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This MAG for Ginger

Hola Todos

Last year, I actually published a blog post here, and on my personal blog, which I titled "MAG: To be or not to be"? And I know folks like Ginger were sad.  Okay, so here we go again. And this time,  I have had people asking again.  So I will do the post and leave it there!


Full name: Nnenna.

Gender: Not male

Nationality: I…


Added by Nnenna Nwakanma on November 13, 2013 at 8:15pm — 1 Comment

The Weird, Ironic and Hypocritical WCIT and the new International Telecommunication Regulations

Here are a few of my own views on the « weird, ironic, and hypocritical nature of Dubai »that I would like to share

= Full post on http://nnennaorg.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-weird-ironic-and-hypocritical-wcit.html =

Added by Nnenna Nwakanma on January 22, 2013 at 3:19pm — No Comments

MAG: To be or not to be?

I am reading Ginger's "actions call" for MAG self/nominations.  And it is so spirited that I have decided to write down my "thoughts" here as a blog.  Will be my third blog of the day.. Looks like I'm in a bloggy mood.. if ever such a word exists.

In reading the scoring, I see that I actually have a "BIG FAT" chance.  Here is the way I see it:

1. I will get a 10% for being in Côte d'Ivoire, a country that has yet to be on the MAG

2. I will get another 10% for…


Added by Nnenna Nwakanma on February 16, 2012 at 11:36pm — 5 Comments

Published: Social media for citizen policy engagement in West Africa.

I think I deserve a merited Diplo vacation!  Finally, "Social media and networks: what potential is there for policy engagement by citizens in West Africa?" has been published  and is now freely available for download on http://www.diplomacy.edu/poolbin.asp?IDPool=1342


I need to say thanks to all you guys who encouraged me on the verryy lloonngg journey.. all the tutors.



Added by Nnenna Nwakanma on August 17, 2011 at 4:37pm — 4 Comments

African languages on the cyber space

Hey people!


Have you heard of the Academy of African languages? The guys over there are seriously looking into the African languages and the cyerspace.  I have me a few questions:

  1. What African languages are on the net?
  2. Who is putting African languages on the net?
  3. What are the most important languages that need to be on the net?
  4. What are your personal thoughts?

Gimme a shout!



Added by Nnenna Nwakanma on May 30, 2011 at 12:14pm — No Comments

This Diplo Community: What does it mean to you?


I will be on a panel on "Towards an Online eLearning Network Across African Universities" and I would like to speak briefly on online E-Learning networks that have contributed to the capacity of Africans in one way or the other.  This Diplo Internet Governance Community is one I would like to talk about.


So I would like to consult the Africans who have followed the IGCBP.  Here are some of the things I would like to know:

How has your online…


Added by Nnenna Nwakanma on May 4, 2011 at 12:03pm — 5 Comments

Social networks and their potential in African policy

2011 appears to be a year of extraordinary mobilizations of the African citizens.  I am asking myself to what extent the Internet is "responsible", "guilty", "instrumental" in all of it.


I am taking a look at West Africa. Can what is happening in the Arab region happen here?  What roles will Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn play?  Who will do what?


I put a survey…


Added by Nnenna Nwakanma on February 11, 2011 at 3:31pm — 9 Comments

Be careful what you are asking for. Because you will get it.

I wake up this morning and I see there is a post on my Facebook wall from the President of my country. He wanted me to say what I thought was the biggest issue of concern to me today. He proposed the following burning issues:

  1. North/South Dichotomy
  2. Corruption
  3. Power
  4. Insecurity

  5. Over dependence on oil
  6. Ethnic/Religious tensions/Indigene/Settler dichotomy
  7. Other
I hope he thought well before he came to ask. There… Continue

Added by Nnenna Nwakanma on November 24, 2010 at 11:09am — No Comments

Funeral services online

I have just logged off a very weird teleconference. It was a gathering for prayers for a friend who died at last week Friday. We all graduated from college in 96. His name is Abiodun Adeniji. His Facebook profile is here

Since graduation, I have not seen him. But some time last year I saw him on Facebook and connected. We have 117 friends in common. Basically folks that went to the same University.

The man is… Continue

Added by Nnenna Nwakanma on November 12, 2010 at 8:07pm — 2 Comments

The Internet reigns supreme in the Côte d'Ivoire elections

Jeune Afrique article:

Le long décompte des résultats de l’élection présidentielle ivoirienne a donné lieu à deux nuits palpitantes sur internet, et sur les réseaux

sociaux comme Twitter en particulier.

Full story on this link

France 24 story…


Added by Nnenna Nwakanma on November 10, 2010 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Reflecting on the West Africa Internet Governance Forum - people, places and problems.

Been meaning to sit and write but have not found the time.

I hear that the West Africa Internet Governance Forum was a success. I am in the wrong position to judge. Being organiser is not an easy thing. The only indication that I have is that people did not look for me much. They left without saying goodbye. Like the old African adage 'When the party is sweet, you forget who brought you there'. We received congratulations and some have blogged about it. Seems they were… Continue

Added by Nnenna Nwakanma on September 3, 2010 at 5:51pm — 4 Comments

WAIGF - The West Africa Internet Governance Forum - Dakar, August 23 - 25, 2010

The West Africa Internet Governance Forum - WAIGF is now moving away from being an event to being a project. The Project is run by a consortium led by the Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa - FOSSFA Other members of the consortium include AfriNic, Panos West Africa, the IISD, APC, ISOC and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) The project has received… Continue

Added by Nnenna Nwakanma on August 12, 2010 at 12:52am — No Comments



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