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Second draft of ‘.Africa’ debate available for comments

After attracting more than 70 contributions, the second version of our online discussion on the ‘.Africa’ debate is now available for further comments and recommendations. 

The new draft is at http://discuss.diplomacy.edu/dotafrica. We invite all those interested in the ‘.Africa’ debate to post comments and reflections on an issue which ‘should play a significant role in bringing Africans one step closer’.

The introduction and management of  the ‘.Africa’ domain was discussed during two workshops on Internet Governance and ICT Policy (held in Addis Ababa on 6-8 April 2011, and in Pretoria on 12-14 April 2011), organised under Diplo’s Capacity Development Programme for ACP countries. 

Due to the many questions and dilemmas which the issue raised, Diplo undertook the initiative of hosting an online discussion while inviting comments from alumni, the broader Internet community, government representatives, international organisations, civil society, media and others interested in the introduction of the ‘.Africa’ domain.

The comments, reflections and recommendations received on the second draft of the ‘.Africa’ discussion will be presented during the 6th IGF in Nairobi. The September meeting will be a great opportunity to present the African experts’ and professionals’ inputs. We hope that we can include the names of even more contributors!

8 August 2011


From http://www.diplomacy.edu/ig/newsitem.asp?id=2515

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