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Dear AfriSIG Class of 2018,

Three years ago, I caught a flight for the first time to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, excited and nervous to be joining the AfriSIG/gigX class of 2015. The Gender and Internet eXchange (gigX) was the inaugural meeting that invited those who worked on gender to chart the course of internet governance from a feminist perspective.

I knew no other student in the programme, but at the end of it I walked out with friends, mentors and a recurring appearance three years later supporting the future leaders of internet governance in Africa and learning from them. Consider this my take away from the last three years that I hope you will keep at the back of your mind as you get ready for this year’s AfriSIG.

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