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The African Network Information Centre (AFRINIC) is the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for Africa. It is responsible for the distribution and management of internet number resources - IP address space (IPv4 and IPv6) and Autonomous System Numbers (ASNs) - in its service region, which includes Africa and the Indian Ocean region. AFRINIC’s mission is to provide professional and efficient distribution of internet number resources to the African internet community, to support internet technology usage and development across the continent, and to strengthen internet self-governance in Africa through a bottom-up, multistakeholder Policy Development Process (PDP). In 2016, AFRINIC was one of the supporters of APC's African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) and also contributed with funds towards APC's participation in the Internet Governance Forum in Mexico.
AfriSIG, an initiative co-organised by APC and NEPAD, is a multistakeholder training initiative that aims to give Africans from diverse sectors and stakeholder groups the opportunity to gain knowledge and confidence to participate effectively in internet governance processes and debates.