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:
(remote participants are invited to send their questions and comments to moderators through live chat. To send a message, click on the speech bubble icon at the control panel of the player).
Dr. Edmund Katiti, NEPAD e-Africa Programme
ONE: OVERVIEW OF IG IN AFRICA MODERATOR:
Andrew Pudephatt, Global Partners
of internet policy, governance and regulation from an African
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?
Esmat, ICANN; Duncan
Martin, UbuntuNet/TENET; Ramy Raoof, Egyptian Blog for Human
Alice Munyua, Chair: Kenya Internet Governance Steering Committee,
Chengetai Masango, IGF; Anriette Esterhuysen, APC.
TWO: THE WCIT AND THE ITR REVIEW MODERATOR:
Mawaki Chango, APC
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
Yedaly, AUC; Lillian Nalwoga, CIPESA; Barack Otieno, ISOC; Deborah
Brown, AccessNow; Jimson Olufuye. AfICTA, Soumaila
Abdoulkarim, ATU; Nnenna
and coffee/tea break
THREE: STRENGTHENING DEMOCRATIC IG IN AFRICA MODERATOR:
Jimson Olufuye. AfICTA
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.
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.
will be asked to 'vote' for their 10 most important 'improvements'
FOUR: CLOSURE AND NEXT STEPS MODERATOR: Grace Githaiga,
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.
inputs will be provided by Makane Faye, UNECA, Dr. Towela Nyirenda
Jere, NEPAD and a representative from the government of Egypt