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AfriSIG 2018: Reflections on my experience
AfriSIG 2018: Reflections on my experience 17 October 2018 Zahra Yunusa Ya’u

When I was first accepted to join the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG), I thought that it would be a dense, academic course, with tech experts and policy makers coming together to discuss issues around internet governance. Coming from a non-tech, civil society background (my work is on curbing hate speech in Nigeria through online reporting and countering), I arrived at...

AfriSIG 2018: Overview of the Internet Society’s Collaborative Internet Governance Project Workshop experience
AfriSIG 2018: Overview of the Internet Society’s Collaborative Internet Governance Project Workshop experience 17 October 2018 Adewale Idowu Anthony

The Internet Society’s Collaborative Internet Governance Project Workshop, facilitated by Larry Strickling and Fiona Asonga of the Internet Society (ISOC), evaluates different negotiation processes by exploring multiple case studies and scenarios. The purpose of the event is to help fellows from the school of internet governance to build their capacity for effective negotiation in complex, re...

AfriSIG 2018: Reflecting on multistakeholder engagement in Africa
AfriSIG 2018: Reflecting on multistakeholder engagement in Africa 16 October 2018 Koliwe Majama

This year’s African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) was preceded by a two-day skills training workshop, facilitated by the Internet Society, aimed to equip fellows with the skills to effectively participate in multistakeholder discussions. Internet governance processes have adopted multistakeholderism as a model for effective dialogue and decision making at a national, regio...

AfriSIG 2018: How does the General Data Protection Regulation affect Africa?
AfriSIG 2018: How does the General Data Protection Regulation affect Africa? 16 October 2018 Afi Edoh (Afia Faith)

One of the ways the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) equips leading African scholars and activists from diverse sectors, backgrounds and ages to participate in local and international internet governance structures is through a hands-on practicum. This practical exercise is intended to give AfriSIG fellows the chance to participate in multistakeholder decision-making, u...

AfriSIG 2018: What happens when someone breaks your trust?
AfriSIG 2018: What happens when someone breaks your trust? 11 October 2018 Afi Edoh (Afia Faith)

Life is a series of relationships, whether business or personal, and each of these relationships must be based on trust. The aim of the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) is to give Africans from diverse sectors and stakeholder groups the opportunity to gain knowledge and confidence to participate effectively in internet governance processes and debates nationally, region...

Mentoring women in technology: Laying out the landscape
Mentoring women in technology: Laying out the landscape 09 October 2018 Nodumo Dhlamini for GenderIT.org

t will be helpful for all of us to understand the landscape in which the initiatives for mentoring women in technology exist.  During my 25-year work experience I have witnessed the value of mentoring girls and women to become confident users and implementers of information and communications technology (ICT) tools and solutions. I am passionate about the girl child and I participate in me...

Welcome to the sunrises and sunsets of Zanzibar
Welcome to the sunrises and sunsets of Zanzibar 09 October 2018 Chenai Chair

Dear AfriSIG Class of 2018, Three years ago, I caught a flight for the first time to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, excited and nervous to be joining the AfriSIG/gigX class of 2015. The Gender and Internet eXchange (gigX) was the inaugural meeting that invited those who worked on gender to chart the course of internet governance from a feminist perspective. I knew no other student in the prog...

Connecting rural South Africa: The case for community networks
Connecting rural South Africa: The case for community networks 05 October 2018 APCNews

“There is so much potential in rural South Africa, and with a little bit of capacity building, a lot of things could happen around affordable internet access,” summarised Carlos Rey-Moreno, coordinator of APC's Local Access Networks project, at the end of a productive workshop about community networks with government stakeholders at the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) in Pretoria on...

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