The African School on Internet Governance: Tracer study of four rounds of AfriSIG (2013-2016)

 

Publication date: 
March 2018
Author: 
Debbie Budlender
Publisher: 
APC

The African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) is an annual five-day residential knowledge and leadership building event established by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the NEPAD Planning and Coordination Agency and from 2015 organised in partnership with the African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF). The primary objective of AfriSIG is to give Africans from multiple sectors and stakeholder groups the opportunity to gain knowledge and build the confidence that will enable them to participate effectively in internet governance (IG) processes and debates at all levels: national, regional and global.

AfriSIG has been convened annually since 2013. Each event brings together between 40 and 60 participants and faculty. For the most part, individuals participate only once as ordinary participants. However, some participants have served as faculty or resource persons at subsequent AfriSIG events, and many faculty have played this role at more than one of the annual events. This study, conducted during the first quarter of 2017, covers the first four Schools (2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016).

This research study was done for APC by Debbie Budlender, and was supported by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).

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