AFRICAN IGF PRE-EVENT Convened by the Association for Progressive Communications and the NEPAD e-Africa Programme

Raising
African Voices in Internet Governance Debates: WCIT-12 and Revisions
to the International Telecommunications Regulations, Smart Village
Convention Center, 6th of October City, Cairo,
2
October 2012 14h00 to 18h00

For program of the event see below.

Live stream from the event:

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REGISTRATION

12:30-13:45

WELCOME:
Dr. Edmund Katiti, NEPAD e-Africa Programme

14:00–14:15


SESSION
ONE: OVERVIEW OF IG IN AFRICA MODERATOR:
Andrew Pudephatt, Global Partners


Overview
of internet policy, governance and regulation from an African
perspective.

Which decisions are made where, by whom? How are Africans
involved? Are we going in a direction that will increase
affordable access and promote human rights? How should
Africans
respond to the Human Rights Council resolution that 'human rights
apply on the internet as much as they do 'off' the internet?

PANELLISTS:
Baher
Esmat, ICANN;
Duncan
Martin, UbuntuNet/TENET; Ramy Raoof, Egyptian Blog for Human
Right
s;
Alice Munyua, Chair: Kenya Internet Governance Steering Committee,
Chengetai Masango, IGF; Anriette Esterhuysen, APC.

14:15-15:00

SESSION
TWO: THE WCIT AND THE ITR REVIEW MODERATOR:
Mawaki Chango, APC


WCIT,
and proposed revisions to the ITRs: what do they mean for African
internet governance stakeholders, how are African
members states involved and how can non-governmental stakeholders
participate?

PANELLISTS:
Moctar
Yedaly, AUC; Lillian Nalwoga, CIPESA; Barack Otieno, ISOC; Deborah
Brown, AccessNow; Jimson Olufuye. AfICTA,
Soumaila
Abdoulkarim, ATU;
Nnenna
Nwakanma, FOSSFA

15:00–16:00

Networking
and coffee/tea break

16:00-16:15

SESSION
THREE: STRENGTHENING DEMOCRATIC IG IN AFRICA MODERATOR:
Jimson Olufuye. AfICTA


What
needs to be done at regional, national and global levels to (1)
make IG in Africa more effective, inclusive and accountable, and
(2) to strengthen African influence and involvement in global IG
processes? Can Africa provide leadership in consolidating
multi-stakeholder internet governance that respects and promotes
human rights and contribute to development? What are the 10
improvements that are most important to us? Who can make them
happen? Group discussion at tables for 30 minutes followed by
reports and plenary discussion.

TABLE
FACILITATORS: Dr. Clement Dzidonou, Africa Institute of
Technology; Milton Aineruhanga, WOUGNet; Emilar Vushe, APC; Daudi
Were Ushahidi Inc; Beryl Aidi; Kenyan Human Rights Commission;
Coura Fall, GOREeTIC; Matthew Sears, CDT; Dr. Mawaki Chango, APC.

16:15–17:15

PRIORITISATION Participants
will be asked to 'vote' for their 10 most important 'improvements'

17:15-17:35

SESSION
FOUR: CLOSURE AND NEXT STEPS MODERATOR: Grace Githaiga,
KictaNet

Presentation
of the outcome of the prioritisation exercise, identification of
volunteers to help draft the outcome into a 'statement' which will
then be finalised in consultation with participants during the
next few days. Participants will be asked to make closing remarks
from the floor.

17:35–18:00

Short
inputs will be provided by Makane Faye, UNECA, Dr. Towela Nyirenda
Jere, NEPAD and a representative from the government of Egypt