APC welcomes the Resolution on the Right to Freedom of Expression on the Internet in Africa adopted by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights on 4 November, and is especially pleased that the resolution recognises the value of the African Declaration of Internet Rights and Freedoms.
The 2016 African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) provided a platform for discussion of issues relating to internet governance.
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...
Gbenga Sesan, executive director of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria, joined this year’s African School on Internet Governance as a member of the faculty team, and highlighted the contribution it is making to capacity building on internet governance in the region.
Chenai Chair, researcher and communications/evaluations officer at Research ICT Africa, was an AfriSIG participant and graduate of the 2015 edition. This year, however, she became a member of the faculty, and did a spectacular job as team coach, assisting Avri Doria in the practicum sessions. In this interview, she shares her insights from that new position.
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.
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.