AfriSIG2018

AfriSIG 2018: My experience and takeaways
AfriSIG 2018: My experience and takeaways 05 November 2018 Adewale Idowu Anthony

The sixth African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG), organised by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the African Union Commission (AUC), was attended by 35 fellows and 26 faculty members from different countries who came together for five days to brainstorm, teach, learn, network, dialogue and exchange ideas about issues related to internet governance on a global, regional and local level.

AfriSIG 2018: Sharing knowledge and building capacity
AfriSIG 2018: Sharing knowledge and building capacity 29 October 2018 Harira Adbulrahman Wakili

My interest in internet governance issues was sparked when I coordinated a project on internet access for women in northern Nigeria in 2016 with the ultimate goal of bridging gender digital exclusion and promoting greater access to the use and benefits of internet to women.

Gender, culture and internet governance: A “cat among the pigeons” moment at AfriSIG 2018
Gender, culture and internet governance: A “cat among the pigeons” moment at AfriSIG 2018 23 October 2018 Sheena Gimase Magenya

No matter how many times I sit in a space that is reflecting on, learning from or critiquing issues around gender, I am always both pleased and flummoxed by the range of perspectives in the room, with some people gasping at the idea that gender is and always has been a spectrum and other people strongly affirming the importance of LGBTIQA  inclusion in all spaces including, in this case, o...

Taking forward the lessons from AfriSIG
Taking forward the lessons from AfriSIG 23 October 2018 Rebecca Ryakitimbo

I have wanted to attend the African School on  Internet Governance (AfriSIG) ever since I participated in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) as an ISOCYouth@IGF fellow last year. It was through this formative experience that I first developed a passion for internet governance.

AfriSIG 2018: How can multistakeholder processes be improved? Interview with James Mutandwa Madya
AfriSIG 2018: How can multistakeholder processes be improved? Interview with James Mutandwa Madya 18 October 2018 James Mutandwa Madya for APCNews

Following the collaborative governance workshop at AfriSIG 2018, fell James Mutandwa Madya reflects on how multistakeholder processes can be improved.

AfriSIG 2018: Interview with Noha Ashraf Abdel Baky on multistakeholder decision making
AfriSIG 2018: Interview with Noha Ashraf Abdel Baky on multistakeholder decision making 18 October 2018 Noha Ashraf Abdel Baky for APCNews

AfriSIG fellow Noha Ashraf Abdel Baky reflects on the importance of including youth and grassroots organizations in multistakeholder decision making after the School's collaborative governance workshop.

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.

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...

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