

Experiencing the African possibilities, through AfriSIG 2016

South Africa

The African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) 2016 is one of the most impactful programs I have attended. I am grateful for the training that will definitely enhance my work around advocacy for open and affordable internet access.

The politics of access

Zimbabwe

The expansion of access to the internet in Africa is a game of political power and control.

I reached this conclusion as we mapped and analysed the main internet governance issues this past week during the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG).

A painting of an African feminist internet

Uganda

Irene KagoyaIrene KagoyaThe internet remains one of the historical developments transforming human behaviour, greatly impacting on the social, economic, cultural and political spheres of life at an incredible speed.

African governments should harness the internet to engage with citizens

Uganda

Prudence NyamishamaPrudence NyamishamaThere is a drive to connect one billion persons worldwide by 2020. As more Africans get online, governments have the responsibility to protect the rights and freedoms of their citizens. Yet what we see currently are increased cases of crackdown on dissenting voices.

Inside the Information Society: A short history of the Internet

London [24 October 2016]

Image © David Souter (unamended re-use by others permitted with full accreditation to David Souter)Image © David Souter (unamended re-use by others permitted with full accreditation to David Souter)*_Each week David Souter comments on an important issue for APC members and others concerned about the Information Society.

The African School on Internet Governance 2016 in images!

Have you ever thought about the massive and significant role that the internet plays in the world? And how its governance impacts and relates to the African continent? These are just some of the questions that were addressed by participants at the fourth African School on Internet Governance held in Durban, South Africa, from 11 to 15 October 2016.

Tools for movement builders: ICT Toolkit and We Rise – Just Associates

“We want movements that are effective, resilient, visible and safe.”

Just Associates facilitated two events at the AWID Forum to launch new and innovative resources contributing to creative and engaged feminist movement building based on the experiences and “living movement building stories” of women’s rights activis

The backbone of our thirsty complicities: from internet hiccups to collective synapsis at AWID 2016

Attribution TeleGeography’s Telecom ResourcesAttribution TeleGeography’s Telecom ResourcesGot internet? That was probably one of the most asked questions that underlined the whole AWID Forum this year in Bahia (Brazil).

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