The African School on Internet Governance: Tracer study of seven rounds of AfriSIG (2013-2019)
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The African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) is an annual five-day residential knowledge and leadership building event organised by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) 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 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 including fellows (the core “learners”), resource persons and faculty. Many of the annually selected fellows who participate in the annual School later serve 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 March 2020, covers seven schools (2013-2019).
This research study was done by Debbie Budlender with financial support from AfriSIG supporters