ICANN

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with participants from all over the world dedicated to keeping the internet secure, stable and interoperable. It promotes competition and develops policy on the internet's unique identifiers. Through its coordination role of the internet's naming system, it has an important impact on the expansion and evolution of the internet. In 2015, ICANN supported APC for the production of the publication “The Working Group on Internet Governance: 10th Anniversary Reflections” In 2013 the ICANN NonCommercial Users Constituency (NCUC) supported the African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG). In 2016, ICANN supported APC with an African IGF Sponsorship and provided support for the 2016 AfriSIG.

African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG)
African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG) 22 March 2017

The African School on Internet Governance (AfriSIG), an initiative co-organised by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (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 (IG) processes and debates nationally, regionally and globally. It contributes towards i...

The Working Group on Internet Governance - 10th Anniversary Reflections
The Working Group on Internet Governance - 10th Anniversary Reflections 30 November 2015 Various authors. William J. Drake (editor)

2015 marks the 10th anniversary of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). The UN General Assembly reviewed the progress made over the past decade and negotiated a text that addresses a number of global Internet governance issues. 2015 is also the 10th anniversary of a multistakeholder experiment that helped bring the WSIS to a successful conclusion: the Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG). Convened in 2004, the WGIG assembled 40 representatives of governments and stakeho...

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