AfriSIG

African School on Internet Governance 2020: A unique opportunity for alumni network building and enrichment
African School on Internet Governance 2020: A unique opportunity for alumni network building and enrichment 17 November 2020 APCNews

The eighth annual AfriSIG will take the form of an online event aimed at strengthening networking among the alumni who have participated in previous editions of the School and giving them the opportunity for deeper engagement in a few key current topics in internet governance in Africa.

The African School on Internet Governance: Tracer study of seven rounds of AfriSIG (2013-2019)
The African School on Internet Governance: Tracer study of seven rounds of AfriSIG (2013-2019) 27 October 2020 Debbie Budlender

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. This study covers seven schools (2013-2019).

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Myanmar ICT for Development Organisation: Supporting human rights defenders, journalists and human rights lawyers through ICTs
Myanmar ICT for Development Organisation: Supporting human rights defenders, journalists and human rights lawyers through ICTs 13 October 2019 APCNews

Myanmar ICT for Development Organisation is an APC member organisations working on ICTs for peace. We talked to programme manager Myo Min Aung about how his recent participation in the African School on Internet Governance will impact their work, and what’s ahead.

A need for a sustainable environment discussion in the internet governance space
A need for a sustainable environment discussion in the internet governance space 09 October 2019 Morisola Moromoke

The five-day training introduced fellows to a wide range of topics and discussions in the internet governance space. Not forgetting the Practicum, which is a practical adaption of multistakeholder discussion and dialogue on a salient issue. This year, fellows worked with the report of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation titled “The Age of Digital Interdependen...

AfriSIG, the school for internet techies who want to learn policy
AfriSIG, the school for internet techies who want to learn policy 26 September 2019 APCNews

As a technical person, I found the week-long school essential to having a good understanding of the governance side of the internet, which is different from running networks or conducting research on them. Topics related to digital rights, affordable internet access, internet history in Africa, sustainability, internet-related human rights, women and minorities’ participation, etc., were all ...

Three women shaping the future of the internet in Africa
Three women shaping the future of the internet in Africa 25 September 2019 APCNews

How can accessibility in rural areas of Africa be improved? What are the challenges for women and girls in terms of internet access? How are internet shutdowns affecting African users?  These are some of the issues that Josephine Miliza, Sophie Ngassa and Amanda Manyame focus on, as African experts on internet access with a strong gender perspective.

AfriSIG: Capacity-building role-play exercise results in concrete input to UN Secretary-General on digital cooperation
AfriSIG: Capacity-building role-play exercise results in concrete input to UN Secretary-General on digital cooperation 23 September 2019

A key feature of the African School on Internet Governance is hands-on learning through a practicum exercise as part of the curriculum. This year's practicum focused on drafting a multistakeholder response to the report of the UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation.

Internet governance in 2018: From regional forums and schools, to internet universality indicators and deep looks at the information society
Internet governance in 2018: From regional forums and schools, to internet universality indicators and deep looks at the information society 19 September 2019

Internet-related and ICT policy processes protect the publicness of the internet and are accessible, democratic, transparent, accountable and inclusive. This is a compendium of the highlights from APC's Annual Report for 2018.

The wretched of the earth and internet governance: Are multistakeholderism and community networks the solution?
The wretched of the earth and internet governance: Are multistakeholderism and community networks the solution? 17 September 2019 Thomas Sithole

The AfriSIG 2019 sessions were intense and highly engaging and delivered by the faculty in innovative and interactive ways. The participants were an awesome and exciting lot. This combination makes AfriSIG one of the most sought-after opportunities on the continent in the internet governance arena.

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