Internet governance

Internet governance schools: Building engagement with the IGF
Internet governance schools: Building engagement with the IGF 08 November 2016 Joash Ntenga Moitui

The 2016 African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) provided a platform for discussion of issues relating to internet governance.    

African School on Internet Governance 2016: A multidimensional, mind-stretching and enriching experience
African School on Internet Governance 2016: A multidimensional, mind-stretching and enriching experience 31 October 2016 Olga Tsafack-Koloko

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 of the school, while some participants had extensive knowledge on internet governance and were read...

"AfriSIG has been improving every year": Interview with Dr Mawaki Chango
"AfriSIG has been improving every year": Interview with Dr Mawaki Chango 28 October 2016 Olga Tsafack-Koloko for APCNews

Dr Mawaki Chango is the Founder & Managing Director of DigiLexis Consulting.

Avri Doria shares her insights on the 2016 African School of Internet Governance
Avri Doria shares her insights on the 2016 African School of Internet Governance 28 October 2016 Olga Tsafack-Koloko for APCNews

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.

Bob Ochieng praises diversity of African School on Internet Governance
Bob Ochieng praises diversity of African School on Internet Governance 28 October 2016 Olga Tsafack-Koloko for APCNews

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.

“I find the voice of Africa to be quiet on issues of internet governance”: An interview with Pria Chetty
“I find the voice of Africa to be quiet on issues of internet governance”: An interview with Pria Chetty 28 October 2016 Yolanda Mlonzi for APCNews

At the recently concluded 2016 edition of the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG), APCNews spoke with Pria Chetty, the regional director of EndCode, who formed part of this year’s faculty team.

The human rights paradigm in internet governance: An interview with David Souter
The human rights paradigm in internet governance: An interview with David Souter 28 October 2016 Yolanda Mlonzi for APCNews

David Souter is a longstanding associate of APC, and has worked for more than 20 years on the relationship between information and communications technologies (ICTs) and public policy, particularly in the areas of development, the environment, governance (including internet governance) and rights.    

“More evidence-based research is needed on internet rights in the region”: APC at the Internet Governance in the Middle East and North Africa Summit
“More evidence-based research is needed on internet rights in the region”: APC at the Internet Governance in the Middle East and North Africa Summit 27 October 2016 Rafik Dammak

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African governments should harness the internet to engage with citizens
African governments should harness the internet to engage with citizens 24 October 2016 Prudence Nyamishana

There is a drive to connect one billion persons worldwide by 2020. As more Africans get online, governments have the responsibility to protect the rights and freedoms of their citizens. Yet what we see currently are increased cases of crackdown on dissenting voices.    

The African School on Internet Governance 2016 in images!
The African School on Internet Governance 2016 in images! 19 October 2016 APCNews

Have you ever thought about the massive and significant role that the internet plays in the world? And how its governance impacts and relates to the African continent? These are just some of the questions that were addressed by participants at the fourth African School on Internet Governance held in Durban, South Africa, from 11 to 15 October 2016.