Internet governance

APC at the 2016 IGF: Event coverage
APC at the 2016 IGF: Event coverage 01 December 2016 APC

Follow APC at the 2016 IGF online The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a multistakeholder policy dialogue space convened by the United Nations Secretary General in 2006 to “foster the sustainability, robustness, security, stability and development of the internet.” At APC, we have been involved in the IGF since its inception, using it as a time for our community to come together, share experiences, challenges and successes, and work together to build internet governa...

APC at the 2016 IGF: A schedule of events in which APC is participating
APC at the 2016 IGF: A schedule of events in which APC is participating 01 December 2016

PRE-EVENTS – 5 December 2016 Edison Lanza regional consultation on internet rights 9:00-15:00 | WS Rooms 7 and 10 UNESCO – Safety of journalists 16:00-18:00 | WS Room 1 APC as speaker More here Best Practice Forum: Cybersecurity 16:30-18:00 | WS Room 6 APC involved in organising More here DAY 1 – 6 December 2016 Dynamic Coalition on Gender and Internet Governance 10:15-11:45 | WS Room 6 APC as facilitator More here WS14: Asia and the Next Billion: Challenges in Digital Inclusion 12:00-1...

Disco-tech Guadalajara: Join us in this pre-IGF event on community networks
Disco-tech Guadalajara: Join us in this pre-IGF event on community networks 29 November 2016 APC

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) kicks off on Tuesday 6 December in Guadalajara, Mexico. On the evening of Monday 5 December, from 20:00 to 22:00, APC, IFEX and ISOC will host the event Disco-tech Guadalajara, under the theme “Community Networks: Civil society’s efforts to improve connectivity in local communities”. What will we do? Internet infrastructure built by rural communities, l...

Internet governance schools: Building engagement with the IGF
Internet governance schools: Building engagement with the IGF 08 November 2016 Joash Ntenga Moitui

The 2016 African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) provided a platform for discussion of issues relating to internet governance. The beauty of the school is pegged on the diverse nature of the participants drawn from different countries and from fields that include civil society, academia, the technical community and the government. With mottled experience drawn from different contexts co...

African School on Internet Governance 2016: A multidimensional, mind-stretching and enriching experience
African School on Internet Governance 2016: A multidimensional, mind-stretching and enriching experience 31 October 2016 Olga Tsafack-Koloko

The fourth edition of the African School on Internet Governance (#AfriSIG2016), co-organised by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), took place from 11 to 15 October 2016 in Durban, South Africa. This year’s AfriSIG produced a total of 44 graduates, all of whom were very engaged in one way or another. At the beginning...

Bob Ochieng praises diversity of African School on Internet Governance
Bob Ochieng praises diversity of African School on Internet Governance 28 October 2016 Olga Tsafack-Koloko for APCNews

APCNews spoke with Bob Ochieng, ICANN stakeholder engagement manager for Africa and a faculty member for the 2016 African School on Internet Governance, to gather his impressions on the experience. Ochieng had high praise for the diversity represented by this year’s AfriSIG class, as well as a few pointers for future editions of the School. Bob Ochieng APCNews: What is your general impression...

"AfriSIG has been improving every year": Interview with Dr Mawaki Chango
"AfriSIG has been improving every year": Interview with Dr Mawaki Chango 28 October 2016 Olga Tsafack-Koloko for APCNews

Dr Mawaki Chango is the Founder & Managing Director of DigiLexis Consulting. Being a recurrrent member of faculty of the AfriSIG, we thought it wise to collect his impressions about the AfriSIG 2016, in comparison with the previous edition. APCNews: What is your general impression about the school? Mawaki Chango: My general impression is that it has been improving and this year the diverse ...

Avri Doria shares her insights on the 2016 African School of Internet Governance
Avri Doria shares her insights on the 2016 African School of Internet Governance 28 October 2016 Olga Tsafack-Koloko for APCNews

This year’s African School on Internet Governance included a practicum exercise coordinated by Avri Doria, a highly respected member of both the internet technical community and the global internet governance community, as well as an APC member and volunteer. APCNews spoke with Avri to gather her insights on this year’s edition and on AfriSIG in general. APCNews: What is your general impres...

“I find the voice of Africa to be quiet on issues of internet governance”: An interview with Pria Chetty
“I find the voice of Africa to be quiet on issues of internet governance”: An interview with Pria Chetty 28 October 2016 Yolanda Mlonzi for APCNews

At the recently concluded 2016 edition of the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG), APCNews spoke with Pria Chetty, the regional director of EndCode, who formed part of this year’s faculty team. Pria has been involved with AfriSIG since its inception, so catching up with her was exciting. With the renewal of the global Internet Governance Forum (IGF) for another 10 years, it is imp...

The human rights paradigm in internet governance: An interview with David Souter
The human rights paradigm in internet governance: An interview with David Souter 28 October 2016 Yolanda Mlonzi for APCNews

David Souter is a longstanding associate of APC, and has worked for more than 20 years on the relationship between information and communications technologies (ICTs) and public policy, particularly in the areas of development, the environment, governance (including internet governance) and rights. He joined this year’s edition of the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) as a facult...

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