Internet Governance Forum
The multistakeholder model affords the AfIGF an opportunity to engage a variety of topics and issues that affect and impact citizens, governments, the private sector and end-users of the internet at their various levels. It is not just a talk shop, it is an opportunity to listen and to be heard, and to continue the discussion within the various stakeholder groups, nationally, regionally and globally.
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 African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) aims to develop the leadership skills of Africans from diverse sectors and backgrounds to enable them to effectively participate in local, regional and international internet governance structures.
Over recent years, APC has worked to increase the capacity of civil society actors, particularly from the global South, to contribute to and influence internet governance processes. This overview looks at the APC community’s contributions to more effective and inclusive governance in 2018.
In 2018, the BPF on Gender and Access analysed the potential of supplementary models of connectivity to bridge the gender digital divide. It concluded that these initiatives could be instrumental in helping to overcome the barriers to access faced by women and non-binary people.
During the 2018 IGF in Paris, the contribution of emerging technologies towards the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was highlighted.
There was a great deal of expectation around this Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2018 workshop, because algorithms and the right to explanation is a hot topic with numerous concerns but not many answers.